I promised I’d show you guys what I picked up from IMATS Toronto 2011- so here it is! I also have a “haul video” on its way (upload attempt #5….ugh) so you can see the products a bit better. Check back for reviews, swatches, looks, etc. with all these products! Enjoy! If you were there- let me know what you picked up too! If you want to read about my experience, click here.
Nigel’s Beauty Emporium
Nigel’s had tons of makeup artist essentials, and I was definitely running low (I even had to send my boyfriend to Sally’s the last time I had a photoshoot to pick up some spare mascara wands)! I made sure to pick up tons of tools that will last a long time.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
I can’t go a year without buying from OCC, and this year I wasn’t really wishing for any more lip tars (I already have tons) and I really wanted to try out their water based airbrush foundation! I bought a pack of minis in yellow-base because I use yellow-based foundation 99% of the time!
Just some essentials here… a strap for my compressor so I can have both hands free while working, and some airbrush cleanser (because the formula I use is silicone-based, you need to use a special cleanser for it)
A new brand to me this year! I knew I wanted to get some glitters, and the selection was incredible! I tried to get some universal colours that can be used in a variety of different looks. I also liked the fact they had different sizes, so I was able to get some more finely milled glitter as well as chunky ones.
Royal & Langnickel
I’ve wanted a Z-palette for myself for a long time, so I finally picked one up! This guy is going to hold my everyday makeup essentials.
I was given this sample kit to try and I must say I’m quite excited. Pascale ended up buying some of their full size brushes, and now I’m wishing I should have.
My yearly tradition is to get two stacks of pigments from Naked- this year I couldn’t resist their new Heavy Metal collection and I also ended up getting their Cotton Candy collection, which I’m thinking is going to be perfect for spring looks!
Last but certainly not least, my biggest present to myself was a Zuca Pro. I’ve wanted one for YEARS- and I think I deserve it now! The years of rolling around a huge granny cart, tackle box train case and 5 extra bags have finally come to an end. Pricy, but no regrets- this is my new little beauty buddy!