On Thursday I attended the Smashbox VIP Bloggers Event in the Southampton Boots to celebrate the launch of their Contour Kit. Unfortunately having gone on sale the previous day, the Southampton branch had actually sold out of the kit so I wasn’t able to buy one but we all had a little play around and its been added to the mahoosive wishlist! Whilst waiting for the model to arrive we enjoyed some yummy caramel shortbread and mini muffins giving everyone a chance to have a chat and get to know each other (although most of us knew each other already). We then watched a demonstration using some of the brands most famous products including the Liquid Halo HD Foundation, the Photo Finish Foundation Primer and of course the very anticipated Contour kit. The kit was then passed around for us all to look at it in more detail and swatch each of the powders. There is only one shade range available at the moment but the three universal shades are blendable and adaptable to all skin tones!
Next up was another demonstration where Sharon volunteered to have her eye make up done using the ‘On The Rocks’ Photo Op Eye Shadow Palette from the 2014 Smashbox Christmas Collection. The first was a bright look using the bluey, purple and pink shades in the palette and the second was a smokey eye. I have to say I fell in love with this palette instantly and I can definitely see this making its way to my collection very soon! The shadows are so pigmented and there is a good selection of matte and shimmer shades in the palette with 28 in the large palette to choose from and 12 in the smaller palette!
The last part of the event was probably my favourite part as I love having my hair styled! Tash from Bumble & Bumble came to do a demonstration to create volume and texture using some of their products. She introduced us to their hair primers which I have never heard about before but I will 100% be checking out as a base for when I style my hair. Next was a quick spritz of the Dryspun Finish spray to help create a more full and texturised look before she began backcombing. Next step was to add some of the famous Pret a Powder to the roots before twisting into loose sections and adding the Texture Creme on the ends. The overall finished look was a very beachy, wavy, texturised look which I absolutely loved. I just need to get my hands on a paddle brush and I will be recreating this look all the time! Tash was amazing offering useful tips and guidance about different products for different hair types. She also styled Karis’ hair which also looked fabulous! If your ever in Southampton and need your hair styled for an event or night out I would 110% recommend going to Tash! Overall it was a lovely evening spent with a gorgeous group of girls and a big thank you to Jo and the girls at Smashbox and Tash for organising the event!