Thursday, August 13, 2015

Cosmoprof Las Vegas 2015 Beauty Finds And Favorites!

They say that Las Vegas is the convention capital of the world. It is with first hand experience and with authority that I can say that we are! Cosmoprof North America came to Las Vegas July 12 - 14 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center - If you are on the East Coast Cosmoprof will be in New York from September 16-17th at the Hilton Midtown Hotel. Do you love beauty products, hair products, everything beauty? Then be sure and attend on either coast. 

This year Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) brought back its exclusive initiative SPOTLIGHTS, which debuted within the Discover Beauty program, for the fourth consecutive year. The initiative highlighted small artisanal brands with unique product ranges that are relatively new to the marketplace and a prime fit for high-end retail stores, boutiques, salons and spas. Centrally located within the Discover Beauty area of the show, SPOTLIGHTS is a curated initiative welcoming the best of niche prestige beauty brands. A popular destination for attendees and buyers, the highly stylized area gives the feeling of walking through a high-end department store where the open layout gives way to the individual brands displayed on select countertops. We have a list of products that we would like to try and will be writing about them soon!

Let’s get down to the true reason we were at the convention. What fun new items did the Blog uncover? What beauty products are fun and trendy right now? If you are a beauty junkie and love new items READ on!

First off not all cotton balls are created the same and we found soft pillowy “Nature’s Softest Touch” Ipek cotton pads. They are plush, soft and thick! For removing your make-up and not damaging or pulling the delicate undereye area these cotton balls are perfect. Ipek Pmuk is well known in Turkey and in Europe for providing organic environmentally sound products. They offer a wide variety of products including cotton balls, cotton pleat products and a full baby line. We are in love with the cotton pads which are produced with the world’s most advanced waterjet technology and a BIG plus they do not leave any fibrous residue behind during use.

Second big favorite, Joan Collins the ultimate glamour goddess has developed a beauty line which encompasses fragrance, skin care, cosmetics and accessories. Let’s start with the fragrance “I Am Woman” which is a full bodied sensuous blend of Bergamoe, lemon peel, orange zest with peach nector with base notes of vanilla, amber, cedar wood plus many other delightful mixes. All together this fragrance is unquestionably female and evokes a mysterious allure. Wear it and see what happens! Bold beautiful lips are in for fall and the new Timeless Beauty lipstick provides not only vivid color but also is creamy and it moisturizes and protects and hydrates. This lipstick also has Hyaluronic Acid which helps lips feel softer, fuller and more luscious. If you love a classic red lip then opt for the Lady Joan! If a muted soft lip is more of what you are looking for try Katrina.

Nothing epitomizes glamour and slips nicely out of your purse like an elegant compact.  With the Paparazzi Compact you have your powder and lipstick in one glamours package. View the full line here - (P.S my friends have raved over the fact that you can have a compact and lipstick in one package!)

Not only does the blog love glamorous items but we also love cute items! Items like the this easy to wear and clean off eyeliner which you can use to create a seductive, sexy and beautiful eye. Who could resist this super emollient and fun addition to your makeup bag; the Pet Park Chapsticks. Eye catching! If you are on the look out for fun different items for your salon or store go here - /

Another amazing find at Cosmoprof; the Pockette! Which claims that it will blow you away and it does! Why use a single ply tissue when you could have a luxurious scented 4-ply tissue pack? These tissues were a obsession for two tissue smuggling globetrotters - Beauty Mogul George Schaeffer (former OPI owner) and Family Therapist Tom Cohn. They found the European tissues to be more durable, soft and scented. Soon a partnership was forged and here in the U.S. we are able to enjoy the softness, durability, luxurious, unscented, mint or lavender scented tissues.  Once you use these tissues it is really hard to return to using regular two ply thin tissue. I must admit that these tissues have become a secret obsession and I find myself hoarding them also and treating them as special occasion tissues. Available online once you try the Pockette you will sing this tissues praises and see why the European jetset consider them not an indulgence but a necessity!   Shop here -

Smokey Eye Duo Purple
We were introduced to the Kryolan product line a few years ago and were so happy so see the beautiful booth. This makeup line has two uses, one for the true makeup aficionado and one for the  professional makeup artist. They manufacture their own makeup and have been doing it for three generations and 70 years. What did we find? The new Smokey Eye trio which is an elegant  mirror set with three colors. These vivid colors are micronized and can be applied with a light hand for a nice pop of color during the day and then re-applied with layering for a full smokey eye for evening wear.  Halloween is coming up and the movie and television industry has been relying upon Kryolan for  years to create wonderful looks why don’t you explore the different looks that are available here -

The items above were our favorite finds at this year’s Cosmoprof and we highly recommend them all. Next year we will again be on the lookout for new exciting products!   

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