I was quite excited about this past weekend. It was going to pretty much be an event-filled weekend…and it all has to do with MAKEUP!!! Woohoo! So this weekend started off with the Blogger Preview. I finally got the chance to attend this year, because the other years I couldn’t due to another engagement. I met up with two blogging buddies (Hey, Amina and Shica!) and we went to the event after killing some time in SoHo. This day was beautiful and the sun was beaming…and we learned just how hot the sun was, when we were waiting on the line to go in.
After the preview was done, there was a lounge type of setting where we had hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. There was also some body paint involved. They were inspired by Andy Warhol.
Here’s our goodies!!!
Okay, so finally the Makeup Show began the next day. I woke up pretty early and to be honest, it’s best to do that because you get the most out of the show. I spent more time going to the seminars than buying…even though I did spend some (okay, a lot) of money. I kinda forgot to take a lot of pictures due to the excitement of it all. So here’s some. This is a series of pictures of the stations that I stopped by and…everything else.
One seminar I attended was Johnny Lavoy’s seminar! It was exciting. He gave some good pointers. Here’s some that I took note of:
- He uses red lipstick on the skin to cancel out blueish-green!
- For concealer, he suggest to go light.
- When he contours the face, he used a Make Up For Ever’s darker shade of Full Coverage concealer. I’m sure you can use a different brand, but he used this one for his seminar.
- In terms of apply false eyelashes, he applies the lash glue as if he’s applying eye liner and then adds the lashes.
- Ardell #53 is his favorite false eyelashes.
Here are some pictures of the seminar:
Lastly, I attended another seminar called “Beauty and the Blog”:
I liked this seminar a lot sans the beauty blogger shade thrown by a makeup artist. However, thankfully the ladies on the panel defended us. Thank you, very much!!! They also had some pointers. One that stuck out to me was “Do not bash a company because you didn’t like a product.” How many times have I seen that? It’s just not a good look, and it ruins your chances at…a lot of things.
Well, that wraps it up for my Day 1 post. This day was great! I was pleased to purchase some things from the NARS station and the customer service was GREAT! After the show, I hanged out and ate some dinner with Amina and Shica and we headed home…well, hotel for them, LOL. But boy were we tired! It was a day well spent.