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.
Many Blanche Macdonald Makeup graduates have gone on to work at the highest levels of the film and TV industry. They don’t only have amazing résumés; they have amazing stories too. Here are just a few.
As Refresh Salon’s Owner and in-house Makeup Artist of Port Moody's popular beauty destination, Makeup grad Courtney talks expansion, business, navigating COVID and gratitude.
From small town to streaming superstardom! Viewers from around the world are poised to fall in love with Makeup grad Ilona Verley as one of the stars of the inaugural season of Canada's Drag Race.
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!
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.
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!
The most awaited beauty event of 2018 has visited Vancouver! With such high levels of creativity and inspiration, it’s easy to see why IMATS is so revered by makeup artists and enthusiasts alike.