STUDENT PROJECT RECAP February 2015

February was quite a crazy month at The Makeup Imaginarium. From various photo shoots to multiple television shows, TMI is hustling and bustling in a big way.

Many TMI graduates came back to work with master makeup artist instructor and photographer, Jillian Sara.  Each shoot is created to challenge the artist and to  grow in a way that refines their craft and to help them gain real life experiences.  These photos are just the tip of the iceberg of what has come out of the school in February.    Feel free to look through the various posts on the main page to check out these shoots in their entirety.

Makeup Artists: Koko Herrera, Jillian Sara, Becky Williams-Gomez, Rachel Riggs, Mary Garcia, Frankee Escobedo, Mandy Vang, Brandy Medina, Angelica Gonzales, and Pa Houa Lee

Model: Mimzi Dielle, Damaris Carmona, Koko Herrera, Lenora Pate, Samantha Armstrong, Vanessa G., Maddy Little, Emily Sanchez, and Gabrielle Allyse Bruno 

Stylist: Fae Yang, Jillian Sara

Photographer: Jillian Sara

 

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One Fine Day

Ever so often you have a perfect day.  The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing and the weather is just right for an outdoor photo shoot.   With Fae Yang  styling the clothes, Mandy Vang on  makeup and Maddy Little as her model, the stage was set for One Fine Day. Photographer, Jillian Sara took them out to fields of flowers to capture the beauty of the moment and the feel of spring in the valley.

 

 

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Vanessa G And The Imaginarium

The Makeup Imaginarium had the honor to be on “Central Valley Style” with Vanessa G.  Before the show, we had a play date with Vanessa at The Makeup Imaginarium.  She wanted to be magically transformed into a Princess Butterfly Goddess, and that is just what we did.  Becky Williams-Gomez, with the help of Frankee Escobedo, did the makeup and photographer, Jillian Sara, took the pictures.   We had a ton of fun and the photos turned out beautiful.   The jewelry was created by the talented Sarah Rhames for Royally Spoiled Jewelry.    Thank you Vanessa, Chuck Leonard and everyone at Central Valley Buzz for being so absolutely amazing.

The Video:

The Interview:

 

 

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Lip Service: The Difference A Lip Can Make

TMI’s Jillian Sara wears many hats.  Not only is she the owner, but the photographer, the advanced technique mentor, the creative artistic director and amazing makeup artist as well.   When she gets the chance to play, fantastic visual art ensues.  Maddy Little sat in the model’s chair, allowing Jill to create her beautiful multi-tonal masterpiece, with a constant changing lip..

 

 

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Fresno, Ca. 93711

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Retro-Flashback

Retro makeup is always a favorite subject of students of TMI.  The influence of makeup from the past is scattered throughout the student and graduate portfolios.  We have put together a small compilation of some of the makeup that has taken its look from the last 115 years.   We hope that you enjoy the images.

 

Make up: Bibiana Morales-Perez, Fae Yang, Melissah Ruiz, Mindy Campbell, Michelle Herrera, Brandy Medina, Reydeen Solis, Birdy Bardot, Frankee Escobedo, Lorena Maldonado,  and Cindy Carvajal

Model: Samantha Armstrong, Parker Anderton, Jeannette Valdovinos, Fae Yang, Amber Janel Smith, Tori Rae Anderson, Emily Sanchez, Viktoria Paris, Gabrielle Allyse Bruno, Coalee Camara, and Nikki Richards

Photography: Jillian Sara and Kevin Chavez for What If Photography

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave, Suite 109

Fresno, Ca 93711

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The First Time Flutters

If you love makeup and a good laugh, then you will totally enjoy this article.  Whether you are a makeup artist who has a first time lash wearer in your chair or just remembering you own “first time”, you will definitely appreciate this one.

Link:

http://www.bustle.com/articles/39352-the-10-emotional-stages-of-wearing-false-eyelashes-for-the-first-time-from-indecision-to-werking

 

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Color Stacking

 On Friday, TMI graduate Angelica Gonzales came back to the school to shoot with Photographer and Advanced Technique Mentor Jillian Sara, and Teacher/Mentor  Becky Williams-Gomez.   Using color stacking as the challenge, these two helped Angelica to learn the techniques of building looks upon each other. With Samantha Armstrong as her model, this was a team that was sure to succeed.

 

 

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Great Day At TMI

On Friday, The Makeup Imaginarium had the honor of having one of Fresno’s most popular morning show “Great Day”,  at the school.  Kopi Sotiropulos, danced, played and even posed for a photo shoot with TMI’s outstanding photographer, Jillian Sara.  He even got a little retouching himself, from mentor Rachel Riggs.  With Maddy Little as the model and Frankee Escobedo taking the wheel as the makeup artist, who wouldn’t have a good shoot and a great day.

