The Make Up Show NYC 2010 - in pictures.

As some of you know, I went to to The Make Up Show in New York for the first time, last weekend. It was celebrating it's fifth anniversary and was similar to the IMATS in the sense that some of the brands I had seen at the London show in January were present. 

I got there early, arriving just before 9am and met a couple of bloggers who were already in line. The biggest difference of the two trade shows was how organised it was. I was very impressed with how efficient the organisers and security staff were. There were no disgruntled faces or 2 mile queues of people waiting to pick up tickets weaving all over the place blocking entrances and exits as there were at The London IMATS.

It was another gorgeous sunny day in NYC!

The new OCC lip tar shades

I swear everybody rushed over to Make Up For Ever as soon as the doors opened! 40% off was not to be sniffed at! The HD blushes, foundations and new aqua creams flew off the shelves.
Crown Brushes - the calm before the storm!

BECCA were offering a 30% show discount, but I was very restrained. The Bombora palette was also available for purchase too. I recently tried their stick foundation, tinted moisturiser and pressed powder out. You can read my thoughts on them here.

Stila was ram-packed! I dunno why, cos when I finally got up close to see their wares, for me it was a case of "Oh? Is that it?"

Onto the next one...

Shu Uemera made their first appearance at the show and bought with them both their cosmetic and skincare lines as well as tools. They offered a 30% discount to be used online, which enabled customers to swatch to their hearts content and not have to worry about low stock levels should they arrive late to the show.

I was pleased to meet up with some of my fave U.S beauty bloggers too

Centre - Kraseybeauty

Makeup Fiend and Clumps of Mascara

Warren B and Erin Scandalous

I met so many fab people, I was seriously overwhelmed! I've met a lot of UK beauty bloggers over the past year, and it was so nice to be able to the same across the pond and meet so many in a two day period.

People were going crazy for Inglot!! I took these shot early on in the day. The next time I glanced over you'd have thought they were giving stuff away for free judging by the crowds of people at the stand!

MAC PRO at work ...I think the body art was the most exciting aspect of MAC, as they had very little stock for sale which disappointed a lot of people.

Luminess Airbrush System in use ..

Eve Pearl was in attendence

 Three Custom Color - a brand that allows you to recreate your favourite discontinued shades by either searching through their extensive archives or providing them with a sample. You can have your favourite eye, cheek, lip and foundation shades - genius!

Face Atelier - not a brand I'm really familiar with, but I'll be taking a closer look at the new foundations they were showcasing for WOC.

Armour lipglosses

Naked Pigments - I love how they intensify when used wet

Mario Badescu was popular and is a skincare line I'm looking forward to trying. I've read some positive reviews on some of his products, such as the Enzyme Cleansing Gel.

It wasn't just the exhibitors who proved popular, the workshops and seminars were a hit too.

I had a great time, but was too exhausted to go back on Monday and do it all over again, although I wanted to take more pictures and check out some lines in more detail. I'll be making full use of Google over the next few weeks to read up on certain brands. The venue was a great choice, which I thought was well sized for the exhibitors and visitors present.

There was confirmation that The Make Up Show, would be coming to Europe (location undecided as yet) in 2011, so watch this space!

Keep your eyes peeled for posts and swatches a plenty of some of the new products that I'm bringing home with me. I'm looking forward to next year's show already!

19 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

Peachykeen said...

Oh man, I so want to go next year! Looks amazing! Let us know if you try any of those other brands & how they are =) xxx

VexintheCity said...

@Peachykeen - Def go if you can. I had much more fun here than I did at The IMATS. I have a load of stuff that's not available here in the UK,so I'll def be posting about it over the next few weeks x

Get Gawjus! said...

wow seems like you had a great time! :D This seems much better than IMATS for sure

The Makeup said...

amazing pictures! Looks like so much fun, thanks for sharing, xoxo

Grace London said...

I am SO envious! I really want one of those new Aqua creams from MUFE, and I loved the bits I had from 3CC back when they were sold at Pout. Damn, I should have given you a shopping list! ;) Fantastic report. x

KrySTYLES said...

Wow it really doesn't look too chaotic there as IMATS! Just reading your post tho is getting my juiced for IMATS LA this year. I'm preparing myself for the crowds and plannin to hit the MUFE booth first. Hopefully I can score some goodies. Can't wait to see what u hauled=)

Amina said...

aaaw...this was such an amazing event and I can't wait to go back next year!!

Kb said...

Ahh didn't know you were in NYC! All this Make-up looks fab, I know I seriously need to make more effort with mine. I know there's an Inglot store on Times Square that always has fab stuff.

Rachel said...

Awesome pics! Looks like there was so much to see. Glad you had a blast. Enjoy your stay in NYC! xoxo


Dreams That Glitter said...

Wow, I'd love to go so, so much. Thanks for the fantastic write-up.


legseleven7 said...

OMG, how MUCH do i wanna be there. Its now my ambition in life to go there

FabDiva20 said...

Wow! Lots of great stuff that they had there! One of these days, I'm going to plan a trip to NYC to go to the Makeup Show next year!

Helen (Nice Things) said...

I don't know what I'm more jealous about - all that stuff, or the US blogger interaction.

IMATS has a lot to learn!

B said...

Oh I enjoyed hangin' out with you. Hope I wasn't too loca in person. Probably was. Opps. ;)

resham said...

Thanks so much for sharing the pics...Its because of you all lovely people I could see the show (virtually)...I am excited to see your goodies... wish/hope/pray you have some MUFE Metal Powders in your goodies...:)

VexintheCity said...

Glad you all enjoyed the post!

@Get Gawjus - It was a much better experience than the IMATS. Prob cos I was surrounded by so many new faces and in a totally different environment.

@TheMakeupSnob - It was great! No worries x

@Grace London - LOL I think you'll really like the aqua creams. They do exactly what they say they will. I dunno how my suitcase is gna contain MY shopping coming home ...this'll be interesting LOL

@KrySTYLES (cool name btw) - It was great. Have a great time at IMATS and make sure you study the floor plan so you know where you wna go first!

@Amina - Wasn't it? It was fab meeting you. You're too funny x

@KB - Yeah, I'm still here. I saw the Inglot store but I didn't go in as I've been in the London store too much lately.

@Rachel - There was! I didn't even see it all. Thank you xx

@Dreams that Glitter - You're welcome. Glad you liked it x

@Legseleven7 - Girl, you better make it happen. Everybody needs to go to NYC at least once in their lifetime x

@Fabdiva20 - If you, def plan it :-)

@Helen - Both were VERY cool! LOL

@B - It was fab spending time with you. You made the experience that much better for me.

@Resham - You're welcome. No, I didn't. I don't even remember seeing them there. I felt a bit rushed cos the queue to pay was forming and I didn't want to be stuck in it all morning!

SilhouetteScreams said...

:O MARIO BADESCO! I love their Drying Cream :D

I die to get my hands on all that Inglot, MUFE, Shu & OCC!

Dolapo said...

I am so jealous right now! lol i'm sure you had fun. I kept imagining myself there through your pictures. I love makeups and to be around such collections, heaven!!!

Umm Amirah said...

I had a BALL at MUSNYC..can't wait till 2011!!
I was tired as well..OMG, and I ONLY went for Sunday.

LOVED the MUFE discount. Finally picked up my HD foundation. I wonder if I can hold out for the HD blush till next year. Hmmmm

Great pics.


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