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It’s About to be LIT: Lit Cosmetics Glitter Camo Launches

There’s an inspirational quote that’s been around for years that pops up on Instagram every few weeks, “Don’t Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle”.  This quote is the first thing we thought about when we were first introduced to the latest beauty, the Lit Cosmetics Glitter Camo. A single-step, aloe-based glitter product designed to highlight show-stopping facial looks that’s also a stunning body glitter. We couldn’t help but think, there’s no one that can stop the amazing sparkle we’ll be rocking with this must-have beauty product on.

The Lit Cosmetics Glitter Camo launched in three shades:

Commander in Glitter – a multi-sized holographic silver with a blue silica base
Sergeant Sparkle – a multi-sized rainbow shimmer with a pink silica base
Major Gold – a multi-sized gold glitter with a silica base

Not only does the Glitter Camo look great on your skin, but it’s also great for your skin as well. The multipurpose, water-based glitter is vegan, gluten-free, hypoallergenic, and free from parabens, alcohol, and propylene glycol. You’ll love it because it’s comfortable to wear, dries completely, doesn’t flake, is longlasting, and easy to apply and remove.

Lit Cosmetics at The Makeup Show NYC

While at The Makeup Show NYC, we attended Lit Cosmetics’ Glitterology 101 (the science of glitter) seminar. Hosted by Makeup Artist Amber Blanchard with Founder Jodie Perks, they shared everything you wanted to know about glitter. While there, we picked up a jar of the Lit Cosmetics Glitter Camo in Sergeant Sparkle. We’ve been waiting for the perfect time to rock it (check out on our Lit Cosmetics post on our @guestlistblog insta page)……we’re excited.

Founded in 2002 by Jodie Perks, Lit Cosmetics is a trusted brand; their products are available in top retailers like Sephora, Bloomingdales, and Beautylish.  Lit products are used by Cirque du Soleil and some of the world’s top makeup artists and celebrities. These include Derrick Rutledge on Oprah Winfrey, Elizabeth Moss, Sarah Nicole Tanner on Lady Gaga, Vittoriio Masecchai on Ke$ha, and Drag Race’s Trixie Mattel.

Why Should You Attend The Makeup Show NYC On May 5th & 6th?

First of all, if you love beauty you definitely should but there are several other reasons to attend The Makeup Show NYC. For starters, The Makeup Show is the largest pro beauty event in the world! The two-day beauty experience introduces beauty lovers to both indie brands and pro-favorites. Over 120 beauty brands will be showing their products. As an attendee, you will be among the first to see these beauty brands launch their new products. You will witness pro-artists setting new beauty trends, and so much more.

Want to know more about the beauty industry from the Pros? The Makeup Show NYC will have 8 stages of hands-on beauty education and workshops. These workshops will feature strong women in the beauty industry, including Tabatha Coffey, Natasha Denona, Erin Parsons, Danessa Myricks, and more. Get the inside scoop on bridal beauty, makeup for photography, color correction and theory, complexion and skincare, etc. Check out a peak of a part of the show’s layout and some of the brands:

For the first time, ever The Makeup Show welcomes an International Stage where makeup professionals from all over the world are featured. These global artists include Vanessa Davis, Mia Connor, Einat Dan, Darya Kholodnykh, Isabelle De Vries, Lorcan Jude Devaney, Pepe Gutierrez, Daniel Takahashi, Bastian Russ, and Ederson Oliveira.

If editorials and beauty shots are your weakness, you’ll love the Art Gallery with Photographer Matthew Jordan Smith. Along with his work with Revlon and HBO, Matthew has shot many major celebrities; some of these celebrities include Oprah Winfrey, Queen Latifah, and Angela Bassett. He’s also published three books, one of which you can see above.

Last but certainly not least, beauty brands and local makeup artists come together to present the NYC Nights Fashion Show. To celebrate the iconic New York nightlife, The Makeup Show NYC presents a cocktail event with a fashion presentation. The fashion show will take place on Sunday, May 5th, 6:00pm-7:30pm on the 5th Floor in the Main Stage area.

The Makeup Show NYC will be held Sunday, May 5th, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Monday, May 6, from
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Metropolitan Pavilion, located at 125 W. 18th Street. Get a complete list schedule of events and scheduled and your tickets to the world’s largest beauty event today.

Holiday Beauty News: The Makeup Show Makeup Shop Returns to NYC

We’ve always loved getting products as gifts, but as we get older, we find receiving experiences and fun activities as gifts to be exceptionally wonderful and meaningful. As a beauty lover, we’re excited about the receiving the combination of the two, as will the beauty lover on your holiday gift list. Just in time for the holiday season, The Makeup Show will once again host their highly anticipated beauty sale and experience, The Makeup Show Makeup Shop NYC, on December 16th and 17th!

