If you're committing to expanding your makeup and skincare arsenal with game-changing products before they land on the shelves of your favorite big-box beauty shop, here's one way — scratch that, over 180 ways to do just that. This month, the Indie Beauty Expo is once again taking over DTLA's California Market Center, marking the international event's largest ever bazaar yet.
It's happening Wednesday, January 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. for the open-to-the-public Shop Indie portion, and Thursday, January 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Trade Indie day, which is reserved for industry professionals like media, pro makeup artists and hairstylists, and even buyers from Sephora, Amazon, Costco, and more. The massive event will feature over 180 emerging and independent brands in the beauty, lifestyle, and wellness spaces, and you can expect to discover everything from superfood-infused skincare and CBD-powered apothecary to clean and eco-friendly cosmetics and cruelty-free haircare, nail polish, fragrance, personal care, and much, much more. Plus, attendees will have the chance to shop IBE 2018's Best in Show winner (which will be announced on January 16) and finalists at the event — otherwise, you'll have to sign up for the waiting list to get access.
General admission tickets for Wednesday are $45 and VIP entry (which includes a swag-filled bag and fast check-in) is $195, while tickets for industry-only Thursday are $595. Note that attendees must be 16 and up and strollers, infants, and small children are not permitted.
Ahead of the beauty-filled bazaar, we're giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky winner. To enter to win, simply subscribe to our newsletter using the form below by next Monday, January 7. (Note: By subscribing, you're also agreeing to receive updates and offers from our friends at Indie Beauty Expo).
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Indie Beauty Expo at California Market Center, 110 East Ninth St., Penthouse 10B, LA, 90079