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

Friday March 15th Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics released their new collection Sci-Fi Lullabies. The collection features 6 new lip tars and nail lacquers. The lip tars or metallic and original satin finishes.


I am a huge fan of OCC and their lip tars. I own about 7 or 8. Take a look at the new collection


I am not into anything sci-fi so I don’t get any of the name references (maybe A Clockwork Orange) but I love the colors here!

The collection can be purchased through OCC


This past Friday I had the opportunity to attend the press preview for OCC Cosmetics Spring/Summer 2012 Collection “The Garden.”  I was first introduced to OCC by my friend Kim and now I am a huge fan of OCC for a number of reasons:

  1. All of their products are 100% Vegan and also animal-cruelty free
  2. All of the products are heavily pigmented so a little goes a long way
  3. Reasonably priced for high quality products
  4. Long lasting staying power of the products, especially the lip tars

The newest collection is very unexpected for spring. One would think with spring there would be lots of pinks and rose colors, but what OCC did was use the garden as inspiration and not only focus on the typical floral appeal. Take a look at some photos and the press release with product details and price points.

The Garden Collection Below with swatches

Here I am playing around with a few colors

I purchased the pink lip tar which is not part of the spring collection, but it is called Pretty Boy. I was convinced by many of the attendees to try on the blue liptar Rx because it matched my pants. Everyone loved it! Some people were calling me Nicki Minaj which I thought was funny. I actually kept the blue liptar on for the rest of the evening. So many people stared and I just smiled. I guess it’s not everyday that you see someone with blue lips walking the street. The owner David Klasfeld said it looked amazing and actually gave me the liptar as a gift, which I thought was so kind.

Here I am with the founder David Klasfeld

Lastly, there was a live demonstration of how to use some of the products. Check out the gorgeous model

Check out some other OCC products and the spring collection

Press Release

Introducing The Garden, OCC’s newest colour collection for Spring / Summer 2012! Spring has sprung at OCC and hidden among the lilacs and pansies are different shades of floral. Inspired not by garden variety roses but psychotropic and poisonous plants, this collection turns traditional spring pastels upside down, injecting them with hallucinatory notes of nearly-neon vibrancy. Mixed in are more subtle neutral lip shades, meant to be paired with a dizzying flash of color on the eyes, in this garden of earthly (and unearthly) delights.

 LIP TAR $14.00 USD

BELLADONNA Ultra, ultra violet

CHLOROPHYLL True, dense teal

DIGITALIS Pink tinged lavender

KAVA KAVA True peach neutral

OPHELIA Pure petal pink

PENNYROYAL Roasted peach-brown (This is what I purchased)


ACACIA Yellow with blue/green duochrome

DATURA Opalescent pink/lavender

FOXFIRE Silvery lime green

MIMOSA Orange with strong gold shimmer

TRIPTYCH Sleek, regal gold


FAE White with green and violet reflections


ARSENIC Brilliant silver glitter

CHIMERA Mint green metallic

CHLOROPHYLL Vivid teal green

COPPERHEAD Brilliant copper glitter

KAVA KAVA Crème beige neutral

PHANTASM Pastel blue metallic

Calling all makeup artists, beauty bloggers and makeup junkies!! One of the most notable tradeshows is FINALLY coming to New York. IMATS (International Makeup Artist Trade Show) has made its way to the big apple and you can bet your last dollar this will be an event to remember.

IMATS was never held in New York , but this year New York was added to the roster. This will be your chance to mix and mingle with notable makeup artist, beauty bloggers, and your favorite brands.

I am so excited to attend IMATS. My friend Kim (MUA and Beauty Blogger) always talks about it. I will be covering the event for both of our blogs since she recently gave birth to a healthy baby girl (congrats again) so be on the look out for that next week.

Here are some of the brands that will be at IMATS

  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
  • Inglot Cosmetics
  • Stila
  • Temptu Pro
  • Naked Cosmetics
  • Eve Pearl
  • Graftobian Makeup Company
  • Cozzette Inc.

For the full exhibitors list click here

For more information on IMATS (location, ticket prices, etc.) Continue reading

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