This Summer Team Editorial with Graduate Student Ashley Sissenwein and students Amaia Binen & Joanna Savarese.
Editorial for Vue Z Magazine NY - May 2019
We are proud to present our students and graduates based in San Diego.
They always provide quality work, pay attention to detail with professionalism.
We are so happy to share in the excitement of our recent graduates. Congratulate on your well deserved success.
Avignon de la Garza
At Maquillage Makeup Academy we are very honored to have such an accomplished makeup instructor team providing a modern approach and quality makeup education.
JULIA EMERALD Lead Character and SFX makeup instructor in ATLANTA
SY CALAC Lead Character and SFX instructor in San Diego
We are honored to announce our recent Professional Makeup Artistry Program graduate Mr. Nicholas Caruana
Nicholas is specialized in Beauty, Fashion, New Media & airbrushing makeup. He is a team member of the Pro Maquillage Makeup Team working backstage and during a number of events.
Nicholas has also taken our Platform Makeup Artist Course and is train to conduct small educational group in department stores and present beauty makeup on platform.
Today, Nicholas is a FT employee at Sephora, building his career, being recognized for his hard work, etiquette, makeup techniques and " savoir faire".
At Maquillage Makeup Academy we train future artist being well prepared with the capability to work in the fast past Industry!! Understanding Art, Makeup and Business.
REVAMPING MAQUILLAGE MAKEUP ACADEMY
To provide the best education and be able to invite students from all over SD COUNTY. We have decided to move into a more professional setting near La Jolla. The location has plenty of parking space and is right off the 805 freeway exiting Sorrento Valley/Mira Mesa Blvd. We are near the UTC mall, where our student business field trips take place, including the SD Fashion Fest and the La Jolla Fashion Film Festiva with numbers of professional photographers, modeling agencies and without forgetting great Art Galleries and museums to visit.
Maquillage Makeup Academy is proud to be collaborating with the Southwestern College photographic Dept. and the Balboa photographic club in Balboa Park.
MAQUILLAGE MAKEUP ACADEMY is now located at 5752 Oberlin Drive San Diego
We are very happy to accommodate all our students with a wonderful environment, conference rooms, relaxing outdoor gardens, parking and much more...
We are very proud of our students and graduates for their excellent work provided throughout 2017! We have a few Emerging Makeup Artist very knowledgeable progressing really quickly gaining experience by working in department stores, on set, during the SD Fashion Festival, LA Fashion Week, for the bridal industry and other companies.
Our students are trained to learn the most advance techniques, practicing daily, building their portfolio and expending their presence on social media with the help of our guest models, photographers and educators.
Please enjoy and learn more about a few of our students & graduate students. We would like to present to you these wonderful and emerging artist.
Stay tuned for other featured students & graduates coming up soon.
Nick Caruana was born and raised in San Diego, California. He developed a passion for arts and sciences at a young age. Having a background in art, he began to explore makeup during high school. He became dedicated to honing his craft. He is attending Maquillage Makeup Academy in San Diego where he is expanding on his skills as a makeup artist and works hard to build a career for himself. On the science side, he worked at UCSD for three years in the department of pharmacology as an intern for Dr. Nicole Purcell. This intensive study program pushed him to become very detail oriented, a fast paced worker, and helped him collaborate with others effectively. He has a strong understanding of the human body on a larger scale and a chemical level, which has helped him with skincare and makeup application.
Having a background in beauty makeup, Nick has expanded his abilities to include fashion and new media makeup. He is working for the San Diego Fashion Festival as the Makeup and Hair Fashion Show Coordinator and Backstage Makeup Lead during the event. He strives to bring his scientific and artistic background into the makeup and fashion industry by focusing on clients individual skin needs and facial morphology. He strives to not only become a professional makeup artist, but also teach clients techniques that they can incorporate into their makeup routine. He considers makeup an art form with a living canvas.
* Nick is a full time employee at SEPHORA where he started his career putting in application what he learned in the “classroom”.
Monica “Mo” Higdon is a former chemist who has always had an interest in skin care and the transformative nature of makeup. She got her start when she began to use makeup as an artistic escape from daily corporate life. After completing courses in both Los Angeles and San Diego, she branched out as a freelance makeup artist working on local music videos, weddings, and fashion shows.
Mo enjoys many aspects of being a freelance artist. From the excitement and creativity of the runway, to the pleasure of making people feel beautiful, she loves to share tips and tricks with everyone in her chair. As someone who used to be intimidated by the seemingly unattainable glamour of makeup, Mo believes that makeup can and should be for everyone.
She brings a rare combination of science and art to each and every swipe of the brush. Mo aims to continue to build her portfolio by working in New Media, specifically music and TV shows and commercials, and advertising campaigns.
In addition to working as an artist, Mo is developing her own skin care line using natural products, a childhood dream come true.
* Monica is the creator of MOMO Rosehip Facial Oil skin care products.
Makeup artist Lizeth Lanz Schattner was born in Mexico, daughter to a radio DJ and a Medical doctor. She was always attracted to drawing and attended some art classes. She learned how to play the guitar at 15 years old claiming it kept her out of trouble.
