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The Makeup Show NYC & Top 5 Products You Need In Your Arsenal NOW!

The Makeup Show NYC came to a close last week bringing inspiration and education to the epicenter of beauty and fashion. Over 6,000 beauty professionals, buyers, industry educators, press, and retailers, packed the halls at Metropolitan Pavilion on May 13 and 14 to immerse themselves in the LARGEST makeup industry event of the year.


The Makeup Show NYC was the perfect setting for pro makeup artists to stock their kits with the latest products and brands on the market and to network amongst some of the most influential artists in the industry. Each year the show hosts top makeup artists and this year was no exception.  A few in attendance included Troy Jensen, Frances Hathaway, and Kristofer Buckle who each shared the secrets to their success and techniques in intimate keynotes and demonstrations.   Shelly Taggar, Vice President for The Makeup Show shared“Every year we try to grow and deliver new things to the artists that attend, and I think this year has been the best yet.  And we still have 3 shows to deliver this year in Chicago, Berlin and our new addition Orlando.”James Vincent, Director of Artistry and Education for The Makeup Show adds, “The Makeup Show NYC, with over 6000 artists and industry insiders through the door, and over 50 forums, seminars, panels, lectures and keynote presentations we bring some of the biggest hair and makeup artists from all areas of the industry for inspiration and guidance in both artistry and career building.”


The Makeup Show NYC featured top beauty brands who recorded higher sales than previous years and even sold out of popular products.  Participating brands included: Diamond Sponsor MAKE UP FOR EVER, Platinum Sponsor Crown Brush and Temptu Pro, Silver Sponsor Stila, Supporting Sponsors NARS, Make-Up Designory, Smashbox, Hautelook, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Alcone and INGLOT Cosmetics, Media Sponsor Jones Magazine, Other Sponsors The Powder Group and On Makeup Magazine. In addition, over 60 pro-makeup industry companies including: MAC, Ellis Faas, Alcone, Senna, Kett Cosmetics, Embryolisse USA, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, Kevyn Aucoin, Armour Beauty, Cinema Secrets, to name a few. The Makeup Show NYC Highlights NARS “Pop-Up Shop” which resembled their flagship boutique proved to be a huge success and was packed at all times.  They even sold out of many popular products.  Check out a few of my favorite NARS picks & essential grabs from The Makeup Show below. 5.  Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

Just one drop of this world-famous Drying Lotion on a surface pimple or whitehead will heal and dry a zit virtually overnight. Mario Badescu's best-selling, concentrated formulation of calamine, salicylic acid and quick-acting acne-zapping ingredients should be part of everyone's clear-skin arsenal.

4.   NARS Thakoon Nail Polish Collection - Amchoor

Amchoor is a bright warm yellow that just makes you happy looking at it! I can't wait to try this shade out for size this summer!

  3.  Kiss iENVY Premium False Lashes

I'm a girl that loves her lashes, especially for on camera interviews, commercials and more! These premium, lush lashes are made of 100% Remy hair and great for professional use!

    2.  NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil - Red Square  

The Fabulous Nichole (@SugaRushTV) and I wearing the same Nars shade at the Nars Makeup Show NYC TweetUp

  1.  ZUCA Utility MakeUp Bag - small

Zuca utility pouch is ideal for organizing beauty supplies, art supplies, you name it! The clear top allows you to quickly see what's inside while making it easy to keep organized.

  You've seen my MakeUp Show moments & top must haves.  What are your favorite makeup must haves?    For a complete list of participating brands, educational speakers, schedule of events and prices, please visit


One Response to “The Makeup Show NYC & Top 5 Products You Need In Your Arsenal NOW!”

  1. Chicbusym says:

    I swear by Josie Maran's bronzing Argan oil. Love! Good post.

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