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Photo-Shoot Friday: In Reverse

Usually our Photo-shoot Friday videos feature TMI’s artists constructing their looks…but what about deconstruction? This time we have a video showing the process in reverse. All the footage was flipped […]

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Urban Delight

TMI’s mentors and several graduates hit the studio to explore the depths of their imagination with Urban Decay products. It was a day for creativity to flow free in the exciting […]

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Monochromatic Tactic

Monochromatic Tactic takes a look into the world of black and white with model, Maria Escamilla, TMI Graduate, Alexa Duarte, and photographer/mentor, Jillian Sara. The realm of black and white photography gives way […]

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Velveteen

TMI’s Spring Workshop: Velveteen complete with chicks, a bunny and giant sparkling eggs. Model, Koko Herrera, hopped right to action on the magical handmade set with makeup by Alexa Duarte and photography by mentor, […]

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Behind the Veil

This outside shoot presented a magnificent assemblage of colors and light. Take a peek Behind the Veil to see how makeup artist, Sara Staplecamp and photographer Jillian Sara conjured up the magic of the glamorous shots below. The […]

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Photo-shoot Friday: Clean Cut

A photo-shoot of clean cut TMI talent. New students and graduates produced striking new looks with in-house models, Tahj Everill, Shayna Boyles, Chris Henderson, Eunice Esquivez & Michelle Her. Clean […]

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Elements of Elegance

One of the wonderful things about TMI is the diverse group of In-House models we have the privilege of working with. Makeup artists work with models of all shapes and […]

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Seeking Serenity

Part one of Seeking Serenity shows the elegance of model Maria Escamilla in a lush spring-like environment. The vibrant flowers and deep colors of the trees and grass brought contrast to the soft […]

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Blushing Queen

A team from TMI joined forces with designer Blia Thao to bring her vision of the Blushing Queen to life. We headed up to Shaver Lake to shoot this elegant design in […]

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Amidst the Mist

You’ve heard of smoke and mirrors but Amidst the Mist was TMI’s smoke and glitter. Mentor and photographer Jillian Sara got together with two talented graduates Mandy Vang and Mia Garcia to transform Lenora Pate, Alexa Duarte, […]

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TMI Workshop: Loli Loli

TMI Mentor and Photographer, Jillian Sara, held an editorial workshop full of vibrant colors. It was a dazzling learning experience and the photos were incredibly crisp. Models Alexanderia Harvey & Sara Rehpenning became […]

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Revived Fashion

TMI and the Revived team got together to shoot some of the glorious designs from Revived Fashion show. It was a wonderful opportunity to see talent come together in a […]

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It’s a Wonderful Day

On December 23, 2015, We had the honor of going out to have a play date with the wonderful women at Garden Terrace Assisted Living.  The ladies wanted to be “A Model For The Day”, […]

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Feelin’ Festive

Throughout the year, The Makeup Imaginarium hosts workshops and seminars for all of their students and graduates.  This offers a chance to learn something above and beyond everything that they […]

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Mirror Me FOB

Fobby Girl founder and designer, Huab Vue, wanted a line of clothing that was wearable regardless of a woman’s shape or size, without sacrificing style. At The Makeup Imaginarium,  Huab […]

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Empyrean

The Shinzen Japanese Garden at Woodward Park is a little piece of heaven on the outskirts of Fresno.  With its beautiful panorama and a deep sense of serenity, it is the perfect backdrop for […]

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High Fashion Free For All

The newest issue of ART, BEAUTY AND CULTURE MAGAZINE is here.  Editor in Chief, Emily Sanchez, has integrated images that combine fashion, makeup, hair and photography for ABC’s 8th issue,  HIGH […]

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FOBBY GIRL Fabulous

Fobby Girl founder and designer, Huab Vue, wanted a line of clothing that was wearable regardless of a woman’s shape or size. From dresses to tees, she has them all. […]

