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13/06/2016

London IMATS 2016 - The Goodies.

Aside from the wonderful makeup looks at the show, I think what most people love to see is what everyone else picked up.


If you know anything about me it's that I can't resist anything that's either duochrome or glitter. Kryolan is not a brand I usually buy from as I don't tend to shop for makeup if I'm in London and as I said in my previous post, seeing makeup in person is so much nicer than buying online.

First thing I got from them was an Illusion Highlighter in the shade Satin. It's a clear lightweight cream with lots of lovely iridescent blue. And of course right next to it was the glitters. Kryolan glitters come in three different particle sizes, all which are completely safe to use in the eye area. I opted for Pearl Lilac, a barely there white glitter that dazzles purple when the light hits it.

Later in the day I went back and swatched some of the HD Skinliners. Number 50 was the exact same shade as the top I was wearing and just so happens to be my favourite shade of turquoise blue. Once these liners are on they aren't going anywhere.

One of only things I wanted from Make Up For Ever were the newly launched Aqua XL Pencils. Some of the shades are a bit hit and miss but the staying power of all the products I've tried from their Aqua range is phenomenal. I opted for the shades D-12 Diamond Black, M-19 Matte Pastel Purple and M-16 Matte White.


From M.A.C I picked up a Pro Blush Pan in the shade Full Of Joy. I'd been meaning to get this for ages and what better time to do so. I've also been using a tiny nub of what's left of my Snob lippie, which broke just recently so I decided to treat myself to a fresh new one. Don't you just love brand new, untouched lipsticks?

I think with the other lip products I picked up we can sense a bit of a greige theme? From LA Splash I picked up the OG Ghoulish Lip Couture. The perfect cooler toned nude.

From OCC I picked up two of their RTW formulas. The first being Indrid from their Spring collection, which is described as an opalescent grey with a pink metallic duochrome. Absolutely stunning in person. Along with Sebastian which I've been dying to get my hands on for ages but it's always out of stock. OCC describe Sebastian as a plum toned taupe.


From Love Makeup I picked up a Beauty Blender. I have numerous dupes but wondered if the original really did live up to the amount of hype it got. Originally I just wanted the Micro Mini's after seeing them in my local Boots. They really are teeny tiny in person and perfect for concealing spots and under the eye area, as sometimes I prefer to use a sponge but the all over face versions are too big.


 Brushes! I love Royal brushes, they're such good quality for an even better price. I wanted to get the MODA brushes last year but they hadn't been released yet, seeing as they stocked them this year I knew I just had to try some. I picked up the Total Face set in pink which was an absolute bargain!

Along with the #BMD-100 Powder Brush because you can never have too many powder brushes! The #BMD-185 Complexion and the #BMD-656 Pointed Lip.

I also have a C152 Medium Chisel Fluff Brush from Crown which I think will work really well at popping a little shadow on the centre of the lids if you're doing a halo eye.


Last but by no means least I got this bargain of a mirror from Zoeva. It's weighty but light enough to travel with, especially as it folds away. It gives you a great overview of what you're doing but it's definitely worth keeping a smaller mirror for those up close details.

I am so thrilled with everything I purchased and cannot wait to get stuck in. I've been so unwell since IMATS I've barely touched anything so I'm really looking forward to giving these new bits a go.
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