IMATS haul

(Sorry for the various lightings throughout the pictures. The sun was playing hide and seek.)

I attended IMATS this year as part of the Australian Beauty Bloggers Weekend. It was my first time attending IMATS and despite the amazingness of the show, I am undecided as to whether I will attend next year. I am not a big fan of crowds and IMATS was just PACKED with people. Hands were flying, trying to grab onto anything and everything.


My first purchase was at the Inglot stand which was INSANE.

Inglot madness

Inglot haul

It was so overcrowded and Inglot didn’t have a very organised system. I was lucky I had my wonderful friends (Michelle, Anita, Tara, Angela and Angie) to help me decide on which shadows to get.

Swatching at Inglot

Seeing as I have never tried Inglot before, I thought it be best I stick with the 4 pan palette and just get 4 shadows to try. I made it my mission not to get any neutrals as I’ve got a truckload of neutrals to play with at home. It didn’t help with Anita grabbing some of the most gorgeous neutrals I’ve ever laid eyes on! After 15 minutes or so of swatching, I decided on: DS 504, AMC Shine 15, Pearl 452 and Pearl 446. I paid $28 for the 4 shadows (works out to be $7 each) and then $6 for the 4 pan.

This was handy. A pull-back sticker type for the shadows. Easy to remove the shadow from the packaging.

Top: (L) Pearl 452, (R) Pearl 446/ Bottom: (L) D.S 504, (R) AMC Shine 15

After I had made my first purchase from Inglot, I went to the neighbouring stall and got two pairs of false lashes whilst waiting for the other ladies to finish their palettes πŸ™‚

Girlee Cosmetics stand

I got these from Girlee Cosmetics – 2 for $10.

Girlee Cosmetics haul

Whilst we were waiting for some of the girls to get served, which felt like FOREVER, some other ABBW attendees came past and informed us of the bargains at Illamasqua so that was our next stop.

Chaos at the Illamasqua stand

There was a very limited range available and a lot of the good stuff were already sold out. However, me being me, did not want to walk away empty handed from Illamasqua because the prices were amazing.

Illamasqua haul

I got Libido cream blush for $15!! and Petulant intense lipgloss for $10. Bargain or what? I’ve got 2 other Illamasqua cream blushes so I know I won’t be disappointed. They’re amazing – blendable, pigmented without being overbearing and long lasting staying power.

Libido cream blush and Petulant intense lipgloss

I also got my hands on a Make Up For Ever aqua cream ($25).

Make Up For Ever stand

Make Up For Ever HD foundations

We were at PM Studio and found that the prices were a bit more wallet friendly than the actual Make Up For Ever stand and there wasn’t such a huge crowd πŸ™‚

Make Up For Ever haul

After some ooh-ing and aah-ing, I settled on #18, a lilac mauve shade. I’ve never tried them before so I’m looking forward to having a play.

Make Up For Ever aqua cream #18

Whilst we were walking around IMATS, I made sure to keep an eye out for traincases. I’ve been looking at train cases for a while now but the freight costs made me avoid purchasing them online. I found a lovely one at The Make-up Foundation. It was selling for a ‘special show price’ of $75 so I grabbed one. It was so heavy lugging it from the convention centre to my car which was like a 5 minute walk LOL Big thanks to Angie for helping me lug it πŸ™‚

The Make-up Foundation train case 02

It comes with six trays in total, three on each side. It’s also got a deep bottom section. Comes with 2 keys and a strap in case you (or .. I) want to carry it around πŸ™‚

The Make-up Foundation train case 02

My two last stops were for BRUSHES! That’s what I really came to IMATS for πŸ˜› Made my first stop at Royal and Lagnickel.

Royal and Langnickel - organised chaos


Royal and Langnickle haul

– Small stippler c255 $7
– Angle fluff c505 $5
– Taklon pointed lip c656 $3
– Large smudger c445 $5
– Foundation c200 $10

Just wanted to say how much I LOVED Royal and Langnickel’s system. You grabbed the baskets at one end and make your way to the other then pay! So simple and effective.

My last stop was of course at Crown Brush which was packed even more than Inglot was! So many people. I did manage to get some brushes after some pushing and shoving (it helps to be small sometimes).

Crown Brushes haul

At Crown Brush, I got:

– Pro spoolie c115
– Oval shadow ib108
– Tapered blush ib105
– Round crease ib116
– Round angle blender ib111

The disposable sponge tip applicators and other spoolie are for my mother πŸ™‚

And now, as if this post isn’t ridiculously picture heavy already, I’ll be leaving you with some more pictures! πŸ™‚

SFX makeup

More SFX makeup


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ling
    Sep 29, 2011 @ 11:31:10

    Great haul! Ahhhh…I wish I bought more things


    • Beauty Snippets
      Sep 29, 2011 @ 17:53:21

      Thanks lovely! I can’t wait to see what you hauled from IMATS πŸ™‚ I wished I had gotten some Inglot flakie polishes and a powder blush Illamasqua 😦 Always next year though!


  2. Thi Ly Tran
    Sep 29, 2011 @ 13:05:38

    I completely forgot about IMATS this year. Seems so so much better than the first year it happened!


    • Beauty Snippets
      Sep 29, 2011 @ 17:54:42

      Aww boo 😦 I was hoping to see some familiar faces at IMATS. Maybe next year πŸ™‚ Yeah, I heard it was much better this year as MAC was there as well. I think they’re still trying to gauge interest in it so here’s hoping IMATS Sydney will become like IMATS LA or something πŸ˜€


  3. Ailing
    Sep 30, 2011 @ 15:23:52

    I wish I bought some Inglot eyeshadows and tried the Illamasqua cream blushes that you rave so highly about. That’s a real bummer! 😦 And I LOVEEEE your traincase!!! You’re an official makeup artist now. πŸ˜› hahahaha!

    I hope all has been well, love. πŸ™‚ xx


    • Beauty Snippets
      Oct 04, 2011 @ 23:24:38

      Aww, such a shame you didn’t get those. I reckon you’ll love the Illamasqua cream blushes! Dw, next time πŸ˜‰

      Hahaha! I feel like a mad proper make up artist but it’s just for my own collection. LOL


  4. Celina
    Sep 30, 2011 @ 16:39:14

    Great haul! I love love your Inglot photos, still drooling over that booth πŸ™‚ Nice to meet you btw, I was one of the many beauty bloggers who attended ABBW πŸ™‚


  5. Norlin
    Oct 01, 2011 @ 17:58:09

    Wow! That’s some haul there! Lovely to get to meet you at ABBW btw. My IMATS haul was a bit pathetic compared to yours. Looking back I should have gotten some fake eyelashes to have a play with, seeing they were pretty cheap and eyeshadow colours to experiment with. Now I can’t wait for next year where I’ll know what to do when I’m at IMATS! πŸ˜‰


    • Beauty Snippets
      Oct 04, 2011 @ 23:27:54

      Hehe, thanks Norlin. It was great fun hanging out with you πŸ™‚

      Yep, I know what to do for next year’s IMATS. Much more prepared. I wanted some more falsies to learn how to apply them but got overwhelmed. We’ll have a strategy next year πŸ™‚


  6. Priyanka (@pinks84)
    Oct 02, 2011 @ 23:02:18

    awesome haul!!!really wish i got hold of some of those aqua creams, they look gorgeous:)


    • Beauty Snippets
      Oct 04, 2011 @ 23:29:44

      Hehe, sorry if I got way too excited to meet you at that dinner gala lol!

      That aqua cream is the result of hanging around beauty bloggers! I had no intention EVER of getting one but alas!


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