Hello Beautiful Makeup Geeks!
I had SUCH a great time at IMATS this year meeting so many of you! Thanks to each of you who came by to say hello and give a big hug :) You were such sweethearts, and I really wish I could have spent more one on one time with each of you.
I wanted to share my haul video with you showing what I picked up at the show. There were some great new products that I can’t wait to use in some videos!
Hakuhodo and Bdellium Brushes
These brushes are amazing! The quality of the Hakuhodo ones are incredible, but super expensive. I wouldn’t recommend getting a ton of these, but for a splurge, they are really nice. The bdellium ones are nice too (very soft) and are super affordable! My favorite is the #945 which is a dupe for the MAC 109 that I use in so many videos. The #768 is nice also- is similar to the Makeup Geek Outer V brush but a little bigger and stiffer.
Pricing for the Hakuhodo brushes is between $40-110 and the Bdellium is between $5-30.
Sugar Pill Heart Breaker Palette
This palette is so vibrant and fun! I love these colors together, and the pigmentation is amazing. I definitely plan on doing a look with this palette soon as it’s so pretty. The colors are all matte except the pale aqua, which has a slight shimmer. The compact has a mirror inside for makeup on the go. LOVE the packaging as well.
Where to Buy: Makeup Geek Store
Naked Cosmetics Pigments
These pigments are super finely milled and come in such beautiful colors! I favorite collections were the “Naturally Nude” and the “Shock Effect”. Although these are pigmented and easy to apply, I wish the price wasn’t so steep (is $60 for pack of 6). The packaging is inconvenient also, but I do love the product inside.
Where to Buy: Naked Cosmetics
Beauty So Clean Sanitizer
This sanitizing spray is perfect for makeup artists looking to clean their eyeshadows and blushes without scraping them and wasting product. To use this, you simply mist your makeup and let dry. It isn’t supposed to dry them out or make them too wet to re-use. (I haven’t tried yet, but will do a full review a bit later on it)
Ardell False Lashes
I’ve been using Ardell lashes for years as they are much easier to apply than other brands, are inexpensive, and look more natural because of the invisible base. The new “double lash” ones are really fun looking as they flare out on the ends for added drama. Can’t wait to use these babies in some dramatic looks! ;) The price ranges from $3.50-8.00 depending on the style you buy.
Eye Kandy Glitter Kit
Everyone at IMATS was sporting these super fun and girly glitters! You could tell who stopped by the Eye Kandy booth as their eyes were gleaming with glittery liner :) I love these glitters as they come in so many colors and really are easy to apply! Pictured here is the kit with 3 glitters, brush, and liquid sugar adhesive. I’ll do a video soon using these as they’re lots of fun :)
Ciate Caviar Manicure Kit
This manicure kit looks so unique and fun! It’s pretty much beaded nails that you can do at home. I picked this up at Sephora as I wanted to try something new with my nails. I’ll do a post later showing the final result, but so far it looks really fun!
Don’t forget to look for us at the IMATS 2013 in January! I would love to meet you all and gain your support for Makeup Geek. Without you, I wouldn’t be doing what I love, so thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support throughout the years. I really do appreciate it!
OH, and check out my post I did on my personal blog: Simply Marlena