11/27/14

IMATS Toronto 2014 Haul

"No Buy November" was going great! And then IMATS happened...

On Saturday, November 22 I travelled to Toronto for the International Makeup Artists Trade Show - the world's largest makeup gathering. It's open to the public and features demonstrations from professionals, a Battle of the Brushes contest for students and tons of beauty exhibitors set up booths to sell products (many of them at a discounted price).

It was my first time ever attending and I was an absolute giddy mess. The lineups were long, elbows were being thrown and everyone was smushed together like a can of sardines...sweaty ones. But it was worth every minute! 

Here's a quick look at the items I picked up: 


I was most excited when I spotted OPI Nail Polish selling for $6.50 a piece, or six for $33. Being a nail polish junkie, I couldn't pass on this deal. My bag got slightly heavier as I picked out six different colours to accompany me home. 


The shades I chose are really beautiful for this time of year.














Morphe was selling eyeshadows for $3 each or two for $5. I grabbed four shades. 

Bottom, left to right: ES41 Just Teal and ES80 Blue Green

These colours are so pigmented and blend really nice. 


I picked up this gorgeous blush from NARS called Sin. It's a deep berry tone with subtle shimmers and is the perfect fall pairing for a look with a dark lip. 


The coveted Sigma brushes! I finally got my hands on a couple of them. I grabbed the F80 Flat Kabuki which is perfect for applying foundation. It's so soft! I also got the E35 Tapered Blending brush to use for shadows in the crease. 


I also grabbed these three little brushes from Crown Brush. They're pink and cute!

I had such a great time and I'm already looking forward to attending IMATS again next year! 

Now back to the saving...

xxx

2 comments:

  1. Love the review of IMATS! It's great to be able to gauge an event before committing. Great Post!

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  2. I'm glad you like it! I agree...it's always nice to dip your toes in the water before jumping right in. I also like to get an idea of what an event will be like before attending it.

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