Melissa’s Play Day

Melissa Rodriguez Vasquez had a play date with The Makeup Imaginarium, with the help of Aide Montoya of Hair Evolution.  Makeup Artist, Becky  Williams-Gomez and Photographer,Jillian Sara worked their magic to bring out the many sides of Melissa, from playful to vixen.

All of the fun was captured and revealed this morning on Central Valley Buzz.

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Draw The Line

The eyes are the window to the soul.  Liner is the frame to those windows.  But what type of liner do you use and for what effect?  What is the easiest way to get the application that you are looking for?  Well, here it is.  A chart of the 4 basic types of liner and what they look like.  Also, you you makeup geeks, an article breaking down these liners and an article full of tips and tricks for perfecting your liner.  I hope you enjoy.  :)

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https://www.makeupgeek.com/makeup-basics/the-types-of-eyeliners-and-how-to-use-them/

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/how-to/a31500/eyeliner-hacks-every-woman-must-know/

 

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2225 West Shaw Ave. Ste. 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

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In Vogue

Fashion Week always gives us a chance to sneak a peek of what is coming out in the world of fashion and beauty.  Although 2015 is only a few months old, the makeup direction for Autumn/Winter have already been set.  Vogue UK has launched the looks of makeup trends that you will be seeing in about 6 months from now.  Check them out and get a head start on your cool weather style.

http://www.vogue.co.uk/beauty/2015/03/13/hair-beauty-trends-for-autumn-winter-2015

 

 

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2225 West Shaw Ave. Ste. 109

Fresno, Ca 93711

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Hacking It

Hacks make everything so much easier.  Whether it is makeup, hair, or even organizing your bathroom, it’s the simple tips and tricks that people share that will make everything a little better.  Here are a few articles that do that.  Makeup and beauty hacks, so you can look as glamorous as you feel.

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/how-to/a6265/makeup-tricks-every-woman-should-know/

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/30-makeup-hacks-that-will-change-every-girls-life.html

http://www.allure.com/beauty-trends/how-to/2014/best-diy-beauty-hacks-ever

 

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2225 West Shaw Ave. Ste. 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

 

Meet Dany Sanz

A little over 3 decades ago, Make Up Forever was born.  The Founder and Creative director is a woman by the name of Dany Sanz.   From a makeup artist to an educator and finally owner of one of the largest artistry cosmetic lines and makeup schools in the world, she has become a mentor and inspiration to many.

Unlike many artists of her caliber, she never intended to go into makeup.  She just fell into it while working in a theater as a decorator.  Once she fell in love with makeup, she decided that the face was too small so she decided to move her art to the whole body. Now she has become one of the makeup pioneers, combining her knowledge with innovation, creating the empire known as MAKE UP FOREVER. 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Ste. 109

Fresno, Ca 93711

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Surreal Beauty

Congratulations to TMI graduates Brandy Medina and Emily Sanchez for the recent publication in the latest issue of Surreal Beauty Magazine.  With Brandy Medina doing makeup, fellow makeup artist Emily Sanchez as her model and photographer Jillian Sara capturing the images, this was a dream team that was sure to create an amazing work of art.  Catch all of the images in From the recent TMI shoot, “The Change Artist”.

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/magazine/723986

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Ste. 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

 

The Lowdown on Lip Sticks: Fun Facts

Lipstick has been around forever.  I always knew it had a history, but until today, I really didn’t know how crazy that history was.  If you want to learn some fun facts and get a good laugh or two, check out these articles.  They will entertain and amaze you.  Who knew lipstick could be so complicated.

http://www.byrdie.com/crazy-lipstick-facts/slide12

http://www.julep.com/blog/happy-national-lipstick-day/#.

http://lilyluvcosmetics.com/2014/03/08/fun-weird-and-true-facts-about-lipstick/

 

 

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2225 West Shaw Ave. Ste. 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

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Modeling Magic: Samantha Armstrong

Models are makeup artists best friends.  At TMI, our students have the opportunity to work with amazing models, both in class and after graduation.  One of those models is Samantha Armstrong.  Sam started modeling with us two years ago and still is a favorite among the artists.  As you can see, she is highly transformational, so regardless of whether the makeup is beautiful bridal or artistic in nature, she can carry it off and give what is needed for the camera.

Makeup Artists: Deserae Padilla, Bibiana Morales-Perez, Nini Neves, Mary Garcia, Keri Salwasser, Candace Rae Ann Barajas, Mia Garcia, Lacquisha Campbell-Jackson, Selina Torres , Michelle Miller, Diana Lopez, Angelica A Gonzales, Samantha Retton, and Mari Hernandez

Photographers: Jillian Sara and Kevin Chavez for What If Photography

 

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2225 West Shaw Ave. Ste. 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

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Blogger Madness!!!