Thanks to everyone involved.  We adore you:  Becky Williams-Gomez, Mia Garcia, Mary Garcia, Koko Herrera,   Alyssa Soliz, Bibiana Morales-Perez, Diana Lopez,  Viviana Sisneros, Ruthie Inocencio, Justine Mora, Lania Moreno, Lacquisha Campbell, Jessica Tuttle, Yereida Bravo and April Gonzales.

 

Here are some additional clips from Fridays show:

http://www.kmph-kfre.com/category/108757/great-day

 

 

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2225 West Shaw Ave, Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

How To Test Makeup At A Makeup Counter

We have all gone to the makeup color and stared in awe at the ocean of beautiful colors that stretch out before us.  Although shopping for makeup can be fun and exciting, it can also cause some people stress and anxiety.  Especially if you are not sure of what you want, how to ask for what you need, or just not very good at picking makeup out for yourself.   This article is a short, simple but informative guide that will give you a few tips that will help make things a little easier.

Link:                                                                                     http://www.makeup.com/how-to-test-makeup

This webpage also has many informative makeup articles, from applying to products.

 

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Fresno Ca. 93711

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A Lesson In Impact

On Wednesday, the students of TMI were given a challenge to create a difficult look with extreme visual impact.  The students were broken down into four teams and then were given an allotted time to maximize their models looks.  When They were done, the mentors showed them what they could do as a team, in 15 minutes or less, pushing the looks to the next level.

The test was a challenge of skills as much as it was a challenge in communication and teamwork.  All of which are often needed in our industry.

Students: April Gonzales, Jessica Tuttle, Laquisha Campbell, Lania Moreno, Ruthie Inocencio,  Yereida Bravo, and Viviana Sisneros

Models: Kaysi Franklin, Katie Marie, Damaris Carmona and Maddy Little

Mentors: Jillian Sara, Becky Williams-Gomez, And Rachel Riggs

Photographer: Jillian Sara

 

 

 

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Fresno, Ca. 93711

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Pretty As A Flower

Flowers are not only beautiful to look at, but each one has a special meaning.  With spring lurking just around the corner, we thought that it would be nice to showcase some of our beautiful, and sometimes artistic, flower photos.  As always, I hope that you enjoy the images.

Makeup Artists: Sandra Tovar, David Garcia, Mary Cornejo, Mari Hernandez, Franke Escobedo, Rainbow Chatman, Emily Sanchez, Michelle Herrera, Claudia Arambula, Jovahnni Gordon, Mary Garcia, Mia Garcia, and Monae Synthia

Model: Priscilla Yang, Emily Sanchez, Shantele Mitchell, Katherine Bennett, Amber Janelle Smith, Gabrielle Allyse Bruno, Jennifer Brianne Smith, Mia Garcia, Lenora Pate, Michelle Her, and Samantha Armstrong

Photographers: Jillian Sara and Kevin Chavez for What If Photography

 

 

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2225 West Shaw Ave, Suite 109

Fresno, Ca.  93711

559-840-5418

 

 

T.M.I.- Behind the Shoots

Mentor Jillian Sara wears a few hats at The Makeup Imaginarium. She is the head of  “The Projects,” a room named for the work that takes place inside. Once a student graduates from the course they are able to continue on to the extended training the school volunteers. Granted, all graduates that choose to participate must be willing to contribute to the preparation of the project or projects they have chosen to join. It’s like an artist club.

Some of what you may have seen:

So, we decided to catch Jillian between shoots and ask her a few questions.

T.M.I. : How many graduate shoots would you say you do per week?

Jillian: On average three or four per week. I usually shoot every other day and then on off days Rachel Riggs and I put the shoot into a presentation and post it for everyone to see.

T.M.I. : Wow, that’s not a lot of time.

Jillian (laughs) : No, no it is not. We still have to prep for the up coming shoots somewhere among the current shoots and presentations and let’s not talk about laundry. Many of the shoots involve full wardrobe and some require a set to be built. My house looks like a storage unit.

 

T.M.I. : How would you describe your style?

Jillian: I don’t really have one. I’m all over the place. It really depends on what the artists are wanting or needing. All of the shoots are based are their goals. If they are lacking something in their portfolio, I try to fill the gap. If they need practice in a certain area, I try to test that particular skill. It’s really all about growth.

T.M.I. : Now, you’re a makeup artist as well, does that help you as a photographer?

Jillian: I was a working makeup artist for fifteen years before I ever picked up a camera. It helps tremendously. I pay attention to the details. What message is the artist trying to convey? Were they trying to capture a particular texture? Feel? Emotion? I love it all really. The two go hand in hand. If a makeup artist doesn’t capture their work on camera the work is lost when the person or model they’ve worked on washes their face. I am still a mentor. I work really hard to make sure the artist has done their job before taking the shot. I don’t have time to do a ton of editing. Clearly with a shoot every other day- it’s just not possible.

