Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
A Celebrity Makeup Artist, CEO and Founder of SUVA Beauty, and a Blanche Macdonald Instructor, Shaina Azad has become an inspiration and mentor to many — Including students and graduates! Her indie brand, SUVA Beauty is a Canadian success story that embraces racial and gender diversity.
Vanessa Wong has taken her training at Blanche Macdonald and launched a stunning career in Fashion Makeup! Her impressive portfolio includes fashion editorials such as Vogue Hong Kong, Elle Hong Kong, Harpers Bazaar, GQ France and many, many more.
During her time at Blanche’s Freelance Makeup Artistry program, Ruby had the chance to develop a talent for beauty, editorial and bridal makeup. With these skills she’s been able to excel in several major beauty hubs, including New York, Vancouver and London!
After spending her formative years in the small city of Zamora Michoacán, Mexico, 2x Blanche Macdonald graduate Diana Godinez chose to take a gap year after high school and came to Vancouver looking for opportunities. Interested in traditional painting, Diana turned to the equally intriguing concept of makeup artistry, and soon fell in love with the process of creating on-screen entertainment for others to enjoy!
Though he started in Blanche Macdonald's Global Makeup Program just three days after graduating high school, beauty wasn't always a part of this Makeup Student's master plan. "Initially, I thought I was going to go into fashion," Robby explains. "I started doing makeup a year-and-a-half before I started at Blanche." Nearly a year later, Robby's time in the Makeup Program may be drawing to a close, but his journey in beauty is just getting started.
Already a superstar artist behind the scenes, Makeup Graduate Vincenza Celentano's Haus of V Lashes is the latest addition to her impressive resume! Much like her lashes, Vincenza’s had many opportunities to shine on set, working on everything from commercials to major TV series’ and feature films such as HBO Max’s Peacemaker, Once Upon A Time, The Flash, Arrow, and Night at the Museum.
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.