This is the last post for my IMATS goodies and consists of some of the more random things that I picked up. Note that this is going to be a long post with pictures.
From Nurturing Force I got the Blot Out Offensiveâ„¢ shine + oil control cream and the airbrush cleanser. What I love about Nurturing Force is not only are they a mom & pop operation but there products really work. Last year at the Makeup Show, I picked up the Face & Body blotting papers(not pictured)which come in a dispenser so you can decide how much or how little of a sheet you need.
Makeup Forever has a really big presence at the show this year and I think that it has a lot to do with their HD products but also because their products are very pigmented and work well. It is a professional brand created by a makeup artist for makeup artists but is available to the general public as well. I got my hands on the HD Microfinish Powder and the Kabuki brush that goes along with it for $50 for both; a real steal if you ask me. I was wanting a setting powder that I can use on eveyone.I don’t like using coloured powders on darker skin as I find that darker skin tends to be a bit more on the oily side and I don’t want the makeup to appear even darker due to oxidization.
Alcone was there and I made sure that I stopped by the booth. On my list was the Lip Chic lip sealer. I’ve never been a fan of the long wearing lipsticks because they leave the lips feeling and looking really dry and sometime chapped. I’m going to be testing this with a few lipstick brands so keep an eye out for the experiment and review. I also picked up the famous Alcone Makeup Remover Cloths because I have heard so many good things about them. I tried one out the other night and was really impressed with it. Like the Boots #7 wipes that I reviews a little while ago, these don’t leave a residue. I will definitely be repurchasing these for my kit and for personal use.
Face Atelier is another Canadian Brand that I love. Their Ultra Foundations are amazing; I carry the evens in my kit. Other then the foundations, their lip glazes are amazing and Peach is a colour that looks amazing on everyone. The lip glosses were 3 for $30 which is a great deal because they are usually $20/each. I picked up plum and cameo and what I thought was Shiraz but I was given another cameo in error. No worries though, I know of a certain someone who will make good use of the extra cameo that I got.
Yaby is a Canadian Professional Brand that was created by Toronto makeup artist Liz Yu. It was created out of a need to be able to have a good kit that was condensed. The cool thing about her palettes is that “each palette features built in stainless steel mixing palette, magnetic base, shock absorbing foam inserts with easy to clean surface”.
I picked up two highlighting powders is PF093(bronze) and PF090(dark), three brow powders in BP004, BP006 which is perfect for natural redheads and BP002. I also picked up the freestyle palette to put them into. I didn’t actually intend to purchase anything from Yaby but once I got swatching some of the colours, I couldn’t resist.
On Saturday, I attended the first ever IMATS Toronto.
I arrived early so that I would be able to purchase everything that was on my list of things to get. After walking around to see all the exhibitors, my first stop was the OCC booth. I checked out and swatched a bunch of the loose colour concentrates as well as the lip tars. I was a little bit upset that the newest colour “Indashio” wasn’t there;I think that I will order it on-line at a later time.
I picked up “Flicker” and “Ironic” in the loose colour concentrates and “Hush” “Grandma” “Melange” and Clear in the Lip Tars.
I also picked up a starter airbursh kit complete with the gun, compresser, a carrying case, foundations, blushes/contour, and primary colours. I ended up getting the portable compressor rather then the new Iwata Ninja compressor which weighs more and may be a bit more awkward when you are travelling to meet clients.
I’m really looking forward to using these products; especially the airbrush system.