IMATS LA 2011 Haul

12:20 PM

Hello everyone! I hope you didn't miss me too badly but I am now back from California and it was a total whirlwind! I literally jam-packed nearly every single day and I can give myself a pat on the back for braving LA traffic and 8-lane highways with aplomb in my little rental Corolla, if I do say so myself. I guess those hour-long commutes to and from work have finally paid off. ^_~

Although I am still recovering from the jet lag, I did manage to film a little video on my IMATS haul yesterday. Ignore (or appreciate?) the raspy voice. I did a lot of talking, talking, talking this past week. LOL!

If you are curious about what I purchased at the huge makeup convention, please watch below!

Products Mentioned:

Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet Foundation in #40
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in #140
Sugarpill Eyeshadows in Buttercupcake and Midori
Sugarpill Loose shadows in Goldilux and Lumi
Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner set (Japonesque Parian Spirit here)
Unii Palette
Make Up For Ever single eyeshadow in #92 (bright matte purple)
Fairydrops Scandal Queen Mascara

If you've tried any of the items I got, let me know what you think of them in the comments. I've heard lots of people say they think MUFE HD 140 will be too dark for me... Eek!

As I said in the video, I'm so sorry if I was super shy if I met you at IMATS! I was so overwhelmed with everyone and everything there! It was for sure an amazing experience and I'm totally planning on going next year and I feel so fortunate to have met so many subbies in person. ^_^

If we did meet please send me the photo to my business e-mail! I'd love to compile them to put in a blog post!

Okay, time to get back to the grind. Going to work on editing my Cali vlog next and watching the vids makes me so nostalgic. I can't wait to go back. :D

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  1. I'm really glad you had a wonderful time. I'm sure that it was totally awesome! Welcome back! <3


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  3. I love that you're trying out Sugarpill! I heart Amy and the line, they are all really dedicated. let me know if you'd like to try out the other loose shadows too! I wouldn't mind send you little sample baggies as I have /most/ of them (minus Starling, Tiara & Asylum)

    also, I'm planning to go next year if the bf will come with (haha) so I hope I'll get to meet you too! :)

  4. Glad you loved Cali! I was just going to go to Ulta to get the Japonesque brush cleaner. I was wondering what your brush cleaning ritual was. :)

  5. i'm glad you had fun in la! i hope you tried a lot of places to eat! thats wat i love most about la haha too many choices to go eat ^^~ glad u made it through the traffic since that is definitely the worst part of la -_- that and parking T_T

    but yeap i would 100% say that 140 is too dark for you. i'm almost the exact same coloring as you and i use 125. mufe hd has a lot of color leeway but i dont think that much O_O loved seeing ur haul and hope you post up more pictures of the trip in general ^^ did you go to disneyland?? ^^

  6. Glad you had fun!! I've tried the MUFE mat velvet foundation and wasn't a huge fan. It made me break out! And ironically, my face felt more oiler than with just BB creams! o_o Looking forward to your reviews!!

  7. Glad you had fun! You got a lot of great goodies, I'm literally envious of just about everything you got!

    Maybe next year I can fly up from Hawaii and attend an IMATS.

  8. I'm so glad you had such a great time! And you got some really great things! I love how pigmented those sugarpill shadows are! =) I love your hair in this vid too!

  9. I was so super ridiculously bummed that so many gals from blogger would be there, and even though I had time off, I couldn't make it to so cal :(


  10. glad you had a great time! i really want a bright yellow eyeshadow now :/ haha.. looking forward to seeing your compilation of cali, the boston one was really fun to read/watch :)

  11. Lucky you! You got some really great products - I hope they are worth all that time you waited in lines hehe :P

  12. oo seems like you really enjoyed yourself at imats! watching videos like yours makes me really want to go to imats! im jelly!

