My dream of meeting the legendary François Nars *finally* came true today! I have been a fan of François’ work for years (I bought my first NARS almost 10 years ago when I was still in high school back in Hong Kong!) and being able to meet the guru in his flesh and talk to him felt soooooo surreal! I literally felt like an obsessed Twilight fan meeting R-Pat *lol*

Here is me with the super sweet and gorgeous NARS International Makeup Director, Ayako. She gave me a few pointers for us Asian girls and also recommended a look for me.


The Makeup Show New York 2009, one of the biggest events for all pros in the beauty industry, will be held next Sunday May 17 & Monday May 18 from 9:00am – 6:00pm daily at the Metropolitan Pavilion, located at 125 West 18th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues.

There will be over 80 exhibitors from top brands like MAC, Make Up For Ever, Smashbox, Stila, Becca, Temptu etc., hands-on workshops, business forums, keynote presentations and rare appearances by Make Up For Ever founder Dany Sanz and Smashbox Cosmetics founder, Davis Factor. Not to mention the insane pro-only discounted prices on products!

I attended the Makeup Show LA earlier this year and I had so much fun I am sending two of my lucky readers to attend the NY show for free! To win tickets, leave a comment here with your name and email address. The winners will be announced next Monday, May 11 on the blog and notified via email.

Advance tickets for The Makeup Show are also available until May 14 at $45 and $70 for 1-day and 2-day passes, respectively, and may be purchased online at www.themakeupshow.com. At the door tickets are $65 and $85 for 1-day and 2-day passes, respectively.

* Please note I am only giving away tickets to the show. If you reside outside of NY, you will need to provide your own transportation to the city.