I know I'm a little late but The Makeup Show was lots of fun, I had so much fun in NYC that weekend. I took a few workshops, met some great people and bought a few things. Here are the pics.
I finally met makeup mogul and entrepreneur, AJ Crimson! I've been loving his products for years now, especially his glosses. AJ featured his new BB cream and cream foundations at the show. He and his team were personally matching people up at the show...my friend, pictured; was able to get her face personally matched up by AJ, such a treat! He was so nice and sincere.
I also met up with Shana from Shana Janelle On (Shana and I met last year, it's always good to see her, she's very down to earth). Shana was working at the Face Atelier booth for both days, it was nonstop busy. I know she was tired but she looked good though!
I've been following Alexandra Butler's work on every social networking site there is, I absolutely love her work and I finally met her at The Makeup Show. She's a professional makeup artist, whose extensive clientele includes Phaedra from Real Housewives of Atlanta and a few cast members from Love and Hip Hop. I signed up to take her makeup class in July and was so excited to meet her finally, she was so sweet.
|Me, Shana in the middle and Alexandra on the right|
I also met another fellow beauty blogger, Lerenda from Royal Beauty Designs. Lerenda actually recognized me first, she was working at the AJ Crimson booth. She helped me make my lip gloss purchases. She lives in Texas and has the nicest accent. I really liked meeting her in person, we've both been supporters of each others blog. It's always good to meet the face behind the blog. She's such a doll!
|Lerenda and I|
I took two classes, the first on Sunday which was An Artists Perspective-How to thrive in always changing Fashion Industry with Brigitte Reiss-Anderson. Brigitte has done editorial makeup for several fashion magazines and she shared tips with us on how to keep up with the ever changing fashion industry.
|Tips to stay current in the makeup business|
She also did two makeovers in 20 minutes, a natural look and a smokey glam look. She did them both in 20 minutes to demonstrate how fast we would have to work on set at an editorial shoots. She did excellent!
|Bare There Natural look|
|Smokey Glam look|
On Monday, I took the Alcone at Home workshop. Alcone sells makeup, cosmetics and makeup supplies and now they've just debuted a program where you can sell their products and earn a commission from what you sell...it sounds like a good program if you have the time and interest to devote to it.
I bought a small haul this time, the only item I really wanted was the AJ Crimson concealer palette and it was sold out, I managed to get a tube of his BB cream in shade #3. I also bought his cream foundation in shade #4. The next day, I went back to his booth and bought the Kissable Couture glosses and lip colors.
I bought some cream lip and eye liners from Cinema Secrets, I needed those for my kit. The liners were $1 each, I tested them and the quality is good for the price. I also bought a few lip tars, I couldn't resist them. I bought Beta (true orange) and Strumpet (deep-red burgundy).
Lastly, I bought a few brushes for the kit from Bdellium Tools, this was my first time buying their brushes. I used one of them on a consultation last weekend and I'm impressed. I'll be purchasing a few more brushes from them soon.
I enjoyed the show just like I did last year, I just wished I could have bought more even though I already have enough :-)