Showing posts with label IMATS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label IMATS. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

IMATS Sydney

Did ya, did ya know?! They don't call it the INTERNATIONAL Makeup Artist Trade Show for nothing:) That's right, the IMATS is heading to Australia!! Man how I wish I could be there.

Well, for those of you who are able to go, I want to share some info so that it will be a little easier to get your travel all together:)

Check out the Exhibitor List: (I totally took this from their awesome

Exhibitor List

3 Arts Make-Up Centre and College 15, 22
Academy of Makeup 33, 36
ACMUSE 23, 24, 29, 30
Artistry of Make-Up Academy 52
Beauty & Spa Solutions
Ben Nye Makeup 59, 60
Bluebird FX 46
Body FX 45
Cameron Jane Make-Up Design 56
Crown Brush Co. 6—9
Designer Makeup Tools 43, 50
E. Funkhouser New York 51
Evolve Make-Up 27
Final Checks 44
Hairdressing Academy (SDHC) 48
Hub Makeup 32, 37
Joe Blasco 13
Kryolan 41, 42
Lashes on Line 28
Make-Up Artist magazine 61, 62
Make Up Artist TV 14
Make Up Business, The 21
Make Up Effects Group Master Classes 47
Making Faces Hair and Make-up School / Atelier Make-up; 35
Media Makeup Academy 25, 26
Mehron 39
Naked Cosmetics 1—3
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics 40
Pacific Trade Group 34
Rowe Trading / Smooth-On; 5
Royal Brush 17—20
Serge Louis Alvarez 4
SMiiNK 16
Ultimate Brush Roll 10
Yaby Cosmetics

Iiiiiiiii know!!! Awesome right?! Jeez, I can hardly stand it:) LOL..

Well, you're going to want to get your tickets asap!! You can do that by clicking here You will be taken directly to Makeup Artist Magazine where they have links to purchase.

If you click on the title of this blog, you will be taken to their new snazzy IMATS website, where you can get info on all things IMATS. One stop shop for info which is ALWAYS good:)

Here's a little more info to soak up: (again, taken from their website)

New for 2009!

Known simply as “The Show” to the make-up world, the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show (IMATS) is the only show of its kind in the world. Thousands of make-up artists, vendors, manufacturers and enthusiasts convene for the make-up world’s biggest gathering. If you’ve ever wanted to learn the techniques or experiment with the products, or if you just have an interest in the art of make-up, then the Sydney Convention Centre (Darling Drive near Darling Harbour) is where you need to be.

The show is open to the public. No make-up artist credentials are required to get you in the door. Tickets are non-refundable and any billing discrepancies must be presented within 30 days of the transaction.

No advance ticket orders accepted after September 10, 2009. Tickets are not available to be shipped after August 28.

The show hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. Visit for more information.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Makeup Artist Magazine

Makeup artistry is a trade. It's hard to believe that there are still people out there who either don't know this or just don't realize just how true it is. (you bettah recognize!!....LOL).

It's fairly obvious to me, however, who has a passion for what they do and who is just passing the time just getting by on minimal effort.

Those of us with passion also have a sense of urgency about us. We are always trying to learn new things, perfect our techniques and expend our knowledge base. We ALL know that if we don't keep up with the newest, latest tricks and trends, we will become obsolete.

As hard as it is in this economy to find well paying jobs, we just can't afford to be lazy. So we read Vogue, Allure, Marie Claire, W, Glamour, Harpars and Cosmo. We refer back to them for inspiration and ideas. We try to keep up with the latest trends, tricks and makeup.

We love our jobs , we love makeup, we're ready to do what we need to do to make it.. and make it BIG... but... have we? I know I have and continue to. Here's a tip....

The single most important magazine that seems to escape many makeup artists, strangely enough, is Makeup Artist Magazine. WHAT?!?! SERIOUSLY?!?

Iiiiiiiiiiiii know!

It just doesn't make sense to me AT ALL. So, I figured I'd let all of you makeup artists and aspiring makeup artists know that this magazine is NOT a suggestion. This magazine is a MUST HAVE. Don't you want to be up to date on all of the most important trade shows, product reviews and articles relevant to our trade?? Sure you do!! I can feel it in my bones.. you aaaaaalllllll do!!

What's more.. you should also check out their online store: You'll find books, magazines, DVD's, Tshirts, aprons etc..And who couldn't use more snazzy li'l do-dads that can help us look more professional?

Ooooooo and the message board!!! You guys NEED to visit and request to be a part of this message board!! It's like a 911 call for any and all makeup issues, topics and stories:) Funnily enough, Makeup Artist Magazine also has a site called Makeup411.. How funny is THAT?? To have makeup info at the tips of your fingers, all in one spot for you to take in and reap the benefits of. I like THAAAATTT!! Go to and taadaaaaahh, there you go, instant glamour on the go:)

Michael Key, editor-in-chief/publisher of Makeup Artist Magazine, (shown here with me @ the Makeup Artist Mixer) has put together a great team of people who don't just do their jobs, they love their jobs too. When you love what you do... it shows:)

**You can thank Makeup Artist Magazine for the IMATS**thank you! thank you! thank you!