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Events This Weekend: IMATS London & Lagos Makeup Fair

Hey Gods & Goddesses

It’s seems that this weekend is THE makeup weekend of the year!  So whether you’re in Lagos or London be sure you satisfy your craving for all things beautiful and get yourself down to one of these events.   I’ll be at the IMATS show on Sunday 23rd filming so if you see me make sure to come over and say hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii !!

IMATS LONDON – 22 / 23 June 2013


Check out their Speakers Schedule below. Looks like it’s going to be amazing!!  But even if you don’t attend any of the talks, you can be sure to find all of the biggest and best professional makeup brands for Film, Beauty, Special Effects & Fashion Makeup all under one roof.

You can buy tickets on the door if you don’t have yours already

One day:    £50 + VAT
Two days:    £75 + VAT
Student one day:    £45 + VATStudent two days:    £63 + VAT

Saturday, June 22, 2013

9:30—11:00 a.m.
IMATS London Keynote Speaker: Neill GortonIMATS London Educator: Rob Mayor Make-Up Artist magazine presents KEYNOTE SPEAKER NEILL GORTON and ROB MAYOR
Extreme Aging ProstheticsThis class features the application of a major silicone aging prosthetic and an AV presentation of the process involved in creating this make-up. This prosthetic aging in stages is included in Neill Gorton’s latest series of instructional DVDs.Main Stage(Maximum seating: 500)
10—11 a.m.
 IMATS London Educator: Gary Cockerill Charles Fox presents GARY COCKERILL Red-Carpet GlamourIn this workshop, Gary Cockerill talks about preparing A-list celebrities for red-carpet events and personal appearances. He discusses the importance of an immaculate make-up, clean and clear skin and the importance of exercising discretion. Cockerill’s client list includes David Beckham, Eva Longoria, Cara Delevingne, Melanie Griffith, Kelly Brook and many more. Learn all the tips and tricks from this make-up icon.Open Forum Stage
(Maximum seating: 200)
10:30—11:30 a.m.
 IMATS London Educator: Anabel Vargas Royal & Langnickel Brush Mfg. presents ANABEL VARGAS
Transformations: Beyond Beauty for Women of Color
Anabel Vargas demonstrates how to select a flawless foundation, color-correct pigmented skin, enhance features and hide imperfections with the right products and the latest brush techniques. This class includes celebrity beauty secrets and is a must for anyone who wants to learn how to beautify women of color.Club Room
(Maximum seating: 100) 
11:15 a.m.—12:15 p.m.
IMATS London Educator: Terry Barber M.A.C. Cosmetics presents TERRY BARBER
Ultimate BeautyPresented by M.A.C Director of Make-Up Artistry Terry Barber, this seminar will focus on beauty techniques based on editorial, runway trends and music-video styling. With 20 years’ experience in the business, Barber has worked with legends including Linda Evangelista, Mary J. Blige, Grace Jones, Diana Ross and Naomi Campbell. His work has appeared in titles such as Elle, V, Dazed & Confused, Tatler and Citizen K.Main Stage(Maximum seating: 500)

IMATS London Educator: David Klasfeld

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics presents DAVID KLASFELD
Cosmetic Chemistry for Make-up Artists

In this seminar, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics founder and creative director David Klasfeld delves into the science of make-up—essential information for any artist. Topics will include the development of different base formulas for different products  and how the chemical composition of your cosmetics will affect their application.

Open Forum Stage

(Maximum seating: 200)

11:45 a.m.—12:45 p.m.
IMATS London Educator: Mike DarganIMATS London 2012 Educator: Jason Reese Bentley Advanced Materials presents MIKE DARGAN and JASON REESE
Molding in Smooth-On Epoxy Resins
This class will cover how to create molds with Smooth-On’s epoxy resin systems, introduce materials and their various uses and share techniques for creating lightweight but strong molds that can withstand numerous castings at a lower cost than materials with greater mass.
Apex Room(Maximum seating: 200)

IMATS London Educator: Madeline LeonardIMATS London Educator: Corinne Martin

IMATS London Educator: Lee Pycroft

Make-Up Artist magazine presents Gaining Representation: A Discussion Exploring the Agent/Artist Relationship

With (from top) MADELINE LEONARD (Cloutier Remix), CORINNE MARTIN (MY-Management) and LEE PYCROFT (MY-Management)


A panel of top agents discuss building an effective book, getting signed by an agency, going out on jobs and more. This informal conversation and question-and-answer session covers all aspects of the artist/agent relationship. Learn how agency representation works and how it could benefit your career.
*Portfolio review immediately following

