It’s almost that time of year again, it’s time for the Makeup Show NYC. On May 4th and 5th the Makeup Show NYC will feature over 80 exhibitors such as Make Up For Ever, MAC, Stila, Bdellium Tools, Ofra Cosmetics, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Kevin Aucoin, NARS Cosmetics, and more! Click here for the full exhibitors list

The Makeup Show is your chance to not only get some of your staple products or refill your makeup kits, it is also a great place to learn. The creators of the Makeup Show want to provide a total experience. So not only are you afforded the opportunity to connect with brands and get exclusive items debuted at the Makeup Show, you can also learn how to perfect your craft and learn more about the makeup industry with a series of workshops, seminars, and keynote speakers.

Top- Orlando Santiago, Danessa Myricks, Ashunta Sheriff Bottom- James Vincent, Merrell Hollis, Kabuki

Top- Orlando Santiago, Danessa Myricks, Ashunta Sheriff
Bottom- James Vincent, Merrell Hollis, Kabuki

Some of the keynote speakers are Ashunta Sheriff who will discuss the new movement in makeup, Alice Lane-Understanding Beauty, Nick Barose-Red Carpet Revolution, and more. There are also seminars and workshops for bridal makeup, era makeup, the power of contouring, brush 101, and much more. Click here for a full list and schedule of the education opportunities at the Makeup Show NYC.

The Makeup Show is one of my favorite trade shows and arguably the best trade show in the beauty industry. You can expect to see some of your favorite makeup artists, brands, bloggers, youtube vloggers, and more. You can also expect new releases, this year there will be new releases from Sephora Collection, OFRA, CLEANSE by Lauren Napier, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, and more.

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The makeup show will be held at the Metropolitan Pavillion 125 W. 18th St. New York, NY 

Advance tickets are on sale now for both days

Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am-6:00pm
Monday May 5, 2014 9:00am-5:00pm

Advance Prices
One day-$55
Two days-$75

At the Door
One day-$65
Two days-$85

Click here to purchase tickets and for more information visit 

Check out my past coverage of the Makeup Show NYC here and here

If you are anything like me then you still have tons of Christmas shopping to do, so I have compiled the ultimate gift guide that will definitely save you lots of time of wandering around the stores aimlessly. So check it out and happy shopping!

The Beauty Lover-all things makeup! Check out some of the top brands and awesome products like M.A.C Cosmetics gift sets. This will make the beauty lover extremely happy. If they have the right makeup but not the right tools then look into getting some great brushes to ensure they have flawless application.

The Fragrance Bar– who doesn’t want to have a scent that will leave everyone in the room mesmerized. A woman’s fragrance is extremely important. You need different scents for different occasions so check out this fragrance list.

The Shoe Lover-Who doesn’t love a good shoe? Well for the shoe lover you can never go wrong. Whether you purchase shoes for a night out on the town, or if you purchase a pair of winter weather boots, it will be greatly appreciated. So check out these options.

The Fashionista-We all know that fashionistas love to look fly and so why not update her wardrobe with some amazing pieces. Whether you update the wardrobe with amazing bags, scarves, or even jackets, we have something for the fashion lovers.

The Accessory Queen-We all know that accessories make the outfit. You can have the most basic outfit, but with the right accessories it can change the dynamics of the entire look. Update your wardrobe this holiday season with these accessories.

The Gadget Girl- we are in the era of the gadgets now and having tablet, iPad, or eReader, is like having a cell phone. These precious items need to be protected so check out these cases for your gadgets

With the fall season comes darker and more rich colors. This applies for clothing and beauty products. Like every season the must have lip color is the perfect plum. Whether you go for a matte lipstick, semi-sheer gloss, or satin finish, this shade will definitely add great dimension to your look. You can go for subtle coverage or amp it up to be a bit more vampy. This color will definitely bring the drama. Below are some great options for the perfect plum and purple lipsticks for fall.

According to

“MAC Cosmetics has announced that Nicki along with Ricky Martin will take over the Viva Glam campaign starting in February of next year. Both Nicki and Ricky are already busy at work in Miami today living la vida loca at a photoshoot for the new ads. 

The two are following in the footsteps of Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper who currently represent the brand.

MAC donates 100 percent of the proceeds from Viva Glam lip products to fight HIV and AIDS.”

Nicki’s “Pink Friday” lipstick sold really well, so it was only a matter of time. I can’t wait until the ads come out, I know they will be over the top. Congratulations Nicki and Ricky

Guest Post by Kim from Makeup by Kim Porter


Nylon Magazine (July 2011) has revealed that nine LUCKY beauty bloggers were chosen to not only tour the MAC cosmetics factory, but were able to create their very own, self-customized product!  This all went down in April.  I was immediately jealous and happy for them all, at the same time.  Like I said, nine were chosen, however, only four of the bloggers were featured in the article.  Of course Afrobella‘s Patrice Yursik, and Temptalia‘s Christine Mielke were two of the nine selected.  The other two featured in the article were Beauty Maverick‘s Lily Nima, and Beauty Blogging Junkie‘s Amber Katz.  Each blogger had the opportunity to create either a lipglass or eyeshadow.

On behalf of Aileen, the beauty blogger from Shades of You, below are the pictures of the collection.  Check her site for more information on the process, and her inspiration for selecting her shade of lipglass named Sonoran Rain.

 Other bloggers who were featured are: Lianne Farbes – The Makeup Girl| Karen – Makeup & Beauty Blog | Wendy – Nitrolicious | Ellen Mirza – Lipstick Powder Paint

I think it’s great that MAC is embracing bloggers in this way.  Other companies should definitely follow suit.


 What will you be getting from this collection?

Special Thanks to Kim follow her blog and her twitter