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March 9, 2014

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Esthetician student Houda Samatan uses a Q-tip to help with the make-up application process. Model Venessa Barnes was one of the students transformed during the fantasy make-up competition March 19.

Fantasy is reality Estheticians display make-up skills learned in class during a competition voted on by their peers KATIE DAHL A zombie, a fierce lion and a pin-up cyborg took over the Student Commons March 19. Of course, they only appeared to be this way, all because of the make-up talents provided by the esthetics program students who were taking place in the fantasy make-up competition. The Student Commons was filled with esthetic students getting their faces made up as fantasy creatures. Some of the students took the role of make-up artists while others were the models. With the fantasy theme if the competition in mind, the duos got underway with base coats and foundations.

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Leslie Tomkins became a mermaid for the first time, done with rhinestones and shading techniques.

products I’ve used for a while. I know the longevity and the quality of the products,” said Boulet. Robyn Skanas went for a cyborg pin-up girl look complete with curled hair and the use of liquid latex. Her model Stefany Hnatiw was pleased with the final result as the duo took third place. Votes were cast by students who had the luck of watching the creations come to life and who were passing through the Commons while the finished products were being presented. One-by-one, each model took the stage for the spectators to get a good look while their before pictures splayed on the TV screens in a slideshow. Second place was given to Maria Daminanakos who was turned into a fierce lion by Maylee Ngov. Ngov used contouring and highlighting techniques to achieve the final look. Votes were cast by students who had the luck of watching the creations come to life and who were passing through the Commons while the finished products were being presented. One-by-one, each model took the stage for the spectators to get a good look while their before pictures splayed on the TV screens in a slideshow. Second place was given to Maria Daminanakos who through the Commons while the finished products were being presented. One-by-one, each model took the stage for the spectators to loowhiefore pictures splayed on the Ngov used contouring and highlighting techniques to achieve the final look.

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Seungeun Lee showing off the result. Her sister Sunmin Lee created the floral inspired look.

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Julia Veenstra has seashells placed on her face. This helped to complete her make-up look. “The competition allows students to explore their creativity,” said Linda Ducharne, program co-ordinator. “They use the skills from theory and practice labs.” It also brings awareness to the college’s students that the program exists as it is not currently located on Woodroofe’s campus. With having had only a month to plan, and one practice session the contestants had little time to waste as the four-hour-long competition began. Yolanda Shank found herself being painted in green to resemble Poison Ivy. “I chose Poison Ivy because I’m a Batman fan and I think Poison Ivy is a really sexy villain,” said her make-up artist Nina Barbosa. One of the contestants, Terri Boulet used experience to her advantage with the mermaid look she created. “I used

create something.


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