This weekend I went to one of my favorite events of the year - TheMakeupShow NY! It's a time for beauty bloggers, editors and writers like myself to see some of the top makeup companies displaying, teaching about, and promoting the best of the best of their cosmetic lines. I also feel like that little kid in the candy store when I go!
I always meet amazing new people and catch up with others I haven't see in a while, like the fabulous celebrity makeup artist A.J. Crimson, founder of Kissable Couture lip glosses, Lynn Tilton, CEO of Patriarch Partners and the new OWNER of Stila Cosmetics, and my friends at Mario Badescu, Smashbox and MakeUp Forever.
Of course, the best part of going to The Makeup Show is seeing the BRAND NEW products that each line has (some aren't even available to the public yet), but it always gets me excited to see one of the company reps reach into a small pouch and take out one of their very very few product samples just for the show to let me try. *hee hee*
Among these are: Make Up Forever's High Definition Elixer - a moisturizing primer for skin with textural issues. I got an exclusive sneak peak at this product that will not be available in the states until Fall of 09 where it will be sold via Sephora nationwide. Just as impressive is their new HD concealer which I also got an exclusive sneak peak and tried - which is virtually undetectable on the skin, provides amazing coverage and super lightweight- this is going to be a smash! Smashbox has an incredible new Lash DNA Mascara, the pretty Untamed Color Collection for Summer 09, Waterproof shadow/liner duo and High Definition Liquid Concealer (which also doubles as a perfect foundation!). Kissable Couture's AJ Crimson latest lip gloss collaboration with LeToya Lucket (formerly of Destiny's Child), is called Lady Love - a super cute and universally flattering Candy Pink shade. Stila's new Indian Summer Collection (on sale on stilacosmetics.com later this week), 24K Brushed Gold Hydrating Bronzer, Mango Crush Lip and Cheek Stain, 24K Appreciation Lip Gloss in Brilliant Pink. Mario Badescu's Lip Wax SPF15 (really hydrating and lightweight) and Vitamin C Serum. - RLB
Full reviews coming soon!
Of course if you are a makeup artist (or just beauty junkie) you MUST subscribe to OnMakeupMagazine, produced by Michael DeVellis and James Vincent of The Powder Group which also puts on The Makeup Show. The Spring 09 issue is awesome by the way! To see a FREE preview of the magazine, click here.