Highlights and Pictures from The Makeup Show Chicago

Over the weekend, I attended The Makeup Show Chicago, the first ever in the Midwest. I had been looking foward to it for MONTHS and I am so glad I was not disappointed ☺ Read on to see some of my highlights!

Day 1 started with the Blogger Preview Event. I got to catch up with some of my fellow beauty bloggers and finally met the beautiful Elessa from PurseBuzz and Koren from EnKoreMakeup.

Makeup guru/Director of Artistry for the Makeup Show James Vincent giving us an intro

Me with Koren from EnKoreMakeup and Elessa from PurseBuzz

On Day 2, I finally got to check out the 50+ exhibits by all the top-notch makeup lines. I went TOTALLY crazy at Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics and ended up with their famous Lip Tars, Glitters, Nail Polish and the new Tint.

OCC display at The Makeup Show Chicago

I also checked out some new brands, including Nurturing Force, whose Blot Out Offensive™ shine + oil control cream has won the hearts of many artists, along with Ruby Kisses, an uber cute line by Kiss Cosmetics and celebrity makeup artist Danessa Myricks (she’s such a doll!) In addition, I caught up with Liz from Yaby Cosmetics and was told to expect new palettes and a new eyeshadow formula based off my favorite pearl paints – can’t wait!

And of course there were lots and lots of makeup demos through out the day, including the awesome body painting by Make Up For Ever.

Body painting demonstration by Make Up For Ever

Body painting at the Make Up For Ever booth

Finally, I wrapped up my day with a presentation by the awesome Sam Fine, whom I had interviewed in 2009. Sam was phenomenal and *so* inspiring! Not only did he give great, insightful answers to questions from the audience, he showed us how to nail his signature flawless complexion using cream products and a sponge. I also met the guru upclose afterwards and got my copy of his “The Basics of Beauty” DVD signed. Yay!

Sam Fine doing a makeup demonstration at The Makeup Show Chicago
Sam Fine doing a makeup demonstration at The Makeup Show Chicago

Meeting Sam Fine
Me with Sam Fine

Below are some of the goodies I got:

Stay tuned for pictures and reviews!

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


    • Yes he really is and he’s so nice in person too! Did you pick up his DVD? There are some really good tips in there.

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