Saturday, 8 October 2016

IMATS Toronto 2016 Haul!

Hi, everyone! It's so hard to believe that IMATS Toronto was one full week ago- it was a whirlwind weekend chock-full of makeup, parties, friends, and drinking (whoops) from which this old granny is still recovering. This year's Toronto show was a bit smaller than the past two I've attended, but it still featured a fabulous range of brands and some pretty fantastic deals. Of course this makeup fiend did not leave empty-handed, so I'm here to share with you the spoils of my IMATS haul! 

Here's a shot of the new goodies all laid out:

Kat von D Shade +  Light Eye Contour Palette
My shadow collection is seriously lacking in mattes, so this palette looked like a wonderful option for changing this dilemma (especially with a 30% discount!). This palette contains 12 shadows all designed to work in unison to contour and sculpt the eyes- 3 Base Shades (the largest ones on top) for use all over the lid, 3 Contour Shades for use in the crease, 3 Define Shades for use as liner or to smoke/define things further, and 3 Highlight Shades, the lightest options for brightening brow bones and inner corners. It's fully comprehensive and beautiful to look at! 

Kat von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks in Berlin, Santa Sangre, and Mother
After picking up the shade Exorcism from this range, it all its vampy glory, last Fall, I've been dying to add to my collection. As liquid lipsticks go, the Everlastings are relatively comfortable and also long-wearing, which can be a hard combo to find! This time around I snagged Berlin- a coral-tinged rose (I've been lusting after that one forever!), Santa Sangre (a bold blood red, apparently Kat's fave), and Mother, a cooler-toned dusty rose unlike anything else in my stash. 

Kat von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Thunderstruck
I have heard nothing but good things about these bold, metallic shadows and I've been told that Thunderstruck is the most versatile of the bunch as it can also be used as a highlighter! It's a gorgeous icy off-white with pink and golden undertones. I can't wait to get it on my face!!

Kat von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lolita and Tattoo Liner in Trooper (minis)
As I mentioned in my IMATS roundup, the Kat von D booth was by far my fave! One of the reasons is that they were giving out minis in line as well as with purchase! I'm way excited to test out both of these cult products. 

MAC Pro Palette Large
I own one of these palettes already, but it's near-full at the moment. I wanted to snag a separate one to store my blush pans, so that my shadows can have their own home!

MAC Pro Blushes in Apple Red (Satin) and Fever (Matte)
It was MAC blushes that were the first I turned to years ago when I was newly getting into blush and I often forget nowadays how amazing their shade selection is! This time around, two ultra bold Pro shades caught my eye- Apple Red, a vivid cool-toned deep pinky red, and Fever, a matte burgundy. I've worn them both already and am so happy that they're totally flattering on my fair skin! 

MAC Liptensity Lipsticks in Galaxy Grey, Driftwood, and Mulling Spices
From the first time I saw the promotional shots for this new lipstick collection, I knew I'd have to have some! The Liptensity range features a gel-based, high pigment formula and a shade selection that's diverse but meant to be universally flattering. There are several Liptensity hues that fit my typical taste- bold pinks and corals, but instead of buying dupes for shades already in my stash, I chose colours that are something unique: Galaxy Grey- a cool-toned periwinkle, Driftwood- a cool-toned lilac nude, and Mulling Spices (not so unique, but stunning)- a deep, near vampy vivid red. 

Violet Voss x Laura Lee Professional Eye Shadow Palette
If you saw my IMATS NYC Haul, you'll know that I snagged the much-raved about Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette at the show. It's been my most-used shadow palette by far since then, so I was eager to add another Violet Voss offering to my makeup family! The palette I chose is a collaboration with YouTuber Laura Lee and is a gorgeous mix of mattes, shimmers, and metallics. Much like the Holy Grail, it's predominantly warm, but offers some really unique yellow, teal, and pink-toned shades that I could just not pass up! I'll be posting a fuller review in the future, but as a sneak peek: this palette is full-out fabulous. 

Sooooo I did spend more at this year's IMATS Toronto than planned, but I am incredibly pleased with everything I picked up! Not only was everything on discount, I really don't think there's a dud among the bunch! Look out for reviews of these goodies coming up soon!

Are you a fan of any of these products? Any that you'd definitely like to see reviews of?

Have an amazing weekend! xo

**IMATS provided me with a complimentary press pass, which allowed me to enter the trade show for free. All items I purchased at the show were fully paid for by me. 


  1. Love your haul! You picked up quite a bit - glad you got your hands on the KvD palette - the line up was discouraging to say the least!

    Stephanie |

    1. I'm so happy to have the Kat von D palette as well! The line looked intimidating, but it only took about 15 mins and they gave us freebies while waiting, so not so bad! :)

  2. The Kat Von D eyeshadow palette looks gorgeous and I am such a fan of her liquid lipsticks -amazing haul! :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    1. Thanks, Jasmine! I was so happy to add more Kat von D to my stash! :)

  3. I am seriously drooling over this haul! I have the KVD eye palette & love it! That Violet Voss palette is STUNNING! I really want to get some KVD Metal crush eyeshadows! xx

    Beautylymin| Kat Von D Contour Palette & brush Giveaway

    1. Ah, glad you love that KVD palette too- it really is fab! And I'm so in love with the Violet Voss palette- it's totally gorgeous and versatile :)

  4. This is an amazing haul, Jennifer! And holy cow, you got the KVD palette for 30% off?! I;m jealous because I wanted that since forever.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. Yes- I was so happy with the KVD discount! I've tested the palette a few times now and am way impressed :)

  5. I literally heard about this event the day after it! Looks like you did well ;)

    1. Ah, boo! Definitely go next year if you're interested- always such a fun time!

  6. You got some really good beauty treats! I've been wanting to try the new MAC Intensity lipsticks! They look so good. That Kat Von D Shadow + Light Eye Palette is dreamy. I gave it as a gift to a friend and she loved it.

  7. Such an amazing haul! I have always wanted to attend IMATS. I really like the MAC lipstick shades you picked. I really need to get my hands on some.

  8. I need to try Violet Voss!!! And I need to get to Toronto for IMATS one day!

  9. What a lovely haul! Those KVD liquid lipstick colors are stunning!!

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

  10. Awesome picks! I'd never heard of violet voss before. But the packaging really caught my eye and the shade selection is gorgeous too!

    Raincouver Beauty


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