Well…here it is! My time at this year’s Makeup Show – NYC! I will be dividing this into two parts since I attended on both dates.
Day One: May 3rd
I came in the building to see this:
As soon as I checked in, I proceeded to start my day! The setup of the booths were quite different this year. Honestly, I’m not a fan of the setup because I felt it made things more congested. This was proven when I attended the NARS booth. OMG, there was soooooo many people on that doggone line. (And NO ONE seems to have manners.) I decided to come earlier than usual to avoid the mass of people…and it seems like everyone had the same idea. #FAIL. Anywho, I made my purchase at the NARS counter (and did the most damage there.)
I then walked around to check out the other booths.
Make Up For Ever has an eye shadow palette created for the Makeup Show for their 10th Year Anniversary!!!
Some makeup brands made their first appearance at the Makeup Show. One being Kat Von D! I was excited to visit this booth.
I attended a keynote by Michael Devillis! He talked about networking (as makeup artists) and how to actually approach makeup artists in order to develop a working relationship with them. Very educational. I then walked around some more and saw James Vincent being interviewed. Love him!
I then attended a seminar by International Makeup Artist for NARS, Uzo entitled “I’m With The Brand”. We learned a little about her life and how she became a makeup artist. She was in medical school and basically…it didn’t do anything for her, meaning she wasn’t feeling it. She became a makeup artist, which did not please her parents at all. But here she is!!! She also taught us how to do classic looks (using NARS products of course).Here is the finished look of the first model. She used their Light Optimizing Primer, their Multiple in South Beach, their All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation (in Macao) and their Velvet Lip Pencil in Nihiwatu and Exhibit A blush (as a lip color!)
Then I came across some 3D body art. This was SO COOL!!! He gave us glasses to see how true it is! LOL. Violet Moss created this: More body art!!! This was also cool:Check out the detail, here! I’m gonna need one of these artists this Summer, when I go to beach and wear my bikini!
Lastly, I came across Surratt Beauty‘s makeup line! They have awesome products. Unfortunately, they were only showcasing products and were not selling, but at least we go to see what good things they’re offering.
Well, that wraps it up for my “Day One” post. Stay tuned for the second (and last) post about this event.