This year’s NYC Make-Up Show was literally one for the books. With the keynote speakers of the industry’s biggest cultivators, and some of the hottest selling brand’s and products, there’s no wonder this show makes its mark all across the United States every year.
On May 7-8, 2017, The Make-Up Show made its stop in NYC and brought the Metropolitan Pavillion House down.
Top brands launched brand new products at the show here’s a recap of what’s new in pro-beauty:
Lip Voltage: A clear, juicy gloss, with adjustable chambers to pick your level of intensity. Cool to hot and the hot ain’t lying. Start cool and work your way up to your level of comfort.
Dr. Brandt’s Needles No More LIP PLUMPfix: This matte lip perfecting is packaging in the same chamber technology Lip Voltage uses. Except from moving from cool to hot, you can move your lip intensity from day to night.
Kevyn Aucoin’s The Molten Lip Color Molten Metals Collection: High-shine, metallic, full-coverage glosses. It’s Kevyn Aucoin, c’mon, you know it’s going to be good.
Danessa Myricks Vision Cream Cover Foundation: launched at the show. I’ve purchased one in N03 and I love it! Full coverage, medium-weight, just set and skin is perfect.
For the creative conference’s, I was able to sit on two stunner beauty creatives session’s as they motived and inspired young beauty professionals to never give up on a career of artistry, even amidst the vast landscape changes. Those were Vlada Haggerty and Ryan Burke.
I posted on my Instagram videos from Ryan Burke’s forum titled “Creative Thinking”. Ryan Burke is a creative genius I found when I first started engaging on Instagram and I felt like finally, an artist that perceives beauty in a way that I do: out-of the box, unconventional, yet still strikingly beautiful.
Ryan Burke create one of his avant garde looks on model, Miss Queen Sateen. Read some of the interview from his session here. The moderator is James Vincent, a world renowned makeup artist.
James Vincent: Where do you get inspiration from?
Ryan Burke: Color combinations instead of specific makeup preferences.
James Vincent: What words would you would use to describe makeup that is a great makeup?
Ryan Burke: Something stunning, something that really catches your attention more than pretty. If you really want to express yourself you have to let go of the rules.
James Vincent: How can artists build their name, build their presence?
Ryan Burke: The most important thing is authenticity. If you are doing work you love and enjoy. It’s not about the likes, it’s about why people are liking it and why you’re doing it. Just be authentic and real.
James Vincent: How can you be confident that what you’re doing is impactful and will get you work when you’re showing something no else is showing?
Ryan Burke: If you’re experimenting with make-up a lot, you probably will have doubts. Take whatever and make it work.
James Vincent: Advice for an artist that may feel like giving up and it’s too tough?
Ryan Burke: If you’re doing it because you like it, love it, you’ll be fine. It doesn’t come immediately. But if you’re having doubts like idk if this is for me then maybe there’s other types of art forms you can explore.
Other notewaorthy happenings at The Makeup Show include:
MAC Pro always exhibits, but this time they only had their lip bar there. Lip products were the only thing for sale. Spice lip pencil, check.
Pat McGrath had a ‘Lip Project’ going on where attendee’s were encouraged to try out one of Pat McGrath’s double 0 something or rather and take selfies, post on social, using a specific hashtag to enter for a chance to win one of 100 who will win Pat McGrath’s next double-0 something or rather.
IT Cosmetics had a huge exhibition space and IT Cosmetics isn’t exactly the brand you think when you think of makeup professional brands. I was happy to see them, however, because I every IT Cosmetics product I try I am way impressed.
Moises Ramirez‘ Art Gallery was stunning, click the link to view it here:
Moises Ramirez Art Gallery