Wednesday, June 29, 2011

IMATS 25. 2011

IMATS 2011
International Makeup Trade show

Hello Everyone! Here is a recent update on my first time at Imats. For those of you who don't know Imats stands for International Make-up artist trade that takes place at the Pasadena convention center every year for both makeup artists and makeup lovers. Well known professional cosmetic lines display their products like MAC, Make Up For Ever, Coverfx, Nyx etc.. and are sold at very discounted prices. Also, lots of makeup artists and gurus hold classes and seminars to share the latest tips and tricks in the makeup industry. I arrived to Imats around eight in the morning and didn't get in ti'll almost ten! I guess those pro cards do come in handy when it comes to not having to wait in line for ages! So i'll be definitely applying for mine for next years! When I finally stepped foot, I was instantly taken to another world. From the moment I got there, I met a hand full of Youtube gurus and talented makeup artists's I entirely admire. A few of my favorite gurus that were there were Dezired Beauty, JlovesMac1, QueenofBlendingmua, Heather123 and most of all inspiring Kandee Johnson who spoke a touching seminar on Sunday.  All in all, I was inspired by all of the fascinating theatre/special affects makeup the models wore and had a great time finding everything I needed for my kit at reasonable prices. The whole day was just surreal and am definitely looking forward to next years IMATS!
So here Is everything I purchased!

From left to right: Top to bottom

**Beauty Treats88 professional eyeshadow Palette/ Face wipes/Cheek Bronzer
**M.A.C-Brush Cleaner, Tool belt, 138, 130, 109, 266, 168, 212, 217, 239, 214
**Cailyn- Shimmer powder in Dark Chocolate, Tropicana, Gem Stone, Copper, Primer, 
**Makeup Forever- 24 palette, Multi Loose Powder, All Matte Primer, Sculpting Blush 22
**NYX- Soft Matte lip cream, Eye pencils in Aubern, Medium Brown, Taupe, Lip pencils in Nude pink, Nude Beige, and Edge pink
** Halo Couture- Extensions 
** Poise International Beverly Hills- Face Toner

**Kryolan's- Concealor Wheel                                                                                                           
**Ben Nye- Sheer foundation, Banana Visage Setting Powder, Professional Matte Foundation Palette
** CoverFx- Liquid Based Foundation in M60 

Hope you guys enjoyed the blog and will be back soon!