January 20, 2013


Hi guys! Today's post is a bit off different for me but I wanted to share some photos from IMATS Los Angeles that I went to yesterday! IMATS stands for International Make-up Artist Trade Show, it's a show that is open to the public...you can pick up makeup and tools from fantastic brands for a nice discount. In addition there are also informative panels and classes along with competitions. IMATS is held all over the world, I believe the other cities that do IMATS are New York, Vancouver, Toronto, Sydney and London. This was my first time going to IMATS and it was quite the experience! Hope you guys like my photos, I'll also show you what I ended up buying while I was there at the end of the post!

I really enjoyed walking around the show floor and watching make up artists doing some seriously spectacular special effects makeup at different booth.

Can we talk about this girls awesome rainbow hair? OMG
Here is how he looked once he was done, scary...but awesome.

oh hai GoldieStarling from Youtube creeping my photo (I love her, I'm seriously bummed I didn't notice she was back there)

Here is another photo of some awesome make up being done, I wish I had seen how she ended up looking when they were done!

After walking around the show floor with all the booths and whatnot I wandered into another hall which housed more special effects type displays. This was SO COOL, I was geeking out so hard. Also in this room, lots of people I fangirl over from the show Face Off. I got to talk to Rod from last season of Face Off for a second, it was probably the highlight of the day for me. I'm so in awe of people that are able to do make up like this.

Walking Dead Zombies!
There was a table of heads...I found them particularly creepy because of how lifelike they looked.

This guy was my favorite...he was all in character and everything, he didn't talk...he grunted lol

Now onto what I ended up buying at the show! The lines were INSANE, seriously...you couldn't even move near some of the booths. I had a whole list of Sigma brushes I wanted but the line was ridiculous, like a 2 hour wait (I wish I was exaggerating) I ended up getting some brushes from bdellium instead of Sigma. I've never tried this brand but I've heard good things about them on Youtube so we shall see!

Below is the 957 which is a dense flat top brush, I love these for foundation. I got it because it reminds me of the Sonia Kashuk flat top brush that I love. You can never have too many foundation brushes...right? The other brush is the 980, it's just a big powder brush...I needed one desperately.

I also got a few eye brushes, from the top down in the photo I got a 785 which is a fluffy blending brush. A 781 which is a crease brush and a 760 which is a tiny angled brush I'll probably use for my brows.

Then I stopped by the Lime Crime booth, I wanted to get the rest of their polishes...unfortunately they only had 4 in stock and 2 of them were the 2 I already have so I picked up Milky Ways and Peaches Cream

I also picked up a couple lipsticks. I didn't go with the intention of getting any of these but being the sucker for cute packaging I am I got 2. I couldn't resist the holographic unicorn. As if a holographic unicorn wasn't enough they also smell really good...kind of like marshmallows.

On the left is Glamour 101, a nice deep red. On the right is Countessa Fluorescent, a bright pink!

Last but not least I got 3 OCC Lip Tars, I had a couple more on my list but they were sold out. From left to right I got Black Dahlia, Electric Grandma (best name ever, yes?) and Super NSFW.  I'm pretty excited about these, especially Black Dahlia which I promise is not as scary as it looks...it's a dark red even though it looks nearly black in the tube.

I thought about picking up some OCC polishes but they didn't look all that fantastical so I passed on them.

Like I mentioned at the beginning of the post, IMATS happens all over the world...you can see all the details for them on the IMATS website
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  1. What fun! I would have loved to have gone to that event. Fabulous special effects, and your lipsticks are gorgeous.

  2. Lucky girl! I would have loved to go to IMATS, but I am at the other end of the world. You got some really pretty goodies though :)

  3. Lucky! I'm going to school for special effects makeup and I'm dying to go to IMATS!

  4. Oooh Peaches <3 Cream is pretty and I really like those lipsticks!

  5. I'm going to Toronto IMATSin November! Really excited :)
    Definitely going to pick up those lip tars!

  6. Great picks, wish IMATS would come to The Netherlands :(.

  7. OMG, I want that girls hair!!

    I want some Lime Crime stuff.....if only for the unicorn's alone! Nah, but I do want all the polishes!

  8. I haven't been to IMATS in a few years, I didn't even realize it had been moved to January or I'd probably gone this year! Oh well :(

  9. I'm so jealous of everyone who got to go there :P It looks like so much fun!! Crazy though :D

  10. I always miss the Toronto one..next year I need to go for sure

  11. The list of exhibitors at the LA show is awesome, but I'm not too impressed with the list for the Toronto exhibition (last year's of course, because this year's is not available yet). So looks like I won't be going. Enjoyed your post though. :)

  12. The Toronto imats was a let down for me, it is not nearly as big as NYC/LA. I was there for 3 hours and got bored. I think I would rather save up and try to go to one of the American ones next time around.

  13. I am so jealous! I have been seeing pics on Instagram all weekend! I love the Black Dahlia OCC lip tar. It's one that I have and I love it. I am always looking for the perfect vampire red/purple lip color.

  14. Fun! I was working this weekend :( looking forward to trying next time.

  15. Great haul :) IMATS looks like so much fun... I really would love to go.

  16. I'm so jealous! I would love to go to IMATS! I didn't even know what it was until you mentioned it the other day in your blog and I looked it up!! Loved looking at your pictures...it gave me some idea of what it was like to be there! Thanks for sharing!! =)

  17. By any chance, do you remember if there was a tall male with lots of makeup and short teal/purple hair doing makeup at the lime cream booth?

  18. I have no idea, sorry! It was so crazy I only saw/talked to the girl who helped me

  19. No worries! He's a singer that I like and I would have been jealous if you got to talk to him or got your makeup done! haha

  20. Was it Jeffrey Star by any chance? I think I heard he was there. I've met him several times years ago...we have a similar taste in music and I used to always see him at concerts!

  21. Awesome pics. You got some great stuff. Love the limecrime polishes...I have several!

  22. Ooooo! This makes me so excited for the London show! Best believe I'll be picking up Milky Ways!


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