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October 26, 2015

Estelle Phillips Makes Over Fashion Week Brooklyn

CMU graduate Estelle Phillips took her makeup artistry skills backstage at this October’s Fashion Week Brooklyn. Estelle provided beautifully executed, fashion forward makeup for several models who walked the runway showcasing this Fall’s trends.

September 22, 2015

Grad Provides Makeup for TIFF Feature

Last summer, CMU graduate Nicole Pilon worked on set as the makeup artist for the film Fire Song. Fire Song – a story based on current issues faced by First Nations youth living on reserves – made its premiere at this year’s TIFF. Nicole has quickly earned a positive reputation…

September 16, 2015

CMU Instructor on set of Born to be Blue

CMU’s Film & TV Makeup Instructor, Lynda McCormack, lent her talent to the set of Born to be Blue by taking on the role of Key Makeup Artist. Born to be Blue, featuring Ethan Hawke as legendary jazz musician Chet Baker, premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival and critics…

April 15, 2015

Fashion State of the Union: The Brave Ones

“Extreme beauty is on the rise, and the days of doing nothing are slowly slipping away.” Agree or disagree? These designers and their collections dare to be different and so do their (runway) makeup looks. Looks that are as distinctly “fashion forward” as these, tend to make us think –…

April 10, 2015

Getting real about makeup

“So I’ve been wanting to talk about beauty for a while now, but I didn’t know how to,” are the words this Singaporean director and actress uses to approach the topic of beauty. Her video reminds us of what matters most when we apply our makeup – that boost of confidence…

March 19, 2015

Inside The Global Fashion Industry with Sebastien Tardif

On Tuesday March 17, 2015 we welcomed global celebrity Makeup Artist and co-founder of Veil Cosmetics, Sebastien Tardif. Sebastien hosted an industry information session for CMU students at the college that focused on the fundamentals of starting out in the fashion industry for emerging makeup artists. Sebastien has worked behind-the-scenes of…

February 20, 2015


Every year we celebrate the awards season with the greatest regard for the talent that serves the film and television industries. From the Makeup Artists & Hairstylists Guild Awards to the Oscars, the skilled artists that work behind the scenes of award winning films and television shows aren’t always brought…

January 12, 2015

Nightcrawler Nomination

Congratulations to CMU Honorary Board Member and former instructor, Donald Mowat, for another nomination this year for the The Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards! Donald was Makeup Department Head for the recent film, Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, and has been nominated for the Best Contemporary Makeup award! Winners to…

December 30, 2014

Oscar Buzz for Makeup Transformations

The Academy has announced their shortlist of films selected for the makeup and hairstyling Oscar. In the running are Maleficent, Guardians of the Galaxy and the recent Foxcatcher, to name a few. Some of these contenders are also great reminders of the common illusion that the subtlest makeup touche , usually have a complex design and time-consuming application behind them. To view…

December 19, 2014

100 Years of Beauty in 1 Minute

This model goes through the quickest style evolution ever as she alternates through the iconic hairstyles and makeup looks of the decades, from 1910 to 2010. Watch here.