It is no secret that I love trade shows. Doesn’t matter whether I am actually particularly working in a specific industry, I just enjoy the sense of productivity and expertise and people trying to do whatever they do well. I like tools a lot. (Tools as in instruments to accomplish things, not guys who order bottle service.)
I didn’t attend the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show in Los Angeles last month, but I’m thinking of adding this to the extensive list of conventions I go to from time to time. The makeup application exhibitions and competitions look particularly fun, as do the expert lectures. Each year, IMATS has a beauty/fantasy make-up student contest and one for character/prosthetic makeup.