Showing posts with label Makeup Artist Trade Shows. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Makeup Artist Trade Shows. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

IMATS Vancouver

Well, it’s spring, and my mind is on Art, Color, Fun and Creativity. You can imagine my excitement when I realized that with spring, comes the IMATS Vancouver J. That’s right ya’ll… Next month April 17th & 18th 2010 @ the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel!!!

That said, lets get into the nitty grittyJ We all love a li’l nitty gritty after all…

Here’s a bit of what you can expect to see in Vancouver. Oscar Award Winning Artist Howard Berger (The Chronicles of Narnia, Inglorious Bastards), Eddie Malter (artistic director or L’Oreal Paris Canada’s Fashion Week) and Charles Porlier (Twilight Saga: Eclipse) will all be there for your ogling pleasure.

You’ll also receive over 20 hours of education from genius’ currently working in the industry. Greats such as Kevin-James Bennett, Caitlin Callahan, Jon Hennessey and Sonia Leal-Serafim will be present to shine their brilliance on each and every one of you. Companies such as OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics), Kett, Naked Cosmetics, Crown Brush, Temptu and much much more!!

What you’re gonna wanna do is get your tickets early so you can save some cashJ . Cash that you will inevitably spend at the show on all types of goodies!! Visit before March 31st to pre-sell your tickets and save up to $10.00. Every li’l bit helps in this economy doesn’t it?! Uhhhh, YEAH!!

So enough with the dilly-dally!! Get on it people!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

IMATS London

Because the wheels of the makeup world don't stop turning for any "recession", Makeup Artist Magazine presents IMATS London!!! That's right, just across the pond you too can enjoy the intensity, know how and eye candy that is the IMATS!!

Here you will find quite the list of exhibitors:
  1. Adesign
  2. Academy of Freelance Make Up
  3. ACMuse
  4. Airbase High Definition Professional Make-Up
  5. Andrea Leanza/Roberto Mestroni
  7. Beauty Call- Hair & Makeup Artist Academy
  8. BECTU
  9. Brush Stroke
  10. Charles Fox
  11. Cinema Makeup School
  12. Crown Brush
  13. Dermalogica
  14. Embroylisse
  15. Fero Beauty
  16. Guru Makeup Emporium
  17. Hakuhodo
  18. Joe Blasco Professional Make-up Artist Training Centers
  19. Kett Cosmetics
  20. London College of Fashion
  21. M.A.C
  22. M.A.C Pro
  23. Make-Up Artist Magazine
  24. Makeup International
  25. minke-props
  26. Mould Life
  27. MUA-TV
  28. MUD
  29. Naked Cosmetics
  30. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
  31. PAM (Makeup Artist Provisions)
  32. Paris Berlin
  33. PowderPuffSquadInc.
  34. Principality Fx
  36. Royal Brush
  37. Sleek Makeup
  38. Smooth-on. Inc.
  39. Somerset College
  40. Temptu
  41. Treasure House Makeup
  42. West Thames
  43. Yaby Cosmetics

Can you STAND it?! That's quite the list they got going there. You can bet that to take full advantage of what IMATS London has to offer, you're gonna need both days! Yeah you are:)

Now take a look-see at the host for the London International Makeup Artist Trade Show!! It's the Alexandra Palace in Wood Gre

Here's some info from about the venue:

Alexandra Palace is situated in North London between Muswell Hill and Wood Green. It is well served by all forms of public transport and is easy to reach by underground, road and rail. A free shuttle bus service is available on most show days connecting you to the Palace grounds.

For more information, visit

And where oh where will you staaayyyy while visiting this beautiful palace for all your makeup goodies?!

Muswell Hill Hotel

Close to Muswell Hill, this hotel is only 12 minutes from Alexandra Palace. The newly refurbished three-story Edwardian corner property offers a warm, friendly service in pleasant surroundings with comfortable, newly appointed rooms and parking for nine cars. For reservations, call 020 8883 6447 or e-mail

White Lodge Hotel
Located in Hornsey, between Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Wood Green. It's a non-smoking guest house with 17 bedrooms and is VERY near Alexandra Palace and is only 30 minutes away from the most popular central London locations. For reservations contact:

Soooo, are you all geared up and ready to go?? I'm thinkin you are!! LOL.. Americans, Canadians etc.. Get your passports ready!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

IMATS Toronto

For those of you who haven't heard of the International Makeup Artist Trade Show (IMATS), and honestly I don't know who reading this DOESN'T know what IMATS is but whatever, I'll give you a little history on it, courtesy of their website

"Make-Up Artist magazine produces the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show (or IMATS), the only show serving make-up artists worldwide. Five times a year, in four countries, thousands of make-up artists, vendors, manufacturers and enthusiasts join the make-up word’s biggest gathering. At IMATS, participants display, discover, discuss and collect the best the industry has to offer. IMATS also offers excellent presentations, classes and demonstrations from industry leaders—and it’s the best place to network with colleagues.

