Freelance Makeup Artistry

Freelance Makeup Artistry – Part Time Makeup Courses


Flex your Makeup Future

Make Makeup your life and Freelance your lifestyle with our part-time Freelance Makeup Artistry Program. Gain the tools and techniques to build a flexible creative career on your own terms. Train with award-winning industry experts at a globally renowned college. Join the ranks of our prestigious alumni who are shaping the Makeup world.

Within our walls you’ll find a caring community that values creativity and nurtures confidence. You’ll meet industry insiders and expert professionals who will guide you, mentor you, and set you up for success. Whether your focus will be fashion, beauty or bridal, our part-time program can lead to unlimited possibilities in the local, national and international industry.

This is how makeup futures are born. This is where passions become careers. If you’re serious about stepping into the Makeup business, our Freelance Makeup Courses will open the door.

Program Overview

Our part-time Freelance Makeup Program has a proven history of turning students into full-time Pro Makeup Artists. Under the mentorship of our award-winning faculty you will develop extensive makeup knowledge and technical ability, alongside the outstanding communication and self-marketing skills needed for a successful career.

At the helm of our Program is Emmy-Award Winning visionary Todd McIntosh, Makeup Director and creator of our innovative curriculum. He leads an incredible team of instructors who bring their industry knowledge directly into our classrooms. Their work has appeared in major publications and on runways around the world. It’s their insider expertise that provides an unparalleled education for every aspect of the Fashion and Bridal Makeup industries.

Moving beyond theory, you’ll gain countless hours of practical experience. We’ll immerse you in real-life makeup environments, from behind-the-scenes retail and fashion shows to live demos and advanced training with international experts. You’ll take part in a series of professional photo shoots, capturing your work in an industry-standard Portfolio.

Watch as your classroom extends beyond the walls, and your education encompasses the wider makeup community. Attend guest lectures and masterclasses with Academy Award winners and Celebrity Makeup Artists. Rub shoulders with the Makeup elite and form a network of professional relationships. Benefit from the lifetime support of our dedicated Careers Department and seize industry opportunities – all before you graduate.

Any successful makeup artist knows that professionalism and communication are just as important as your technical and artistic abilities. That’s why we dedicate so much time to helping you develop confidence, maximise your professional potential and hone your communication skills. We do more than teach you how to perform great makeup. We prepare you to become an industry professional.

Program Structure and Hours

The Freelance Makeup Diploma Program is a Part-time program.

Level 1 Makeup Fundamentals
Level 2 Bridal Makeup
Level 3 Hair for Bridal and Fashion
Level 4 Makeup for Fashion
Level 5 Airbrushing for Photo Shoots
Level 6 Self Marketing and Promotion
Level 7 Self Marketing and Social Media

Level 1: Makeup Fundamentals

All makeup artists begin with a good foundation. In this introductory level you will develop a solid base of skills and knowledge, to build upon throughout the program. Face shape, eyes, lips and brows take centre stage as you learn the essentials of makeup application and explore colour, texture and light. Learn to care for the skin and work with different skin types, tones, ages and ethnic groups. Develop techniques for blending, contouring, shading and highlighting through practical applications in daytime and evening makeup, and classic, natural, glamour and dramatic styles. Learn industry standards for cleaning and hygiene and develop hands-on product knowledge with industry pros at CurliQue, our Beauty Boutique.

Level 2: Bridal Makeup

Learn to create flawless bridal makeup and elevate bridal bliss to the next level. In this module we will focus on wedding makeup, exploring both the business and creative sides of this lucrative industry. Our expert instructors will train you in bridal makeup consultation to identify the scope, budget and schedule of the project, and teach you how to negotiate a wedding makeup contract. You will create and apply traditional, contemporary, ethnic and avant-garde bridal makeup styles, and learn the secrets of flawless, sheer and natural bridal makeup. We’ll coach you in working with different skin types and styles, and show you how to incorporate bridal gowns and accessories into your makeup designs. Learn to work with a hairdresser and photographer as you experience a professional bridal photo shoot and begin compiling your portfolio images.

Level 3: Hair for Bridal and Fashion

With fundamental hairstyling skills you can create a total look from head to toe, and offer a complete professional package. Guided by an industry expert, you’ll develop styling techniques including roller setting, blowdrying, backcombing and finishing. Learn how to create updos including scrunching, teasing, braiding and easy buns, as well as a range of vintage looks and contemporary styles. Begin to integrate hairstyling trends and current fashion looks into your designs as you expand your repertoire. Once you’ve mastered these hairstyling essentials, you’ll be able to and market yourself as a professional makeup artist for the fashion industry.

Level 4: Makeup for Fashion

Fashion Makeup Artists create trends and change the face of the fashion world. In this exploration of historical, contemporary and futuristic fashion makeup we will analyze the trend cycle, examine current makeup fashions and trends, and identify makeup eras of the 20th century. You will create face charts and perform practical applications for runway and fashion show looks, model tests and actor headshots. Explore the contrasts between black and white; street and alternative; real and camouflage. Learn how makeup corresponds with fashion and the “total look,” and how lighting impacts makeup in both colour and black and white photography.

Our expert instructors will coach you in developing your makeup application skills with a focus on fashion photography. Working with a creative team – hairstylist, fashion stylist, photographer and model – you will collaborate on an artistic vision, designing a makeup look to work with a stylist, photographer or designer’s “big picture”. Learn the role of a Makeup Artist in the context of runway and print environments, and develop etiquette for working with a production team, client, agency or art director. Experience a professional fashion photo shoot as your portfolio and skills continue to grow.

Level 5: Airbrushing for Photoshoots

In this level the body becomes a canvas for the realization of your creativity and imagination. Learn the safety and mechanical considerations of airbrushing and how to efficiently clean, assemble and load an airbrush. Design character charts for airbrushing; experiment with patterns and textures; and learn to use masks, shields, templates and friskets. Apply beauty, glamour, fashion and fantasy makeup with an airbrush, and learn how to cover tattoos and skin discolourations. As your techniques are refined, you will perform airbrush applications on hair, learn to apply body makeup, and create airbrush tattoos. Applying what you have learned, you will design and perform an airbrush makeup application on the face, body and hair for a photo shoot.

