TRE: Coastal Makeup Conventions

Heylo, BBs! If you’re a New Yorker, are obsessed with any makeup event, both, or none of the above, the International Makeup Artist Trade Show (IMATS) took place this weekend and I ended up going to the Sunday portion of the 3-day event (I thought I initially bought the Saturday ticket).

Despite the event being the first massive makeup-related gathering I’ve ever attended, I actually didn’t walk away with a lot of things in terms of bags and bags of makeup products from vendors who showed up to sell. Even as I type, my legs and feet are berating me for walking 15 blocks after circling Pier 94 (the venue) for a good 30 minutes looking for the specific booths I was hoping to raid products from.

So what got me raising an eyebrow at IMATS 2016? Well, the event itself didn’t wrong me. No, I actually had a good time attending this year because I just found out about it last year and had enough sense to buy my ticket in December last year.

What got me raising an eyebrow was HOW FUCKING PACKED THE DAMN VENUE WAS ON THE LAST DAY OF THE EVENT.

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BAFT: Makeup Conventions

This year, I’ll be attending IMATS NYC for the first time after hearing about it via MannyMua’s video about his experience attending the event. He was kicked out of the venue with fellow YouTuber and makeup artist PatrickStarrr for professional and safety reasons: they were supposed to work at a company’s booth to sell makeup brushes, but they left their post to go around and meet fans that were in attendance.

Being well-known Internet celebrities, it wasn’t long before they started drawing huge crowds wherever they were, which led to the IMATS security throwing them out for safety reasons. Manny and Patrick went on YouTube to air their experiences and grievances at the fact that they were thrown out.

People have criticized and defended them regarding the unfortunate experience and I’m not gonna jump on that bandwagon for this week’s entry. I think enough solid points have been thrown out and there’s no sense in parroting them.

The reason why I mentioned Patrick and Manny’s experience at IMATS is because I am actually apprehensive about going: in the back of my mind, will their experience be a repeat this year?

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