We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
  • Lord & Taylor30% off almost everything + 10% off cosmetics & fragrances with code FRIENDS, ends 12/15.
  • Tarte30% off with code BESTIES, ends 12/11.

Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

39 Comments

Discussion and debate are highly encouraged, and we expect community members to participate respectfully. When asking a question, please check the post above for information regarding pricing, availability, dupes, and availability, and keep discussion on-topic. If you have general feedback, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us.

Comments that include advertisements, self-promotion, insults, etc. may be in violation of our comment policy and subject to deletion. Please see our comment policy for more information.

Comments on this post are closed.
Profile photo of Denise S.

I’ve never had the privilege but would LOVE to go one day! From what I’ve read you get to buy new great products at a discount. I would love to see makeup demonstrations and meet makeup / beauty bloggers.And shopping with a room full of makeup enthusiast would be so much fun!! I’d go in a heartbeat if I could!

I would love to go to IMATS, but I don’t really feel like I’d want to go to something like that alone, and I don’t have anyone who would care to go to something like that.

I’d would LOVE to go with you!!! I’m not a pro, so I don’t have the creeds to get in. I would SO LOVE to go to a trade show!!!!

I wish. The makeup sounds like heaven but the crowds sound like hell. I was at Inglot in Newport the day before IMATS and was talking to the MUA about it because he had to commute from OC to LA and I do the reverse commute regularly for school. Wish he could have snuck me in as his clueless assistant.

Profile photo of Helena

I went to one day of IMATS in 2009 for my 15th birthday. It was so much fun even though I didn’t bring a camera, wear any makeup, or dress up, and I was just a kid wandering around an unfamiliar convention center. There were amazing SFX makeups and the founder of OCC is an interesting guy. And of course, I got discounted makeup, ha ha.

I haven’t but have been following NYX on instagram and it looks as thought it will blow your mind. Would love to go to one.

I get overwhelmed at most types of shows like that that sell whatever I am interested in. And it leads to poor purchase decision making. I am still trying to come upon a strategy that helps me have a good time, while not accidentally passing up great items in favor of so-so gimmicky things.

Profile photo of Mariella

No, I haven’t and it’s probably a good thing because (a) I hate crowds and (b), (c) and (d) right through to (z), I would probably lose what little self control I have and buy way too much stuff I don’t really need and spend way too much money.

I have gone to an industry trade show here in South Florida. Even though some of the booths are great (Inglot, Clarisonic), overall there are a lot of booths with products and equipment that I don’t have much use for.

What was the name of the trade show? I live in florida too and want to google about it online to see if its something im interested in attending this year

I went to IMATS Toronto, and compared to what I’ve seen of IMATS LA or New York, it was really small and kind of underwhelming! There were a few interesting booths, but a lot of the big names from LA/NY weren’t there.

Profile photo of fancie

Not yet! I was planning to go to IMATS this weekend but everything just went left lol. I would love to go in April but I think I’m pulling a fast one and moving to Georgia. Deciding to take a leap of faith! I do hope you consider going back to IMATS in the future though. So many people would love to meet you!
fancie Recently Posted: Milani Sangria Color Statement Lipstick Review

The closest I’ve been was to a hair show some 25 years ago. I was a demonstration model, so I was mostly “working”, but it was an interesting experience. There wasn’t too much in the way of makeup, but there were a ton of hair products, which I wasn’t too excited about.

I’ve been to IMATS and to PHAMExpo.

On the one hand, the discounts can be great. On the other and, you have to spend a ton of money to make the discounts worthwhile and the lines to pay at the big booths like MAC, MUFE, NYX and Sugarpill are freaking insane on public admission day. I also wish there would be more nail polish companies that went to these!

I consider myself a make-up fan, but I don’t think I’m hardcore enough to go back!

Subscribe

Join our newsletter and never miss a post!