Category: Trade Show or Event Coverage

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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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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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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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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A Look at Veil Cosmetics

Veil Cosmetics Complexion Fix Corrector Concealer Highlighter review and swatches on Beautyjudy

Disclaimer: Some PR samples. See bottom for disclosure. Sebastien Tardif, an internationally acclaimed makeup artist, founded Veil Cosmetics a few years ago out of a passion for skin and the desire to help achieve a revealed – not masked – complexion. Complexion is Tardif’s focus with Veil, he told me recently during an interview at The …

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bh Cosmetics Nude Blush 10-Color Blush Palette

bh cosmetics Nude Blush 10 Color Blush Palette swatches and review BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: I bought this. One of my favorite stops at IMATS NYC was the bhCosmetics booth. I limited myself to two palettes, but I could have bought at least two more! I’ve been on such a big blush and highlight kick lately that when I saw this Nude Blush 10 Color Blush Palette – and for …

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The Makeup Show NYC: Snapshot of My Experience on the Show Floor

Senna Cosmetics The Makeup Show NYC BeautyJudy

At The Makeup Show NYC a couple weeks ago, I spent a good amount of time in sessions and chatting with creative directors, makeup artists and brand reps, so this will be a briefer show roundup than usual as I’ve got more focused coverage coming of brands like Mehron and Veil Cosmetics. I definitely think …

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The Makeup Show NYC: Education snapshot post

The Makeup Show NYC 2017 Senna Cosmetics BeautyJudy

May has been bonkers, guys! I covered The Makeup Show NYC the first weekend of May, and as always, it was packed with educational opportunities, brands to discover and LOTS of awesome shopping. But of course it’s almost Memorial Day and I’m finally getting around to my usual show recaps today! So where to start…hmmm….I …

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Note Cosmetics: New brand coming to Ulta’s online shop

Note Cosmetics Terracotta Powder Honey Warm swatches BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: One PR sample, see bottom. There was a new brand to cover at The Makeup Show NYC this year – Note Cosmetics. As with any newcomer – although while a newcomer to the US this brand is established in parts of Europe! – I wanted to know more. What differentiates them? What can we …

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My experience at Polish Con NYC 2017!

Ever After KBShimmer at Polish Con NYC 2017

A little bit like heaven. That’s the best way I can describe the feeling of being at Polish Con NYC 2017 last weekend. Last Friday (April 27) I took off work and around midday, I picked up my Texas bestie, Krystal from PolishGalore, and we ventured up to North Jersey, where we were staying and …

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