T.M.I. : You have amazing imagery, what inspires you to come up with these concepts?

Jillian: As I said before, it’s all about growth. The concepts I come up with are usually hurdles the artist needs to overcome in order to continue growing. We all have them. It’s better to face your fears with friends than with strangers.

T.M.I. : How do find time to do all that you do?

Jillian: Ohhh, that’s a good question. Let’s see….I don’t. It never fit in a nice neat little package. It’s always a tight squeeze no matter what I do. I work about fourteen hours a day at least six days a week. Every time I say I’m going to take some time down, something comes up. It’s worth it for the most part. As long as the graduates keep growing- it’s worth it.

T.M.I. : You are notoriously silly at work…

Jillian (cuts in):  Wait, everyone is silly here that’s part of the charm but we still get the job done. Have fun but get it done!

 

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Fresno, Ca 93711

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Draw The Line

Mastering eyeliner like a pro isn’t an easy task.  Some of our students have taken it to an advanced level, creating amazing looks for their photo shoots.  Here is a sample of various eyeliners that have come out of TMI.

Makeup Artists: Angela Jones, Yesenia Gomez, Alyssa Soliz, Reina Macugay, Rainbow Chatman, Krystine Garcia, Mary Cornejo, and Jasmin Quintana

Models: Houa vang, Jayleen Clubb, Alexandria Avance, Jazmin Torres, Breanna Marie Olmos, Fae Yang, Melinda Campbell, and Emily Sanchez

Photographer: Jillian Sara and Kevin Chaves for What If Photography

 

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Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Koko’s World

The Makeup Imaginarium would like to take a moment to introduce a young woman starting on the adventure of a lifetime. Koko Herrera, who is already a working makeup artist, has decided to blaze the plus size modeling trail!

T.M.I.:  I know you’re also make up artist, what is it like to do both make up and modeling? Does being a make up artist help with being a model?

Koko:  Being a make up artist and a model is a new creative experience. As an artist our challenge is to project our vision onto a model. The models job is to then, bring the art to life. By doing both it gives me the opportunity to showcase my artwork and vision completely. My background in make up artistry helps to understand the look the artist and photographer are trying to achieve. With that I have great knowledge on angles and lighting to best showcase the hard work and talent it takes to bring an idea to life.

T.M.I.: This was your first time modeling, how was the experience?

Koko:  My first time modeling was a little intimidating, but it was definitely an exciting rush of adrenaline. Being able to work with and be coached by Photographer Jillian Sarah, was absolutely wonderful. She made me feel very comfortable and confident. She is an amazing photographer, it was an experience that I’m truly grateful for and will never forget.

T.M.I.:  What inspired you to be a model?

Koko:  Phrases like “Your pretty for a big girl!” Or “Your so beautiful! Imagine if you lost ten pounds” that inspire me to pursue modeling. I want to show the world that you can be a plus size and still be beautiful. I’ve never been one to hide my body, I embrace it. I want to give women the confidence to be anything that they want to be. If I can do it, anybody can.

T.M.I. :  What are your thoughts on plus size modeling?

Koko:  Seeing a plus size model look just as beautiful as a thin model gives women of all ages confidence, and realistic beauty standards. We all want to feel accepted, and plus size modeling does that. It sends a powerful message of self-love and beauty. This growing industry is very body positive and I look forward to being a part of the movement.

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But, It’s Broken!!!

We all have had that horrific moment, as your compact or shadow slips out of your hand and hits the floor.  You open the lid to find it has broken into a million little pieces.  Now what do you do???

Lucky, fixing a broken powdered cosmetic is pretty easy.   This technique can also be used to convert loose pigments into eye shadow as well.

1. Break up the shadow into small pieces.  Covering it with plastic will keep the pieces from falling out of the pot.

2. Pour in alcohol and mix until the shadow is saturated into a thick paste.

3. Wrap a coin in material or a paper towel, and press it into the pot, removing all excess moisture and compressing the powder.

4. Let dry.

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Labyrinthian

The T.M.I. gang set out into to play in traffic for this shoot of extreme mix and match. Artist Koko Herrera took the challenge photographer/instructor Jillian Sara set forth.  Jillian recruited model Mimzi Dielle for this play on the complex yet fascinating modern eccentric.

Instructors Rachel Riggs and Becky Williams-Gomez along with student Diana Lopez helped pull the collection together.

Thank you again Rachel for catching the behind the scenes fun!

