You’re Invited: The Makeup Show Gala

Calling all NYC beauty lovers! Gather your best beauty-loving friends, your chicest couture and celebrate all things beauty while supporting a great cause at The Makeup Show Gala. Mix and mingle with fellow makeup addicts, artists, and peers, as well as industry insiders while dressed to the nines. We’re sure you’ll gasp as you feast your eyes on live model sculptures that will celebrate bright color, bold statements, theatricality, high fashion and haute couture. Enjoy an array of heavenly cocktails, exquisite hors d’oeuvres, a great night of dancing, and bidding on silent auctions…….all for only $50.00 per ticket.

As an attendee of The Makeup Show Gala, you will be among the first in New York to get a preview of “The Makeup Show’s Icon Gallery: Beauty and Soul” at the New York premiere gallery featuring a never before seen glimpse into Kevyn Aucoin’s amazing personal and professional life.

Participating cosmetic brands, including Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Temptu PRO, and MAKE UP FOR EVER, will come together to celebrate the theme “Colour Couture: Beauty and Beyond” through body painting, mask making, theatrical, beauty and editorial makeup. A portion of the night’s proceeds and silent auction, featuring items ranging from unique experiences and exceptional product packages, will be donated to Charity: Water.

Located in the home to The Makeup Show, Metropolitan Pavilion. The Makeup Show Gala will take place Friday, May 2nd, from 6pm – 9pm on the 5th Floor, entrance at 123 W. 18th Street. To purchase tickets or for additional information contact

The Makeup Show Gala is sponsored by: Shelly Taggar, The Makeup Show; Alan Boss, Metropolitan Pavilion; Turner Floyd, MAKE UP FOR EVER; Michael Paviadakis, Crown Brush; David Klasfeld, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics; Michael Benjamin, Temptu PRO; and Brian & Paul Esper, Frends Beauty Supply.

Space is limited. Do not miss your chance to attend this fabulous event.

Backstage w/ Kevyn Aucoin at KaufmanFranco Fall 2014 Collection

I’m happy to share my backstage coverage of iconic beauty brand, Kevyn Aucoin, during New York Fashion Week at the KaufmanFranco Fall 2014 show. I stated that I’ve always loved the brand’s fashion week looks and when you see the stunning face chart, you will once again understand why I love it.

The makeup look backstage at Kaufman Franco was marked by beautiful skin. Lead makeup artist Kristi Matamoros primed the skin with The Prime Skin Developer. The complexion products used were The Sensual Skin Enhancer along with the Celestial Skin Liquid Lightning in candlelight. A new fall/winter product, a Cream Blush in Candlelight. The eyes were a soft brown look with a light red-berry lip.

***Thanks to our Backstage Beauty Contributor, Laura of Blush and Beakers for covering Backstage at the KaufmanFranco Fall 2014 Collection for My Life on and off the Guest List. Make sure to check out her blog.

Backstage w/ Kevyn Aucoin at Clover Canyon Fall 2014 Collection

I got the opportunity to go backstage with Kevyn Aucoin, an iconic beauty brand, during New York Fashion Week for two shows, Clover Canyon and KaufmanFranco (separate post coming soon). I always love the brand’s fashion week looks because they execute a “glam” face in a very effortless way.

The Face

Lead makeup artist Deanna Melluso created a look to accompany the green-grassy themes showcased in the collection. The eye was accomplished with an eyeshadow in Citrine and Essential Eye Palette #4. Rose lip balm was applied over the citrine eyeshadow to create a glossy eye.

For the skin, she used the liquid airbrush foundation over the primed skin developer. On the cheeks there is a mixture of two colors, The creamy Glow in Patrice and Duo/Bloodroses along with highlighter. The lips were also a mixture of two Kevyn Aucoin colors in Bloodroses and Dantrice to create a wine lip color.

The Hair

The hair was curled into pin curls for volume and then swept back into a wispy french braid-chignon hybrid.

The Nails

The nails executed beautifully by the Morgan Taylor Team are a custom blend of two of their colors Later Alligator and Little Black Dress.

***Thanks to our Backstage Beauty Contributor, Laura of Blush and Beakers for covering Backstage at the Clover Canyon Fall 2014 Collection for My Life on and off the Guest List. Make sure to check out her blog.

Radical Skincare Offers Exclusive Complimentary Pampering at Barney’s

Calling all beauty addicts!!! Innovative skincare line Radical Skincare is offering fans a one-time opportunity on Thursday, March 8th to indulge in a complimentary facial featuring the Radical Skincare Instant Energizing Oxygen Masque at Barney’s New York. Following the treatment, consumers will have the opportunity to be further primped and pampered with makeup application by an expert from the Kevyn Aucoin beauty team. **Space is limited, so act FAST.

An advanced, highly potent formula, the Instant Energizing Oxygen masque transforms dull, dry skin into glowing, radiant skin within 60 seconds. This exclusive masque is not available in stores, and is being flown in from Los Angeles, California, specifically for this event, so you guys will be the first to try it out.

Created by Liz and Rachel Edlich, Radical Skincare is a premium collection of technologically advanced skincare formulas that go above and beyond the norm. Liz and Rachel developed a signature, radical approach to preserving antioxidant potency within every product – Trylacel technology. When combined with highly efficacious ingredients, such as Resveratrol, Acai Berry, Grape Seed Extract, Green Tea and Coffee Berry extract, this unique technology delivers superior anti-aging, transformative results.

Facials are by appointment only, and again, space is limited. Appointments can be booked by calling Barneys at 212-833-2684 or by emailing Radical Skincare’s Marketing Coordinator at

WHAT: Radical Skincare Complimentary Facial and
Makeup Application a by Kevyn Aucoin Beauty Expert

WHEN: Thursday, March 8th, 2012
11 am – 6 pm

WHERE: Barney’s Treatment Room
660 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10065

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.