Thursday, November 19, 2009

Beauty News: IMATS Comes To Toronto!

Makeup pros and lovers will have the chance to attend Toronto's first ever International Makeup Artist Trade Show (IMATS) this weekend November 21-22. The makeup event of the year will be full of industry pros, resources, classes, and lets not forget...MAKEUP!

You can be sure Makeup Junkie will be there giving you the 411. If you'll be attending the show this weekend, Makeup Junkie highly recommends the following:
  • Alcone: Loved by many in the industry, Alcone is a makeup artist one-stop-shop. What we love: Alcone Non-Latex Sponges and Alcone Makeup Remover Cloths.
  • Beauty So Clean: Makeup and hygiene go hand in hand. We've tested this spray on our powders and lipsticks and we are loving the results so far. Looking forward to learning more about this brand.
  • Cover FX: If you have problematic skin, Cover FX is the brand to turn to. Amazing coverage, doesn't clog pores, and offers a wide range of colours.
  • Crown Brush: Makeup Junkie discovered this line of brushes at last years Canadian Makeup Show and we fell in love! You'll find every brush you can think of at unbelievably affordable prices!
  • Eve Pearl: We'll be honest, Eve Pearl Cosmetics doesn't really appeal to us. But we sure love the makeup artistry genius of Eve Pearl!
  • FACE atelier Cosmetics: If you've been a reader of this site for a while then you know Makeup Junkie is a huge fan of Canadian brand FACE atelier Ultra Foundation! Not to mention, CEO and founder, Debbie Bondar, is a super sweetheart!
  • Make Up For Ever: Need we say more? Backstage members will receive 40% products!
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics: We are dieing to get our hands on OCC's Lip Tars!
  • yaby cosmetics: Makeup Junkie actually hasn't tried any products from Canadian line yaby, but we've heard rave reviews from makeup artists all over!
Must-See Key Note Speakers:
Hung Vanngo, Saturday, Nov. 21 4-5 pm Main Stage: We've had a little crush on Hung for quite some time (click here to read why). This Canadian celebrity makeup artist is now based in NY and his work has graced the covers of Allure, Glamour, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, InStyle, Interview and most recently i-D Magazine!

Make Up For Ever presents Kevin-James Bennett, Saturday, Nov. 21 12:30-1:30, Main Stage: Durable Beauty - Creating Looks That Last.

Norma Hill-Patton, Sunday, Nov. 22 10:30-11:30, Main Stage: Twilight fans will be running to the stage to hear her experience as makeup department head for The Twilight Saga: New Moon (opens tonight at midnight!).


Where: Heritage Court inside the Direct Energy Centre, located at 100 Princes’ Blvd.
When: November 21 and November 22
Time: Saturday, 8:30-5 pm, Sunday, 10-5 pm
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