14/11/2011

Focus Group for Sleek MakeUP 2011

(WARNING this post is going to be looooooooooooooooooong :P)
Hello everyone and welcome to my new followers.
Today I will tell you about my participation on a Focus Group for a makeup brand called Sleek MakeUP!
I already knew Sleek MakeUP, I saw in some stores (I think in Superdrug) when I was studying in the UK, but I never tried or bought anything. I also saw many reviews on Youtube about the brand, many makeup gurus have it, and in overall they say good things about it.
So, I saw on Inês’ Blog an online form that we could fill in, in order to participate on the Focus Group, IIIIII NEVER thought that I would be chosen, and when I received an email from Inês saying that I was selected – among with other 14 girls for her group – I was static, I really was.
There was initially 2 focus groups, but they decided to do 3. I was on the second group, Saturday the 12th at 11AM, at the Hotel Plaza in Lisbon.
I arrived early, so I stayed a bit on the outside of the Hotel (lol), on my way there I spotted Inês, but I wasn’t 100% sure it was her, so I kept on walking. We met on the outside of the Hotel, Inês came with Ana Rita from “Let’s talk about Beauty” and Ana from “Ana naSuécia”, and then I also met Su from “Beleza q.b.”.

As the rest of the group arrived we settled on our tables, each with 5 girls and their “mentor”, and we started with a brief presentation from two Representative Ladies from Sleek Makeup.

- We did a fast Q&A on our table to get to know each other a little bit better.
- Filled in a Q&A form, related to makeup of course.
- We took the makeup items that we had in our bags and put them on the table, to know what we carry around.
- We did a foundation test, so we can find the perfect foundation for our skin. The Foundation Duo Base Kit is amazing, it comes with a cream foundation and the powder as well, as I put it on my face, I kid you not, it felt like nothing, it is so light and smooth, LOVE IT!
- Then we did some Pout Paint, and what is that you ask? Basically is some liquid lipstick, that we can mix and make our one colour… how cool is that?
- We had a quit meal break.
- And then did another Q&A regarding foundations.
- We finished with a presentation of the makeup items that will be sold in Portugal which I filmed , and you can see the video HERE on Youtube.

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Hotel Plaza @ Lisbon

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This is the makeup I had with me that day.

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Testing the Duo Base Kit.

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Playing with Pount Paints.

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This is the colour I came up with. And you only need a little bit for your lips, this baby is gonna last for a long time.

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Inês' Group: On the Top, Vera and Inês;
On the bottom, Susana, Sandra, Ana and Me
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Me and the Ladies from Sleek MakeUP!

The main purpose of this Focus Group, was not only to present the brand to us, but was also to help select about 8 (or more) foundations that are going to be sold in Portugal. Sleek MakeUP products will be sold in Sephora – in selected stores – from February 2012.
In the end we had a surprise :D THE GOODY BAG! I WAS BLOWN AWAY! PPFFFFFFF @_@

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The Pout Paint; From left to right colours: 163 Peek-a-bloo, 157 Pin Up, 155 Port, 160 Pinkini, 162 Milkshake

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Matte Lipstick in colour 748 Cranberry

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Blush in colour 749 Fenberry

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Eye (or lip if you want) Kohl Pencil in colour Mossberry 747

After the event, I ended up going for lunch with Inês, Ana Rita, and Su at MacDonald’s, I got to know them a little bit better, and they are such lovely girls, so friendly, it was pleasure to meet them.

I would like to give a special thanks to Inês for selecting me, and for her and Ana Rita and Su plus Sleek MakeUP organizing this Focus Group. It was a great experience. Hope to see you all someday again J.

For more information about Sleek MakeUP, feel free to visit their website http://www.sleekmakeup.com/en/index.aspx?
or the English and Portuguese Facebook pages.

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18 comments:

  1. Há alguma mais que se possa contar ? (:

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  2. Great items you got!

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  3. So nice =) Eu gostei imenso de te conhecer ! É sempre bom conhecer uma menina assim tão querida e cheia de conhecimento obrigado !

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  4. Ahhh, que oportunidade magnífica que tiveste :)

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  5. hello honey!!!!Thank you so much for your sweet comment!great post!!!
    lots of kisses!nandia!
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  6. Que sortuda!! tb gostava de ter ido ;)

    xoxo F.

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  7. Nice, U have the chance to try all these products, lucky u :)

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  8. Amazing event! Wow..look those gifts!
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  9. The photos were all lovely including you girls. Don't forget to visit LIFO. It is a fun site for girls that has a virtual closet feature which allows you to upload your own personal closet and create outfits you can share with friends.

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  10. that was a great opprtunity !

    come for a visit, and fi you like sign as follower...I'l do back

    ciao ave

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  11. It was absolutely awsime. It was a great pleasure being in your group and meeting all the fun girls. hope to see you again sometime. Kisses

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  12. Looks like a great event! Loveee the goody bag!

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  13. Deve ter sido tão giro! Adorei as ofertas, foram muito bem escolhidas sem dúvida!

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  14. I am sure you had a good time doing a makeup session.
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  15. The goodie bag is awesme. I run a fashion portal. Do drop by
    Love from Colorific

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