IMATS, IMATS, IMATS... It's all that has been going through my mind for the past 2 weeks or so. This is because I'm going to be at the Toronto show this Saturday. For any one reading who has no clue what I'm talking about, IMATS stands for the International Makeup Artist Trade Show. It's a huge gathering of the makeup community that happens a few times a year in different cities around the world where lots and lots of different makeup brands showcase their products and individuality.
There are a ton of amazing demonstrations and master classes for you to learn and develop your own makeup skills and the best part for me is that you are able to purchase an exciting array of amazing, quality products for great prices. Most if not all of the exhibitors offer their products at a 'show' discount. Often as much as 40 or 50 percent off.
Any one can attend these shows, you don't have to be a professional makeup artist or anything. As long as you have a ticket you can attend. For all the information on the shows including locations, dates, ticket information, exhibitor list, guest speakers, etc... Please visit http://www.imatsshow.com/, it has all the details you need if you are thinking of going to any of the shows.
So as I said at the beginning, I am going to be attending the Toronto show this Saturday the 21st November. I am going to Canada with my mom and brother for 5 nights so we can do some Xmas shopping, eat some nice food, check out the sights, we have a day trip booked to the Niagra Falls. I have read this is an incredible sight, not to be missed.
I'm going to the IMATS Show on my own, my mom and brother would be bored within 5 minutes. Makeup is not their thing! It also means I can spend as much as I like without anyone tellling me how crazy I am. My brother already thinks my makeup collection is out of control after seeing it in all it's glory when he built my new bedroom shelves for me recently. I obviously disagree with him, lol!
If you are lucky enough to be going to the show and you see me there, please come and say hi, I would love to talk with my fellow makeup enthusiasts. I know Pursebuzz(Elessa) and Enkore(Koren) are going to be there, I hope I get to say hello to them. I really want to see Koren's masterclass with Naked Cosmetics. They are one of the brands I am most looking forward to. I have been watching all of the YouTube IMATS hauls, making lists of everything I'm interested in and want more information about. The brands I'm most excited about are Naked Cosmetics, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Yaby, Ben Nye And Make Up For Ever. Also, one of the most recent brands added to the list of exhibitors are Nars, I really hope they have a good discount because I would love to get a few blushes and I'm dying to try the new sheerglow foundation.
Even writing this now is getting me all excited. I'm like Charlie once he'd won his golden ticket, waiting outside the gates of the factory, just dying to get inside. I wonder what treasures await me. I have heard alot about the Parian Spirit brush cleanser, I hope they have a booth because I'd like to try it. I'm absolutly getting some Naked pigments and OCC lip tars. I'm thinking about getting the MUFE flash colour pallet and maybe some MUFE lip products. If you have something that you think I should definitly get, please post a comment for me. I don't want to miss out on anything once im there. I have been saving my money for a while so expect a very big haul video once I get back.
Whew, I think I've talked enough about the show for now. If you are going, have a great time, I hope to see you there!
Disclaimer: I have been without Internet at home since Tuesday and it's not being fixed until Monday, so I've had to type all this out on my iPhone and send via email to Blogger. So apolgies if this is formatted wrong, etc... And sorry for the lack of links and pictures, I will update the post with these as soon as I'm back online!