I just haven't really been motivated and theres been a lot with school. BUT since two of my best friends mel and steph update their blogs religiously they have been motivating me to do so too:)
So i wanted to make a post about a really special day that i had today..it was really quite fantastic!
duh duh duh.....
IMATS 2009 IN TORONTO
as the obnoxiously large text reads I went to IMATS today with two of my best friends, adriana and melissa!
I had been looking forward to this event like a little girl waiting for christmas since FOREVER..
As you may know, IMATS (International Makeup Artist Trade Show) only happens in 4 countries - in 5 different places.
I am so lucky to live in a country and in a CITY where it does happen:)
I had such an amazing time there with my friends and I DEFINITELY have to go again next year!!
Anyways..here is the stuff i bought from the show!
This is like the Coastal Scents ones- its a little different, the colours are brighter and more vibrant in person!
I couldn't resist getting it because its great for my kit, great for using on other people and just a really great steal at $20.
The Infamous Beauty Blender! - $18
Crown Brush is a company that makes many different brushes at extremely affordable prices. Each of these brushes was around $3-4 and they are all really good quality for their price. Many mass retailers sell these brushes such as Coastal Scents and I already have some so I was happy to pick up some more. I didn't get a lot since I already have SO many brushes - I love makeup brushes though and couldn't resist picking up a few. I also needed a good lip brush for my OCC lip tar.
I was REALLY excited to see this brand! I had heard about them from various guru's on YouTube after the IMATS in L.A. Naked Cosmetics is a makeup company which specializes in pigment stacks. They have about 16 different pigments stacks (with 6 eyeshadows stacked) in various different colours. These colours are GORGEOUS. I had to have at least one stack. Normally these retail for $60 and at the show they were selling them for $30 each. However, since i bought 3 stacks - 2 for my best friend Adriana for her birthday and 1 for myself - I got them as a deal for $75. 3 pigment stacks valued at $180 for $75 is an amazing value! I picked the stack in Sierra Nevada which is a gorgeous stack of shimmering earth tones. They are so pretty in person! Definitely check out Naked Cosmetics in the future - I know I want to pick up more of their stuff.
Swatches of the colours with flash
These swatches are done WITHOUT a base. These colours are well pigmented. These swatches don't do the colours justice - they are much more GORGEOUS in person.
Swatches of the colours without flash
Till next time,