|Polishes from the OPI booth|
|Polishes from the Essie Booth|
|Private Label Booth|
|Eyeshadow Palette from Addiction NV|
Left to Right: Tempt (pink shimmer), Coax (champagne shimmer) I have never heard of the brand Addiction NV but I was drawn into the booth by how feminine and sultry everything looked. They had a handful of eyeshadow pans left (since I was there the final day of the show), and you could pick any two you wanted to fill the palette. I liked these two colors together and thought they had a nice payoff so I wanted to give them a try. The palette is really sturdy and has a hidden magnet closure, and I just adore the packaging. I also bought a mineral highlighter that I'm excited to try:
|WannaBe: Glow Getter|
|Eve Pearl Booth|
My first Eve Pearl purchase, lipstick in Pink Stiletto. I love it!! I was waiting to try everything out until I took pictures of it, so I put it on as soon as I took the picture. At first the color wasn't very vibrant, but within a minute or two, it turned into the most gorgeous pink that I wish I could put words to! I had my foundation and blush done by a girl at the booth, but she was very rude and didn't even tell me any of the products she used on me before moving on the the next customer. I didn't buy anything she used, and instead selected my own lipstick, and I'm very happy with it. Unfortunately, I did like the makeup she did on me, I just didn't feel like bothering with her to ask what she used. I'm hoping Eve Pearl will be at IMATS.
|Sample Kit from Rain|
I had read on-line a couple months ago about Rain Cosmetics and really love their packaging and the fact that everything seems to be very hydrating. I didn't buy anything on-line at the time because they were pricey and I had never tested the products out myself. I had my lips done by one of the guys working the booth and I really like what he did. He layered lip liner, lipstick, lip conditioner, and finally lip gloss. While my lips looked and felt beyond wet and smooth, I felt like I had too much product on (no kidding). I sampled a bunch of the eyeshadows, and they were not very pigmented at all. They were out of the lip conditioner I wanted, so I decided to try this essentials kit with trial/travel sized versions of some simple products. The 'bronzer' is quite dark and creamy, and I can't imagine using it as anything other than a cream shadow. It's way too dark for me to use as a cheek color.
New products I picked up from beauty supply:
|Biomega Moisture Mist Conditioner|
|Straight Sexy Hair regimen|
|Joico Color Endure|
|OPI polishes and treatments|
I know this is a super long post, but I hope you enjoyed everything you saw! Are there any nail polishes that you would like me to do swatches of? I plan on doing a post soon on my favorite nude nail colors to pair with your vibrant lip colors for Spring! Please let me know if you would like to see any swatches or read any reviews for any of the products I have just shared with you. I love to hear all feedback, good and bad, so please keep the comments coming!!