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W Shaw Ave Suite 109

Fresno, Ca 93711

(559) 840-5418

Gabrielle Allyse Bruno

Over the last two years, Gabrielle Allyse Bruno has become one of the top TMI models.  Regardless of what needs to be done, she is willing and able, loaning her face to in class as well as post-graduate shoots.  She is an amazing model as well as a wonderful person.  This is why we would love to introduce her to you…

Hello everyone!                                                                                            My name is Gabrielle Allyse Bruno,I’ve been modeling for two years now and it has been a wonderful journey so far.  When I got linked up with The Makeup Imaginarium, I was a shy girl with no clue of what I was doing, but in these past years they’ve pushed me past the limits that I didn’t even know I had.  The wonderful instructors have been nothing but helpful to me and have done nothing but support me every step of the way.  They saw my potential and were determined to unlock it.  I still have more growing and learning to do, but modeling is my passion and I have my heart set on achieving my goals.  If I could give any words of advice to someone looking to do the same thing, I would say just stick with it and be dedicated.  Everyone is beautiful, have a good head on your shoulders, and carry yourself with grace and with that, you can achieve just about anything.

-Gabrielle Allyse Bruno

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2225 West Shaw Ave, Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Student Project Recap January 2015

January has been very busy at The Makeup Imaginarium, kicking 2015 off to a great start.  New students came in to study to become professional makeup artists and some of our graduates returned to show off their skills while learning even more.  Working with master makeup artist instructor and photographer, Jillian Sara, challenges graduates to refine their craft and  to gain real life experiences and gain the opportunity to showcase their new techniques off to the world.

TMI teaches that fundamentals and skill are the cornerstones of makeup, but imagination and creativity are what makes it artistry. Teaching both sets us apart from other schools just as learning both will set you apart in the industry.

 

Makeup Artists: Frankee Escobedo, Jillian Sara, Birdy Bardot, Diana Lopez, Rainbow Chatman, Becky Williams-Gomez, Rachel Riggs, Mia Garcia, Selina Torres, Alyssa Soliz, and Bibiana Morales-Perez

Models: Gabrielle Allyse Bruno, Fae Yang, Coalee Camara, Maddy Little, Mallory Nance, Alexa Duarte, Michelle Her, Samantha Armstrong, Viktoria Paris, Lenora Pate, and Nikki Richards

Photographer: Jillian Sara

 

 

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2225 West Shaw Ave, Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

 

It’s So Natural

The Natural, minimal to no-makeup look is a technique that actually takes skill and a good eye.  Going too much, will easily slip the look out of the “natural beauty” zone.  Here are a few beautiful looks from various TMI student portfolios.  They are a good example of keeping it simple, but still making an impact.

Makeup Artists: Mary Garcia, Pa Houa Lee, Katherine Woodward, Emily Sanchez, Marilyn Alvarez, April R., and Mary Cornejo

Models: Mallory Nance, Gabrielle Allyse Bruno, Maddy Little, Angela Taylor, Kat Tag, Summer Her, and Gracie Reichenbach

Photographer: Kevin Chavez for What If Photography

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave, Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Oh, My Lashes

Have you gone to purchase mascara lately? There are so many different formulas and so many different wands…how do you know what to buy?  I did some research to find some articles that broke it all down.  Take a moment and check them out.

Mascara Wands:

http://www.beautyinternational.uk/magazine/different-types-of-mascara-wands-and-how-they-work/

http://www.beautyblitz.com/8-new-types-mascara-wands#slide-1

Mascara Formulas:

http://stylevanity.com/2014/02/different-types-of-mascara.html

http://mycolorofbeauty.com/beauty-of-a-mascara-formula/

 

 

 

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave, Suite 109

Fresno, ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Black and White

Creating amazing looks with makeup can be a difficult task for artists.  Creating them with a lack of color can be even harder.  Using only black and white, these artists designed looks for their in class shoots that are beautiful.

Makeup Artists: Samantha Armstrong, Dana Lopez, Susan Martinez, Ashleigh B., Christine Pombo, Adrie Munoz, Michelle Herrera, and Tia Kähkönen

Models: Samantha Armstrong, Maddy Little, Amber Janel Smith, Taylor Hart, Kacie Wilson, Renee Bugatti, and Michelle Her

Photographers: Jillian Sara and Kevin Chavez for What If Photography

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave., Suite 109

Fresno, Ca.   93711

559-840-5418

Duped

Nothing is worse than going into a store to buy your favorite lipstick and hearing those two phrases: 1)Sorry, we are currently out of stock or 2) we no longer carry that color.  Lucky, that no longer means giving up your favorite product to try to be happy with second best.   Dupe Up is a wonderful resource to find lookalikes for your favorite products.  Not only do they give you multiple dupe options but allow reviews so you can hear from others on how good they are.

