Wednesday, June 3, 2015

What's in My Generation Beauty 2015 SWAG BAG?! + GIVEAWAY!!!

Some of you may or may not know about Generation Beauty which is an event created by IPSY for 3 years now for basically everyone who is a beauty fan, where you can interact with your makeup beauty brands, YouTube beauty gurus and fellow beauty fans. The Gen Beauty in LA was held last May 30-31 but there is still another one coming up in New York for the first time on Oct 3-4 you can get tickets here.

I have been going to this event every year for 3 years now and I really enjoy it! Although this year it was hard to get to meet some of my Youtube beauty gurus because of the lines so I wasn't able to meet all of them. I must say every year it seems like there's more and more people coming. This year I got to see Kandee again and meet Kat Von D and Sam Schuerman! <3 I would have loved to meet Michelle Phan, ItsJudytime and Bubzbeauty but the lines for their meet ups was closed by the time I got there. Please excuse my dorky face as I am totally fangirling at this point that I don't even care how I look in the picture anymore! ^.^
And its not just meeting your favorite Youtube stars but you would also meet a lot of friends along the way and I have the pleasure of bumping into friends I made since year one of Generation Beauty. You should check out their Youtube channels they are just wonderful and awesome ladies! Link to their Youtube Channels down below! ^.^
Maria Damaso

So the Gen Beauty Swag bag you get from the event is said to contain over a $200 value! Which is pretty awesome because I paid only $80 for the tix with an IPSY coupon code. I got 2 tix for myself and 1 for my mom so you might see repetitions on the products I got since I got some of them from my Mom and some things missing since I already gave them to some family and friends. There are definitely some brands like Tarte, Chella, LA Girl, Pacifica, and etc that are selling and providing some of their services in a discounted price. But most of the brands provide a lot of samples or free full size products. The line for each booth can get really long at times like the Too faced, Bare Minerals and IT Cosmetics as they color match you to the right foundation shade.

Below are goodies I got to the event. ^.^ You should definitely go to the NYC event coming Oct 3-4 coz I tell yah youre gonna get a lot of freebies!
It cosmetics CC Cream and Bye Bye under eye concealer
Too Faced Born This Way Liquid Foundation (this is a new product from Too Faced launching late June they say)
BareMinerals Complexion Rescue (I was bummed that this year they didn't include a brush with it like they did 2 previous years)
Laneige BB cushion samples
Be a Bombshell blush in Glowing Goddess
Jouer Le Match Box with samples of their primer, oil, gloss and cheek tint
Lush Sea Vegetable Hand and Body Soap
St. Tropez 1 hour tan
Bare Republic Natural Mineral Sunscreen
DermaE Micodermabrasion Scrub
Tarte Maracuja Oil
Nail polishes from China Glaze, Pacifica and Colour Prevails
Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo
Klorane Dry Shampoo and sample of their shampoo and conditioner
Proactiv Deep Cleansing Brush (this I won on the Proactiv booth and I got one for my mom too coz she made me play hers as well!)
Pacifica Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes
Sephora Face Mask in Rose and Lotus
Laneige deluxe samples of their multi cleanser, water bank serum, and moisture cream
Dermalogica Clear Start Foaming Wash and Matte Moisturizer deluxe samples
DermaE Hydrating Mist
Pacifica single eyeshadows (I pretty sure I got similar one of this shade in my IPSY glam bag before already)
Pixi Endless Silky Pen
Chella Highlighter Pencil
Cargo Swimmables Waterproof pencil (I think this is a new product from Cargo)
LA Girl eye liners
Smashbox Gel Liners (I am not sure but this is a new product for Smashbox as well?)
Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes
Ardell Demi Wispies False Lashes
Smashbox Gel Liner
Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes and Brow Power Pencil
IT Cosmetics Airbrush powder and bronzer brush (I got this with just taking a pic and posting it on IG)
City Color Lip liners
Cargo Swimmable eyeliner
City Color Lip balm and Be Matte Lipstick
Jouer Lipsticks
Sephora Lip Gloss
Nyx High Voltage Lipstick and Liquid Suede Liquid Lipstick
Be a Bombshell Pout Potion
Crown Brush Lip Concealer brushes
Bare Minerals Nude Prefection lip trio
Gallany Cosmetics Lipsticks
Nyx Liquid Suede LiquidLipsticks
Jouer lipstick and lip glosses
Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm
NYX High Voltage Lipsticks
Sephora Lip gloss
Tarte Lip Surgence Lip Tint
Trestique Matte Lip Crayon
London Soho New York Disney Make up sponge, applicators and brushes

Since I would not be able to use all of these products by myself and the month of June is my birthday month I have decided to host another giveaway contest to 1 lucky subscriber a chance to win some of the SWAG I got from this year's Generation Beauty! May odds be ever in your favor! ^.^

Rules and Guidelines
  • Open Internationally! ^.^ 
  • Must be 18 years old or older. If you are under 18 years old make sure to ask permission from your parent or legal guardian to be able to enter and receive the price.
  • The giveaway would run from June 4 2015 12AM PST up to July 4 2014 12AM PST. 
  • Feedurpassion (me) is responsible for verifying the winner and notifying the winner through email.
  • You can enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter. All entries will be verified and anyone who has multiple accounts will be disqualified.
  • Qualified entries would be randomly drawn. Winners will be notified within 24 hours when the contest closes. The randomly chosen winner will have 36 hours to respond to the email with your whole name and address, if not, another winner will be selected.
  • Feedurpassion (me) is not responsible for the products contained in the boxes, shipping, lost, damaged, stolen boxes or any other issues. And I am also not responsible for the actual products and ingredients included in the giveaway.
  • The winner is responsible for verifying the products and their contents and to determine the suitability of those products for their own needs. 
  • The giveaway prize will be sent first class mail with tracking to the winner within 3 business days as I do work on weekends.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

First Impression Review Too Faced Born This Way Liquid Foundation

I got this new foundation at the Too Faced booth in the shade Light Beige. I have the skin tone of C3 with Mac Studio fix Foundation and 125 in Maybelline foundation so you get a better idea of my skin tone in comparison to your own.
This new foundation is said to launch late June as I was told in the event and they have 12 diffrent shades all in all. Its said that this contains coconut water, alpine rose, and hyaluronic acid. Although those ingredients are the selling point of the product, they appear in the middle to the last in the ingredients list which could indicate that it may or may not have a major impact to the formulation of the product. I am not a cosmetics ingredients expert its just a hypothesis I came up when I saw the ingredients list. Here is the Cosdna analysis of the ingredients indicated on the box.
The texture of the foundation is somewhat viscous but light enough that when you blend it in your skin it doesn't feel like you have a mask on that your skin can't breath because its very lightweight.
Bare face with only moisturizer and sunscreen on.
With the foundation on.
Finished make up look above and below I put my MAC studofix powder foundation on top of this.
I would say this foundation gives a natural coverage to the skin, although I don't think it was adequate enough in blurring out my pores. As for coverage I don't think its a full coverage foundation at all I would say only medium coverage since I still used my Mac studio fix powder foundation to blur out some of my blemishes on the cheek and chin areas. Also I never experienced any caking at all and it's very easy to build up from light to medium coverage only though. As for the longevity of the product on my face, I have super oily skin so I find that after 3 hours of application I was already really oily even with my primer on, so I say this is not great for super oily skin types like mine. I don't think this would be an ideal summer foundation for me.