Cosmetics…Beauty…Hair…Makeup…Fashion.  Whatever it is that you are looking for, there is a blogger that covers it.  It is so easy to find tips, tricks, product reviews or updated information via blog-sites and social media.  If you are wanting to keep up on what is coming out, here are a few suggestions:

http://www.refinery29.com/beauty-blogs

http://styleblazer.com/377867/15-inspiring-beauty-blogger-instagrams-see/

https://www.futurederm.com/2015/02/03/top-beauty-blogs-2015/

 

 

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Fresno, Ca. 93711

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How Weird!!!

We all want to look beautiful.  This has been true since the beginning of time.  But just how far will some people go to look amazing?  Here are some weird beauty facts, that will tell you just how far we have come.

http://www.hellawella.com/weird-and-wacky-beauty-rituals-throughout-history-infographic

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/advice/a3070/weird-beauty-facts/

 

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Skin Tips

Knowing how to take care of one’s skin and help out a potential client is crucial as a makeup artist. Even if you aren’t a makeup artist, it is essential that your skin gets the proper care it deserves. Anything and everything can affect the condition of your skin. Simple daily routines or your environment like exfoliating your skin too frequently, sun exposure and lack of sleep determines how your skin will look and feel on a day to day basis.

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/2134381/slideshow/263459#slide-0

http://www.glamour.com/lipstick/2012/03/25-of-our-favorite-feel-good-skin-care-tips-of-all-time/1

http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-looks/skin/21-tricks-for-healthy-skin#fT6jAfT5V5sWiIIe.97

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/164494.php

Featured Image:                                                                                              Photography:  Kevin Chavez for What If Photography                  Model: Katie Marie                                                                                                Make Up: Diana Lopez

 

 

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2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

 

Worldwide Magazines

Many popular magazines in the United States are distributed worldwide and contain each country’s current trends. Fashion in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America completely differ from each other though they may be published under the same magazine name. Here are some examples:

Magazines

 

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2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

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MakeUp Myths

Did you know that pumping your mascara gets rid of clumps and makes the product last longer? False. Pumping your mascara actually allows germs to get in and it dries out your product faster. Just like anything else, the world of makeup is filled with myths. Advice you may have received from your friends, family, stylist or makeup artist might all be different. Today with social media, it is more difficult to sort out the myths from the truth. How many of these did you already know?

http://www.stylelist.com/view/15-biggest-beauty-myths-about-your-makeup/#!fullscreen&slide=19507

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5114988

http://www.paulaschoice.com/expert-advice/myths/_/beauty-myths

 

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2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Clothes of the Future

The world of fashion is always evolving.  As seasons come and go, so do trends.  The biggest evolution we are seeing right now isn’t the styles or colors, but how the clothes are made.  3D printing has been used for awhile in the world of technology, and has now made its way into the world of fashion.  Designer Iris Van Herpen is in the forefront of this new and exciting change, creating clothes and shoes that can be found from movies like  “The Hunger Games” to Lady Gaga.

 

 

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Counter Awareness

Anyone who loves makeup looks forward to the thrill of going to ma makeup counter.  Just being surrounded by the different products in all the various colors can be beyond exciting.  Cosmetics companies even provide testers so that you can see how you look in anything that catches your eye.  But how safe are those testers?  Here are a few articles on counter tester awareness, and how to protect yourself the next time you go shopping for a new lipstick or eye shadow.  Take a moment to read and educate yourself.

http://beautifulwithbrains.com/2011/05/10/how-to-test-cosmetics-safely-at-the-makeup-counter/

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/06/19/is-the-makeup-counter-making-you-sick/

http://m.prevention.com/beauty/makeup-how/bacteria-makeup-testers

 

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Secrets And Lies

The TMI Post-Graduate photo shoot is back.  This time it was taken at a park on a beautiful spring day.  Makeup Artist PaHoua Lee, models Emily Wright and Jayleen Clubb and stylist Fae Yang set the stage of secrets, lies and everything else that wicked young girls likes.  Photographer Jillian Sara once again captured the beautiful images, creating an editorial for all to enjoy.

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Fresno Ca. 93711

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Anything But The Basics

The Makeup Imaginarium is becoming well known to fans all around the world for their makeup artistry skills and photo shoots.   All of this starts the moment they walk into class for the first time.  In week #2,  when the students of TMI participate in their first Photo Shoot Friday, they have to put their practice into play.  Armed with only the basics (foundation tones, black and white) they have to create makeup concepts that are well thought out then execute them for their portfolios.   Although this is difficult (especially since this is usually their first photo shoot, ever), there are times where a student will go above and beyond, creating  something that is anything but basic.

Here are some the beautiful and captivating looks from our collection of first photo shoot Friday images.  Enjoy.

