Happy Monday, pretty people! The weather gods finally decided to grace us with some AMAZING spring weather here in New York/New Jersey and I couldn't be happier. My pasty limbs and I strutted over to Pier 94 in Manhattan on Saturday to attend IMATS [International Makeup Artist Trade Show] and I had suuuuuch a great time. I thought I'd share some highlights with you guys here on the blog, and then I'll film a separate haul video showing you everything I picked up!
First of all, let me start by saying this: don't go to IMATS if you don't like crowds or long lines. This was my second time attending IMATS and I honestly forgot how crazy it gets. For example, I was dying to visit the Lime Crime booth and check out their lipsticks but the line was literally out the door, so I passed it up. I was bummed, but there was so many other things to see and I didn't want to waste time standing in line!
I didn't really go into IMATS with a specific plan, I just kind of walked around and stopped by any booth that interested me. I love that IMATS gives you the chance to check out brands and products that aren't necessarily easily available at Sephora or Ulta - of course there are brands like NYX and Stila which are widely available, but it's the lesser-known companies which really make the trade show something to look forward to. I feel like I am getting an inside peek - and in turn, get to share that info with you guys!