The Makeup Show NYC Highlights

I attended The Makeup Show NYC yesterday at the Metropolitan Pavilion, where hundreds of makeup artists checked out makeup companies' booths, shopped, and attended seminars and workshops led by industry heavy-hitters. Popular booths included Make Up For Ever, where Creator and Artistic Director Dany Sanz transformed a male model into a glamorous diva; Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC), which could hardly restock its supply of the new Lip Tar product fast enough for eager buyers; Temptu, where the company's makeup artists showed off their airbrushing skills; and Smashbox, which attracted a ton of shoppers. I also enjoyed checking out several seminars, including editorial artist James Vincent's demonstration on creating the makeup looks of iconic beauties like Deborah Harry; Kryolan's Color Forecast for Fall and Winter 2009/2010, presented by Dominic Cruz; and the Autumn/Winter Runway Trends Preview from M.A.C's Keri Blair and Chantel Miller. The highlight for me, though, was hearing Make Up For Ever's Sanz talk about her career as a makeup artist—she was actually a painter first—and watching her put her skills to work, creating a stunning makeup look on a model during her keynote presentation. Check out a few of the images from the show below!

Suggested Articles

Beauty professionals can enroll in a higher-education program and earn the first-ever Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Beauty and Wellness.

During her three-decade career, Young-Scrivner has demonstrated exceptional strength in brand, digital, and talent development across different channe

On the latest episode of "Access Beauty," Nick Stenson, SVP of Salon Services and Trend, discusses why now is the perfect time to join Ulta Beauty