Check them out.

http://www.dupeup.com/

 

A Deeper Love

Stylist Fae Yang pulled together this dark yet romantic collection for photographer Jillian Sara and makeup artist           Mary Garcia.  Model Lenora Pate completed the team for   this end of winter shoot during a passing storm.

Although chilly and occasionally rainy, the day proved to be comfortable and exactly what was needed to capture Fae’s love for the deeper side of romantic makeup and fashion.

Special thanks to Rachel Riggs and Daisha Feliz for the video.

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W Shaw Ave Suite 109

Fresno, Ca 93711

(559) 840-5418

Want To Be a L’Oréal Artist???

Have you always wanted to become a makeup artist for a high end company?  Imagine working on campaigns and fashion shows?  Something like that can be a resume diamond, not to mention the additional skill set you can acquire.

I found out that L’Oréal is having a contest via Makeup Artist Magazine.  They are looking for a makeup designer and it could be you.

Follow the link for you and check it out.

https://makeupmag.com/loreal-paris-contest-will-choose-make-up-designer/

 

The Great Makeup Resource

Have you ever wanted to know about products before they hit the market???  How about before they were even advertised???   How about a place to go for reviews  and dupes???  One place and you can get all of your makeup information needs on all mainstream cosmetic lines.   Temptalia is the website for you.   The blogs are very informative and easy to navigate.  Next time you have a question on a new blush or where you can find a replacement for an out of stock lipstick, check out Temptalia, and make your life a little easier.

Temptalia Link:                                                                 http://www.temptalia.com/

 

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Hunt The Hunter

This Throw Back Thursday brings us to a collaboration shoot where we not only got some amazingly beautiful shots, but got to meet and work with some wonderful  people as well.  Photographer Jillian Sara and Makeup Artist Rachel Riggs, along with models Dana Lopez and Mariah Lynn Argyilan, joined forces to combine beauty and strength, glamour and fierceness, elegance and power.

 

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

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Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Is It Expired????

One of the questions we are asked over and over by our students is “How do I know if my makeup is old?”  Since older cosmetics can cause irritations (or worse) due to the large amount of bacteria, it is good to be aware of how long it takes for each type of product to expire.

I came across this article that breaks it all down.  If you ever wondered if your makeup has gone bad, then take a second and read this informative, short article on MakeupGeek.Com (link below).

http://www.makeupgeek.com/articles/keep-or-toss-a-makeup-expiration-guide/

HAIR!!!

TMI not only provides an amazing education but offers  a few workshops throughout the year for those who want to expand on their knowledge.

Here are pictures of TMI students and teachers  playing with prosthetic hair.  Although time consuming (and a little messy) we always have a great time.

 

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The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Mac Cosmetics Does It Again

 Did you know that you can help people in need, and look good doing it???  MAC Cosmetics has a new Viva Glam, with a new 2015 spokes model, Miley Cyrus.    What  started out as a lipstick to raise money and awareness for those living with AIDS and HIV (in 1994 with then spokes model Ru Paul) has now raised over $350 million to date.  The color is beautiful , wearable and comes in a lip stick and a matching gloss, so go to your local MAC Cosmetic counter and pick them up today.

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Vintage Beauty

 As a photographer, I’ve been provided with the good fortunate of making relationships with various talented and creative people. Every photo I post is an expression of gratitude, and a tribute to their talent and time. Additionally, I’ve also found myself to the be the recipient of support by various local businesses. Like the talent I’ve worked with, I’d like to think that those business relationships exceed a mutually beneficial transaction. I’d like to consider them also to be friends.

I met Lupe and Marty, the owners of Bebe O’s, in the early stages of my development as a photographer. They present themselves in the guise of a local business filled with an awesome collection of vintage clothing and other wares, but what they are is so much more. Their generosity far exceeds their support of local creatives. For as long as I’ve know them, and prior to that time, they have helped various local charities and youth organizations. All they while doing so humbly, and without asking for much in return. They are a testament the meaning of the phrase,lead by example.

For this shoot, I found myself again seeking Bebe O’s support. We built our presentation around their collection of vintage 70’s clothes. With those parameters set, I turned to one of The Makeup Imaginarium’s graduates, Marilyn Alvarez for artistic execution of that look. I’m a firm believer in sharing the load when it comes to these types of productions. Every member of the team brings their skill and expertise to the table, and make up application is Marilyn’s. Rounding out the team is Alexa Duarte. I’ve had the good fortune of stumbling upon her recently. She’s a sweet kid, with a lot of energy for modelling, and her enthusiasm brought our concept to fruition. Without her participation, all we have is an idea. I’m proud of the results, and I’m grateful for the time and effort of everyone involved.

