Sunday, July 28, 2013

IMATS Vancouver 2013


Yesterday was a big day for me--it was IMATS here in Vancouver!   Hooray!!  I had only been to one IMATS previously (in 2011) and didn't think I was going to attend it this year...but then when I saw that Bdellium Tools was going to be an exhibitor, I pretty quickly changed my mind and purchased a ticket for Saturday!

I didn't end up taking any pictures of the event itself, but I surely took a picture of the "haul" that I purchased!

The first booth I hit up, of course, was Bdellium Tools.  I took out my list (I purchased a few things for a couple friends and a few things for myself!) and got to filling my little tray.  I purchased solely from their new Pink Bambu line and am realllllly pleased with what I picked up.

Here are the eye brushes I snagged.  I already have a 776--but it is quickly becoming one of my favorite blending brushes, so I grabbed a back-up!

And here are the face brushes.  Now, I hardly put on full face makeup and so my face brushes typically go pretty unused.  I picked these ones up, though, because they are quite different from any other of my face brushes.

While I was walking to the Bdellium booth, I noticed an Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics display!  I was so excited because I didn't know OCC products were going to be available!!  So that was the next place I went.  Sadly the only products available were the lip tars (well...that isn't really a "sad" thing because Lip Tars are AMAZING, but I was hoping to play with some of the new OCC concealers!) and the newest Stained Gloss range was not present.  However, I've been on the hunt for a couple of colours and I got them!  WOOO!  I even got the very last Harlot.  *dances around*
Super NSFW on the left, Harlot on the right.
The OCC lip tars were available from the Blanche MacDonald makeup school booth and they *also* had some Cozzette Brushes.  I've been eyeing Cozzette brushes for a long long time and I was (non-surprisingly) very excited to pick some of them up!  Since bringing these bad girls home with me, I've taken them out of their packaging to see how soft they are...and OH MY GOODNESS.  Ridiculously soft.  I have a feeling these brushes will become some of my favorites in no time flat.
From left to right: D200, D230 (this one is SO NEAT.  I can hardly wait to use it!), S150, S165, S175 and S185 (I love tiny fluffy brushes like this and they aren't very typical).
Now the order of events gets a little hazy.  From here I basically walked around the whole floor (I hadn't until this point) to see what was what.

I stopped at the Red Cherry booth and picked up more false lashes and a CUTE tiny little Duo!

I also stopped at the Royal and Langnickel booth to pick up a dupliate of one of my favorite R & L brushes as well as a new BX-65...which I own, but when I got it...I discovered it was a bit misshapen.  I opened up almost all of them at the booth to make sure the one I ended up with was not misshapen (quite a few of them were so I don't know what's up with that!).

And then I *almost* forgot to check out the London Brush Company booth!  By this time I was pretty hungry and not thinking straight!  I picked up two of their vegan brushes and I'm pretty excited about the 2/N "Soft Bent Lip" because I think it's going to do a marvelous job at eyeliner.

As you can the end of this adventure I was experiencing slight brush fatigue!  Put a vegan in a room with amazing vegan brushes and this is what happens though!!!!!!  :)

Once I wash the brushes and start using them, expect some reviews.  Yep yep!

Thanks for stopping by and please let me know if you have any questions!  Have *you* tried any of these products?  What do you think of them??


  1. hi,

    great blog. i am looking forward to your review on the London Brush Company's NouVeau Vegan brushes; i'm looking to purchase and would love a review beforehand.

    Thanks and kind regards from Toronto,
    RK :)

  2. :) Thank you for the comment!

    I will try to get up a review of those brushes soon. I can tell you, however, that the shadow brush is one that I hardly use because I find it very scratchy. I emailed the company to inquire about whether it was supposed to be rather stiff/scratchy and they replied that I should try using conditioner on it. I did so, but that did not improve the softness of the brush at all. So overall...I'm not impressed. The bent lip brush is pretty neato though!