Makeup Artist: Samantha Retton, Cindy Carvajal, Cassandra Uriarte, Genevie Flores, Jaski Sidhu, Emily Sanchez, Angie Guitierrez, Frankee Escobedo, Hilda Sandhu, Mindy Campbell, Susan Martinez, Rosanne Becker, Birdy Bardot, Christine Alisa, Adrie Munoz, Deserae Padilla, Jovahnni Gordon, Mandy Vang, April Rose, Tia Kähkönen, Thalia SV, Lania Nicole, and Ruthie Inocencio

Model: Samantha Armstrong, Maddy Little, Priscilla Yang, Jewel Knapp, Bethany Maddox, Selene Mendoza, Katherine Bennett, Rene Bugatti, Mindy Campbell, Fae Yang, Amber Janel Smith, C.c. Munoz, Megan Bliss, Maddy Little, Kacie Wilson, Samantha Molinar, Emily Sanchez, Kacie Wilson, Michelle Her, Viktoria Paris, Damaris Carmona, and Mykel-Nerí Saucedo

Photographer: Jillian Sara, Cindy Carvajal, and Kevin Chavez for What If Photography

 

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

 

What is MAC???

Are you wanting a job at MAC Cosmetics and need to learn about the company and products?  Are you going shopping and want to know what is available to you?   MAC  is one of the largest cosmetics companies in the world.  They also have the largest selection of cosmetics available to their consumers.  But how do you know what everything is?  And if you don’t know, how doyou find out?  We have found one of the most comprehensive guides to MAC Cosmetics out there on Temptalia.Com: MAC Cosmetics: Guide For the Newly Addicted                                 

Use the link and check it out.  You won’t be sorry you did:

http://www.temptalia.com/mac-cosmetics-guide-for-the-newly-addicted

 

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2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

 

 

TMI Transformations: Bethany Maddox

Students of TMI not only learn the importance of great makeup application, but also in the art of transformation, the ability to take a model and transform him or her into something something different.  The following pictures are of the amazing model, Bethany Maddox and all of the different ways she has been transformed over the few years that she was with us.

Make up artists: Jazmin Torres, April Rose, Nini Neves, Melissah Ruiz, Mandy Vang, AJay Hernandez, Hilda Sandhu, Jaski Sidhu, Mindy Campbell, and Maria Hernandez

Model: Bethany Maddox

Photography: Kevin Chavez for What If Photography

 

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Being Billy B.

As a makeup artist, it is important to know who is successful in our industry.  One of the biggest names is Billy B.  From magazine editorials and high fashion to the red carpet and videos, he has worked on some of the biggest names, creating iconic looks that just about everyone would recognize.  If you are wanting to be awed and inspired by a true artistic professional, take the time to check out Billy B.  You won’t be disappointed.

Additional Information:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1282414/bio

http://www.beautylish.com/a/vcqpr/billy-b-makeup

 

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

It’s A Bling Thing

In the world of makeup artistry, sometimes it takes more than just makeup to create a look.  Rhinestones is, many times, one of those things.  It not only comes in many shapes, colors and sizes, but also creates a texture you can’t get from cosmetics alone.  Here are a few blinged out looks from the TMI archives.  I hope hat you enjoy.

Make up: Mary Garcia, Jaryn Warren, Monae Synthia, Katherine Woodward, Jasmin Quintana, Adrie Munoz, and Birdy Bardot

Model: Coalee Camara, C.c. Pyle, Viktoria Paris, Brenna Rhames, Jewel Knapp, Brittany Marie New, Emily Sanchez, and Ramona Jean

Photography: Kevin Chavez for What If Photography

 

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

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

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave., Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

 

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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2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite #109

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

559-840-5418

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

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave, Suite 109

Fresno Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

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

 

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

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.

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

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

 

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

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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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

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

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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The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West 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

The Makeup Imaginarium

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

 

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave, Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

 

My Gypsy Soul

Photographer Jillian Sara is back with a new concept and graduate challenge. Artist Pahoua Lee was given the task of bringing the Irish out of model Gabrielle Allyse Bruno (who really is Irish.) She executed clean beautiful makeup with ease and revealing Gabrielle’s inner gypsy. This may sound easy enough but the task was to truly capture the feel of the countryside while shooting within Fresno, CA city limits.

The Makeup Imaginarium pulled a team together for this seemingly carefree shoot. All the while they were battling thorn bushes and barbed wire with smiles on their faces. Why? Because it was an absolutely glorious day!

Instructors Becky Williams- Gomez (Irish) and Rachel Riggs(Irish and yes this will continue) were on the scene to assist  Pahoua with the model. They helped Gabrielle to her shoot site safe and sound not to mention double checking her to make certain she looked darn good getting there. Student Diana Lopez was in the mix and on the spot with a helping hand as well. She assisted with hair, wardrobe, accessories and capturing behind the scenes images!! The team worked extremely well together and finished a large set in very little time!

