IMATS Los Angeles 2016 The International Makeup Artist Trade Show (IMATS) is the largest makeup artist show of its kind. The show is known all over the world and has been taken place yearly. IMATS is an extraordinary show that allows makeup artists and enthusiasts all over the world to come together for networking, product reimbursement, and to simply share their passion with makeup. One of the greatest aspects of the IMATS show is its ability to connect all these makeup professionals and showcase their products and talents worldwide! Makeup professionals are given the opportunity to share their newly released products exclusively at the show.

If you are a makeup professional or an enthusiast, you will find anything and everything that your heart desires. Aside from their exceptional products, IMATS is also known for providing the best classes by the most talented makeup artists worldwide. The most noteworthy artists that we enjoyed this year were keynote speakers and educators such as Stephen Dimmick, Sian Richards, Paul Roustan, Michael Rurnett, Tamanna Roashan, Kevin James Bennet, Daniel Martin, Mark Coulier. Makeup professionals have a chance to learn unique techniques and secrets that these amazingly talented artists share. This is a wonderful opportunity provided by IMATS that otherwise would not be possible.

Another great aspect of the show is the student competitions called the Battle of the Brushes. This contest is inspired by many themes, but this year’s Beauty/Fantasy theme was Circus/Carnival which attracted many makeup professionals to participate. This year’s competition was an extraordinary one, as Agne Skaringa won first place of the competition representing Cinema Makeup School. Agne created a beautiful and sultry ring master as her work of art. Agne used airbrush and hand-painting to create her astonishing masterpiece that caught the eye of so many. Among other contestants, Jojo Zhu won first place for her masterpiece of creating Dart Depravus for the Charakter/ Prostetic 2016: Four decades of Star Wars theme. Jojo, as well as Agne, represents Cinema Makeup School. Jojo used airbrush technique, as well as stencils to get the gradient effect on her masterwork. Here, you can enjoy some of the most artistic creations from IMATS Los Angeles 2016.

Written by Malena Harutyunyan

 

Cinema Makeup School booth at IMATS LA 2016

Agne Skaringa Imats 2016 lithuanian makeup artist

Agne Skaringa Lithuanian makeup artist airbrushing model with Temptu and Mac Cosmetics.

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Jojo Zhu is working on her model.

Special FX makeup by Michael Burnett

Special FX makeup by Michael Burnett

Ruby Makeup School 2016

Ruby Makeup School 2016

Imats 2016 cotton candy makeup

Imats 2016 cotton candy makeup

Makeup by Diane Lorenzana for Battle of the Brushes competition.

Makeup by Diane Lorenzana for Battle of the Brushes competition.

Ruby Makeup School 2016

Ruby Makeup School 2016

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Victoria Bessarab second place winner at IMATS LA 2016

Victoria Bessarab second place winner at IMATS LA 2016

makeup by Maria Ignacio Hargreaves for Battle of the Brushes competition

makeup by Maria Ignacio Hargreaves for Battle of the Brushes competition

Makeup by Corinne Tweed for Make Up For Ever

Makeup by Corinne Tweed for Make Up For Ever

Imats 2016 la vargas

Imats 2016 LA painting by Vargas

Imats 2016 la winner Agne Skaringa tiger Imats 2016 la spooky

Makeup by Kathleen Ty for Temptu

Makeup by Kathleen Ty for Temptu

Imats 2016 la jiro

Makeup by Amazing Jiro for HaTaMoo

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Model from Make Up For Ever booth

Imats 2016 la gold boypaint

Makeup by Ito Sae third place winner at Battle of the Brushes competition

Makeup by Ito Sae third place winner at Battle of the Brushes competition

Makeup by Chloe Sens for Iwata

Makeup by Chloe Sens for Iwata

Make-up by Sig for ProAiir

Make-up by Sig for ProAiir

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Make-up by Wen Zheng for Cinema Makeup School

Make-up by Wen Zheng for Cinema Makeup School

Imats 2016 Los Angeles best contedt makeup artist Agne Skaringa

Agne Skaringa Imats 2016 lithuanian makeup artist Los Angeles

Agne Skaringa Imats 2016 Battle of the Brushes first place winner with her model Nicole Whittaker.

Cinema Makeup School booth at IMATS LA 2016

Cinema Makeup School booth at IMATS LA 2016

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Big thank you for wonderful photos from:

Wicked LA Pix- Eric Grisham

Trevor Tomas

Cinema Makeup School

Tomas Skaringa