I was lucky enough to get a press pass to The Makeup Show LA this year (March 17 & 18) and had a blast. I went with Olivia and despite me picking a terrible hotel and fighting off the rain on day one, it was a great experience.
I am not a working make up artist or even a make up artist at all. I don't freelance, I just blog about beauty boxes and I make eye shadow. I didn't go there to shop nor did I know what to expect. This was my first year going (although I have been to IMATS many times) and again, had a blast. This isn't going to be much of a post, just pictures that I took while I was there. I didn't do any classes or anything so I don't have any wisdom to share, just pretty pictures and of course I will put little notes describing what they are!
WARNING: This is EXTREMELY pic heavy!
This was at the blogger preview event on Friday night. Patti Dubroff was also a speaker that night.
Patti Dubroff (and Sara from The Makeup Snob's head, love her!)
This is the stuff that came in my blogger bag :O
In the stage of getting my Minx done, which I didn't like and took off just a few days later.
Minx all done.
The top 2 are OCC lip tars and the bottom 3 are Lime Crime lip gloss.
Nix from Face Off Season 2!
Minx on Olivia and I.
Tara from Face Off Season 2, I was being a creeper.
I am a brush hoarder, I bought this travel eye set and its SOOOOO soft!!
This is Frank from Season 1 of Face Off
This is from the Eye Kandy booth and I have to say I am EXTREMELY turned off by them as a whole. As I was taking a picture of their booth, I overheard a conversation whoever was working at it was saying to a "customer" about how they're much better than this other company that was there that sold glitter (Lit). I thought that was just petty, competitive and disgusting of that person to blatantly put down a company like that. For being a part of such a beautiful thing as a beauty community to talk like that was just off putting. And I am not going by one time, I have heard this before from them, at IMATS before. Just gross. They should be focusing on what makes them unique rather than putting other companies down.
So I hope you enjoyed the pics of makeup porn! :)