Last weekend L and I headed off to our local boots for a Smashbox, Ojon and Bumble and Bumble event. We were both really excited as it’s been a while since we’ve been to a beauty event with each other as circumstances lately mean we have both been mega busy.
We’ve both tried the Iconic primer from smashbox and drooled over the Full Exposure palette so were excited to go and see more of the products in action.
It started off by showing us the Bumble and Bumble Blow Dry Cream. Neither of us really use many hair products like this so were intrigued to see it. It’s fair to say we were all very impressed with the results. A small amount of the cream was rubbed into dry hair (the model in the photos below has curly almost crimped like hair until it was blow dried as you see below!) then the hair was blow dried straight using just hands.
It was so quick and eliminated frizz so well. It seems perfect and we can’t wait to try it. They also do three different types we are both eyeing up the repair one.
We’ve both used the Ojon oil before so it was great to hear more information on it. L can’t wait to try the Rare Blend Rejuvenating oil as this is a lighter texture than the original so won’t make hair greasy and M can’t wait to try the Rare Blend Moisture Therapy to help with dryer ends. We resisted these on the day but will be back to pick them up soon.
Next we were shown Smashbox. It was great to get hands on with the products and try so many. We ended up with such soft hands after trying on the primers. The luminizing primer gave a great glow and will be amazing for summer nights, while we both love the hydrating and light versions which left the skin feeling so soft.
They have such a huge range of primers it can be really overwhelming to see them on the shelf but going through them individually was really helpful to see which does what, especially learning about their Primer Water which sounds like a must have!
The star of the show had to be the Double Exposure palette it has the most amazing colours and the potential to be a great all rounder. It has the nudes you’d want for everyday with some great blues and purples for smokey eyes. A great thing about the double exposure palette is that the shadows can be used wet.
Most of the time I’m dubious about this as when you wet shadows they tend to get that film layer on top you then need to scrape off. With these you can get loads of water on the brush and in the eyeshadow, apply it and then the shadows dry up and are back to normal. Below shows how amazing the blue looks wet.
The 15 hour wear hydrating foundation is another thing we can’t wait to try. We find no matter how much we love a foundation we always think there is better. With Smashbox all the products are tried in a studio on a set for lasting ability. It’s a medium buildable coverage that feels great on the skin. This one could be a winner.
The eyebrow kit looked so good, it has a wax and two powders to create the brow that you want, from an ombre brow to changing your look dependent on day or night. This was one thing that L couldn’t leave behind!
M is currently on a make up spending ban so had to resist purchases this day. Roll on 20th May!
Luckily we had a few goodies given to us so that we can try out some of the Bumble and Bumble products and Smashbox.
What are your favourite products from Ojon, Bumble and Bumble and Smashbox?
There’s definitely a growing wishlist for us!
Love L and M