Lab Art Show is celebrating Canada's 150 years. We are honoured to feature artist Natacha Troitter artwork

Originally from Quebec, I grew up in a small town on a street with no kids to be seen around, so I always kept myself busy painting something or someone. After high school, I continued my studies in Arts. A few years later, I enrolled in makeup school at Blanche MacDonald Centre and everything finally made sense. I have since been working in all areas of the trade, but particularly enjoy the creative process of the body painting. 

Makeup is truly a passion for me, I take pride in my work and services and make sure that I am there for my clients from the beginning until the end of the bookings... and even after, if they have any questions about products or techniques. It happens very often that my bridal clients, come back for boudoir, head shots, body painting and later face painting for their children. No matter what you book me for, I am dedicated to make your makeup experience amazing and memorable. My clients list goes from the little munchkins birthday parties to Lululemon athletica. No contract is too small or too big for me, I have a team of makeup and hair artists that will work for me for any occasion. 

I started in the makeup industry in 2004 working mostly on theatrical productions and fashion photo shoots. I moved to Canmore, Alberta where I focused mostly on bridal makeup and from there decided to go back to school and move to Vancouver to start the Global program at the Blanche MacDonald Centre.                                                                                       
 In November 2011, I graduated at the top of my class and  I have since been very active in the industry, working along with photographers, brides, and videographers. I also started teaching Make-Up Artistry in 2012, which I absolutely love. In 2014 I was hired to teach at the Blanche Macdonald Centre, the most prestigious make-up artistry school in Canada. As a graduate of this institution, this experience was like coming home for me.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Finally, I have been working for Lancome as a promotional consultant since 2011 and Make Up For Ever on and off since 2009.  I usually work on special make-up events organized in various stores, where I enjoy educating woman of all ages about how to enhance their beauty. Sometimes all we need to change the course of our day, or our life, is to feel empowered by our own beauty.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
In 2014 I moved to Squamish, which I love for the community and access to the great outdoors and still travel to Vancouver.
 Below are awards I have received: 
-1st place at the North American circus, body painting competition (2015)
-1st at the Art World Expo body painting competition 2 years in a row (2013-2014)
-Best makeup and hair at the Golden Egg Award in LA for the short film 'My Daphne' by Sandi Gisbert(2014)
-3rd place at the Toronto International make-up artist trade show (IMATS), beauty-fantasy competition (2011)