The IMATS (International makeup artist trade show) was held on the 29th and 30th of January 2010 at the Alexandra Palace London. First of all I would like to say it was a beautiful experience. The show consisted of several big names in the makeup industry such as Kevin James Bennett, Eve Pearl, John Woodbridge and many more wonderful speakers. It featured show of makeup skills, body art,applying prosthetics for movie makeup and so much more. Another amazing aspect was the array of cosmetics available for sale in different company exhibitors such as Eve pearl cosmetics, Crown brushes, Sleek cosmestics, Dermalogica, Brushstroke makeup school, Eye Kandy, Temptu and so many other exhibitors(Trust me it was easy to buy the entire exhibition!)
DAY 1 at the IMATS
This was on the 29th of January and it commenced at 8;30am. It had all the exhibitors in their stands, painting away at their various models
There were so many makeup stands and lectures going on in different parts of the hall. Amazing teachers such as EVE PEARL, KEVIN JAMES BENETT and many others were on hand to take us through different levels of makeup artistry such as bridal makeup, contouring of the face, airbrush makeup and many more. I also got to meet many more makeup artists. Needless to say; I learnt a lot and had fun while learning. Nothing beats that!
This day was more exciting for me as I got to be a model on the live stage for one of the most amazing makeup artsits i know ;Eve Pearl. I t was a bit tricky convincing her that my face would serve her well on the stage but my persistence paid off. Here is both of us after she had "beat" my face.
Other amazing makeup artists I met on the day were Kevin James Benett of KJBenettbeauty
Uchenna of House of Touche(HOT)
Below are some of the works done on both days at the event. Amazing I must say!
There were so many and my blog probably would not take all of them. This is a show I would encourage anyone to attend. Who knows? I might even use next years tickets as part of a give away. Watch out for this space!