Demo at the Japanese International Entertaiment event

April 30, 2016

On Saturday April 30, I had the honor of doing a prosthetic makeup demonstration for the Honeeys Collection International Entertainment event in Torrance. Re-creating my interpretation of Gug, from Wayne Barlowe's artwork. The sculpt took 2 weeks and altogether the piece was about 4 weeks of work. What fun, and a great honor to be asked to do this event!

Check out the current issue of Makeup Artist Magazine!

March 10, 2016

The current issue of Makeup Artist Magazine features Jojo's Award winning makeup from January's Los Angeles IMATS "Battle of the Brushes"

Zombie Fallout!

February 13, 2016

Today our makeup department created over 30 zombies for a one-day shoot for Mark Tufo's Zombie Fallout. So much fun! I love creating zombies!

Los Angeles IMATS Battle of the Brushes WINNER!!!

January 16, 2016

January 16th was a great day for me! I won 1st place in Battle of the Brushes competition at Los Angeles IMATS (International Makeup Artists Trade Show). I'm so grateful for being selected to compete out of the hundreds of applicants from all over the world. I represented Cinema Makeup School where I graduated last summer. The theme of the competition was Star Wars and my character was a Sith. My amazing model was Alexander Ward (American Horror Story, Sleepy Hollow)

Makeup Artists Magazine "Magic in the Moonlight" Gala

January 13, 2016

It was so fun attending Makeup Artist Magazine's 20th Anniversary Event, "Magic in the Moonlight." Getting all dressed up and going to this diner/show/party with my husband, Michael Spatola (Terminator 2, Iron Man 3, Tales From The Crypt) and meeting all the amazing friends and artists that were there! 

Cinema Makeup School Christmas Party

December 06, 2015

Cinema Makeup School's annual Christmas Party. There's always great celebrity makeup artists there! In the photo on the left is me with 3 time Oscar winner Ve Neill (Face Off, Beettlejuice, Mrs Doubtfire) and my husband, Mike Spatola. In the photo on the right, I am with the most amaznig body artsit Nelly Recchia.

Leonard Engelman Fellowship

November 15, 2015

Getting to study directly under makeup legend Leonard Engelman is a great honor. Cinema Makeup School offers this honors program to the top students twice a year. Leonard has worked with Cher, Sylvester Stallone, and currently serves as vice president of the Motion Picture Academy.

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