Club Room

(Maximum seating: 100)

12:30—1:30 p.m.
IMATS London Educator: Bobbie Weiner
Bloody Mary presents BOBBIE WEINER
Aftermath: Make-up to Die ForBobbie Weiner, aka Bloody Mary, will demonstrate her famous “Make-up to Die For” techniques to create decayed and rotted zombie skin. She will also demonstrate her Living Statue Makeup. Everyone will be given a free sample of her Concrete Makeup. She will also share her tricks of the trade and reveal how she became known as the Queen of Horror. She will gladly take questions from viewers.
Open Forum Stage
(Maximum seating: 200)
12:30—2 p.m.
IMATS London Educator: KabukiPhoto by Karl Giant
Make-Up Artist magazine presents KEYNOTE SPEAKER KABUKI
Extreme GlamourKabuki will demonstrate the techniques he often uses to build make-up so that it progresses from a glamorous look to one deserving the title “Extreme Glamour.”Main Stage
(Maximum seating: 500)
1:15—2:15 p.m.
 IMATS London Educator: Stuart Bray Make-Up Arist magazine presents STUART BRAY
Alternative Sculpting Techniques for Prosthetics

In the course of sculpting many kinds of appliances, Stuart Bray has discovered interesting tricks and techniques by experimenting with alternative methods to create effects. This workshop will show how to create these effects with basic materials. Even inexperienced artists can follow these simple techniques to create amazing effects.Apex Room(Maximum seating: 200)

IMATS London Educator: Eve Pearl

Eve Pearl presents EVE PEARL

The Eve Pearl Method: Award-Winning Beauty Techniques

Learn tricks of the trade to achieve strong, clean, gorgeous make-up. Five-time Emmy winner and author Eve Pearl has taken shows at ABC, NBC, CNN, FOX and QVC into the HD revolution. She will share how to hide flaws and imperfections; work with all skin types and create defined brows, lips and cheeks with her reverse contouring method. See how using products wet and dry can change your results.

Club Room

(Maximum seating: 100)

1:45—2:45 p.m.
 IMATS London Educator: Kevin James Bennett Royal & Langnickel Brush Mfg. presents KEVIN JAMES BENNETT
Tracking Trends, Fall 2013

Emmy award winner Kevin James Bennett recaps the fall 2013 make-up trends that dominated fashion weeks in New York, Paris, Milan and London.  He will demonstrate the tools and techniques needed to create the luminous complexions, bold eyes and signature lips featured on the runways. He will also discuss basic make-up brush construction, how he collaborated with Royal & Langnickel to design the [R]evolution Collection and best practices for caring for your tools.Open Forum Stage(Maximum seating: 200)
2:30—3:30 p.m.
 IMATS London Educator: Sindy Perez Mehron presents SINDY PEREZ 
HD Make-up for the Modern BrideBridal make-up should always look clean and natural, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring! Although trends come and go, conventional make-up with a bold twist is sure to survive the test of time! This class will guide you in applying classic techniques using Mehron make-up to give your traditional look a modern edge.Apex Room
(Maximum seating: 200)

IMATS London Educator: Yolanda Bartram


Face and Body Art with BodyFX Prosthetics

Yolanda Bartram will demonstrate and discuss creating original characters and designs through make-up and body art, using prosthetics, stencils and a range of body paints and make-up.

Club Room

(Maximum seating: 100)

2:45—3:15 p.m.
Battle of the Brushes Student CompetitionIMATS Student Competition: Beauty/Fantasy
Battle of the Brushes: Student CompetitionBeauty/Fantasy Awards ShowWatch as the stars of tomorrow face off in the student make-up competition. Models will present the final make-up creations of make-up students, who are competing for cash and prizes. This year’s beauty-category theme is The Elements.Main Stage

(Maximum seating: 500) 
3:30—4:30 p.m.
IMATS London Keynote Speaker: Joel Harlow Make-Up Artist magazine presents KEYNOTE SPEAKER JOEL HARLOWClass description coming soon.Main Stage(Maximum seating: 500)
3:45—4:45 p.m.
IMATS London Educator: Pixiwoo Make-Up Artist magazine presents PIXIWOOWith guests CAROLINE HIRONS and RUTH CRILLYThe Power of Social Media
Make-up artists and YouTube stars Pixiwoo will be joined by model and blogger Ruth Crilly and skin-care expert Caroline Hirons to discuss the importance and influence that social media can have on your business. They will be giving advice on the best practices, from their experience, and ways to make the best out of your social media.Apex Room
(Maximum seating: 200)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

