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JCI Makeup: Ones To Watch at IMATS Vancouver 2016’s Battle Of The Brushes

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. Meet JCI makeup student, Jessica Lust. She’ll be participating in IMATS Vancouver 2016′s Battle Of The Brushes competition in the Beauty/Fantasy category this weekend. Read on to learn more about her as she prepares for this exciting event!
Describe the moment when you found out that you were accepted into IMATS Vancouver 2016’s Battle Of The Brushes.

I could not be more excited to be competing in Battle of the Brushes! Competing at IMATS has been a goal of mine since I held my first makeup brush and being accepted on it’s own is such an incredible opportunity. The moment I was eligible to apply, I did not hesitate. I’ve worked hard for several years to pursue my dream career as a Makeup Artist, receiving my exception really proves hard work pays off! I was so excited to share the news with my family, I could barely get the words out.I was mostly excited to call my Dad..

What inspired you to get into makeup artistry? My dad’s been my inspiration my whole life. He’s an incredible artist who has a wide range of talents, from airbrushing, drawing, and painting. Since I was a little girl he’s taught me everything about being creative and expressing myself in my work, watching my Dad do what he loves inspired me to express my passion to be an artist as well. I started experimenting with different styles and techniques and one day I decided to express that passion into my makeup. The moment I discovered makeup, my world became much larger. Each face and body being a new canvas to work on. Makeup became my outlet for expressing my imagination but instead of painting a picture, I’m making it come to life. .

Do you have signature or a favorite makeup look that you enjoy doing?
I love creating all different types of makeup looks, there’s no end. In the makeup world there will always be different looks and styles, there’s a never ending trail of creativity and that’s why I love what I do.
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Name 3 makeup products that you can’t live without.
Ardell Lashes are always a must, I never have less than a drawer full. Morphe has just recently entered my life but now I can’t imagine life without their incredible palettes, the variety of colours allow me to express any look they inspire me to. Yet of course, every time I walk into Mac Cosmetics I can never leave without a minimum of 2 lipsticks.
Tell us about your experience while attending JCI’s Makeup Artistry Program. Do you have any favorite moments?
When it came to choosing a school out of so many choices in the world, I chose John Casablanca’s Institute. The atmosphere alone inspires me. The teachers encourage you and challenge you to be the best you can be. All the students creating such incredible artwork, everybody sharing the same passion and love for what they do. They are the best fit for making my dream a reality. I take every moment as a creative experience and apply it towards my future in the world of Makeup Artistry.
With IMATS coming up soon, can you tell us about how you’re preparing for the big day?
With IMATS coming up less than a week away I’ve been coming up with ideas on a daily basis. My creativity mind flow is at its peak and I’ve been expressing my imagination creating a full and complete character that expresses my passion for what I can do. Makeup is more than just being able to hold a brush and say that I am a makeup artist, it’s knowing how to express my work, putting my heart and soul into my creation.

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 prosthetics 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.

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