What's Happening

Blog / Events / Features / Makeup

IMATS Vancouver 2016: Battle Of The Brushes


Last month, four JCI makeup students and recent graduates had the honor of competing in IMATS Vancouver 2016’s Battle Of The Brushes in the Beauty/Fantasy category. As one of the most anticipated makeup competitions of the year, it was definitely an exciting time for JCI. With a new year in IMATS, comes a new theme. This time around, the competitors were asked to prepare a circus/carnival-themed look, complete with extraordinary makeup, costume, and accessories.

Tiera Murray, a current JCI makeup student incorporated her signature “big mouth” look into her fantasy look. Her final result was remarkable!


Sam St John, a recent JCI makeup graduate, stepped outside of the box and decided last minute to complete a fortune teller. She took it a step further by including a bald cap and an actual booth!


Megan Sheppard, a JCI makeup graduate, managed to complete a carousel-inspired look, even with a last-minute model change.

IMG_4188 And last, but certainly not least, makeup student Jessica Lust created this candy-girl (with real candy!) which placed her 3rd overall in the competition.

IMG_4384 To see these incredible looks come to life after weeks of preparation makes us at JCI extremely proud! Until the next IMATS..

The Makeup Artistry Diploma Program has gained an industry-wide reputation for excellence, giving students an exceptional network of contacts and resources when they enter into the marketplace. During the 10-month full time program, students study everything from glamour and special occasion makeup to special effects makeup and prosthetic application techniques. With classes limited to 16 students, individualized attention and encouragement foster each student’s personal  and professional growth potential.

John Casablancas Institute is the pioneer of prosthetic lab techniques and face casting in Western Canada. This advanced level of training affords our graduates amazing opportunities and a significant advantage for a career in film, TV or theatre.


One response to “IMATS Vancouver 2016: Battle Of The Brushes”

  1. […] 2016 Battle Of The Brushes competition in the Beauty/Fantasy category this weekend. Jessica placed 3rd at Vancouver’s IMATS this past summer, and we are beyond excited to see what she comes up with this time around! Find […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Chat with us

JCI is open today. 

Weather conditions in downtown Vancouver are constantly monitored and notices will be posted on and JCI’s social media accounts should conditions require a closure of the Institute.

Please visit regularly to check for updates on school closures. Thank you.