Just over a year ago, I went to my first IMATS in NYC. It's kind of crazy to think that so much time has passed already.
IMATS NYC 2014 was last Saturday, and my mom and I had a great day. We got there right after the doors opened, weren't waiting on line a ton, got to visit a variety of booths, purchased some new makeup, and were out by 11:30! Three whopping hours, haha! Then we went for a walk through shitty Manhattan because it was one of the most beautiful spring days we've had to date (yesterday was a close contender, though), and we got home by 4 P.M. It was one of the most eventful weekend days I've had all year (in New York, anyway).
Since I basically explain what IMATS is in my first recap of 2013's, linked above, I thought I'd keep this post brief in terms of text and focus on pictures. I didn't take as many pictures as last year - but last year was also calmer than this year, in my opinion. The crowd was intense from the start - in fact, I didn't visit two booths I planned on purchasing from - Sigma and Sugarpill - because their lines were ridiculously long (one stretched across the entire space and the other literally made it out the door...or was that Lime Crime???).
Either way, my mom and I had a lot of fun, and she enjoyed her first IMATS, even though she couldn't care less about makeup! Haha.
First off, makeup:
|Naked Cosmetics is on the left - I'm not sure which brand is on the right.|
|LEFT: Mehron Makeup|
RIGHT: Eldora False Lashes
|LEFT: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics|
RIGHT: Jesse's Girl/Julie G (who I didn't say hello to, again.)
|LEFT: Royal Langnickel Brushes|
RIGHT: The Collection by Wayne Goss - my mom was going to buy me a brush from here until we both decided it was way too expensive for my purposes.
Next, makeup artistry:
|She posed for me when she saw I was taking a picture!|
And lastly, a glimpse at the Makeup Museum:
|Sad ice cream is sad. And dying. :(|
That's about it! I guess it isn't as many pictures as I anticipated, though that's mostly because I paired up a few so that this post wouldn't take five minutes of scrolling to get through. Like last year, I will get to posting my haul as soon as possible, so stay tuned for that. It was a bigger haul than last year, but still a small one compared to other shoppers out there, haha. I actually recorded nearly all of the prices of the products I purchased this time around, and looked up their regular retail price to give you an idea of the biggest perk at IMATS for hobbyists like myself: the discounts.
Anyway, thanks for stopping by! 'Til next time. ('<>')>