The Makeup Show NYC Welcomes First-Ever Beauty Week

Twice a year for an entire week, we drool over and worship at the altar of fashion as designers present their latest and greatest for the upcoming season. As a beauty addict, we’ve always wondered if the beauty industry would get the same treatment. The closest we have is the amazing two day beauty oasis known as The Makeup Show. Well, it looks like beauty will finally gets the week it deserves. Thank goodness too, because we are so very ready to get lost in a week’s worth of beauty events and for #TMSBW (The Makeup Show Beauty Week). Thanks to the wonderful Makeup Show. Welcome to the very first (and hopefully no the last) Beauty Week.

For their tenth year of bringing makeup artistry, and education to the beauty industry, the Makeup Show brings the first ever The Makeup Show Week in New York. From April 29th-May 5th, attendees will enjoy over ten unique events, led by some of the top makeup artists in the world. The seven-day celebration begins with Hands-on workshops, followed by Signature Style Seminars, The Makeup Show Gala and After-Party, held on Friday, May 1st, 2015, where guests will enjoy an cocktails, dancing, an exclusive gallery presentation, seated dinner, and a special performance.

The week tops off on Tuesday, May 5th, with the first ever Beauty Tour NYC on a wonderful champagne fueled ride around Manhattan to some of celebrity makeup artist James Vincent’s favorite makeup spots. The complete list of events is as follows:

DAY 1 – Wednesday, April 29th – Hands-on workshops

  • Artisanal Beauty with Multidimensional Makeup with Danessa Myricks
  • Character Creation Through Makeup Design and Application with Joe Dulude II

DAY 2 – Thursday, April 30th – Signature Style Seminars

  • Unconventional Beauty with Danessa Myricks
  • Beyond Bridal with Esterique Aidan
  • Modern Glamour with Bethany Townes
  • Unforgettable Editorial with Orlando Santiago
  • New York Groove with James Vincent
  • Secrets of My Success: A panel of The Makeup Show Artists – This is complimentary and only open to those taking at least 3 other seminars. Stay late for this session and join some of your favorite artists to share personal stories over a glass of wine.

DAY 3 – Friday, May 1st – The Makeup Show Gala Dinner and After-Party – Join The Makeup Show for their 2nd annual ball to celebrate The Makeup Show’s 10 Year Anniversary with a touch of glamour, gorgeous makeup, the spirit of giving, and an opportunity to gather with the makeup community.

DAY 4 – Saturday, May 2nd – Hands-on workshops – Saturday is a day for full day hands-on workshops before The Makeup Show.

DAY 5 and 6 – Sunday, May 3rd and Monday, May 4th The Makeup Show NYC – Sunday and Monday The Makeup Show NYC opens doors for full days of beauty, inspiration, and opportunity.

DAY 6 – Monday, May 4th – The Makeup Show Career Fair Following the conclusion of the show, is The Makeup Show Career Fair which is limited to ticket holders of The Makeup Show NYC attending on Monday, May 4. Limited to 100 attendees

DAY 7 – Tuesday, May 5th – Beauty Tour NYC – Join celebrity makeup artist James Vincent through a champagne fueled ride around Manhattan and make stops along the way at all of this favorite makeup haunts. End the tour with legendary Dany Sanz at MAKE UP FOR EVER’s pro studio.

So mark your calenders fellow makeup addicts, we finally get a full week to properly celebrate all things beauty. Get a head-start by visiting for additional information, hours, and prices.

The Makeup Show NYC Blogger Preview & Opening Party

Once again it was time again for the most amazing time in beauty. A beauty lover’s favorite event – The Makeup Show. The grand dame of beauty events started off with a special Blogger preview and opening party. Heralded by the utterly hilarious James Vincent, The Makeup Show’s Director of Artistry and Education, we got an exclusive sneak peek of brands who showcased in this year’s show and some of James Vincent’s favorite products.

James introduced us to some of the over 75 beauty brands, 6 keynote speakers, 20 seminars, and 14 hands-on workshops. After the fun-filled event, we ventured upstairs to the opening party which also highlighted the Sound and Vision Face ChART Contest, which had artists and The Makeup Show attendees interpret their fsvorite songs into fine art, their student competition, The Makeup Show NYC Wonder Games and a tribute to Wojciech Inglot, Founder of Inglot Cosmetics who recently passed away.








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Kevyn Aucoin Backstage at Suzanne Rae’s Fall/Winter 2013

Ever wonder how something so minimal and humble can be so beautiful? This same question came to mind as I took in Suzanne Rae’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection at the Philippine Consulate this past Thursday. Being backstage I saw that the make-up only added to the understated beauty of the clothing, as it was meant to exude a quiet strength and femininity befitting of the clothes.

How did well-known celebrity and lead makeup artist for Suzanne Rae, James Vincent achieve that look? He and his team aimed for flawless skin with a flush of monochromatic red. A sculpted eyebrow and cheek also made the make up strong with a flushed look. Here is what was used:

1. Kevyn Aucoin peach and taupe eye shadows on the lids
2. Black Mascara
3. The famous Sensual Skin Enhancer to achieve the flawless skin of this look
4. Creamy Moist Glow for the Lips and Cheeks in Isadore

Vincent and team are setting the beauty trend that you can have a strong, feminine makeup look with minimal amount of beauty items. The true definition of less is more.

