Category: IMATS 2012

IMATS 2012: The Haul

This year I hit IMATS with a budget and a plan: NO MAKEUP! Seriously, there is no need for me to add a single piece of makeup to my collection… especially not from IMATS. The discounts are nice… but the makeup stations are always a feeding frenzy. I find that


There was plenty of makeup looks to be seen at IMATS… mine was not one of them. I opted for functional makeup that would last all day. That meant primers, and products with major staying power. FACE Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer Kevyin Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer (SK13) Chanel Blush in

IMATS: The Spectacle

Some of the makeup this year was awesome. Some of it was a little scary… but it was intended to be (monster makeup). I missed the student competition (they were taking too long and I wanted to get a good seat to see Kabuki)… but there was plenty to see

IMATS 2012: Overview

I do love going to this show every year. If nothing else… witnessing the spectacle that is IMATS (in all of its colorful glory) is worth the price of admission. First things first… FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE LINE TO GET IN WAS OUTSIDE! Now this is noteworthy because IMATS

IMATS 2012: A Lesson in Touch by Kabuki

IMATS was quite the experience this year. I made a specific point to witness this year’s Keynote Speaker, Kabuki, in action.Instead of a traditional makeup application or Q&A session, he opted to show  us how one of his ‘extreme glamour’ creations come to life. I found the entire experience quite

Gearing up for IMATS

I can’t believe it’s been a year already. IMATS is coming back to Los Angeles… and I’ll be there. But this time I’m on a budget. Hmph. IMATS London I’ve also mapped out a plan so that I don’t lose my natural mind. After my exploits at The Makeup Show,

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