Let’s be real. Whether you’re a makeup artist or a blogger like me, The Makeup Show NYC offers a great opportunity to pick up products for your kit or your arsenal with discounts. As a blogger I have connected and started relationships at the show with multiple brands over the 7 years I’ve covered it.
But the makeup for sale is one piece of a much larger show. I shared my preview earlier last week detailing some of the speakers and keynotes that begin today, but there are also networking opps and special features, like this year’s art gallery featuring Moises Ramirez’s Colors of Beauty.
I asked Moises what he uses to create his artwork – oils? Acrylics? Makeup?
“Yes,” he said, and we both laughed when I realized that he uses all of the above!
Moises, a makeup artist, told me he’s lately favored watercolor and Indian inks for his work. Many of the paintings in the curation at TMS are colorful, vibrant glimpses into the way Moises sees people, and interprets his interest in makeup and people into art.
“I love color and texture,” he told me. “I want the skin to look like a palette.”
That comes across, I told him. He lifted his hand and started pointing out the color differences in skin and veins.
“When you look at skin, you see the greens, blues, yellows…I like to pull that out. I like the movement.”
Moises was a painter first, then a makeup artist. He started working at MAC.
His work is gorgeous!
At the end of our interview, he gave me a hug.
In fact, most of the artists I interviewed at the Press Preview and Beauty Brunch yesterday hugged me. They are some of the most fun, kind, smart and creative people and I love being among them!
There’s so much more to see than discounted makeup, friends! If you’re attending the show this weekend, check out Moises’ work. The gallery is located on the fifth floor of the Metropolitan Pavilion, where The Makeup show NYC is being held today and tomorrow. It’s open for all attendees.
What do you think of Moises’ artwork?