Fulfill your Halloween makeup dreams at this Vancouver trade show

Oct 11 2018, 7:45 pm

When it comes to Halloween you can either go all out, or go home. Your dazzling/ghoulish/creepy/alluring makeup has to blend effortlessly with your costume for everything to work.

Although YouTube tutorials can be handy, you can always learn better directly from the expert, in-person. This month, the makeup event you’ve been waiting your whole life for is happening in Vancouver.

On Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, legendary makeup artist Ve Neill is coming to the Vancouver Convention Centre as part of the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show Vancouver. And we’re giving away four free tickets which could be yours by entering the contest below!

Whether you’re a professional makeup artist or curious to find out how to apply the perfect natural look, this show has something for you.

You’ll hear Ve Neill, the only female makeup artist with the most Oscar wins and nominations, share tales of working in the industry for more than 40 years.

Discover how she broke into the boys’ club of special effects makeup and went on to work on productions like Beetlejuice, Mrs. Doubtfire, Ed Wood, The Hunger Games, A Star is Born and Welcome to Marwen.

There’s going to be more than 33 hours of onstage makeup demonstrations and inspiration from pros who work in makeup across broadcast, digital, and print media, so you can expect to learn a lot.

Local makeup artist Mimi Choi (@mimles) will be on-site demonstrating her iconic makeup illusions so you can see how she brings the surreal to life through skillful makeup techniques.

Of course, you’re going to want to buy new products to help you create your Halloween look and you can do that at the event when you shop premium makeup brands like Kryolan Professional Make-up, Royal & Langnickel Brush Mfg., Morphe, Ben Nye Makeup, Lit Cosmetics, Lime Crime, Make Up For Ever, Nars and more at the event.

Wait for it — there will be product discounts throughout the show, too!


Tickets to this highly-anticipated event are on sale now via IMATS.

A one-day ticket costs $35 and a two-day ticket costs $52. You can use the code DAILYHIVE at the checkout to save $5 on the price of your ticket.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn from and network with the best in the makeup business at IMATS Vancouver 2018.

RSVP via Facebook, because your Halloween really depends on it.


Enter for your chance to win four tickets (one for you and three friends) to IMATS Vancouver on October 20 and 21, 2018.

*Must be 16 or older to attend


To enter for your chance to win four tickets to IMATS Vancouver on October 20 and 21, 2018, do at least one of the following:

1. Like the following photo on the @imatsofficial Instagram page, follow the page, and comment below the photo tagging the three friends you’ll bring with you if you win. Remember to use the hashtag #dhcontest. (1 entry)


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2. Tweet the following (1 entry):

  • Win 4 tickets to #imatsVANCOUVER on October 20 and 21, 2018, via @IMATS & @DailyHiveVan RT to enter! #dhcontest

Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on October 18, 2018. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter.

Contest Guidelines

IMATS Vancouver 2018


  • Saturday, October 20: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday, October 21: 10 am to 5 pm

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East, Hall B – 999 Canada Place
Price: $35 one-day | $52 two-day – Tickets available via IMATS

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