I am so excited to be attending IMATS Sydney again this year! I'll only be in Sydney for one and a half days unfortunately because I don't want to miss much class time so it will be a whirlwind trip!
The International Make-Up Artist Trade Show (IMATS) is set to return for an even bigger year when it opens its doors in September.
Cosmetics company founder Napoleon Perdis will share the latest trends and backstage techniques with show visitors as an IMATS keynote speaker. Other prominent speakers will include fashion make-up veteran author Rae Morris and Oscar-winning artist Tami Lane.
Perdis is a backstage regular at New York and Australian Fashion Weeks; he runs six Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academies in Australia and one in Los Angeles. In addition to Perdis’ address, the Napoleon Perdis Creative and Makeup Academy teams will lead make-up demonstrations throughout the weekend. Rae Morris, the make-up director of Australia’s Fashion Week, is a four-time winner of Australia’s Makeup Artist of the Year award and the author of Makeup: The Ultimate Guide. Tami Lane, who won an Oscar for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, worked on the Lord of the Rings films and is currently heading the make-up department on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit.
IMATS will also feature educational seminars hosted by M.A.C., ACMUSE, Royal & Langnickel Brush and more and booths with more than 100 international vendors, including cosmetic giant Inglot and returning favorites Royal & Langnickel Brush, SMiiNK, Naked Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever and Serge Louis Alvarez. LimeLily Cosmetics, the brainchild of artist Nicola Richards, will exhibit for the first time at IMATS, where they will showcase their environmentally friendly, paraben-free line. Thousands of visitors, both trade and consumer, are expected through the doors for the event.
IMATS is the perfect opportunity for up-and-coming and professional make-up artists to learn about the latest products on the market, stock their kits and meet other creative enthusiasts. It’s also an opportunity to learn new make-up applications and techniques.
Each year IMATS hosts a Makeup Museum, an exhibition of well-known make-up sculptures and designs from film and television. IMATS also runs two live student make-up competitions: This year, students will race against the clock to create tribal and mythological make-up looks for the chance to win lucrative prizes.
For more information on IMATS Sydney, and to purchase tickets, visit www.imats.net
When: 24 - 25 September 2011
Where: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour
Opening hours: 8:30am – 5pm Saturday; 10am – 5pm Sunday
Admission price: Tickets available now at $40(AUD) for a one-day pass; $65(AUD) two-day pass.
The list of exhibitors can be found here
Hope to see you there!