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It’s that time of the year again…IT’S GEN Beauty time, Gen Beauty is a beauty con created by and for Ipsy users as well as makeup lovers. It takes place in multiple cities throughout the year. It connects beauty lovers to their favorite brands and influencers. All of the Ipsy creators are there as well other big names. However, it’s not just about creators…but before we get into the haul, I wanted to tell you about some of the cool people that I met this year at Gen Beauty.
First up, I met one of the founders of NudeStix. I saw her and recognized her from social media, so I went up to her and introduced myself. She was so lovely, I loved how she was working the floor with employees. I also wanted to give you a quick little background on this incredible #Girlboss. It’s a company run by a mom and her two daughters. For more about their story, check out this post.
Next up was someone I totally didn’t expect to find at Gen Beauty but I did and that was Iskra Lawrence. Iskra is incredible in so many ways and I couldn’t believe I was meeting her IRL. She is an advocate for NEDA, the face of Aerie, a champion for body diversity and so much more. She’s iconic and someone that I’ve really admired for such a long time. I discovered her through a Ted Talk she did, which really changed how I view myself and society.
I cannot believe that I met @iskra at #genbeautynyc today 😍😍😍 I remember the first time I heard her story on her @ted talk and how much it truly moved me and inspired me to practice loving myself instead of focusing on my flaws. Iskra is an incredible woman and it was truly a pleasure to meet her. #fangirling
Jen From Tarte is someone else I unexpectedly met today, as many of you know Tarte is my absolute favorite brand in the world. Jen is a Brand Ambassador and Social Manager of Tarte. If you ever go check out the Tarte IG story there a strong possibility she’s doing a tutorial in it and so much more. She’s amazing!
You guys already know that my favorite brand is @tartecosmetics , I'm a huge #tartelette and if you ever wonder where I get my @tartecosmetics inspo from, it usually comes from @jentarte ! If you aren't following Tarte's ig story/ Snapchat story you're seriously missing out on incredible tips and tricks that Jen gives. It was so exciting meeting her irl 🙌 she's someone I seriously admire 😘
Last but not least, we get to Madison Miller! YAY guys, so I finally met one of my favorite content creators and OMG it was everything. She was exactly how I imagined her to be, however she was much taller then I expected. I feel like my IG post really talks about why I love her.
Where do I even begin?! @madison89miller is one my favorite creators for a multitude of reasons. So here are my top 3 reasons why I love her. One being her totally honest and organic reviews of products. Two we both are fair and have sensitive skin, so I really trust her judgement when it comes to skincare and foundations. Three, she's an incredibly talented artist and does doable looks that I can actually replicate. Swipe to see our cute photo, I love a good candid. 😍
So here is the haul, I kept it as organized as possible for you guys! So let me know which products that you want to see reviews of. I have a few ideas but I’m open to what you want to see. So Haul Time…
Last year, Ipsy gave us a gift bag at the end of both days. This year, they gave us one of the first day and OMG, it blew my mind guys. So here is just the swag bag.
Day 1 Haul
These are products that I received from brands, as well as products I purchased with my own money.
Day 2 Haul
Here we have Day 2, please remember some of these products were given to me and others were purchased.
What product would you be the most excited about?