I trust you are all well and happy. Recently, I went up to Sydney to the IMATS. That is the International Makeup Artist Trade Show. It was an absolutely gorgeous day and the nice walk down Darling Harbour was quite pleasant. I was not prepared for what was inside the Sydney Convention Centre! Hundreds of people everywhere! Almost every booth crowded with general public and fellow artists. Students doing their 'pieces' for the competition later that day. Some amazing artwork!
I was delighted to see that I found Make Up Forever products at a couple of different booths and will be purchasing from them from now on. Talking to various people at the booths it was easy to be energised by them and also by the people visiting. Unfortunately the sessions with the various guest speakers/presenters were a little difficult to hear over the talking of all the punters. But all in all I loved the experience. I got some bargains and also products that I couldn't have bought anywhere else.
I would highly recommend a visit to next year's IMATS. It is open to the general public and I found that all the staff behind the booths were happy to chat and help people find the right product for them. I would suggest that you need a good 3 hours in there. It is quite busy! I had a game plan so went to the booths I wanted first and then wandered around at all the other booths.
All in all a great but tiring day!
Until next time
PS: Keep an eye out for my new website launch soon.