Monday, May 26, 2014

Recap: The Makeup Show NYC 2014

The Makeup Show NYC 2014 took place on Sunday, May 4th and Monday, May 5th at the Metropolitan Pavilion. The 9th year of The Makeup Show NYC brought together 7,000 attendees, over 120 beauty brands, 70 keynotes, hands-on-workshops, seminars and kit focus. This year included additional exhibitors and classes, the return of the Career Fair and the debut of The Makeup Show Icon Gallery.

120 top beauty brands included Diamond Sponsor MAKE UP FOR EVER, Platinum Sponsor Crown Brush, and Temptu PRO, Silver Sponsors Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, NARS, Stila, Supporting Sponsor Smashbox, Alcone, Pinnacle Cosmetics, INGLOT, The Powder Group and On Makeup Magazine

Over 20 new beauty brands joined The Makeup Show NYC for their first ever year, including Sephora, ARDENCY INN, Black | Up Cosmetics, CLEANSE by LAUREN NAPIERAshunta Sheriff Beauty, Charlotte Tilbury, Gorgeous Cosmetics, Jouer Cosmetics, Surrat Beauty, Vincent Longo, Breakups to Makeup, and more. 

Over 10 of the best makeup artists in the industry took the stage to bring a flood of inspiration over the pro-community, including Nick Barose, Troy Surratt, Kabuki, Jake Bailey, Charlotte Tilbury, Alice Lane, Ashunta Sheriff, and more. These artists are responsible for beautifying the faces of models, celebs, and musicians on the cover of magazines to music videos and red carpets. 

Here are some of my favorite highlights from The Makeup Show NYC including new products launched at the show and brands that were new to the show that I was excited to meet with!

Sephora Collection Pro Brushes

Biggest kabuki brush ever!

MAKE UP FOR EVER debuted Aqua Matic in 10 shades

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics launched new shades of Stained Gloss in Nomad and Hedonist 

Zombie sighting! According to bdellium, it took about 4 hours to get zombie-ready!

Artistry by dBorkel for Kett Cosmetics

Eve Pearl - Can't wait to try PEARLfx HD Primer Moisturizer!

A Smashbox must- have and a huge hit at the show: Be Legendary Lip Gloss

Loved meeting celebrity makeup artist Lauren Napier! You need to try her luxury, facial cleansing wipes, CLEANSE by LAUREN NAPIER, that she launched exclusively at The Makeup Show NYC! They are sold in a box of 12 individual facial cleansing wipes. I always make sure I have a few of these wipes in my bag for on-the-go touch-ups. Definitely needed on those hot and humid summer days, especially in the city. They are gentle, lightweight and will remove all that stubborn makeup off your face. The facial cleansing wipes are made with water, aloe, camomilla and cucumber extracts to hydrate smooth and refresh your skin. 

Ellis Faas in Creamy, Milky, Glazed and Hot Lips 



ARDENCY INN was one of my favorite brands to hit up at the show - with an additional 40% off retail! I got my MODSTER Long Play Lip Vinyl in Dubstep Remix and MODSTER Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner in Dark Blue

Preview of ARDENCY INN eye shadows launching in a few months!

ARDENCY INN MODSTER Lip Balm & Primer and BOOM BASE Lip Balm & Base

In love with Charlotte Tilbury, expected to launch for the first time in the U.S. at Bergdorf Goodman this September!

 Mario Badescu emulsions including the Vitamin C Serum

black | Up


I absolutely love these Breakups to Makeup sayings! 

- Kim Weling

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