Earlier this month I attended The Makeup Show right here in NYC! I met some amazing people, saw many great products, and connected with fellow NYC beauty bloggers :) I have lots of pictures to show you!
Director of Artistry for The Makeup Show James Vincent kicked off the weekend and shared some new products with us. Here he is talking about OCC's new Lip Tar Stained Gloss - I've got two of them to show you and I think you're going to looove them ;)
Sunday, the first day of the show, was busy. I learned after that with nearly 7,000 attendees, it was a record breaking year for The Makeup Show.
On both days, there were presentations and seminars taking place around the event space. Here is founder and Creative Director of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics David Klasfeld speaking to an attentive audience.
It was fun to browse the many aisles of products - there were over 85 exhibitors! I was really excited to see Layla nail polishes (the only place in NYC that carries a wide variety is Ulta) and I was not disappointed. There were polishes from just about every line on display. Hopefully Layla will expand to more retailers around the city :)
Inglot had a huge booth and I spent some time playing with the O2M "breathable" polishes. I adore the vivid bright reds.
How excellent are these glitters from Violet Voss?
If you weren't stimulated enough by being surrounded by the thousands of products and various seminars, also happening at the same time makeup artists were at work creating impressive transformations. I'd just be walking around and... oh hey, the lady next to me is getting her eyebrows airbrushed blue.
A giant canvas met you as you entered and exited the Metropolitan Pavilion where attendees answered the question "What does The Makeup Show mean to you?". I took this picture as I departed The Makeup Show on the final day, and after a weekend of visual stimulation, thought it a fitting last impression of the show :)