Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
Globally renowned Illusionist Extraordinaire
Emmy nominee: Taken; Okja, Skyscraper
Batman v Superman, Thor, Breaking Bad
Cher to Dolly: The Queen of Transformation
Paris, Milan, London with Pat McGrath
Jay-Z, Leonardo Di Caprio, Drake, Kanye West
International Superstar: Vogue, i-D, Marc Jacobs
International beauty and fashion artist
When Dior Account Executive Maggie Chung is searching for new recruits to fill positions at the global brand’s many outlets across British Columbia, the first place she looks is inside the classrooms of the Makeup Artist Course that launched her into the industry to begin with.
“For my entire life I felt that humans are boring looking,” laughs Pepper Gallegos. “I always liked sci-fi growing up and thought people should have ridges, horns and tails like the aliens on Star Trek."
Whether in the classroom, behind the camera at a fashion shoot, or touching up the face of an A-lister as she’s about to step out onto live TV, the instantly-recognizable celebrity Makeup Artist and Blanche Macdonald Faculty member can produce a pithy mantra for his students to remember for each and every industry situation.
From a Vancouver basement to the sets and FX shops behind global hits like The X-Files, Millennium, Stargate, Supernatural, Fringe, Once Upon A Time, Battlestar Galactica, Falling Skies, iZombie, Lone Gunman, Harsh Realm and countless others, Special FX Makeup superstar Rachel Griffin has proved that passion and practice can turn a fan into an industry insider.
If you find yourself in one of Vanessa Giles’ classes on Canada's best Makeup Artist Course, pay attention to every word. You never know when you’re going to be treated to a magical story from the daily adventure that is the TV and film industry.
Students lucky enough to be attending Leah Ehman's classes at one of Canada's very best Makeup Schools soon realize that they’re being treated to more than expert training from a Gemini Award-winning artist.
Blanche Macdonald's top Makeup graduate-turned-instructor Jenna Kuchera hurtles through Fashion Month with Makeup Legend Pat McGrath!