‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Vogue,’ ‘X-Men’ Artists Headline Make-up Show
What:International Make-Up Artist Trade Show Toronto 2012
When: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18
Where: Toronto Congress Centre, North Hall H, 650 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tickets and Information: imats.net
The International Make-Up Artist Trade Show, which shares Hollywood movie magic, make-up trends and top products, returns to the Toronto Congress Centre Nov. 17-18. Industry leaders from film, fashion, TV and theater will offer classes, talks and live demonstrations.
Emmy-winning Saturday Night Live key make-up artist Josh Turi will be one of three keynote speakers at IMATS. He’ll discuss his sometimes hectic work on the long-running live comedy show, as well as in film.
Fashion star Lottie will be the show’s beauty keynote speaker. Her credits include Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair; she has also keyed fashion week shows for Stella McCartney and Versace Press. Her celebrity clients include Robert De Niro, Freida Pinto and Leighton Meester.
Movie make-up artist Gordon Smith, whose credits include X-Men, X2, Platoon, Nixon and JFK, rounds out the keynote speaker list. He is a 30-year industry veteran and the subject of the exhibit X-Men Master: Gordon Smith, now showing at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, a gallery affiliated with the Toronto International Film Festival.
Major cosmetics lines will show and sell the latest and greatest products and tools and offer make-up classes at the show.
IMATS Toronto also features the Battle of the Brushes, a live student make-up competition divided into two themes: Wild Kingdom (beauty/fantasy) and Men in Black Aliens (character/prosthetic). Students will race against the clock to create winning looks and take home cash and prizes.
IMATS Toronto will be held 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Toronto Congress Centre, North Hall H, located at 650 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Admission is $40-$80 CAD.
IMATS is produced by Make-Up Artist magazine, a division of Key Publishing Group. It’s held six times annually, in Los Angeles; New York; London; Vancouver, B.C; Sydney; and Toronto. Make-Up Artist magazine is read in more than 70 countries and was created in 1996 by Emmy Award-winning make-up artist Michael Key.
For more information on all shows, and to purchase tickets, go to imats.net. And for the latest IMATS and make-up-industry updates, follow Make-Up Artist magazine on Twitter (@MakeupArtistMag) and Facebook (Make-Up Artist magazine and Makeup411.com).
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RIGHT: Make-up by Mireille Bertrand; photo by David Clare