So as I previously mentioned, I did a little damage at IMATS and picked up a few items from Stila Cosmetics.
So the first things I went for were the Long Wear Liquid Lip Color. Felicia from ThisThatBeauty rocks Fiery, a deep red matte lip colour ALL OF THE TIME! And it looks great on her, so course I had to have it. I met Bethany Townes and she was wearing a gorgeous fuschia colour and it turned out to be Caprice. Here are the swatches:
That’s pretty much what I said when I heard that the International Makeup Artist Tradeshow (IMATS) was finally coming to NYC in 2011. In L.A. and Toronto, it is usually a must-go event and I was excited! I love going to these shows for a number of reasons,
I get shop a lot of different makeup brands, especially those that are usually online only, at a discount.
I get to meet fellow bloggers and vloggers that I ‘stalk’ on a daily basis
And…I get to take classes taught by some of my favourite celebrity makeup masters.
So I attended last Sunday, which ended up being a great idea as I heard that it was just chaos on Saturday. I got to SoHo early so I was able to browse the booths with ease. Even though the show was hosted on multiple levels, there were less vendors than I expected. There were many of the most popular brands that were not there like M.A.C. and Make Up For Ever. I think that the organizers played it conservatively and limited the number of attendees and vendors.
I had a short shopping list and as soon as I get there, I headed to those specific booths. Here’s my mini haul!
One of the best times of the year is when companies start releasing their summer collections! I am thrilled, summer gets to last more than 3 months, at least in my mind!
So Stila recently released their summer 2011 offerings, which focused on pops of bright colours for the eyes, bronzey skin and see-thru lips.
Summer 2011, image courtesy of Stila Cosmetics
At this time, the collection is available online at stilacosmetics.com and will appear later on at specialty stores, like Sephora.
My eyes instantly made a beeline for those bright shimmery liquid liners. These look just like the liners that M.A.C. brought out last year except these are bold and I love them. They are billed as the first sparkle waterproof liners. Full review and swatches on them in a later post!
Check out the rest of the collection! (all photos and info courtesy of Stilacosmetics.com)