IMATS London 2014

IMATS was last weekend and it was amazing! I loved it!

For all the photos taken there I’d like to direct you to the Facebook page of this blog.

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When I arrived there, I was lucky to be early! I got at Olympia around 8.00, and while the line was only 30 metres or so. The staff decided to scan our tickets already so we could go right inside once the doors were open.

I started with shopping, first stop: Sugarpill! Though it would have been a better choice to start with NYXcosmetics, because after a few hours the queue was really really long and I waited for about an hour…

I also got to meet my favorite artist in the world, Klaire de Lys. As most of you will know, she is the person that caused my love and passion for makeup art. If it weren’t for her videos, I’d never found out about the world of possibilities and artistic ways of makeup.

I learned that there are (obviously) more ways to do special effects, one that I didn’t know anything about is silicone. I was triggered by several companies that displayed their work, it was very interesting and definitely worth researching in the near future.

All in all this was a fantastic weekend and I got to do and buy all the things I planned, so this was a succes. I wouldn’t say I can’t wait to go again next year, because this is something I have to save a LOT of money for. I actually saved for over a year, trust me, it’s hard! Plus, I think I’m very satisfied for a while. Maybe I’ll change my mind in a few months and decide to go again, who knows!

Now, let’s go to the important chapter: my HAUL!

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Item number 1: the Sugarpill pro palette!
This was on the top of the wish list, actually! I love it, can’t wait to try out all the colours.

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Obviously I also got Bulletproof, as it’s not included in the palette.

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I have some putty from Kryolan, but I wanted to give this a try, since I’ve never had any Ben Nye products.

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These two soft brushes are from Royal&Langnickel, from their S.I.L.K. collection, as you can see these are the Pointed dome powder brush and the Contour shadow brush.

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Some lovely Eldora lashes 🙂

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Since Lex has been shouting at everyone that will listen that Mehron is amazing, I wanted to get the Paradise paints, so I did. I got Black, White and the 8 colour Tropical palette. It was a though choice! I wanted to get the pastels at the end of the day if my money allowed me, but it didn’t.

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A new makeup bag! My little red pouch is too small, I think of it as my ‘basics’ bag, but truth be told: they’re not just basics anymore.. 

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A brow set, from FAB brows. This was not on the list, at all. It just happened xD

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I found Limecrime as well! Whoohoo!

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And then there was NYX cosmetics.. There’s a dark red lipstick, a bright orange lipliner and the Jumbo pencils in Milk and Sparkle Leopard.

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These OCC liptars are called Grandma and Kava kava.

I also got a wigcap, which is in the front of the ‘total’ photo.

And for those that actually read the entire novel I write, there’s another item that is not visible in the photographs, this is a surprise for YOU!
Believe it or not, I almost have a 100 followers total on this blog, and 3/4 of them are complete strangers to me. When we hit 100, and that might be soon, I want to thank you by giving out a present 🙂

One thing I didn’t get: the Urban Decay Primer Potion. I was hoping it would be somewhere, just like I found Limecrime, but it wasn’t. And I was too lazy on Sunday morning to go to the large/expensive warehouses on Oxford street, while I also had to pack and be gone before 11.00 and fly home 😉

Did you go to IMATS? Or did something else that was fun during the weekend?

Love,

-M.

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10 thoughts on “IMATS London 2014

  1. I’ve never been to IMATS, but i always read so much about it! I really want to try limecrime, still havent jumped on that band wagon either.. I like all the stuff you got, how does that lip tar work?

    Ps – Great photos!!

    xx

    Miz Lulu

    • Thanks! The eyeliner from Limecrime is really good, sooooo pigmented, such a beautiful solid line, I love it. It stays on all day, though it’s not waterproof 😉
      The lip tar, I’m not 100% sure either, the substance is a bit waterish for a lip gloss-ish product. What I do is: put a drop on the back of my hand and apply it in thin layers with a brush. I’m not very good at dosing yet, but you only need a tiny amount, since it’s so pigmented but it spreads out a lot. Very different from lipgloss!

  2. Hi, I know thos haul has been a while ago, but I would like to ask if you can remember if your Sugarpill Pro Palette was sealed when you bought it and also how much it was? I am asking because I bought one from IMATS on eBay, claimed as new and unused. But the shadows look clearly used, at least swatched… :/

    • Hi! I am so sorry about your product! 😦 When I got mine at IMATS, it was sealed and unused, though in the photograph I had already touched it myself, because I wasn’t able to constrain myself 🙂 Back then it had a discount because it was at IMATS, but I don’t remember how much it was exactly, as I also got the pressed Bulletproof shadow. I think it must have been 50 pounds…

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