The Makeup Show LA was on March 17th and 18th in Downtown Los Angeles. I was lucky and got a press pass, so I was able to go with my friend Vanessa! Our weekend consisted of Friday’s blogger preview event, The Makeup Show on Saturday, a LUSH event (that I blogged about) on Sunday, and then back to TMS on Sunday! It was definitely a fun time!
Here’s a quick recap with a photo gallery below if you wish to see some photos!
On Friday at the Blogger Preview event we got to see (celebrity) makeup artist Pati Dubroff apply makeup to her agent. She had some great advice for aspiring and current makeup artists (even though I am not a part of that group)- I enjoyed watching her. I’m familiar with her work because I know she used to do Miley Cyrus’ makeup a really long time ago, which is how I heard of her. At the event we got an awesome red tote bag with TMS logo on it filled with tons of goodies from the brands at the show. It was a little confusing though because not every bag had everything that was talked about, and I know that some people had missing products in their bags. But it was still an awesome bag.
The Makeup Show as a whole was kind of like IMATS‘ baby. It’s at the California Market Center in the Penthouse with a fabulous view. It’s a lot less congested in there, however, because it is a pro only event. On Saturday we got Minx nails from the Marinello Schools of Beauty booth, because we got a slip in our blogger preview bag. I chose the metallic gold one! After that was done, we were free to shop around at all of the great booths. Some of my favorites to browse were Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, INGLOT, Make Up For Ever, and Bdellium.
I did pick up a few goodies, but those will be saved for future posts so I can show swatches!
Check out the gallery!