November 4, 2010

IMATS is back in Toronto this weekend!

Beauty professionals have already got November 6th & 7th marked off on their calendars for the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show but you might not realize that it isn't just for the pros, it's for everyone beauty obsessed!  I mean, booths full of makeup, come on people!

It's taking place at the Toronto Congress Centre at 650 Dixon Road in Toronto. IMATS will actually be providing a free shuttle bus on both days of the show from downtown in front of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel at 100 Front Street West.  You can find details and times here.

And while there are lots of presentations and demos geared towards those in or looking to get into the professional arena, there are also lots of things for the interested amateur! Here are some of the ones I see on the schedule that catch my eye:

photo by Deverill Weekes

Wanda Longo from Cover FX has a presentation and demonstration on Complexion Perfection including tattoo coverage - at 9:45 on the Runway Stage and again on Sunday at 1pm on the Main Stage.

Kandee Johnson - YouTube Guru Q&A at 10am on the Main Stage.  She also has a meet and greet at 11:15am at Booth 301.

Nadine Luke, Director of Makeup Artistry at MAC will be previewing fall - winter runway trends at 12:30 on the Main Stage.

Dan Fonseca from TEMPTU presents Airbrush for Runway at 2:45pm on the Main Stage.

Suzanne Patterson, award winning make-up artist presents The Camera-Ready Face in High Definition, Part 1 at 4pm on the Main Stage

Taylor Chang-Babaian whose book Style Eyes I just finished not too long ago will be on the Main Stage at 10:30am.

Roque Cozzette  shares his secrets to Cracking Couture: The Secrets to a Career in Fashion Make-upat 1pm on the Runway Stage.

Suzanne Patterson is back for Part 2 or The Camera-Ready Face in High Definition at 3pm on the Main Stage.

Film make-up artist, Tom Savini is the keynote speaker on the Main Stage at 4pm.

There are many more I haven't mentioned - you can get the full list of speakers here.

This is going to be my first time and I'm super excited!

So how about it, will I be bumping into you at IMATS?

- Lisamarie -


  1. Hey, thanks so much for the Calvin Klein Beauty perfume samples! My mum and I both love them - sure hope I win the contest lol ;)

  2. I want to go but I'm intimidated and I have no one to go with LOL - should I go alone?

  3. Go alone! I am! I find these things easier when you're alone, because you can concentrate on the booths you want to go to, and not wasting time looking for your friends if you get separated.

  4. I'm going alone and would be happy to meet up with anyone else who wants to!

    Best, Lisamarie

  5. Lisamarie, what day are you going? I was thinking about going on the Saturday to check out Kandee Johnson, I haven't bought my tickets yet though!

  6. I'm also going on Saturday - I have Kandee in mind too!

  7. Ok, I'll shoot you an email if I end up going! :)


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