This luxury beauty sale, a makeup addict’s dream, which is usually only available to industry pros, is now open to the public. This anticipated beauty sale makes an amazing gift idea for anyone who loves makeup. Not only does The Makeup Show Makeup Shop NYC offer steep discounts and sample sale prices, it also offers amazing and free beauty seminars and hands-on workshops. What beauty addict wouldn’t love that experience! This is definitely a sale you won’t want to miss because you can also stock up on last minute holiday shopping or sneak a gift in for yourself!

Many of your favorite and most respected makeup and beauty brands are participating in The Makeup Show Makeup Shop, including MAKE UP FOR EVER, Kevyn Aucoin, Frends Beauty Supply, and many more. This year, there are several new brands joining the shop including, Hourglass Cosmetics, Guerlain, Malin+Goetz, Dr. Brandt, Smith Cosmetics, Menaji, Rebels and Outlaws, Blot Beauty, Kenia Ontiveros Beauty, and ACHI.

Not only is this an amazing sale, but it’s also going to be an entertaining one too! Guests will be able to sip on cocktails, meet with their favorite brands, influencers, and artists, and learn from some of the best in the industry by attending the seminars and hands-on workshops.

These complimentary seminars are usually only offered to pro artists, but for this rare weekend, they are open to everyone attending The Makeup Show Makeup Shop NYC. Whether you want to learn the tips and tricks on how to create that statement eye or lip to multidimensional makeup, these industry pro sessions are perfect for any aspiring makeup artist or someone who just wants to brush up on their makeup skills. Learn these tips from legendary artists like James Vincent, Nicholas Lujan, Siam Richards, and Danessa Myricks.

The Makeup Show Makeup Shop NYC will be held on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 from 10 am to 5:30 pm and on Sunday, December 17th, 2017 from 11 am to 5 pm at Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th Street, New York, NY. Tickets are $25 each day or $40 dollars for two days and are available for purchase now.

The Makeup Show NYC Welcomes Iconic Photographer Mick Rock

Calling all fellow East Coast beauty addicts, the golden days are almost upon us; The Makeup Show NYC, the largest pro-beauty event in the world, is days away (as if we really needed to tell you that).Just in case you’ve been preoccupied with life’s secondary priorities, we’re here to tell you, it’s a go for all things makeup, skincare, and beauty. We hope you’re ready for some amazing makeup and beauty brands, and events. We’re also even added the floor plans of the exhibiting brands at The Makeup Show NYC to make things easier for you.

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This year’s Makeup Show NYC will highlight new beauty products launching from top brands, including Diamond Sponsor MAKE UP FOR EVER, Platinum Sponsor Crown Brush and Temptu PRO, Silver Sponsor Frends Beauty, NARS and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Supporting Sponsors INGLOT Cosmetics, Alcone, MustaeV and Smashbox, Contributing Sponsors Glamcortec, Bdellium Tools and Pinnacle Cosmetics, School Sponsor MAKE UP FOR EVER Academy, and over 75 other brands. Top makeup artists and industry leaders are also set to take the main stage including Scott Barnes, Dany Sanz, and Renny Vasquez, and “The Man Who Shot the Seventies”, Photographer Mick Rock.

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Mick Rock, who created unforgettable images with Blondie, Queen, and David Bowie and who continues to create his amazing images with musicians like Lady Gaga, Snoop, and Lenny Kravitz, will be taking the stage in a rare presentation on Sunday, May 1st, from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the Metropolitan Pavilion.

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The man who immortalized bands and artists is sure to inspire attendees with a first-hand account of his long legacy of work that has been firmly cemented in our collective pop culture memory. Mick will share his story, show attendees some of his favorite work from throughout his career and offer advice for makeup artists searching for their own style and voice while looking to make a mark in today’s industry.

In addition to the wonderful beauty brands, seminars, hands-on workshops, keynote speakers, and forums, this year’s The Makeup Show NYC will debut The Makeup Show Icon Gallery, featuring works from two industry leaders: MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Founder Dany Sanz, and iconic Makeup Artist Linda Mason. The show will also include the Career Fair, a limited capacity (limited to 100 attendees) job fair open to ticket holders of The Makeup Show NYC attending on Monday, May 2nd, 4:30pm-6:00pm. Participating companies include MAC Cosmetics, CNN, MAKE UP FOR EVER, NARS Cosmetics, Sephora, MG Hair and Makeup, ABTP, NYX and Pür with more to be added. Check out the show’s floor plans below:

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The Makeup Show NYC will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016, from 9am to 6pm, and on Monday, May 2, 2016, from 9am to 5pm at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, NYC. For a complete list of participating brands, educational speakers, schedule of events and prices, visit www.themakeupshow.com.

 

 

IMAGES PROVIDED BY THE MAKEUP SHOW NYC

 

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 www.themakeupshow.com for additional information, hours, and prices.

The Makeup Show NYC Continues to Inspire & Educate

The ninth year of The Makeup Show NYC brought together thousands of beauty-loving attendees, and gave us a few days of inspiring beauty, new product favorites, amazing beauty tips, and insights into the brilliance of some of today’s most renowned makeup artists and industry professionals. For us, The Makeup Show NYC started out with an audience with The Makeup Show’s Director of Artistry and Education, James Vincent as he shared his favorite brands and products launching for the first time at the show, and got a first peek of the Makeup Show Icon Gallery: Kevyn Aucoin  (more on that later).