Ms. Lanz earned a bachelors degree in Psychology and concentrated on working in clinical therapy. In parallel her artistic side was nurtured through belly dance practice, performance, and instruction. It was backstage where her love for makeup was born.
Years later she took a small makeup class with a Salon owner for a couple of months, these were personal and not very structured, but it got her some practice with salon clientele.
Often she fantasized pursuing a career in makeup artistry but the idea of abandoning psychology didn’t fit in her belief system. It was when she moved to the United States that Lizeth had the rare opportunity to start over; to pause and assess her ideal discipline. She decided to enter the Maquillage Makeup Academy and quickly started volunteering for gigs to gain experience.
Today she focuses on, TV, commercials and short films with a clear goal of someday creating a collection of cosmetics and being a key makeup artist behind Music Videos, TV and Film.
Maquillage Makeup Academy is also presenting the look of each season during the San Diego Fashion Festival runways. It is an honor to have our students, graduates and professionals being part of the International Event presented in the United States finest city.
What to expect in the New Year! Spring/Summer 2018 shows have been full sparkly, colorful and creative.
The gorgeous bronzy-burgundy smoky eye is inspired by some of the fabrics seen in the collection. Eye shadow palettes are full of warm reds, pinks, berries, and browns.
Maybe one of your favorite: Shimmery baby blue shadow paired with graphic liner, glossy lips and lots of sparkle!!
We also have slashes of silver glitter that stretched from the brow bones all the way down to the cheekbones.
Cream and powder highlighters stay the “Star products” and are apply on the lids and cheekbones.
For the most creative mind you will be able to create a traditional cat eye — drawing on different variations of double lines and negative space wings depending on the model's face shape.
Whether you’re an esthetician, cosmetologist or makeup artist, there are a wide variety of career paths in the beauty industry—it’s all a matter of deciding where you fit and then getting your foot in the door.
SEVEN Tips for Finding The Perfect Beauty Industry Job
1.) Figure out Where You Belong: Ask yourself: What am I really good at? Do you love the hands-on aspect of working closely with people? Are you great at marketing yourself and building relationships? You’re probably the right type of person for the spa environment. Or you could be a good fit for a sales position. Others might consider working in public relations for a beauty brand or as a buyer for department stores, salons and other businesses. These jobs require that you remain on top of the latest trends and products on the market.
2.) Your Cover Letter and Resume: It’s critical that you take the time to learn how to put together an effective resume and cover letter. If you’re not confident in your writing skills, seek out a helpful and knowledgeable friend or go to a professional for help. And follow the rules—send out thank-you notes after interviews no matter what.
3.) Networking: Many of us got our start because we met someone at the right time. Go to conventions and seminars and talk with as many people as possible—you never know who will be there. Many beauty jobs offer internships as well; there are few ways better than interning to break into any field. It’s never too soon to start networking.
4.) Your Personal Brand: The internet is an amazing tool for branding yourself. The best part is that it’s open to everyone! If no one else is talking about you, start talking about yourself! Create a blog or start a website that demonstrates your knowledge of the field that most interests you. We can promise you that this will be impressive to prospective employers.
5) Appearance Matters: It’s always important to look your best at a job interview, but beauty jobs are a whole different animal—how you look can literally make or break you in many cases. The importance of appearance varies—your ‘look’ is less important in an office than when you are interacting with customers and clients—but it’s crucial no matter where you’re interviewing.
6.) Manage Your Reputation: No one cares what you like to do in your free time as long as you keep it private. Be sure that the privacy settings on your personal social media accounts (facebook, twitter, etc.) are managed correctly. If you’re hoping to use your persona as a catalyst for your career, be sure that your social media accounts reflect the correct image.
7.) Keep Your Job Search Organized: When it comes to finding a job, it’s all about being organized. It can be difficult to keep track of which companies you’ve applied to, who you’ve made contact with and how much time has transpired since your follow up. Remember to stay on top of these important aspects during your search. Being organized is a quality that is admired across the board.
Students, Graduates & Educators in Action!
We are very excited to be the Beauty Sponsor for the San Diego Fashion Festival. We can't wait for all designers and couture line to be shown in the runway!!!
We will have the Maquillage team on backstage with 20 hair stylist and 20 makeup artist.
Our students, graduates, educators and many other artists will join the team!
More information will be release soon!!
Why MAQUILLAGE MAKEUP ACADEMY?
While you may already be great at applying makeup, there’s not a limit to how much you can learn. If you are passionate about makeup and enjoy applying it, then doing a makeup course will help you make a career out of something you love. Doing a makeup course is likely to teach you new skills and techniques you haven’t attempted before – remember there’s only so much that YouTube videos can teach you!
After spending time learning about color theory and how to (properly) hold a makeup brush, you will totally confident in your makeup artistry skills.
We also believe that your tools and products are equally as important as the makeup skills that you have just by improving the quality of your brushes and using richer pigmented products, the application would immediately be better.