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There are so many makeup lovers out there who bowl me over with their application skills. The one thing that always goes through my mind when I see one of these people is ‘where did they learn to do that’? That is the motivation behind todays poll.

Today I want you to tell me if you have ever taken a makeup class of any kind. That includes short courses, professional training, masterclasses and everything else. What it doesn’t include is 1-on-1 sessions with your mom in her bathroom (unless she really is a makeup artist/educator).

My Answer: I have never taken a class but I really want to. For many years I was interested in being a special effects makeup artist but when I really looked into the costs associated with all the courses I would need to do, I was put off. Now days, I still really want to go to a professional college and do some sort of class, even if it is only for a few weeks.

Have you ever taken a make-up class or course?

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Yesterday I attended the IMATS expo in Sydney which has only come to Australia for the second time after a successful launch last year. IMATS is a hugely successful event that has been running in Canada, the USA and UK for years so it is great they have included our little old country in their tour of duty. IMATS is held six times a year with the lucky cities including Vancouver, Toronto, London, New York and Los Angeles.

The expo is far smaller then its similar yet different trade shows like the Hair Expo or International Spa & Beauty Expo. IMATS is purely for Continue Reading