The Makeup Show NYC PLUS Swag Bag Reveal!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

The Makeup Show NYC took place last weekend and i was super fortunate to be invited as press to cover the event. This was my first time attending the show and i have to say, i was so impressed with the artistry and passion i observed during my two days at the event.  On Saturday, April 30th, i attended the 'blogger preview' hosted by the incredibly talented James Vincent.  He walked us through our swag bag content and new launches happening at the show.  I found him to be so inspiring, passionate and informative.  He shared some of his tips and secrets to building a great kit. I posted a video of the swag bag content on YouTube so be sure to watch (it's linked at the end of this post).

For those of you that don't know, The Makeup Show is a place where makeup artists and enthusiasts alike can shop amazing brands at heavily discounted prices in hopes of helping these artists build their kits.  I know i certainly added some amazing things to my personal kit and am so grateful that i had the opportunity to attend this year.  Also, there are several breakout sessions featuring inspiring artists.

On May 1st, i attended the show with one of my favorite Jersey bloggers and wonderful friend Nicole from Hello Miss Niki.  The first booth we visited was Make Up For Ever.  OMG did i haul some amazing things there.  I've been such a fan of this brand for so many years  I find them to be incredibly innovative and effective. If you're looking for makeup that stays put and absolutely will not budge, look no further than MUFE.  Their artists were creating some amazing theatrical looks that had me swooning!  OH I'm going to post a haul video soon showing you all that i purchased at the Makeup Show.   I may have gone a bit crazy but the makeup lover in me simply could not resist!

Next, we headed to Kat Von D.  Wow... the product as you may already know is beautiful and the quality is impeccable. I picked up a few more things and took a fun pic sitting on the KVD throne...

Our next stop was NARS.  I had my eyes on their latest collection and made sure to stock up.  I couldn't decide which of the two latest Dual Intensity Blushes to pick up so naturally i purchased both!  The Dual Intensity Blushes are easily my favorite of all time!  They apply beautifully wet or dry and i own quite a plethora of them!  You will too if you give these a try!

We also shopped Amika (just about died over their super cute prints), Frends Beauty, Cinema Secrets, Embryolisse, Violette Voss, Bioderma, Skindinavia, OCC and more!  One of the highlights of the day for me personally was meeting David Klasfeld of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.  First, he's the nicest guy!  Second, he's a creative genius!  Third, he's a true inspiration.  We had the loveliest chat... go support this brand because their product is super innovative and most importantly, fun!

David Klasfeld of OCC and I 

Beauty Judy on the left and Hello Miss Niki on the right 

Hope you enjoy all the pics from the event.  Please be sure to watch my swag bag video... there were so many wonderful things inside!  Thank you to The Makeup Show for hosting an amazing event and inviting me to attend.  I'm forever grateful for such an amazing opportunity!

Take a peek inside my swag bag! 

Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM


  1. So I'm looking at all of your pics and we didn't get a damn pic together! I don't think I got a pic with anyone other than a group of us that went to dinner one night lol I failed so hard this year! I'm coming back ASAP, though, and we definitely will next time AND we need to hang out more. It was awesome to meet you!

    1. It was so nice meeting you and yes what a bummer that we don't have a picture together!!! This means we'll have to plan another get together!!! Would love to chat some more in person! xoxo

  2. I've heard about this event before! Looks like such a fun and cool makeup convention w/ a ton of amazing brands there.


    1. It was seriously amazing! If you live in a town that is near one of these events, i highly suggest going! So good! xoxo