I just bought my ticket to go to IMATS in New York next month!!! I don't live in New York but I'm making it a road trip with a friend and some other friends who are also makeup artists.
I'm so excited, this is my very first EVER makeup show. I get excited about events like this because obviously I love makeup and I'm a makeup artist but I also want to sharpen my skills from the many classes that are being offered at the show. Plus, they usually unveil new products at the show and I love being in the know and it's just great to be in a room with other artists and makeup enthusiasts who share your same passion!
I'm looking forward to the exhibitors. I plan to make a few purchases from: Alcone, Beauty So Clean (kit & brush sanitation products), Inglot, Nyx, OCC (lip tars) and Zuca (makeup artist case). I haven't done any major makeup purchases and I won't be buying any makeup until the show... so I do plan on splurging when I get there!
What is IMATS?
"The International Make-Up Artist Trade Show is the make-up world’s biggest gathering. Thousands of make-up artists, vendors and enthusiasts discuss, display and collect the best the industry has to offer. Make-up pros from fashion and film (including Oscar, BAFTA and Saturn award winners) provide education and demonstrations at IMATS, and new products often debut there. IMATS also features a make-up museum and an Afterglow party, where trade-show guests can socialize."
What to expect?
Honestly, I don't know because this is my first show, but; one of my favorite bloggers, Tina from the Fancy Face wrote an excellent post on everything you to need to know about attending IMATS. Click HERE to read the post :)
Are you planning to go to IMATS? Have you gone to IMATS before? If so, how did you like it? What was/is your spending budget? What are you looking forward to the most?