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Just The Two Of Us

At The Makeup Imaginarium, we like to give the students opportunities and challenges that will help them grow to become amazing makeup artists.  One of the ways that is done […]

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Dark Forces

“In order to be created, a work of art must first make use of the dark forces of the soul”     ― Albert Camus Makeup Artist and TMI graduate, Christine […]

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Fae Yang- Queen of Nothing

TMI graduate Viviana Sisneros and hairstylist Mckenzie Hicks helped author Fae Yang embody the darkness of her own character from her book series Hunters Ghosts and Shadows. TMI: catches up with nineteen year old graduate, […]

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TMI 2015: A Year In Review

2015 has been a really busy year at The Makeup Imaginarium.  Jillian Sara busted out shoots as TMI’s official photographer, stylist, artistic director and mentor, keeping a constant pace so that […]

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Snowy White

Once upon a time and happily ever after, that’s what dreams are made of.  So many people watch fairy tales and wish to be a princess, and with this shoot that […]

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Secret Admirer

They say it’s better to be adored than to be ignored, but what happens when adoration turns into obsession??? Secret Admirer is part of TMI’s “Dream It Out Loud”, Nightmares […]

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Helium

Pretty as pastels and as sweet as candy, this is one of the many sides to model Nikki Richards.  TMI graduate Lilit Pogosyan and TMI Mentor Jillian Sara brought out […]

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Side-Step

A few days earlier mentor, Jillian Sara, had an in class seminar where she demonstrated a powerfully beautiful style known as “Macabre” (evoking the feeling of disturbance and darkness).   The […]

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TMI Teacher Challenge

The soon to be graduates of The Makeup Imaginarium asked to see their teachers in action, not as their usual instructors but as makeup artists.  So Mentors, Jillian Sara and […]

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TMI Open House

On Saturday, The Makeup Imaginarium hosted their Open House.  This was a chance for anyone who was interested in an artistic makeup education to come in and see what we are […]

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Bebe O’s Vintage

Bebe O’s is an tremendous vintage store located in the Tower District.  You can find clothing and accessories from every era, just waiting to be worn, and at this time of […]

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Umbra

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”       -H. Keller When kindred spirits meet, it creates a bond like no other. […]

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Model Call Madness

On Saturday, September 5, 2015, The Makeup Imaginarium hosted a model call for Le Mode, a blog site that focuses on local businesses.  Whether it is fashion, beauty tips and tricks, or […]

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Tis The Season

Expressions Magazine: September 2015 issue, just published some outstanding images from TMI graduate, Emily Sanchez.  Her creative, new take on the four seasons transformed, models Viktoria Paris, Jessica Tuttle, Coalee […]

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HARDWARE: THE NEXT TRAIN

A group of 8 TMI Graduates came together (The K.N.O.W. Project), under the mentorship of TMI mentor/photographer Jillian Sara, to create an amazing set of images from the “HARDWARE” Collection.   […]

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StarChild

 A star danced and under that, I was born! – William Shakespeare Their souls are a part of the  mysteries of the universe.  The beautiful and  the unique…this is the […]

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Genteel

Class and beauty are the qualities of a genteel lady.  Model Nikki Richards was the penchant  of perfection in this elegantly refined shoot, showing the softer side of TMI’s postgraduate work.  Makeup […]

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Elle Est Jolie

A beautiful face and a beautiful smile.  A beautiful person inside and out. Model, Gianna Heredia and  makeup artist, Mia Garcia came together to embraced the qualities  of a beautiful woman.  TMI photographer, […]

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Mullo

In the world of the gypsies, there is a tale of people who have been victims of a wrongful death or  who haven’t been properly buried, who come back as the undead. […]

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Watercolors

Water shoots are one of the benefits of a summer.  Combine it with makeup, material and flowers, you can transform models into water nymphs.  And that is what makeup artist […]

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The Cat’s Meow

Part of the TMI curriculum is a once a month seminar/workshop that both students and graduates can attend.   This months class was led by instructor Rachel Riggs, who shows […]

