The International Make-Up Artist Trade Show—better known as IMATS—will bring world-class make-up talent to Australia this fall. Keynote speakers for the show, held Sept. 12-13 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, include Rae Morris,
the make-up director of Australia’s Fashion Week, a four-time winner of
Australia’s Makeup Artist of the Year award and the author of Makeup
The Ultimate Guide.
Morris will be joined by Britain’s BAFTA-winning make-up effects designer Neill Gorton, whose work appears in hundreds of TV shows and films, including The Da Vinci Code and Children of Men. He is the founder of Millennium FX and the Neill Gorton Prosthetics Studio.
Along with the keynote presentations, IMATS Sydney will feature more than 50 international cosmetics vendors and educational seminars held throughout the weekend. A gothic theme
has been chosen for the IMATS student competition’s beauty/fantasy
component; the prosthetic/character competition has an X-Men mutants theme.
IMATS Sydney is sponsored by Make-Up Artistmagazine, which covers professional make-up artistry in film, fashion,
TV and theater. It was created in 1996 by Emmy Award®-winning make-up
artist Michael Key and is internationally circulated. In addition to
IMATS Sydney, Make-Up Artist magazine hosts three other annual trade
shows: IMATS London, held in January; IMATS Los Angeles, held in June; and IMATS Toronto, held in November.
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.