Tuesday, 4 October 2011

IMATS Sydney 2011

Hey Beauties,

Around 2 weeks ago I flew to Sydney with Emma for The AABW (Australian Beauty Bloggers Weekend) and of course IMATS. 

What is IMATS:
International Make Up Artistry  Trade Show       
Anyone and Everyone can attend.
IMATS is held once a year Normally in late September 

That morning I was so excited as this was my first IMATS ever. My expectations where very high as I have heard many great things about IMATS. No to forget all the videos and blogs I have seen.

But I was let down a little. Sydney's IMATS was very small. Extremely small compared to the Melbourne beauty expo. They did have cosmetics that we can not get in Australia like Make Up Forever, Ben Nyn and OCC.

  • I had a rule if I could get it cheaper off the internet I would not buy it :)

My Experience with MakeUp stalls:
First I went to the Illamasqua stall. I think Illamasqua was a last minute stall. They had amazing bargains.  like foundation for $20 eyeshadows 3 for $30 and Blush 3 for $40. There stock was limited but i could understand if they where a last minute store 

MAC had 20% off and 30% off for MAC PRO members. As I'm a member i was not to worried as it was packed. But when it did quiet down I went over. They had no Lipsticks at all. Also the stock i wanted they where all sold out for the day :(.

MakeUp Forever
The stall was always packed so i just left it. But with prices you could get them for the same or even cheaper on the Internet.

It took me 45min to pick out my 5 pan freedom palette hand it to the lady and then go to the other side to pay. With shadows they would have had 2 of every colour so not all the colours where there as people could keep them on there magnetic board and some where picking out 20 shadows. So I had to pick what was there.

Crown Brushes 
I did go past a few times. But i totally forgot i wanted some brushes. But that stall was always packed.

Speakers and Events:
As i was short for time and only had half a day there. I missed out on all the Speakers. This is free and is held at the one of 2 stages around IMATS. I was abel to have a quick stop at the MAC speaker. But I was all the way at the back and could barley hear. But if I did it all over again I would plan more and be abel to see them all.  

Would I go again?
If i had the money and spare time I would. But if I did miss out next year it would not kill me. 

Napoleon Perdis working on body paint 


Student Competition

Student Competition

Student Competition 

Did you attend IMATS? Did you like it? Would you go again? 

Love Melissa