-Kevin Chavez

Clothing By: Bebe O’s Boutique                                                                    Makeup Artist: Marilyn Alvarez                                                                      Model: Alexa Duarte                                                                                    Photographer:  Kevin Chavez for What If Photography

https://www.facebook.com/Kevin.M.Chavez

https://www.facebook.com/What.If.Photography?pnref=story

http://www.whatifphotography.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bebe-Os-Boutique/236553396369333

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2225 West Shaw Ave, Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

 

 

Petals Fall

Makeup artist Rainbow Chatman, model  Maddy Little, and photographer Jillian Sara combined forces for this feminine and yet fierce shoot.  Enjoy the decadence and mystery of  where the petals fall.

 

Editorial available in Art Beauty and Culture Magazine:        http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/834829

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Fresno, Ca. 93711

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Adore The Gore

So many people love gore and over the last few years, our students have created some of the most amazing, yet creepy, images using the most basic of materials.  Here are some of our favorites.

Makeup Artists: Sandra Tovar, Banana Becker, Viktoria Paris, Adrie Munoz, Genevie Flores, and  Mari Hernandez

Models: Maddy Little, Kristin Shanen, Stacy O’Brian, Vox Orchid, Katherine Benette, and Esterline Hana

Photographer: Jillian Sara nad Kevin Chavez for What If Photography

 

Wayne Goss, a MUA of many talents

At TMI, we not only try to inform our many, worldwide followers of what is going on within our school, but also information about the makeup industry and those who are successful in it.  The makeup artist we would like to spotlight tonight is wonderful Wayne Goss.

Wayne Goss has done it all.  He started out loving makeup when he was younger, worked hard to learn his craft and now has become a world renown makeup artist (check out his beautiful brush sets) and YouTube Vlogger.  Not only is his artistry beautiful, his videos tells it like it is and he is a man who is not afraid to demonstrate what he is teaching on himself.  He credits his fame and success to hard work and the fact that he never let himself stop learning. In the following video, he explains what he went through, and what to expect when you decide to begin a career in the amazing world of makeup artistry.  I also included one of his makeup tutorial videos for you to check out.  I hope you enjoy.

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W. Shaw Ave, Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

The Warrior Within

We all have a warrior within us.  That strong side that comes out to fight when we need to.  The following pictures are just a few from the TMI collection, that focus on the strength and beauty of the woman warrior.

Makeup Artists: Ashleigh Burk, Emily Sanchez, AJ Hernandez, Maria (Mia) Garcia, and Monica Rodriguez

Models: Gabrielle Lee, Selene Mendoza, Mansi Pathak, Samantha Armstrong, Linda Moxley, and Jeeto Bhinder

Photographers: Jillian Sara and Kevin Chavez for What If Photography

 

The MakeupImaginarium

2225 W. Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Dissident

A group from The Makeup Imaginarium tackled a gravel heap and to catch a tiger by the tail. Artists Selina Torres and Alyssa Soliz  with models Lenora Pate and Samantha Armstrong brought lots of smiles and some dancing to photographer Jillian Sara.

With the assistance of Bibiana Morales-Perez, Diana Lopez and Rachel Riggs there was much fun to be had in capturing beautiful images and video.

 

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W Shaw Ave Suite 109

Fresno, Ca 93711

(559) 840-5418

The Amazing Pat McGrath

At TMI we think it is very important to understand your industry, so we will randomly spotlight artists who are already leaders in the makeup artistry field.

From runway to editorials, Pat McGrath is a highly respected artist in the makeup and fashion industry.  Her looks are both beautiful and creative which landed her the title of “The Most Influential Makeup Artist In The World” , by Vogue Magazine in 2007.

 

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W. Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Here Comes The Bride

There are few things more captivating than the beauty of a bride.  As a makeup artist, we get to be a part of this wonderful day.  Here are a few bridal looks from The TMI photo shoot archives.

 

Makeup: Jaryn Warren                                                                                         Model: Lenora Pate                                                                               Photographer: Kevin Chavez for What If Photography

Makeup: Deserae Padilla                                                                                       Model: Samantha Armstrong                                                               Photographer: Kevin Chavez for What If Photography

Makeup: Yesenia Gomez                                                                                   Model: Priscilla Yang                                                                                 Photographer: Kevin Chavez for What If Photography

Makeup: Esmerelda Reyes                                                                               Model: Michelle Her                                                                                 Photographer: Kevin Chavez for What If Photography

Makeup: Mary Garcia                                                                                           Model: Alexa Duarte                                                                       Photographer: Kevin Chavez for What If Photography

Makeup: Bryana Kimura                                                                         Model: Amanda Jackson                                                                       Photographer: Jillian Sara

Makeup: Jen Thompson                                                                                         Model: Summer Her                                                                                       Photographer: Jillian Sara

Makeup: Mari Hernandez                                                                                     Model: Katherine Bennett                                                                Photographer: Kevin Chavez for What If Photography

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W. Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

You, Me and Eternity

This amazing rendition of “The Day Of The Dead”, was conceptualized and shot through The Makeup Imaginarium for FIF Magazine.  Key Makeup Artist, Genevie Flores created and executed the looks and brought the art of the sugar skull tradition to life, while photographer, Brittany Shepherd, captured it for the editorial.