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Road Warrior

Hardcore and Hyper-color was the theme.  Shot only a few miles from TMI, this whole shoot was captured by Photographer/Mentor/Creative Director Jillian Sara on one solid stretch of the road.  C.C. […]

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SLICK

Over a two month period, a group of 8 TMI graduates came together to embark on a very large task.  The KNOW Project created clothing, accessories and makeup looks for Dream It […]

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Bleach Bypass
Bleach Bypass

Bleach Bypass | Beauty and glamour, makeup and wigs.  As artists we strive to create maximum impact.  Being able to change the appearance of a model is not only key to […]

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KINDRED

Ever so often, the instructors of TMI get their own play date, and with the help of our beautiful and amazing models; Jennavieve Dechow, Gianna Grieco, Brooke Porter and Gracie Reichenbach, they were able to combine […]

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Just Peachy

Makeup Artists are expected to create different characters as part of their job, especially if they are wanting to get into film or television.  Transformation makeup doesn’t mean drastic changes, […]

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Florabundance

Everyone wants to be as pretty as a flower, and that is just what models Gracie Reichenbach and Alyssa May Wahl became in this beautiful floral shoot.  Makeup artists Jillian Sara and Lania […]

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Suburban Safari

Spring is the perfect time for a safari.  If you live in the city, that means a trip to the zoo.  Makeup Artist/TMI Graduate Lania  “Squeekers” Moreno, Model Gabrielle Allyse Bruno, and Creative […]

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Street Savvy

The streets of San Francisco became a playground for this sassy, savvy shoot.  Taking it back home to the bay area, makeup artist Rainbow Chatman along with Photographer Jillian Sara, model Paige Clay and stylist Stephanie […]

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Sweet As Honey

Sweet As Honey was a TMI class project. Four students (now graduates) took on the challenge of bringing a concept to life. Emma Valle Pineda, Jazmine Saavedra, Jordan Cornelious and […]

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The Runaways

Street fashion and hyper color was the theme for this mid-summer shoot.  Models (and sisters) Jayleen Clubb and Gracie Reichenbach were the perfect duo as our runaways, with their ability to give the perfect […]

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Itinerant

Itinerant is the third photo shoot in the “Futuristic Bleak” series. Makeup Artist Monica Rodriguez, along with models Teri Galaviz and Melinda Lira Parker worked under the mentorship of creative director/mentor/photographer […]

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A M.U.S.E

On June 20, 2015, The Makeup Imaginarium hosted the A M.U.S.E Fashion Show.   The show was put on by TMI graduate and member of The K.N.O.W Project, Lacquisha Campbell-Jackson and […]

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Hardware

The Makeup Imaginarium has embarked on many projects.  The newest is a collection of look books, known as Dream It OutLoud.  On June 15, 2015 we will be launching HARDWARE […]

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Lucent Gleam

Pastels, iridescence and luminescence compose the setting of this beautiful shoot.   Makeup artist Yerida Bravo and Model Michelle Her compliment makeup to  cellophane, creating a soft yet striking image.  With […]

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HMF, Revived and TMI

On May 23, the graduates and teachers of The Makeup Imaginarium had the honor of,  once again, doing makeup for The Revived Fashion Show at The Hmong Music Festival (HMF).   […]

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Urban Legend

Since the beginning of time, we have had urban legends.  True or false, they creep into our mind and haunt us when we are alone.   Creative director, mentor and […]

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Lavaliere

They have done it again.  The K.N.O.W.  Project combined their makeup artistry forces, with the help of models Emily Sanchez and Mimzi Dielle as well as photographer/mentor/conceptual artist, Jillian Sara, to create […]

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Blue

The K.N.O.W. Project is back with another teaser!! Just a subtle hint of whats to come. This group is on fire and we can’t share the details so I’m afraid […]

