ABOVE: Vancouver Convention Centre; BELOW (top to bottom): Valenté Frazier, Toby Lindala, Todd Masters
ABOVE: Photo courtesy of Vancouver Convention Centre East; BELOW: 'Make-Up Artist' archives
Posted: Thursday July 05, 2012
Update: Toby Lindala has now been announced as a keynote speaker, and the text below has been adjusted to reflect this.
International Make-Up Artist Trade Show makes its triumphant return to
the Vancouver Convention Centre East July 21-22 with demos and classes
from top make-up industry pros, plus great shopping in a new and larger
Speakers include Emmy-winning fashion veteran Valenté Frazier, whose credits include America’s Next Top Model, Elle, Bazaar and Vogue.
Frazier, the show’s beauty keynote speaker, is Tyra Banks’ personal and
has made up A-list clients ranging from Rihanna to First Lady Michelle
Obama. He will share his red-carpet secrets in the demo “Buildable
Make-up effects artist Toby Lindala (The X-Files TV series, Fantastic Four, Supernatural) will also be a keynote speaker. His latest projects include The Seventh Son and the fairy-tale-themed TV series Once Upon a Time, which he’ll discuss as part of a panel that will also feature actors and make-up artists from the show.
as MastersFX approaches its 25th anniversary this fall, shop founder
Todd Masters will participate in a panel discussion about the work he
and the company have done to date, including make-up effects from Star Trek: First Contact, Tales from the Crypt, True Blood, Fringe and Falling Skies, along with more recent work in Vamps and Sinister.
Vancouver will also offer plenty of opportunities. Cosmetics vendors
will be showing and selling top products and tools, from new
creations to old favorites. And this year’s show has moved to Hall B,
which is larger than last year’s space and is located closer to the
Convention Centre’s entrance.
effects artists will show off their work from film and television shows
in the Make-up Museum. And the Battle of the Brushes, the IMATS student
make-up competition, will unfold over the weekend: The beauty/fantasy
competition has a Wild Kingdom theme; the character/prosthetic category
is themed Men in Black Aliens. Students from around the world will compete live onstage to create a winning look.
addition to the Vancouver show, IMATS is held in Los Angeles, New York,
London, Sydney and Toronto. All events are produced by Make-Up Artist magazine, a division of Key Publishing Group. Make-Up Artist is read in nearly 70 countries and was created in 1996 by Emmy Award-winning make-up artist Michael Key.
Vancouver Convention Centre East is located at 1055 Canada Place, under
the white sails, in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. Show hours
are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. For tickets, visit
makeupmag.com/imats, and for show and schedule information, go to imats.net.
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.