If you have not stopped by Saks Fifth Avenue lately you’re missing out. I was lucky enough to be invited to the first beauty event Saks Tysons Corner ever had. Yes, it started at 8:30 am but for true junkies, smart women/men that’s perfectly fine. I found something calming about being in the mall and the gorgeous store before it opened. Like “I was with my people”!
This event was to showcase Fall Beauty Trends right on the heels of NYFW and they did not disappoint! They had beauty experts there, yummy treats, red carpet, live models, Giveaways Galore and you got to see and try things first hand before all the masses did. I came away with brand/logo tee shirts, water bottles, samples from all the prestigious lines, new mascara, full-size products and …..wait for it………..a 2 hours Master Class appointment with DIOR national makeup artist Ricky Wilson! I get to be the model up front! Whaaaaat – can he work his magic on me and make me look like Sharon Stone? Be sure to check my Instagram/ Instastories for live updates on Friday!
There are some fantastic new products out there I was like a kid in the candy store. Yes, I sat “Front Row” yes, I rose my hand to all the questions for prizes I was that girl! The teachers pet so to speak I had to tone it down so others could answer – LOL. At one point it was like an awards show with winners being picked and they pan to you and you have to look happy for the other winner. Smiling all the while you’re like “darn I really wanted to win”! A woman actually won a spa day (they have a private spa room if you did not know) for her self and 5 of her friends!!!!!!! I mean I wanted that big time. Can I say that? Chanel came out with its first new perfume in over 15 years “GABRIELLE CHANEL” – Gabrielle was CoCo Chanel’s birth name. How clever right? The bottle is stunning a little gem for your counter on its own and the floral scent is composed of orange blossom, Ylang-Ylang, Grasse tuberose, and jasmine. I really liked it and I am super picky with my scents. The Chanel counter manager there was fantastic – she came with tons of energy, stunning makeup and mascara samples along with info sheet. I am so excited to get my hands on the Le Lift Sleep Mask. If I wake with her skin – I’m in! This little baby is coming with me to use on the plane ride to Italy. It stimulates the production of youth proteins (um yes tell me more……), melts into the skin plumping, smoothing and you wake with a luminous glow! Face, neck and decollete. #travelmust
Kiehl’s came to the table with some great new face masques ( ya know I had to get one). I also grabbed the iconic lip balm – I keep one everywhere folks. In my car, purse, desk etc. It works great on the cuticle as well or even on rough elbows in a pinch and when my kids were babies as a nice safe balm on chapped winter cheeks.
Sisley Paris has a fantastic new eye/lip cream and a lymph product tool I have to have – only there for a limited time. It is made with surgical steel and really helps their premier serums go even deeper for better results. The 3 in 1 brow gel is perfect for my makeup bag. I love the multi-purpose product. Brow gel, arch pencil and brow color and highlighter! Stop by their counter for more info.
Dior has the new Super Booster One Serum that we all were lucky enough to get lovely samples of and I won a Dior Addict Lip Maximizer (cult fave)! YES! I also got to see first-hand the new 12-hour wear lip matte – It last ladies – I sampled some and it stayed on perfectly for my day with lots of eating, drinking, talking and it was still put before my shower! The shades are to die for too – not drying but a soft matte lip.
You only have a few more days of their Beauty Event and if you use your Saks Card (I got one for these type of events especially) the more you spend the more you save in points and real gift cards to use anywhere in the store. A Little thing I have learned with these upscale department stores is that their store credit cards are really worth having. They come with lots of real perks. Shopping days, VIP events, free samples, free shipping and the points add up. So I like to use them for luxury purchases because when does that stuff go on sale? I just make sure to pay off at the end of the month.
I know they will be having a Holiday Trend Event as well so be on the lookout for that! Holiday gift sets are the best every year I will post on Social Media so watch for and follow #saksfrontrow #saksbeauty #urablankslate #loriannmd and If you want an invite to attend or updates let me know #getonthelist
Well gotta run – I get to meet Ricky Wilson of Dior today than date night with my big guy. Go to Ricky’s Instagram @rickywilsonbeauty to see his work and be on the lookout for photos, vlogs, blog posts and what I learned from the “Master Class”.