Beauty Expo Haul

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A couple of weekends ago I was lucky enough to attend the Sydney Beauty Expo, this is an expo for those working in the beauty industry like salon owners etc. There are loads of informative talks, seminars and new release products to check out. There are also a lot of products for sale at a reduced price (think IMATS but with a whole lot more skincare, nails etc). I’ve attended the past few years and it’s always a great day out.

This year I only bought a couple of items, I had really only one thing on my wishlist to get and that was a Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick, so much so that I spent an hour in the morning watching swatch videos on YouTube trying to decide which colour to pick. I’d settled on Celebrity Skin (a darker nude, brown colour with a little bit of peach in it. Also a great song by Hole). We found them at the ModelRock Lashes stand and the kicker was they were selling them for $27AUD (They sell for $28 on their website for your reference) and had no testers… UGH! After a bit of deliberation with Ange and finally deciding that yes we would buy one each, I got Celebrity Skin. I also picked up a few pairs of lashes which were down to $3.95AUD each and one set was only $1.95AUD plus a tiny tube of lash glue. I’m really wanting to try this whole lash thing again.

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Isn’t the colour stunning, I love it! The formula is also great and it lasts really well on the lips. I’m keen to get my hands on some more of these (I’m thinking IMATS LA).

Then we hit up the Girlee Cosmetics stand and decided to make a 4 pan palette ($25AUD). I’ve made one of these previously and have some swatches etc in this post here from IMATS 2012. I’ve really been into the warmer shaded shadows of late and the colours I chose in the palette really reflect this, I haven’t had a chance to wear these shades yet but going off experience from my other Girlee Cosmetics shadows they are fantastically pigmented, smooth and easy to blend.

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Shades from Top Left to Bottom Right – Copper Penny, Root Beer (Matte), Gold Bronze & Honey Glow

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I’m so pleased with my choices and can’t wait to have a play around with some eye looks with them, I even think I could also use Honey Glow as a highlighter.

Looking forward to hitting up the expo again next year and seeing what I come home with!

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