There’s been some awesome new information released regarding IMATS since my last post a month ago, and since there’s just 23 more days to go I thought now would be as good a time as any to check out what’s been added to the list for the weekend! Here’s a few more exhibitors that have been added to the list which I’m particularly looking forward to visiting…
:: Academy of Freelance Makeup (AOFM) – I picked up a leaflet/brochure from this leading makeup school’s stand last year in lieu of the book which I couldn’t afford and it has some truly AMAZING looks in it. I’m hoping to be able to spare the pennies to buy a book from them this year.
:: Guru Makeup Emporium – Another stockist of Make Up Forever; PAM and GME have their work cut out for them to offer the biggest discount on the day!
:: Illamasqua – Finally! I’d been starting to panic at the lack of Illamasqua on the exhibitor list, I can breathe a sigh of relief now. Fingers crossed for a slightly bigger stand this year – last time was just too claustrophobic!
:: Make Up Studio – I know they have a store at Westfield but I’ve never tried their products before – am absolutely intrigued, though, and can’t wait to have a good look at the products.
:: NYX – Still not impressed at the marked up prices on NYX in Europe, but hopefully there’ll be a sizeable discount which makes the products more equal to the prices in America.
The organisers seem to have taken a leaf out of IMATS LA’s book and are giving us a Guru Summit at 9.30am on Saturday morning! I know the likes of xsparkage & co spoke at that show, and we’re being treated to some real lovelies on this side of the pond including Koren Zander (EnKore), Sam and Nic Chapman (Pixiwoo), Alessa (Pursebuzz) and Wayne Goss. Nice!
Speaking of Goss, the British Blogosphere’s sweetheart will be featuring in BeautySoClean’s talk entitled ‘Don’t Let Germs Grow on Your Make-up This Flu Season’ along with Nancy Crossley – not such a cheerful thought but people like me who don’t wash their brushes after every use could probably do with listening to that one.
If you are a watcher of the Pixiwoo YouTube channel (I will be shocked if you aren’t, to be honest) you will have heard them talking about Louise Young – they use a lot of her makeup brushes. Louise will be speaking on behalf of Make Up Studio (class title and description TBC) on Saturday afternoon, but she’ll be competing with the ever charming David Klasfeld of OCC as he will be speaking at the same time!
AOFM have a really exciting class lined up, a mammoth 2 hour session (maxiumum seating 500) held by Sandra Cooke, Lan Nguyen and Caroline Roper. It’s titled ‘Makeup Is Art’ – what more do you want? It will include tips on breaking into the fashion industry, body painting and the use of different textures and materials in artistic makeup. Sounds like a good one – if I can sacrifice 2 hours of shopping time, I’m so there.
In case you can’t tell, I’m getting REALLY excited. If you’re going to be there on the Saturday and would like to meet up, let me know in the comments or on Twitter or something :) would love to meet as many of you as possible this year!
If you for some crazy reason still haven’t got your ticket yet, you can buy them here. Get to it!