I spent the day at the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show (IMATS) in Pasadena, California. Hundreds of make-up artists under one roof showing off their techniques!
I attended a lecture by Joanne Gair who is a very famous and talented Body Painting and Make-Up Artist. She has worked with many actresses and models such as, Demi Moore (Vanity Fair Magazine), Goldie Hawn, Heidi Klum, Elle Macpherson and Molly Sims. Joanne was Madonna's personal make-up artist during the Blonde Ambition tour and was featured in the documentary, Madonna Truth or Dare. Her make-up and body painting are works of art that bring the viewer into another world or can take you on an emotional journey. Joanne's new book titled, Body Painting Masterpieces by Joanne Gair, is an amazing book filled with her incredible masterpieces.
I walked around this convention in total "awe" checking out all of the Special Effects Artists (some where students) and the many new (and old) manufacturers. Picked up some tips and new products just out on the market and was almost tempted to enter a competition or two (just kidding).
Thank you Make-Up Artist Magazine for putting together an incredible trade show! It was a great way to spend the day!