On June 22nd I flew out to Los Angeles for 4 days, mainly to attend the International Makeup Artist Trade Show (IMATS) in Pasadena, California and do some sight-seeing.
|Pasadena Convention Centre|
|OOTD: Lace dress from H&M, Q Purse, Sam Edelman Wedges (not shown)
Jewelry: Michael Kors watch, Derng rose gold bracelets, YSL replica ring
I’ve always heard that the LA venue is larger and has many more exhibitors and media then the others do. This year NYX hosted the Face Awards and flew in their top 6 finalists for the competition that was hosted by Perez Hilton. So, I had to go check it out for myself!
|There was such amazing special effect makeup being done this year!|
The show exhibitors that I was most excited to check out this trip were Sigma, bDellium, Lit Cosmetics and Inglot. I was a bit dissapointed when I found out Sigma had sold out of their Kabuki line in the first 2 hours, but they were sweet enough to provide me and others with an online discount code to use. I also wanted to pick up some NYX Matte Lip Creams, some more brushes at bDellium, the Lit glitter base and the Inglot rainbow shadows.
I enjoyed watching the very talented Camila and Tiffany do makeovers at the Sigma booth and also had the opportunity to meet them and other amazing people. Check out my surprisingly small IMATS haul below.
(not including the 5 rainbow INGLOT shadow compact I am already using – review on that soon)
On the day of the show, I met up with fellow Canadians and good buddies Jessica from Beautizine, Stacey, Pascale & Rica We had dinner and did some local shopping. I also ran into sweetie Steph that evening, who was there with her super cool mom and sister. My friend Mary, who moved from Chicago to San Diego was also there with her friend Rita, so I FINALLY got to meet both of them in person as well!!
|Top: IHOP menu, Pascale & I, yummy pancakes
Bottom: Jessica, Rica and Stacey