The International Make-Up Artist Trade Show has just added a fourth country to its roster: Canada. Make-Up Artistmagazine publisher Michael Key and Canadian Makeup Show producer Jeff
Saunders announced a merger late in February: All Canadian Makeup Shows
will now become IMATS shows.
Because the Vancouver-based CMS was scheduled so soon after the merger announcement, in April, Make-Up Artistmagazine is only acting as a sponsor this year. But all subsequent CMS
shows, including this year's Toronto-based CMS in November, will become
"We’re excited to produce IMATS shows in Canada; I’m looking forward to bringing the Make-Up Artistmagazine and IMATS strengths to those shows," Key said. "We’ve been
exhibiting in Toronto for the past decade and I consider it a very
strong market. It’s comfortable, familiar territory for us. The city is
strong and vibrant—it’s a great place for a show. We have 13 years'
experience producing the very best shows for make-up artists and we can
take this show to the next level.
"I’m delighted that Jeff Saunders will continue to be involved—his contribution brings great value."
think this is an excellent opportunity to expand the show to its
greatest potential," added Saunders, who is also the owner of the
Toronto retail outlet Industry Cosmetics & Beauty Supply, Inc.
Make-Up Artistalready hosts two annual IMATS shows: one in Los Angeles in June, the
other in London in January. A third show, to be held in Sydney,
Australia this September, was announced last fall. All IMATS shows are open to the public. For details on the
upcoming L.A. show, held June 20-21 at the Pasadena Convention Center,
go to http://www.makeupartistshow.com/. For information on the London show, visit http://www.makeupartistshow.net/.
year's Vancouver CMS happens April 4-5; the Toronto IMATS show is
scheduled for Nov. 14-15. Keynote speakers, educators and events will
be announced at a later date. Check the Make-Up Artistsite, www.makeupmag.com, for forthcoming Web pages on the Toronto and
Sydney shows. For more information on previous CMS shows and the
upcoming Vancouver show, visithttp://www.canadianmakeupshow.com/.
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.