For east coast makeup artists, the months of April and May are very exciting. In April, IMATS (International Makeup Artists Trade Show) comes to New York City. The Makeup Show also held in New York City (its home base), takes place in May.
For its second consecutive year, IMATS rolled into New York City. During the weekend of April 14th and 15th, subscribers were able to meet YouTube sensations such as JulieG, Nikkie Tutorials, JeanFrancoisCD, Tatiana Ward (aka BeatFaceHoney) and Lauren (aka Queen of Blending) to name a few. Also in attendance were keynote speakers J. Roy Helland (Iron Lady); Kabuki (Sex and the City) and Bernadette Mazur (Men In Black III).
Although I wasn't able to go this year, I did attended IMATS NY in 2011. My favorite part (besides the shopping), was the SFX Museum. It was amazing! Even a beauty artist like myself really appreciates the work done by special effects artists.
The Makeup Show NY 2012, now in its sixth year, will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion May 13th & 14th. While IMATS attendees are a mixed group of professionals and non professionals, The Makeup Show is a pro only event. Personally, this is one of my favorite NY events!
For information on The Makeup Show, please visit their website www.themakeupshow.com