Put on a happy face: Trade show for makeup artists open to public this weekend

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The International Make-Up Artist Trade Show is mecca for the industry’s top professionals and anyone who’s ever gotten a shiver of joy from purchasing a new lipstick or eyeshadow palette.
At the show, brands like M.A.C., Urban Decay, OCC and Make Up For Ever will unveil new products and offer discounts on your go-to favorites, while pro and celebrity make-up artists will share their tips, tricks and techniques in panels discussions. Among them will be the crew of artists who created the fairyland looks seen in Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.”
Visit the Make-Up Museum, watch a couture bridal fashion show, and keep ahead of the curve with a runway show on fall make-up trends
Too, students of make-up face off in a challenge to create winning fantasy looks: The beauty competition has an “Alice in Wonderland” theme, and the character competition is “Grimm’s Fairy Tales”-themed.
Today, June 26, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and tomorrow, June 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10-$60. Pasadena Convention Center, 300 Green St. imatsshow.com
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Weekend guide: Earth Day at Descanso and a show-stopping Showcase House


SATURDAY, April 17
  • Earth Day at Descanso
Spring is in full bloom at Descanso, from the lilacs to the roses, so there’s no better place to celebrate Earth Day. From 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., a butterfly appreciation corner will spotlight one of nature’s most colorful creatures, including demonstrations and hands-on activities for the whole family. “Green” displays on the main lawn will range from compost tea making to organic gardening and more. Live, family-friendly entertainment scheduled throughout the day, and Patina Catering offers eco-friendly barbecue with local, organic foods from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring a blanket and settle down for a picnic among the trees.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Earth Day events are free with admission. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Caada Flintridge. descansogardens.org

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Rooted in love: Valentine’s Day at The Folk Tree


The Folk Tree has the art of romance boiled down to a science — or is it the other way around?

Its 23rd annual Hearts & Flowers Exhibition runs through Feb. 20, with love and all its requisite — and some unexpected — symbols the focus of the show.

Expect a variety of mediums, including jewelry, as 50 local artists display their works. Small-scale decorative works and whimsical objects are balanced against emotionally-charged pieces reflecting the ups and downs of love.

An array of related Mexican folk art is also on view, including ceramic figures, repousse hearts cut from tin, and paper and cornhusk flowers.

Lots more amazing photos after the jump.

217 S. Fair Oaks Ave. Mon.-Wed., 11-6; Thurs.-Sat., 10-6; Sun., 12-5. (626) 795-8733, folktree.com

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