Level 6: Self Marketing And Promotion

In this career-coaching intensive we’ll help you create a personal marketing strategy and polish your professional style. We will take an inventory of your skills and explore the limitless possibilities available within the makeup industry. Learn how to build professional and client relationships, and identify and communicate with prospective employers. We’ll show you how to perform a job search, write a standout cover letter, produce an industry résumé and conduct a winning interview. Develop the effective communication skills and confidence to network and speak publicly. It’s like bootcamp for your professional image.

Level 7: Self Marketing And Social Media

Technique meets technology as you develop the digital tools to make your marketing plan come to life. Optimize your photo shoot images by manipulating, formatting and retouching with Photoshop, and learn how to synthesize your work with other digital content. Design a business card and a produce a multimedia presentation. We’ll give you a portfolio masterclass so you can design and compile a professional portfolio that showcases your unique artistic and entrepreneurial talents. These contemporary marketing tools will create impact and results as you begin your career as a professional Freelance Makeup Artist.

PLEASE NOTE:

The order of the Freelance Makeup program modules that each student receives may vary due to instructor scheduling needs. Each student receives the exact same modules and total amount of training but the order of some modules may vary for certain groups.

The college reserves the right to change course offerings, course content, kit contents, facilities, faculty, tuition fees, and course schedules without notice.

A selection of Blanche Macdonald Makeup Artistry graduates and their career placements in Cosmetic Retailing.

