Thursday, April 30, 2015

Recap: VIP Gilt City Warehouse Sale - April 2015

On Friday, April 24th, I attended the anticipated Gilt City Warehouse Sale held at Metropolitan West at 639 West 46th Street. Shoppers enjoyed 80% off retail while sipping on Ruby Red Citrus and Pineapple Mandarin Orange Palm Breeze sparkling spritzes, La Marca Prosecco and Darkhorse wines in Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Red Blend and Cabernet. Icelandic Glacial natural spring water, In/Fusion iced herbal tea in Peach - Vervaine - Lemon and Pomegranate - Blackcurrant - Blackcurrant leaf - Peppermint as well as Crazy Hot Potato popchips were also complimentary to attendees. 

During the sale, I stopped by to visit with ZYRTEC® Brand celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg, as she shared spring-inspired tips and makeup looks to combat ALLERGY FACE® beauty challenges. For my makeup look, I went with 'gilted glamour'. 

With Jamie Greenberg

Here are tips to get the 'gilted glamour' look:

Eyes: Apply a gold shadow all over the top eyelid and use black shadow in the corners to achieve a smoky effect. For darker skin tones, blend a reddish hue with the gold to create a shimmery look. Apply black waterproof eyeliner on the top eyelid and brown on the bottom, just to define the eyes. Finish with black waterproof mascara. If possible opt for fake lashes to provide a bolder, more dramatic nighttime look. 

Skin: When applying foundation, be sure to fully cover the face so it lasts throughout the day. Also pay special attention to color-correcting any uneven skin tones due to ALLERGY FACE® beauty challenges, using green or yellow-tinted concealers that help cancel out redness. 

Brows: Fill in brows for a full look which will help frame your face, and distract from watery eyes and puffiness.

Cheeks: Lightly contour the face using bronze and pinkish-nude cheek colors; contouring is the perfect tool for counteracting the appearance of puffiness due to allergies. 

Lips: Choose a pink or nude lip stain. For darker complexions, choose a gloss with glitter instead, to tie the look together and stand out.  

Once I was set with my makeup look, I was ready to shop! Check out the images below from my shopping haul. This new venue for the sale was definitely more spacious and had a welcoming layout for guests to approach sponsored brands. Since the VIP Night was changed to a ticketed event, it was quite the line to get into the sale. I suggest making sure you get to the next sale as early as possible. But one thing is for sure, I never leave empty-handed!

Shoppers received additional markdowns of up to 75% off based on the color of the ticket

Avaleigh fisherman ribbed boyfriend cardigan for $19.00 
MSRP: $127.00

Renvy French terry faux leather jacket for $39.50 
(this was $79.00 with an additional 50% off)
MSRP: $265.00

BCBGMAXAZRIA silk zena top for $24.50 
(this was $49.00 with an additional 50% off)
MSRP: $198.00

ella moss silk floral tier ruffle skirt for $24.50
(this was $49.00 with an additional 50% off)
MSRP: $188.00

Maiden Lane dahlia t-strap thong sandal for $19.00
MSRP: $89.00 

While on line to check out, I also had found a silk printed cap sleeve shirt for $39.00 (MSRP: $202. 00). I was happy with my finds this season and looking forward to the next sale!

- Kim Weling

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