Sunday, 31 January 2010

New makeup!

This was a good weekend for new purchases! IMATS on Saturday contributed tremendously of course, and I now have lots of new things to amuse myself with until my next 'haul' (still hate that word, sorry!)

First things first, IMATS was SO busy I didn't get to go to any of the seminars, and some counters were so rammed I couldn't even see the products on offer.

The best thing about the event (aside from gawping at the amazing models) was getting to discover new products which I would never know about or get to try out.

The only word to describe this picture is FIERCE!

I was a bit in love with this one!


There were a few brands that really stood out for me, including Naked cosmetics, Crown Brushes, Eve Pearl makeup and MUD.

Naked cosmetics had the biggest range of pigments I have ever seen! The come in little pots similar to Barry M and they had literally every colour imaginable. I was fascinated at how they could be mixed with water and even lip gloss and still look amazing. I really wanted to get some samples of these to try out, but I wasn't feeling generous enough to fork out the £60 they wanted for a stack of six colours.

Next there were the Crown brushes which I know a lot of bloggers have already been using and loving. I had hoped to get a brush set (with roll) for a very reasonable £20 but the crowds were so big and they wouldn't let me pay on card there which was a pain, but I will probably be buying these online soon :D

Eve Pearl cosmetics were also really impressive, the pallets were great for all complexions and also, how nice is Eve?! Sherin and I were talking to her for ages and watching her work her magic!
Sherin and Eve modelling her award which we kept calling the golden globe- oops!

Now, on to my favourites... Make up designory (MUD). I was drawn to this stall as I am a sucker for eyeshadows and they had a large range on display staring at me! I got to speak to the vice president of the company and he gave me lots of gorgeous products to sample which are so perfect for me. I got a 12 pan pallet of neutral shades which I love as well as a lip glaze and lipstick in a nude/pink colour (another favourite) and some lip liners too. So yes, extremely happy with these. The colours are brilliantly pigmented, they have a very extensive range and all the products were designed by makeup artists, so they really know what we want :)

Lots of lovely stuff to try! Also check those feather lashes I can't wait to crack them out!

Woah I have written way too much already. I have lots more to share with you but I will save it for another, more structured post, sorry!

Has anyone else tried any of these products? Am I just really slow off the mark? Probably... Still, thoughts please!



  1. I saw you there with your camera, pretty sure it was you!
    There was so much awesome stuff there wasn't there?! Look forward to seeing some more posts :)

  2. Lovely post hunni. I went to the show today. It was unplanned but I'm glad I went. Will blog about it maybe tomorrow

  3. -Rebecca :O no way! You should have said hey. That sounds like it was me... short, fur coat, camera! Though if it wasn't I imagine it could've been pretty embarrassing so I'll let you off :P

    -Legseleven Thank you! Did you buy tickets on the door then? I'm glad you enjoyed it too, everyone said it was better than last year which is good to hear! x

  4. It was great catching up with you! IMATS was so much fun. That male model really was 'FIERCE!'.

    I am now dying to try out my MUD samples. Can't wait to see how the look. And is it ok if I use that pic of me and Eve on my blog? My own came out a bit dark.

  5. Sherin- and your amazing Naked samples! Yeah 'course you can take the pic. I'll add them all to FB eventually so you can use them too I've got quite a few! x

  6. I hate to say this, but the Naked Cosmetics weren't that expensive. When I was there they said £60 is the normal price for 6 but they were doing one row for £30, 2 for £50 and 3 for £60. The case with all of them in (i think was £150). I'd already spent up at Illamasqua so didn't indulge, but I'll have them on my shopping list next year if the prices were in the same ball park. Especially having 'seen' there application when Koren did my eyes with them in the last 10 minitues of the show. Would have loved to see him in action yesterday.

    Hope that price doesn't leave you too gutted, it does me, typing it, but I just couldn't justify it on the day. x

  7. Sparklz and Shine- My mistake, sorry! I remember them being on offer but I totally forgot and just put down the price I saw them as on line. I am actually pretty gutted I didn't get them, but at the same time I'm proud of my restraint because I only wanted samples in the first place (Though, saying that, I still spent a fair bit. Tut tut)

    Thanks for the info though and let me know if you decide to buy them! x

  8. Yay, glad my post made it through, I really thought I'd lost it into the ether last night...and didn't have the energy to re-write. Despite the fact that I have moderation enabled I thought I'd just erased it.

    Good for you on the restraint front, I really felt I needed to be further down the line with my blogs aim before I indulged!

    Overall I went above my budget (£100), but was well under the figure my OH mentioned (£200). So gratefully he has a more realistic and generous view on these things than I do. It really let me enjoy the day and buying stuff without my usual anxieties.

  9. Oh look it's Sherin! Yay! New makeup is the most magical thing. I've never tried this particular brand before but it looks lovely!! :)


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