The Makeup Show NYC 2012 took place on May 13th and 14th, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, featuring more than 60 top focused brands. New this year was the Nars Cosmetics 413 BLKR pop-up shop, a nod to the brand's flagship boutique.
Nars Director of Global Artistry, James Boehmer, selected 200 SKUs for the pop-up shop, including the limited-edition 413 BLKR collection, newest Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, the best-selling Orgasm Blush and limited-quantity makeup palettes from the NARS archives. The Makeup Show attendees took advantage of discounts from 25-40% off with on-site registration and proof of artistry or press credentials. So you can imagine how busy it was at the pop-up shop!
Here are some of my favorite highlights from The Makeup Show:
Makeup at the Nars Cosmetics 413 BLKR pop-up shop
During The Makeup Show, Mehron introduced their newest products, from Intense, Celebre Pro HD Loose Powder, Celebre Pro HD Pressed Powder, Face Kabuki to Eye and Lip Pencils.
Mehron L.I.P., E.Y.E. and CHEEK Creams
Mehron painting demonstrations
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Spring/Summer 2012 Collection
INGLOT has just launched their newest line of Colour Play Mascara, in 5 eye-popping colors. I picked up the green one at the show and already want to pick up some more colors!
Stila Cosmetics, Silver Sponsor of The Makeup Show
I stopped by the T3 Micro booth to check out their latest styling tools and was delighted to have T3 Lead Stylist/Celebrity Stylist Dan Sharp style my hair using the T3 SinglePass Whirl. My hair just looked fabulous and effortless and it literally only took him 5 minutes to create gorgeous waves! Check out his styling tutorial on the T3 SinglePass here. In case you are looking for a new salon, checkout Dan's salon, Danka Panka, located at 519 Court St. in Brooklyn.
Featured items discounted at 20% off during the show included T3 Evolution Longlife Professional Grade Dryer (left), Protege Professional Grade Dryer (right) and Voluminous Hot Rollers (bottom).
LAQA & Co. nail polish pens and fat lip pencils
Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit (left)
Dermalogica's skinperfect primer spf30 (right), just launched at The Makeup Show
Bdellium Tools Brush Sets
Nature's Beauty(works) Dead Sea Elements Thick Towelettes (top left) for Normal to Dry Skin or Normal to Oily Skin, Textured Towelettes (middle left) - Oily, Sensitive or Age Defying and All Purpose Mini Cleansing Wipes (right), available in peppermint, grapefruit or fragrance free scents. Featured at bottom - Glow Head to Toe Self Tanning Towelettes, for light to medium or medium to dark skin.
Sheila McKenna for Kett Cosmetics on Mastering a Smokin' Hot Look with Kett's new Liquid Metal Pigments
Unii Cosmetics UNII Palette comes in different colors and consolidates your favorite makeup pans into one case and magnetically stays in place
Make Up For Ever, Diamond Sponsor of The Makeup Show
Kelly Budd on the MUD Stage for Avant-Garde for the Avent Garde. Make-Up Designory (MUD) is the Supporting Sponsor of The Makeup Show.
- Kim Weling