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Saturday, January 20th

Doors Open at 9 AM

10 AM – 3 PM
Booth 509

Portfolio Review

Connect directly with Local 706 make-up artists and graduates of Vancouver Film School’s 1-year Makeup for TV/Film program. Toryn Rizzo (Key Artist for ‘Dead to Me’, ‘Barry’, Emmy nominated for ‘Picard’, Class of 2012) and Shannon Trigger (TikTok, YouTube Content Creator and Educator @MakeupByShannonMarie, Class of 2014) are extending an invitation for portfolio reviews.

Whether you bring your portfolio book, share website links or just present specific photos, this is your chance to receive industry insights and chat with artists can empathize with your journey!

To secure your time spot, please email [email protected]

Portfolio Review
9 AM – 3 PM
Booth 300

bdellium tools

Join Jacquelyn Coon (@jackcoon) and Nicholas Winstead (@nicholaswinstead) for a live demo!

12 PM & 3 PM
Booth 409

Ashunta Sheriff – Beauty Demo

Ashunta is a trailblazing beauty industry veteran with over two decades of experience, renowned for her unique and flawless clean beauty technique. Her innovative approach to makeup has garnered the attention of prestigious brands like Dior, Biore, Codex Beauty, Armani Beauty, Mary Kay, Cover Girl, Nair, Simple Beauty, Milani, Elizabeth Arden, Loreal, Smashbox, Jane Iredale, and many more, leading to impactful collaborations in the world of social media and magazines.

11:45 AM


MUA Founded Cosmetic Brands Panel

11:45 AM



Oppenheimer Panel
1:30 PM


Adrien Morot

A conversation with the Oscar winner (The Whale) about his career.

Academy Award®-nominated ’s lifelong passion for movie makeup was triggered at an early age after watching the original Planet of the Apes movie on television. Over the last 30 years, he has worked on more than 150 movies. His talent, in depth knowledge of the craft, versatility and groundbreaking technological advancements in the field of makeup effects has brought him to work on a vast array of film projects ranging from the recently released box office hit M3GAN for which he has designed and created the titular character, to creating the makeup effects for the Best Picture Academy Award winner The Revenant. Other notable film projects include Vice, X-Men Days Of Future Past, Night At The Museum, The Lighthouse, The United States VS Billie Holliday, Warm Bodies, Crawl and Barney’s Version for which he was nominated for an Academy Award®

1:30 PM


Armando Kole – Beauty Makeup Demo

with celebrity makeup artist, Armando Kole (Kole MUA)

Armando Kole, also known as Kole MUA, is a certified celebrity makeup artist that is making his mark in the world of professional makeup. At just 13 years old; Armando was balancing middle school by day and bridal parties by weekend. With his now 5 years of experience, Armando has not only worked with some of the most prominent celebrities in the industry, but has even created his own signature “soft matte glam” style that has caught wind in the beauty world and inspired many other makeup artists to take his classes and learn his techniques to emulate onto their own clients. Because of it’s popularity, this past year he released his own eyeshadow palette called “Served Soft”, giving makeup artists and makeup lovers alike the opportunity to recreate his signature look on their own.

3:00 PM


Battle of the Brushes Makeup Awards

Student Makeup competition awards. Beauty theme: Futurist Roaring ’20’s.

Stranger Things
3:30 PM


Maestro Kazu Hiro

A panel discussion with the makeup team featuring two time Oscar winner, Kazu Hiro.

Kazu Hiro is a contemporary hyperrealist sculptor, prosthetic makeup designer living and working in Los Angeles. After working 25 years as a special effects makeup artist in Hollywood, Kazu decisively shifted focus in 2012, dedicating himself full time to fine art sculpture. Using resin, platinum silicone, and many other materials, Kazu constructs three-dimensional portraits in a scale two times life size.

Kazu is a self taught pioneer in the craft of using contemporary materials to create the illusion of life. Having discovered the art of special effects makeup for himself while perusing American magazines as a teenager, he developed skills through mimicry, trial and error. In 1987, he found the address for Dick Smith in
Fangoria Magazine and initiated a pen pal student/mentor relationship with him which eventually resulted in Kazu’s first film gig fresh out of high school. As an early pioneer in Japan, Kazu founded one of the country’s first companies of its kind, Makeup and Effects Unlimited, and worked with director Akira Kurosawa in the production of Rhapsody in August.

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