Last week the ABBM ladies and I visited the Make Up Store - yes there's an actual place called the 'Make Up Store'! I hadn't actually heard about this store until I read news about October's blogger meet. It's situated in Burnside Village and this was actually my first time being there, so I was a little lost trying to make my way there and to find the Make Up Store xD
... But then I saw the ABBM girls who were already there taking pics in front of the store!
Sneaked in for a shot on the left :)
Thanks Sherry for snapping the picture!
Here's what I found out about the Make Up Store:
- They originated in Sweden and have expanded around the world
- Been in Australia since 2005
- Products contain rich pigmentation and are NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS
- Cosmetics do not contain perfume, making their range allergy-friendly
I've decided to create some collages of photos I snapped around the place just to reduce the photo-heaviness of this post. I'll take you on a little tour of what I saw~
They've gone with the 'Spellbound' Halloween theme, hence the webbed decoration
Selca time ^^
Ahh I love how everything is displayed! The colours of the pigments/eyeshadows/lipsticks/nail polishes really stands out from their black packaging and interior design. There's definitely a lot on display but don't be fooled - the place is not that big - quite small actually. You could say it was cosy haha, great for our small blogger meet :)
Nibbles! I loved the macarons *_*
And of course the drinks from left to right - portello, grape fanta and champagne
I went for portello! It was really nice :3 Cheers!
Here is the lovely Maria (left) of Make Up Store who did the makeup demonstrations. She had awesome skills
Here she's doing Kate's eyeliner. Kate had already done a fab job with her eyeliner for the day - Maria even complimented her :)
We got to swatch this blue-grey shade of pencil eyeliner and let me tell you about the quality.... IT WAS SO SMOOTH! The smoothest pencil eyeliner I have ever tried. It just glided on and its staying power was pretty impressive.
Neena having sparkly eyeshadow applied
The gorgeous Cally with blue eyeliner on
Vibrant red lippie on Sarah! Matched her hair and jacket
Celeste getting glittery eyeliner put on - it was seriously pretty!
Celeste looking ever so cute, especially with the cat ears ^^
Credit: Make Up Store Australia
And then I was the last to volunteer as a demo person!
Blue eyeshadow!! As I already revealed in my previous post hehe
I now know to wing my eyeshadow upwards as shown - not something I would have done previously! Awesome, I'm going to do this from now on. Thanks Maria!
We were told that us bloggers got to have 30% off everything in store for the evening. This was really exciting news for us and there were so many things that I had my eye on, like these:
Fancy falsies. I would love to try ones like these for fun/FOTD
These ones especially - just gorgeous
A wild pink brush caught my eye *_*
Liquid eyeliners.... coloured ones too! But I resisted haha, I have plenty of eyeliner
The two hours we had there really did fly by - I think we ended up staying for an extra hour browsing and making purchases. It was so lovely for the Make Up Store to have us and I'll definitely visit again in the future :D
Here's what I took home from the night:
Goodie bag filled with 2 magazines, skin care booklet, mascara, 2 eyeshadows from the Spellbound collection (and I signed up to be a member)
So what did I purchase...?
Under eye concealer for my under eye bags and dark circles T__T Something I desperately need and am not ashamed to admit it!
It smoothes on quite nicely
And now to the gifts in the bag~
For people with sensitive eyes. I have sensitive skin so I know how vital it is to find a product that suits and doesn't give any irritations. I assume this is waterproof but not sure, still trialing it out
Microshadow: Allure and Spellbinding
4. Smudge test
5. No primer vs. primer test and smudge test
- Faint swatch can still be seen after the smudge test
- Eyeshadow is more vibrant with primer underneath, and resists smudging
High quality eyeshadow + Primer = Perfection
And last but not least, I'm going to share some of my favourite pages from the two magazines:
Eyeshadow colour combination is pretty
Her hair *__* It's a wig but still it's so cute
Her hair isn't a wig and it's stunning! Love the pastel pink
Dolly makeup, love it
That's it for my post on my trip to the Make Up Store - hope the pictures weren't too much (I did have a warning at the start!) but if you are keen to see even more pictures from the day, the Make Up Store has a Facebook page and they've uploaded an album of pictures called 'Spellbound Blogger Event - Burnside Village'.
Sadly I will be taking a blogger hiatus for 3 weeks due to exams :( Please anticipate my return as I will be holding a giveaway for my 800 followers ^_^ Thanks once again!
See you in November, take care :)
♥ Jen xx