Sunday, June 21st, 2009


My “haul” — haul seems too tame of a word for this!

I’m sure what you’re most curious about is what I ended up buying at the show! Personally, I knew I wanted to try out Make Up For Ever, so I put aside some money once I knew I was going to be going to IMATS.  Pictured above is my Make Up For Ever haul, which is, yes, a lot! I’ve been saving up for it :)

I believe I ended up with 47 eyeshadows, 5 Star Powders, 1 Pure Pigment, 2 HD Concealers (new and slated to launch in September), 1 HD Elixir, 6 10-pan palettes, and 3 Aqua Eyes Liners. They also gave me some samples of their HD Primer, Pure Water, mascara, and lip gloss. I’ll definitely review, photograph, swatch, etc. soon :) They were out of a few things I had put on my list, particularly some liners I really wanted, but still plenty to play with, yeah? Ha!

OCC Makeup was super generous and gave us their two new Lip Tars in Vintage and Plum to try out, plus a few of their glitters and nail polishes. Koren also hooked us up with Naked Cosmetics’ Urban Rustic Collection of mineral makeup (six colors in total).

I did so much damage at Make Up For Ever (totally planned, though!), so I didn’t spend too much elsewhere. It turns out the MAC booth was already selling the Euristocrats II Collection, which is a bummer, ’cause I totally would have bought those. Oh, well — now I know, will have to at least peruse their booth myself next year ;)

Sunday, June 21st, 2009


Entry into the “Gothic” competition

Here are a few more photos from yesterday’s IMATS! :) Mostly body painting/avant garde shots of the various models at the show. Fairly work-safe, the worst one being a model in bikini bottoms! Continue reading →

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

IMATS – International Make Up Artist Trade Show 2009 in Pasadena, CA

Hey everyone! I spent the day at this year’s IMATS down in Pasadena, CA! I flew down in the early morning, and the lovely Pursebuzz picked me up on her way to IMATS. IMATS is basically a convention for makeup artists, and this year’s Pasadena show was sponsored by Make-up Artist Magazine. Temptalia definitely has to thank Make-up Artist Magazine for inviting us down to check out the show. I hung out a ton with Pursebuzz and her cousin Ames, as well as Koren (of EnKore Makeup).

I also met a ton of YOU while attending and perusing the show! It is such an honor to meet all of you, and it is just so amazing to see your support! I got to meet several other YouTube-famous ladies & gents like Leesha, Josh, Suzy, Nessa, Elle, Blair (my spelling may be off!), and more. Almost started to feel like a blogger convention!  It made be sad to have to fly back home in the afternoon, but next year, I will try to plan better :)

IMATS is really a great opportunity for makeup artists in particular, but the general public is allowed in and can peruse through all of the different vendors. There are a lot of theatrical brands and products available, as well as well-known brands like Bobbi Brown, Chantecaille, MAC, and Make Up For Ever. They also offer classes taught by various professionals and brands (like Koren’s class!), too! If you’re in the southern California area, you should definitely look into going and buying tickets at the door. They open at 10am and close at 5pm tomorrow!

P.S. – If we took a picture together, I’d love to see it and/or post it on the blog. You can send me a copy (let me know if I can post it!) to [email protected]! :)

Some pictures… more to comeContinue reading →