Finally my review of The Makeup Show NYC!! I have been waiting for this event all year!! I attended for the first time last year and it was an amazing experience!!! See my review from last year here and here.

This year I attended as a beauty blogger and I had the honour to attend the Blogger Preview and New Groove event the night before the big show.  I was super excited!!!!!

My Saturday afternoon started in Chelsea in NYC at the Blogger Preview.  This was hosted by celebrity makeup artist James Vincent, who is the Director of Education and Artist Relations for The Makeup Show.

TMS Blogger Preview 2011

I love this guy! His work is amazing and he also works for one of my favourite brands, Make Up For Ever.  The theme of this year’s show focused on improved education for artists.  James introduced us to some of his favourite items as well as some of the brands and products making their debut at TMS NYC.  I love finding out what other makeup artists are in to, you get to learn about a lot of new products and techniques.  Here are some of the items that were mentioned:

Mario Badescu Summer Shine Body Lotion – I have never tried MB stuff before but I cannot wait! It is supposed to give your skin a subtle, natural sheen. The shimmer particles are very fine.

Cinema Secrets Professional Brush Cleaner and Parian Spirit – The gold standards for brush cleansers.

Parian Spirit & Cinema Secrets

Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner – MUFE debuts their waterproof liquid liner collection.  A more detailed review to come!

MUFE Aqua Liner

Kevyn Aucoin Basic White eye pencil – Makeup brand from the great Kevyn Aucoin. You have probably heard many people speak about him, but he truly was one of the greatest makeup artists.  Ahead of his time and his work and philosophy were inspiring.

Kevyn Aucoin

OCC Lip Tars and Loose Colour Concentrates – great vegan products.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

M.A.C. Lipstick in Russian Red – A classic


Mehron Celebre Pro HD cream foundation – James loves the finish and the versatility of cream foundations.


Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre –  the moisturizer in everyone’s kit.  Works on all skin types and leaves skin super smooth and non-greasy.

During the presentation Michael DeVellis, the founder and brains behind The Powder Group, made an appearance.

Michael Deveillis & James Vincent

I enjoyed this event and I got to reconnect with some old blogger friends and made some new ones!!!! Shout out to all the ladies!!!!! Amina from  Coup de Coeur, Nikkia from Silver Lips Beauty, Shana Janelle, Danielle from The Style and Beauty Doctor,  Jonique from Confessions of a Product Whore, Carm from Lipstick Fashion Mascara.

Finally a pic with the amazing James Vincent!!!!!!!!!!!

Me and James Vincent!!

If anyone has pics, or met me, link me below!!!!

More Makeup Show details to come!!!

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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.