Models: Selene Mendoza, C.c. Pyle, David Jimenez, and Mari Hernandez

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W. Shaw ave. Suite #109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Ice, Ice Baby

It is so much fun to create different effects, ice being one of the most popular, and beautiful.  From glitter to hot glue, here are a few of our favorites TMI “ice” pics.

 

Makeup Artist: Jillian Anaya                                                                           Model: Isis Anchalee                                                                                     Photographer: Jillian Sara

Makeup Artist: S~T                                                                                Model: Bethany Maddox                                                                         Photographer: Kevin Chavez for What If Photography

Makeup Artist: Gary Agtual                                                                               Model: Aaron Thompson                                                                     Photographer: Cindy Carvajal

Makeup Artist: Angie Gutierrez                                                                   Model: Jeanette Valdovinos                                                                           Photographer: Jillian Sara

Makeup Artist: April Rose                                                                                     Model: Nikki Richards                                                                         Photographer: Kevin Chavez for What If Photography

Makeup Artist: Rainbow Chatman                                                               Model: Maria Manzo                                                                             Photographer: Brittany Shepherd

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W. Shaw Ave.  Suite 109

Fresno Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

 

The Color Of Luxury

Get ready for a fantastical other-world experience of elegance and royalty.  The Makeup Imaginarium, Sarah Rhames of Royally Spoiled Jewelry; The Lady Kate Collection and the crew of GCS Lighting came together for a shoot of artistry, beauty and fashion, captured by the amazing photographer, Jillian Sara.                                     Makeup by: Maria Aguila, Rainbow Chatman, and Becky Williams Gomez                                                                                                                         Models: Brenna RhamesClarence Hutchinson, and Lady Kate

 

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W. Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Roshar, An artist unto his own.

Makeup artists and makeup lovers all over the world love and admire the work of Roshar.  His use of shapes and color in both his makeup and hair stand second to none.  I found this amazing video that I would love to share with you, showing some of his work and just how great an artist he is.  I hope that you enjoy.

Meital Dohan At TMI

On January 18, 2014, world renowned Singer/Actor Meital Dohan, came to The Makeup Imaginarium for a meet and greet recording for Club House Radio, with DJ Lady Kate and DJ Jess to promote her new single ” Give Us Back Love“.   TMI Photographer, Jillian Sara, shot the post-production photo shoot while specialty lighting was provided by Eclectic Events.  Casey Peck finished it all off with an amazing article in CenCal Magazine.

Cen Cal Mag Link:  http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/685721

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What A Doll

Over the last few years, there were many common themes that have come up as far as our student photo shoots go.  One of these is the doll.  Whether it is cute or creepy, the dolls are always popular.

 

Makeup Artist: Tiana Saucedo                                                                       Model: Amanda Jackson                                                                  Photographer: Jillian Sara

Makeup Artist: Kristin Shanen                                                                             Model: Jewel Knapp                                                                               Photographer: Jillian Sara

Makeup Artist: Emily Sanchez                                                                               Model: Mindy Campbell                                                                         Photographer: Jillian Sara

Makeup Artist: Adrie Munoz                                                                                 Model: Jessie James Hollywood                                                         Photographer: Kevin Chavez for What If Photography

Makeup Artist: Nicole Byers                                                                             Model: Jessie James Hollywood                                                       Photographer: Kevin Chavez for What If Photography

Makeup Artist: Itzi Cazares                                                                             Model: Brooke Porter                                                                         Photographer: Kevin Chavez for What If Photography

 

 

The Makeup Imaginarium                                                                             2225 W. Shaw Ave, Suite 109                                                                   Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

 

Toxic Makeup

We have all seen it, cosmetics at a fraction of the price.  They are everywhere; eBay, the corner boutique, the flea market and, even sold in peoples homes.  This article will explain the dangers of using products that are not manufactured by the actual company, including their use of lead, mercury and carcinogens (aka cancer causing ingredients) in the products.

 

 

Additional Article Links:

http://www.reddit.com/r/MakeupAddiction/comments/1w4yea/guide_to_counterfeit_cosmetics/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2210884/The-toxic-trade-fake-make-How-counterfeit-cosmetics-containing-dangerous-levels-arsenic-sold-online-unsuspecting-bargain-hunters.html

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W. Shaw Ave, Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Excess and Fabulousness

Follow Rainbow Chatman down the rabbit hole of glamour and decadence as she transforms model Maddy Little into a glitter addict.  In the world of makeup one can never get enough color and glitter!

