My trip to IMATS in Vancouver, B.C.

Growing up in L.A., I had access to the mecca of all the film industry had to offer. I didn’t just grow up in L.A., but I grew up in Hollywood, attended Hollywood High and started my makeup artistry training at the Hollywood High performing arts magnet where I practiced on the theater performances in our huge auditorium. I walked home past the famous Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd. under a view of the notorious Hollywood sign sitting on the hills above.

As I pursued my career in makeup artistry, naturally I discovered the International Makeup Artistry Trade Show which I began attending in the 1990’s. The first time I attended I was so excited that I literally ran from class to class for fear that I would miss out on a single word. I vividly remember my heart racing from excitement the entire day.  I attended IMATS for years, but living in Portland has taken me further away. This year I decided to explore and attend IMATS in Canada. It was my first time in Canada, so I made a vacation out of it. My husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary there. You know you married the right guy when your husband agrees to celebrate part of your wedding anniversary at a makeup tradeshow! Here’s some pictures from IMATS Vancouver! If you want to see more, check out my post on www.facebook/celenarubinartofmakeup.com

Student Competition
Student Competition
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Student Competition winning makeup
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Ben Nye Demo

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