Wednesday, August 11, 2010


My first time attending the IMATS (International Makeup Artist Trade Show) was a blast! Imagine a convention center jam packed with 119 cosmetic vendors and 9,000 makeup junkies. Amazing!

I must admit I was quite overwhelmed by sheer abundance of people when I first stepping into the show. Just check out the crowds!

I love brushes so much which is why the Royal Langnickel Brushes booth was my first stop. Their brushes are exceptional quality and an unbeatable price!
  1. Large Kabuki (synthetic) $6
  2. Powder Fluff (natural) $10
  3. Line & Smudge (natural) $5
  4. Dome Powder Pointed (natural) $13
  5. Talkon Contour (synthetic) $8
  6. Complexion (natural) $10
  7. Baby Dome (natural) $8
  8. Small Stippler (synthetic) $7
The quality of these brushes is amazing. They are made from sturdy wood handles and soft dense fibers comparable to MAC's. I'm sure they will last for many years.

Then I browsed  through looking at some of the most talked about booths.  I bought a couple things from: Naked Beauty, Miss Adore, Youngblood Cosmetics, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics & NYX.
    I also had fun meeting the popular YouTube Makeup Gurus like:
    Cute sisters Blair & Elle! Check out their channels here and here.

    The very fun & talented Kandee Johnson!

     And the very creative Julie G!

    These talented young ladies were all so nice and boy were they popular!

    Overall the show was much more than I expected. My favorite parts were taking advantage of the discounts at the booths and the fabulous fashion show.  Needless to say I will be attending the IMATS again next year!