The Makeup Show NYC was this past weekend and it is the most anticipated event of the year for makeup artists to get their hands on new products, attend informational and training seminars and to network. Last year was my first time attending The Makeup Show and I had such a good time that I couldn’t wait to attend this year. Unfortunately the show fell on Mother’s Day weekend and I was out of town so I could not attend the pre-show events or the first day of the show. I was back in time to attend the show on the second day, Monday, but I woke up not feeling well and almost did not go at all. I dragged my feet but managed to pull myself together to attend and made it for noon. I was out by 1:30 pm so it was a very brief encounter. I did not attend any seminars, didn’t get to meet up with fellow makeup artists or bloggers, and it was so crowded on the second floor that I didn’t even bother because I wasn’t feeling up to it. Nonetheless I was able to browse around and get everything that I came for, which was not a lot as I have too much as is. Took a lot of will power though lol.
There were plenty of new product launches at the show including the following…
Inglot Cosmetics now has available their newest line of Colour Play Mascara, in 5 eye-popping colors. They also had some new Sleeks Cream Lip Paints, Body Pigment Powders, new Freedom System Eyeshadow Shades and a new collection of nail lacquers. It was so crowded as usual that I didn’t get to check them out. I snatched up their eyeliner gel which I love and kept it moving. I have a pro discount so I will check them out later.
Make Up For Ever, the Makeup Show’s Diamond Sponsor launched a number of products including Aqua Shadow, new Aqua Cream shade extensions and Eye Prime. Aqua Shadow is a range of easy to use jumbo eye shadow pencils that provide long-lasting, smudge-proof color in 12 matte and metallic finishes. New Aqua Cream shades are available in yellow, lime green, pastel blue and purple with the same 100% waterproof, smudge-proof, long-lasting formula… and, Eye Prime is MUFE’s first-ever eyelid primer that reinforces eye shadow hold and intensifies its color. They had almost the entire second floor locked down and the line was never ending. As I mentioned earlier, I didn’t even bother as I did not feel up to the crowd.
New Aqua Shadow
New Aqua Creams
New Eye Prime
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics had out some items from their new S/S 12 Collection and their lip tars have new packaging. I picked up a few and will be doing a post comparing the new and old packaging.
Top Celebrity Makeup Artists unveiled an exclusive line of Limited Edition Brush Sets, personalized with each individual artists’ signature to mark their essential tools, techniques and tradition. The Makeup Show Brush Line includes a full set of 13 brushes suitable for artists at every level which are signed by celebrity makeup artists James Vincent, Jon Hennessey, Orlando Santiago, Esterique Aidan and Danessa Myricks all internationally renowned artists and educators. The Artist’s Brush Sets launched at The Makeup Show NYC and will be available exclusively on Hautelook.com Summer 2012. Each artist’s set of Limited Edition Brushes will retail for $20 or $90 for the full collection, which includes brushes from all five artists.
Some other notable product launches…
Anastasia Beverly Hills launched their highly anticipated Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat. This colorless mascara makes any mascara waterproof and is guaranteed to become a staple in anyone’s beauty kit this summer. I am currently testing this so look out for a review soon.
Glamcor introduced their Hygienic Hand Palette along with their collection of GLAMOUR VEIL, which will be available in five shades of foundation and concealer.
London Brush Company launched their brand new Brush Cleaner, which is made here in the US…by hand! This product is naturally anti-bacterial and has no alcohol, acetone, or chemicals in it. It will be available in 2 fragrances made from combined essential oils, and also fragrance free – for those who react to essentials.
NARS had a 413 BLKR pop-up shop, a nod to the brand’s flagship boutique in New York City, and had available the limited-edition 413 BLKR collection, newest Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, the brand’s best-selling Orgasm Blush and limited-quantity makeup palettes from the NARS archives. As you can see it was a very popular destination as well.
I was kind of bummed that I didn’t get to see many people but I did run into Tysh11 from Addicted2Makeup, she’s such a sweetheart!
Sorry for the crappy front cam iphone pic. I was heading out the door and my camera had died.
A closer look at my makeup. I will replicate the look soon.
I had a small list of items that I needed and here is what I picked up… Ben Nye Neutral Set Powder, some lashes and a large metal palette from Nigel’s Beauty Emporium, Inglot Gel Eyeliner in 77 Matte Black and OCC lip tars in Traffic and Tarred. I am so proud of myself that I stuck to my list and didn’t over do it, probably because I was in and out.
Check out the gallery below for more pictures…
Did you attend The Makeup Show NYC? If so, what did you pick up?