Meet the Instructors

Blush School of Makeup’s selective team of artist instructors are some of the best in the their chosen area of makeup so that students are able to learn and develop their skills in a quality, small-class setting. Each is talented and passionate about delivering a top-tier makeup education.

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Michael Bondi
(Day Building Blocks)

Thoughtful and energetic artist and instructor with over twenty years of working experience in all sectors of the makeup world.


Kane Bratt
(Evening Building Blocks)

Kane Bratt is a makeup artist with a hunger for glamour. He has been a professional makeup artist since 2010. Kane is a licensed cosmetologist and has worked with some of the leading makeup brands in the world such as Mac Cosmetics and NARS Cosmetics, as well as having been part of the elite Mac Pro team in San Francisco, California. Kane is also an amazing educator in makeup application, with having facilitated many masterclasses and update training for Mac Cosmetics in Northern California. What drives his passion is the confidence that one has after being transformed into their ultimate vision of beauty. Kane Bratt is currently located in San Francisco, California More about Kane


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Rachel Picard
(Super Senior)


Over 10 years as a working makeup artist with an emphasis on instructing on the fundamental of makeup theory application. More about Rachel…

Renee Batres (Bridal)

With the makeup industry booming on social media, Renee began sharing her colorful journey through Youtube and Instagram as Prettylilrenee. Once she began focusing on her art and videography, her videos eventually became viral. Building relationships is one of her priorities so it came to no surprise when San Jose’s own Content Magazine offered a continuous relationship to collaborate with ongoing projects. This was a page turner for Renee since this was her first time being published by a magazine from her hometown. Renee’s biggest makeup and hair client is, A-List celebrity and actor, Colin Farrell. More about Renee…



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Gina Fernadez (Airbrush)

Talent artist with more than 10 years of experience in bridal, photography and high definition on-camera makeup. More about Gina…

Jonathan Mendez (Stage, Period)

Jonathon is a published makeup artist and educator with over twenty years experience. Specializing in theatrical, editorial and bridal makeup. In addition, representing as a brand ambassador for Chanel cosmetics since 2009. More about Jonatan…

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Anastasia Kopyl (HD, Photography)

Talented artist with more than 10 years of experience in bridal, photography and high definition on-camera makeup. More about Anastasia…


Julian Bonfiglio (Special Effects)

A true special effects professional: Semi-finalist on Syfy’s Face Off season 8, worked on a number of movies and music videos, as well as produced prosthetics for several theatre productions and haunt events including California’s Great America Haunt. More about Julian…


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Rachel Picard

Over 10 years as a working makeup artist with an emphasis on instructing on the fundamental of makeup theory application. More about Rachel…

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Michael Bondi

Specializing professionally in beauty, editorial and special effects makeup for over 10 years for the benefit of upper level students. More about Gala….

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Anastasia Kopyl

Talented artist with more than 10 years of experience in bridal, photography and high definition on-camera makeup. More about Anastasia…

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Jonathan Mendez

Jonathon is a published makeup artist and educator with over twenty years experience. Specializing in theatrical, editorial and bridal makeup. In addition, representing as a brand ambassador for Chanel cosmetics since 2009. More about Jonatan…

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Renee Batres


With the makeup industry booming on social media, Renee began sharing her colorful journey through Youtube and Instagram as Prettylilrenee. Once she began focusing on her art and videography, her videos eventually became viral. Building relationships is one of her priorities so it came to no surprise when San Jose’s own Content Magazine offered a continuous relationship to collaborate with ongoing projects. This was a page turner for Renee since this was her first time being published by a magazine from her hometown. Renee’s biggest makeup and hair client is, A-List celebrity and actor, Colin Farrell. More about Renee…


Gina Fernandez

Talent artist with more than 10 years of experience in bridal, photography and high definition on-camera makeup. More about Gina…

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Julian Bonfiglio

A true special effects professional: Semi-finalist on Syfy’s Face Off season 8, worked on a number of movies and music videos, as well as produced prosthetics for several theatre productions and haunt events including California’s Great America Haunt. More about Julian…

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Kane Bratt

Kane Bratt is a makeup artist with a hunger for glamour. He has been a professional makeup artist since 2010. Kane is a licensed cosmetologist and has worked with some of the leading makeup brands in the world such as Mac Cosmetics and NARS Cosmetics, as well as having been part of the elite Mac Pro team in San Francisco, California. Kane is also an amazing educator in makeup application, with having facilitated many masterclasses and update training for Mac Cosmetics in Northern California. What drives his passion is the confidence that one has after being transformed into their ultimate vision of beauty. Kane Bratt is currently located in San Francisco, California More about Kane

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Reviews

Most beneficial was the variety of not only classes, but teachers with such broad knowledge in each field.
I learned exactly what I want to do in the industry and Tania gave that to me!
Christina C.

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