Tuesday, November 8, 2011

IMATS Wishlist, Tips, and More!

Hey guys! With IMATS Toronto happening this upcoming weekend, I thought I'd do a master post on it. I'll tell you what I'm looking to purchase, a few tips, and what and when I plan on being there. :)

Studio Pro Series C433 pro blending fluff - A perfect dupe for MAC's 217. I already have one and love it. I'm stocking up...and for under $7 CAD, it's a steal!
Studio Pro Series C405 contour brush - looks like a MAC 165 dupe
Studio Pro Series C412 deluxe pointed crease - looks like a MAC 224 dupe

Pinky Promise lip gloss palette
The Nudes lip gloss palette

Trollop Lip Tar
Divine Lip Tar

Royal and Langnickel
SILK red dome kabuki brush

It's not a big list, but those are the things I truly want. Anything else I pick up will be things that caught my eye. And because I always get most of the things on my IMATS wishlists, they dwindle down a bit each year. Probably a good thing with the Sephora VIB sale happening this week! Now onto what I think are "must buys"!

Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer - so amazing at covering under eye darkness
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation - a great discount price
Crown Brush Pro Blending Fluff - see above for why!
Royal and Langnickel domed kabuki - I use it almost everyday with my MAC MSF Natural.
OCC Lip Tar - I really like Hush for a pink lip.

I have a few tips for those going to future IMATS shows.

1) Take your camera. I get very camera happy and nobody minds at all. I also use pictures from the last events to look at products that I might have forgotten about and want to take a closer look at them.
2) Take makeup wipes and anti-bacterial hand gel. You will more than likely end up with swatches on your hand and these will come in handy.
3) Dodge the long lines, if you can. If you know what you want, either tell the workers or hand them your list. They'll gather the products up for you and cash you right out!
4) Bring cash. It's so much easier and faster to check out, in my experience.
5) Hit up the bigger brands first. The MUFE line will more than likely be crazy but if you want to get your hands on a specific item, get in that line! They sell out of certain items pretty quickly.
6) Carry a water with you. You'll be on your feet a lot...which also reminds me...
7) Wear comfortable shoes. I know you want to be cute and fashionable, but at least try to wear flats. Your feet will thank you! There aren't many places to sit down, aside from the scheduled presentations. Even then, you're not guaranteed a seat.
8) Don't worry about bringing a bag to carry everything around. A huge IMATS bag is provided.

I am only attending November 12, 2011- the first day. I'm going to try to get there as early as I can. I think I was there at 9am last year and out of there by 2pm, if I'm not mistaken. With the schedules that IMATS has released, I believe this is close to what my schedule will look like on Saturday.

8:30-9am- arrive at IMATS
10am- Koren's presentation (He's adorable in person, by the way.)
11am-1pm- shop the booths
1pm- MAC Presents Melissa Gibson
2pm- leave IMATS

I'd love to stay longer this year, but my husband has to get me home and go to a side job he has booked downtown.

Past IMATS posts can be found under the IMATS label.


MissAntonia90 said...

I am so excited for you!
Hopefully one of these days
I can gooooo to IMATS :) :)

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