Monday, June 30, 2014

Face and Outfit of the Day -- PHAMExpo

This past weekend, I was able to attend the Professional Hair and Makeup Expo in Pasadena, CA, better known as PHAMExpo! I've been to a few trade shows like this back when I was in beauty school, and I totally forgot how much fun I had at them. Think of PHAMExpo a little bit like IMATS, except much smaller scale. At this show, I got to meet such fantastic inspirations such as Marlena from +Makeup Geek and Sam and Nic from +pixiwoo!

Let's get on to the outfit! I wanted to go casual yet chic, keeping in mind that it was also 90 degrees in Pasadena. I decided to go for this simple tiered mint crop tank from Wet Seal, which kept me cool while the tiered effect of it added a little something extra. Since this tank had such a deep racerback cut, I wore a cross-back bra with a white lace bandeau, also from Wet Seal, to ensure that everything stayed covered up. My black high-waisted skinny jeans are from H&M, and my black belt is from Target. To add a little more flair, I threw on my super cute black cat flats, which my best friend gave me for my 20th birthday. This style of flat is super popular right now, and a bunch of different brands sell them, but you can purchase these exact ones from Amazon! My bracelet was a total steal for $3.99 at Forever21, and my necklace was from H&M, which I also wore in my birthday look

On my face, I wore a combination of "Marzipan" and "Amaretto" shadows from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. I did a bold winged liner using my Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Liner, and for a vivid pop of color, I added Sephora Cream Lip Stain in "Forever Fuchsia." I wanted the makeup to be simple but fun, so I wouldn't have to worry about touching it up at all throughout the day.

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I had so much fun at PHAMExpo, and definitely spent way too much money. But as Sarah always says, makeup is an investment! I will definitely have a big haul/first impressions post up very soon, so stay on the lookout for that! 

- D.

p.s. I could just DIE from meeting Marlena, Sam, and Nic today! Marlena was the reason my interest in makeup first sprouted and it was an honor to meet all three of them. Enjoy a couple of photos from the day!

1 comment:

  1. Aaahhh, I love this! :D I really, really want your shoes so I'm going to be on the lookout for something like them when I go shopping tomorrow! It's so awesome to see that you've met your inspirations, but I think my favourite pic has to be of you touching up your makeup in the car. I can't wait to see that haul post!