Two weeks ago I attended The Makeup Show 2012 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC. This was my third time going and although I was on a STRICT budget I did enjoy myself. The Makeup Show for me is the one place were I can go and not feel weird to have a full face of makeup on. It’s also a place wear I can go to get my creative juices flowing again. I have been in such a rut due to the changes in my personal and professional life that my makeup artistry has also suffered. Just being in that space with other makeup artist reminded me as to why I love makeup.
I also went to the show to attend some of the show’s seminars. Due to my lateness I missed the Keynote seminar by celebrity makeup artist Johnny Lavoy. However, I did attend The Importance of Color Matching with Maurice Stein and Beauty and the Blog Seminar. If you are a aspiring Makeup Artist attending these shows are a great way to learn about the industry without spending an arm and leg.
Like I said in the beginning I didn’t spent much at the show. I only bought three items GRASP! yes only three items. For a makeup artist you know that’s called RESTRAINT. I picked up a Model in the Bottle which is a finish spray that is great to use on brides. Some disposables from alcone because you can never have enough and a brush from Crown Brushes. Hopefully next year I can splurge but overall enjoyed myself and I’m glad I attended. For more information on where you can catch The Makeup Show click here