|Check out my press pass!|
|Beautiful display of brushes at Hakuhodo|
|Hakuhodo: J5529 ($16); BJ142 ($18); J5529 ($35); BJ214 ($44)|
I then decided to brave the crowds at Inglot, as I really wanted an Inglot palette and could not resist after seeing the beautiful display of blushes and eyeshadows....
|Inglot nail polish, eyeshadow 402, eyeshadow 311, eyeshadow 431, eyeshadow rainbow in 118, eyeshadow in 123|
I then went to the Ben Nye/Scotty's Makeup & Beauty store to get the Ben Nye Banana Powder for $12. The queue wasn't as crazy as Inglot, but there was no order whatsoever, and I was standing there for quite a while trying to get the attention of one of the sales assistants. I also scored a sample of Ben Nye's F/X Creme Color in Dark Crimson!
I wondered off to find some Make Up For Ever, as my sister wanted the HD Concealer after hearing me rave about it. The queue there was similar to Ben Nye's, but I don't think I was waiting as long. I picked up the concealer for my sister, and the Super Matte Loose Powder for $27 (retails for USD$28 on Sephora)!
I then stumbled across a stall called "The Make-Up Foundation", and was really impressed with how they have managed the crowd. Everyone had to line up to pay (or order what they wanted).
I HAD to take a picture of the crazy Lime Crime booth...
It was this crazy at the MAC Pro booth when I arrived at IMATS! But when I was about to leave IMATS, they have managed to turn the crazy mass of people into an extremely long, orderly line. So kudos to MAC!
However, I couldn't leave without picking up MORE brushes...
The service at Bdellium Tools was pretty good. I didn't have to wait long at all. However, I feel a bit ripped off, as some of the brushes I purchased are (slightly) cheaper on iherb.com (Use code CEW675 to get $10.00 off your first iHerb purchase).
By this time, my arm was aching from carrying a bag full of amazing purchases, so I thought it was time to go before my arm falls off. I walked past the Mac Pro booth (again), and saw this amazing body/makeup art that was still in progress...
And just at the entrance (on the outside) of IMATS...
I want a batman costume now... :-/