IMATS Toronto 2013! This was my second time going to IMATS, and since this year it was held downtown at the Metro Convention Center, I decided to get tickets for both Saturday and Sunday. I tried my best to keep the misc spending to a minimum.
First stop was to the Makeup Forever booth to get my HD foundations (just like last year - see post here). The MUFE booth was crazy busy. It's definitely one of the more popular booths at the show. We were waiting at least 15 minutes to checkout, and even though I submitted my order first, I was the last one from my group to get my stuff. Not a big deal, but just thought it was kind of weird (not necessarily first come first serve basis, so just get your order in).
Let's assess the damage shall we?
|Purchases and Prices||Retail Prices (for reference)|
|MUFE HD Foundation X 2 - $66|
|Ben Nye Banana Powder (3oz) - $12|
|China Glaze Nail Polish X 3 - $10|
|OCC Lip Tars X 5 - $62.50|
|Lip Brush - $2.5|
|Eve Pearl Dual Salmon Concealer - $25|
|Cailyn Line-Fix Gel Eyeliner X 2 - $20|
|Outer Beauty Pristine Kabuki Brush Set - $29|
|Beauty So Clean Cosmetic Sanitizer (250ml) - $18.83|
|Total Spent - $245.83|
Last year I spent $278.40 (see last year's haul here) and this year I spent $245.83. For reference I looked up some online retail prices for the items that I purchased. I think that if you are a makeup enthusiast, the show is worth checking out and I would recommend it. If you are only looking to score some deals then I would probably skip IMATS. There are only a few big cosmetic brands and the rest of the show mainly offers supplies, and related equipment for professional makeup artists. Just my two cents if you are debating whether or not to attend IMATS.
So like last year I wanted to meet other local beauty bloggers at IMATS Toronto, and once again failed miserably. I don't know what it is. Perhaps there's just way too many people, and the phone reception is always ridiculous at these kind of places, but I just couldn't be at the right place at the right time to see or meet anybody. There's always next year!
All in all, I had a great time at IMATS Toronto 2013. Nothing like spending time with the girlfriends, chatting, browsing, and shopping. Thank you ladies for checking out IMATS with me this year.
Did you go to IMATS Toronto? I would love to see your haul and read about your experience! Please comment or link me to your post below!