imats london 2012 haul

imats haulMakeup Forever HD Foundation, Makeup Forever Smokey Lash Mascara, Crown Brushes Angled Brushes, OCC Lip Tars in Divine and Anime, NYC Lip liners in Pinky, Natural, Rose and Sand Pink, NYX Jumbo eye Pencils in Milk and French Fries, NYX sharpener, Real Technquies brush set, Royal and Langnickel Brush setimats haulMakeup Forever HD Foundation, Makeup Forever Smokey Lash Mascara, Crown Brushes Angled Brushes, OCC Lip Tars in Divine and Anime, NYC Lip liners in Pinky, Natural, Rose and Sand Pink, NYX Jumbo eye Pencils in Milk and French Fries, NYX sharpener, Real Technquies brush set, Royal and Langnickel Brush setimats haulMakeup Forever HD Foundation, Makeup Forever Smokey Lash Mascara, Crown Brushes Angled Brushes, OCC Lip Tars in Divine and Anime, NYC Lip liners in Pinky, Natural, Rose and Sand Pink, NYX Jumbo eye Pencils in Milk and French Fries, NYX sharpener, Real Technquies brush set, Royal and Langnickel Brush setimats haulMakeup Forever HD Foundation, Makeup Forever Smokey Lash Mascara, Crown Brushes Angled Brushes, OCC Lip Tars in Divine and Anime, NYC Lip liners in Pinky, Natural, Rose and Sand Pink, NYX Jumbo eye Pencils in Milk and French Fries, NYX sharpener, Real Technquies brush set, Royal and Langnickel Brush setimats haulMakeup Forever HD Foundation, Makeup Forever Smokey Lash Mascara, Crown Brushes Angled Brushes, OCC Lip Tars in Divine and Anime, NYC Lip liners in Pinky, Natural, Rose and Sand Pink, NYX Jumbo eye Pencils in Milk and French Fries, NYX sharpener, Real Technquies brush set, Royal and Langnickel Brush setimats haulMakeup Forever HD Foundation, Makeup Forever Smokey Lash Mascara, Crown Brushes Angled Brushes, OCC Lip Tars in Divine and Anime, NYC Lip liners in Pinky, Natural, Rose and Sand Pink, NYX Jumbo eye Pencils in Milk and French Fries, NYX sharpener, Real Technquies brush set, Royal and Langnickel Brush setimats haulMakeup Forever HD Foundation, Makeup Forever Smokey Lash Mascara, Crown Brushes Angled Brushes, OCC Lip Tars in Divine and Anime, NYC Lip liners in Pinky, Natural, Rose and Sand Pink, NYX Jumbo eye Pencils in Milk and French Fries, NYX sharpener, Real Technquies brush set, Royal and Langnickel Brush set
Makeup Forever HD Foundation, Makeup Forever Smokey Lash Mascara, Crown Brushes Angled Brushes, 
OCC Lip Tars in Divine and Anime, NYC Lip liners in Pinky, Natural, Rose and Sand Pink, NYX Jumbo eye Pencils in Milk and 
French Fries, NYX sharpener, Real Techniques Core Face brush set, Royal and Langnickel Brush set * via IMATS

Heres my IMATS London 2012 "haul", I spent around £100 including my MAC Pro card (which I explained here). I went in with a rough ideas of what I wanted, Makeup Forever HD foundation and Real Techniques Brushes. Surprisingly that was pretty much what I actually bought in the end. Im most pleased with my Real Techniques Brushes, The buffing brush is a absolute dream! Apologises its been used in the photo but I just couldnt contain myself and had to use it ASAP! First impressions of Makeup Forever HD foundation is pretty good, I do actually quite like it, I still need concealer with it, but overall it gives a lovely look to the skin. Cant wait to try it a bit more so I can review it properly. I picked up a few random NYX lipliners as I only have one, and two Jumbo pencils (Milk and French fries), a few angled liner brushes (as I always lose mine!) and some OCC lip tars. Anime and Divine are two gorgeous shades which I can assure you will be on here asap as I love them! I was also gifted a Royal and Langnickel brush set which is 100% vegan, eco and some of the softest brushes I've ever tried. 

