Sunday, March 20, 2016

Salon Melbourne 2016 Haul!

Hi lovelies,

I'm a little late with this post, which is all about what I picked up at Salon Melbourne a couple of weekends ago! If you're wondering what Salon Melbourne is, it's basically an industry event for professionals like hairdressers, makeup artists etc, but luckily, bloggers are also allowed in. I've already reviewed the event the last couple of times I went (wayyy back in 2012 and 2013, which you can read here and here). It hasn't changed overly much in the years so I won't review it again, but will just jump straight to what I purchased, though of course, some of the brands that were exhibiting have changed.

Salon Melbourne 2016
(image courtesy of Salon Melbourne)
I was a lot more restrained with my purchases this year, so here's what I ended up getting.

Haul from Salon Melbourne 2016.
I picked up 5 brushes from Crown Brushes, to fill gaps in my brush collection. Pictured from left to right, as detailed in the photo below, these are:

Fan brush SS023 ($19) - I'd been wanting a dense, fluffy fan brush for applying highlighter, and this was the softest out of all the choices that the Crown Brush stand had. I've already used this and I'm loving the result I get from this!
Dense powder brush 443 ($35) - This was the most expensive brush I picked up. This is a little like a kabuki, but it's a lot denser than all the brushes I own. I wanted something to really buff powder into the skin after the application of liquid foundation, so I can't wait to give this a good try. I've just washed this and there was a fair bit of dye leaking from it, but this should hopefully peter off after the first wash.
Contour brush C473 ($20) - I own a Zoeva contour brush but wanted something that had a bit more bulk to it. I've also just washed this but have yet to try it out properly. There was no dye leaking out which is good!
Eye smudger SS028 ($7) - The eye smudger brush caught my eye immediately! I've got one from Sigma which I love, but I wanted a dupe as a backup. I've washed this but have yet to use it.
Spoolie brushes x 2 C115 ($3 each) - I had to bin my last spoolie, so I really needed a soft spoolie to help brush product through my brows. Both of these felt quite soft, and as they were $3 each, I figured it didn't hurt to pick up two different ones!

Let me know in the comments if you want to see reviews once I've tried them all.

Keep reading after the jump!

Crown Brushes (L-R): Fan brush, dense powder brush, contour brush, eye smudger and spoolie brushes x 2.
I also picked up a few other bits and pieces, including two Invisibobbles (hair elastics that are meant not to snag your hair), two bottles of nail glue (always comes in handy) and a pump top dispenser for my nail polish remover. I feel quite professional now so expect more NOTD posts!

Inglot stand at Salon Melbourne.
(Image courtesy of Salon Melbourne)
Inglot were also one of the exhibitors this year, which I was quite excited about as I love their products. The stand was pretty crazy busy, so I only managed to pick up two blushes before my patience ran out. Each blush was about $13, which was discounted from $18. Luckily I didn't already own either of those, so I managed to add two new blushes to my already significant collection!

That's it, lovelies! I'm sure you'll agree I was quite restrained this year.

Did you go to Salon Melbourne? Let me know if you did, I'd love to know what you picked up! What do you think of my purchases?

Much love,


  1. I love those two Inglot shades, it isnt a brand I have really tried anything of x

  2. I really want to get my hands on some crown brushes, love the inglot shades too.

  3. I love those blushes from Inglot, good bargain.

  4. I love those blushes from Inglot, good bargain.

  5. This looks like such a fun event, I wouldn't know where to start! Those Inglot blushers are both stunning shades <3

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  6. It looks like you picked up some amazing pieces! I still need to try Inglot - I always hear such good things about their products :)

    Louise x

  7. You were very restrained!! I picked up a few things and even completely skipped Inglot this year. I have a palette I want to fill up but keep forgetting to write down the shades I already have so I don't repurchase the same ones haha xx

    Jasmine /

  8. It looks like you managed to get yourself some great products!


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