Aaron Johnston, MAC PRO ROBSON, MAC Full Time, Vancouver BC
Abby Hsieh, LANCÔME CORPORATE, Lancôme Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Abby Johnson, SEPHORA, Colour Consultant, Ottawa ON
Adele Devuyst, HOLT RENFREW, YSL Beauté Full Time, Vancouver BC
Adrian Hedger, THE BAY – METROTOWN, MAC Cosmetics, Burnaby BC
Adrianne Hart, THE BAY, MAC Full Time, Richmond BC
Alana Kirkland, THE BAY, Origins Full Time, Vancouver BC
Alex Triggs, DIOR, Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Alice Cheng, ESTEE LAUDER – YVR Duty Free, Counter Manager, Vancouver BC
Alicia Spanier, HOLT RENFREW, Aqua di Parma & Deborah Lippman, Vancouver BC
Alice Tran, THE BAY – OAKRIDGE, MAC, Vancouver, BC
Alison Sharp, MAC, MAC Full Time, Toronto ON
Aliyah Khalil, THE BAY, Estée Lauder Full Time, Metrotown
Adrienne Swift, THE BAY, Estée Lauder Counter Manager, Victoria BC
Alyssa Kalynuk, LANCÔME CORPORATE, Lancôme Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Amanda Mutti, SEPHORA, Beauty Advisor, Edmonton AB
Amanda Palay, LANCÔME CORPORATE, Lancôme Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Amanda Vieira, SEPHORA – PACIFIC CENTRE, Beauty Advisor, Vancouver BC
Amber Butterworth, SEPHORA – METROTOWN, Beauty Advisor, Burnaby BC
Amelia Stanowich, CLINIQUE – PARK ROYAL, Vancouver BC
Amy Cao, THE BAY, Lancôme Full Time, Vancouver BC
Andrea Campbell, MAC – MAYFAIR SHOPPING CENTRE, MAC Part Time, Victoria BC
Angela Pelli, SEPHORA – Robson, P/T Beauty Advisor, Vancouver BC
Angela Ho, THE BAY, Chanel Full Time, Metrotown, Burnaby BC
Anna Watanabe, SHISEIDO, Vancouver BC
April Kong, HOLT RENFREW – Shu Uemura, Beauty Advisor, Vancouver BC
April Pangilinan, THE BAY Metrotown – MAC, Burnaby BC
Ariana Roberts, GIVENCHY Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Arielle Logan, THE BAY OAKRIDGE, MAC Cosmetics, Vancouver BC
Arielle Reynolds, NAPOLEON PERDIS, Assistant Manager, Australia
Arizona Downey, SEPHORA – PACIFIC CENTRE, Beauty Advisor, Vancouver BC
Betty Yang, SHISEIDO / NARS CORPORATE DEMO TEAM, Demonstrator, Lower Mainland BC
Bonnie Chan, STILA, Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Bonnie Chan, THE BAY – DOWNTOWN, Anna Sui Beauty Advisor, Vancouver BC
Brandy Kirkham, MAC PRO ROBSON, MAC Full Time, Vancouver BC
Brea Garrett, STILA, Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Bree Meckling, SKOAH Yaletown, Vancouver BC
Brenda Chicas, MAC, Full Time, Winnipeg, MB
Brian Prychyn, SEPHORA – PACIFIC CENTRE, Colour Manager, Vancouver BC
Britni Schock, SEPHORA – METROTOWN, Beauty Advisor, Burnaby BC
Brittany Bennett, SEPHORA – WEST EDMONTON MALL, Beauty Advisor, Edmonton BC
Brittany Churchill, SHISEIDO, Vancouver, BC
Brittany Lein, THE BAY, MAC Full Time, Coquitlam BC
Brittany Pazluk, MAC, Sales Associate, Richmond BC
Bronwen Peach, NOIR LASH LOUNGE, Full Time, Vancouver BC
Brookley Atkinson, THE BAY – ELIZABETH ARDEN, Counter Manager, Full Time, Edmonton AB
Caleb Wessels, SEPHORA – SMASHBOX Demo Team, Vancouver, BC
Catherine Orayani, THE BAY, Fragrances Full Time, Coquitlam BC
Carla Eng, KIEHL’S FREESTANDING, Robson Store Manager, Vancouver BC
Carly Nebbs, SEPHORA, Beauty Advisor, Winnipeg MB
Carol Tu, BOBBI BROWN, YVR Aldeasa Duty Free, Vancouver BC
Carolina Castro, MAKEUP ARTIST, Casbah Spa, White Rock BC
Carrie Helgason, THE BAY, Origins Full Time, Coquitlam BC
Carrie Lobell, HOLT RENFREW, Nars Counter Manager, Vancouver BC
Cassandra McDonald, THE BAY, MAC Full Time, West Edmonton Mall
Catherine Smith, DIOR CORPORATE, Dior Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Caty Williams, MAC, MAC Full Time, Saskatoon SK
Cecilia Lau, THE BAY, Nars, Beauty Advisor, Richmond BC
Celia Chu, LANCÔME CORPORATE, Account Executive, Vancouver BC
Cerise Lau, THE BAY – OAKRIDGE, Nars Full Time, Vancouver BC
Chanelle Leblanc, L’OREAL – Clarisonic, Demo Consultant, Vancouver BC
Chanel Routhier, SHISEIDO, Vancouver BC
Charlene Agnew, DIOR, Vancouver BC
Chelsa Stokolas, THE BAY, MAC Full Time, Vancouver BC
Chalinee Clancy, LANCÔME CORPORATE, Lancôme Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Cheryl Froese, SEPHORA – PACIFIC CENTRE, Beauty Advisor, Vancouver BC
Chloe Wan, THE BAY, Clinique Full Time, Vancouver BC
Chi Chi Jiang, LANCÔME CORPORATE, Lancôme Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Christina Boucher, THE BAY – ANNA SUI, Beauty Advisor, Vancouver BC
Christina Ilicic, THE BAY, Lancôme Full Time, West Vancouver BC
Christina Soo, SHISEIDO / NARS CORPORATE DEMO TEAM, Demonstrator
Christina Tsai, THE BAY – METROTOWN, Fragrances, Burnaby BC
Christine Mah, L’OREAL DESIGNER FRAGRANCES/BIOTHERM, Account Executive, Vancouver BC
Christine Nixon, THE BAY, Lancôme Full Time, Victoria BC
Christopher Novak, HOLT RENFREW, Sales Manager Cosmetics, Vancouver BC
Cindy Yee, THE BAY, Lancome Full Time, Metrotown
Coco Chai, HOLT RENFREW, YSL/NARS/Chanticaille Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Courtney Sidor, THE BAY, Shiseido Counter Manager, Kelowna BC
Cristine Adiletta, NOIR LASH LOUNGE, Full Time, Vancouver BC
Crystal McLeod, SEPHORA, Coquitlam BC
Crystal Yuen, ELIZABETH ARDEN, The Bay – Oakridge, Vancouver BC
Daljit Kaur, MAC, Richmond BC
Dani Cody, HENNESSEY SPA, Full Time, Vancouver BC
Danielle Gagnon, ORIGIN, Beauty Advisor, Vancouver BC
Danielle Sallinin, THE BAY, Lancôme Full Time, Abottsford BC
Dannica Lamoureux, SEPHORA – WEST EDMONTON MALL, Beauty Advisor, Edmonton BC
Darcy Madriaga, MAC PRO ROBSON, MAC Full Time, Vancouver BC
David Penrice, MAC – FREESTANDING, Manager, Los Angeles US
Deanne Lenarduzzi, LANCÔME CORPORATE, Western Regional Sales Manager, Vancouver BC
Deb Svarc, KORRES NATURAL PRODUCT, North American Marketing Manager, Vancouver BC
Debbie Chen, THE BAY, MAC Manager Full Time, Richmond BC
Debbie Will, THE BAY – DT, Elizabeth Arden, Full Time, Vancouver BC
