As we sit here going through BeautyCon pictures, all I can think of is how sore my feet were the morning after! Before I get to that though I should probably start at the beginning, I consider myself fairly new when it comes to the world of makeup obsession. One thing I do love is YouTube and watching my favorite YouTubers before bed. So, when Fleur de Force mentioned that she was going to be in Dallas (only 2 hours away) for BeautyCon I knew I had to do my research. For those of you still in the dark BeautyCon is a beauty convention where different makeup brands and popular YouTube personalities come together to interact with fans and talk about all things beauty. Hilda, who is anything but new to makeup, was down of course. We decided on the Pro tickets, which seemed like a happy medium between general admission and platinum tickets. Our tickets included not only early entrance to the event, but also guaranteed a swag bag and a free t-shirt. We counted down the days until the day of BeautyCon finally arrived.
We invited our cousin, who brought along her 5 year old daughter and sister-in-law. Since we had purchased the PRO tickets we only had to stand in line for about twenty minutes before heading inside an hour earlier than the general admission crowd. We walked in expecting to see the place packed with different brands so we were a little disappointed that there were not as many booths as we hoped. Moving along we realized that there were only two actual makeup brands there, NYX and Tarte. Both great brands, but we definitely expected more. Luckily we are not easily deterred and almost instantly headed to pick up our free swag. This was perhaps my favorite moment of the day because as we stood in line Fleur de Force just happened to walk by and the fangirling ensued.
That wasn’t the only sighting we had though! Imagine our surprise when we spotted Courtney Kerr just a few feet away from us. You may remember her from the Bravo reality show, Courtney Loves Dallas, or you may know her from her blog, thecourtneykerr.com. She was super sweet and not to mention gorgeous!
BeautyCon was filled with a whole lot of goodies and we might have gone a little overboard with the freebies. One of our first stops was QVC where we received a small box of beauty samples among those was the WEN cleansing conditioner a potential favorite. Next, we were off to the Birchbox booth where we met Mac Daddy and after standing in only three very long lines we also had a chance to customize our own little Birchbox full of goodies. After not so careful consideration we would have to say that our favorite part of the trip would have to be the amazing deals we snagged at the Tarte booth. We managed to get our hands on some cult favorites like Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara and a Limited Edition Tarte eye shadow palette! All in all we enjoyed our time at BeautyCon Dallas, and we would love to hear from any of you that have attended any BeautyCon events recently and how your experience compared.