Roll call! Raise your hand if you’re attending Beautycon this year. So Beautycon NYC kicks off this upcoming weekend and I can’t tell you how excited I am. This is a must attend event for all the beauty bloggers and makeup lovers out there. Beautycon is beauty convention that is held in New York and Los Angeles every year. At the event, you will find influencers, celebrity speakers and so many beauty branded shopping booths. This year, Beautycon celebrates its 5th anniversary in existence.
I can say that I’m a pro when it comes to attending Beautycon. Check out some of the recaps from previous years I attended in 2017 and 2018 to get a general insight of the event. Each year, I tend to always enjoy providing the coverage from the event to you guys and I love hearing your questions, comments and feedback. In addition to the coverage for the event, I want to provide you with some tips on how to survive Beautycon this year and in the near future. Whether you’re a pro like me and been coming for years or first time attending (How exciting!). Lets take a look at some tips….
Wear comfortable shoes
I know it’s tempting to want to dress up and wear heels for those glamorous pictures, but my suggestion is don’t! My recommendation is to wear your most comfortable shoes for Beautycon because this is an on your feet kind of event. Most likely you will be walking around checking out the different vendors and speakers at the event. Trust me, your feet will thank you later.
Arrive to the event early as possible
Make sure you arrive early as possible! I can’t stress this statement enough. Unless your ticket package allows you to skip the long lines, you should plan to be ahead of the line. The lines can get pretty long to enter in the venue. The most popular package that Beautycon offers is the Hauler package, which consists of early access in the event. You be surprised how long the lines are when people have this package. The earlier the better.
Plan ahead and create a checklist of the booths, influencers and celebrity speakers you want to check out
Before attending the event, I like to be strategic and create a checklist of all the brands, some of my favorite influencers and celebrity speakers I want to check out. Beautycon usually post what brands are going to be present and who’s hitting the main stage at various times at the event on their website and on their app. I suggest making a checklist so you won’t miss a thing.
This probably has to be my favorite tip of all. Have a lot of fun! Don’t be afraid to socialize and learn all you can.
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Shakia is the Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of Kiki Style Diary website.