Deserae Orlando, ESTEE LAUDER, Beauty Advisor, The Bay, Saskatoon SK
Devan Newman, LANCÔME CORPORATE, Lancôme Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Diana Bailey, THE BAY, Clinique Full Time, Vancouver BC
Diana Mejia, THE BAY, MAC Full Time, Richmond BC
Dianne Lector Estepa, SEPHORA Colour Consultant – Park Royal, Vancouver BC
Dina Manga, THE BAY, Estée Lauder, Coquitlam BC
Dorothy Chee, THE BAY, Nars Full Time, Richmond BC
Doug Richardson, THE BAY, Clarins Full Time, Vancouver BC
Eileen Wang, THE BAY, Dior Full Time, Vancouver BC
Elaine Lee, THE BAY, Shiseido Full Time, Coquitlam BC
Elena Ballam, BOBBI BROWN, Full Time, Debenhams UK
Elle Campbell, THE BAY, NARS Full Time, Burnaby BC
Elodi Kerluke, HOLT RENFREW, Bobbi Brown, Vancouver BC
Emily Benson, HOLT RENFREW, Laura Mercier Full Time, Calgary AB
Emily Pedlow, HOLT RENFREW, Bobbie Brown Full Time, Vancouver BC
Emily Penner, LAURA MERCIER, Demo Team, Winnipeg MB
Emily Wang, THE BAY, Chanel Full Time, West Vancouver BC
Eri Opel, THE BAY, Shiseido, Vancouver BC
Erica Ma, HOLT RENFREW, Laura Mercier Counter Manager, Vancouver BC
Erin Sebo, THE BAY – Guerlain, Beauty Advisor, Full Time, Edmonton AB
Ester Lacuna, CLARINS, Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Fanny Yang, THE BAY, Clarins, Full Time, Coquitlam BC
Fanny Zhang, SEARS, Full Time, Richmond BC
Faiza Hafeez, ELIZABETH ARDEN, Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Gabriella Manjarrez, Bare Escentuals, MUA, Vancouver BC
Ginette Yee, THE BAY – MAC Cosmetics, Assistent Manager, Regina SK
Grace Sham, THE BAY, MAC Full Time, West Vancouver BC
Haejin Chang, BENEFIT, Regional Representative, Edmonton AB
Hailey Lovas, FACES, Beauty Advisor, Full Time,  Kelowna BC
Harriet Whitecross, LANCÔME CORPORATE, Lancôme Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Hayley Kost, MAC – METROTOWN, Burnaby BC
Hayley Maitland, SEPHORA, Richmond BC
Heather Huntingford, KISS AND MAKEUP, Owner, Vancouver BC
Heather Nightingale, MAKE UP FOR EVER, Western Regional Exec, Vancouver BC
Heather Rae, MAC, Full Time, Toronto ON
Heather Touchie, THE BAY, Lancôme Full Time, West Vancouver BC
Heidi Chan, DIOR CORPORATE, Dior Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Hilary Freda, CHANEL, Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Holly Carpenter, SHISEIDO, Regional Trainer, Vancouver BC
Holly Mckillican, THIERRY MUGLER, Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Holly Von Meyenfeldt, DIOR Corporate, Dior Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Hye Soo Sohn, SEPHORA Colour Consultant, Park Royal, Vancouver BC
Iliana Bonilla, HOLT RENFREW, Bobbie Brown Full Time, Vancouver BC
Ivy Chen, LANCÔME CORPORATE, Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Izabella Windak-Rabeda, BY TERRY, Artist Team, UK
Alejandra Hernandez, LANCÔME CORPORATE, Lancôme Demo Team, Mexico US
Jaco Chow, THE BAY, Armani Cosmetics, Vancouver BC
Jacqueline Leong, THE BAY, Estée Lauder Full Time, Metrotown
Jada Hunka, MAC , Full Time, West Edmonton Mall
Jade Amstrong, JUICE SALON, Makeup Artist, Full Time, Vancouver BC
Janelle Chen, SEPHORA, Beauty Advisor, Richmond BC
Jenean Skappak, THE BAY Metrotown, Elizabeth Arden, Counter Manager, Full Time, Burnaby BC
Janelle Mulligan, MAC – The Chinook Centre, Calgary AB
Jay Cha, SHISEIDO / NARS CORPORATE DEMO TEAM, Demonstrator
Jeffery Ho, THE BAY, Dior Full Time , Vancouver BC
Jaimie Knapton, THE BAY, MAC Full Time , Metrotown
Jake Zuurbier, HOLT RENFREW, Tom Ford Cosmetics, Beauty Advisor, Full Time, Calgary AB
Jamie Bermel, SEPHORA – PACIFIC CENTRE, Beauty Advisor, Vancouver BC
Jamie Minnie, MENDHI MOORE, Makeup Artist, Vancouver BC
Janelle Chan, SEPHORA – RICHMOND CENTRE, Beauty Advisor, Richmond BC
Janet Leung, THE BAY, Shiseido, Full Time, Metrotown
Janet Tsang, HOLT RENFREW, Shu Uemura Part Time, Vancouver BC
Jason Hadiken, HOLT RENFREW, SPA Manager, Vancouver BC
Jasmine Merinsky, HOLT RENFREW, Bobbi Brown Full Time, Edmonton AB
Jasreen Raien, ELIZABETH ARDEN, Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Jenean Skappak, MENDHI MOORE, Makeup Artist, Vancouver BC
Jenna Delaney, THE BAY Metrotown – MAC, Burnaby BC
Jennifer Carson, HOLT RENFREW, Bobbie Brown Full Time, Calgary AB
Jennifer Chen, NARS Beauty Advisor, The Bay, Burnaby BC
Jennifer Delesoy, MAC PRO ROBSON, Mac Pro Trainer, Vancouver BC
Jennifer Folka, SEPHORA – METROTOWN, Beauty Advisor, Burnaby BC
Jennifer Hetric, THE BAY, Chanel Full Time, Richmond BC
Jennifer Richards, DIOR CORPORATE, Dior Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Jenny Dahn, THE BAY, Lancôme Full Time, Richmond BC
Jenny Kuo, THE BAY, Lancôme Full Time, Vancouver BC
Jenny Liu, THE BAY, Elizabeth Arden and Biotherm, Burnaby BC
Jerilyn Mongeau, MAC, MAC Full Time, Saskatoon SK
Jessi Love, NOIR LASH LOUNGE, Full Time, Vancouver BC
Jessica Dickson, THE BAY DOWNTOWN, Dior Counter Manager, Vancouver BC
Jessica Kmiec, SEPHORA, Winnipeg MB
Jessica Taplin, THE BAY, Lancôme Full Time, Victoria BC
Jessica Wager, FUNK ‘N’ FROST, Sales & MUA, Surrey BC
Jessica Wellar, THE BAY, Elizabeth Arden Full Time, West Vancouver BC
Joanna Lee, CHANEL – THE BAY, Park Royal, Vancouver BC
Joanne Abenhem, THIERRY MUGLER DEMO TEAM, Full Time, Vancouver BC
Jocelyn Chen, SEPHORA – Richmond Centre, Beauty Advisor, Richmond BC
Jonathan Fung, THE BAY OAKRIDGE, MAC Cosmetics, Vancouver BC
Jordan Hayes, MENDHI MOORE, Makeup Artist, Vancouver BC
Jordan Jeffrey, SEPHORA – MARKET MALL, Calgary AB
Jillyn Hoshowski, THE BAY, MAC Full Time, Edmonton AB
Kaelin McKinley, THE BAY, Chella Cosmetics, Vancouver BC
Kailea Cabico, THE BAY, Clinique Full Time, Vancouver BC
Kailey Hodson, THE BAY, Nars Full Time, Metrotown
Kaitlyn Koop, MENDHI MOORE, Makeup Artist, Vancouver BC
Kajsa Gustavson, MAC PRO ROBSON, Vancouver BC
Kamisha Sandhu, THE BAY – METROTOWN, MAC Cosmetics, Burnaby BC
