Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
Winnipeg-born Victoria Ferguson stumbled upon Blanche Macdonald and dove head first into the thrilling world of TV&Film Makeup Artistry. Her perseverance and open-minded approach helped make her an in-demand artist for top shows and dramas including The Good Doctor, Lost in Space, Supernatural and Van Helsing, and propelled her to create her very own skincare line!
MAKE UP FOR EVER Makeup Artists Alexandre Deslauriers and Marilyne Foisy joined us at our Atelier campus for a day centred on fashion beauty. Through two outstanding presentations, these star artists demonstrated the difference between avant-garde and editorial makeup for our captivated students.
Tanya Howard knows the value of hard work. Her legendary discipline, warm disposition and gift for makeup have brought her a long way. She first began working with Makeup in community theatre productions on Vancouver Island. Now Tanya is the Head of the Makeup Department on the set of hit TV & Film productions. You can see her handywork on productions like Arrow, Wayward Pines, The 100, Emily Owens MD and Human Target.
In honour of International Women's Day we're taking a look at a few of the many incredible women that started their journeys at Blanche Macdonald. From freelancers to salon and brand owners, the Blanche community has no shortage of brilliant and inspiring women.
Founded by MAC veterans with a combined 19 years of experience in the beauty industry, The Artistry Collective is home to two of the most sought after Makeup Artists in Vancouver. Owners Katrina Wroebel and Zanna Selin , are in hot demand for their ability to create stunning looks centred around natural glowing skin. With their expertise, eye for detail, and unwavering commitment to quality, Katrina and Zanna can pull off everything from ultra natural beauty to stunning bridal and fashion-forward looks.
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.
Clean beauty Queen, Makeup grad Tayler Rogers and her brand Midnight Paloma are taking the world by storm. A long established Makeup Artist and former owner of local boutique, BeautyMark, Tayler is well-versed in all things makeup and skincare. Her vast experience with traditional formulations lead her to develop an interest in finding clean beauty solutions. This quickly grew from a pastime to a passion project, ultimately turning into a full-blown business. These days, you can find Midnight Paloma in over 100 stores across Canada—plus in the feeds of celebs like Jillian Harris.
Alejandra Hernandez has a serious skills. She initially planned on becoming a teacher but ended up working as an Industrial Engineer before discovering her dream job in the world of beauty. Since changing careers, Alejandra has proven that just how multifaceted she is as a makeup artist. She has worked on TV and Film sets, magazine editorials, commercial shoots, and even alongside your favourite celebs
An avid traveller and flight attendant, Jana Bizzari came to Vancouver from Italy for what she thought would be a short visit. But she quickly fell in love with the city, opting to stay much longer. Ultimately this is where she would reshape her professional journey, leaving her mile-high career behind to pursue her passion for makeup. Now she has blossomed into a fashion Makeup Artist, sought after in YVR, Russia, and her native Italy.
Catch up with Global Makeup grad Lyle Reimer (AKA @lylexox)! Since graduating from Blanche Macdonald's Makeup program, Lyle has blown up, earning nearly 150k followers on Instagram, working on global projects with major fashion brands including Gucci, Moschino and Viktor and Rolf, and even starring in his own documentary on CBC.
MAKE UP FOR EVER: Guest Artists Alexandre Deslauriers and Marilyne Foisy Inspire with Creative Makeup Presentation