The Makeup Show NYC is a must-attend event for beauty professionals and makeup lovers alike that happens once a year. In its 5th year, over 70 exhibitors showcased their products, art and services from stage and special effects makeup to everyday beauty and skincare. Here are my top 5 picks from the show:
5. Mai Couture Blush Papier
Mai Couture took the technology behind blotting paper and combined it with a soft powdery blush to create this on-the-go product. Gently rub the paper on the apples of your cheeks to use it as a blush!
4. Stila Smudge Stick
This waterproof eyeliner is the pencil version of Stila's popular smudge pot. There is a little shimmer in the highly pigmented liner which goes on smoothly and stays on.
3. Shu Uemura UV Underbase Fluid with SPF 20
This product is the best but least known offering from Shu Uemura according to the makeup experts manning their booth. This wonder-base cuts redness, smoothes skin surface, elongates the life of foundation all while protecting you from the sun with SPF 20.
2. Smashbox Lustrous Lip Gloss Kit
This kit was the fastest selling item at the Smashbox booth and everyone was lining up to pick it up. The limited edition kit includes 6 of the best-selling glosses by Smashbox, and the best part is that it is an unbeatable value!
1. Make Up Forever Aqua Cream Waterproof cream color
Boasting the longest line of shoppers waiting to purchase at this booth, it goes without saying that Make Up Forever wins the best product of the show. The new Aqua Cream is waterproof, crease proof and highly pigmented. It goes on smoothly and can go on anywhere! The red Aqua Cream can be worn as a shadow, blush or lipstick with equal stay power on all areas. Every beauty lover must have one of these pots in her makeup collection.
Contributed by The Stylester.