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The ultimate make up insider: The Makeup show by The Powder Group

I will write about something quite uncharacteristic of this blog but very relevant. I spent last Sunday at the annual Make up Show in NYC hosted by The Powder Group at the Metropolitan Pavillion in Chelsea. A lot of the recognizable brands were there such as MAC, Too Faced, Stila, Shu Uemura, Becca, Make up Forever, Allison Raffaele, Smashbox as well as pro brands such as OCD cosmetics, Temptu, Boaz Stein, Kett Cosmetics, and a number of private label companies that were obviously selling high quality pro make up for a fraction of the price if there was a brand to the product.

I went to the convention last year and had loads of fun and spent way too much money. This year, I wanted to do it differently by coming in with cash and a check list of things that I needed for my kit.

Among the things I purchased were a few eye shadow brushes, Mist fix by Make up forever, Convertible lip/cheek color in Peony and a duo of Lillium and Gerbera from Stila, Smashbox Photo finish lipstick in Exquisite, Eye glitter in Xantho by Becca, Allison Raffaele Concealer, Cinema Secrets Brush cleaner, Airbrush cleaner by Kett Cosmetics, and a subscription to On Make up magazine.

Things to look out for next for my kit is a portable airbrush machine that is battery operated so I can travel abroad with it without having to worry about the different voltage.

UPDATE July 5, 2017: The Makeup show is a MUST ATTEND event of the year for make up artists and beauty suppliers in the industry. It is held in NYC, Las Vegas, Orlando, LA, and Chicago now. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for the workshops, the booths selling product to restock your kit at 60-75% off, and finding out new brands, etc.

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