Complections College of Makeup Art & Design Located at
110 Lombard Street, Toronto, Ontario.
Phone: 416-968-6739
Industry Expert Series
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In order to inform our students and prepare them for a successful career in makeup artistry, industry leaders often visit CMU to lead talks and answer questions. This allows our students to get up close and personal with experts in the industry and learn more about specific fields within makeup artistry. Please see a list of our past guests below:

  • May 24, 2017
    Leah Babineau, CMU Graduate – Store Director for Sephora
  • April 26, 2017
    Gillian Okopny, CMU Graduate – National Lead Makeup Stylist for NARS Cosmetics 
  • March 29, 2017
    Cayla Bliss, MAC Cosmetics and Master Class 
  • March 21, 2017
    Michael Walsh, CMU Graduate – The SPFX Industry  
  • December 21, 2016
    Donald Mowat,Canadian Hollywood Makeup Artist. Presentation: The Concept Behind the Makeup for Nocturnal Animals & Setting Foot into the Industry 
  • June 16, 2016
    Antonio Hines, Estee Lauder: The Edit 
  • May 16, 2016
    Shannon Shea, Monster Making and Creature Design
  • May 16, 2016
    Jeremiah Ing and Vanessa Kong, MAC Cosmetics Master Class 
  • March 31, 2016
    JC Cappelletti, ZBrush and Digital Effects  
  • March 14, 2016
    Cortney Lane, Clinique Cosmetics 
  • December 16, 2015
    Donald Mowat, Canadian Hollywood Makeup Artist. Presentation: The Concept Behind the Makeup for Nightcrawler & Setting Foot into the Industry 
  • October 22, 2015
    Katia Pinto-Moretti, NYX Master Class 
  • July 16, 2015
    Jeremiah Ing and Vanessa Kong, MAC Cosmetics Master Class 
  • June 16, 2015
    Sync On Set, The app to organize every department on set. 
  • April 21, 2015
    Linda Preston & Ashley Rocha, Head Makeup Artist & Assistant Makeup Artist for Reign TV series. Presentation: Working in the film industry and advancing as a young artist
  • March 17, 2015
    Sebastien Tardiff, Global Celebrity Makeup Artist. Presentation: Emerging out of makeup school, managing a business & behind-the-scenes of international Fashion Week shows and magazine photo shoots. 
  • October 22, 2014
    Danielle Schleese, CMU alumni and Makeup Artist. Presentation: Finding your niche as an emerging artist & behind-the-scenes of your own business. 
  • September 30, 2014
    Donald Mowat, Canadian Hollywood Makeup Artist. 2014 Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Award Winner for Best Contemporary Makeup and Saturn Award Winner for Best Makeup for film, Prisoners. Presentation: The Concept Behind the Makeup for Nightcrawler (TIFF 2014 Premiere) & Advice for Emerging Makeup Artists in Film.
  • July 3rd, 2014
    Beatriz Juarez, Former Art Director of ELLE Canada and Richard DuboisPhotographer.
  • May 1st, 2014
    Donald Mowat, Canadian Hollywood Makeup Artist. 2014 Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Award Winner for Best Contemporary Makeup for Prisoners. Presentation: The Concept Behind the Makeup for Prisoners & Setting Foot into the Industry 
  • April 23rd, 2014
    Jonathan Ahee, President of NABET 700
  • March 20th, 2014
    Sharon Ryman, Wig & Makeup Supervisor and Sandra Corazza, Costume Supervisor, Canadian Opera Company 
  • February 7th, 2014
    Karon Kelly Cambridge, Educator for The International Dermal Institute, Dermalogica Canada
  • January 17th, 2014
    Jonathan Ahee, President of NABET 700
  • November 8th, 2013
    Michael Key, Publisher / Editor-in-Chief; Scott Jones, Sales Director; and Heather Wisner, Managing Editor of Make-Up Artist Magazine
  • September 17th, 2013
    Rae Morgan, Training Coordinator for IATSE
  • June 10th, 2013
    Donald Mowat, Canadian Hollywood Makeup Artist. Personal makeup artist for Mark Wahlberg and Daniel Craig. Presentation: Becoming a Responsible Member of the Artistic Community
  • April 24th, 2013
    Leonard Farlinger, Canadian Producer/Director and Professor of Film Studies at York University
  • February 27th, 2013
    Sarah Daniel, Beauty Editor at Fashion Magazine
  • October 16 & 17, 2012
    Zombie Makeup Workshop with Neil Morrill and Stuart Conran
  • July 31, 2012
    Donald Mowat, Canadian Hollywood Makeup Artist. Personal makeup artist for Mark Wahlberg and Daniel Craig. Presentation: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • November 30, 2011
    Vittorio, Award-winning makeup artist, Ke$ha’s personal makeup artist and C | MU graduate. Presentation: Makeup artists for music superstars
  • October 20, 2011
    Zombie Makeup Workshop with Neil Morrill and Kyle Glencross – Diary of the Dead
  • October 6, 2011
    Jacquie Jeffery, Regional Manager – Ontario for Make Up For Ever
  • August 10, 2011
    Nasrin Abbasi, Account Executive and Francine Phillips, National Makeup Artist for NARS Cosmetics
  • March 16, 2011
    Donald Mowat, Canadian Hollywood Makeup Artist. Key makeup artist for The Fighter starring Mark Wahlberg
  • March 9, 2011
    Jeremiah Ing, Artist Relations Coordinator and Vanessa Kong, Regional Recruiter for MAC Cosmetics
  • January 28, 2011
    Holly Sherrard, Education Manager for Dermalogica
  • October 13, 2010
    Zombie Makeup Workshop with Neil Morrill and Kyle Glencross
  • March 18, 2010
    Phaedra Kennedy – Producer, Westside Studio
  • February 4, 2010
    Traci Loader – Film and television makeup artist; Vice-President of NABET 700
  • October 29, 2009
    Lee Graff – President and Co-founder of Cover FX
  • October 14, 2009
    Kris Lyon – Agent, The Artist Group
  • July 14, 2009
    Kristen Ma – Co-founder of Pure & Simple; author of Beauty: Pure & Simple; C | MU alumni
  • June 18, 2009
    Adriana Ermter – Beauty Director of Fashion Magazine
  • May 12, 2009
    Cheryl Morrill – Trade Show Manager / Advertising Director for Makeup Artist Magazine
  • September 25, 2008
    Paul LeBlanc – Academy Award Winner for Amadeus