Hello my lovelies!
I hope you all had a lovely Memorial Day weekend and that it was safe.
So, this past Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending BeautyCon. For the uninitiated, think like Comic Con but for fashion, makeup, and You Tube celebs.
Pretty cool, right?
So, I put on my game face and got going. I have on browns and greens (I used Stila’s Dare to Bare palette and BH Cosmetic’s 120 color palette) because I had on a coral skirt. I was all comfy and breezy, because I figured it would be hot.
So, the event took place at Pier 36 on the lower east side. Long, long, LONG, train ride, but worth it. It was nice out, and the walk wasn’t bad. Shout out to the friendly FedEx driver who helped me navigate!
Once inside, it was…absolute pandemonium. Lines on lines on lines of people waiting to try out makeup, meet the latest You Tube sensation, or to buy clothing.
Now, I don’t do well in lines. At all. But I did stand in a couple (and by couple I mean exactly 2!) of lines to try out some new stuff. In the above pic, I have on nothing but your standard lip balm. StyleHaul and Maybelline were sponsoring a lip color try on booth. So I thought, hey,why not? I love lip color!
Maybelline’s Color Elixir in Mauve Mystique
I have Color Elixir in a fuchsia shade, but it doesn’t show as well on me as this one does. The gloss on here is beautiful, and as the color fades, it goes into a matte stain that is lovely.
I also waited in line to try out some of the new Revlon products. They have colorful liquid liners! Also, they have a new mascara that claims to have the darkest black pigments ever. I am a mascara junkie, so I am looking forward to giving this a try.
I even picked up a pencil liner in a dark green. I don’t normally do pencil liners, as I am clumsy and manage to poke myself in the eye EVERY TIME (grr!), but when has ability ever stopped me from trying something? Practice makes perfect. They were actually doing makeup at the Revlon booth, however, I was there with a fully done face. The artist was kind and let me pick out some goodies anyway.
Did I mention there was a dance floor?
And bounce houses?
I was so sad I had on a skirt and couldn’t go play in the bounce house. Seriously. 😦
There were also temporary tattoos!
Won’t lie, I felt pretty fancy with my fake tat. 😀
There were also some seminars going on. I think, if I had to pick one beef with BeautyCon (besides there not being ATMs…cause really? How does this happen?!) was that the seminars were sectioned off from the main floor with only sheets and not, well, walls. Makeup is exciting. Adding a bunch of people talking about said makeup loudly only a few feet away makes it hard to hear what’s going on when you want to hear about how other bloggers and vloggers got started. I didn’t even make it through a whole one because it was just. too. noisy.
All in all, it was a great afternoon, and I got to network (Shout out to Dark Skinned Divas!) and try new products.
Oh, and my nails:
You know my nails and my business card had to coordinate, right?
I didn’t do that on purpose, but it definitely made for an ice breaker in conversation! I have on Julep’s Karen and OPI’s I Reached My Gold.
Great Saturday, all in all. And now? I’m preparing for Full Figured Fashion Week! Excited!