Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
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.
From the Met Gala to over 1 million Instagram followers to teaching jam-packed masterclasses around the globe, the mind-boggling creations of illusion makeup artist Mimi Choi are blowing up on the world stage!
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!
From the counters of Mac and Harvey Nichols, to creating enchanting looks on the world's most beloved influencers to working on fan-fave TV shows like Supernatural, when it comes to makeup Lori Woodhouse has had a hand in it all.
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
Makeup artist to the stars Jonathan Seti leads an action-filled life. Between magazine cover shoots, high profile film sets, and a star studded roster that includes clients like Lorde, Julianne Moore, and even Barack Obama Jonathan stays busy—but he wouldn't have it any other way.
Inspired by a life-long love for TV & Film, modelling, and all things beauty, Mika enrolled Blanche Macdonald’s Makeup program to pursue a career as a an on-set Makeup Artist. However, she quickly realized that applying makeup and providing beauty services for clients fulfilled her passion for beauty more than special effects ever had. Sparked by her newfound direction Mika returned to Blanche Macdonald and enrolled in the Esthetics program, which led her to the rewarding career that she has today as the owner and beauty director of Prép Beauty Parlour—Vancouver’s premier beauty studio.
Already a successful Bridal Makeup Artist in Taiwan, Sunny Lee came to Blanche Macdonald to expand her extensive skills in order to pursue her love for Fashion Makeup artistry. Now she beautifies models and celebs for fashion shoots on the daily, making her lifelong dream a reality.
MAKE UP FOR EVER: Guest Artists Alexandre Deslauriers and Marilyne Foisy Inspire with Creative Makeup Presentation