The show featured over 30 new exhibitors and brands including Sephora, ARDENCY INN, Black|Up Cosmetics, Ashunta Sheriff Beauty, Charlotte Tilbury, Gorgeous Cosmetics, Jouer Cosmetics, Surratt Beauty, Vincent Longo, and Breakups to Makeup; offered attendees over 20 additional classes, 70 keynote speakers, hands-on workshops, seminars, kit focus and career classes, as well as the opportunity to shop more than 120 beauty brands at exclusive show discount prices. Our first stop was to check out the Black|Up Cosmetics, as we fell in love with their Lip Lacquers (love VL07) and Lipcolors (so many to love):

As you know, we’re always huge fans of Sephora and were excited to see them at The Makeup Show NYC, especially as they were introducing their gorgeous Sephora Pro Makeup Brushes, each of which comes with its individual cover.

As a fan of Stila Cosmetics, we definitely wanted to learn more about their Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow, so we stopped in to their Queen of the Night Seminar with Kanesha Perry to learn how to get a perfect shimmering look for a night out

We fell in love with the beauty themed T-shirts and cellphone cases from Breakups to Makeup (a must have for any beauty lover)

Stopped by Surratt Beauty, another first timer at the makeup Show NYC, to check out their lip glosses

Took a few moments to be awed by the amazing makeup and body artwork from Kett Cosmetics, Oliv Ares Haus of Glam, and Graftobian Makeup Company (tree woman).

Our last stop was to check out the Something Wicked: Creating a Character and a Career on Broadway with Joe Dulude to watch him transform his model into Wicked’s pivotal character, the Wicked Witch.

And now to the greatness. It was so incredible to walk through all the amazing work history of Kevyn Aucoin. The Icon Gallery was curated by Shelly Taggar, owner of The Makeup Show with an introduction by James Vincent. It featured the life, work and influence of the famed makeup artist. There was a vast wealth of knowledge about Mr. Aucoin, for example, did you know there is a star named after him thanks to Courtney Love? How about his mind-blowing transformation of Lisa-Marie Pressley into Marilyn Monroe, or that he once worked at a Lancome beauty counter? There is much to learn about Kevyn Aucoin, take a peek below to know more:

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 jeremy@themakeupshow.com.

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.

BEAUTY EVENT ALERT: The Makeup Show NYC Returns May 4th and 5th

Hello beauty lovers, the time has come for the greatest beauty show to return to NYC once again.  The Makeup Show NYC returns on May 4th and 5th with tons of new beauty products being featured, some launching exclusively at the show. Top beauty brands continue to come back to the must-attend show to launch their newest, and showcase their most coveted products. Returning beauty brand favorites include Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Ofra, Kett, and more, all of who will showcase their latest launches to the pro-community and beauty-loving consumers. A few of the products you can find at the show include:

OFRA Cosmetics is launching their Foundation Stick (pictured below) in 7 new shades, exclusively at The Makeup Show NYC

This is a creamy, oil-free foundation stick that will glide on with the ease of a cream. With a built in primer for a long-lasting wear, the stick provides a silky texture and sheer-to-full coverage.

CLEANSE by Lauren Napier will also be launching exclusively at The Makeup Show NYC.

This premium skincare product (pictured above) is like no other; its single use technology allows you to cleanse on-the-go. Whether you take one or three, the wipes remain saturated and ready for use.

Sephora Collection will be showcasing the PRO makeup brush collection along with a special edition 5-piece kit, created exclusively for The Makeup Show. Experts from Sephora PRO, as well as Sephora’s national artistry team, will be on hand to share their extensive knowledge and best practices on how to use, maintain and clean Sephora PRO brushes along with a demo of how they are made. As a Makeup Show NY attendee, you will be able to purchase a selection of the Sephora Collection PRO brushes along with the limited edition set for a discounted price of 40% of retail.

Kett Cosmetics will be showcasing their recently launched Crème Correctors. The Crème Correctors will conceal, correct, and neutralize under eye discoloration with their signature waterproof formula and are enriched with vitamins a, c, e and licorice root extract.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics will be launching their summer collection at The Makeup Show NYC! Don’t miss their booth to pick up these popular products that are sure to sell out!

CATTIVA Cosmetics recently launched a beautiful Lip Kit, which includes a number of lip products all offered at a special price! Be sure to pick yours up at The Makeup Show NYC.

TEMPTU Pro will be featuring their new 2.0 Starter Kit which comes equipped with two airbrush guns. This is a must have for any pro!

The Makeup Show NYC will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 9am to 6pm and on Monday, May 5, 2014 from 9am to 5pm at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY. For a complete list of participating brands, educational speakers, schedule of events and prices, please visit www.themakeupshow.com.