Showing posts with label IMATS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label IMATS. Show all posts

IMATS Toronto 2013 (Image Heavy)

Another IMATS Toronto has come and gone. This year was a little different for me. Oddly, I feel that I have everything I needed. With the wedding coming up, I'm limiting my spending.

IMATS something that you must go to. Especially, when the event was at The Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Just a GO Train away! 

I usually go to IMATS see new products coming out, watch the seminars and see special FX makeup. My list was super small. I know.. all I wanted was  A solid soap for my brushes.. YUP! that's it.

Since my list was so small, I went a little later than usual. 
Check out images from that day:

Last shot was instagrammed after the art was done.
Doesn't it look amazing!

Did you go to IMATS?

IMATS Toronto 2012 Experience + Haul

Another Toronto IMATS has come and gone. As per usual it was a day filled with vloggers, bloggers and beauty lovers! For the second time the venue was at Toronto Congress Centre which is located in Etobicoke. I got there a little bit later in the morning (around 11) and was shocked at the sheer number of people which was there. I came with a direct game plan and didn't stray away from my budget. 

First on my list was bdellium tools!  After hearing several bloggers rave about them, I know I had to get a few brushes from the line. Then off to Beauty So Clean and lastly finish off at Face Atelier to see what's new.

This years exhibitor list was much smaller than the earlier IMATS that I have attended.
That didn't stop groves of people from coming out to enjoy the beauty deals and watch the seminars.

Believe it or not, the ATM's on site ALL ran out of money before 2pm!
I was so happy that I traveled with cash.

Check out some pictures that I took of the show on Saturday:
I finally got to see one of my favourite bloggers/MUA Joy from Makeup Junkie.

bdellium tools booth set up.
I was debating whether I wanted the 957 or 958.
I should have just taken both!
If you're squeamish look away!
I couldn't leave without taking a picture. It's actually a replica of a full-sized man.
It was like 5'10! He even had shoes on!!

End result from the Make-up as Art seminar featuring M.A.C. Pro artist Melissa Gibson.
 OCC Skin on display.
Such vivid colors!
Emmy-winning makeup artist Eve Pearl doing a seminar on
How to Turn your Career into a Thriving Business
Last but not least my Haul! 

  • Opi Drop it- drying drops+ free nail polish
  • Opi Chipslip
  • Beauty So Clean 
  • Mascara shield
  • bdellium studio line brushes in 957 & 949
  • bdellium green bambo series brush set
  • FACE atelier lip glaze in Obsession
Such a small haul but honestly at this moment I have everything I want.
Did you go to IMATS this year?

How do you set your make up?

On each of my past visits to IMATS, I've always came home with something new. 
I'm always looking for ways to make my make up last longer. 
Liquid setting sprays are becoming very popular lately.

IMATS Toronto 2011

Unless you live under a rock, you missed one of the biggest makeup filled weekends: IMATS Toronto 2011. As usual it was full of bloggers, vloggers, make-up & seminars.

The venue was at the same place as last year Toronto Congress Centre but the venue layout was in a different hall.

This year I attended on Saturday. Totally a bad move for me because it was hard to fit all the excitement in eight hours. Next year I will devote a day totally to shopping and another to seminars. Similar to what I did last year!

After shopping for one hour I went to the Royal & Langnickel Press event! The event combined of a few of my favorite things Kevin James Bennett, makeup and Manicures via Wright Spa.

 I love Royal & Langnickel brushes! I think they're the softest most versatile synthetic brushes on the market.

We were given a run down of the brand. Then given time to try out the brushes! I swear I could play with those brushes ALL day.

Royal & Langnickel Brushes
View of the hall

 Here is a good picture to show you the venue. Look at how crowded it is. Can you believe I took this picture at 10:15 am. Less than two hours since the doors opened. Amazing!

Alicia from Funny Face Beauty told me that Sunday was calmer and easier to move around.

Again note to self: GO BOTH DAYS!


One of the biggest attractions was the NYX booth. 
So much variety and the ladies there were very helpful.
Some ladies spent three hours in line for some goodies! 
One of the NYX lines went past the Crown brushes booth.
Every year I attend a Kevin James Bennett session.
Saturday's topic was Runway Refined.
He's not for the faint of heart but he knows his stuff!
"The biggest trend right now is metal"- Kevin James Bennett
"Essentials are palette paper & palette knives"- Kevin James Bennett  
I loved the models look.
Wearable & gorgeous!

Check out this great video before you leave!

I'm currently taking pictures of my haul, so check back in a few days to see what I got!

 What did you think of IMATS?


I remember when IMATS was months away, now it's here! My list this year is very small but specific. We all know that I won't stick to it but here are my top must buys:

Lit Cosmetics: They offer 4 different sizes and 4 different varieties of their glitter. I also need to get their glitter adhesive as well.

Royal & Langnickel: SILK GreenLine™ was developed for eco-friendly brushes without sacrificing the luxurious feel and precision of natural professional brushes (100% bamboo handles and chrome plated nickel ferrules).

Model in a Bottle: Model in a Bottle® Setting Spray will hold foundation and eye make-up in place throughout the day and into the night. This product is resistance to smudging, tears, humidity and water.

Model in a Bottle Long Lasting Eyebrow Sealer won't dust, shine or flake. It is easily removed with warm water and your favorite cleanser.

Faceatelier Cosmetics: Facade makes creams obsolete as its one-of-a-kind, silicone-based, liquid-to-powder formula provides translucent, non-streaking, buildable matte color that sets with a natural glow.

Eve Pearl: High Definition Foundation provides skincare with our CosmeNutrients® and sheer to full coverage in one step!

I will also be re-buying my Beauty So Clean bottles & OCC lip tars as well!

Check out the exhibitors who are coming below:

Alchemy Center Makeup Art Studio & Boutique   104
  Bdellium Tools
  Beauty Distribution MD

Blanche Macdonald Centre
Canadian Beauty College
Cinema Secrets / SKS Novelty Co. Ltd.

Crown Brush Canada

Crystal Works
  Distribution Dinair Airbrush Makeup
  Don's Hobby Shop
  Eve Pearl
  Eye Kandy Cosmetics
  FACE atelier
  Graftobian / SKS Novelty Co. Ltd.

  Grande LASH-MD
  Hakuhodo USA
  Jordane Cosmetics
  Kett Cosmetics
  LA Splash Cosmetics
  Lit Cosmetics
  M.A.C. Pro
  Make-Up Artist magazine
  Make-Up Artist magazine photo booth
  Make Up For Ever
  Model in a Bottle

  Naimie's Beauty Center
  Naked Cosmetics
  Nars Cosmetics
  Nigel Beauty Emporium
  Nurturing Force
  NYX Professional Makeup

  Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
  OxyLift Joanne Smith
  Pari Beauty

  Royal & Langnickel Brush Mfg.
  Sculpture Supply Canada
  Temptu Pro
  Velour Lashes
  Wolfe Canada
  Yaby Cosmetics
  Züca, Inc.

Have you tried any of these brands?

IMATS Toronto 2011 is almost here!!!

Can you believe that in a little over a month IMATS Toronto 2011 will be here!!
IMATS will be November 12 & 13 at the Toronto Congress Centre. This will be my 3rd time going and as usual I'm sooo excited to be spending a day with MUA's, bloggers/vloggers and beauty lovers.
If this is your first time going, check out my TIPS page, coverage of 2009 and 2010.

The two day schedule is out!
Will I see you at this year's IMATS Toronto?