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Friday, July 13, 2012

My Trip To IMATS 2012 In Pasadena, CA

I heard about IMATS about a week before I bought my ticket, I heard that it was an amazing place where you could get cosmetics from some truly amazing brands at up to 40% off. I couldn't have been happier. And guess what... next year it is on the 19th and 20th of January in Pasadena and that is definitely my birthday gift from my husband, I already told him ;). I will spend both Saturday and Sunday there. Nothing compares to this place. It is like a kid in a candy shop only better. I was almost a bit overwhelmed when I first walked in but that faded as I soon began to scour the booths. Everyone was there: MAC PRO, Makeup Forever, Stila, NYX, Dinair, and SO many more. Every time you turned around you had to buy something. Pretty sure I spent about $300 but it was so worth it. You can never come into deals like this with out going to an event so amazing like this!!! I decided to photograph what IMATS looked like inside (it was jam packed) and post all the stuff I bought, including the prices, compared to the regular prices in hopes that you will go to the next IMATS near you, so enjoy! XOXO!

So here I was in my room about to make a two hour trip to the most amazing place I've ever been! Check it out, and I hope you all find it just as amazing as I did!
The beautiful Pasadena Convention Center where IMATS was held!
Now you can see why I was a bit intimidated by all the people!! :) But that didn't last long ;)

Royal and Langnickel Beauty Collection did a beautiful job on her body makeup. She thanked me for actually asking to take a picture of her!

Body Art of New Port Beach, California. There were some truly amazing artists there doing costume makeup, I was shocked at how a person like you or me could be turned into something like out of a movie!

A rag doll created with makeup. I don't even think she was wearing a top! It was truly fantastic! (I wish I had written down the company or artist but I just didn't think to at the time! Sorry!!)

Now he scared me a bit, however, the talent that went into making such an amazing piece of artwork astounded me!!! (No idea who the amazing artist was that created this piece of work, again so sorry!)
Okay, now on to the amazing makeup I picked up and the deals I scored!!! You will probably be shocked as much as I was!!!
Beauty Treats 88 Professional Warm Palette
My price: $10.00
Online price: $17.95
11 Crown Brushes
My Price: $31.50
Online price: $50.00 (guesstimate)
It says nothing but 88P on the packaging but it is an 88 shimmery eyeshadow palette
My price: 10.00
Online price: 15.00
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
My price: 16.80
Online price: 28.00
Miss Adoro Eye Lashes 100% Human Hair
My price $1.50 each
Online price: $2.99 each
Morphe Nude Palette
My price: $10.00
Online price: $19.95
Smoke it Out Palette 36 Colors
My price: $10.00
Online price: $19.95
Shany Cosmetics 88 Shimmery Colors
My price: $5.00
Online price: $15.00

NYX Tango with Bronzing Stick Colors: TWBS01 and TWBS02
My price: $5.50 (each)
Online price: $10.00 (each)
NYX 10 Color Eyeshadow Palette Caviar and Bubbles
My price: $5.00
Online price: $10.00
Eye/Eyebrow Pencil in Colors: Deep Purple, Purple, and Emerald City
My price: $1.75
Online price: $3.50
NYX Eye Shadow Brush #2 and #2
My price: $3.00 (each)
Online price: $6.00 (each)

NYX Fabulous Lashes in EL115 and EL120
My price: $3.00 (each)
Online price: 4.50 (each)
NYX HD Studio Photogenic Foundation in HD 02 Soft Beige
My price: $10.00
Online price: $15.00
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green
My price $2.75
Online price: $4.50
NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil in Pink Nude
My price: $2.75
Online price: $4.50
NYX Lip Liner Pencil in Pale Pink
My price: $1.75
Online price: $3.50
NYX Matte Blotting Paper
My price: $2.75
Online price: $3.59
NYX Mega Shine Gloss in Pink Nude
My price: $4.00
Online price: $5.50
NYX Nude on Nude Eyeshadow/Lip gloss Palette
My price: $15.00
Online price: $25.00
NYX Stay Matte but Not Flat Foundation in SMF02 Nude
My price: $5.75
Online price: $7.50
NYX Stick Blush in Magnolia and Poppy
My price: $4.50 (each)
Online price: $6.00 (each)
My price: $2.50
Online price: $4.50
Stila Stay all day Foundation, concealer and brush kit
My Price: $26.40
Online Price: $44.00
Stila Smudge Crayon (Waterproof eye primer & Liner)
My price: $13.20
Online price: $22.00
Free Mascara Guard and Lash Comb
Original Beauty Blender
My price: $10.00
Online price: $20.00
Too Faced Beauty Balm in Cream Glow
My price: $19.20
Online price: $32.00
Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer in CIA
My price: $10.80
Online price: $18.00
Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
My price:$17.40
Online price: $29.00
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Busted and Midnight Cowboy Rides Again
My price: $10.80 (each)
Online price: $18.00 (each)
Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Gloss in Peroxide
My price: $11.40
Online price: $19.00
Urban Decay Naked Palette with sample size Eyeshadow Primer Potion and Eyeshadow Brush
My price: $30.00
Online price: $50.00
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Potion Primer
My price: $12.00
Online price: $20.00

So that was my shopping extravaganza. I had an absolute blast, and I would recommend any makeup lover to attend the next IMATS convention. You will not regret it!!! Oh and make sure you bring a spare pare of comfy shoes, I wore heels to begin with and switched to flip flops about 3 hours feet were KILLING me!!!
Brookie a.k.a. Flawless Face Beauty


  1. I love all the makeup you got especially the prices! I can't miss next years convention! P.S loved your first blog and can't wait to read some more. Xoxo

  2. Thanks Myra!!! Let's go to the next one in January together! We will have a blast!!! Xoxo miss you!!!