Kapinga Kalambay, MAC – FREESTANDING METROTOWN, MAC Full Time, Burnaby BC
Kary Huang, THE BAY, Dior Full Time, Vancouver BC
Kate Kunicky, MAC – THE BAY, Vancouver BC
Katie Macskasy, HOLT RENFREW, Bobbi Brown, Full Time, Calgary AB
Kayla Raye Stewart, THE BAY, MAC Full Time, Richmond BC
Kayla Chong, SEPHORA, Coquitlam BC
Kelby LaMoine, NOIR LASH LOUNGE, Full Time, Vancouver BC
Kelli Chan, LANCÔME CORPORATE, Lancôme Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Kelly Kloeble, LANCÔME CORPORATE, Lancôme Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Kelly Lemoine, NOIR LASH LOUNGE, Full Time Manager, Vancouver BC
Kelly Trerise, LANCÔME CORPORATE, Lancôme Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Kenna Meillcke, NOIR LASH LOUNGE, Full Time, Vancouver BC
Kerilyn Bullock, TOO FACED COSMETICS, Account Executive, Marysville, WA
Khushi Virk Brar, MAC – RICHMOND CENTRE, MAC Full Time, Richmond BC
Kimberly Jacinto, MAC, Richmond BC
Kim Tran, NARS, P/T Beauty Advisor, Burnaby BC
Kira Halliwell, CASBAH EVOLUTION, Makeup Artist & Lash Technician, Full Time, Surrey BC
Kirsty Shyiak, MURALE, Calgary AB
Komal Sajdeh, THE BAY GUILDFORD, MAC Cosmetics, Counter Manager, Full Time, Surrey BC
Kreag Seime, SEPHORA METROTOWN Colour Manager
Kristen Jensen, MAC – THE BAY, Calgary AB
Kristin Brezden, THE BAY, Chella Cosmetics Full Time, Vancouver BC
Kristina Capati, THE BAY, NARS Full Time, Richmond BC
Kristry Koopman, THE BAY, Make Up For Ever Full Time, Winnipeg MB
Krystal Griffin, MAC, MAC Full Time, Richmond BC
Krystle Anderson, SHISEIDO – THE BAY, Surrey BC
Kulwinder Chong, SHISEIDO/NARS CORPORATE, Freelance Team, Vancouver BC
Kylee McMillin, THE BAY, Philosophy, Vancouver BC
Landon Spenrath, THE BAY, Lancôme Full Time, Nanaimo BC
Laurel Kelly, HOLT RENFREW, Benefit Counter Manager, Calgary AB
Lauren Tesch, LANCÔME CORPORATE, Lancôme Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Leanne Taylor, LANCÔME CORPORATE, Lancôme Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Leiha Jackson, HENNESSEY SALON, Makeup Artist, Full Time, Richmond BC
Leslie Schmok, SEPHORA – COQUITLAM CENTRE, Beauty Advisor, Full Time, Coquitlam BC
Lilia Afsahi, THE BAY, Nars, Vancouver, BC
Lindsay Bacala, THE BAY, Counter Manager Full Time, Winnipeg MB
Lindsay Newitt, NARS, Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Lisa Bose, LANCÔME CORPORATE, Lancôme Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Lisa Dickson, HOLT RENFREW, Bobbie Brown Counter Manager, Calgary AB
Lisa Petrashuk, MAC, New Zealand
Li Sha Mao, YVES SAINT LAURENT Cosmetics, The Bay, Richmond BC
Lorraine Cameron, STILA, Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Loretta Furtado, HOLT RENFREW, Chanel Full Time, Vancouver BC
Lori Lucas,HOLT RENFREW, Shu Uemura Counter Manager, Vancouver BC
Lourdes Alfonso, SEPHORA, Richmond BC
Lucia Sardella, ESTÉE LAUDER CORPORATE, Account Executive, Vancouver BC
Lynn Wang, HOLT RENFREW, Prescriptives Part Time, Vancouver BC
Madeleine Hosker, DIOR CORPORATE, Dior Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Maggie Lai, THE BAY, Lancôme Full Time, Vancouver BC
Mai Dhaene, THE BAY – Oakridge, Michael Kors, Full Time, Vancouver BC
Manda Lemoignan, THE BAY, Philosophy, Vancouver BC
Mandy Grier, SEPHORA -Richmond Centre, Beauty Advisor, Richmond BC
Mandy Liang, LANCÔME CORPORATE, Lancôme Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Mandy Wong, HOLT RENFREW, Vancouver BC
Marcia Garnes, L’OREAL – Biotherm Fragances, Sales Rep Toronto ON
Marina Hume, MENDHI MOORE, Makeup Artist, Vancouver BC
Mary Bob, SEARS, Estee Lauder Full Time, Nanaimo BC
Maria Duong, THE BAY, Lancôme Full Time
Maryanne Richardson, THE BAY – DOWNTOWN, Assistant Manager, Vancouver BC
Meg Geraldo, MAC, Richmond BC
Meggan Marcipont, SEPHORA – PACIFIC CENTRE, YSL, Full Time, Vancouver BC
Mei Cai, SEPHORA Beauty Advisor, Richmond BC
Melanie Magwood, THE BAY, Clarins, Counter Manager, Full Time, Calgary AB
Melissa Juthans, THE BAY, Chanel Full Time, Vancouver BC
Melissa Weselake, MAC – THE BAY, Calgary BC
Michael Lochbaum, MAC PRO ROBSON, MAC Full Time, Vancouver BC
Michelle Carrington, SEPHORA – Robson, P/T Beauty Advisor, Vancouver BC
Michelle Craven, THE BAY, Cosmetics Sales Manager, Coquitlam BC
Michelle Miller, LAYERS OF COLOUR, Full Time, Kelowna BC
Mina Ardoueiazar, HOLT RENFREW, Armani Cosmetics, Vancouver BC
Mina Yaghoobi, DIOR CORPORATE, Dior Freelance Team, Vancouver BC
Mona Esmeali, THE BAY, Lancôme Demo Team, Park Royal
Morag MacMillan, THE BAY, Vancouver BC
Myhrsades Lehman-Pelletier, MAC – Coquitlam Centre, Coquitlam BC
Natalie Bechard, SEPHORA COLOUR LEAD – CALGARY, Full Time, Calgary AB
Natalie Woodburn, AVEDA TONIC – South Granville, Makeup Artist, Full Time, Vancouver BC
Natalia Grist, MAC, Part Time, Calgary AB
Natalia Valdes, NARS/SHISEIDO DEMO TEAM, Demonstrator, Lower Mainland BC
Naureen Manzoor, MAC Cosmetics, Langley BC
Nebras B, BENEFIT BROW BAR, HOLT RENFREW, Vancouver BC
Neena Bassi-Kang, THE BAY – OAKRIDGE, Nars Counter Manager, Full Time, Vancouver BC
Neetu Sahota, THE BAY, Nars Full Time, Burnaby BC
Neylla Edwards, HOLT RENFREW, Clea De Peau Daily Business Manager, Full Time, Calgary, AB
Nico Ge, THE BAY, Estée Lauder Full Time, Metrotown
Nicole Dobsinsky, SEPHORA, Full Time, Toronto ON
Nicole Friesen, MAC PRO ROBSON, Vancouver BC
Nicole Lorden, BRIDAL BOUTIQUE, Full Time, Vancouver BC
Nikki Harland, SEPHORA Colour Consultant, Scarborough ONT
Nikki Vaux, THE BAY, Lancôme Full Time, Langley BC
Nindy Bains, MAC, Kelowna BC
Noel Hines, MAC, Full Time, Vancouver BC
Olivia Li, GIORGIO ARMANI, Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Olivia Sommers, SEPHORA – GUILDFORD, Beauty Advisor, Full Time, Surrey BC
Oscar Xu, THE BAY – RICHMOND, Estée Lauder, Beauty Advisor, Richmond BC
Pam Sandhu, THE BAY – GUILDFORD, MAC Cosmetics, Surrey, BC
Pamela Peace Bhatti, MAC – LONDON, MAC Full Time, London UK
