7 September 2014

Perfecting Beauty Event and Haul

Perfecting Beauty Event and Haul Perfecting Beauty Event and Haul
Last Thursday evening I attended the Perfecting Beauty event held at Selfridges in Birmingham with fellow bloggers Aimee, Sarah, Kirsty and Vanessa. Starting at 5pm we were welcomed with proseco and some other rather odd drinks (chilli lemonade anyone?). Wrists decorated with our beauty event bracelets off we went to see what was happening.

Across the Selfridges Beauty Hall there are a variety of well-known brands such as Illamasqua, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Dior, Urban Decay and many more. There are also quite a few brands that I've never myself experienced before such as Suqqu, Show Beauty and HC LuxSpa. At the various counters there were a number of demonstrations, talks and gift with purchases available therefore it was a great opportunity to learn new tips and tricks as well as to try new products out.

Knowing that I was attending the event a few weeks prior I decided that I would put the last of my birthday money to good use and purchase a Charlotte Tilbury Eye Shadow Palette. The tickets for the event cost £10 however these were redeemable against any purchase on the night which I thought was such a good idea. I initially had two options in mind for my choice of palette, The Uptown Girl or The Golden Goddess. However after asking for advice off Aimee and Sarah I ended up coming away with The Dolce Vita which truly is incredible and quite different to any colours shades that I already own yet still of course completely wearable for day and night time.

In all honesty my evening was all about Charlotte Tilbury after I experienced a mini make over at the counter. The truly beautiful MUA made me feel like a brand new woman whereby I have to say it was so surreal to see my make up done professionally compared to my poor attempts in the past. I left the counter purse considerably lighter yet confidence blooming; the Charlotte Tilbury quote on the make up bag " give a woman the right make up and she can conquer the world" had never felt more true, even if it was just for that evening.

The image at the top shows you what I picked up on the night whereby I purchased The Dolce Vita Eye Shadow Palette, The Filmstar Bronze and Glow Face Sculpt and Highlight and The Retoucher Concealer and Treat Stick. From Illamasqua I also picked up an Eyebrow Cake in 'thunder' after discussing my eyebrow woes with the MUA. He picked out the shade for me and did my brows for me which was really nice as I'm quite honestly shocking when it comes to my eyebrows. Before I even got to the event I also nipped into The Body Shop as I really wanted to pick up the Tea Tree Cool and Creamy Face Wash after hearing Estée mention this a few times in her videos.

On the night if you spent over £75 collectively across the beauty hall you could take part in the pic n mix which was full of luxury sized samples of a number of products for free. This was incredibly exciting as it was full of products that I really wanted to try therefore I chose the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer along with the Dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser and the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm.

Speaking of Dermalogica I along with the girls had mini skin consultations where we came away with samples to try of the skincare routine selected for us. We were also given complementary samples of the Daily Microexfoliant which sounds like a really unique product and one that I'm looking forward to trying very soon.

One of the most exciting things of the night was at Tom Ford where I witnessed Aimee and Sarah have their make up done with some of the new limited edition releases; they both looked stunning! The girls at the counter were equally as beautiful and so kind as they gave me two mini lipsticks in the shades Pink Dusk and Cherry Lush along with a sample of the new Tom Ford Velvet Orchid fragrance which smells so good, particularly for this upcoming autumn/winter.

Sali Hughes was also at the event which was fantastic as I felt as though I learnt so many things in regards to make up application and general make up knowledge. She also had incredible heels on that evening that I couldn't take my eyes off for a good while; Louboutins are truly incredible.

Overall I really cannot recommend popping along to the next event or even just the beauty hall on your next visit to Birmingham. It really is a fantastic experience and one that all make up enthusiasts should experience at least once or twice.
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30 comments

  1. That Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow palette makes my heart race. It is SO god damn stunning!


    Laura xxx


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  2. Sounds like an amazing event, really like the items you picked up. The samples are a great idea as well - I definitely need to attend a blogger event soon.

    Kristy | http://itsablondiiething.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. The Charlotte Tilbury products you picked up are so, so stunning!

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  4. This sounds so amazing, it is really hard to find Charlotte Tilbury here but I have been lusting after one of the palettes for such a long time! I hope you had a really amazing time- enjoy those gorgeous products!


    ambermarie

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  5. How exciting it all sounds! That palette looks gorgeous.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  6. Such an amazing haul. Got me wanting to spend! I woke up this morning itching to put things into my professional make-up kit *which I continuously dip into* lol xo

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  7. This haul is amazing! The Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow and contour palettes look stunning! Sam xx


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  8. Oh my goodness, you got some beautiful things! I'm so jealous of your C.Tilbury buys, I need that contour & highlight palette!

    Catherine, xo || Lady Liquor

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  9. Oh man look at the stuff you got, I am SO jealous! Especially of the Filmstar Bronze & Glow, it's number one of my lust list!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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  10. Aww wow this sounds a-mazing my CT list is like literally crazy long at the moment the products look so good after seeing them in tutorials I really want to try some products I just wish there was a counter closer xx

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  11. What a haul, the event sounds great! Chilli lemonades, though. haha x

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  12. Sounds like such a great event! The products you got look amazing!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

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  13. danniella josephine9 September 2014 at 20:29

    Sounds like a great event! I haven't given into the CT hype yet, my bank balance thanks me :)

    Danniella x

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  14. OMG I need need need that Bronze and Glow duo - could they be any more beautiful?! I just don't think i'd be able to bring myself to touch them though haha xx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

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  15. I know it is such a beautiful product, I almost don't want to use any of them either! xx

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  16. It sure will, they're not cheap at all. I'm now not buying make up for let's say the next 20 years! haha x

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  17. Thank you, the event was really fun! x

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  18. I'm not even kidding it was nasty stuff, there was also a white drink which had the texture of puke...nasty doesn't even cover it. The make up however was amazing! :P x

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  19. Yes hold fire I would so that you can check out the products at a counter. It is a lot of money to spend without seeing them for yourself, the wait will be worth it :) xx

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  20. It's so good Megan I can't even begin to say how good it is. I'm awful with things such as contouring however this somehow makes it easier, maybe it's a psychological thing haha! x

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  21. It's a stunning palette Catherine :) xx

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  22. They are incredible they really are, it's nice having something that extra bit special xx

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  23. Thank you! The Charlotte Tilbury counter sure is dangerous and oh don't worry, I won't tell anybody ;) xx

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  24. It's a stunning palette, I'm now thinking of treating my mum to one for Christmas xx

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  25. Thank you so much! I think they do international delivery but of course the price soon adds up that way sadly :( xx

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  26. They sure are, she has nailed her packaging and of course the products that's for sure xx

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  27. The samples are such a good idea, especially because products sold in Selfridges are relatively expensive. It's nice to try something to make sure you like it enough first x

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  28. They are all gorgeous they really are. There is a nice Christmas one launching too xx

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  29. I keep seeing that Dolce Vita palette and it looks so gorgeous! I can't believe it took me so long to have a look at this post, thank you bloglovin'! ;) xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

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  30. It is a stunning palette! Better late than never thank you for taking a look :) xx

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