What is your definition of beauty? Q&A with #BeautyConLA's Profresh Style

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Madison Beer attends the NYX Cosmetics VIP lounge during BeautyCon LA! at The Reef on July 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for NYX Cosmetics)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Jen Chae (L) and Jiffpom attend the NYX Cosmetics VIP lounge during BeautyCon LA! at The Reef on July 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for NYX Cosmetics)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: A general view of atmosphere during BeautyCon LA! at The Reef on July 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for NYX Cosmetics)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Scarlett Rose Leithold (L) attends the NYX Cosmetics VIP lounge during BeautyCon LA! at The Reef on July 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for NYX Cosmetics)
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By MAGDALENA GUILLEN

What isthe definition of beauty? Is it chilling in sweatpants with no makeup on? Is it feeling like a boss in a full face, fake eyelashes and hair extensions? Recently, we were able to attend the largest beauty event in Los Angeles, BeautyCon LA, where we got to test some of the latest products and listen to many of the industry's biggest influencers. We even met the adorably flawless pup, Jiff Pom, who only proves that beauty truly does come in different shapes, colors and sizes.

We spoke to our favorite cool-girl Christina Topacio (also known as the incredible Profresh Style) and Marketing Director of BeautyCon to tell us more about the event and her definition of beauty.

Chill vibes. | #BeautyConLA ✌🏽

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AOL: What stood out from this year's BeautyCon?

Christina Topacio: E​ach season BeautyCon fans stand out to us; how kind they are to ​one another, how friendly each girl is and how each girl and guy comes dressed to impress. It's no surprise here that BeautyCon fans feel comfortable expressing their true selves, "come as you are" and how excited they are to meet new friends. That is the most rewarding feeling to know that friends were made, each BeautyCon.

AOL: What do you hope attendees gain from the event -- whether they're aspiring beauty industry professionals or just fans?

CT: More than anything, I think BeautyCon gains so much from these fans; their energy, their spark, their enthusiasm and their passion. Without those voices and expressions and beauty, BeautyCon ​would not be what it is today.


AOL:What is your favorite beauty trend this season (or your least favorite)?

CT: Favorite beauty trend isn't really a trend I suppose. I'm really into hair back out of the face (sleek with some baby hairs) and a natural face. Bronzed skin with a fresh eye. There's something so flawless about less. I love that people get to express themselves regardless of season. I was talking to a fan [at BeautyCon] who shared with me that burgundy/wine is in at all times. I was wearing a wine lip. I was satisfied to know she approved. ​

AOL:What is the best beauty advice you've ever received and from whom?

​CT: Best beauty advice would be a random blog post I found on a girl's blog that isn't around anymore -- it was to wash your face with light soap, cleanse, and moisturize. Who knew the simplest advice would get me so far? Oh, and no dairy. Dairy murders my face. ​

AOL: What is your definition of beauty?

​CT: Definition of beauty is owning who you are. Acne, moles, dimples, freckles, minimal brows, crooked teeth are all little bits of goodness about someone. But, really, beauty is about being a dope person -- being good to people.


Christina, who recently made headlines for her response to a man who told her she needed to lose weight, further proves to us we have to own whatever type of body, freckles, hair, and big feet we are given. And unless something is a threat to our health, we have to own our curves and other things we see as "imperfections" with confidence. And that, is the true definition of beauty.

He's like: yo, you got a sunset in your shades I'm like: yo, you got some corny in your teeth. 🙅💁🙋

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BeautyCon is also hosted in other major cities including Dallas and New York and recently went international, hosting a festival in London this past May.

What is your definition of beauty? Sound off in the comments below!

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Actress/Singer Christina Milian attends the NYX Cosmetics VIP lounge during BeautyCon LA! at The Reef on July 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for NYX Cosmetics)

Reality TV actress Lizzie Milian, singer/songwriter Christina Milian and reality TV Actress Danielle Milian

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actress Ashley Benson arrives at BeautyCon and Ashley Benson Host A Special Screening of PIXELS on July 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Sony Pictures Entertainment)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Model/Actres Zendaya attends the NYX Cosmetics VIP lounge during BeautyCon LA! at The Reef on July 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for NYX Cosmetics)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Model/Actres Zendaya attends the NYX Cosmetics VIP lounge during BeautyCon LA! at The Reef on July 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for NYX Cosmetics)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Jiffpom attends the NYX Cosmetics VIP lounge during BeautyCon LA! at The Reef on July 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for NYX Cosmetics)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Jiffpom attends the NYX Cosmetics VIP lounge during BeautyCon LA! at The Reef on July 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for NYX Cosmetics)

Model and beauty influencer, Olivia Cupo

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Karrueche Tran attends the NYX Cosmetics VIP lounge during BeautyCon LA! at The Reef on July 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for NYX Cosmetics)

YouTube sensation, Bethany Mota

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Leticia Cyrus attends the NYX Cosmetics VIP lounge during BeautyCon LA! at The Reef on July 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for NYX Cosmetics)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Baddie Winkle attends the NYX Cosmetics VIP lounge during BeautyCon LA! at The Reef on July 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for NYX Cosmetics)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Alli Simpson attends the NYX Cosmetics VIP lounge during BeautyCon LA! at The Reef on July 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for NYX Cosmetics)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Dulce Candy attends the NYX Cosmetics VIP lounge during BeautyCon LA! at The Reef on July 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for NYX Cosmetics)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Amy Pham attends the NYX Cosmetics VIP lounge during BeautyCon LA! at The Reef on July 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for NYX Cosmetics)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Chantel Jeffries (L) and Karrueche Tran attend the NYX Cosmetics VIP lounge during BeautyCon LA! at The Reef on July 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for NYX Cosmetics)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Veronica Merrell and Vanessa Merrell attend the NYX Cosmetics VIP lounge during BeautyCon LA! at The Reef on July 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for NYX Cosmetics)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Alba Ramos from YouTube channel SunKissAlba and actress Ashley Benson arrive at BeautyCon and Ashley Benson Host A Special Screening of PIXELS on July 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Sony Pictures Entertainment)
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