Hi there! Whew- it’s been a busy month, and I haven’t had a chance to sit and post until now. But if there’s anything worth posting about, it’s what I saw (and bought) at the International Makeup Artist Trade Show (IMATS) yesterday.
The Show (as it’s simply called by fellow artists) was in Toronto at the Heritage Court, Direct Energy Center, yesterday Sat Nov 21st, until today. The 2-day event is full of makeup, skin care, hair, special effects, tools galore and pro equipment bargains, as IMATS knocks off the tax from your purchases and offers a 40% discount on all, if not most of the goodies available there! As if that wasn’t enough, the Pro guest speakers who conducted live master classes on stage, offered so many insider tips, tricks and advise that I only wish I could’ve stayed the whole day on both dates to see and hear more.
I went with some makeup artist friends of mine and we promised to help keep each other on track with our spending…. So, some $400.00 later, armed with my essential loot (pictured below), we called it a day. *SIGH*
I’ll definitely be attending IMATS Toronto again next year! Or even IMATS London (UK) if we’ll be visiting my family again around the same time:)
I only got to watch 2 of the Educators of the 12 billed to come on stage on the weekend Show, and I thought they were great:
Temptu trainer Danielle Fonseca received her BFA in painting and her BS in art education at the State University of New York at New Paltz; she studied make-up under Francis Hathaway and David Goforth. She has worked in fashion, editorial, advertising, beauty make-up, body art, installation and performance art. Her celebrity clients range from supermodel Adriana Lima to actress Jaime Pressly. Her work has been featured in publications including Vogue, Elle, Mademoiselle and The New York Times. She has created looks for Fashion Week and the Latin Grammys. Besides her work for Temptu, she founded The Body of Art.
As an artist, innovator and educator, Roque Cozzette has honed his artistic eye, application techniques and product knowledge, earning him formal accreditation. He is a seasoned beauty-industry pro with experience in print, television, fashion, celebrity image and cosmetic product development. As director of make-up at Kett Cosmetics, he focuses on education, product development and facilitating international airbrush seminars for professionals. While working his magic on Heather Graham, Li’l Mama, Jaslene Gonzalez and Christina Milian, he perfected airbrushing techniques for HD and digital photography, bringing them to the fashion runways of Christian Dior, Valentino, Y-3, Louis Vuitton, John Galliano, Yohji Yamamoto, Victoria’s Secret, Prada and Boudicca. Cozzette has recently created his own brand, Cozzette, which specializes in make-up brushes, containers and tools of the trade.
Here’s where to read about the list of all the other Key Note Speakers:
Here are a few pictures I took at the show, as well as the items I went home with
Hope you enjoyed looking at these goodies and see you at the IMATS next year!
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