Saturday, February 11, 2012


Of course if you are at IMATS (which I was last weekend) then you can't help yourself - provided that you love makeup and it is you main hobby - than buy ALOT!
So here is a blog post of what I bought was well as swatches so you can see better and decide for youself wheter you like one piece or the other.

I bought three brushes from bdellium tools. I have never heard of this brand before but when I tried them out at the stand they felt really heavy and good quality! I chose those three as they are all brushes that I don't own yet. They are all three quite unusual shapes.
The one on the top is similar to the Sonia Kashuk multipurpose flat top brush everyone on YouTube was talking about (Cami told me that). The second one is an angled face brush and I would use it for contouring or sweeping on powder and the last one is a duo fiber foundation brush which I thought was just excellent for cream blushes as it is not that big.
All three of them were under 10 pounds and so far I really like them.

From Makeup Atilier Paris I was given a clear lipglos and a lipstick they used on me when they did my mak-over (check out my previous post on that). The lipstick is in B07 natural and I really like the colour.

At the PAM booth I got two things, a MUFE aqua lip pencil in 15C (see swatch above) and the Louise Young essential eye palette. Both products I wanted to try for some time.Because both products have been raved about by Pixiwoo a few times and they always make we want to get things. So far I am not disappointed! The Louise Yound palette has all the essential matte eyeshadows one could need and they are very pigmented and the MUFE lip pencil just stays on forever. :)

Above are four NYX auto pencils! The first two for eyes (dark brown and silver) and the last two for lips (natural and burgundy). They were all under two pounds so I got a few of them. For the price the quality is really good and the packaging very sleek.

More NYX products!
I got two soft matte lip creams (addis ababa and amsterdam) because they reminded me of the collection2000 cream puffs which I absolutely adore. The have similar packaging and smell exactly the same (nice heavy vanilla scent). I got two very colourful colours as the cream puffs come only in four colours that are quite neutral. The big swatch is a tinted lip spa from NYX in Sake which I really like. I also got a NYX jumbo eye pencil in milk. And yes, I know they crease on the lid (thanks for telling me Snig) but I will use it more in the inner corner of my eye and as a brow highlight.

 Next: three illamasqua nail polishes for 5 pounds each. The yellow one does not have a name for some reason but the pink one is called Loella and the orange one Whack.

 Illamasqua pencils from left to right: Feisty, Cane and Rowdy.

Illamasqua Cream blushes in Libido (red) and Sob (pink).

 I aslo got an Illamasqua foundation because I thought for 7,50 pounds I might as well.  I got the light liquid foundation in LF 133. So far I am not very impressed with it as it goes on quite funny and streacky and does not blend well into the skin. I will try it out with a few different brushed to see.

I also got a freedom palette from Inglot. The colours from left to right are: D.S. 459, AMC 54, AMC 55, MATTE 357 and MATTE 390. I really like those, especially the matte coulours.

Have you visited IMATS?
If yes, what did you get?
I know I got ALOT but I acutally saved up to be able to buy some stuff and some of the products had ridiculous discounts so it would have been a shame not to jump at the opportunity to buy some things I have never tried, wouldn't it?

So far, so good!



  1. Gorgeous haul, you managed to get some really beautiful items.

    I wish I'd managed to get to the NYX counter earlier on before the crowds arrived, I couldn't face even trying when it was busy.

    Was so much fun to spend the with lovely friends.


    1. Thanks Diane!
      I was soo lucky getting my NYX products! The lady took me to the front because I did not pay with card! There were already to many people before my make-over! lol

      Looking forward to the end of March! :)

  2. The brushes look amazing! I wish I could have gone to IMATS :( Can anybody just go there or is it a professionals only fair?

    Oh and the NYX products look amazing too! I'd love to try their slide on pencils but they are so hard to get a hold of!

  3. Thank you! Yes, anybody can go but you must get a ticket to be let in! I was lucky to get in free as I was a makeup model for makeup atelier paris!
    Yes, NYX is quite hard to get hold of, have not tried the slide on pencils yet! :)

  4. I LOVE the lip colors!! I definitely have to get a lip stain though. I have stopped wearing lipstick all together because it wears off so quickly. :(

    Thanks for all of your wonderful posts!! :) I heart lipstickdiaries!