Check out a few of the looks from the Suzanne Rae Fall 2013 Collection below:

***A huge thank you to Fashion and Beauty Contributor, Laura A. Floyd of Blush and Beakers for covering Backstage Beauty for My Life on and off the Guest List this season . Make sure to check out her blog.

The Makeup Show New York Blogger Event

The must-attend event for beauty lovers also known as The Makeup Show has come to NYC. Makeup Artists, beauty connoisseurs and beauty media converged upon the Metropolitan Pavilion. I started off my attending the Blogger Preview with our fab host, Makeup Show’s Director of Artistry and Education, James Vincent, who showed us some of his favorite products and gave a sneak peek into what we can expect to see at this years show.

Check out a video excerpt of James Vincent informing us on some of the amazing guest speakers and celebrity makeup artists who were making appearances and sharing their wisdom at the Makeup Show NYC

After the Blogger Preview, we got to enjoy an evening of “Andy Warhol: The Factory” inspired makeup and body art. The makeup exhibition even came with 3D glasses for some of the makeup looks

The Makeup Show Artists Launch Personalized Brushes

Hello Beauty fans, I’m sure, like me, many of you are anxiously awaiting your attendance of The Makeup Show this weekend. There are so many new products to look forward to from some of our favorite brands but that’s not the only exciting new things going on. The Makeup Show Artists have launched a Limited Edition Brush Line, personalized with each individual artist’s signature to mark their essential tools, techniques and tradition.

The Makeup Show Brush Line features brushes from celebrity makeup artists, James Vincent, Jon Hennessey, Orlando Santiago, Esterique Aidan and Danessa Myricksand includes a full set of 13 brushes suitable for artists at every level.

James Vincent Brush Set: Medium Oval Shadow Brush, Sable Angle Liner, Small Fan Brush 

Orlando Santiago Brush Set: Deluxe Crease Brush, Large Red Sable Oval, Small Red Sable Oval 

Jon Hennessey Brush Set: Kabuki Brush, Complexion Brush 

Danessa Myricks Brush Set: Firm Oval Camouflage, Soft Blending Oval 

Esterique Aidan Brush Set: Deluxe Sable Shader, Detail Mini Chisel, Deluxe Pointed Crease

The Makeup Artist’s Brush Sets will launch at The Makeup Show NYC this weekend ( May 13th and 14th) and will then be available exclusively on this summer. Each artist’s set of Limited Edition Brushes will retail for $20.00 or $90.00 for the full collection, which includes brushes from all five artists.

The Makeup Show Announces Holiday Pop-Up Shop – Open to the Public!

Get in the holiday spirit and shop an exclusive sample sale with over 40 top beauty brands at discounts ranging from 20 – 40% off, meet celebrity makeup artists and top beauty bloggers as they share the season’s hottest beauty tips at the Makeup Show’s Holiday Pop-Up Shop.

The Makeup Show opens its doors to the public at the debut of their Holiday Pop-Up Shop on December 2nd and 3rd. Consumers and pro artists can pick up beauty products offered at amazing discounts. Participating brands include Kevyn Aucoin, Stila Cosmetics, Crown Brush, Mario Badescu, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, Dermalogica, Embryolisse USA, Temptu PRO, Armour Beauty, KnockOut Cosmetics, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, and much more.

Celebrity Makeup Artists James Vincent, Orlando Santiago, and top beauty bloggers will also fill the weekend with special appearances. These artists will be on hand to help attendees discover the makeup must haves and beauty trends seen on the runway, the red carpet and their favorite celebrities this season.

The Makeup Show Holiday Pop-Up Shop is held on Friday, December 2, 2011 from 5pm to 10pm and on December 3, 2011 from 10am to 6pm at Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 West 18th Street, 4th Floor, NYC 10011. Tickets are $20 each day, and can be purchased HERE.

The Makeup Show NYC Blogger Preview & NY Grooves Party

James Vincent, Director of Artist Relation and Education for The Makeup Show once again gathered beauty loving Bloggers and shared his makeup favorites at the Blogger Preview for The Makeup Show.  The two hour event was quite enjoyable and not just because we received a few samples of the beauty goodies, James Vincent is hilarious. If you ever get the chance to, please engage him in conversation. He knows everything there is to know about makeup and the industry and he’s a person the word boring will never be used as a description.

Later in the evening, we went back to the Metropolitan Pavilion to attend New York Groove – an event which celebrated the gallery of makeup art, celebration of color, light and texture showcased by some of The Makeup Show’s participating brands. Companies such as Make Up Forever, Temptu, Obsessive Compulsive, Eve Pearl Cosmetics, Armour Cosmetics, Inglot Cosmetics, I Make you Beautiful showcased their incredible artistic talents at the events. Get to know some of the true beauty genius from some of the brands below

Make Up Forever featured three models with full body makeup (I took some quick video of the final application process) – see all below

Temptu Airbrush Makeup – airbrushing dynamos who can give you a flawless face or bitchin tattoos

Eve Pearl Cosmetics

Armour Beauty

I Make You Beautiful by (the fabulous) Danessa Myricks

Did you attend the makeup show?