Highlights from The Makeup Show Orlando (and my fav product finds!)

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The last weekend in September, beauty industry leaders from around the nation flocked to the beautiful Peabody Hotel for The Makeup Show Orlando’s second year. The highlight of my experience there was the blogger preview on the Friday before the two day event where inspirational badass/celeb makeup artist/The Makeup Show Director of Artistry James Vincent shared his insight (and his amazing crop of favorite products).

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My favorite seminar of the event was the “Make Up For Ever New Flash Palette Focus: Artistry for Every Day” by brilliant artist Lijha Stewart for Make Up For Ever. (If you read the Allure piece, you know that the Make Up For Ever flash palette is one of my top five favorite products!) Lijha demonstrated how to use the primary colors of the flash palette to formulate foundation colors from scratch. Color theory is my absolute favorite concept in makeup artistry, so I really enjoyed listening to her take on it! These palettes are so versatile and can also be used to create highly pigmented bright looks – from lip colors to cream blushes and eyeshadows. Love love love the Make Up For Ever palette and also the company’s approach to artistry.

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I was also introduced to a few new brands that I was not already familiar with. Here are the new products I fell in love with on the showroom floor:

Breakups to Makeup Fashions and Accessories

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The “I would cry, but my mascara is designer” shirt is my absolute favorite. I loove cheeky tees and these are so fun and stylish. They also carry a collection of stickers and makeup clutches. Love!

Z Palette

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Z Palette eliminates clutter by creating a streamlined palette for all of your makeup products. It features a clear cover and a magnetic base so you can depot and store your faves all in one place! They come in a wide range of fun prints too. I need to stock up on some more!

Flutter Lashes

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The Flutter lash styles are absolutely beautiful. They feature a collection of high quality false lashes made from different materials including mink and also synthetic styles.

Paw Palette

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Sanitary procedures are imperative when it comes to makeup. It is sometimes easier to use the back of your hand than to switch to a palette… but this eliminates that problem! Paw Palette facilitates easy access with this wearable solution. And they’re cute too! :)

The Makeup Show Orlando Preview

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Next weekend, some of the biggest names in the makeup industry will flock to the Peabody in Orlando for The Makeup Show. The two-day event, produced by Metropolitan Events & Production, features over 75 pro-focused brands as well as educational speakers, seminars, and workshops in a truly artistic setting. I had a blast last year at the Orlando debut of the Makeup Show and I can’t wait to attend again this year!

I’m also looking forward to all of the new product launches and fall collections that will be highlighted at the show next week!


NARS will introduce Eye Paint, a must-have for beauty lovers who want to elevate their eye look.  This versatile product will be available in 10 shades and can be used as an eye shadow, eyeliner, or even as an eye primer to intensify looks when layered with a powder shadow.

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics will be showcasing their new fall color collection too!  This collection consists of six new Lip Tars and six new Nail Lacquers. Definitely make sure to stop by the OCC booth. I have a feeling these new shades won’t last!

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I’m also excited to check out the exclusive brush set designed by Crown Brush and Oscar award winning artist (and one of my biggest inspirations) Ve Neill.

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For a complete list of participating brands, educational speakers, schedule of events and prices, visit www.themakeupshow.com.

Now, who wants to go with me?!

I am delighted to let you all know that I’m running a Makeup Show ticket giveaway! One lucky winner will receive free entry to both days of The Makeup Show. See below to enter. The ticket giveaway will only run until Wednesday, so don’t wait too long. See you next weekend!
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