“Team Imagine” as Gabrielle Allyse Bruno (from Irish descent) dubbed them, set out to bring a touch of Celtic wandering ambiance to the Valley. Through the laughter and the occasional dance they wrapped up the shoot with little effort.

Enjoy the video, courtesy of Rachel Riggs! (Still Irish!)

Yeah- the theme had something to do with all of the Irish girls hanging around!! Man, those red heads are feisty and so much fun to work with.

 

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W 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

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

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/

The Change Artist

Advanced instructor Jillian Sara  set forth a practice for helping graduates strive for the next level.  She gives them a series of blind challenges chosen for their particular strengths and weaknesses. This is designed to help artists find a balance within their own work that will aid them in the field.

Artist Brandy Media set to the challenge Jillian created for her. This consisted of working with minimal time, the entire shoot was done in less than three hours. There was only one outfit and a shoe box of jewelry but if too much time was spent deliberating on what to dress the model in it took away from the time needed to prep before shooting.  Plus, Jillian asked Brandy to change the entire look and feel without removing any makeup except lipstick. All in all, this may seem like a simple challenge but when the pressure is on it can be a difficult task. Many artists cannot complete the changes while retaining clean quality looks that are flattering to the models face. This requires complete understanding of facial features as well as period makeup. The challenge does not stop there. Each look must be modernized while still retaining the vintage feel.  Brandy had to do a ton of quick thinking.

Working with model  Emily Sanchez, Brandy set out to put this rapid fire collection together. It always helps to have a wonderful model and Emily is indeed that.

Special thanks to Rachel Riggs for the video!

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W Shaw Ave Suite 109

Fresno, Ca 93711

(559) 840-5418

 

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

Modern Goddess

Makeup can be many things and it changes the appearance of those we apply it to. Being a makeup artist can also have the most incredible effect on people. Before Jillian Sara began photography she had a successful career as a makeup artist however since opening The Makeup Imaginarium she hasn’t had much time to do makeup.

Every once in a while the instructors get a chance to play and this was that day for Jillian. She chose T.M.I.’s first two models Maddy Little and Nikki Richards and artist Bibana Morales-Perez to create her vision of the Modern Goddess. In many ways the shoot was about using too much. It’s easy for an artist to over do a look. The makeup for the shoot was  about crisp clean flawless makeup while using too many tools. There were bright colors in red, orange, yellow and gold against the stark contrast of black and white. If that weren’t enough, there were also crystals in a variety of colors, glitter, shimmer,silver spray and hair nets. False lashes and gold shimmering cream pushed it over the top and it could have easily come out muddied and cluttered. As the instructors like to call it “five much”.

T.M.I. celebrates the art of makeup and enjoys pushing graduates to strive for the next level. Keeping up with an instructor can be a difficult task for a recent graduate. Bibiana Morales-Perez succeeded in reaching that next level. So, congratulations Bibiana for a job well done!

Thank you Rachel Riggs for catching the behind the scenes mayhem and putting the video together!

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

The Makeup Imaginarium

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

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W. Shaw Ave, Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

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

 

Isn’t it Romantic

Artist Frankee Escobedo  and photographer Jillian Sara are back and ready for Spring with this spin on romantic makeup. Model Viktoria Paris played the starring role of the flirty love interest in Frankee’s floral fancy.

Diasha Feliz, Diana Lopez and Rachel Riggs helped catch the behind the scenes footage of the shoot.

Special thanks to Rachel for putting the video together!

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W Saw Ave Suite 109

Fresno, Ca 93711

(559) 840-5418

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

Daydreams

Photographer Jillian Sara kicked off Spring with artist Mia Garcia in this whimsical shoot. Models Michelle Her and Samantha Armstrong brought the magic of friendship and secrets in the meadow to life.

Special thanks to Becky Williams-Gomez and  Rachel Riggs for helping on location and capturing the shoot on video.

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

Juxtapose

The Makeup Imaginarium uses unconventional styles of teaching to make certain students are grasping the concepts set forth by the school. Instructors Becky Williams-Gomez and Rachel Riggs  go above and beyond to ensure the artists attending can maximize their potential.

We took a peek into a color theory lesson to see how things work. Not only were they teaching fundamental theory but complex texture, shape and flow with the color theory and how it applies to photography and lighting.

Photographer Jillian Sara lent a helping hand in the lesson merging the worlds of makeup artist and photographer, not to mention catching the lesson on camera . Daisha Feliz captured video for everyone to see what takes place in a day at T.M.I.

Special thanks to Mallory Nance and Alexa Duarte for lending T.M.I. your beautiful faces to teach this lesson!

 

 

 

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