The damage… IMATS Sydney 2011 Haul.

As many of you know, I went to my first ever IMATS in Sydney a couple of weeks ago along with 85 other bloggers (as part of ABBW 2011).

This is what I left with….

OCC Lip Tars: Memento, Beta, Stalker, NSFW

OCC Lip Tars: Memento, Beta, Stalker, NSFW

Lip Tars! They were $14.00 at IMATS so I stocked up.

Memento: light dusty pink

Beta: (blindingly) bright orange.

Stalker: Watermelon red

NSFW: True red with a very slight brown base.



From the MAC Pro store-

MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in NC15/NW20  (I was so happy to nab this because I missed getting it with the Pret A Papier collection, and the nearest MAC Pro store was a huge pain to get to).

Quite Natural Paint Pot: I bought this at IMATS because I was under the impression that it was a Pro product because of a conversation I had at a MAC counter a fortnight before this.


[at the MAC counter at Myer]

me: Do you stock Quite Natural paint pot?

MAC sales assistant: you mean, Painterly paint pot?  (clearly thinking I had said ‘do you stock a quite natural p/p)

me: um.. no, I’m after Quite Natural Paint Pot.

MAC sales assistant:  yes, Painterly gives a very natural look (looking at me like I’m deaf or possibly intellectually disabled)

me: Oh, no sorry I meant the actual Paint Pot called ‘Quite Natural’. I can’t see it on the display, is it a Pro product?

MAC sales assistant: It’s probably Pro or part of a previous limited edition collection.


Anyhow, turns out that it’s not a Pro product at all and I should have bought it from the MAC online store from the US like I normally do.

For Illamasqua, Inglot, and more – keep reading after the jump!


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The weekend that was… ABBW 2011 and IMATS Sydney


Last weekend I had the privilege of taking part in the Australian Beauty Bloggers Weekend (ABBW), a history making event that brought together over 80 bloggers from across the nation. The ABBW was planned to coincide with IMATS Sydney 2011 (the International Makeup Artists Trade Show).

It was the brainchild of two extraordinary women who knew the beauty industry inside out, who are passionate about blogging, and who could subsist on 2hrs of sleep a night- they are Kimmi from The Plastic Diaries, and Jacie from You’ve Got Nail.



The International Makeup Artists Trade Show (IMATS) is held annually in Sydney, Toronto, Los Angeles, London, and New York. It’s one of the biggest events of the year in the makeup industry and caters for both professional makeup artists and hobbyists like myself.

Last weekend the IMATS exhibitors included MAC Pro, Inglot, Illamasqua, Ben Nye, Makeup Forever, Hakuhodo (aka the best brushes in the business), Napoleon Perdis, and Ardell. I went absolutely NUTS (will do a haul post very soon).

Our ABBW 2011 perks included a press pass to IMATS, as well as an upstairs chill out lounge just for ABBW bloggers (sponsored by Royal & Langnickel Brushes) with food, free manicures, and a free brush kit.

Did I feel like a VIP?  Hell yes.


IMATS Sydney 2011

IMATS Sydney 2011 *

The long queue at the MAC Pro stand at IMATS Sydney 2011

The long queue at the MAC Pro stand at IMATS Sydney 2011


MAC Pro stand at IMATS Sydney 2011

Ooh Chromacakes .... MAC Pro stand at IMATS Sydney 2011


Photobombed! Sarah from Hip and Haute at IMATS Sydney 2011

Photobombed! Sarah from Hip and Haute at IMATS Sydney 2011


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