This year I was especially grateful to have been invited to work for love-makeup.co.uk at the International Makeup Artists Trade Show in London. The trade show occurs once a year in six major cities across the globe, namely: London, Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, Toronto and Sydney.
During my three day stint at IMATS, I had the pleasure of being surrounded by some of the finest makeup artists and brand ambassadors in the country, the crème-de-la-crème of artists, who oozed talent and inspirational ideas. I was truly in makeup heaven!
Working for Love-Makeup was a joy, especially as I got to sample some of the 60 or so brands that they currently sell on their website, including Ben Nye, Daniel Sandler, Zoeva, Kevin Aucoin and BeautyBlender (but to name a few). Giving makeup advice, tutorials and makeovers to happy and excited customers made it all the more magical for me, especially as they came out of the experience feeling empowered and confident. One look at their faces and I knew I was doing a world of good!
One of my personal highlights of the event was meeting the award-winning makeup, hair and prosthetics team from HBO’s Game of Thrones series, who took centre stage to share their unforgettable work with the audience. It was great to learn more about prosthetics makeup and to hear funny behind-the-scene stories about the famous cast of characters.
Most importantly, I’m grateful have had the opportunity to soak in all that makeup inspiration, which I’ll definitely be incorporating into some of my more artistic projects!