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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!
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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!

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