  13. great haul, those sugarpill loose eyeshadows are gorgeous!
    and i think 140 may be too dark for you too >< hopefully it will be ok!
    you seem so excited still, imats must've been really fun ^^

  14. Nice purchases! Could you tell me which nail polish you are wearing? It's fab <3 Love it!

  15. I saw pics on Wendy's blog. Looks like you guys had such a great time!!! That MUFE purple shadow is sooo pretty! can't wait to see u use it in a tutorial!

  16. ^^ I want to know, too. As I was watching your video, it was the only thing I could focus on, because I thought that you were wearing the same combo I've been rocking for the last month or it Essie's "Chinchilly" with Lippman's "Some Enchanted Evening"????? Because I'm totally in love with the grey & rose gold pairing, and I think we may be long lost besties.

  17. hi jen!
    i saw those super cute dragonfly earrings on you on wendy's lookbook from the beach in santa monica. I must ask where they are from. Please do share :) gorgeous pictures btw...looks like everyone had an absolute blast.

  18. lovely haul! I agree that 140 might be too dark! You seem to have fair like skin. I have darker skin then you and I'm using 120. ^^"

  19. Hey Jen, glad u had fun. Do u know if unii palettes will be on sale for 4th July? They're a bit pricey but I wanna get all the colours!! Lol!!

    xoxo Lily

  20. Hi Jen, your blog is so great, I'm not Asian but still I enjoy watching your videos just because it's nice to look at a sunny person like you :) Anyway, I wanted to ask you about something you've been referring to several times, it was some color number or color code that you said your skin was. It had a letter and a number in it. What is it? How can I use it to choose best color combinations for my look? It's the most difficult thing for me - finding the right colors. Thank you! Natalia

  21. I love your hairstyle in the video!! Please do a tutorial sometime of how you made the bun?

  22. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip! ^^

    The sugarpill eyeshadows are super pigmented!! I'm so amazed by the color you picked up! Really looking forward to see the looks you're gonna do with those.

  23. Hey Jen! I'm glad you enjoyed California, my home state! I must say, it's even nicer hitting the beaches here during the summer, but going to IMATS for the first time is pretty neat too. By the way, I don't know if you know this already, but you're on the front of the site on talking about the naked palette!

  24. I watches the video yesterday. Love you Jen. You're so pretty. :)

  25. I watches the video yesterday. Love you Jen. You're so pretty. :)

  26. I watches the video yesterday. Love you Jen. You're so pretty. :)

  27. Christine: I've had a lot of requests on how I clean my brushes so I'll have to make a video on it soon! I actually switch it up. Sometimes I do shampoo, sometimes dish soap + olive oil, sometimes brush cleaner. :)

    sweetkiss: Thanks for the foundation shade advice! I'll have to go exchange the color for a lighter one for sure. I didn't get to go to disneyland this time but I want to go next year!

    Y.Y. and Plastic Cup of Stars: I am wearing Essie Chinchilly with Sephora for OPI's Traffic Stopper Copper. ^_^

    Refresh: They are sterling silver earrings from Steve & Barrys (a cheapo store which has since closed down). I wish you could still find them! I almost had a heart attack when I lost them once. :(

    Lily: I'm not sure when Unii will have their sales... I know they did something for black friday last year? But I'm not sure about 4th of July.

    silver-spoon-84: It was probably MAC's foundation colors. I'm an NC30. :)

    koalapuff: That will have to be my next hair tutorial!

  28. hi jen! you might still be able to use 140. it might be slightly dark for you but you could probably get away with it.. if you look at temptalia's foundation matrix, she has nc30's being able to wear 120, 123, 125, 127, 128, 140 in mufe's hd foundation. the best thing for you to do would be to go to sephora and try out any of those colors to see which suits you best. hope this helps! enjoy your haul!

  29. hey, jen

    glad you had fun in cali!
    i was browsing the unii website, and you're featured in there, too! awesome =D

    btw, thanks for the haul video, i think ill be grabbing the japonesque brush cleaner ~

  30. Hi Jen!

    What products are you wearing in this video?