PHAMExpo Pasadena 2014 Day 1 & Haul

2014-06-28

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PHAMExpo 2014

PHAMExpo Pasadena 2014

 

I attended IMATS for years and it was starting to wear me down because of the crowds.  PHAMExpo is tad smaller and less crowds but so worth it!  I was able to shop and mingle and have a great time.  You don’t always get that experience with huge crowds and sometimes you spend more times in lines and walking than you do shopping and speaking with brand reps about new products and deals.  I also liked that some of the brands are really taking advantage of social media and getting more active.  If I had to name a breakthrough brand this year I would have to say it was Cailyn Cosmetics.  They’re usually the underdog but they’re really starting to take a chance and shake things up.  I’m still not sure if I’m going to day 2 of the show but will keep you guys updated.

 

Cailyn Cosmetics O! WOW Oval Makeup Brush – I’ve always wanted the MAC Masterclass Brushes but wasn’t ready to pay full price.  While skimming the #phamexpo hashtag on Instagram I found a pic of the O! WOW Brush.  I had to have 2 (1 for myself and 1 for the kit).  The original price is $28 but when you tag them in a photo it’s only $10!

 

Cailyn Cosmetics Dizzolv’it Makeup Melt Cleansing Balm – I’m new to using cleansing balms but love a good oil cleanser.  After using the sample of this one I knew I needed it. I’m still playing around with it but so far I like how it dissolves makeup but I haven’t been able to just rinse it out, I have to follow up with a gentle cleanser.  Again, I’m still working with it.

 

Embryolisse Micellar Lotion – You can’t attend any type of makeup show or expo and NOT purchase an Embryolisse product.  They did a demo of this makeup remover and with one swipe it got rid of swatches of waterproof eyeliner.

 

Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre – One of my favorite moisturizers and I grabbed an extra one for my grandmother because she’s the ultimate fan of Lait-Creme Concentre.

 

Black Pro Beauty Blender – I always grab a Beauty Blender at shows

 

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer – I love using this primer during the summer along with my BB creams and sheer coverage foundations.

 

Damone Roberts Minx Duo – No explanation needed lol. Well actually… Damone personally matched me sooooo #winning!

 

Damone Roberts AM 2 Skin Care Wipes – These wipes aren’t your traditional makeup removing wipes, this is actually a hydrating primer with antioxidants.

 

Cinema Secrets Moisture Spray – I know what you’re thinking, “what is this Oily Girl doing with a moisture spray?” I don’t like a matte-finish, sometimes I have to rejuvenate from using too much powder and get some life back into my skin.  This spray contain collagen and feels so cool on the face.

 

Cinema Secrets Hollywood Glitz in Oscar – Every girl should own a gold holo glitter eyeshadow

 

Cinema Secrets Hollywood Lights in Penny For Your Thoughts – Summer is here and it wouldn’t be complete without a penny copper shimmer pigment.

 

Cinema Secrets Tacky – Liquid mixing medium for pigments

 

JCat Sparkling Powder in Lion Silver, Amazing Gold, and Bondi Black– I buy more holo glitter than I use but these are going in the kit.

 

JCat Wonder Lip Paint in Queen of Hearts and Mimsy – From looking at the packaging and feeling the minty sensation one could call these dupes for OCC Lip Tars.  They’re more like cheap knock-off but not close enough to call a dupe because they’re not nearly as pigmented.

 

Real Techniques Detailer and Accent Brush – They were giving these away during the show along with a 50% off coupon code.  SCORE!

 

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