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pixie dust
Pixie Dust

Pixie Dust once again features Model Lenora Pate and makeup artist Frankee Escobedo, but this time they used magic.  Enter the realm of the fairy. It’s a world of possibilities and […]

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idle hours
Idle Hours

Idle Hours | It was a beautiful day to shoot for model Lenora Pate, makeup artist Bibiana Morales-Perez and photographer Jillian Sara. The sun was shining and there was a subtle […]

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tough girl
Tough Girl

Tough Girl | Makeup artist Alyssa Soliz and model Mallory Nance battled the heat for the fun but sassy shoot. They captured the tough but fashionable image set forth by photographer […]

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Dot to Dot

The Makeup Imaginarium got to play with model Nikki Richards in the second shoot for Modern Goddess. A play on the subtlety of a tiny dot and the transformation it […]

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futuristic bleak
Futuristic Bleak

Futuristic Bleak | Delve into the surreal imagery of Futuristic Bleak coming soon to The Makeup Imaginarium via Dream it Outloud.  Artist Frankee Escobedo and model Lenora Pate kick off […]

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Electro-Pop

Color and fun was the on the menu for this Technicolored artistic shoot.  Emily Wright modeled with Pa Houa Lee as her makeup artist, and Jillian Sara did her magic […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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? […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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” […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Remember When

Photographer Jillian Sara took a trip into history with this modern spin on a retro theme. With vintage wall paper and clothing, she created a story from days gone by. Graduate Birdy […]

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Smokin’ Hot

Graduate Frankee Escobedo recruited model Gabrielle Allyse Bruno to be his muse for this icy hot photo session. There was music, laughter and literal flames on the set.  Okay, so it was only […]

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Makeup of the Future

The Makeup Imaginarium is becoming renown not only for their beauty makeup  but also for the art of transformation.   Not only do we teach all aspects of makeup artistry […]

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The Circus Is In Town

  On October 5, 2013, two of our students (now graduates and accomplished makeup artists), Genevie Flores and Mari Hernandez, decided to partner up for an editorial in FIF Magazine.  The […]

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Em and Mim

TMI graduate and “Art Beauty and Culture Magazine” editor in chief Emily Sanchez and model, Mimzi Giese, combined forces for this too cute and slightly twisted shoot. Photographed by Jillian […]

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Subtlety With Impact

Sometimes the most simple makeup images can have the biggest impact.  Below,  we have shown beautiful looks that each contains a subtle trait to make it standout.  Instead of going all out and overdoing a […]

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Video Photoshop

At The Makeup Imaginarium, we like to share, not only what is going on in our school, but what is going on in our industry as well.  When I first […]

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Butterfly Kisses

During the summer of 2013, two of our students (now graduates) put together an amazing concept called “Butterfly Kisses.”  Make-up artists Genevie Flores and Mari Hernandez worked together to conceptualize and execute this […]

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“Pump” it up

This month, Pump Magazine highlighted the talented Kevin Chavez as their featured photographer.  Using the artistic makeup and hair talents of TMI graduate, Kristin Shanen and the beautiful model, Rachel […]

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A New Year, A New Career

The Makeup Imaginarium starts classes for the 2015 school year, on January 5.  If you are interested in becoming a certified makeup artist or currently working in the makeup field […]

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Éventreur

Emily Sanchez (makeup artist) and The Makeup Imaginarium combine forces for this magnificently visual and absolutely amazing photo shoot.  Éventreur (the ripper) weaves a tale of beauty, death and revenge.  Stunningly set […]

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Mandy Vang Does it Again

TMI graduate, Mandy Vang, shows off her amazing makeup skills for a second time as a featured makeup artist in CV Luxury Magazine.  Combining her talents with that of Photographer […]

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Check out Dark Beauty Magazine!

T.M.I.  is thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with an extraordinary team for the September issue of Dark Beauty Magazine. With the talents of  photographer Topher Adam, creative director/stylist Kim […]

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