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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!

The famous brush soaps by Sian Richards and the London Brush Company.

Very pretty cloth brush holders by London Brush Company. Made from silk and cotton.

Brush case in action! LBC

Dark-toned creme foundation palette by Senna Cosmetics

Senna Cosmetics full colour palettes

Neutral palette by Senna Cosmetics

Makeup artistry at the Make Up For Ever booth. Featuring their new summer colours!

This deep teal smoky eye was unbelievably gorgeous! I must wear this look this summer!

Some of the summer colours!

OOC founder David Klasfeld teaching at TMS!

OCC Lip Tars and the brand new Stained Gloss!

The Beauty Blender comes in 2 other colours! and also has a new solid cleanser and mesh case.

Natural beauty brand Bite Beauty. Right now they just sell lip products. I am actually starting to like them!

You all know that I love seeing body painting! I left a seminar to photograph this!

Body painting at the Kett Cosmetics booth! HOW STUNNING IS THIS!

Look at the detail!

This is the back! SPEECHLESS!

More body painting, by Dani Fonseca for Mehron

Cindy Rodriguez teaching. Again…. her makeup is so simple but always gorgeous and glowing! Those cheekbones! Ugh!

Smoky eyes and red lips by Cindy Rodriguez for NARS

Look at all those holographic nail lacquers by Italian company…….


An island girl living in the Big Apple. She hails from the twin island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago but currently reside in the beauty/fashion capital of the world, New York City (Harlem to be exact!). She is passionate - well, obsessed - about beauty and in addition to blogging, she is also a corporate beauty professional and a budding web designer/developer. She loves combining her in-depth, practical knowledge with her chemist/scientific training to make your cosmetic choices fun and easy. She likes to take the guesswork out of beauty, separate the hype from what really works, to help you bring out the most beautiful you! She loves colour, and makeup, and she has been natural for years! She also loves great food, culture, sports and laid back vibes! Check out some more about me here and if you like this post, sign up to my newsletter to get updates on what I am craving right now.