Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Well THE MAKEUP SHOW NYC is here this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! May 16& and 17th

For all of you who don’t know it’s a place where professional makeup artists come together for products and education. For the last few years I have been a featured educator but this year I just want to go and enjoy the show. There’s tons of classes tons of products. You must go and please people bring something to transport your makeup (an empty kit one that rolls makes sense), wear sneakers or flats, bring water and granola bars, and most importantly please move over when I get to the Crown Brush table—hehehehe I am a bit of a brush addict



CROWN BRUSHES usually located in the back and a must for inexpensive brushes. I do say stay away from powder brushes and blush brushes the hairs just wind up on your clients face—sheds like crazy. The best brushes are synthetic foundation brushes, synthetics, lip, eyeliner, eyeshadow brushes. Talk about cheap a lot of these brushes start at $1.50 and go up

ADESIGN—much more pricey but worth every penny—why? You’ll never have to worry about an adesign brush coming apart while your working, I can’t tell you how may times I’ve gestured with a brush and the head of the brush flies off—talk about embarrassing—ugh That doesn’t happen with adesign As much as I love a good cheap brush—makeup artist cannot live by cheap brush alone. For me it’s the feel of their brush in my hand that I love the way the makeup glides on, the fact that they just last. It’s built to last—all of their brushes are. My pick if you can’t afford a whole kit are the foundation brush—and the rounded foundation brush does the work of that pink sponge everyone raves about. I strongly suggest you go to the booth they usually have show specials and you won’t be disappointed




Yes, yes, yes, you know I’m going to say it

CINEMA SECRETS by Alcone—its my favorite and I have explained why before

Though we are talking about crème base please don’t leave without their brush cleaner

GRAFTOBIAN Love it great creme base. I have the warm color palette brought it last year still have over 70% in my kit. I little goes along way has a great semi matte finish—great for us high def people


Make Up For Ever—HD Foundation—its just good people-all around great foundation but very very good for us TV people. Seems to inhibit shine—I’ve been using it on me –I’ve got say I’m an oily gurl and it does stay put. Don’t control oil but the makeup seems to stay put

Face Atelier—dewy, sexy a little goes a long way and now it has 4 new shades for women of color. How can you pass this line up now?


Alcone—NYC is an answer to a pro makeup artists dreams. It’s a little store that holds a lot of fabulouness. This booth normally carries their great sponges, puffs, spatula’s and steel palettes, various cosmetics, normally kits for concealers, lips, eyeshadows etc. They don’t bring everything in the store. After the show is over and you’re still here in NYC you still might want to drop by their store on 49th street between 9th and 10th ave

Another store like Alcone is the west coast version Nigel Beauty Beauty Emporium—they have a lot of what Alcone has but they also have some different items, cosmetics, bags, kits,etc Always worth stopping by


I know that’s a big claim but it is. It is the only thing in my kit with a scent, doesn’t set off anyone with an allergic reactions. I use it and I’m oily as hell and it does work, doesn’t clog pores etc. I can go on and on. The best—don’t leave without it—well leave me some :)


Yaby Cosmetics—great colors, great consistency and the owner is a wonderful person who deserves our support

Three Custom Colors—great kits great everything. My guy fellow makeup artist James Vincent just loves this :)

INGLOT—I will admit I have never seen this company before but keep hearing rave reviews. It’s one of the booths I’m headed to.


For the airbrush folks out there—I am not one of them

Either OCC or Kett. Each has it following--tons love OOC and their many other products while Kett also has it followers for their finish. The best thing about the show is you get to witness and try before you buy. Now that’s my kind of show


This year L’oreal and Smashbox will be there and they love giving away things—so get in line and get your free stuff


How many times do I hear DeShawn I can’t afford a website—well now you can Go directly to WebPhoto Masters and tell them DeShawn sent you. It’s a great company and works great with makeup artist.

They have great guest speakers and classes—but don’t forget you now have Studio D to come to—of course I had to throw that in ;) http://www.deshawnhatcher.com/

Either way I want you to enjoy the show and just have a wonderful time amongst your fellow artists. Michael DeVellis has created a fabulous show for us to attend—so lets go have some fun AND SHOW OUR SUPPORT. I know I will. See you there!!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION  http://www.makeupshow.com/

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