The Makeup Show LA has come and gone for 2018 and I’m still waxing poetically about my experience on Instagram Stories. I’ve pinned the stories on my highlights for your convenience! I’ll be adding more to this post as well, so bookmark it and stay tuned. There was some serious wisdom dropped by the makeup artists presenting at the show that applies not just to makeup artists, but to life, as well and I’m glad to share it.
The show was two days, Saturday November 10th and Sunday, November 11th, and I stayed for most of the day on November 10th. I spent the day sitting in on seminars, watching demonstrations and doing a bit of makeup hauling. I had a budget that I stuck to pretty well and came home with some goodies that I can’t wait to start playing with. Beauty brands offer discounted trade show prices, which are very sweet! I did not take my own beauty trade show advice and really should have hydrated more, but you live, you learn!
I did get a generous goodie bag (the contents of which I’ll be sharing). For now lets take a look at what I purchased.
- Damone Roberts OPI Nail Polish Collaboration in 1968. I love a minty green nail polish and this is a color I’ve had my eye on for years. Damone wasn’t present at the booth, but I did relay to the team that I was a previous customer.
- Ruby May single eyeshadows. It was love at first swatch with these gorgeous shadows. They have incredible color pay off and I cannot wait to create with them.
- Danessa Myricks Evolution Powder #1. I walked away from The Makeup Show LA with far too many loose translucent powders, and I cannot really explain why. I’ve heard so many good things about this powder so I had to try it.
- 2 Hourglass Cosmetics Lip Stilo Pencils and a Dim Light Highlighter, which was a free gift with purchase.
- Besame Cosmetics French Vanilla Face Powder – it’s been on my wish list for years!
- Kristofer Buckle Blush – I realized I didn’t get the color combination I wanted, but I’ll enjoy this one. It’s a cream/powder blush combination.
- Harry Charles Makeup Bag – I’m kicking myself for not getting and additional bag, because they are gorgeous and so well crafter.
- Sistar Cosmetics eyeshadows and lip pencil. This is a Korean brand and from what I swatched the quality is stunning!
Now, on to details about the show. It was a thrill to watch legendary makeup artist Pati Dubroff do makeup and answer some great questions from the audience. She emphasized the importance of skincare – see that rolling device in the photo? It’s so simple and yet the facial massage brought such life to the model’s skin!
I met Sebastian Tardif from Veil Cosmetics – what a great guy! I’m going to feature some of his products soon.
Hakuhodo Brushes are some of the very best – and most expensive! For a reason! I did pick up one brush to start my collection.
Do you listen to The Dream Podcast? I’m obsessed and have some thoughts to share on beauty MLM companies in the future. LimeLife by Alcone had a booth and I had to get a photo.
If you have the opportunity to attend an event like The Makeup Show, please go! You can find out more about upcoming show locations and dates on themakeupshow.com
The products featured in this post were purchased by me. All opinions are 100% my own.