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Tuesday 20 September 2016

IMATS TORONTO 2016 New date and location! : new venders, Interesting panel/demos, my wish list, travel advisory & eateries.

IMATS TORONTO 2016 New date and location!
IMATS Toronto 2016 is arriving in October this year from the 1st to the 2nd less than 2 weeks away! There are still have tickets for both days of Saturday and Sunday Shows for $45 and Weekend Ticket Bundle $85 (save $5).

Chances are I'll be arriving at 9:30am on the Saturday just from the way construction is progressing as I'm coming down (while going north ;) ) by Greyhound again. I'm also again regretting that I don't Have a ticket for Sunday just to see the presentation and demos again.

You're getting a bonus post today because I didn't want to wait!

WIG I'll be wearing.
Aurora Borealis from Arda Wigs
I'll be going matching eyeshadow and purple lips this year. ;)
My purchases this year is more mainstream brands and liquid lipsticks.

Who dropped out:
Frends Beauty is a no-show this year which is sad for a number of reasons as they carried their own brand Stilazzi other brands like Viseart Paris, VUESET, Sigma Beauty, Vera Mona and more.

Nigel Beauty Emporium is also gone, so no Lashes, Empty container, industry makeup!

Dose of Colours
They were on the list up till the beginning of September but dropped out. I was excited to try out their line of product in person.

Real Techniques/Styli-Style (Farleyco)
 Not here this year.

Returning Vender that have bigger spots.
NYX Cosmetics is coming back this year with a larger table so I'm crossing my fingers that they are bringing more items. That said on Queen Street where the original MAC Pro Store resided is where NYX Toronto flash ship store is. I'm going to see if I have enough time to run by it. ;)

Inglot makeup is coming this year with the full range of products and double the booth space. ;)

Their both size is the same as last year but they did bring most of their product line last year. ;)

Violet Voss Cosmetics
Booth is the same size as last year so I'm hoping they will bring their eyeshadow and liquid lipsticks as well as their lashes and Glitter from last year.

MUSSTis back with a two table booth, (psst, they had prosthetic transfers for Halloween last year. ;) )

Morphe Brushes
They have 3 x 3 table which will be massive! Again I like to go but there is usually an all day light up and.... yeah. I honestly want to check out their palettes and new Elite II brush collection.

New Venders 
AJ CRIMSON Beauty is coming this year with his huge range of skin products for all skin tones.

Alcone Company is BACK! I missed you!

Bare Minerals, BUXOM, and Clinique are coming with their mainstream brands. Buxom's Eyeshadows are amazing so do check them out!

Crimes of Beauty if you interested in makeup artist swag. ;)

Kat Von D Beauty Scream with me people! It doesn't seem like Kat will be coming (sad face), but
Erik Soto will me there. We should see by the end of this week a post on Instagram about IMATS Toronto about discounts they might be offering. 

Lady Moss Beauty Another cream with me people! they asked on Instagram what we would like to see being brought to the show. Lashes and Organisers seem to be winning! ;)

LASplash Cosmetics They are back from a 4-year absence! I own a number of the liquid lipstick already (more reviews in the queue) but I want to get their glitter glue maybe a glitter, 1 pack of their lashes and... a few liquid lipstick shades. The second one on the market to do Liquid Lipsticks as well.

Lime Crime is coming! I know all about the scandals that came up (yes they handled the hack poorly but no it was not their fault they were hacked). I have not pursued from them since 2013 so I like to try out their lip products!

Melanie Mills Hollywood specialises in everything that can glow in the skin. ;)

Neveen Dominic Cosmetics Black owned makeup line for medium - deep complexions.

Niki Garret Cosmetics Contouring products for medium and deep skin tones.

Sleek Brows Canada Well they do brows. ;)

ZProdux You can talk to the owners of the Z palette I'm hoping!

Classes and Speakers of interest (SAT): 
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. IMATS Stage
Join Cirque du Soleil Luzia’s make-up designer, Maryse Gosselin.
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Open Forum Stage
Make-up guru Jordan Liberty shares his passion for skin and will demonstrate his latest backstage tips and tricks to achieve flawlessness without a mask-like finish.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Open Forum Stage
Now more than ever it is important to understand how to properly match and perfect deeper skin tones.

