1 July 2014

iMats London 2014 Haul

A picture of iMats London 2014 haul

A picture of Inglot 4 Pan Eyeshadow Palette, Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush and Ellis Faas Hot Lips L404

A picture of Royal & Lingnickel MODA Total Face 7pc Brush Set and Large Smudger
On Saturday I headed to London with Vanessa (The Other VW) for the long awaited London iMats (International Makeup Artist Trade Show) Ever since we planned to go together, I've been overly excited and patiently awaiting June 28th to roll around. I didn't have any products or brands in mind, but I gave myself a budget and let myself do some rare spur of the moment beauty shopping. We arrived really early, browsing the different stands and making quite a few purchases. There were tons of products and brands which really caught my eye, but a lot of the stands were professional special effects makeup (which I wouldn't have a clue how to use), and others were brands I didn't know enough about to invest big amounts of money on. I'm really happy with my beauty buys, and excited to use them all!

My favourite beauty buy has to be a beautiful Ellis Faas Hot Lips in L404, a truly stunning flamingo pink that I am just head over heels with. Seriously, it just has that extra something-something that no other pink in my collection has, and as soon as I swatched it, I knew I would be parting with my cash! Ellis Faas is a brand I have browsed in Selfridges many times before, but it's a brand I'm relatively new to and so I've never plucked up the courage to buy. Hot Lips is an insanely creamy liquid lipstick with just the right consistency that it feels weightless, whilst providing a true opaque colour with a stunning matte finish. Could this be the start to a new brand love?

As soon as I saw the Inglot stand, I was over there like a woman on a mission! I have been so eager to try Inglot eyeshadows ever since I heard of them, and there's an Inglot website here in the UK, but the product range is seriously small and it's not worth making an order. I wanted to get my hands on Inglot in person, and I had the magnetic board and four shadows ready to go within minutes. I know I should try more shades when it comes to my shadow picks, but I am just too smitten with deep berries, warmer highlights and bronze and coppers right now. I opted for a palette with the four shadows I'd picked, and I really love the design. Very sturdy plastic and perspex with the Inglot design, with a metallic base and lid. None of the shades have names, but I picked three with the same shimmer finish and one satin finish. There's a lovely pale golden yellow with warm rose gold undertones, a lovely pale bronze, a stunning sunset with tones of peach, orange and gold, and a beautiful bright yet warm cranberry. I'll be doing a full review of these beauties very soon.

I've been wanting to add some more brushes to my stash (despite owning more than I need, ahem brush addiction) and tons of stands were selling brushes very similar to the much loved Real Techniques range. I spotted Royal & Langnickel which was selling sets of six brushes with a travel case, for just £10 a set. There were tons of bright metallic colours to choose from, and the deep violet handled and tipped brushes caught my eye! Slightly shorter handled than most brushes in my stash, these are soft as silk. I'm yet to use them, but I can't wait to see how they fair! The MODA Total Face 7pc Brush Set included a white travel case alongside powder, foundation, smokey eye, angel eyeshadow, lip and brow brushes. I also picked up a Silk Large Smudger from Royal & Langnickel, as I've been after a few more for in between brush-washing.

The final purchase I made is a product I have lusted after ever since it's release, and with the fab discount on the day, I couldn't resist. The Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush is a super dense, rounded brush with ultra-soft bristles that's described as perfect for creating a flawless, full-coverage look. A brush which can be used with dry or wet products, such as powders and bases. Far too excited to get using this! 

Did you go to iMats this weekend? I really enjoyed it, although it wasn't quite what I expected. I think in my head I imagined it would be much bigger, with more stands and brands, but I loved looking around, being introduced to new brands. The best bit for me was definitely the demonstrations, body art and special effects makeup. Every single one was absolutely mind-blowing, and if I go next year, it'll be to spend more time watching the different brand shows and stay longer to see the end results of all the demos! 