Pammi Bhatti, THE BAY, Estée Lauder Full Time, Vancouver BC
Patricia Lobel, HOLT RENFREW, Bobbie Brown Counter Manager, Vancouver BC
Patricia Peshev, MAC, Assistant Manager, Edmonton, AB
Paola Ortega, MAC, Vancouver BC
Pearl Tse, SEPHORA – METROTOWN, Beauty Advisor, Burnaby BC
Pegah Vajdi, ROUGE MAKEUP LOUNGE, Owner, Vancouver BC
Rachael Davies, LANCÔME CORPORATE, Lancôme Demo Team, Interior BC
Rachel Jawandha SEPHORA – Robson, P/T Beauty Advisor, Vancouver BC
Rachel Rossiter KISS AND MAKEUP, Full Time (Esthetics/Spa), Vancouver BC
Rachel Samson, THE BAY, Philosophy, Vancouver BC
Rachelle Jacks, SEPHORA – PACIFIC CENTRE, Beauty Advisor, Vancouver BC
Randi Fraser, SEPHORA – PACIFIC CENTRE, Beauty Advisor, Vancouver BC
Ranee Berstein, THE BAY, Origins, Full Time, Coquitlam BC
Ravina Sangha, HOLT RENFREW, Aqua di Parma, Vancouver BC
Rebecca Huang, THE BAY, Biotherm, Full Time, Coquitlam BC
Reema Mattu, BOBBI BROWN- Counter Manager, YVR World Duty Free BC
Reena Aan, MAC, Richmond BC
Rene Clement, HOLT RENFREW – CALGARY, Nars Full Time, Calgary AB
Rita La, THE BAY, Shiseido Full Time, Coquitlam BC
Rita Tang, THE BAY – OAKRIDGE, Elizabeth Arden Counter Manager, Vancouver BC
Robin MacDonald, SEPHORA – PACIFIC CENTRE, Beauty Advisor, Vancouver BC
Robyn Dietrick, BEAUTY MARK – YALETOWN, Vancouver BC
Rochelle Dewey , THE BAY – OAKRIDGE CENTRE, MAC Cosmetics, Vancouver BC
Romana Kovacova, Estee Lauder Full Time, Richmond BC
Rosa Lam, THE BAY, Beauty Advisor, N. Vancouver BC
Ross Neasloss, DIOR CORPORATE, Dior Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Ruby Hussain, HOLT RENFREW, Bobbie Brown Full Time, Edmonton AB
Sally Yan, THE BAY, Clinique Full Time, Metrotown
Samantha Dufour, Vichy Consultant, Vancouver BC
Samantha Klus, LANCÔME – THE BAY, Surrey BC
Sandy Vahra, THE BAY, MAC Full Time, Metrotown
Sara Lau, BOBBI BROWN, YVR Aldeasa Duty Free, Vancouver BC
Sarah Kozak, THE BAY – METROTOWN, Michael Kors, Burnaby BC
Sarah Bilodeau, THE BAY, MAC Full Time, Winnipeg AB
Sarah Bunting, SEPHORA Colour Consultant, Park Royal, Vancouver BC
Sarah Towler, THE BAY, Beauty Advisor, Vancouver BC
Sash Andrews, SEPHORA – PACIFIC CENTRE, Beauty Advisor, Vancouver BC
Scarlet Wai, HOLT RENFREW – PACIFIC CENTRE, Chanel Full Time, Vancouver BC
Serena Zhao, THE BAY, Lancôme Full Time, Vancouver BC
Serene Zhang, THE BAY, Origins, Full Time, Coquitlam BC
Shaheed Sabid, THE BAY, Orlane, Full Time, Coquitlam BC
Shaidaneh Haghi, THE BAY, Dior, Full Time, Richmond BC
Shalini Seema Prasad, THE BAY, MAC Full Time, West Vancouver BC
Shane Orvis, MAC, Sales Associate, Calgary AB
Shannon Zhou, THE BAY, Full Time, Vancouver BC
Shantelle Suto, STILA, Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Sharifa Dhanan, MAC PRO ROBSON, Manager, Vancouver BC
Shermin Nikravan, SEPHORA – GUILFORD, Colour Consultant, Surrey BC
Sherry Chen, SEPHORA – PACIFIC CENTRE, Beauty Advisor, Vancouver BC
Shawna Priest, SEPHORA – RICHMOND, Full Time, Richmond BC
Shayla Fraser, SEPHORA – Park Royal, P/T, West Vancouver BC
Shiva Mohajar, THE BAY – METROTOWN, Nars, Burnaby BC
Sima Ashravedeh, THE BAY, Lancôme Full Time, N. Vancouver BC
Siobahn Hourigan, THE BAY – SHU UEMURA, Counter Manager, Vancouver BC
Sophie Grace Shields, LAURA MERCIER, Victoria BC
Sonya Symington, HOLT RENFREW, Chanel Counter Manager, Calgary AB
Sojin Yoon, THE BAY, Estee Lauder, Park Royal BC
Stacey Lynn Mitchell, THE BAY – OAKRIDGE CENTRE, MAC Full Time, Vancouver BC
Stacey Fairfield, THE BAY DOWNTOWN, Estee Lauder Full Time, Vancouver BC
Stephanie Ament, SEPHORA – COQUITLAM CENTRE, Beauty Advisor, Coquitlam BC
Stephanie Danielle, SEPHORA – BOBBY BENEFIT COSMETICS, Brow Expert, Vancouver BC
Stephanie Goodey, THE BAY, Lancôme Full Time, Vancouver BC
Stephanie Li, THE BAY, NARS Cosmetics Counter, Richmond BC
Stephanie Schaan, THE BAY, Clinique, Langley BC
Stephanie Sin, LANCÔME CORPORATE, Lancôme Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Stevie Bell, Scandinavia Spa, Makeup Artist, Whistler BC
Sue Atkinson, THE BAY, Lancôme Full Time, N. Vancouver BC
Sunny Gil, THE BAY, MAC Full Time, Richmond BC
Susan Lin, HOLT RENFREW, Lancôme Part Time, Vancouver BC
Sydney Nelson, ILLAMASQUA Beauty Advisor, The Bay, Vancouver BC
Tamara Caviglia, LANCÔME – THE BAY, Beauty Advisor, Vancouver BC
Tammy Hosseinianjam, THE BAY, Make Up For Ever Counter Manager, Metrotown
Tarnia Chan, HOLT RENFREW, Nars Full Time, Vancouver BC
Tara Robinson, THE BAY, MAC Full Time, West Vancouver BC
Tarah Kostenko, HOLT RENFREW, Lancôme Counter Manager, Vancouver BC
Targol Saeedzadeh, THE BAY – DOWNTOWN, Elizabeth Arden, Counter Manager, Vancouver BC
Taryn Ronning, BENEFIT BROW BAR, HOLT RENFREW, Vancouver BC
Teal Cordcedo, SEPHORA, Beauty Advisor, Coquitlam BC
Teresa Coe, THE BAY, Philosophy, Richmond BC
Tiffany Mortin, THE BAY –  Illamasqua/Alex Box, Beauty Advisor, Full Time, Vancouver BC
Tina Eriksen, THE BAY, Elizabeth Arden, Full Time, Coquitlam BC
Toni Schick, ESTEE LAUDER, Educational Executive AB/SASK
Trevor Tiede, HOLT RENFREW, Prescriptives Counter Manager, Vancouver BC
Twila Avent, MAC Cosmetics, Halifax NS
Vera Tsang, THE BAY, Nars, Richmond, BC
Vanessa Kuan, MINK HAIR & MAKEUP, Junior Stylist, Vancouver BC
Vicky Du, LANCÔME CORPORATE, Lancôme Demo Team, Vancouver BC
Victoria Dixon, PARK ROYAL, Lancôme Full Time, N. Vancouver BC
Victoria Ferguson, MARK JARDER PHOTOGRAPHY, Head Makeup Artist, Full Time, Vancouver BC
Victoria Ivey, THE BAY – Chinook, Elizabeth Arden, Full Time, Calgary AB
Vivian Lam, HOLT RENFREW, Laura Mercier Part Time, Vancouver BC
Victoria Wan, SHU UEMURA, Vancouver BC
Vivian Li, HOLT RENFREW, Laura Mercier Full Time, Vancouver BC
Vivian Tjoa, LANCÔME, Lancôme Drugstore Representative, Full Time, Vancouver BC
Wendy Zhao, THE BAY OAKRIDGE, Nars Counter Manager, Vancouver BC
Yana Chu, THE BAY, Chanel Full Time, Vancouver BC

