The Makeup Show NYC Sneak Peek!

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It’s almost time for The Makeup Show NYC! I’m so excited to be attending the show again this year. My first trip to The Makeup Show was in 2014 and it was one of the best times. The 2014 show was incredibly organized (which you know I appreciate like no other) with a ton of exhibitors and amazing makeup artists sharing their tips and tricks through keynote forums, seminars and workshops.

For 2016 the event looks to be even more amazing. I’m most interested in checking out the Keynote Forums “I’m With the Brand: From My Living Room to L’Oreal with Wende Zomnir” (Urban Decay, anyone?) and “Here’s Where I Am: Setting Your Own Success” with Johnny Lavoy, James Vincent and Danessa Myricks as well as seminars with artists from NARS, Kat Von D Beauty, Make Up For Ever, OCC… I mean… SO MANY. Also, my friend Brandon Tucker from Pür Cosmetics is running one on the second day so I’m excited to be there to support him and see him in action!

In this blog post I’m sharing a sneak peek of a few products that will be at The Makeup Show NYC. When I get back I’ll have a round-up of everything that went on so stay tuned!


As I’m sure you’ve seen Make Up For Ever has partnered with Charli XCX and released a line of Aqua XL Eye Pencils. These waterproof pencils are super smooth and so soft. I found them very easy to apply and they wore all day long, even in the waterline! They will retail for $21.00 each and you can pick them up at Sephora. Right now, if you’re VIB Rouge, you can grab the Charli XCX Festival Faves for $49.00.


Everyone knows Kat Von D and her Shade + Light Palette is the thing of miracles. Now there are smaller ones available with some color mixed in. The Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad ($26.00 // Sephora) comes in four shade variations and I was sent the one in Sage which is a beautiful mixture of greens and beiges. I thought the colors were very pigmented and applied nicely over the base that I used. I found it best to blend with a pressing pattern and a slight push so that the color faded out evenly in the effect.

I addition the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Brush ($29.00 // Sephora) worked very well for picking up the colors in the palettes and applying to the eye.

Below I’m wearing the Kat Von D Sage Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad over the Crown Studio Glam Shadow Sticks in Pearly White (inner corner) and Gold Dust (lid). Make Up For Ever M-14 Aqua XL is the liner.


OCC Lip Tar($16.00 // OCC) are now in ready-to-wear form and Lip Pencils ($16.00 // OCC) make a fabulous base! I’m loving Indrid paired with Sebastian!


Now I’m not sure of the name of this Smashbox Lip Gloss but it says J. Vincent on the back soooo… you can imagine =D . It’s the perfect light beige shade that I love to put on top of darker shades to make them glossy AF. There’s a slight shimmer that isn’t apparent when you wear. Simple, and perfect!


Crown Brush is a professional private label that sells makeup and brushes at extremely affordable prices. I went a little crazy on the brushes at their booth last year. This year I’m excited to check out their line of Pro Makeup, including the Studio Glam Shadow Sticks($3.99 // Crown Brush).

These are shown below and they make incredible bases for shadows. I found that they held the eye look ALL DAY without a secondary primer needed!

Bdellium Tools // Stilazzi

Speaking of awesome and affordable makeup brushes Bdellium Tools and Stilazzi will also be at TMS! I purchased some Bdellium brushes before and love them. I’m excited to play with more of the Stilazzi at the show since they have a color cosmetic line also!

Alcone Company

Can we just take a minute to talk about how awesome the Alcone Company Make-Off Make-Up Cloths are? You know I’m a total lover of makeup removing wipes and I don’t mess around when it comes to giving you a solid review of what I like and don’t like (anyone from my snapfam here remember the awful ones I went on about last week?). These ones take off EVERYTHING. I love that they’re individually wrapped so they’re ideal for travel and you don’t have to worry about them drying out.

From Alcone at The Makeup Show this year you can also find color cosmetics like the Enduring Lip Color and skincare like One Drop Wonder (shown below).


MustaeV is a brand I’ve never heard of and I was so completely impressed by the eyeshadow sent over that I’m making it a point to visit the booth to check out the rest. The quad (pictured above) is pricey, but the quality is out of this world!

Are you headed to The Makeup Show this year? If you are make sure you say hi and if you’re not make sure you follow me on Snapchat and Instagram to check out all of the shenanigans that will be happening in New York this weekend! You never know who else you might see on there 😉

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