I was fortunate enough this year to be able to attend IMATS 2012 which was held in London. This was to be my second trip, and I was extremely excited especially knowing beforehand that it was to be held in a larger venue. A quick summary to those who aren’t familiar with IMATS would be, a make up trade show featuring prosthetics, body art, retailers and a great get together of industry professionals. In my opinion this year IMATS was better in quality compared to last year as there were better make up artists showcasing better creations and much less crowding due to a larger venue! The prosthetics were amazing, I was actually petrified of a creation which I labelled the ‘Devil-Man’ whom I found myself running away from on various occasions.
I’ve decided to a two part feature on the event, part 1 covering pictures of artist’s work, stands and overall pictures from the show and another covering the products which I picked up. There was also a competition featuring students from all over the world, which was incredibly inspiring to watch as you could clearly see how passionate they were and how grateful they were to be chosen over hundreds of applicants.
Without further ado, here are the pictures…
At the MistAir Stand, how cool is this skull man?
The devil-man whose scary face, and height caused me to run away! Here he is having a stand-off/ romantic liaison with the model whose make up artist won the IMATS competition and £1000 prize. The fourth picture demonstrates his height!
The winner (model) and I
The second place runner up and her model.
This man was amazing. Great personality & talent, he was his own model!
Can you see her eyes? The end creation was exactly like the doll, but I had put my camera away :(
Winner : 1st place
2nd Place runner-up
3rd place runner-up
The Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics stand
Lip selection at MakeupForever.. so much to choose from! I see the one the grabbed ;)
Face selection, and that wasn’t all of it!
Crown Brush Stand
My personal favourite/holy grail: Bottles and bottles of Bioderma