20 Dec 2010

IMATS show

Here is more about makeup shopping (OK so it is in the the future in Jan 2011, which is not so far away now) dates can be seen on the IMATS site. This is a great 2 day show in London, for makeup artists whether they are new or seasoned. There are various talks by top makeup artists (TV, film, celebrity etc) in the industry and lots of stalls by makeup companies like MAC, Make up Forever to name a few, Also, you will find big makeup schools like Greasepaint etc too. The show is open to anyone as long as you can buy a ticket you can get in. If you are a student, bring a letter to get a discount on the ticket.

If you go to the IMATS site, you will see a link to fill a form out to make a Pro makeup artist discount card which entitles you to several discounts within IMATS especially on the magazine called Makeup Artist.

I look forward to the show every year as I get to meet some amazing people, get to hear attend some amazing talks / demos, make a few discount cards with certain makeup brands, check out new products and so much more.

Depending on how tired I am, I might even attend the second day this year.

Looking forward to buying an air brush kit so I can do some creative work.......(Temptu, Dinair, IWATA here I come)

Kryolan / Dermacolor Products

A lot of you ask me about the foundations I use in my work. The answer to that is I use a whole variety but for stage make-up or heavy coverage (to hide marks or scars) or for photographic make-up I like to use Kryolan products. They have a range called Dermacolor which is great to camouflage things like tattoos or heavy pigmented areas (melasmas, birth marks, blemishes or eye bags).

I have bought 2 palettes which are great for any make-up artist, one is Light and the other is called medium (great for any make up artists' kit, as we need a range of colours to mix and match). I thought this was great for my Western and Asian models / clients). I also bought a concealer wheel darker colours which can be used on darker skin tones as concealers, as foundations for a heavy coverage or simply as contouring colours on medium / dark skins.

Lastly, there is an empty palette here which is great if you have other brands' concealers and you want to make your own concealer palette (I have several MAC ones that could use this for. These make great lipstick palettes. Just make sure you label them under each well with a permanent marker pen. Palettes save you taking several make-up items and considerably lightens your kit!

Illamasqua Products

So, I went make-up shopping in the snow as soon as the trains and tubes were running again! I have been reading various Illamasqua reviews and watching YouTube (incase you did not know but I have 2 accounts there now, and I am looking forward to uploading a few videos soon, so please subscribe:www.youtube.com/sanakmakeupartist for Asian work and
www.youtube.com/sanakmakeup for my Western work).

I ended up in Charles Fox in Covent Garden  and bought quite a few items but the ones I wanted to show you were by Illamasqua. If you go to their link they tell you where they sell their brand - online and at various retail shops in London. The good news is that if you are a make-up artist, they give you 40% discount if you shop online, so all you need to do is provide a few items to prove you work in the industry.  My discount was approved this morning!

Here are the 4 colours I picked:

In order from L to R - Puzzle, Gypsy, Fluke, Slave (the latter two are pretty similar)

Puzzle is like a bright yellow
Gypsy is like a burnt orange
Fluke and Slave are both light peachy coloured which can easily be used as highlighters

The bad news is that the 4 eye shadows I picked up from Charles Fox, are discontinued by Illamasqua!

I have used them on my eyes today (sorry did not take a picture) but they are highly pigmented and very blendable, matt eyeshadows. I might do a quick tutorial with these so you can see how I used them.

As my online discount is activated I shall be buying a few more of their eyeshadows for my kit.