Save the date, Gold Coasters, there’s an epic beauty festival headed your way this May and you’ve got to check it out or you’ll run the risk of experiencing some serious FOMO.
It’s the Pacific Fair Beauty Weekend and it’s headed Coast-side from 19 to 20 May. There’ll be meet and greets with some of your fave Insta beauty babes and beaus, masterclasses, giveaways and more.
Here’s what not to miss!
Saturday 19 May
Meet James Charles
Insta BAE James Charles is headed down under for the very first time to get up close and personal with Gold Coast beauty lovers. Hailing from New York, 18-year-old James is known for being the first ever male CoverGirl spokesperson, and has a way with blending brushes that we’re oh-so envious of. Head to The Resort at Pacific Fair to meet the Insta and YouTube sensation and be in with a chance to score epic Pacific Fair giveaways while you wait.
Sunday 20 May
Meet Michael Finch And Lily Brown
Bow down, ya’ll, Queensland’s very own Michael Finch will be ready for all of your beauty questions on Sunday 20 May. Join the fan girls and boys (he’s got over 588K Insta followers) and listen up while he answers a few killer questions (hopefully he tells us how he gets his brows so on fleek). Expect more giveaways while you wait in line at The Resort and be sure to hang around to meet Aussie YouTuber Lily Brown from 1:30pm.
There’s plenty of free action to get among during Beauty Weekend, but we’re most excited for the free beauty masterclasses. Running from 11:30am to 3:30pm daily outside Myer on the ground floor, there are 10 workshops to catch led by the pros from M.A.C. Cosmetics, NYX Professional Makeup, Lush and Priceline. Bookings are almost at capacity, so get in quick to secure a spot, and keep your eye on any booked out masterclasses as people might cancel (though they would be mad to), and walk-ins are available if there are any no-shows.
If you’re planning a night on the town during Beauty Weekend, be sure to get yourself to a Glam Station for a free mini makeover. Each makeover includes a mini facial, hair styling and makeup application with products from the likes of The Body Shop, Jurlique, Hairhouse Warehouse, Kiehl’s, NYX Professional Makeup and more. Get your butt there from 11am to 4pm daily and remember to take a before and after shot!
Pin the Lips
Did someone say prizes? Yes. They. Did. Head to Level 1 near David Jones for your chance to win killer beauty freebies while playing Pin The Lips. Prizes include Pacific Fair gift cards, makeup and more.
But wait, there's more! Don’t miss out on plenty of special offers from your favourite beauty and fashion stores (to be announced on 17 May) only available during beauty weekend.
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