Tuesday, 16 October 2012

IMATS Sydney 2012

Hello everyone,

I trust you are all well and happy.  Recently, I went up to Sydney to the IMATS.  That is the International Makeup Artist Trade Show.  It was an absolutely gorgeous day and the nice walk down Darling Harbour was quite pleasant.  I was not prepared for what was inside the Sydney Convention Centre!  Hundreds of people everywhere!  Almost every booth crowded with general public and fellow artists.  Students doing their 'pieces' for the competition later that day.  Some amazing artwork!

I was delighted to see that I found Make Up Forever products at a couple of different booths and will be purchasing from them from now on. Talking to various people at the booths it was easy to be energised by them and also by the people visiting.  Unfortunately the sessions with the various guest speakers/presenters were a little difficult to hear over the talking of all the punters.  But all in all I loved the experience.  I got some bargains and also products that I couldn't have bought anywhere else.

I would highly recommend a visit to next year's IMATS.  It is open to the general public and I found that all the staff behind the booths were happy to chat and help people find the right product for them.  I would suggest that you need a good 3 hours in there.  It is quite busy!  I had a game plan so went to the booths I wanted first and then wandered around at all the other booths.

All in all a great but tiring day!

Until next time


PS:  Keep an eye out for my new website launch soon.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Revlon Grow Luscious by Fabulash

Hi again everyone,

I wanted to tell you about Revlon's Grow Luscious mascara.  

Revlon claims "The first Revlon mascara that helps lashes grow stronger while visibly adding length and volume".   "96% of women saw instantly longer and  lusher lashes", "Uses a patented formula of unique fibers and phytopeptide complex to help condition and strengthen lashes."

Well I'm not sure about the helping the lashes grow stronger just yet but I'm hoping!  I've been trying it for about a week now and I have to say I really really like it.  It gives full volumised lashes!  I would liken it to Christian Dior's DiorShow.  I feel like I have alot more lashes than before and the colour Blackest Black is exactly that, giving loads of definition and really black lashes.  The wand or brush is quite big (for volumising) and is a little awkward initially but once you've used it for a week or so it does create the most amazing look.

If I could say only one thing.  It does smudge a little under my eyes but I think that's because I used a little too much under eye cream.  I'll let you all know if this continues.

I'd like to give this the thumbs up.  A friend has also tried it and said that it makes her look like she has fake lashes on.  Not a bad achievement and no fumbling around with glue!

This mascara retails for about $21 but you an always look out for specials at Myer, K Mart and Big W.  And you get a whole lotta bang for your buck!

I hope you get to use it and please let me know what you think.  Remember just because it works for me doesn't mean it will do the same for you.

Until next time.

B-Lush Cosmetica