All classes and speakers subject to change
Keynote Speaker Neill Gorton demonstrates and discusses the use, benefits and workshop applications of an exciting new product. He’ll reimagine a classic horror-movie character from his early career during the demo.
Keynote Speaker Nick Dudman and his team will discuss the make-up creations for Penny Dreadful, a new Showtime horror series about supernatural forces menacing Victorian England.
Join other professional make-up artists for a preview of IMATS London! This exclusive event is for Make-Up Artist magazine Pro-Card holders only. From 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 27, you can shop leisurely (exhibitors are reserving products and offering deals) and network.
Throughout the weekend, other Make-Up Artist Pro Card perks include front-of-the-line service, preferred classroom seating and pro-only discounts from participating exhibitors.
Ticket pre-registration is now required for all days of the show! You will find ticket allotments for each Pro-Card type when you register for your tickets.
To attend, you must visit the IMATS London tickets page and enter your Pro-Card information to register.
Join Oscar winner (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events) Bill Corso at the Make-Up Artist magazine booth (#201) for an exclusive signing of Issue 51 of Make-Up Artist magazine, which features Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events on the cover. Copies of the magazine may be purchased at makeupmag.com or in the booth.
Neill Gorton will create a major fantasy character prosthetic inspired by Brian Froud and Rob Bottin.
Watch as the stars of tomorrow face off in the student make-up competition. Models will present the final make-up creations of make-up students, who are competing for cash and prizes. This year’s character-category theme is The World of Comic Books and Graphic Novels.
For decades, Drag Queens have not only embodied ever-evolving beauty trends but have also stood as a standard of technique for makeup artists and lovers alike. With Drag culture infiltrating the highest echelons of cultural awareness, the demand for bold beauty has never been higher. If you’ve ever wanted to know how to amp up your makeup application or if you’ve just pondered to yourself what it’s like to be as glamorous as a Drag Queen, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Global Brand Manager and Lead Makeup Artist Courtney Tichman will show you how. Courtney will guide you step-by-step through fabulous Drag techniques to create an illusion that is singular and show-stopping!
Gary Cockerill, one of the U.K.’s leading make-up artists, will recreate various looks that global superstars Angelina Jolie, David Beckham and Kim Kardashian have worn on the world’s most fabulous red carpets. He will share the tips, tricks and techniques that make these icons of film and fashion some of the most recognizable in the world.
Highlighting and contouring are two crafty tricks that make-up artists use to balance and enhance the face shape and features. Made popular by celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria and Jennifer Lopez, contouring and highlighting are essential for any type of photographic make-up. In this class students will learn how to thin the nose, shape the face, emphasize cheekbones, highlight brow bones and hide a double chin.
Daniel Parker demonstrates the application of overlapping tattoo artwork and discusses the most up-to-date temporary tattoo techniques and artwork from TattooedNow.
Chloe Sens will be creating her original dark fairy-queen design, using custom prosthetics she created, along with wardrobe designed by Mo Meinhart. In this live make-up demonstration, Sens will discuss the entire process, from design to final application, with an in-depth demo on prosthetic application and painting.
Join Oscar-winning make-up artist Bill Corso and IMATS Executive Producer Michael Key for an onstage discussion of Corso’s career. Corso’s film work includes John Carter and Lemony Snicket’s a Series of Unfortunate Events; he is also a governor of the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
In his first major IMATS appearance since 2003, veteran make-up artist Christopher Tucker sits down for a wide-ranging chat about his long and eclectic career-onstage with Joe Nazzaro.
Join an exciting demonstration by Russian make-up guru Denis Kartashev that focuses on a fashion color make-up look. Kartashev will share his professional knowledge, which will broaden your creative horizons and show you how to combine different textures in make-up. He will touch on tendencies in color make-up and present a step-by-step demonstration of three completed looks in his unique style.
From the runway to your reality: What really went on backstage at the London, Paris, New York and Milan shows? Discover the “it” shades before they’re “it” and see how to use them and make them wearable.
This class with Thomas Surprenant is a study in the application of prosthetic appliances and painting techniques for film and television, using tools specifically designed to accommodate an HD-quality finish.
Vargas’s demonstration will help you understand face shapes and bone structure from an artist/photographer’s point of view. It will also teach you how to enhance, maximize and dramatize a look for fashion or editorial work, using products and tools that really work. Learn to work with lines, arches and angles to perfect your technical skills.
Join make-up industry veteran Sheelagh Wells in an informal chat with Gillian Blair covering Blair’s long career in the theater, from London’s West End to the National Theatre, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
HD Brows was the first company to offer a branded eyebrow shaping treatment and now has more than 4,000 official stylists trained throughout the U.K., working in more than 1,000 salons. Setting the HD Brows brand a brow above the rest is our unique approach to perfecting brows and providing a high-quality salon treatment experience. Join HD Brows founder Nilam Patel-Holmes for a demonstration of the techniques to perfecting the brow.
Einat Dan will share various techniques for advanced make-up artists on fashion make-up for editorials and fashion shows, avant-garde make-up, trends, techniques and colors of the season. She will share the secrets and tricks of her long professional career, and show how to work clean.
Chloe Sens will be creating her original take on the classic universal Frankenstein’s Monster. Chloe sculpted and designed her take on the classic monster and will be painting it on a grey scale in homage to the original Boris Karloff makeup created by Jack Pierce.
This class will introduce an original creature or character design by Tate Steinsiek, and detail a series of techniques in application, painting and airbrush, and finishing detail. From the obvious to the unorthodox, this class will cover a variety of application techniques and the basics of designing a memorable character.
Not all brushes are created equal. There are hundreds of types of make-up brushes in different sizes, materials, colors, shapes and prices. Let Emmy winner Kevin James Bennett help you discover the perfect brushes for your type of artistry. He’ll explain how quality make-up brushes are designed and manufactured and share insider tips and tricks for getting the most out of your tools.
This class features a discussion and demonstration of subtle, realistic age make-up using translucent colors and stretch-and-stipple techniques.
Makeup & Effects Laboratories CEO Allan Apone, whose career has included work on The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, discusses his work onstage with IMATS Executive Producer Michael Key.
To offer insight into the process of creating trend looks and predicting future fashions, Gemma Horner and Paul Merchant will recreate the four trend looks they created for Kryolan for Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter. The presentation will include behind-the-scenes footage. Watch as they take you through the skills required to develop looks for editorial, high-definition film and live shows.
Immediately following his Discover the Art of Male Make-up and a Unique New Creative Brush Technique class on the Open Forum Stage, David Horne will greet guests and sign copies of his book, the Art of Male Make-up.
Head to booth 201 (the Make-Up Artist magazine booth) to purchase your copy of his new book!
In September 2014, Andrew Whiteoak celebrates his 20th year at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. In conversation with Sheelagh Wells, he discusses the highlights of his career and the opportunities and training that exist for students living outside London.
Watch as the stars of tomorrow face off in the student make-up competition. Models will present the final make-up creations of make-up students, who are competing for cash and prizes. This year’s beauty-category theme is Art Through the Ages.
There’s more to airbrushing than just creating a flawless complexion. Karla Powell will show how airbrush is not only great to achieve flawless skin, but also to push the boundaries of color, contouring, shading and an HD-ready finish. This seminar will be sure to inspire any character, editorial or fashion runway look.
Yolanda Bartram will be layering various techniques and materials to create an amazing original fantasy-fashion make-up and body art. She will demonstrate how to use stencils, prosthetics and a variety of brush techniques with paint and powders. Become more artistic in your approach to make-up design and body art.