Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
With industry experience in her native Indonesia and a passion for makeup that started in her youth, she first came to Blanche Macdonald to grow as a Makeup Artist. Now, four years down the line, Melfinna's come back to enroll in the Pro Hair Program, determined to learn and master the art of hair.
Not every Makeup Artist can pinpoint the precise moment they realized that creating faces would be their vocation. But not every Makeup Artist is like Sarah Buckley, whose unique journey from her home in Dublin, Ireland to the sets of Arrow, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Beverly Hills 90210 and The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers began with an innocent late night chill in front of a vintage horror movie.
Globally acclaimed Makeup alum Lyle Reimer comes home to Blanche Macdonald! Over two moving presentations at our Atelier Campus, Lyle spoke about overcoming adversity, harnessing his creativity, and how his sensitivity is "his superpower". Lyle's inspirational take on beauty has brought him to the pages of Vogue Japan, the film sets of CBC, and has lead to collaborations with fashion house Viktor & Rolf. While Lyle continues to pursue incredible opportunities around the globe, he still finds the time to connect with and inspire other artists that are following in his path. Lyle truly embodies the spirit of paying it forward.
On the search for an education that was filled with passion and excitement Paula Lanzador enrolled in our Global Makeup program. Now nearly eight years later, Paula has fulfilled lofty professional goals and has cemented her place as one of Vancouver’s go-to Fashion Makeup Artists. Repped by local cool-kid agency, NOBASURA Artist Management, Paula talks makeup, set etiquette, and her famous Finn Wolfhard GQ cover!
Working as a flight attendant for Air Canada was always a dream of Sandy Na's. But she also possessed a life-long love for makeup and beauty that was too strong to ignore. Determined to pursue both of her dreams, Sandy now balances working full-time for the airline