By now you have figured out that I attended Cosmoprof North America 2014. Since The Boyfriend works 10-12 hour days and vacation is barely in his vocabulary…. he sets me loose at Trade Shows. A few weekends a year in Vegas (once in San Francisco and once in the Bahamas) and I get to sample all the new make-up and goo… Done!!
This year like last, I grabbed Mani Pedi Diva. We hopped into my trusty Coleoptera Car (Beetle) and sped through the desert to Vegas! Our first day while doing Recon, we found the Be a Bombshell booth. Immediately, we fell in lurve with them. I would totally add them to my Christmas Card List… (if I could actually get my Christmas Cards out. Shhhh!) After a bit, we decided they probably should talk to other people, we parted ways. As the final day was coming to a close, we swung by just to say goodbye. Much to our surprise they handed us a bag of swag. HEAVEN!! I might have squee’d a little.
Without further ado….. Let’s start this Bombshell party!
Just look at this color! This is Starstruck. The photo is reading more fuschia/magenta-y, it’s not at all… it’s a *true royal purple*. Creamy and blendable. I’ve only swatched this shadow, but it may bring me to the dark side of color. I’m pretty much a neutral/darks kinda girl. This color is royally awesome! With 24 colors you’ll definitely find some that you’ll love.
While standing at the booth and looking at all the shadows they had displayed…. I started having a little love affair with the green shade, Tease in this quad. I even took a picture of it so I could purchase it when I got home. Little did I know that my eyeshadow dreams were answered right here in the quad. This one is New York City and contains: All Nighter, Tease, Halo, and Dancing Queen. When I wear these shades my light blue eyes shift ever so green. I already own one of their other quads Bora Bora and it’s brilliant, too. There are 4 total quads available.
Next fantastic item is their lip gloss in Sangria. Feels wonderful and not sticky at all! Again, the photo is reading too pinky. This is a mauve-y shimmery shade. On me it’s very YLBB (Your Lips But Better) with a little sparkle. This lip gloss reminds me a Chanel Levres Scintillantes one I had years ago that I loved. I lost it moving and can’t remember the name to save my life. Now, I have Sangria to fill it’s place. Srsly, I love the texture and shine of this gloss. Check out the other 17 colors (and there’s a clear one)!
I take my eyeliner seriously. It sounds completely vain. I just love me some eyeliner. Someday, I take a picture of all my eyeliners and y’all will understand my terrible problem. Pencil, felt tip, cake, liquid, gel… I have them all. It takes something special for me to get excited. And this liner gets me excited. This felt tip in Onyx, it’s black, noooo it’s BLACK! (I’ve been known to layer different eyeliners to get the effect I want… 3 is my tops.) Once it dries, there’s no smudgin’ or budgin’ until you take it off. You can draw a thin line, thick line and anything in between. It comes it 5 different colors. It’s the Bomb(shell)!
Finally we have a blush. This shade is Sweet Cheeks. The texture is smooooooth and pigmented. It’s really a sweet pink with a little touch of coral. I’ve used this by itself and I have dust this shade over whatever blush I’ve used and it glows. I’m sure that you’ll find your favorite in one of the 12 shades that they have.
Here are the swatches. For some reason my camera was reading things a bit pink today.
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Go check out Be a Bombshell! Not only are they great folks, they have wonderful products. I hope run into them next year in Vegas. 🙂