Meet the Maquillage Faculty Members 

Maquillage is a professional makeup school unlike any other — and it all starts with our teachers

At Maquillage Makeup Academy, we offer the very best makeup artistry education available today, and part of that unwavering standard of excellence comes from employing instructors with both industry experience and skillful expertise to teach our advanced curriculum. As a result, our faculty team is comprised of only the best and the brightest in all areas of makeup and hair design. 

Our Founder


Mireille Bertrand
Founder and Creative Director

Celebrities: Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Bobbie Lee, Paula Adbul, Vanessa Paradis, Eva Herzigova, Carla Esparza, Iliza Schlesinger, Paris Hilton

Clients: Galeries LAFAYETTE Paris, Estee Lauder, Chanel, Lancome, Amika, Phyto, Tarte Cosmetics, Armani Atelier, Christian Dior, Kenzo, Valentino, Rochas, BCBG, CBS, VH1, Office Depot, Glamour, Genlux, Harper's Bazzaar, Elle, Nylon, Flaunt, Hola Magazine

Resident Faculty Members 

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Erica Preus
Senior Global Makeup Educator - Union Makeup Artist Local 706

Celebrities: Jane Seymour, Olivia Newton John, David Spade, Christopher Walken, George Takei, Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, Chloe Lattanzi, Mark McGrath, Anna Camp

Clients: Sony Pictures, Nickelodeon, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Porsche, Crackle, EXTRA, Benefit Cosmetics, KTLA, Good Day LA, OWN Network, Emmy Awards, Hallmark 

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LaNae Garcia
Lead National Beauty and Fashion Makeup Educator

Celebrities: Tyrese Gibson, 2 Chainz, Kid Ink, Mya, Eric Bellinger, Selena Gomez, Busta Rymes, David Banner, T Pain, Nicholas Gonzalez, Emilio Rivera, Roger Guenveur Smith

Clients:: Academy Awards Governor's Ball, Kenneth Barlis, Tory Burch, Miss Asia Pageant, Make A Wish Foundation, Bdellium Tools, Japan-World Vision, LG

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Brea Joseph
SFX Department Lead

Clients:  United States Marine Corps, Army and Special Forces,EMT and Paramedics, the Canadian Special Forces, the FBI and the 32 Street Naval Base training in San Diego 

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Aleesandra Jones
Beauty - Fashion - New Media Makeup Educator - East Coast
Published: A Guide To Pageant Terminology

Events: Miss Santa Monica Beauty Pageant, Miss California Teen USA, Los Angeles Fashion Week, Pillars Of Hope Fashion Show, Los Angeles Woman's Expo, PHAMExpo, Carnival AntiFaz, Haunted Harrahs

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Evgeniya Golik
Body Painting and Art Instructor

Evgeniya Golik (aka Evgola) is a Russian born artist who earned her degree in Design and Architecture at Far Eastern State Technical University in Vladivostok, Russia. Her fine art and body art projects have been published in various magazines and books, such as VOGUE (Italia), Studio (Milan), YAY ! LA Magazine, Out of Step Books, TAE The Art Elephant Blog & Magazine.
Evgeniya’s  dreamy paintings and drawings have been exhibited in various Galleries of USA and Europe and have been commissioned by private collectors all over the world.

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Golden Sun Shyne
Beauty, New Media, Character Makeup Instructor

Clients: Cartoon Network, VANS, The Eric Andre Show, Netflix

Celebrities: Carmen Electra, Chris Rock,Lil' Jon, Jimmy Kimmel, Tyler the Creator, Ryan Phillipe, Lauren Conrad, Seth Rogan, Lou Ferrigno, Mel B, Vivica A Fox, James Van Der Beek, Brian McKnight

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Mo Meinhart
Beauty, New Media, Character,and SFX Makeup Instructor

Clients: Mastercard, Hyundai, Levi Women, Porsche, CBS, Travel Channel, College Humor, Bobby Brown Cosmetics

Celebrities: John Mayer, Katy Perry, Robin Thicke, Seether, Chris Jericho, Kevin Sorbo

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Amber Whipple
Beauty Makeup Instructor

Amber is the lead of Education for Sephora Fashion Valley/ CA as well as a freelance Bridal Makeup Artist who has been in the industry for 9 years.Amber teaches and educates clients and coworkers in upcoming and current beauty trends in the industry.





