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Eyes On Spectrum

25th May 2017
Spectrum

Spectrum Brushes invited local bloggers, vloggers and Instagrammers to attend their Eyes On Spectrum event in Cardiff. An evening dedicated to their amazing success so far and aesthetically stunning brush collections. We got to watch a live makeup demo whilst gorging on delicious vegan treats (and it was every bit as photogenic as you would expect from the brand who bought us the World’s most Instagrammable brushes).

Rachel and I went together and as the night progressed, vowed to add every set to our collections!

Cruelty Free

Spectrum are a brand I can really get behind. For a start they’re entirely cruelty free and passionate about raising awareness for the subject. All their products are completely vegan.

Spectrum Brushes A Welsh Brand

I also love that they’re from Wales. Starting out in a garage they’ve risen to big heights but continue to operate from their hometown Barry and keep all their production -handmade- in the UK. Sophie and Hannah are a real success story. The journey their startup has been on is nothing short of inspirational. By their own admission the sisters are not makeup artists. They simply love makeup and wanted to bring their creative ideas to life.

Perhaps most well known for their Glam Clam brush set, Spectrum continue to create gorgeous new collections and have some exciting collaborations in the pipeline.

As we arrived we were greeted with drinks -rose gold glittering champagne no less- and left to explore and mingle. Candy Kittens were in attendance with their selection of sweets, including some suitable for vegans. Local florists the Urban Flower Studio had dressed the venue with amazing displays.

Live Makeup Demo

Spectrum makeup artist Sophie took us through a full face tutorial using the new Holy Grail 35 piece brush set. This was live streamed on Facebook and Instagram, giving us and the live audience a chance to ask questions. Using only cruelty free products, Sophie created a bold pink eye look on the model.

Spectrum

Live makeup demo

Glam Clam

Spectrum Brushes

Urban Flower Studio

Marbelous

Candy Kittens

Sophie and Hannah

makeup demo

Spectrum

After the makeup tutorial and Q&A had finished, we were treated to a vegan buffet from local restaurant Milgi (the cashew pesto was amazing). Dirty Martini, a local cocktail bar served up unicorn cocktails. Naturally being pregnant I didn’t drink any but I appreciated the aesthetic!

Spectrum kindly gifted us a goody bag filled with treats. Including a gorgeous set of their ‘must have minis’. A collection of 4 -incredibly soft- face brushes I’ll be reviewing shortly.

I’ve had my eye on the You Look Marbelous 35 piece set for a while, but after seeing it in action last night think I’ll be treating myself soon. I love that Spectrum are such a fun brand, but pay so much attention to ethics and quality. We need more brands like them and I loved being part of their event here in Wales.

This post was not sponsored. Thanks Spectrum for inviting us to such a fun event. Read about my other makeup posts. You can read about other launch events I’ve attended, in my directory.

  • Jacquard Flower
    25th May 2017 at 11:55 am

    Looks like a great event and love the look of the brushes and the story behind the brand.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Amy
      28th May 2017 at 6:13 pm

      It was a fab event! X

  • Candice Petersen
    25th May 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Their brushes are absolutely gorgeous! So cool you went to their event
    Beauty Candy Loves
     

    • Amy
      28th May 2017 at 6:13 pm

      I love all their sets! x

  • Katie
    25th May 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Spectrum always has the prettiest brushes! Sounds like you had a great time x

    Beauty From Katie

    • Amy
      28th May 2017 at 6:14 pm

      They really do. Thanks Katie! x

  • happywiseowl
    25th May 2017 at 7:12 pm

    I’ve only just invested in some Spectrum brushes – they’re SO good!! Sounds like you had a great time with them!
    Em x
    http://happywiseowl.com

    • Amy
      28th May 2017 at 6:15 pm

      I can’t wait to add more to my collection. It was a really fun event! x

  • Ileana Druetta
    26th May 2017 at 8:55 pm

    These brushes are so beautiful! I love how colorful they are 🙂

    Ileana

    Novelstyle Blog

    • Amy
      28th May 2017 at 6:15 pm

      Me too! x

  • Yiotou_La
    27th May 2017 at 6:10 am

    Looks like a lovely event and everything was so pretty! The flowers, the food, the drinks!! I haven’t tried these brushes but everyone is recommending these so I will add them to my wishlist to try next! x

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

    • Amy
      28th May 2017 at 6:15 pm

      They really went all out with the detail which I loved! X

  • leah and rachel
    27th May 2017 at 4:43 pm

    This sounds like such a great event! The brand sounds so good so I’ll be looking into some of their brushes!

    Cyber Mermaids | Alternative beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog

    • Amy
      28th May 2017 at 6:16 pm

      It was a really fun one! I love the look of all their sets X

  • A Very Sweet Blog
    27th May 2017 at 8:24 pm

    I just subscribed to them! They are so good ethically! I love how beautiful their brushes are. Great post.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

    • Amy
      28th May 2017 at 6:16 pm

      Totally! Thank you 🙂 x

  • TheStyleRawr
    28th May 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Oh wow, the event looks cool – I love the mermaid set! Definitely looking forward to your review. I need some new makeup brushes and I like that these are Welsh!
    T x

    • Amy
      28th May 2017 at 6:16 pm

      It was such a pretty event. I’m coveting the mermaid sets! It’s so cool to see a local brand doing so well X

  • Elena
    28th May 2017 at 6:51 pm

    I didn’t know this brand! I love it that they are Welsh! And the quality sounds really nice, so I’ll be checking them out. The event sounds amazing, glad you had such a good time xx
    http://www.rougenapples.com

    • Amy
      30th May 2017 at 1:41 pm

      They’re such a fun brand. Thank you X

  • Jiawa Liu
    29th May 2017 at 8:29 am

    Great photos dear!

    http://www.beigerenegade.com

    • Amy
      30th May 2017 at 1:41 pm

      Thanks!

  • Charlotta Eve
    30th May 2017 at 8:27 am

    That event sounds like so much fun! I didn’t know Spectrum was Welsh, that’s nice. 🙂

    http://www.charlottaeve.com

    • Amy
      30th May 2017 at 1:42 pm

      It was such a cool event 🙂

  • Yana Kasekamp
    2nd June 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Such a cool event. The brushes look so pretty. 🙂

    http://www.lifeofardor.com

    • Amy
      5th June 2017 at 3:22 pm

      It was! Thanks Yana x

  • Hannah
    5th June 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Spectrum do some gorgeous and affordable brushes! This event looks like so much fun too!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • Amy
      24th July 2017 at 5:12 pm

      I really rate their brushes. I think it was my fav event so far! X

  • AngeliePangilinan
    6th June 2017 at 9:53 pm

    I have never heard of Spectrum before but their brushes look super cute! 🙂

    Angelie // Ikkoryu Fukuoka – SM Southmall

    • Amy
      24th July 2017 at 5:12 pm

      They’re well worth checking out X

  • Mammafulzo
    7th June 2017 at 6:13 pm

    This sounds like such a great event, I haven’t tried any of their brushes but they look lovely, I hope you’re doing well my lovely xxxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

    • Amy
      24th July 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Thanks lovely, hope you’re good X