In September, I entered Dave Lackie’s VIP follower event contest for the Estée Lauder Contouring Breakfast (skincare and makeup) in downtown Toronto, and I was one of the lucky winners chosen to attend. Dave is the editor-in-chief and founder of “BEAUTY the guide”, and also appears as the beauty expert on “Citytv’s Cityline” TV show. For my first post I wanted to blog about this amazing event I was fortunate enough to get to attend.
When I woke up that morning, I was so excited to be in the “big city” and could not wait to get to the event to meet Dave and all of the other beauty enthusiasts present in Dave’s circle on Twitter. The event started at 9:00 a.m. in downtown Toronto at the Arcadian Lofts. Here are a few photos of the venue:
Upon arriving I was greeted by two lovely women who helped plan and execute the event (and what an amazing job they did) and was told to take a seat wherever I pleased. The guest of honour for the event was Janice James, Education Executive from Estée Lauder.
We were served a delicious selection of food, here is a photo of the menu:
Our first course which was Organic Yoghurt Panna Cotta with housemade granola, toasted almonds, and fresh & dried berries:
Our second course was comprised of O&B Artisan Apple Bâtard French Toast with Canadian bacon, cinnamon crème fraîche and Fortune Farms maple syrup:
Lastly, we were served a compressed fruit & berry platter:
All of this was absolutely delicious and added such a great touch to the overall experience!
Dave and Janice spoke about Estée Lauder and gave us some background on what we were going to learn about. Janice applied the products on a model, and taught us tips and tricks to achieve the perfect contoured look. Also in attendance was Susy Brown, Estée Lauder’s Marketing Director. Below are some photos of the products featured for the contour and skincare demo:
Pictured below, from left to right – New Dimension Shape + Sculpt Face Kit, New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum, Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, and New Dimension Shape + Sculpt Eye Kit:
All of the guests were also given a gift bag to take home – we were truly spoiled. These consisted of the four products mentioned above. My favourite is the New Dimension Shape + Sculpt Face Kit.
This was one of the best beauty experiences I have ever had, and I cannot thank Dave Lackie and his team enough! Janice was wonderful, and I learned so much about contouring for your specific face shape. Dave and Susy are both so kind and it was truly an honour to have won one of these VIP tickets. Dave gave each of his guests the true Beauty Editor experience, and it is a day I will treasure for years to come.