I was lucky enough to go to IMATS (International Makeup Artist Trade Show) Friday and Sunday.  On Sunday my friend (and owner of C&E Makeup Artistry Team) Rene and her daughter.  We had such a great time.

I didn’t plan on shopping again, but I ended up buying more (eeek) lol. There will be a blog post on what I bought in the next couple of days :) I already have a review up on the Mica products the I purchased.

There was a battle of the brushes contest, where artists spent most of the day putting together their looks for the contest. They came from all over the world to compete. Here is one of the creations being put together before the contest.

A lot of the schools and makeup companies had models walking around representing their work. Since it was so crowded on Sunday it was hard to take pictures of each. I feel like the schools this year really stepped it up in their designs. They looked just as good as the makeup companies’ models.

Rene got to stop by two of C&E Sponsor’s booths. First was Eye Candy, they had two booths this year. They were doing so many creative looks with the glitter.

Then we stopped by Bodyography, which is a San Diego based company. I love their illuminating cream.

We were both excited to try another San Diego based company, Belloccio. We both ended up getting their airbrush machines, which were a steal at $129. The package came with a foundation set, and also included blush and eyeshadow colors.

So yes, if you read my previous IMATS blog, you know I purchased two different airbrush machines. I want to try them both out and compare them. I will be doing a blog comparing the two once I am able to use both machines enough.

I was able to sit and watch Jordu Schell teach while he was sculpting. He made it seem so easy and simple. Some of his work includes; “Avatar”, “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”, “300”, “Hellboy”, “Aliens vs. Predator – Requiem”, “Men in Black”, “The Mist”, “Batman Returns”, “Edward Scissorhands”, “Alien: Resurrection”, “The X-Files Movie”, “Predator II”, “Galaxy Quest”, “Evolution”, “Babylon 5-The Series” (on which he designed an emmy award-winning creature make-up and the first fully digital creature for a television series). [Credits sited from ""]

While watching Jordu work, he freaked out when he saw an airbrushed anime character. I think she was supposed to be Miku Hatsune, but i might be wrong? The mask that the character was wearing was hand made by the artist (?I wish I knew his name?). I kept seeing her throughout IMATS lol.

Here are some pictures I took in the museum:

Last but certainly not least, I got to take a picture with YouTube guru, The Queen of Blending :)

Did you go to IMATS this year? Let me know how your experience was :)

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