Note: This is a sampling of some of our Makeup graduates. Positions may have changed in the interim.

Flexibility is the future. As a Freelance Makeup Professional you can create your own schedule, handpick your projects, and be your own boss. You’ll never have the same day twice. But best of all, you’ll have the freedom to shape your career and forge your own unique journey – on your terms. The career options in the Makeup industry are as limitless as your potential. Take hold of your future and choose the direction that feels right for you.

Our full-time Career Services Team will help you turn your passion into a fulfilling creative career. They will be your guides as you navigate the makeup landscape and find your place in it. That guidance is good for life – beginning on your very first day and continuing throughout the evolution of your career.

Our Career Directors have established powerful connections throughout the makeup industry, and it is their mission to help you find your perfect career fit. They will work around the clock to connect you with volunteer, internship and employment opportunities. They will assist you in building your network, boosting your confidence and, ultimately, crafting your own career.

 

INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

FASHION

The flash of the camera. The rush of the runway. The striking lines and cultivated glamour of the editorial. This is the thrilling and dynamic world of Fashion Makeup. Our faculty and graduates have seen their work featured on the stages of global fashion events and the pages of top fashion magazines. They have worked for some of the world’s most influential and iconic designers, including Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Rick Owens, Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. They have collaborated with globally renowned artists, photographers and megabrands like MTV and Nike, and curated makeup looks at high profile events including global Fashion Weeks and the Oscars. From avant-garde to red carpet, Blanche Macdonald graduates are elevating and illuminating the fashion makeup world.

 

BRIDAL

Opulence, glamour, elegance, grace: here comes the Bridal Makeup Artist. Many of our graduates have become pillars of the local wedding industry, winning awards and building successful and lucrative businesses. They make jaws drop and breaths stop as brides float down the aisle with a radiance and rapture only a skilled Makeup Artist can create. Constantly in demand, their calendars are filled year-round, and many travel around the world to work at destination weddings. The best part? They get to create bridal bliss every day.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Create captivating looks to complement couture collections on the runway, and cast your makeup magic onto magazine pages, as a Fashion Makeup Artist.

Provide the precious and personalized service of wedding makeup as a Bridal Makeup Artist – the cosmetic icing on the nuptial cake.

Connect with customers, build relationships, curate product and demonstrate your technique as a Retail Beauty Specialist, Retail Manager or Freelance Demo Artist.

Focus in on one brand, sharing that story, vision and concept with fellow members of the makeup community, as a Trainer or Pro Educator.

Curate product as a Makeup Purchasing Coordinator, using your skills for inventory control, buying, purchasing and negotiating to ensure the best mix of product for your specific market.

