Just Fly

October 28th, 2010 / Posted by natasha

Hmm.. Taylor Momsen’s sister who smiles?

Styled by: Lulu Pan
(Tyler’s Styling Class)

Cosmetic Kitchen: Milk Cleansers

October 21st, 2010 / Posted by natasha

Milk is a gentle alternative to soap as its lactic acid content helps to cleanse surface bacteria.

½ cup water
¼ cup whole milk
2 tbsp baking soda
1 egg white

step one: mix until well blended (you can use a whisk)
step two: massage mixture onto face (avoid eyes)
step three: rinse with tepid water and pat dry with towel
step four: pour into a clean container and refrigerate the remainder

½ cup plain yogurt
1 tbsp sunflower or any light oil
1½ tsps fresh lemon juice

step one: mix well
step two: gently massage on face (avoid eye area)
step three: rinse with tepid water and pat dry with towel
step four: store remainder in the refrigerator

Good for all skin types.

From the Runway to Blanche

October 19th, 2010 / Posted by natasha

Straight from New York Fashion Week S/S11 to our City Square Uptown campus, we present to you……… MAC’s senior makeup artist Caitlin Callahan!!  We absolutely love having her visit us to give us the insider’s take on her experience being backstage doing what many of us makeup school students and grads dream of doing – setting the makeup trends for the following season, working with some of the hottest people in the world, painting on models’ faces for one of the year’s biggest fashion events, and travelling to the four major fashion capitals of the world: New York, Milan, London, and Paris! With her theatre background and 19 years of experience as one of 15 senior MAC artists and representatives, Caitlin has seen it all!

Despite having her car broken into the night before where the thieves dumped out all her makeup and stole her Zuca bag (“at least we know it wasn’t a chick!”), Caitlin delivered a lively (and funny!) presentation and shared a bit about her life, the latest runway makeup trends and venues, great tips, and the runway makeup process. Many of the students in the audience were scribbling madly in their notebooks.  You know that concealer-covered-brow-no-mascara-barely-there-skin-coverage look you might have seen on style.com this season? It’s nothing new to the catwalk – it has been used for the past three seasons. Also, “just because it’s runway doesn’t mean it’s crazy or incredible theatre,” so don’t be surprised if the show’s makeup concept is just a simple smokey-eye! Sometimes, when the venue isn’t the Lincoln Centre in NY, it could either be at bathhouse in Chelsea (umm okay…) or an unassuming corner in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District in the two-floor Milk Studios for the MAC & Milk show.

Here’s the rundown.
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The Bigger The Better

October 14th, 2010 / Posted by natasha

Every once in a while, our PRO hair students pull out every single crimping iron and can of hairspray within a ten-kilometre radius and play “let’s see who can build the highest, frizziest hair” for TV & Film 80’s hair day!!Check out that ‘stache……. bad perms, spiral hair, mullets, teased bangs, posing with Wonder Bread…  did ya happen to see my neon scrunchie amongst all those gargantuan hairdos?? Blanche Macdonald of ’86 anyone? hahaha love it!! Thanks for the sweet decade pics, Marcy!

The 2011 Sephora PRO Beauty Team

October 12th, 2010 / Posted by natasha

If you haven’t heard already from our Facebook page, then we have some awesome news for you….. Huge congrats to not one, but two of our Makeup grads, Sladja Markovic and Sherry Chen for making it onto the 2011 Sephora Pro Beauty Team!!

The SEPHORA Pro Beauty Team: You know that friend who always looks glam, has drool-worthy makeup, and gives you the best beauty tips ever? Now imagine 14 friends like that – and you’ve got the Sephora Pro Beauty Team.  These makeup idols know everything there is to know about getting gorgeous, and they’re always ready to dish up pro secrets.Meet our girls, Sherry and Sladja! If you ever get a chance to meet them in person, they’re so fantastic and outgoing and their passion for makeup literally radiates for miles on end.  They both paid us a lovely visit to tell us about their life-changing experiences. After beating out 191 contestants who competed in San Francisco, New York, Houston, and Salt Lake City for the second round, Sherry and Sladja, along with 26 others, were off to an intense five-day final competition in Las Vegas. At the end, only 14 were chosen as the best of the best artists to represent Sephora for 2011!

For the competition, they had to complete two challenges: media and makeup.
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It’s All In The Details

October 8th, 2010 / Posted by natasha

Styled by: Laila Fox
(Tyler’s styling class)

Blanche Overseas Love

October 5th, 2010 / Posted by natasha

We had tons of fun and laughs hanging out with Japanese students from the KTC Highschools who were studying at iTTTi Vancouver for a couple of weeks!  For three Mondays, we hosted an interactive International Presentation Event at our Uptown City Square campus.  After a presentation (in Japanese) by the lovely Cheryl and Cody followed by a short campus tour, the students hopped from station to station where a handful of Blanche’s own star students and grads gave interactive makeup demonstrations!

In the bridal and fashion studio, Leah explains how to create a beautiful bridal look and paints some bright hot lips!Watching Andrea’s intense and sexy smokey-eye red carpet makeup demonstration on model Halston! Now, off to the the special effects and airbrushing room!
Lyren expertly paints on numerous realistic gore on the students. Where did his finger go?!
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