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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Makeup Show NYC 2010

Make Me Up Before You Go Go
Makeup Show NYC 2010

Definitely worth the hype.  So much going on, so much to see and play with I wasn't sure where to begin, but to my pleasant surprise it all started with Smashbox.

Smashbox offered all of their customers instant enrollment in their Pro Card - FREE!!! You had me at "Hello".  Once again Smashbox stepped out as a front runner with their great value kits for face, complexion, highlighting, brushes, lips, and cheeks. They kept the kits simple with a significant value.  Their team was out in front and interactive. Smashbox offered a workshop where they wowed their audience with their Red Carpet tips and tricks.

Once submerged in the sea of artists, staffers and special guests you found yourself a bit overwhelmed with where one could start off this journey of education, play and lavish spending.  People surrounded Temptu, Smashbox, Makeup Forever, M.A.C, Brushes and most of all Inglot.

Following the "I Give Good Face" buttons and T-shirts over to Inglot, I was ready to break in my credit card for the day.  Inglot may very well be the big hit of the show with their incredible custom palettes, pigmented colors and fabulously textured products.  Although staffers appeared to be unprepared for the swarming crowds, the deals far surpassed the time spent waiting for purchase. Their color selection along with wide array of products were perfect for both the beginner, who is starting out their kit, or for the tenured, who needs to replenish.

Uninviting and unimpressive was M.A.C Pro and their team.  No one was even the slightest bit excited - it's makeup folks, what's not to be excited about? Products were limited to just their Pro line of Lip Mix, Pigments, Glitters and not much else.  Even their model, photographed above in yellow body art, was uninspiring.  Very disappointing.

Overall though the show was definitely worth the $50 admission. I was thoroughly pleased with my purchases of a new Temptu Airbrush System and my Inglot bags packed with product.  Hoping for a larger venue next year, otherwise I give the day a B+.

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