Promote your passion, build a brand and influence the makeup world on your preferred platform as a Social Media Professional.

Share your insights and ideas as a Beauty Blogger or Vlogger, and build a subscriber base that will tune in to follow your creative journey.

Join an established company or brand as a Social Media Influencer, combining your makeup expertise with an eye for design, a keen sense of trends and an ability to engage an audience.

Tell compelling makeup stories as a Beauty Writer, captivating readers with reviews and editorial for newspapers, magazines and online publications.

Go on a world tour with a band or performer, or curate bespoke makeup looks for the stars, as a Celebrity Makeup Artist.

Use your eye for colour, design and form to provide winning advice to shoppers, private clients and even celebrities as a Beauty Consultant.

Develop your own makeup line and mix essences, compounds and colour as a Brand Creator.

Open your own business: start a mobile makeup biz, pop up a shop, or use your creativity and ambition to fill a unique niche in the makeup market as an Entrepreneur.

Share your passion for makeup by passing on the tools and techniques of the trade to the next generation as a Makeup Educator or Instructor.

Master the delicate and agile art of the Airbrush and paint your ideas to life as an Airbrush Artist.

Use the body as a canvas as a Body Painter, creating living works of art for events, performances, ads, editorial and competitions.

1. GRADUATE SUCCESS AND IMPACT

They’re winning Emmy Awards and creating looks at global Fashion Weeks. They’re jetsetting from blockbuster film sets to exclusive red carpet events, gracing the covers of Vogue magazine and commanding makeup and special effects departments on major TV shows. They’re our grads, and they’re leading lights of the makeup world. From Andrea Tiller, personal Makeup Artist for Amy Schumer, to celebrity groomer Kumi Craig – who works with the hottest A-Listers from Leonardo Dicaprio to Jay Z – we have thousands of successful makeup alumni. Our graduates consistently rise to the top of the makeup business, bringing their artistry to every corner of the industry, garnering international recognition and making us proud. We want you to reach these same heights. So we have lovingly crafted Programs that will train you for the industry, coach you in professionalism, and prepare you for a successful career in Makeup once you graduate.

 

2. EXCLUSIVE VIP INDUSTRY SPEAKERS

Over the years we have developed a global network that connects us – and our students – with luminaries of the makeup world. As part of our commitment to exceptional education, we invite these makeup masters to share their expertise and experience in exclusive seminars, presentations and demos, just for our students. Past events have featured Oscar winners Ve Neill, Bill Corso, Howard Berger and Tami Lane; multiple Emmy winners Eve Pearl, Thomas Suprenant and Todd McIntosh, our Makeup Department Director; celebrity Makeup Artists Sharon Gault, James Vincent and Siån Richards; Fashion superstars Janeen Witherspoon and Ayami Nishimura; and Makeup visionaries Maurice Stein, Roque Cozette and Dany Sanz, founder of MAKE UP FOR EVER -, among others. As a Blanche Macdonald Student you will have the unique opportunity to learn from – and rub shoulders with – the makeup elite.

 

3. CAREER PLACEMENT AND A GLOBAL NETWORK

From exclusive internships to onsite employment fairs and industry partnerships, your success is our business. That’s why we have a dedicated Careers Team focused 24/7 on career placement. Their vast network of industry contacts, top employers, powerhouse brands and exclusive agencies know that Blanche Macdonald is the first port of call for anyone seeking makeup talent. Our Career Directors offer their lifelong support and one-on-one attention to help you find employment and opportunities – whether it’s the day you start, the day you graduate, or anytime from now to forever. As a graduate you are part of a global network, connecting you not just to top brands, experts and employers, but also to your fellow students. Our grads hire each other, partner up, put each other forward, inspire and support one another. Your classmates today will be your colleagues, collaborators and co-creators tomorrow, the first – and often most important – links in your own professional network. This is the unbroken circle of the Blanche Macdonald family.

 

4. DIRECT ACCESS TO HOLLYWOOD NORTH

Our Makeup School is strategically placed at the epicentre of Hollywood North. Whether it’s hit TV series like Riverdale, Once Upon A Time, Supernatural or A Series of Unfortunate Events or blockbuster feature films Deadpool 2, Wonder, Star Trek Beyond and countless others, run the credits and you’ll find a Blanche Macdonald graduate. With hundreds of TV shows, films and commercials being produced every year, Vancouver’s TV and Film business is now worth over $2 billion – and growing. Blanche Macdonald’s coveted location, coupled with our industry connections, gives our students potential access to endless opportunities right on our doorstep. Our expert instructors are often arriving to class directly from set, where they are key makeup artists and department heads on a wide range of productions. Just by being a student at Blanche Macdonald you are instantly connected to the vast network of active makeup artists working in TV and Film. This is your all-access pass to Hollywood North and beyond.

 

5. LOADED PRO MAKEUP KIT AND ACCESS TO THOUSANDS OF PRODUCTS

Your Makeup Kit is your artist’s palette, your creative arsenal and your best friend. On your first day of class you’ll receive a ZUCA makeup kit – widely considered to be the industry standard – loaded with the best of the best, giving you the chance to work with the hottest brands on the planet, including MAKE UP FOR EVER, MAC, Cinema Secrets, Kryolan, Premiere Products and many more. You’ll also work with the industry’s best tools, including Morphe Brushes, Beauty Blender and top-of-the-line IWATA airbrush and compressor, the trusted brand of Oscar and Emmy award winners. And then there is your student discount and ongoing student workshops at our Pro store CurliQue Beauty, where you will be given access to thousands of products including Kevyn Aucoin, ILIA, Cozzette, Eve Pearl, Lit Cosmetics, Velour Lashes, Love for Lashes, Rituel De Fille, RCMA, Sappho New Paradigm, Senna Cosmetics, Stila, The Ordinary, Dermalogica, Eminence, Oribe and the list goes on. As a student, being able to actually play, experiment, learn and create with thousands of makeup products is critical to your education and to your career. When you know which product creates which effect, or provides a certain sheen or texture, or is paraben free or organic, this knowledge expands your creative repertoire and your ability to meet the needs of your client.

Note: the College reserves the right to change Kit contents and brands as needed.

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