imats london 2012 haul
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!