[Video of my 2010 experience]
It is that time of year again. Time to gear up for one of the events I am looking forward to the most this year–The Makeup Show NYC!
125 W 18th St., NYC
Sunday, May 15th, 2011 – 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Monday, May 16th, 2011 – 9:00 am-5:00PM
Two day – $70 (advanced tickets-until May 12th)/$85 (at the door)
One day – $45 (advanced tickets-until May 12th)/$65 (at the door)
With only one month to go here are three reasons why beauty professionals and students should not miss the show:
1. Stock Up
The PRO-only (according to their website: “proof of professions, such as a business card, industry license, COMP card, etc or student status is required at the door prior to gain entry”) event is the place to be for makeup artists seeking to restock their kits since many (not all) exhibitors offer discounts and value packs. Some of this year’s exhibitors include:
- Yves Saint Laurent – it is their first year at the show and I audibly gasped when I saw their name on the exhibitor list.
- Face Atelier – they make an amazing foundation that is free of SPF, which is important if your worst nightmare is foundation that photographs white.
- Inglot – make sure you camp out at the Metropolitan Pavilion if you plan on hitting up their booth. They offer discounts on their products, which many YouTube personalities rave about. I recently purchased some of their eye shadows and blushes and just from swatching I was impressed by their texture and color payoff. Needless to say it was a zoo last year and I don’t expect anything less this time around.
- Make Up For Ever – From their amazing foundations to their high impact eye shadows, it is definitely a must see at The Makeup Show. Last year they had some great deals if you bought a certain quantity of particular items. Their booth is chaotic as well. Be prepared to wait on line.
2. Get Inspired
Learn a new trick or two and gain valuable insight in their Main Floor Seminars and Keynote and Business Forum from industry veterans such as Dany Sanz (founder and Artistic Director of Make Up For Ever), Billy B (celebrity makeup artist – does Lady Gaga ring a bell?), Sam Fine (celebrity makeup artist) and more. Hands on workshops are also taking place throughout the day at an additional fee.
Finally, don’t forget to bring your business cards! It is the perfect opportunity to meet and network with other members of the beauty community.
Click here to visit The Makeup Show’s website for more information and to purchase advanced tickets.
Watch my video above for my experience at the 2010 show. Share your experiences in a comment and let us know if you are attending this year’s show.