This year marked the 2nd annual Pro makeup and beauty show held in Brisbane. Once again Jodie and her team have delivered an outstanding event, full of top of the line exhibitors and invaluable education.
I started planning my shopping list and which demos I wanted to see early on. I have found with all trade shows it is easy to get caught up in the excitement and miss out on the things you wanted to see.
It is really easy to get blinded by the bright lights and shiny packaging and buy all the things. This is when having a list and a budget in mind really helps.
I was working Saturday morning, so I wouldn’t get the show until after lunch. Top of my list were the visart eye shadow pallets and the Maq Pro corrector and lip pallets from makeup and glow.
They are so coveted I knew they would fly of the shelves, so I asked a friend of mine who was going to be there first thing Saturday morning to pick them up for me. I got the visart pallets in 01 basic, 04 dark mattes, 05 sultry muse and 06 paris nude.
When I arrived at the show on saturday afternoon I did a lap of all the exhibitors, made a few impulse purchases such as the eco sponges that fascinated me.
I headed to the main stage to see Joel Richy share his take on highlighting and contouring.
Followed by the very knowledgeable Dale Dorning who shared his must haves with the audience including some of his own Proof cosmetics.
Zoe Tranter from Makeup and Glow gave a detailed insight into airbrushing.
I had a large list of Inglot products I wanted, and at other trade shows it has been a nightmare to get to the counter and then have your order filled, so I grabbed an order form to take back to the hotel to fill out. I dropped it off to the great staff at the Inglot stand sunday morning and picked it up later in the day, it was so much easier.
Sunday at the brisbane pro makeup and beauty show also delivered some incredible demonstrations on the main stage. I had the opportunity to see James Vincent present his signature style. He is not only so very talented, but so funny he had me in stitches.
The remainder of the day I spent helping out the incredible team from Makeup and Glow, as my kit is made up of majority of their products, I used my knowledge and hands on experience to help shoppers find their way. As the day progressed I started adding more and more products from makeup and glow to my shopping bag, it is so nice to have the opportunity to touch and see the products.
The thing I love the most about the show is getting to catch up with industry peers. As most of us work for our selves we don’t have the same work/employee relationships that others get from there work places. We make strong connections online via groups and forums, so it is such a great opportunity to get together.
I managed to get all the items I had on my shopping list, picked up so many insider hints and tricks and had a fantastic time catching up with colleges and friends. I want to send a massive congratulations and thank you to Jodie and all the brisbane pro makeup and beauty show team for, once again pulling together an incredible event.