Hello lovely followers,
I must apologise for being absent for a couple of weeks – I managed to catch the flu bug that has been floating around and I’m only just starting to feel like myself again! On the brighter side, it has allowed me to think about future posts and plan more!
In my last beauty post, I shared my IMATS experience which was amazing! This post was going to be about the makeup I bought at the event, but then I realised I actually went to a second beauty event the day after IMATS! This was the Beauty UK show at Birmingham NEC and whilst not quite as good as IMATS, it was still worthwhile attending. So, I thought I’d share my review of this show too and then I can post about the hauls from both events next post!
What is the Beauty UK Show?
Beauty UK is a trade show which comes to Birmingham every year. It is the largest show outside of London and plays host to 600 leading brands. Tickets are £20 or free if you’re in the beauty trade and book in advance. As I am a makeup and hair artist I was able to attend for free!
Who was there?
As you can imagine, there were loads of great beauty brands in attendance! I received a program for the event before I went so I had a good idea of the exhibitor stands I wanted to visit. There were some usual favourites like Inglot, Helen E and Magpie Beauty:
Naturally, I bought a few items from Inglot, which is a favourite of mine, but my main focus was exploring the lesser known and the hard to find in the UK brands! I was thrilled when I realised that LA Splash, Lit Cosmetics and Sugarpill were exhibiting:
I bought a couple of items from Lit Cosmetics, which is an amazing brand for glitters of all colours and I tested a multitude of lipsticks and glosses from LA Splash! In the end, I didn’t buy anything from Sugarpill on this occasion but there were some great pigments and eyeshadows to choose from.
There were also some other makeup and hair supply brands that I had not seen or bought anything from before:
I loved the lashes by Chelsea Beautique and the brand Miss Gorgeous had some unusual brushes and makeup tools – definitely worth checking out on their website!
Other brands I didn’t get round to visiting were:
- Megamix – another glitter brand
- Bellapierre – a cruelty-free mineral makeup company
- Crownbrush – the well-known makeup brush provider
- Glitter Lips – designers of the popular glitter lip kits
- High Definition Brows Ltd – the definitive brow company
All in all, this was a worthwhile event to attend and I bought some lovely items! The fact it was free was a bonus considering how many beauty companies were present. If you have never been to one of these shows I would highly recommend going in 2018 and bagging some beauty finds!
Watch out for my next post where I reveal my purchases and don’t forget to like, follow and subscribe!