Friday, March 16, 2012

Smashbox Shades of Fame Launch Party

Sephora's private VIB Party last night was pretty awesome! It was launching Smashbox's new pallet Shades of Fame, and was held at Smashbox Studios in LA. Take a look at how the night went!

Also check out my review of the Shades of Fame Pallet

Jenni (my sister in law) and I were the first people there! Nerds? Maybe! Wanting not to wait in long lines or get caught in traffic? Yes! ha ha But we were REALLY early, like they weren't even completely set up when we got there at 5! haha

Once they started letting us in a lady escorted us over to the bar first and we grabbed some pink drinks and then over to the makeup stations to get our makeovers done by the amazing Smashbox and Sephora makeup artists.

This was my makeup artist Tuesday! (Loved her name!)

Then off to get our professional head shots taken. The photos were eventually taken by Davis Factor, world famous photographer but since we were the first people to get them done he wasn't there yet. The guy who took our photos is one of the photographers for the studio and was awesome! They gave us a CD right on the spot of all the photos they took for us to keep.

After the photos we mingled and met two really nice women Marieke and Danielle. We laughed and got to know each other over mini kobe beef burgers and other yummy stuff.

Here is the debuting pallet Shades of Fame. Super pretty colors! Nine powders and two creams.

I had to take a picture of this lady. She was dressed so cute in her vintage dress. She got it from Elsewhere Vintage in Orange she told me.

This was our swag bag. It came with a $10 Sephora gift card, a sample size Smashbox Lid Primer, and a sample size Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara. Pretty cool!

We had so much fun joking with the waiters, nibbling on the hors 'd'oeuvres and getting to know new people. They had this awesome spinach pesto feta cheese pizza thing that was to die for and warm chocolate chip cookies! YUM! So yummy one lady pushed another girl out of the way just to get to the food! Sephora promises to do more of these events and I would recommend if you have a chance to go, do it! You'll have a blast! There were about 200 people there that kind of filtered in and out through the night so it was never crowded.
This next part really has nothing to do with the actually pallet. I was a bit disappointed with Sephora's staff. I was told by the ladies who work for Sephora selling the pallets that this pallet was not going to be released to the general public till April, yet they have it for sale on their website RIGHT NOW! So maybe I heard them wrong and they meant to say it wasn't going to be sold by any other companies to the general public till April... But wait, another beauty store online is selling it already too! ha ha, I am not disappointed that all you cuties out there can buy this pallet already but I am disappointed with the ill informed staff they had there. Unless it was a marketing ploy to sell more pallets that night to the attendees that thought we were "so cool" (ha ha) to be able to buy it a couple weeks before the general public. HAHA, WOW They saw me coming! =( 

I hope you enjoyed coming to the party with me (well in photos.)
One Tired American Cutie Beauty.

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