The Makeup Show NYC took place over two days at the Metropolitan Pavilion on West 18th street, but I only managed to get there on Monday, May 16th. I was told if you make only one makeup trade show in a year, it should be the Makeup Show–I have to say, I did enjoy it immensely. As a pro-only event, proof of profession was required at the door and everyone inside was 100% serious about their makeup. There were fabulous demos and speakers, though I only caught bits and pieces of them, and an amazing exhibitor floor. Below are some of the photos I snapped during my stay:
Smashbox exhibits right inside the door
Unfortunately, they were sold out of the only product I was really interested in–their oh-so-amazing lipstains
Inglot was a much more pleasant shopping experience at this show!
Everyone building their Inglot palettes…
I have a newfound desire to try my hand at airbrush makeup…
I did get myself a Temptu Pro card so I can still get the discount price without buying the show bundle. I all ready have an airbrush, just have to check my specs…
Make Up Forever’s AMAZING exhibit
Model painted by Make Up Forever artists. Gotta say, I was loving those shorts!
Aqua Miami was clearly the biggest attraction at Make Up Forever. The liners were on show special, 5 for $58
NARS. I was really disappointed that they weren’t selling anything–I LOVED the new lip pencil for fall.
Stila products –you can see one of the “Stila Boys” in the background. They stood outside the exhibit in ripped shirts and tight jeans with tons and tons of eyeliner smeared all over them. Reminded me of Twilight vampires…
I don’t remember what company was working on this model…
OCC –on the table you can see their new OCC Tint, which I snagged at the show and think I’m in love with…
More OCC. Look at that organizer FULL of Lip Tars…!
YSL Summer Collection…I was a little confused by their target audience. They had bright lip and cheek colours, but warm bronze and terra-cotta shadows.
More MAC Pro. It drew quite a crowd, though I think everyone was just grabbed Pro Card apps
Model being painted by Kryolan, favourite brand of 16-year-old-Luna. Gotta love the Klimt-inspired poster in the background
Miss Alcone looked really familiar. I really wish I knew her name…
Love you to the Moon and Back,