Monday, January 21, 2013

IMATS 2013 Event Report & Gets

It wasn't too long ago since the last IMATS, but they made it earlier starting with this year so I went again! I got my ticket a month in advance, but didn't have quite as pleasant of a time as last years event. I felt that too many people were let in and because they switched the dates there were many vendors that usually attend but didn't, like NYX Cosmetics. I shouldn't complain too much though, because I got there early enough to get to almost all of the vendors I wanted to buy from and got out of there within 3 hours!

My FOTD (sorry the lighting is washed out, it was 6am!):

Makeup details:
- Primer: MAC Prep + Prime Skin, MAC Prep + Prime Skin Smoother, Fyrinnae Velvet-Gel Silica Primer (t-zone), MAC Mineralize Charged Water
- Foundation: Hourglass Veil Fluid in No. 4
- Concealer: Kevyn Aucoin Skin Enhancer in 09
- Powder: Shiro Cosmetics Fatality Finishing [move] Powder
- Contour (face): Fyrinnae Cosmetics Matte Bronzer in Medium
- Contour (nose): NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Taupe/Ash (Ash)
- Highlight: MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Whisper of Gilt
- Blush: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose (base), Smashbox Love Me Blush in Idolize Me (main), MAC Mineralize Blush in Amber Glow, Benefit Cosmetics Sugarbomb (cheek highlight)

- Eyebrows: NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Taupe/Ash (Taupe), Diamond Eyebrow Concealer in Chocolate Brown
- Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
- Eyeshadows: Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Cream Eyeshadow in Topaz (base), Urban Decay Vice Palette
- Eyeliners: L'Oreal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner in Black, Uniliner in Quill, Make Up Forever Aqua Eyes in Champagne 23L (waterline)
- Mascara: Maybelline Volum' Express Cat Eyes Mascara Waterproof Hypercurl
- Eyelashes: Jewerich No. 2 (top), Jewerich No. 3 (bottom)

- Lipbalm: Shiro Cosmetics Intertube in Default
- Lipstick: MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Apres Chic

 I didn't get too many pictures since I was very tired and it was crowded, but here's some shots!
Picture of one of my favorite bloggers, Courtney of Phyrra, working at the BFTE Cosmetics booth.

MAC Cosmetics booth around the time they first opened. It got much worse progressively through the day!

Lime Crime's booth! It got fairly crowded as well and got intercepted by another line. Not sure what booth it was for.

As the day went on, the line for MAC Cosmetics went out the door of the entrance!

Crazy mobs, I think they were in line for Sigma Brushes? You can see Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics and Sugarpill in this photo. I wanted to go to OCC really bad for some Lip Tars, but the line was obnoxiously long for their small booth! At the last IMATS I went to, I just walked up to the booth and got the Lip Tars I wanted. I think due to them being sold at Sephora now is why there were so many people.

FX Makeup demonstration at a booth.

I got to meet Michelle Visage, who's a singer and a judge on RuPaul's Drag Race! She was incredibly sweet and super fierce in person. Her daughter was a big fan of Pokemon so we talked briefly about it as well. Her family is so cute!

Picture of the entrance on the inside, where you get your wristbands.

Banner on the outside of the convention center.

Found Doe Deere of Lime Crime when I was walking back to my car! I met her at the last IMATS so I decided not to stay for the meet & greet this time around.

I saved up quite a bit, and managed to stay within my budget! I'm not completely poor so I'm very happy!
All of my shopping bags from the day!

The haul!
I'll list what I got from each place:
MAC Cosmetics:
- Bulk Wipes (100)
- #187 Brush (stippling face brush)
- MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Primer
- MAC Prep + Prime Skin Smoother
- Tranquil Cleanse Off Oil
- Empty Palette with 24-Well Cream Insert

Eve Pearl:
- Priming Moisturizer Treatment with Astaxanthin
- Anti-Shine Mattifying Gell in Fair/Medium
- Blush Trio in Sassy Cheeks

Lime Crime:
- Red Velvet Velvetine, which I got for my friend! Their website is going to restock it in March and they gave me a coupon for it!
- Lipstick in Glamour 101
- Eyeshadow Helper

bdellium tools:
- 15 Piece Green Bambu Travel Brush Set
- #957 in Green Bambu Travel Size , the #957 Brush from the Maestro line is my HG foundation brush!
- #957 in Maestro, a present for my best friend!
- #980 in Maestro

Miscellaneous stuff:
- Parian Spirit (makeup brush cleanser)
- BFTE Cosmetics Eyeshadows in Broken Halo, Out All Night, Poodle Pandemonium, Shenanigans

Here's a photo of my travel brushes from bdellium tools! I got tired of lugging all of my full sized MAC brushes with me whenever I went out of town, so I wanted to get a travel set. I decided on bdellium tools because I love their brush styles and the quality is amazing for the price. I spent under $80 for all of them.


  1. Oh my gooodness love those eyelashes on you! They look so amazing!Please do a review on the Lime crime items I've heard different opinions on their products

    1. Thank you! If I have time I will definitely do a review and swatches. :)

  2. This event always looks like so much fun!
    It looks like you managed to get very lucky and avoid a lot of the crowding
    Please review Velvetines for me :D

    1. Yes, I got there around 8am before the convention opened their doors. It definitely helped me avoid the lines in the beginning~ The Velvetine I decided to give to my friend since she wants it more than myself, but I will definitely buy it again when they get restocked along with new products coming out in March!

  3. Looks like fun :3 Wow you got lotsa stuff :3!
    Diggin your style, so I'm your new follower :)
    x, Lara

    1. It was lots of fun indeed :) Thank you for the follow!

  4. Oh I am so jealous you went! And yooooouuuu gooootttt Red Velvetttttttttttt aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh

    1. I did indeed get it, but giving it to my friend instead since I have many other things to go through still LOL I'll pick it up though when it comes back in stock!

  5. Aww, I was wondering if you would go and was keeping an eye out for you, but I ended up getting there around 11/11:30 so you were probably gone by the time I got there. I love what you hauled, I keep meaning to go to bdellium tools and eve pearl but I always run out of time.
    Smart idea stocking up on Mac essentials too! I think you'll love the natural radiance primer if you haven't used it yet, I have a tube but I have to use up some other primers first. I'm sorry that I wasn't able to meet you, but If there's any events in SoCal in the future that you're going to, I know I and other readers within the area would love to see you.

    1. Hello Kathleen,

      Thanks so much for your comment! I didn't realize that any of my followers would like to meet me in person, but I will keep that in mind when I have big events that I attend in the future :) I hope you had a great time at IMATS despite running out of time.

      I love MAC's Prep + Prime Skin (one of my HG primers as I've gone through 2 1/2 bottles so far), so I'm very excited to try the Natural Radiance one! I've been using Eve Pearl's primers and they're both a wonder on my combo skin! The Priming Moisturizer for most of my face and the Anti-Shine Gel for my t-zone and it looks AMAZING.