IMATS London 2008
The International Make-up Artist Trade Show brings together make-up
artists from all over the world in a weekend dedicated to education in
a constantly evolving industry. Artists from every area of the
business – film, television, fashion and editorial – get together to
share their thoughts and experiences, catch up with old friends and
check out new products and techniques. Temptu has had a presence at
IMATS since it’s first UK show seven years ago and this year the stand
was a hive of activity as usual.
Certainly one of the reasons were the new lines currently available
from Temptu that were being demonstrated constantly on the stand
including the Dura Pro Palettes, the new lines in Professional Tattoo
Transfers and the SB Airbrow Kit. Among those who dropped by to take
in the new products were UK prosthetics experts and BAFTA Award
Winners Neill Gorton (From Hell, The League of Extraordinary
Gentlemen, Doctor Who) and Nick Dudman (Harry Potter, Batman Begins,
The Fifth Element) both of whom left with a selection of the Dura Pro Palettes.
One of the great things about IMATS is the mix of nationalities
present at the show with artists from as far afield as Iceland,
Sweden, Spain, Malta and Japan all stopping by to purchase goods and
check out new lines. It was a delight to see once again British
prosthetics team Aaron & Marilyn Sherman (De-Lovely, French &
Saunders) and introduce them to a selection of the Temptu range.
Scottish Television make-up artist Cicely Connelly (Holby City,
NY-LON) was very keen to check out the new range of Pro-Tattoo
Transfers and Australian born Fashion and Editorial hair and make-up
artist Terry Wilson couldn’t wait to try out the Airbrow Kit. Eileen
Kastner Delago (Sleuth, Alfie) also took time out of her busy schedule
to make sure visit our stand and chat to Michael Benjamin and discuss
how she might be able to work with Temptu on future projects.
(written by Paul Vale)