Friday, 4 February 2011

London IMATS 2011 - The Haul, The Damage, The Joy?!

I think going to IMATS both days is definitely a budget buster. Intending to spend a similar amount to last year £150 but ended up more around the £250 mark. However, I was so happy to have a range of foundations finally, at a non bank breaking £58. It's something I've had on the cards to get since last November so almost doesn't count! ;P I was assisted in my choice by the lovely Deborah on the The Make-up Artist Boutique stand. I also picked up a couple of shadows as a try me and a setting powder - Like the foundations the small size and portability were key - oh and a reputation for being pretty impressive too!! Of course.


The Z palette I picked up from the Alcone stand for a measly price - I believe they are more like £13 usually but with show discount and possibly a bit more for being late on Sunday and not wanting to take stock back to America I paid £7. I also picked the spatula up there too. I'd watched Eve Pearl use a similar one and how keeping it to hand kept decanting during makeup application to the fore.

A few disposables. The mascara wands from the Pro Make UP Shop were cheaper and with more choice than the ones from Crown Brush

There are 2 brushes from The London Brush Company  who had a small stand within the Makeup Artist Provisions (PAM) area. How fabulous to have a company making brushes in this country, although bizarrely site prices are in dollars!

Love me some cleaning products and the Pro offer at BeautySoClean was £40

Face and Body Paints from Vimura and Wolfe Face Art & FX amd books from Illusion

Sleek Primer Palette due in Superdrug 16th February, OCC Lip Tars in Pageant, Demure and Conquest. I was weighing up between Pageant and Demure and got into a conversation with the amazing  David Klasfeld about the amazing sell out last year. He recommended going for Pageant as I have colours already to lighten to a Demure shade. I went for this idea and paid up, only for him to give me the Demure as a gift. X I went back the next day having finally decided to pick up a spare Conquest as I'm now regularly using the one I got last year as a concealer.

Finally I can't believe I forgot to photograph my very first purchase of the weekend - FACE atelier foundation.

Where appropriate links are provided to the UK stores running the stands at IMATS London - they may not be the only UK supplier or the supplier for your area, but these were the people I met and purchased from. Direct roll over links can be found on the IMATS London floor plan

13 comments:

  1. Yikes really wanted to go next year but will need hands super glueing to sides to prevent this kind of spend if I do! All look fab and dying to see what you do with the face paints as its bound to be great!

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  2. Oh I dream of going to IMATS! It's wonderful to get your hands on products you've heard so much about!

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  3. Oh I like the Lip Tars! Great purchases!

    Would it be possible to take pictures of the Sleek palette open? Please, please, pleeeeaaaase ? :)

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  4. @Debbie - Einat Dan who will get a mention in the final IMATS 2011 post uses them with makeup because of the much blolder colours you can achieve. I also wanted the children to feel more included as they have been getting a little jealous of the makeup recently. x

    @dempss01 - It's amazing, you hardly know where to start first!

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  5. @Lucisek - There's one up already in the Saturday photos post. I picked it out on the Sleek stand specially. But I will be swatching soon :) x

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  6. Fab haul! Could you show us more of the Sleek palette please? x

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  7. Lovely haul! I looove OCC lip tars, how nice to get one free! Jealous! :P

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  8. @Lillian - Lovely and so totally unexpected x

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  9. Great haul here - really enjoy seeing what everyone thought and bought. What shade did you get in the FA? I got my hands on a couple of samples from Coco Beau but was disappointed that they were still a bit warm for me. Thanks for this. Jan x

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  10. @Jan - I got #1 Porcelain described as Pale and interesting porcelain, with pinky undertones. x

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  11. Lovely haul. I love the look of the face and body paints, I love face painting!

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  12. Awesome hauling! The face points in particular look AWESOME :D I think if I went to IMATS I'd probably spend a year's wages *____*

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