Admittedly, I kind of knew a trip to NYC for IMATS seemed counterintuitive to what I’m trying to focus on with this blog. IMATS, or the International Make-up Artist Trade Show, is essentially a discounted trade show of mainly conventional brands, from popular special effects/HD brands like Graftobian to more commercially known brands such as Anastasia Beverly Hills. Seeing as I try to focus only on the purest green makeup brands, I certainly felt a bit out of place there. I wasn’t there for the discounted makeup (no way, not putting that toxic stuff on my face). I was, however, there for the culture. It was so much fun to see so many fellow makeup addicts and artists discussing brand-specific colors like they were part of some established canon (apparently Anastasia’s “Crush” is the new black).
Archives for April 2016
Anyone who knows me in the slightest knows that I practically came out of the womb obsessed with makeup and addicted to coffee. My mom even says that she used to give me milk with “a splash of coffee” growing up because it actually calmed me down. 😂 So I can thank my mother for not only passing down short genes but also stunting my growth with coffee. THANKS MOM. Rant aside, I have been putting my makeup brushes in coffee beans for years to stand them upright because 1. It looks pretty and 2. It makes your entire room smell like coffee heaven. (Bonus: use vanilla flavored beans for an even better aroma!)