The Saturday before The Makeup Show hosts a blogger preview session where seasoned, celebrity makeup artist, James Vincent dishes on all that’s new at The Makeup Show, his favorite products and brands, as well as the many insightful seminars and workshops. James stated that the goal of The Makeup Show this year is to show different viewpoints and price points for every skill level, lifestyle and budget.
Here’s a quick rundown of what brands have to offer this year at The Makeup Show New York 2014:
Black Up Cosmetics
This brand has only been available in Paris and African, but now, via their website, US residents can purchase their products. I’ve wanted to try this brand forever! I’m happy they were at The Makeup Show New York this year. Their brand was specifically made for women of color, and their makeup is full of vibrant colors that show up true to color on darker skin tones. Black Up Cosmetics gave each attendee their soon-to-be released matt lipstick, in a beautiful orange shade – $22.50.
Pro transfer tattoos with some of James Vincent’s actual tattoos. During the preview James joked (I think) that we can use his tattoos and be part of his “gang” and then, just maybe we can “…go beat up rival hairstylists.”
They’re launching in New York City! Vei Neill, who is known for her work as a makeup artist on films the Hunger Games will launch her set of brushes. I didn’t visit the Crown Brush booth this year because I didn’t feel like “fighting” through the crowd.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
James describes the creator, David Klasfield and the rest of the OCC makeup crew, as “…the kids that sat by themselves in the cafeteria.” He’s a riot, isn’t he? Anyway, OCC launched their new line of stained gloss this weekend at The Makeup Show New York 2014, which consists of about 5-6 shades. They also released a lip balm duo, that features their classic shades, ‘Tarred’ and ‘feathered’.
Emmy winning makeup artist, Eve Pearl has created an invisible finish powderless powder. It serves as a primer and/or finishing powder that can be used both before and after makeup has been applied. To me, it feels like a balm, but on the skin it feels like a powder. It’s interesting. I can’t wait to test it out.
James Vincent described Cativa Cosmetics’ waterproof pencil as a seriously waterproof pencil that we can’t live without. He said “Nothing prepares you for a hurricane like a waterproof pencil.” I agree, after swatting Cativa’s pencil, it’s one of the deepest black pencils I’ve used, and it glides on so easily.
Eugenia Weston outdid herself with the micro tip liquid eyeliner in black. I love me some liquid eyeliners, especially black. This one packs pigment, goes on easily, and creates fine lines.
Graftobian (I love their foundation) has launched a banana cream powder, which is supposed to be better than the other banana powder. It’s a talk based powder great for setting makeup, contour and highlight, and color correcting. I haven’t tested it yet; however, James Vincent thinks banana powder is dates, and is more for reality T.V. Take that how you want to.
New to the Makeup Show. They gave us a beautiful eyeshadow along with a shadow brush. I can’t wait to play around with it.
I love their Punker eyeliner (review here)! James talked about their Punker original smoky shadow, which provides a soft charcoal shade inside the rim or around the eye. It sets itself and is waterproof. He stated it’s a great base color that will bring out the pigment in any eyeshadow placed over it. Unfortunately, we were unable to get this since it was stuck in customs.
This is a product that I can’t wait to test out. I saw it in action this weekend at The Makeup Show New York 2014. Imagine a world where you don’t have to wait on glue to dry in order to apply your lashes. This is it! It’s an adhesive strip used to apply your lashes with no mess and no dry time.
The Kevyn Aucoin [shrine] Gallery
On Saturday I watched Merrell Hollis work his magic. He stated he likes to “…kill skin then bring it back alive.” Merrell’s used a Sigma F64 Soft Blend Concealer Brush for [precision] contouring and highlighting. He likes to use creme with a powder mixed together, and then buffed into skin to create a natural glow. During his demo he used MAC ‘Refined bronze‘ and ‘Improper Copper‘ and applied it to the high points of the face to create a natural glow.
I didn’t buy much at The Makeup Show. It’s my 4th year attending, and I’ve learned that I do not need to buy every single new and improved item I see, plus, I am on a strict budget. I did purchase my favorite makeup setting spray from Model in a Bottle, their brow sealer, as well as the Nurturing Force Blot Out Offensive (review), NARS Pure Radiant Moisturizer ($32) in shade Martinique, as well as some mink lashes from Velour Lashes ($20/pair).
Did you attend The Makeup Show New York 2014?
What did you think?
What did you get?
Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this post. All photos are the property of Makeup by Kim Porter unless otherwise noted.