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IMATS 2010 coverage + Highlights

 I had one of the greatest weekend ever! Full of bloggers, vloggers, make-up & seminars. An IMATS Toronto weekend!
This year I went on both Saturdays and Sunday and I'm so happy because I have no regrets. I made great purchases both days and met amazing people.

Day one started off great I got there early and made my way to join the ever growing line.
As soon as the doors opened girls started to bolt to the Makeup Forever booth. Yes you heard me "bolt" rumors of long line up triggered me to join in on the action. I researched online and knew exactly what I wanted.
This year the venue was much better and the deals were pretty good....but I still shopped around to find out what booth had the better deals.The best brush selection & prices in my option was Royal & Langnickel for brush sets. The variety in the sets were a steal for the price.
For individual brushes the most popular booth was of course Crown brushes. I think the main reason for the is the gurus & bloggers who rave about them!
New to IMATS this year was NYX. They had a massive booth right in the middle. It had great selection and the individuals who worked there were quite helpful.They had a few males there who knew the products better than I did.
I was very excited to see the OCC cosmetics booth. I have been dreaming about lip tars since seeing them in YT videos & blog sites. I'm happy that I got to swatch them and play with the different colors. There is no way to describe them other than pigmented. Also a little bit goes a long way.

Through out the whole day I saw girls who were sporting pretty glitter liner. I inquired where they got it and I was directed to Eye Candy Cosmetics! Yana and I decided to get our eyes done.

I met Debbie from FACEateiler last year at IMATS. This year she gave me a sneak peak of the products that are coming out in 2011. I`m very excited for a blush called tangerine which she demonstrated on me! Definitely WOC friendly.

I got my first airbrushed face from Dinar. Loved it!

As a makeup artist I am always looking for ways to refine and improve my technique. IMATS had a lot of great seminars. This year I made sure I attended more than one.

Kevin-James Bennett gave us get tips on brushes & products for our kit. My favorite tip I received was about how he uses primers to reduce the consistency of cream foundations! Brilliant. Watch the video below for highlights.
Nadine Luke from MAC gave us a back stage pass on fall/winter trends. The model she used was extremely gorgeous and the gloss look is fab.Watch the video below for highlights.

Wanda from Cover FX talked about the art of concealing! Concealing is important if you want to be able to work with a flawless canvas. If your unfamiliar with Cover FX, click here to learn more.

Through out the day I had the chance to meet these amazing people!

This post is long, so I will post my haul in another post! Overall I had a great time and I can't wait until IMATS 2011.

IMATS Toronto Pics Part 1

Hi Girlies!

How are you? I've had such an AMAZING week. Yesterday I was shopping until I dropped in USA. Today I went to IMATS Toronto. I was super nervous at first because I was going with some beauty bloggers I've NEVER met before. They turned out to be super sweet and fun!

We started our day bright and early. Lets say we were there before it even started @10. The hall wasn't very big, but it was a good size to walk around 3 times and not be bored! LOL

The energy in the hall was amazing. Everyone was so positive. Hell I know most people we talked to wanted to make a sale but they still took the time out to talk to everyone.

Enough talk! I know you all want to see SOME pictures, this is a teaser! HAHA!

Ben Nye Booth
FACEatelier Booth (I met the CEO & President, she was so sweet)

Auraline Beauty Booth.. I've been stalking them online for about a year now!! They had the best products!
4 for $10.00 eyeshadows!!
So FAB! I didn't get any because I'm overflowing with shadows!

EnKORE!!! He was sooo nice!

This is amazing!!

X-Men themed student Competition!!

My Haul!!!