Category: Trade Show or Event Coverage

Dec 18 2017

A Stop at The Makeup Shop NYC

Grande Cosmetics The Makeup Shop NYC

Nothing to disclose (One ginormous crappy NJTransit train selfie for you as my mom and I journeyed up to The Makeup Shop NYC!) With the exception of last year (I don’t believe they held it last year!) I’ve been to two “pop-up” makeup shops held by the organizers of The Makeup Show trade shows. Now …

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Sep 14 2017

KBShimmer Polish Con Exclusives – Swatches!

KBShimmer The Age of Aquarium Polish Con 2017 Chicago Exclusive nail polish beautyjudy

Disclaimer: PR sample, see bottom. One of the BEST parts about attending The Polish Convention is your opportunity to purchase nail polish from your favorite makers that is EXCLUSIVE to the event! Check out some pics of KBShimmer’s Polish Con exclusives, “Bean There Done That” and “The Age of Aquarium.” If you’re not going, you’re …

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Aug 30 2017

PolishCon is coming back next month! Learn more about “An Affair to Remember”

Earlier this year, I went to The Polish Convention in NYC and had a BLAST! Seeing old and new nail polish friends and fellow fanatics…and getting to work at the KBShimmer booth was an honor! Unfortunately, I couldn’t make Chicago happen for me. BUT…it’s COMING SOON! If you don’t already know, The Polish Convention is …

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Aug 09 2017

Mehron SKIN Prep PRO™ Review

Mehron Skin Prep Pro review beautyjudy

Disclaimer: PR sample, see bottom. In recent months, I’ve been reaching for mattifying primers and mists and anything that can help my T-zone from becoming an oil slick by midday. When my face gets oily my makeup breaks down; and with a whole lot of red and rosacea underneath, it’s not a confident or comfortable …

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Jul 21 2017

Beauty Tool Favs

lil' scrubbies beauty tools beautyjudy

I bought this. I have my favorite brushes, and my favorite lipsticks, but I also have some favorite beauty tools and I thought I’d talk about them today! Tweezerman Promaster Lash Curler This eyelash curler is EPIC! Do you have almond-shaped or deep set eyes? If you’ve used a regular-shaped eyelash curler, chances are at …

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Jul 12 2017

It Cosmetics Confidence in Your Glow

It Cosmetics Confidence in Your Glow Instant Natural Glow review and swatches on BeautyJudy

I bought this. A flushed, glowing look in one sweep? I couldn’t resist that, so I picked up an IT Cosmetics Confidence in Your Glow at The Makeup Show NYC in May. This blush, bronzer and highlighter combo product, in which the bronzer fades into the blush, which fades into the highlighter, is beautiful. The …

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Jul 10 2017

Crimes of Beauty – wear your artistry or addiction out loud!

Crimes of Beauty makeup bag If you can do liquid eyeliner you can do anything beautyjudy IMATS NYC

Disclaimer: Combo of purchased and gift, see bottom for details At IMATS in April, I stopped by Crimes of Beauty. I learned a little bit about the brand story (which I shared here in my IMATS recap), and made a purchase of some new threads. I picked up a sweatshirt and a T-shirt, and I’ve worn …

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Jun 28 2017

Making an Unflattering Lipstick Shade Work

Kevyn Aucoin The Molten Lip Color Carbon swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: PR sample, see bottom. As much as I play with color, I know what does and doesn’t look good on me. I’m generally not comfortable with bright blues, greens, yellows or other nontraditional lipstick shades. I’m also not comfortable wearing nude shades that contradict my skin tone. I’ve just never thought of myself as able …

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Jun 26 2017

FACEatelier Ultra Matte Mist

Faceatelier Ultra Matte mist review on BeautyJudy

I bought this. This isn’t a long review with lots of pictures, but I think it’s worth a quick overview! At The Makeup Show NYC, I stopped by the FACEatelier booth. I can’t for the life of me remember who recommended it, but someone told me about their mattifying mist and since I’ve been struggling with an …

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Jun 16 2017

Mehron Goes Mainstream While Staying Pro

Disclaimer: PR sample. See bottom. (Makeup Artist Jinny at the Mehron booth creates an amazing body look during The Makeup Show NYC) While at The Makeup Show NYC, I stopped by the Mehron booth and chatted with Creative Director Stephanie Koutikas. Mehron reached out to me prior to the show to set up the appointment …

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