Personally I really enjoyed my IMATS experience, I'm sad I didnt go to any talks or classes, but it was a really enjoyable day seeing my lovely blogging friends. I got a press pass for it through my blog, but I dont think I'd pay for £45 for a ticket. Even if you wanted to go for the discounts you'd still need to purchase alot to make the discount worth while, however if you were a MUA student I think it would be great to go see all the talks and the theatrical makeup. I've never seen anything like some of the makeup creations that were at the show. The queues for most of the popular stalls were so long and normally only had one person on the till at a time. We went early and got straight in and out, Was a little bit too much come 11 o'clock as even the queue to get in was massive. I imagined it to be alot like the Clothes show, but it was much more like a "trade show" rather than public event type thing.  But yeah, its a wonderful experience and I picked up some really cool things to try for alot cheaper than I would have on the highstreet/online!

34 comments

  1. I didn't go to IMATS this year, but I really want to get my hands on the makeup forever HD foundation and the smokey lash. Lovley photos :)

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  2. The real techniques brushes look lovely!

    Ria x
    miniinstilettos.blogspot.com

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  3. Aww lily seems like you had a great time..alot of bloggers on youtube are giving mixed reviews on the hd foundation..i would love to see what you thought?
    What did you think of the snow in london?Pretty to look at but unfortunately not to walk on anyway thank you for sharing as always!!

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  4. All the brushes look lovely, glad to hear you had a nice time x

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  5. Sorry i meant to say a full review on etcllymlrs of the HD foundation!! xx

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  6. looks lovely, id love to go to imats some day!
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  7. I really want some RT brushes!



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  8. I really like the look of the RT brushes, I need to get my hands on them, :)


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  9. Good haul :)
    I wanted to go but the entry price was a bit to ridic

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  10. The OCC 'Divine' lip tar looks incredible!

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  11. Yay vegan/veggie cosmetics make me so happy! xo

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  12. It was lovely seeing you! I picked up a lip tar too, 'Strumpet' and wore it to brunch, it lasts so long and the colours are amazing!

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  13. Great picks! MUFE HD foundation review, possibly? :)

    ug-lily.blogspot.com

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  14. i love make up forever HD - i bought it while in Barcelona last year. it's nearly run out though and isn't on sale in the UK expect for 1 website i found but i'm not sure if it's trustworthy :(

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  15. I've been after those brushes forever. I have one or two but never taken the plunge with them all!
    Glad you had fun at IMATS

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  16. Really would like to try real techniques brushes! they look great

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  17. Looks like a good wee haul! I'd love to get my hands on the MUF HD, I've heard lots of good things about it x

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  18. You got some great bits, really want the real techniques brushes! x

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  19. you bought some amazing things, would love to try out the real technics brushes! x

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  20. I love those brushes!!

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  21. i bought quite a few of the Real Techniques brushes last summer and i really like them -that pointed foundation brush, just not my cup of tea.
    i saw them on the shelves in Boots the other day, as sets and singles!
    the stippling and buffing brushes are my favourite for applying liquid foundation.

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  22. Sounds like a fab day! Really want to try the Make up Forever HD Foundation, heard lots of reviews about it, the lipliners look great too x

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  23. Loving the NYX jumbo eye pencil ! And the real techniques brushes look fab ! xx

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  24. really want to try smokey lash!
    please take the time to check out my blog:--)
    http://charlmorgan.blogspot.com/

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  25. awesome!
    http://fashion0beauty.blogspot.com/

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  26. Great haul! Looks like what I would pick up from IMATS too =)

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  27. looking forward to see some lip swatches of the occ tarts)

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  28. I love Nyx Jumbo pencils! They are bomb!

    Holla:
    http://www.shellzdoll.com/

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  29. I need a decent set of makeup brushes! xx

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  30. reaaallly want to go to imats next year! looks sooo good!

    www.jolovesmakeup.blogspot.com xxxx

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  31. Lovely!! Follow me, i'll do the same. =).

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  32. i'd love to see a review on the nyx jumbo eye pencil in milk, if you could? i've seen loads of hype about it but most people can't seem to make up their mind about whether or not they like it xx

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