Gothic beauty make-up by student competitor Ana de Guzman
Photo by Deverill Weekes
Posted: Thursday February 05, 2009
The eighth International Make-Up Artist Trade Show London, held at
Alexandra Palace Jan. 24-25, 2009, rose to the challenge of a global
recession. More than a thousand visitors attended the show to learn
from educators, buy products and hear keynote speakers.
One highlight was the Hellboy 2: The Golden Armypanel discussion featuring keynote speaker and 2009 Oscar® nominee Mike
Elizalde. The panel also included actor Doug Jones (Abe Sapien), DDT’s
David Martí and Montse Ribé, Iván Pohárnok from Filmfex, Creature
Effects chief Cliff Wallace, Leo Burton from Solution Studios and
make-up artists Simon Webber and Anthony Parker. After the discussion,
the entire team moved to the Make-Up Artist magazine stand, where they chatted and signed autographs for nearly two hours. Elizalde’s fellow Hellboy 2 Oscar® nominee Thom Floutz also appeared at the show but kept a very low profile over the weekend.
speakers Mary Greenwell and Morag Ross discussed their long careers as
print and film make-up artists, respectively, with show organizer
Michael Key. All three keynote speakers were judges for the two student
competitions, which brought in young make-up artists from across the
For the complete story on IMATS London 2009, including the winners for the beauty and character competitions, see Issue 77 of Make-Up Artist magazine, on newsstands in early March.
London-based make-up artist Angela Holthuis and photographer Izabela Habur set a challenge for themselves: Habur
asked Holthuis, a fashion pro, to create “a small story with bold looks
within a small time frame, to test out how far we [could] push
ourselves creatively,” Holthuis said.
Make-Up Artist magazine is now accepting student competition
applications for the 2009 Los Angeles International Make-Up Artist
Trade Show. The themes for this year are Gothic and X-Men Mutants. The competition is open to students of a recognized make-up school and
to those who graduated 12 months prior to the competition. Make-Up Artist will only accept competition entries postmarked by May 22, 2009.
If you like Prescriptives products, you’d better stock up while you
can: On Sept. 17, Estée Lauder Companies announced it will stop
production and global wholesale distribution of the brand by Jan. 31,
2010. The brand will still be sold online at www.prescriptives.com
while inventory lasts.