Wednesday, 15 February 2012

A wander round IMATS London 2012 - Part 3

Apologies for taking so long to get these out, been having a lovely half term with Mr Sparklz home too.

Two years ago the stage in the West Hall was tiny and very cramped, this year the Open Forum Stage allowed plenty of room to watch even when already at the seated capacity of 150. Once again David Klasfeld was first speaker of the day when I'm too busy touring the stands - one of these days I'll get to have a listen.


This year, Sleek attended with their giant i-Divine pop-up shop. No Spotlight sign up booth this year as they felt people preferred to shop at IMATS rather than taking the time out to sign up. I did manage a brief hello, the much promised website with Spotlight sign up facilitaties finally in place is due in April......

NYX had some amazing sets - very tempting:

Somerset College, demonstrating wig making and body painting:

There were some good prices to be had at Fero Beauty, but the feel of the brushes really didn't excite me.

Sam Chapman's Real Techniques Brushes on the other hand, were everything I expected them to be. On my pre-show purchase list, it sadly just didn't happen after my non return on Sunday.

Both the Real Techniques stand and the Make up Atelier Paris stand next door, were run by the fabulous    who's now in charge of MAP's UK presence. As a newcomer to the show and the UK last year, I hadn't really taken much notice of MAP. The French assistant who matched me for foundation put me off with a colour I knew wasn't me at all.  With Sue in charge this year, the stand had a very different feel. I left my temptation for a  turquoise shadow palette and an awesome Gel Liner I was playing with in Azure Blue, to stew overnight.... Bah too many things I wanted to go back for.

Which reminds me, the IMATS discount of 30% off from  has been extended to 20 Februray. Discount code is IMATS 

Vincent de Monfreid Chief Makeup Artist for Make-Up AtelierParis

Next up, the Bdellium Tools stand, proving that brushes don't have to be dull, glowed with the Green - Eco friendly and Yellow - Antibacterial, trademark colours of this Californian brush company.

I was very taken with the hair jewels on the Miss Adoro stand, unfortunately I don't own any straighteners, having never had the desire for straight hair, so bringing some of these home seemed a bit pointless. I enjoyed wearing the trial set I had in though, to the point that buying straighteners seemed like a good option ;p

Thanks to the anonymous lady who agreed for me to use her pics

They also stocked some seriously bright nail wraps a few of which I may have purchased for a giveaway.

Finally for the middle section of the hall, Dermalogica and Beauty So Clean. The Cosmetic Sanitisers from Beauty So Clean were without a doubt, my best and most used investment form IMATS 2011, well worth checking them out.

A wander round IMATS London 2012 - Part1 Part 2 -Part 4

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh, I'd have loved to have a nose at the MAP stand!


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