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  1. I would love to try the Inglot eyeshadows! Very envious of your purchases!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. Thanks so much lovely! I couldn't recommend Inglot shadows enough xo

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  2. That Inglot Palette is stunning, very jealous of that x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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    1. Thank you! I'm SO happy with my picks xo

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  3. Great haul - so desperate to try Inglot myself! Gutted I couldn't make IMATS :( x

    and beauty or something.

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    1. Thank you lovely!! Awh, there's always next year! xo

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  4. Hi Sophia, glad you had a great time at IMATS. I am on a mission to go there next year (though I do tend to say that every year but it's definitely on my wish list of things to do). You picked up some great products there. I love Inglot, i'm a frequent visitor to the shop in Aberdeen. Hope your dissertation is coming on ok. I did fill out that questionnaire so hope it helped. Great post. Love Laura A Scottish Lass ❤️

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    1. Thanks lovely, I'm really happy with my picks! I wish we had an Inglot store locally, the closest ones to me are the London stores! xo

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  5. Ah IMATS sounds amazing, a few friends have been and Instagram is full of great pics. The eyeshadows look fab, would love to see swatches, I've never used them before either.
    L x

    www.bylaurenjane.co.uk

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    1. After giving the Inglot shadows a try, I couldn't recommend them enough! :) xo

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  6. Ohh such a nice haul!!! I absolutely love Inglot eyeshadows!!! I'd really like to go to IMATS next year! so many goodies!
    xo
    Alice|Alice's Beauty Madness

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    1. Thanks Alice! It's definitely worth going and picking up some fab beauty bargains xo

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  7. You picked up some lovely things! I wish i could have gone! :(
    xprincessjas | ♥

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    1. Thanks so much Jasmine! Awh, there's always next year :) xo

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  8. The Royal and Langnickel brushes looks so amazing, and such a fantastic price! x
    lipstickandlightening.blogspot.ie

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    1. I'm really quite impressed with them, considering the set only cost £10! :) xo

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  9. Love the purple brushes, an your Inglot palette looks gorgeous :)

    Sophie x

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    1. I am so into purple right now, so the brushes had to be purple too ;) Thanks lovely! xo

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  10. The Inglot eyeshadows are amazing :)

    http://glassow.com/

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  11. I want to go so bad. Your purple brushes look amazing xx

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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    1. Thank you! And you should go next year :) xo

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  12. Ooh, you got some lovely pieces! That Inglot palette especially is so gorgeous.

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor & Femme et Vie

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    1. Thank you lovely, I'm really happy with my picks! xo

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  13. All of these look lovely, and the purple brushes look wonderful. Love your blog the name is brilliant have just followed you on bloglovin , cant wait to read more!

    Gaby x

    theglamdottylife.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ah what a lovely comment, thanks so much Gaby! xo

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  14. I adore Inglot. They have quickly become one of my favourite brands. And the prices on the last day were crazy amazing, it was like a riot when I finally made my way there.
    Angie x
    www.chocolateandlipstick.com

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    1. I don't think it will be long until they are one of my favourite brands either... xo

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  15. I love the look of those purple makeup brushes (purple being one of my favourite colours) and £10 is such a bargain. I know if I was there and had spotted them they'd have been mine in an instant. I'm very jealous of everyone who went and the lovely stuff they've bought but I'm hoping I might be able to go next year x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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    1. Purple is one of my favourite colours too! :) Definitely head down next year, some of the beauty bargains are amazing! xo

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    1. Thanks so much Emily, I'm really happy with my shade choices :) xo

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  17. Everything you picked up looks amazing, especially the Inglot eyeshadows! x

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    1. Thanks Megan - I'm really happy with my picks! Now I've tried the Inglot shadows I can safely say they are AMAZING! xo

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  18. Love the shades you chose for your Inglot palette - so pretty! The brushes also look amazing! Maybe I'll have to go with you next year! xo

    Megan Jane // Seek My Scribbles UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

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    1. Yes, yes, yes! I would be so down for this Megan! :) xo

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  19. I would love to go to IMATs one day, that purple brush set looks so pretty!
    xoMadiha

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    1. It's definitely worth going! I think I've definitely decided on going again next year :) xo

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