Hi! My name is Mai and I normally write over at my blog, Portrait of Mai. I'm really honored to be doing a guest post here, especially one on IMATS LA. This was my first time going so I was extremely enthused about getting the most out of the experience. There were over 125 brands at the show and even though I went both days, I still missed out on so many booths. Still though, I tried to visit as many brands as I could.
I'll admit I didn't look much at the Inglot booth because I have an Inglot store and counter nearby and I didn't want to brave the crowd because it's an extremely popular place. Here's what the booth looked like right when IMATS opened.
And here's what it was like an hour later at 9:30. As you can see from the first picture, the booth is extremely long so while the crowd looks huge, it's only a few people deep. If you ever go to the Inglot booth at IMATS, I would still suggest you make a list of what products you want before you get to the front of the line because you may not be able to swatch what you want. I believe it was 30% off at IMATS.
If you do decide to purchase from Inglot, I do recommend you purchase from an Inglot Counter in Macy's. Their return policy online and in their stores is quite poor (only unopened products within 15 days) and the Inglot counters in Macys adhere to Macy's return policy which is much more lenient.
Their booth was quite large and they had a model in the middle being airbrushed with their cosmetics. I meant to get one of their Lip Tars but with the chaos of the day, I completely forgot to.
Crown Brush was there and this is where I want to caution you on something. If you are interested in getting one of the large 88 style palettes, your best bet is to check out Crown Brush first. I saw several booths selling the same palettes but their prices varied. At Coastal Scents' booth, they were $22.00 but at Crown? $10.00.
For the rest of my recap featuring Sugarpill Cosmetics and the Special Effects and Body Painting at the show, be sure to click here for Part Two!
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