Whimsy was the name of the game on the Battle of the Brushes Beauty / Fantasy stage at the IMATS on Sunday. It was a game Blanche Macdonald Makeup grad Cinthia Torres Salazar was more than willing to play and subsequently, placed second in! Cinthia's drive and commitment to her character definitely paid off and we couldn't be more proud of her beautiful, vintage carousel creation!

“When I heard my name for second place I couldn’t believe it. It took a couple of seconds for it to sink in. I’m really, really happy. And shocked! The carousel is a symbol of a vintage carnival. I spent a lot of time building the dress, and I knew after that the makeup would come together. I wanted to make my model look beautiful, not just weird or avant-garde. That’s why I concentrated on making her eyes so beautiful.”