10:30—11:30 a.m.  
 IMATS London Educator: Kevin James Bennett Royal & Langnickel Brush Mfg. presents KEVIN JAMES BENNETT
Fast (and Fabulous) FacesTight production schedules require make-up artists to produce basic, feature-enhancing make-up with limited time. Emmy Award winner Kevin James Bennett shares his tips for creating camera-ready beauty make-up—quickly! He’ll also discuss make-up brush construction, how he collaborated with Royal & Langnickel to design the [R]evolution Collection and best practices to care for your tools.Open Forum Stage(Maximum seating: 200)
11 a.m.—12 p.m.  
 IMATS London Educator: Lan Nguyen Charles Fox presents LAN NGUYEN
Skin, Texture and ContouringLan Nguyen demonstrates beauty make-up with fashion and art-inspired looks, introducing what’s to come in her new make-up book. It’s all about skin, texture, contouring and working with light. She’ll share quick steps using the Kryolan range (alongside others) that have made a huge impact on her career. She’ll also discuss her industry experience and the challenge of maintaining a make-up career today.Main Stage(Maximum seating: 500)

IMATS London Educator: Mark Coulier

IMATS London Educator: Nick Dudman

IMATS London Educator: Eve Pearl

IMATS London Educator: Sian Richards

Make-Up Artist magazine presents

Raising the Bar


Moderated by MICHAEL KEY

Join this group of film and television make-up veterans as they discuss what it takes to make it in this changing industry.

Apex Room

(Maximum seating: 200)

IMATS London Keynote Speaker: Neill Gorton

IMATS London Educator: Roberto Pastore


Hand-Laid Beards and Beards on Super Baldiez

This class demonstrates the techniques for creating a realistic beard using both pre-hand-laid hair pieces mounted on Super Baldiez and hand-laid hair directly onto the face.

Club Room

(Maximum seating: 100)

11:45 a.m.—12:45 p.m.  
 IMATS London Educator: Alison Harvoutt Temptu presents ALISON HARVOUTT
Advancing Your Airbrush TechniqueAlison Harvoutt has been training artists to airbrush for the last 10 years. In this seminar, she will share her best practices to take your airbrushing skills to the next level. She will discuss how airbrushing can be used to address challenges including under-eye circles and tattoo coverage. She will also discuss the best way to prep and prime skin to achieve best results when airbrushing mature or dry skin.
Open Forum Stage(Maximum seating: 200)
12:15—1:15 p.m.  
 IMATS London Educator: Karin Darnell M.A.C. Cosmetics presents KARIN DARNELLMusic and Creative VideosA make-up artist working in music is an image maker. In this class, Karin Darnell discusses how to create the looks worn by musical talent including Rihanna and Jessie J. Darnell’s inventive and versatile make-up techniques will not only inspire you but show you different ways to use products to create effects that make your work stand out. Darnell’s work has appeared on the covers of Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Tatler and many others. She is represented in the U.K. by One Represents.Main Stage(Maximum seating: 500)

IMATS London Educator: Gillian Blair

IMATS London Educator: Ingrid MolinosIMATS London Educator: Tanya Noor IMATS London Eductator: Sheelagh Wells

Make-Up Artist magazine presents

Working in Theater: A Panel Discussion


moderated by SHEELAGH WELLS

Join make-up industry veteran Sheelagh Wells and other veterans as they chat about life behind the scenes in theater. Their discussion will include wigs and wig-making, hairpieces, facial hair and make-up, giving audiences a peep behind the curtain.

Apex Room

(Maximum seating: 200)

IMATS London Educator: Vargas

Royal & Langnickel Brush Mfg. presents VARGAS
Fantasy and Faces: Beyond Color, Shimmer and Glitter Applications

Learn how to create astonishing glitter make-up looks with exercises that will emphasize the preparation of adhesives and colors and the use of professional brushes to accomplish a perfect look for editorial photography and runway. Vargas will also focus on the use of different textures, applying the right colors, shimmers, glitters and stencils. The techniques applied to this medium are basic, yet Vargas will go beyond that with exceptional artistry.