Photographer Jillian Sara captures the feel of the “Rainbow Trip” down fabulous way. With a splash of color from Sugarpill eyeshadows and delicious lips from Jeffree Star Cosmetics, this tale of glamour gone so right and so wrong is spun for your enjoyment.

Special thanks to Birdy Bardot, Daisha Feliz and Rachel Riggs for catching the fun on video!

 

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W Shaw Ave Suite 109

Fresno, Ca 93711

(559) 840-5418

Go All Night

Artist Rainbow Chatman  created a fun carefree set with her “Go All Night” shoot. Model Maddy Little joined the team once again for a playful day at The Makeup Imaginarium.

Using a pro eyeshadow palette from Sugarpill and Jeffree Star Cosmetic’s velour liquid lipstick in “Promnight”.  Rainbow prepped Maddy for a evening on the town.

Photographer Jillian Sara and fellow artist Birdy Bardot hung streamers and set the fan to create the commotion and fun of a party. Once everything was in place, the shoot became the party where everyone was laughing and having a great time.

Fun was to be had by all, including our behind the scenes muses Daisha Feliz and Rachel Riggs.

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W Shaw Ave Suite 109

Fresno, Ca 93711

(559) 840-5418

 

TBT at TMI

Throw Back Thursday takes us back to year one of The Makeup Imaginarium.  Bryana Kimura created Combat Candyland (the looks and the set) in our studio, starting the tradition of TMI, Student/Graduate collaborations.

Models: Ranie Egusquiza, Gabrielle Christina Ott, Rebekah Madison, Fae Yang, Maria Alejandra Campos, and Summer Her

Photographers: Jem Chaimontree and Jillian Sara

 

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W. Shaw ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418   

Art, Beauty and Culture

On January 8, 2015 Emily Sanchez, editor in chief of  Art, Beauty and Culture Magazine, launched Issue #3.   This issue published the work of a few TMI Graduates, including Emily herself.  The pictures were beautiful and the magazine, as always, is well worth the read.

 

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Link to:  Art, Beauty and Culture 

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/866290?__r=522974

Magazine Cover Art By: Ryan Wolf

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W. Shaw Ave, Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Best Instagram Pro Artists

We find that it is important to share information, especially if it is about makeup.  I came across this article in Teen Vogue, giving the Instagram links to some of the best Makeup Artists who are currently working in our industry.  Theses are the best of the best.  I included the link below so feel free to click on it and enjoy the article.

http://www.teenvogue.com/beauty/makeup/2014-06/best-makeup-artists-instagram

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The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W. Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Heat

The Makeup Imaginarium surprised student Diana Lopez with a photo shoot on Monday. Model Gabrielle Allyse Bruno sported icy water and colored corn syrup in the cold to get this super heated reconstruction of a previous shot by photographer Jillian Sara. A shoot like this can be tricky. The artist needs to stick true to the original concept while adding their own special touch.

T.M.I. is notorious for this kind of surprise for students and graduates who are putting forth extra effort in their studies.  Instructors Rachel Riggs and Becky Williams-Gomez helped coach Diana  through her very first photo session and the results were breathtaking.

Thank you Daisha Feliz for capturing this special day so we can share it.

 

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The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W Shaw Abe Suite 109

Fresno, Ca 93711

(559) 840-5418

Day Of The Dead

The Day Of The Dead, or Dia De Los Muertos, is a beautiful tradition celebrated on November 1-2, when relatives who have passed on  can reunite with their families.  The sugar skull have become a trademark of this important day.

Below are some of the works of art that have come out of our school, in reverence to this special holiday.

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Top Row:

Makeup Artist: Krystine Garcia                                                                       Model: Fae Yang

Makeup Artist: Kristin Shanen                                                                               Model: Alex Felix

Makeup Artist: Jasmine Zambrano                                                             Model: Ernestine Lopez

Bottom Row:

Makeup Artist: Genevie Flores                                                                           Model: Selene Mendoza

Makeup Artist: Genevie Flores                                                                             Models: C.c.Pyle and David Jiminez

Makeup Artist: Genevie Flores                                                                             Model: Mari Hernandez

 

Photographers:  Jillian Sara, Kevin Chavez, Brittany Shepherd

 

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W. Shaw Ave., Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

 

T.M.I. Togetherness

The Makeup Imaginarium is full of laughter and learning.  The staff works hard to make certain that the learning process is both effective and fun.

Instructors Becky Williams-Gomez, Jillian Anaya and Rachel Riggs have gone through numerous transformations from glamorous to hideous so the students could grow from the experience.

Becky

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Jillian

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Rachel

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Take a peak into the magical and often hysterical world of T.M.I. and the wonderful students and collaborators they cherish.