My experience of the Irish Beauty Show 2018
I got the luck this time to witness the Ireland’s largest annual beauty trade show in the RDS Dublin. India used to be all about The Lakme Fashion Weeks and Cosmotech Expos for the fashion and beauty lovers, and here in Ireland it is blissful to witness the Irish Beauty Show. Whether it is networking opportunities, or finding great bargains on beauty products and getting free interactive training, a beauty enthusiast couldn’t ask for a better event than this. The beauty show boasted of having 350 brands for 2 days under 1 roof, featuring new product and treatment innovations, some latest trends for spring /summer, training sessions and a chance to witness the new and old brands with fantastic offerings. The tickets were as expensive as booking a Dua Lipa Concert ticket but great news is it’s usually free for the ones in the industry ( if you fulfill the requisitions of-course).
Sunday, 9th April saw the return of this ever popular beauty show after being postponed initially due to the severe weather conditions in March. Monday is supposed to be less crowded and I was quite happy with my decision to skip Sunday seeing the crowd at the RDS hall. The place looked quite full with women everywhere holding pink shopping bags, almost losing the run of themselves at the stalls. The entire scenario can be a bit overwhelming at once especially if you are coming for the first time, but if you know and plan in advance what you want to take from this show, then you are sorted. The couple of brands I had on my mind were Sosu, Blank Canvas cosmetics, L.A. Girl, Flormar, Crown Brushes, Rebeluna, BH Cosmetics, Paese Cosmetics and Fuschia Makeup.
The first stall that caught my attention was Sosu by Suzanne Jackson. Her stand was completely packed with a long queue of women waiting to meet her. Suzanne is one of the top influencers and a public figure of Ireland. She was voted as Ireland’s most stylish woman in 2017 and Sosu is her cosmetic and fashion brand. I had seen her till date only in media and it was indeed an overwhelming experience having a chat face to face with her. Fun element was when she asked me the name of the tan I was wearing and after knowing it was my natural tan, she said she’s jealous! Omg I just loved the way how she complimented not just me but almost everyone who came to meet her. I’m already a fan of Sosu makeup range which is cruelty free, competitive and high quality.
I quickly rushed to Crown Brushes because I didn’t want to miss the demo and training session by one of my favourite MUAs mmmitchell and Jeyanney. Jeyanney is a celebrity makeup artist and mmmitchell is a young YouTuber and MUA from UK. I have posted the demo video on my insta handle in case you want to have a sneak peak. I could see how enthusiastic everyone was at the stand, no wonder Crown brushes are voted as the best brushes in Ireland. The fabulous bargain on the stand compelled everyone to grab their set of makeup brushes before they sell out.
BLANK CANVAS COSMETICS
My Next stop was Blank Canvas Cosmetics, overcrowded with most products that I wanted being sold out. I was quite disappointed this time since I couldn’t look for the things I had planned in advance because of the crowd. It was a smart decision to go to the main stage and attend the training session by Charlene Flanagan, brand ambassador of Blank Canvas. She is a freelancer MUA based in west of Ireland who specializes in bridal and occasion makeup, holds master classes throughout the country. I absolutely loved her way of teaching makeup and I even posted a snippet of the demo session on my insta handle.
One stand I was really looking forward to get a good everyday full coverage foundation was Flormar. I have heard so many good reviews about the Flormar Perfect coverage foundation. It was sad that I couldn’t find my perfect shade in that range despite the efforts of the beauty assistant. I didn’t want to go empty handed so I got myself a medium coverage Flormar foundation instead.
Another beauty brand on my wish list was BH Cosmetics. I absolutely adore the makeup brush set I purchased a year ago and I’m always eager to look out for more. There was a fab bargain on the Carli Bybel Deluxe edition eyeshadow and highlighter palette. So I swatched just to check the pigmentation and found it to be a fab palette!
Nacomi is a Polish natural skincare brand which is Vegan and cruelty free. I came across some great bargains on these deliciously smelling body mousses, scrubs and butters. I ended up buying a body mousse and body butter since I was already on a hunt for an alternative of the Body shop products. I would do a review soon on these two beauties.
MAKE UP LAND
Make Up Land introduced three new brands to Ireland for the first time- Da Vinci, Cascade of Colors and Valeri-D. The brushes and the products displayed on the stand were of amazing quality and I picked up a makeup sponge to try something from the brand.
Lot of other brands that caught my attention were Paese, Airbase, Powder n Pout, Benefit, Fuschia Makeup,Rebeluna ,Airbase and Blinc. You can have a look at the pictures posted below.
I wasn’t expecting the stand of this brand to be so small with limited collection. I got my color corrector anyway so it doesn’t matter. This was the last stall I visited before the wrap–up of the beauty show.
Have a look at my Beauty show haul and stay tuned for product reviews.
Overall the beauty show was a fantastic experience and I would highly recommend this event to all beauty lovers. It’s such a fabulous opportunity for anyone with an interest in the beauty. You just cannot miss this biggest event of the year and a rare platform where you get beauty bargains and networking opportunities at the same time. I hope I have managed to give you an idea of what this beauty show is all about so you can make a decision whether to visit it next year or not. Irish Beauty show will be back next year in March and I’m already excited. If you have any doubts or questions related to the post, please drop in your comments below.
Have a fabulous weekend dolls. xx