Last night I attended a Space NK event, it was the first I have went to and I did enjoy it but I think others may benefit more. You could indulge in free make-overs from a Nars make-up artist and speak to the skin and hair care specialists.
I instead took adavantage of my freedom and went to have a good old nosey around the products.
Sometimes I feel as though you can't have a proper browse in cosmetic stores as the pressure of glaring eyes from the assistants gets too much.
I gained alot from just testing and sniffing products I have found some really nice products that I would have otherwise overlooked.
Here's some amazing picks some well known others more low key
Chantecaille had some lovely products, I have never tried any of them but the foundations looked nice. The eyeshadow palette above was pretty but didn't have brilliant payoff.
This is a swatch of the Chantecaille palette, you can see it's very neutral.
The LIPSTICK QUEEN
My new obsession, I can't stop thinking about the lip crayons. It baffled my mind, honestly they looked so bright buy applied like a sheer gloss. It's brilliant!
The lipsticks in the butterfly ball had flecks of blue in (to make teeth appear whiter) how amazing. I'm in make-up love.
Take a look at the swatch below.
I also checked out the Lime Crime lipsticks. I adore their eyeshadows as they're very pigmented and boy these lipsticks have not let the side down. Lisa Eldridge (fantastico make-up artist) has the orange one that she used in a shoot!
I moved to the beauty and hair products and found some new potential buys.
First was a perfume that I didn't photograph but it's called Philoskytos by Diptyque.
At first I thought it was really weird but when I got home it smelt very nice and I swear I could smell it in my sleep!
I tried some EVE LOM products and even got the eyelift in my goodie bag.
The Laura Mercier bath and body creams and milks were to die for, absolutely gorgeous. I was drooling over the honey bath milk.
The Bumble and Bumble section was a hair care lovers dream, I was trying everything, this is a pic of me (and my champers oooo) with the surf spray in my hair. It really did make it beachy.
Another fantastic product was the ORIBE 24K GOLD wax, they had 3 colours black, gold and silver. Inside it was like solid pomade but with a little scoop and rub it warmed into a light wax heavily packed with pieces of gold.
Im guessing you rub i through the hair for added sparkle?
I put it on the ends of Nadines dark hair and it did shine but I think it would look best on blondes.
Take a look!
We were given champagne and canepes and left with a brilliant goodie bag worth over £100.
I can't wait to try the Lipocils eyelash conditioning gel.
If you have never been to one of these events I say "get ursel there"
Tickets cost £10 and happen every September.
A canny little change to my normal evenings
Have any of you tried these products?