The Makeup Show NYC 2014 - The Makeup Show Miranda's Recap

May 16, 2021

I had the absolute best, best of times at The Makeup Show NYC (and yes, the whole event was fabulous and you need to put it on your bucket list - it's that kind of the 'best'!). 

The Makeup Show manages to create a perfect balance of shopping, seminars, speakers, brands, and education (oh, and fun!).  Building on its nine year tradition, The Makeup Show has expanded to various cities across the U.S. including Dallas, LA, NYC, Orlando, and Chicago.  From the moment you walk into the conference, you feel welcomed among the wonderful Show displays, colorful products, and affordable brands.  I could walk up to any of the brand representatives, and we could chat about makeup for a whole hour (and in some cases, we did!).  Courtesy of The Makeup Show packaging all exhibitors in a perfectly curated and easily accessible venue, catch up below on updates from our favorite beauty companies. 

Nars was an exhibitor at The Makeup Show, and thus, I was in Nars heaven. Aside from swatching (and purchasing) products from the Nars Adult Swim Summer 2014 collection, I chatted with the lead makeup artist from the Bleeker St. boutique about the brand's plan to open more individual stores. Nars boutiques are a combination of classic favorites and new discoveries - somewhat experimental and somewhat traditional, the boutique allows Nars clientele to personally experience the brand and purchase products based on a customized shopping experience.  I learned that customers can also 'rent' the location for bridal makeup sessions or a girlfriends' night out - basically, you need to visit the nearest Nars boutique as soon as possible! 

Charlotte Tilbury, in all its rose gold glory, will be soon launching several new collections in the U.S. - a cult favorite in the U.K., I was excited to swatch all the flattering lipsticks and soft powders.  The Charlotte Tilbury tables were adorned with celebrity boxes and the glamorous products each was wearing (so, if I can use Cara Delevingne's favorite lipstick, then Charlotte Tilbury launch needs to happen now). 

I also took the opportunity to thank the Embryolisse representatives for distributing and making available this amazing French brand to U.S. consumers - Embryolisse is the best-known skincare secret, and the brand has recently also introduced anti-aging items as well.  I have two Emryolisse posts lined up and cannot wait to share with you my love of anything Embryolisse. 

It shouldn't need to be said but I'll say it - you'll see some downright amazing and out of this world makeup at The Makeup Show.  Extremely talented makeup artists work the whole duration of the Show to create whimsical heat-to-toe looks - in between your shopping spree, be sure to stop and admire the skills and stunning creations. 

My sister and I are thankful for being able to attend and experience The Makeup Show NYC - we're officially fans for life and cannot recommend the Show enough (read Mackenzie's recap here).

Be sure to learn more about The Makeup Show and attending the upcoming next event! 

Stay Pretty, Miranda M. 


  1. Looks like is was an amazing show/conference! Definitely for the serious makeup enthusiast! Thanks for sharing :)

    1. it really was magical! everyone was simply wonderful and the shopping was awesome hehe

  2. Looks like a really great event / show - esp for all makeup addicts. Heaven

    1. heaven says it all haha i loved being surrounded with like-minded people. thanks for stopping by vicki!

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