I would love to see any looks you come up with using Jealousy Wakes and share them with Temptalia’s readers. (And if you are camera shy but still want to show me, I’d still love to see it!) Submit your looks to [email protected] by July 1st to be included in the round-up! I only ask that you submit quality photos (no camera phone pics, please!) and your name (just first is fine) — it can be of the eye only or the entire look.
Stay tuned — big giveaway tomorrow with Jealousy Wakes!
This weekend is IMATS in Pasadena, California, and while I may not be there physically, I’m so there in spirit! I thought it would be fun to compile a list of tips, tricks, favorites, and the like to help make your IMATS trip an enjoyable one. Feel free to add your own tips on Twitter with either #IMATStips or #IMATS. I know I’ll be following to see some of my favorites tweet from the show.
Aspiring makeup artists and artists, ProCharts is having a special deal for IMATS online since they won’t be at the show in person. Their face charts will be £14.00/$22.83 for 1 pad and £25/$40.77 for a pack of 2, plus free shipping when you use the code IMATS. The deal is valid from June 24th through June 30th.
My Must-Haves & Tips
Get there REALLY early or be prepared to wait in a massive line!
Have a game plan; it really is that serious. IMATS is totally fun and you can walk around at your leisure, but if there are certain products you have your heart set on, make buying a priority and then enjoy yourself.
Lists are good–several exhibitors are so popular that spending time shopping at the show means longer lines and a higher likelihood of products selling out. Make Up For Ever is one of the most popular booths, and even though we had gone there first with a list, the wait was over 45 minutes. I know brands like MUFE do not restock during the show; once they’re out, they’re out. OCC also sells out of certain shades of Lip Tars quite quickly!
Be polite & courteous, as everyone tries to accommodate the crowds, ring customers up in a timely fashion, and just generally trying to manage what is a very high energy and fun show.
Cash can save you time rather than using credit/debit, but a lot of vendors definitely take credit/debit if you’re uncomfortable carrying a lot of cash (like I am!).
tarte™ for True Blood™ limited-edition collection is available now on sephora.com! Additionally, it will be available for retail on 6/29 at tarte.com and store.hbo.com; as well as in mid-July at Sephora Stores and Ulta/Ulta.com.
Inspired by the edgy drama series, the collection includes three killer products: tarte™ for True Blood™ palette ($52.00 U.S./ $68.00 CDN), tarte™ for True Blood™ natural cheek stain in shimmering red ($30.00 U.S. / $39.00 CDN) and tarte™ for True Blood™ LipSurgence™ natural lip tint in shimmering red ($24.00 U.S./ $31.00 CDN). Emmy® award-winning makeup artist and True Blood makeup department head Brigette Myre-Ellis interpreted the color palette and helped develop the official tarte™ for True Blood™ beauty looks for the collection.
While I’ve had fairly good luck with Inglot’s matte eyeshadows in the past, I found a lot of these troublesome. Several shades did not apply evenly, so the end result was a patchy swatch that was sheer in places and opaque elsewhere. I was rather disappointed in how these swatched, so I played around with them in application, and they were better but not as stellar as the rest of the matte range. The only shades out of these that I recommended are #325 and #375.
It won’t be enough to keep me from buying a product, but ultimately I’ll be more concerned with quality than anything else. There are very few movies/shows that would drive me to buy makeup inspired by one.