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5 things not to miss at IMATS London 2015

The International Make Up Artists Trade Show (IMATS) in London in July is jam packed with exciting things to see and do. There’s celebrity appearances, product demonstrations, and of course all the SHOPPING! But, as we’re all there to learn and grow, as well as to spend, we thought we’d mention some of the highlights of this year’s IMATS LDN so you can plan your days at Olympia to perfection.

IMATS London 2015

Saturday, 12:15 – 1:45pm, Apex Room: Master effects designer Neill Gorton creates classic horror: If you love a bit of horror and marvel at the special effects in your favourite slashers, this is one workshop not to miss! Make up designer, animatronic creator and prosthetics master, Neill Gorton, will be recreating a classic horror character live for you to see. The only question is, who will it be?

Master effects designer @NeillGorton will be creating classic horror at the #IMATS London Click to Tweet

Saturday, 4 – 5pm, Main Stage: Guardians of the Galaxy Panel Discussion: You won’t be able to wander round IMATS 2015 without noticing some rather strange creatures doing the rounds. That’s right, the Guardians themselves will be in attendance on both days, and on Saturday afternoon you’ll have your chance to put your questions to the panel of designers and make-up artists who created these Marvel-ous looks.

Guardians of the Galaxy are coming to London for IMATS on the 11th of July. Click to Tweet

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Sunday, 12:15 – 1:15pm, Main Stage: Airbrush for natural perfection: Presented by Kryolan, this session sees the exclusive launch of the company’s new product, the Nebula. In this hands on demo, you’ll find out what makes this airbrush so superior to its competitors, and how best to use it to create a completely flawless, natural finish.

Exclusive product launch at the #IMATS: Kryolan will present its new Nebula Airbrush Make-up on 12/07 Click to Tweet

Sunday, 2 – 3pm, Main Stage: The art of illusion with Andrew Gallimore: If you love make-up, you’ll already know the name of Andrew Gallimore. Having worked with the likes of David Bailey, Patrick Demarchelier and had his work featured in publications like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, Gallimore really is the crème de la crème of MUA’s. His keynote speech on the main stage at 2pm will be followed by an exclusive book signing at Make-up Artist Magazine’s booth (No. 201), so if you’ve ever dreamed of getting up close and personal with a make-up legend, now’s your chance.

The art of illusion with Andrew Gallimore at the IMATS London. Click to Tweet

Sunday, 2 – 3pm, Open Forum Stage: Recreation of famous Face Off character: Well-known special effects artist and twice finalist in the TV show ‘Face Off’, Tate Steinsiek will be recreating one of his iconic characters as seen in season five of the show. Witness his use of foam latex, airbrushing, hand painting and blending to create a stunning masterpiece of special effects make-up.

Tate Steinsiek will be recreating a famous Face Off character at the #IMATS London this year. Click to Tweet

As you can see, you’re going to have a pretty packed agenda if you’re heading to London for IMATS 2015 this year. There’s loads more going on, not least our own presentation of Nanshy brushes on stand #310. Don’t forget to download your £5 off Nanshy voucher from here on the website, and come along to our stand when you have time to meet our very own MUA guru and Nanshy Ambassador, Barrie G. We’re very excited about IMATS; hope to see you there! Also if you know anyone going, share this post with them. They will appreciate it:)

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Lindsey Belger

    This will be my first trip to IMATS and I’m really excited. I have made many new friends via Instagram (@mmfacepainter) and this is a wonderful opportunity to meet them. I have my shopping list ready and am ready to welcome this experience with arms (and purse) open wide. Bring it on!

    1. Nanshy Page

      Thanks for your comment Lindsey. We can’t wait to meet you at the IMATS x

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