I was so happy to be invited to attend the Beauty Blogger Preview for The Makeup Show Orlando!!! This is an exclusive event that occurs the evening before The Makeup Show starts to give Beauty Bloggers a heads up on what to look for and what products would be great to review.
It was held in the Orlando Room, which is the same nice ballroom that the keynote speakers were in for the next 2 days.
James Vincent gave a detailed introduction of The Makeup Show and explained why he likes the products that were provided for the Beauty Bloggers to review. He informed us that there were over 100 vendors in attendance. He let us know that Orlando is the warmest location for The Makeup Show (literally and figuratively). Because it’s smaller, attendees get to really interact with the business owners, and makeup artists get more time to truly network and build relationships with people. I totally agree with this. I attended the 1st one last year and I made a lot of good connections. A benefit of going to a smaller venue is it’s more intimate, you’re not rushed, and you don’t have to squeeze through everyone to make it down the aisle.
He told us what to expect fro The Makeup Show Orlando.
- Networking opportunities
- Products at pro discounted rates to help build your kit
Shout out to MUA Bethany Townes who did a fantastic job of helping all of the speakers set up.
Sharon (Mama Makeup) Gault graced us with her presence. She was one of the upcoming Keynote Speakers. I caught a picture of her walking in as James Vincent introduced her. One of the first products he talked about was the Lait-Creme Concentre Nourishing moisturizer from Embryolisse. For years I’ve heard professional makeup artists rave about this brand. I’m excited to review this product. This cream is for all skin types and has multiple uses.
We received cool hair ties from The Science of Fabulous.
We received mascara from Ellis Faas. I’ve recently heard great things about this brand. This booth was actually right next to the AJ Crimson booth that I worked at. Their packaging is awesome.
James Vincent spoke so highly of this mascara. I had to take it out and get a closer look.
Above is a picture of David from the Ellis Faas Booth. They were right next to the AJ Crimson booth that I worked at. He was a ball of energy! Yes, those bullet looking pieces have makeup inside. Ha ha!
Stila gave the Beauty Bloggers a Stay All Day Prime & Anti-Shine Balm. You know I’m super excited to try this due to me always being on the search for oil-controlling products.
We received a brush from the new Artisan brush collection from Makeup Forever. Woo Hoo! *Sorry some of these pics are blurry. I was trying to take notes, listen, and hurry & take a pictures with my phone. Ha ha! I need to improve my multi-tasking skills.*
Yay! We received the new NARS Eye Paint. My bag had the color Tatar. We received a package of Crown Brush goodies that included powder puffs, Eye liner, tweezers. James said even though he loves brushes, it’s important to still use powder puffs, especially if you are trying to press product into the skin without any traces of brush strokes for HD. Powder Puffs also do a better job of setting powder for a long lasting effect.
Below James is holding a limited edition Makeup Forever Palette he put together that has neutral colors that work on everyone.
He also put together a special makeup artist kit with Makeup Forever products that are essentials for a freelance makeup artist. This is exclusive to The Makeup Show Orlando.
Below I’m with fellow Beauty Blogger Khia of Killer Lipgloss! So happy to have met her. I’ve followed her blog for a couple of years as well as on different social media outlets. I spotted her while we were waiting to check in to the Beauty Blogger Preview event. I was drawn to her gorgeous purple lips. I walked over and realized who she was and was so happy. She’s super cool and fun to hang with.
Below is everything the Beauty Bloggers received in our swag bag. I’m truly grateful for this opportunity.