This year’s Makeup Show was epic! There were a lot of brand new companies, as well as more established companies launching their pro lines. This time, I was most interested in the education part of the show. There were some fantastic makeup artists in attendance giving of their knowledge and experiences. There was a lot to learn but the one thing that I walked away with was,
“Don’t give up on yourself!” – Ashunta Sheriff
And this was the premiere of the “Icon Gallery”. An exhibit celebrating the pioneers and icons of makeup artistry. This year, Kevyn Aucoin was honoured. He is one of my early personal favourites and was the best at that time!
Check out some of the amazing stuff!
Waterproof Modster eye pencils by Ardency Inn – the yellow one is brand new!
New Sephora PRO brushes – they have launched their PRO collection at stores!
I.CANNOT.WAIT! – A preview of the new Charlotte Tilbury collection which is debuting in the US in August!!!
The Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks! They look fantastic!!
Once again The Makeup Show was amazing! And it was super, duper crowded. I have been going for years and I don’t ever remember it being that crazy! I was happier to see my blogging friends, and I did not haul that much so my wallet was certainly quite thrilled at that! The classes, usual, were inspiring and I loved seeing so many people with some amazing makeup looks! And by the way, if you took pictures with me, tag me or email them to me so that I could add them!
So here are some photos of the day! Chicago, here’s what you could expect to see!
Gorgeous pigmented makeup by Kevyn Aucoin!!
Swatches, 2 lip products and one beautiful matte navy by Kevyn Aucoin. Great pigmentation!
So right after the Blogger Preview, I attended the New York Groove Party. Some of the top celebrity makeup artists were asked to create a look that represented New York for them. I thought that it was amazing that the bloggers were given the opportunity to have a close-up view of these amazing artists at work and to chat with them, in such a relaxed atmosphere! The artistry was phenomenal and the night was lots of fun!! I’m going to let the photos speak for themselves. Another shout out to some more of the people that I met – bloggers Milly from Beauty Logic (hey gyul, you’ve met yet another Trini in New York!), and Lianne from The Makeup Girl, makeup artist Stephanie Flor, and the amazing Ms. Crystal Wright. If you are a makeup artist or stylist and don’t know who she is, you should.
Off to the photos!!!
Stunning body painting from Dany Sanz & Make Up For Ever!