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November 25, 2014

IMATS 2014: Battle of the Brushes

Each year, emerging makeup artists enter the IMATS Battle of the Brushes competitions. This year in our very own Toronto, we’re proud to announce that recent CMU grads, Kaixia Zhang and Nicole Pilon, took home the first and second place titles of Sunday’s beauty and fantasy Battle of the Brushes competition….

November 19, 2014

Grad Sabrina Rinaldi in 2014 P&G Awards

We’re honoured to congratulate CMU graduate, Fashion Makeup Artist and Hairstylist, Sabrina Rinaldi, on her nomination for the Proctor & Gamble Beauty and Grooming Award for Makeup Artist of the Year. A well deserved second-time nomination after having claimed the award in 2011, and we couldn’t be more proud! Based out of Toronto…

November 7, 2014

InnerSPACE Gets Werewolf Ready

The Space channel’s flagship show, InnerSPACE, filmed their Halloween segment at CMU this year. Their horror themed idea? None other than werewolves, of course.  InnerSPACE’s featured cast member, Teddy Wilson, sat in a makeup chair for 90 minutes as our Special Effects Instructors David Scott and Stuart Conran remodelled him into…

November 6, 2014

eTalk at CMU: A Nightmare on Lombard Street

They brought Devon and we gave them Freddy. This Halloween, eTalk’s Devon Soltendieck paid us a visit with his crew for the filming of their Halloween Spooktacular segment. When they requested a look from a horror film classic, we of course delivered. Thanks to Special Effects Instructor Stuart Conran and CMU…

October 31, 2014

Cineplex Odeon’s Tribute to Horror Movies

You may have seen this hair-raising transformation across Cineplex theatre screens leading up to Halloween, but in case you missed it, watch here as CMU Film and Television and Prosthetics Instructor, Ryan Louagie, turns movie expert Richard Crouse into a classic horror-film inspired werewolf!

October 30, 2014

Trending: Glampire Makeup, Bruises and Open Gashes

Vlogger Shawna Peterson visited CMU to get her glammed up vampire look done by none other than our Fashion instructor, Barbara Alexander. From the smokey eyes to the realistic fangs, this look inspired by Vervegirl TV’s Carmilla web series, takes a new twist on the classic Halloween vampire look! For eyeliner tips…

October 8, 2014

Editor’s Note

Special guest, Noreen Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Canada, paid a visit to our Fashion artists-to-be today and spoke about various topics ranging from working in the industry to arts and culture. Thank you for imparting great advice on what it means to be well rounded in the fashion world!

October 3, 2014

Exclusively For Fashion Artists

Thank you to Beatriz Juarez, former Art Director of ELLE Canada magazine and current Creative Director of Herringbone Magazine, who came in as a guest speaker today for our Advanced Fashion students. First hand knowledge and advice from industry experts goes a long way for aspiring fashion artists!

September 30, 2014

Behind the scenes of Nightcrawler

Hollywood Makeup Artist Donald Mowat visited the school today to reminisce about his teaching days and to discuss the makeup designs behind his latest film and TIFF 2014 premiere, Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Thank you for taking the time out of your Toronto trip to host an industry expert session for CMU students….

September 8, 2014


TIFF 2014 highlighted Steve Carell’s character makeup in his latest film, Foxcatcher. CBC brought the red carpet to our classroom when they filmed SPFX & Prosthetics Instructor, Stuart Conran, working his magic to demonstrate the application of a prosthetic makeup transformation. Click here for the video!