Club Room

(Maximum seating: 100)

1—2 p.m.
 IMATS London Educator: Kevin James Bennett Make-Up Artist magazine presents KEVIN JAMES BENNETT
Kit Focus: Examining the Essentials
Kevin James Bennett is an Emmy Award-winning make-up artist who has lived through the stress, confusion and substantial investment of building a well-stocked professional make-up kit. Sorting through an endless assortment of products while trying to make educated choices and avoid costly mistakes can be overwhelming, so Bennett used his experience as a respected product expert to create the professional artist’s cosmetic buying guide,, to address this challenge. This seminar focuses on core kit essentials.Open Forum Stage(Maximum seating: 200)
1:30—2:30 p.m.
IMATS London Educator: Eve Pearl EVE PEARL presentsFrom Make-up Artist to Make-up Mogul: Turn your Career into a Thriving BusinessEve Pearl’s seminar focuses on building a brand and the key elements that led to the EVE PEARL® brand’s worldwide appeal. Pearl, a featured presenter on ShopNBC, is a five-time Emmy winner, celebrity make-up artist and author who began her brand while working as the make-up supervisor on ABC’s The View. Two years later she opened a retail store in Manhattan. The store has been running for three years now, and the brand is flourishing—it’s sought after by professionals and make-up lovers alike. Be inspired by this talk, and take your career to places you’ve only imagined!Club Room(Maximum seating: 100)
2—3 p.m.
IMATS London Educator: Einat Dan Make-Up Artist magazine presents EINAT DAN
Fashion Make-up to Avant-GardeEinat Dan will demonstrate fashion make-up techniques, then transform her fashion make-up look into a strong and powerful avant-garde look. The 45-minute demonstration will be followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer session.Main Stage(Maximum seating: 500)

IMATS London Educator: Mark Coulier

Make-Up Artist magazine presents KEYNOTE SPEAKER MARK COULIER

Interview with the Show Director

Join Oscar winner Mark Coulier (The Iron Lady) and Show Director Michael Key as they discuss Coulier’s career.
Apex Room

(Maximum seating: 200)

2:15—3:15 p.m.
IMATS London Educator: Karen SpencerIMATS London Educator: Kate Walshe Millennium FX presents (from top) KAREN SPENCER and KATE WALSHESecrets of Creature SuitsWe’ll show various creature suits and offer insight into the processes of their design and creation. Joining us onstage will be two of our regular creature-suit performers—
we’ll dress them in creature costumes and show what goes into suiting up and performing in a creature suit and working with animatronics, and how to bring this mass of muscle suits, foam latex, hair, fur, servos and silicone to life.Open Forum Stage(Maximum seating: 200)
3:15—3:45 p.m.
IMATS London: Battle of the Brushes Student Make-up Competition Character/ProstheticIMATS London Student Competition: Character Oz Battle of the Brushes: Student CompetitionCharacter/Prosthetic Awards ShowWatch as the stars of tomorrow face off in the student make-up competition. Models will present the final make-up creations of make-up students, who are competing for cash and prizes. This year’s character-category theme is Oz.Main Stage(Maximum seating: 500)
3:15—4:15 p.m.
IMATS London Educator: Matthew Ambrosio
Make-Up Artist magazine presents MATTHEW AMBROSIO
Runway Dos and Don’tsRunway make-up has no true definition and has an infinite amount of variations. The styles and looks are dictated by the vision of the creator and designer. It is vital for any make-up artist to know how to create the chosen look and essentially add the finishing touches to the catwalk presentation. Finding a balance among the make-up, hair and design is a priority. Join pro make-up artist, beauty writer and men’s accessory designer Matthew Ambrosio for a mock runway audition to achieve the look that sells and lands you the job.Apex Room
(Maximum seating: 200)
4—5 p.m.
IMATS London Keynote Speaker: Neill Gorton Make-Up Artist magazine presents KEYNOTE SPEAKER NEILL GORTON
Interview with the Show DirectorJoin award-winning make-up artist Neill Gorton and Show Director Michael Key as they discuss Gorton’s career.
Main Stage(Maximum seating: 500)

LAGOS MAKEUP FAIR – 22 June 2013

If you’re in Lagos You CANNOT miss this event.  Launched last year the Lagos Makeup Fair is a beauty haven for all you glamours girls and guys out there.  Find all of the best products available in Lagos all under one roof.  Entrance is Free so you have nothing to lose! (Except your money that is.. make sure to take lots with you as trust me.. you’ll come out with bags full of Goodies!!)

Sacred won’t be exhibiting this year but our girls will be on hand to sign you up for pro-membership and we’re also giving away some of our most popular lashes and depotting palettes as part of the free prize draws.


So no matter what you’re doing this weekend, if you’re in London or Lagos, you have no excuse, get your glam on!!




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