During the mid-‘90s, there were no trade shows specifically for make-up artists. Because artists and cosmetics companies had expressed interest in such a show, Make-Up Artist publisher Michael Key held the first IMATS in August 1997. It offered a diverse mix of presentations, products, demonstrations and education by some of the biggest names in the business. Like Make-Up Artist magazine, IMATS continues to further Key’s vision to educate and reach make-up artists around the world.

The show is held five times annually—in London in January; Vancouver, B.C. in April; Los Angeles in June, Sydney in September and Toronto in November."

It's about that time again, and I just can't get enough. It's IMATS!! The International Makeup Artist Trade Show and Makeup Artist Magazine are being held in Toronto next month!!
That's right people, November 21st & 22nd at the Heritage Court you will find an ocean of makeup artist, products, services, seminars, workshops and much much more:)

Here's some information I got from their site

"Heritage Court (100 Princes' Blvd.) (above) at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto, Canada, will host this year’s International Make-Up Artist Trade Show (IMATS). Located along Lake Ontario and off Lake Shore Blvd. W, the Direct Energy Centre provides ample on-site parking for $12 CAD and is also easily accessible by public transportation. Click here for information on how to get to the Centre.


IMATS and Make-Up Artist magazine are partnering with One King West Hotel & Residence (above) to bring our guests special room rates. Located at 1 King Street West in Toronto, the hotel is minutes away from the Direct Energy Centre and Heritage Court and within walking distance of the theatre and entertainment districts.

Guests attending the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show (IMATS) have until October 23 to reserve their suites at the following group rates: $139 CAD (per night, plus taxes) Superior Suites. Reservations may be booked by calling the reservations department directly (toll free) 1-866-470-5464 or sending an e-mail to

Attendees should quote International Make-Up Artist Trade Show (IMATS) or Group Code 10E8VQ"


As you can see this is going to be quite an event.. But wait.. I'm not done telling you all about it:) Keep reading!!

The list of exhibitors is kind of long but I'll give you a little taste of what's coming. I'm sure the list will be modified as more and more vendors join the fun!

Beauty So Clean, Ben Nye Makeup, Crown Brush, Dinair Airbrush Makeup Inc., FACE Atelier, Grex Airbrush, Hakuhodo, Joe Blasco, Kett Cosmetics, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics and the list goes on. :)

It's all so exciting!! wait.. there's more..

You can Pre-purchase your tickets now (and I suggest that you do!) by clicking on the title of this blog. The show hours are from 8:30-5 on Saturday and from 10-5 on Sunday:)

Advanced Tickets

IMATS Toronto Two Days $50.00 CAD

IMATS Toronto One Day—Sat., Nov. 21 $30.00 CAD

IMATS Toronto One Day—Sun., Nov. 22 $30.00 CAD

Now it's not just shopping and learning at the IMATS in Toronto:) There is in fact a "Student Competition" scheduled.


"The competition is open to students of a recognized make-up school and to those who have graduated 12 months prior to the competition date. Make-Up Artist will only accept competition entries postmarked by Oct. 9. Eight competitors will be selected for each competition. Cash and/or prizes will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners for each competition. To qualify, you must fill out and send us this form, along with 8-10 photos of your work. All entries, photos and artwork become the non-returnable property of Make-Up Artist magazine.
IMATS Student Competition Beauty/Fantasy ThemeThis year’s beauty / fantasy competition theme is Gothic, referring to the gothic beauty palettes that appeared in recent runway shows (the emphasis is on creating a pretty, rather than scary, gothic look). The beauty/fantasy competition takes place on Saturday, and the time limit is two hours.
IMATS Student Competition Character/Prosthetic Theme
The character / prosthetic competition theme, X-Men Mutants, pays tribute to Mike Elizalde, a London IMATS keynote speaker and a Los Angeles-based make-up designer who worked on X-Men: The Last Stand. The character/prosthetic competition takes place on Sunday and deals with prosthetic applications and bald caps. The time limit for the character competition is three hours. No outside prosthetics are allowed, only the ones supplied by IMATS.

For rules on the competitions, click here. To see a video of previous competitions, go to the Video Gallery page
under Attendees or Media/Press.
Mail all submission materials to: Heather Wisner, Managing Editor Make-Up Artist magazine 4018 NE 112th Ave. Suite D-8 Vancouver, WA 98682 USA"


So by now I trust that you're as giddy as I am. Whenever there is a makeup event going on, I LOVE (and quite frankly feel I NEED) to be I just can't help it. I swear if I cut myself I think all kinds of makeup would drip out..LOL..

Get on booking your rooms, purchasing your tickets and saving your pennies so that you can have the shopping, learning and fun that is intended and delivered at all IMATS!!