The creative artistry behind brows, lashes and lips are important parts of editorial make-up, M.A.C. Senior Artist Fatima Thomas.

The 2016 character/prosthetic theme is Four Decades of Star Wars.

My Wish List
I won't be getting everything on my list (I don't need all those brushes and lipsticks) but this is my starting point.

Kat Von D (if the discount is good)
Lock-It Setting Powder
Lock-It Concealer Crème in White, Light 3, maybe Deep 39.
Lock-It Foundation in 43 LIGHT (hoping this one is not orange of pink).
Lock-It Edge Concealer Brush
Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick in Bow N Arrow, Double Dare, Bachelorette, Bauhau5, & Berlin

Make Up For Ever
Artist Rouge Lipstick in
Crazy shades:
C602 - Turquoise Blue, C601 - Peacock Green, C503 - Mauve Violet, C502 - Taupe Violet.

Normal shades:
M101 - Caramel Beige, M202, C106 - Pink Beige, C108 - Hazel Beige, C210 - Petal Pink, C211(own don't buy), C302 - Beige Coral.

Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner in
M-26 - matte pastel blue, M-30 - matte pastel green, M-40 - matte pastel yellow, & M-92 - matte pastel purple.

Blur Makeup Room
OCC Liptar in Rime and BlackBoard.

Jordane Cosmetics (or BlurMUSST, Alcone, Mehron )
Kreeper FX Fangs
Ben Nye Monster wheel
Loose Shimmer Powder (blue aura)

Morphe Makeup Brushes (try again this year)
Matte colour and Orange palettes.
Elite II brushes

Bdellium Tools
New oval/triangle brushes and chip brush.

Lime Crime
Liquid Lipsticks

Lady Moss BeautyLashes!

The Lip Bar
Silent Killer and Man Eater

LASplash Cosmetics
Liquid Lipsticks
Glitter glue

Violet Voss Cosmetics: Glitter, liquid lipstick and lashes.

Lit Cosmetics
metals powders. Abba Glitter

To check out list:
(tools, FX items, Stage makeup)
Blur Makeup (a sampling of other industry products, Graftobian, Cinema Secrets, OCC, Yaby)
MUSST (a sampling of other industry products)
CiCi Fashion Brush (strange false lash styles O_O )

LOCATION and Travel
If your not a native to the GTA (Greater Toronto area) I thought I'd post this for you about what to expect getting the the MTCC (Metro Toronto Convention Centre) North Building.

This year we will be on the top floor with windows! The level 300 B Hall which is a little more than half of the floor space that level 300 offers... Room to grow! The floor space is just a tiny bit larger than previous years at the MTCC C Hall.

The North and South buildings are attached by a walk bridge. The North building is street level on Front Street west of the CN Tower and goes vertically in levels and well as 2 sub floors. While the South building is behind it and is underground for the most part except the lobby level (500 Level).

If you going in by public transit chances are you will be making it to Union Station. Union Station, however, is going through some serious renovation both street level and inside (STILL). Front Street seems to open now. For pedestrians/public transit goers, inside Union on the street level is attached to the Skywalk which will take you to both the MTCC North and South builds and beyond (Skydome). This is probably your best way to get there to avoid confusion and it tends to be quite.

You can also walk Front St. east of Union and get to the North building.
MTCC north building highlighted in red.
Here is a posting about road construction areas for drivers to be aware of per week if you coming into the downtown core. 

They did not have a coat cheek the last year at the MTCC. :(

Now places to eat, there are plenty of options around the MTCC as this is considered to be the Entertainment district. Front street has many options on the main level but there are places underground like across the MTCC is the Canadian Broadcasting Building subfloor has a full food court. Union Stations also as a full food court on the level below street level for a cheaper fare.


  1. I literally came to your blog to ask if you'll be there!! I'm going Saturday too!!I'll be getting my beauty cirtificate next May. So I'm going there for makeup and for insperation for my classes :P.

    I know it's BANANAS there. But I'll be keeping an eye out for your beautiful wig!!!!

    (I'm Shannon.N from temptalia!!)

    1. Honestly the wig helps, Queen of Blending was picking me out of the crowed in years past with the my wigs on. lol

      I'm in a weird position this year because I just got out of school for Web Programming (51 week course, full time days). And slightly broke so I'm asking my family for my B-day money for this. ;)