Sunday, April 15, 2012

Breaking the bank: IMATS edition



Probably the best deal I got at IMATS was this fantastic 10-blush palette. You got to choose which blushes to put in the palette so I was sure to choose colors that would serve a variety of skin tones. I'm planning on using these for freelance jobs and I'm so glad I purchased this. The blushes are great quality! I can't wait to try more of their products.

I was so excited about buying this DLSH actor bag! It's a great touchup kit and travel makeup bag. It's perfect for on the go. There's a detachable magnetic palette in one compartment, so you can place depotted products in there. In the other compartment, is a detachable PVC bag with some storage pockets behind it. There's also a place to store your brushes, which I think is fantastic. 


Hands down, favorite moisturizer I've ever used. It doesn't leave any oily residue on my skin and hydrates so well. 


I finally got on the Z-palette bandwagon. Since I've started doing more freelance work, I've realized that palettes are a MUAs best friend. More travel friendly, less bulky, and you can carry more products than you normally could. I thought this palette might feel flimsy and wouldn't hold up, but the clear front lid cover is a very well made hard shell plastic. 


This bdellium brush kit was a great find. I love the pouch that comes with it. I feel like the powder and blush brushes could be a little bit softer, but overall these brushes are fantastic quality. 


At Graftobian, I bought the warm #1 palette also for my freelance kit. This is the only one I was missing for the warm series. At Kett, I bought another Fixx Creme makeup. This product has great ingredients for your skin, gives a flawless finish, provides buildable coverage, and feels light - never heavy. From LA Splash, I bought the legendary eyeshadow sealer/base and a crystallized glitter in Renaissance, a beautiful gold color. I knew I had to have this after watching xsparkage's hunger games district 1 makeup tutorial. OCC was the item I bought last because I could not stand the lines and crowds so I waited until it died down a little. This lip tar is brilliant because it really is the "perfect" red. It suits a variety of skin tones and that's a major plus for someone who does makeup!


I have been dying to try the Skindinavia makeup finishing spray to see what the hype is all about. I've never used a proper brush cleaner so I decided to try out beautysoclean's brush cleaner. I've only used soap and water and/or alcohol. From Mehron, I got the mixing liquid and a paradize glitter in blue. That blue is gorgeous and for the amount of product you get, it is worth more than it's price tag!


At Nigels, I knew I would be stocking up on lashes. I looked for the #747XS or S at several booths but couldn't find them for some reason. I picked up 747Ms, G600s, and short flare lashes that give the most natural look!


Again, with the palettes. LOL. I bought this one specifically to store depotted lipsticks. I can't wait, this is going to save me so much space! In this palette, I can fit way more than 24 lipsticks but imagine carrying 24+ lipsticks in your kit. It's just not done. I love the feel of this palette. It also has a huge magnifying mirror as well which is perfect!


As you can tell, I didn't buy any eyeshadows only because I have enough really. I avoided INGLOT because I could not stand the crowds. Inglot really has to create a better system to deal with lines because it was ridiculous. There were way too many customers and too little staff.  

I loved the new location. It was right by the water and close to the train station so it was a short cab ride for me :). 

Did you go to IMATS? What were your favorite purchases?

8 comments:

  1. oh. my. god. i seriously want EVERYTHING you got! im dying to get the embryolisse moisturizer!!! and the beauty so clean brush cleanser. the actor bag looks perfect for touch ups! xx

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    1. I'm obsessed with the actor bag. Definitely a must-have!

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  2. I bought some of the same things. i also purchased more foundations for my airbrush machine, i bought a spatula but not the plate . next year im going in prepared lol

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    1. Yeah, it's a really good idea to have a list :)

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  3. i love imats!! can't wait till june! ♥

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    1. I love it too!! haha best weekend ever :)

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  4. everything looks so fun & exciting!! i cant wait til june! imats la! woooop!!

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