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.

Celebrities, news anchors and models freaking out over the latest high-def technology and the switch from analog to digital transmission is definitely not news to us. HD cameras can see up to 6 times the human eye and magnify every single flaw on your face – fine lines, wrinkles, shine, pimples, facial hair and even mismatched foundation. They also tend to pump up certain colors like red and blue which can flatten skintone. Talk about SCARY!

To counter this unforgiving technology, a new generation of products, HD makeup, was invented. I sat down with Emmy Award Winning Makeup Artist Kevin James Bennett to get the low down on HD makeup.


On March 15-16, 2009, the producers of The Makeup Show NYC will debut the premiere of The Makeup Show LA at the California Market Center, 110 East Ninth Street, Los Angeles.

The two-day show is jampacked with events for all pros in the beauty and makeup industry and will run from 9:30am-5:30pm daily. Not only will you see keynote presentations, individual hands-on workshops and seminars by top celebrity makeup artists like Ve Neill, Billy B, Scott Barnes, Dean and Davis Factor etc., there will be a gazillion exhibitors like Make Up For Ever, Smashbox Cosmetics, Stila, Cinema Secrets and more! It will be a great opportunity to network, get inspiration and learn about all things beauty.

I am totally stoked about this and I have already booked my plane tickets to go. Hope to see you guys there too!

For more info, visit www.themakeupshow.com.