I have returned from The Makeup Show with some great goodies this year.
The Makeup Show is a beauty lover’s dream. You can attend this show if you are an industry professional, or.. if you are lucky enough be taken as a guest of the pro (Thanks Kerstin)!
The Makeup Show is the biggest professional-only beauty event in the U.S. This is quite the experience. You are able to stock your kit (or personal stash like me) with makeup at a fraction of the cost of regular retail. There are opportunities for education, trying new products, watching live demos, and meeting industry influencers/leaders.
My day started at 5 a.m. I can’t get up this early for work, but the thought of makeup got me out of bed no problem LOL. We took the 7:03 a.m. train to NYC from Hamilton. We started our morning with Starbucks. There is a two-story Starbucks right next to Penn Station. We sat on the second floor. Side story…. (which I think is hilarious). I somehow pulled my hoop earring out of my ear and it went flying over the railing, falling to the first floor.. almost hitting a person waiting in line.
Okay, back to The Makeup Show. It’s important to get to the show early to avoid the lines. I made a list beforehand to help navigate through the booths. I had to have some self control this year. It is very easy to rack up that credit card. The discounts range from approximately 20%-50% off, with most brands averaging 30-40% off. It really depends on the vendor and product.
You do have to purchase tickets for the event, but by the time you buy 2-3 products you already recoup that.
Check out the products below that I took home this year, as well as some photos from Cinco de Mayo..
SPACEPASTE in the shades [Wine Safari (top), Roosevelt (bottom left), Private School (bottom right)]
Lila Palette (eyeshadow), Face Glow Foundation [Shade #20]
5 various shampoos. [3D volume and thickening, the kure, normcore, bust your brass, velveteen dream]
You can check out my hair care blog post here to read more about amika and some of the shampoos I purchased. I was able to get 5 for $60
I purchased a 3 pack which included a mini cleansing soap bar for $32. A steal!
Make Up For Ever
4 Artist Color Pencils in the shades [Unlimited Blue (208), No Boundaries Blush (804), All Around White (104), Worldly Mauve (904)]
Smith Cosmetics / Brushes 232 and 112 (favorite brush to highlight)
Stilazzi / Large Dome Powder S512
Rephr / P07A
Glitter Camo in the shade Sergeant Sparkle (gorgeous white/pink glitter base with larger iridescent glitter, this has a nice white to pink color shift). Per their website, this is infused into a whipped aloe.
Gloss Angeles in the shade [Hustle & Glow]
Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio [Day Rate]
After the show…
Following The Makeup Show, we celebrated Cinco de Mayo at Kahlo in NYC. The meal was delish. We were even treated to a Mariachi band performance and some free tequila shots! This was a swanky Mexican restaurant with a lot of color and texture. The service was great; I loved the artwork and fresh roses celebrating Frida Kahlo.
We had elote (corn) with truffle lime aioli, guac, margs. I had a trio of empanadas for my main. It was an elevated Mexican meal for sure.
Have you tried any of the products that I purchased? What are your thoughts? Are you interested in trying any of these products? I would love to hear your thoughts.