So last weekend I visited the Glamour Beauty Festival! It was a beauty-blogger’s paradise! No, let me rephrase this, it was every girl’s -who loves to be pampered- paradise!
Taking over the three floors of London’s Saatchi Gallery, representatives and make up artists from some of the world’s most popular beauty brands were there to offer advice on all things beauty along with special treatments including mini-facials, manicures, fragrance fittings, contouring tutorials and loads more!
There were also master classes running throughout the weekend; the festival visitors’ had the chance to listen to talks featuring industry titans such as Jo Malone and Liz Earle, famous beauty vloggers like Tanya Burr, make artists and many more inspiring personalities of the beauty world.
I attended the ‘How to Be A Beauty Mogul’ masterclass where the founder of FitFlop and Soap & Glory, the very inspiring Marcia Kilgore, spoke to GLAMOUR’s Editor Jo Elvin about what it takes to build several mega brands. I loved the energy of this lady, how positive and down-to-earth she was. I particularly kept what she said about thoughts:’There are no bad thoughts or good thoughts, there are useful thoughts and harmful thoughts’.
As there were long queues of visitors at each stand, I didn’t have the chance to visit all of them but I’m going to share with you the products I loved the most from the stands I did visit.
I had my full make up done at the Laura Mercier stand where one of the lovely make-up artists introduced me to their foundation primer. She also informed me that Laura Mercier was the first make up brand to launch a primer! I must admit that I didn’t know that.
I loved the gel texture of this primer. It felt so light and fresh on my skin that I wasn’t sure about the coverage it would provide, but I was pleasantly surprised! The colour of my skin looked even and smooth and the primer was the perfect base for the Smooth Finish Foundation Powder in cashew that the make up artist applied over the primer. They are both products that got into my ‘to get’ list.
My next visit was to the NARS Cosmetics stand to learn about the art of contouring. While trying to pick up some great techniques-Kim K watch out!- I also fell in love with the product that the make up artist used as a highlighter to illuminate the top of my cheek bones, my nose, chin and the sides of my forehead.
The Light Reflecting Powder is a silky powder infused with Photochromic Technology to diffuse light and adjust to new sources of light throughout the day. I loved the immediate effect it had to my skin which looked brighter, and more relaxed. It works perfect especially on the oily face areas.
My last visit to finish up my make up was at the colourful Lancôme stand. There, I had the chance to try out the super funky, super cute, super fresh Juicy Shaker lip gloss in Cherry Symphony. Its special formula combines nourishing lip oils that make the lips feel soft with beautiful pigments for plump but natural looking, glossy lips.
The Juice Shaker smells and tastes amazing and it comes in 14 amazing colours;I also loved the Meli Melon and Berry Tale shades especially for the summer. It also lasted for hours without fading out.
The Lancôme make up artist also touched up my eyebrows with Le Crayon Sourcils in 030 Brun. I loved the colour as it was perfect for my eyebrows and I was planning on buying it but after looking it up online I noticed that many people that purchased it had issues when trying to sharpen it and the only compatible sharpeners were by Urban Decay and Yves Saint Laurent.
This is the end result of all the make up artists’ and hairdressers’ efforts 🙂
I thoroughly enjoyed the day and will be there for the next one!
Let me know what you think of my new discoveries!
Lots of Love,