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11.2018
Blog / Features / Makeup

Born To Do This: JCI MUA Graduate Gracen Marie Smith Takes IMATS Atlanta

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Gracen Marie Smith knew she wanted a career in the makeup industry at the age of eleven. Inspired by John Casablancas Institute Makeup Artistry graduates Samantha Ravandahl and Leigh Dickson, Gracen wanted to perfect her makeup skills to become just as skilled of a makeup artist as these two Instagram influencers. And so she packed her bags and moved to Vancouver in October 2017. The blooming film industry was just one of the reasons Gracen decided to move, the other reason was due to the environmental aspects. She fel...

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Davneet Dhillon,
14
11.2018
Blog / Features / Makeup

Born To Do This: Cassidy Alana Blackall-Krantz, JCI Makeup Artistry Graduate Working in the Film Industry

It's early morning on set of a new film and Cassidy Alana Blackall-Krantz thinks to herself, "This can't be real," as she fishes through her makeup kit to find that perfect contouring brush. To think that she could've been stuck in an office with loads of paperwork had she gone to Law school as originally planned. Now she is living her dream as a makeup artist and happier than ever. Born and raised in Maple Ridge, B.C., Cassidy has always stayed close to Vancouver. Her love for horror movies and special effects inspired her to get into the makeup i...

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Davneet Dhillon,
29
10.2018
Blog / Makeup

Halloween Makeup Tutorials

If you're not interested in spending money on a costume that you're only going to wear once this Halloween, then we've got you covered with our favourite spooky and glam makeup looks that you can create from home. Who needs a costume when you've got loads of makeup and bedazzled bling that you can purchase from the Dollar Store? We've created a few Halloween tutorials done by JCI Makeup Artistry graduates and instructors that are quick and easy to follow along with. The majority of these products should already be in your makeup kit. So what are you wa...

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Davneet Dhillon,
24
10.2018
Blog / Events / Makeup

BORN TO DO THIS: Janica Sandy, JCI MUA Student & IMATS Winner

Born and raised in Guyana, the only English speaking country in South America, Janica Tamika Sandy moved to Vancouver on January 3rd, 2018 to start the Makeup Artistry Program at John Casablancas Institute on January 4th. Janica competed at the 2018 Vancouver IMATS this past weekend, the largest makeup trade-show. She was nominated to compete in the Battle of the Brushes: Beauty/Fantasy makeup category and placed third! Congratulations, Janica! MEET JANICA SANDY:  "Moving to Vancouver has been an amazing experience so far. I possess a passion...

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Davneet Dhillon,
11
10.2018
Blog / Makeup

Halloween 2018 Inspiration

Have you decided on what you're dressing up as this Halloween? Whether you decide to stick to something original like cat woman or a sugar skull, or if you're daring to try something horrifying that will scare all the kids in your neighborhood, here are a few creative Halloween looks that our graduates and students have created this year. Sugar Skulls and Creepy Skulls What's Halloween without skulls? Sugar skull and creepy skeleton makeup is the ultimate go-to and original creative makeup look that we constantly see during this month. And let's face it...

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Beautiful and creative photoshoot with makeup done by #JCI graduate @paragonmakeup ✨ Check out those silver foils 🙌🏼 ——————————————————————————
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JCI Makeup Artistry graduate Gracen Marie Smith (@retrowitchery) competed at the 2018 IMATS Atlanta Battle of the Brushes competition in the Beauty/Fantasy category this past weekend. 🎭 We are so proud of Gracen! Swipe right to see the white light forest witch character Gracen created. 🧝🏻‍♀️ “I couldn’t have done it without JCI’s support. I have JCI to thank for making this dream possible.” - Gracen Smith 💫
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Editorial Photoshoot 🌺 with makeup done by #JCI graduate Michael Fels (@michaelfelsmakeup) 🎀 Published in @ellementsmagazine 🌟
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You can’t sit with us 🌹 Photoshoot published in @hautepunchmag styled by #JCI Fashion Business & Creative Arts graduate Jason Pillay (@jasonpillay) 🍒 ————————————————
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