I had an unusual day today. I got to go to a make up show that I wasn’t working at. At IMATS yesterday I painted a body at Kryolan’s booth (and photos of that will be posted here soon), but today I had the day off and just went to see the show. It is a trade show, primarily a marketplace for professionals and amateurs to see and buy product (usually at big discounts), with some demonstrations at booths and stage presentations. It felt like a busman’s holiday for me, working around the booths with Lorraine and some artist friends. I’ve posted before (NY Makeup Show Bodypainting — Bodypainter or Makeup Artist?) that being at shows like these reminds me that I am not a “makeup artist”, I am painter who paints on people, so there is a lot of cosmetic products and makeup techniques that I have no connection to—however, as a “body painter” it is gratifying to see that the work that seems to attract the most interest at these events is the most extensive: special fx, body paintings, and extreme glamour.