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The Makeup Show Orlando was held January 30th and 31st at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. I had the pleasure of attending on Saturday and spent the entire day in makeup heaven. I always love events like these because it’s kind of rare to have so many makeup artists in a room together. I wanted to go both days but I had a family emergency and couldn’t attend, however I heard it was much busier than Saturday! This upcoming year they will have shows in LA, NYC, Dallas, Chicago and back to Orlando next January! This year they also added a new city in Atlanta as a pop-up shop, which I know a bunch of people from Orlando are already planning their trip!
I’m going to warn you ahead of time – this will be a photo heavy post! It’ll be worth it, I promise 😉
The Makeup Show had quite a few amazing makeup artists up planned for the show. Makeup Legend, Charlie Green, who has been featured in Vogue, Elle and GQ and who has worked on numerous celebrities. Celebrity Makeup Artist, Scott Barnes, who is responsible for the “Jennifer Lopez glow.” Makeup Master, Eve Pearl, who is an emmy award winning makeup artist who is considered one of the best in the business. And of course, James Vincent, the inspirational artist and face of the makeup show.
Years and years ago, The Artist Summit was held in Miami Beach for the first time and I was invited to be an ambassador for the event. I had done the hair show many times but it was my first makeup show and I truly learned so much. The event ended up being quite small and really intimate – perfect for a newer artist. I had the chance to spend a lot of time at the Eve Pearl booth and she really inspired me. The magic salmon concealer is still one of my all time faves!! On a side note – it was when Make Up For Ever and Inglot were still newer brands to the US. Inglot was still in the process of trying to open their first store in NYC and I’m not even sure if MUFE was in Sephora yet or not!! Both of their booths were big for the show but SOOOO small in comparison to the monster booths they have now!
Everyone knows, one of my favorite things to do at event, is to grab a model and do a quick 5 minute photoshoot. I had reached out to BMG models before the show and one of their models was going to be a model for a NARS cosmetics class. We coordinated and ended up doing a quick mini shoot during the show. Luckily the Hyatt has amazing lighting just a short walk down from the super super ugly convention room lighting. I also got to shoot with a few other models from the show.
Top Beauty Brands such as Make Up For Ever, Temptu, NARS, Crown Brush, Graftobian, Inglot and Kevyn Aucoin were all there. Also, beauty stores such as Nigels Beauty Emporium, Ricky’s NYC and Frends Beauty Supply were all there selling the typicals goods; cheap falsies, banana powder and beauty blenders galore!
In the past, I have praised Make Up For Ever on their amazing booths. This year.. I felt Orlando was the redheaded step child of the makeup show. They had ZERO of the original lipsticks, only a handful of lipliners and were sold out of most of the eyeshadows within the first hour! When I asked one of the artists about it, he said that they didn’t have stock in the warehouse to bring to the show.. Hmm…
If you have been to Premiere Beauty Show, you will be shocked at the size of this event. Although The Makeup Show is small, it packs a lot of punch. One on one time with some of the biggest artists isn’t uncommon and smaller classes meant you could actually see what they were creating, ask questions and interact with the artists. What the Premiere Beauty Show lacks, The Makeup Show delivers. Its focus is completely Makeup and Beauty in a personalized, intimate environment. I saw old friends while meeting new friends and I had an overall wonderful time! Join me and the best in the industry at The Makeup Show Orlando on January 21st and 22nd at the Hyatt Regency again!! Say hi if you see me snapping photos 🙂
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