Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
Even though she was a big movie fan and had developed into a polished visual artist while growing up in Nairobi, Kenya, Zabrina arrived at Makeup School never dreaming that she’d soon be working behind the scenes on major Hollywood productions.
Superstar Film and TV Makeup Artist Jenna Servatius was recognized for her brilliance by winning the Daytime Emmy Award for her work on children's favourite Odd Squad, beating household names like Live With Kelly, The View and The Talk.
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.