Marisol Garcia
Beauty, New Media, and Fashion Makeup Instructor

Clients: Teen Vogue, Elle UK, FHM Magazine, Maxim, Hewlett Packard, CW Network, Germany's Next Top Model, Allure, Triathlete Magazine, New York Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week

Runway Designers: DKNY, Betsey Johnson, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Donna Karen, Prada, Moschino, Alexander Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, Diane Von Furstenberg, Rachek Zoe, Thierry Mugler

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Sy Calac
Hair Design Instructor - Owner of the Esoteric Hair Salon/ Makeup Studio

Runway, Music Video and Theater make-up Instructor

Celebrites: Ryan Shamrock, Dustin Quick, Heather Chadwell, Miguel Bose, Solveig Cirone, Johanna Hernandez, Rochelle Carino, Rhythm and booze, September Mourning, China (WWF)

Clients: Latin Grammys,People Magazine,Monsterpalooza,Los Angeles Women's Expo, Pamper Me Fabulous, LA Fashion Week, Haunted Harrahs | Instagram


Guest Instructors




Julian Bruno Bonfiglio
SFX and Character Makeup Instructor

Owner of Bonfiglio SFX Studio. Julian was a semi-finalist on SYFY's special effects competition show "Face Off". Some of Julian's most notable credits include working for Award Winning Master Sculptor and Mentor Don Lanning, on lifecasting, mold making, and foam running his prosthetics sculpture for several "Miike Snow" music videos ("Paddling Out", "The Wave", and "Devil's Work").  As well as interning for a few weeks for Academy Award winning makeup artist Joel Harlow on "The Lone Ranger" pre-production team making syntactic dough molds and assisting with casting encapsulated silicone prosthetic appliances for Jonny Depp's Old Age Tonto Makeup which was one of the nominees for the 2014 Academy Awards. 

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Julia Emerald
Character and Sfx Makeup Instructor

 Julia Emerald is the owner of JM Props Atlanta, has a BFA in sculpture and ceramics. She has done work for films such as The Walking Dead and the Nice Guys, as well as consulting for the Vampire Diaries. Her life passion and dedication for sculpting, lifecasting mold making, Special Effect & Character makeup allows her to teach what she has learned throughout her career. She shares her knowledge at various establishments in Atlanta, including at The Engineer Guy.       

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Maryl Velbeck
Award Winning Hair Stylist and Wig Designer - Hair Design Instructor

As a working career commercial hair stylist, Maryl Velbeck has been all over the world, with her work being published internationally in magazines, advertising campaigns, video, T.V. and film. Velbeck also has a background in commercial wig design, and co-owns a multi media business that specializes in still photography and video. She is also an award winning stylist in the professional beauty industry, having been nominated for the prestigious North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) four times. Maryl has a no nonsense teaching style and her techniques are easy to master, which enables attendees to come away from her class with a hair design foundation they will use right away, beginning work as a commercial hair stylist on the set, or increasing their basic hair design skill set, working with current trends in updo, braid styling and on set styling.  
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Wayne Anderson
SFX and Character Makeup Instructor

Celebrities: “Weird AL” Yankovic, Jordin Sparks, Rick Springfield, Ben Folds, Ted Nealy, Barry Bostwick, Sick puppies –Nivek Orge, Lisa Loeb, Liz Phair, Reggie Watts, MC Chris

Clients: Face Off, Slip Knot, Comedy Central, Legacy FX, Masters FX, Transworld, Geico, Skittles, VGP Effects, College Humor, KFC 

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Curtis William Foreman
Hair Design, Theater, Character,Airbrush, and SFX Makeup Instructor

Celebrites: Malcolm McDowell, Gwyneth Paltrow, Francis Fisher, Lenny Von Dohlen, Gabourey Sidibe, Liam Aiken, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Ellia English, Carolyn Hennessy, Dr. Phil McGraw, Gillian Jacobs, Ernie Hudson, Margaret Cho, Edward Furlong, Jose Davis, Kim  Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Khloe' Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian

Clients:Universal Studios Bone Yard Effects Halloween Horror Nights,LOGO RuPaul's DragRace,Spike TV,ABC Family,CBS,E! TV Oscars Red Carpet
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Adolfo Barreto
Body Painting, Airbrush,Character, SFX and Theater Makeup Instructor

Clients; Latin Grammy Awards, Latin Billboard Awards, "Zombie Burlesque" - Las Vegas, BBR Las Vegas, Britney Spears "Piece of Me" - Planet Hollywood Hotel Las Vegas

Choreography:  "Alice" at Hard Rock Hotel, Dance Company "Havana Nights", "Raw Talent at Hotel Sahara, "The King of Rock", "Show in the Sky" at Hotel Rio, "Vegas the Show" at Planet Hollywood Hotel,

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Leilani Angel
Instructor: Etiquette, Image Consultant, Public Speaking, Brand Presentation 

Leilani Angel has over 20 years of experience in the fashion, beauty, and modeling industries. Her degrees in Fashion Business and Merchandising combined with her successful career as a model led to the formation of Style Sorbet, a boutique agency specializing in model development workshops, event production, promotional strategies, and image consulting workshops.

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Tara Hilary
Fashion and New Media Makeup Instructor

Clients: ABC's "The Fosters", 42, Covergirl, Golden Globes, Grammys, People Magazine, People Espanoiol, Fella Magazine, Agenda Magazine

Celebrities: Akon, Sheri Saun, Chad Boseman, Wiz Khalifa
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