The great news is, we are absolutely working with DragWorld, and we feel blessed and lucky that they reached out to us recently to discuss our attendance. So hold back on those rotten tomatoes!
If you’ve followed our journey you will have noticed our stiletto on the gas pedal and speeding into 2018. Initially only looking at adding a few products and gently sashaying through the year, we were bombarded with manufacturer contacts in January asking if we would like to work with them. These manufacturers weren’t just anyone… they are huge in the cosmetics industry and we simply had to snatch their hands to secure some fabulous products for our customers.
In the first part of this year we added a gorgeous collection of pencils which shockingly sold out within their first weekend! We then worked with the industries finest cosmetic brush manufacturer, creating an entire 30 piece collection which received huge thumbs up from artists! The brush manufacturer kindly elbowed us to the front of the queue with the biggest beauty blender production company too. Finally we were absolutely shook to find the manufacturer of the ‘drag essential’ 301 lash where they granted us permission to add her and her sisters to our brand and when they invited us to create some new designs - you know we couldn’t resist!
Just as we started to gently cruise through the remainder of this year… our customers swerved us into the parked project - Wigs! We called our friends at Josephs Hair Team, well known in the Midlands for their hair styling, colouring and wig customization. Before we knew it, we were back in the design studio collaborating with Josephs Hair Team and a new manufacturer for a solid two months of researching and creating!
So… back to the question. We know exhibiting at DragWorld would be a fantastic opportunity to meet you, show our full range and give you a chance to grope the brand. But as we explained to the DragWorld team, when we do something, we do it to the very best of our ability, standing by our mission of celebrating exceptional and ethical artistry. We always aim to give our customers value, enjoyment and love. If we did accept DragWorlds invite to exhibit in 2018 we would be dropped into panic to re-stock and scurry around to produce a display which would probably be as fancy as a fold out wallpaper pasting table.
We think our customers and DragWorld visitors deserve better! We will try our best to attend this year as visitors to check out the event (it’s also a great opportunity for us to drink and party with you all). Then we can make a clear decision whether to add DragWorld 2019 to our ‘to do’ list. This will give us more time to plan, create and give you an experience rather than just being present to grab coins. So unfortunately Give Face Cosmetics will not be exhibiting (professionally) at DragWorld this year. We hope we have clarified why you won’t find us in a corner selling from the boot of our car. However, if we do grab a day to get over and you spot us, give us a shout and let’s Kiki!
Don’t forget to follow DragWorld on social media for gag worthy announcements, including a special online discount code from yours truly. Be sure to visit their website too where you can secure tickets for this spectacular event. www.dragworld.co.uk
Director: Johnny (aka drag queen Dirti Denise)
"I founded Give Face Cosmetics in 2016 working in my editorial photography business Outside the Box Photography, I researched and sourced incredible ingredients to create an amazing range of vegan and cruelty free products designed especially for artists who need amazing pigmentation and effects with no additives to reduce allergic reactions and irritation. I want to bring artists affordable, amazing quality."