|Oh, and how cute is the hot pink compressor?!|
DO wear a fun outfit, complete with colorful makeup and crazy nails.
DO network with other bloggers, Youtubers, and makeup lovers alike.
DO bring a friend for moral support — I brought my PR guru, Jenn with me. She does publicity for beauty brands and fashion. You can reach her HERE.
DON’T bring your husband or boyfriend. They will be miserable, and it’s crowded enough without having to fight your way through bummed-out dudes. It’s $40 a ticket anyway, what a waste!
DON’T bring your baby, or his/her stroller. Please see above. And may I add that every baby I saw there, no matter how cute, was distressed from being in the crowds and crying. Give your kid a break and leave him/her with a grandparent at home.
DON’T bring a jacket, or wear thick, heavy clothes. That place was a sauna! So many people packed into one place.
|Pasadena Convention Center|
|My publicist (haha) and beauty PR guru Jen|
|Done with Dinair’s Leopard stencils|
|Get your own airbrush machine here!|
|Gleam by Melanie Mills — a body shimmer product|
|Doing a promo for Style Haul on Youtube!|
|I adore this new line, Lime Crime|
|With the creator of Lime Crime, Doe Deere|
|I just loved her style|
|Margarita break at Islands– it was so hot!|
I am sad that IMATS- L.A. is over… i wish there was a makeup trade show every weekend! But then I would be broke… and starving lol. See you all next time!
I made earrings! They are made with recycled leather strips and metal chains. I’m thinking about adding feathers to them next time I hit up the crafts store, thoughts? If you want one, just leave me a comment below or tweet me @Ladyc_84. I can make any color combo you want. I’ll only charge the cost of production and supplies: $10/each. You wear one at a time. Enjoy!
|Here’s my version|
|Lady Gaga Lipstick and Lip Glass with Spice Liner|
|Upper Lid: Mylar (brow bone), Crystal Avalanche (inner), Gleam (lid), Soft Brown & Malt Shadows (crease)
Lower Lid: Fascinating Eye Kohl, Antiqued and Earthline liner
Lashes: #6 Lashes cut in half and used as demis.
MAC recently came out with a line of Big Bounce gel eyeshadows. I was extremely skeptical of this item, until my fellow artist, Bay Area-based photographer and friend Ashleigh (you can follow her @stayreddy on Twitter) pointed out their Trophy shade.
These gel eyeshadows are extremely sheer, which is why I initially didn’t like them. Ashleigh swept the Trophy’s champagne-pink shade on my hand and said to use it on my cheek bones and T Zone for a highlight, and my eyes lit up. It’s now an everyday staple for me. I adore dabbing it on brides’ collarbones and cheek bones for a subtle and long-wearing highlight that truly looks lovely in photos.
|The funnest bridesmaids around!|
|Here’s to forever lasting love|