IMATs London 2013 Haul

I've been trying to keep my weekends free so I can get a little break before the working week starts again, however, last weekend, I went along to IMATs. IMATs is actually a trade show for makeup artists (which I am not), but I still wanted to go and pick up a few things that I wouldn't have got if I was out and about in London. I also had a little list of products that a few friends wanted as they weren't able to make it themselves.

As I got there pretty early, I was able to have a look around the NYX stand before the queue got ridiculously long (it was literally going all the way around the outside of the stand). NYX only had a selection of their products available, but I did get two matte lip creams, two lip liner pencils, a blusher and a eyebrow kit for myself (at a total of around £20).

Eyebrow kit in dark brown, Lip creams in Milan and San Paulo,
Blusher in Desert Rose, Lip pencils in Coffee and Mauve

I also had a look around Nars, where they had 60% off on selected products. There were plenty of eyeshadow duos and trios, nail polishes and eye pencils, but none of them stood out to me. Instead, I got myself (and another for my sister) a matte lip pencil in Never Say Never. There were a few other shades available but this one stood out the most. I got this for only £7.

Somehow I managed to pick up 5 (yes 5!) angle brushes, a mixture of Crown brushes and Royal and Langnickel. I'm not sure why I need 5 of them, but I think the smaller ones will come in handy for my canvas painting (sometimes makeup brushes work better than paint brushes).

The Mehron GlitterMark's, were something Safiyah pointed out to me and suggested that I could use them for glitter henna designs. I picked up the white and black glitters as I think I'd make the most use out of them. They have an alcohol free gel base and are safe to use on the face as well as the body.

I also won a 8ml BeautySoClean cosmetic sanitizer mist, which is a product designed to remove bacteria from powder-based products. I'm looking forward to trying this out!

And that's the end of my haul from IMATs. Luckily, I stuck to my budget and only bought what I needed (well...kinda!)



  1. OOh, score! I have that NYX blush, it's great. I would love to go to an event like that, it would be like a kid in a candy store!

    1. Hehe I have yet to try the blusher! There were so many stands to look around but only a set budget =P

  2. That NYX blush looks really nice, the colour looks so? Is it really pigmented when you apply it? And is it shimmery or matte, i really want to try because i don't have a blush that colour and it looks really nice.

  3. Absolutely love the colours of your lip glosses, lip pencil and blush!!

  4. Wish nyx had brought more of their range with them!

  5. The NARS lip pencil looks gorgeous. I can't believe they had 60% off :)

  6. I love the NYX lip cremes!

  7. oh wow im drawn to the Nars liners at 60% off you cant go wrong


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