The dust is clearing and I’m surveying the damage that IMATS has done to my purse. It could be worse, it could have been better. I set myself a budget and exceeded it (of course). But, I don’t feel gut-wrenching guilt and my child will still be able to eat (gruel) next month.
The haul. The picture above is oddly missing a lip tar but I don’t care enough to retake it.
I bought a freestyle Yaby palette from MUABoutique stand (served by the awesome DvoraDvine no less! *swoon*) with the intention of filling it with random Yaby purchases throughout the year. I had to pick up a couple of eyeshadows to start my collection off too right?
I made a beeline for Guru Makeup Emporium as soon as I arrived… (having sussed out which MUFE stockist had the best discount first of course). I wanted to try the new Rouge Artist Intense lipsticks and picked out three that caught my eye. I also grabbed the one of the new Uplight highlighters in #11 and another MUFE Aqua Cream for my collection. Love them.
O to the doube C – I bought 4 of these last year and although I um.. haven’t really worn them much, I wanted some of the new shades as soon as I swatched them. Now that I’m getting more comfortable with brighter colours and wielding a lip brush, I’m hoping I’ll reach for them more frequently. If I don’t, I deserve shooting for being stupid and flahoolick.
INGLOT were offering a cool 30% discount, so although I wasn’t intending to indulge… I really got sidetracked by a few items. Can you tell I kinda have a thing for lipstick yet?
This one was actually a mistake. An embarrassing one at that.
You know the infamous Face Atelier foundation that is supposed to be like “uhmazing”? Well…. someone clearly wasn’t paying enough attention or was high on nail polish fumes or something. The stand I bought this foundation from was called Make Up Atelier Paris. Slight difference there right? My brain saw “Atelier” and swooped before engaging.
Now, idiocy aside… I actually preferred the texture of this foundation to FACE Atelier’s after swatching at the FACE Atelier stand to compare. This one feels lighter in texture but with that same silicone slip… I’m hoping this will be a good choice as the weather gets warmer.
So there’s my sins… I’m very pleased with them and if there’s anything you’d like me to review/swatch first, tell me and I’ll push it to the front of the IMATS haul queue.
Did you go? What did you buy?