Wednesday, June 9, 2010

IMATS, Some Tips If Your Going

IMATS or the International Makeup Artist Trade Show is coming, June 26 and 27! We are about 2 1/2 weeks away! IMATS is held once a year at the Pasadena Convention Center.

If you are a makeup artist, makeup lover, blogger, or a makeup newbie and want to have a great time then this is where you need to be!

I thought I would give some tips if you are going for the first time.

1. Wear comfortable shoes. There is a lot of standing and walking back and forth so comfortable shoes are a must.

2. Bring a camera. There are going to be so many amazing things you are going to want to photograph or record so a camera is a must!

3. Bring some makeup removing wipes to keep in your bag. There will be lots of swatching going on so these will be great to wipe off makeup from your hands/arms. Then you can go on to a different stand and do some more swatching! :)

4. Bring some cash. Most of the places took credit/debit cards but there was a few that didn't so it would be good to have a little cash on you.

5. Most importantly buy your tickets ahead of time and pick them up at the show or have them shipped to you! There will be a huge line you will have to wait in to purchase your tickets if you pay at the door so I HIGHLY suggest you buy your tickets now! If you have your tickets shipped to you there will be a $10 charge. I paid my tickets ahead of time and picked them up there last year and I'm so glad I didn't have to wait in line, I got to go right in!

Also I wanted to mention you are given a large bag to carry all your purchased items in.

Tickets for IMATS can be purchased here

More information on IMATS such as show schedules, speakers, classes, and exhibitors can be found here

Can you tell I'm excited? Lol! Anyone else going? I'll be there both days! I hope to see you there! :)

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

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Kajal Couture said...

Hey girl! I will be there, but I am still trying to decide what day, since I have a lot going on that weekend...perhaps we can meet up!!


LipGlossGossip said...

Yes I would love to meet up! :)

Hardcore Makeup Junkie said...

Hey doll! Thanks for posting these tips!!! This is my first time visiting the IMATS, so this will greatly help me :) Maybe I'll see you there...


ipehishere said...

woa i wish i live in pasadena.. hv fun there :D

thestartsteam said...

Thank you for the tips! It's my first time going so I'm super excited. I will be there Saturday, so I hope I see you! : )

CosmoFreakaLeak said...

omg ur going both days!! wow why? lol um i got on the guest blogger list through the PR at IMATS but I have no idea what that means lol

LipGlossGossip said...

@Hardcore Makeup Junkie, Your going to have a great time! Yes I hope I see you there! :)

@ipehishere, Thanks! Wish you could make it!

@thestartsteam, I hope to see you too!

@CosmoFreakaLeak, Yes I will be attending both days because I will going to the classes and there are different classes on each day. :)

Caby said...

Ahhhh! I wish they had Imats in Asia or I wish I was there in LA!!

DesignerSpray said...

I'm hoping to go the one in the UK this year. Hope you have a great time, girl! You will love it. xx

LipGlossGossip said...

Thanks girls! :)

Julia Murphy said...

I know Imats has already passed but I may go to The NY Imats in 2013 so do you think 13 years old is to young to go?

Julia Murphy said...

I know this years Imats has already passed but I may go to next years NY Imats so do you think 13 years old is to young to go?