Get your calendar ready for March because soon it'll be time for The Makeup Show LA! The Makeup Show LA is bar none, my favorite makeup event to attend. The Makeup Show is a pros-only event that visits multiple cities throughout the year including NYC, Dallas, Chicago, Orlando, and of course LA! They have also started doing Pop-Up shops which are two day events open to the public that allow you to shop from a variety of makeup brands. If you aren't able to travel to one of the shows, the Pop-Up Shops allow you to shop from the professional brands!
You can purchase tickets online here.
In honor of the 10th anniversary, The Makeup Show will be having a gala on March 18th at 7:30 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. The theme is "Femme Fatale", and they will be honoring Susan Cabral-Ebert for her work and dedication to the makeup industry as President of The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild, IATSE Local 706. You'll be able to mix and mingle with your makeup idols while enjoying hors-d’oeuvres, drinking, and dancing. You'll be able to get tickets on TheMakeupShow.com and you can get a discount if you get the gala ticket along with your ticket to The Makeup Show LA.
As it turns out, Alyson (who I've gone to the show with multiple times) also has a list of brands to check out and she and I have pretty much the identical list. Instead of compiling my own list since it's practically the same as Alyson's, I wanted to share tips from James Vincent, who is the Director of Education and Artistry for The Makeup Show. He's compiled a list of upcoming trends for 2016 and products to check out for the trends at The Makeup Show LA and I've added in my personal picks!
"The runway and red carpet have given us some new twists on classic trends this season that allow the makeup wearer to make a choice based on individuality which is always exciting!" - James Vincent
Trend: Candy Apple Red Lips
The classic vintage allure of red lips is timely and timeless and can be worn by anyone, anywhere and anytime. Try combining a bold blue red lipstick with a warmer red gloss for a lip look that is alluring on anyone. Combining the two undertones makes the lip flattering for any face. If you are afraid to try a bold red try staining on the lip in a more sheer application or a gorgeous red gloss. A few of my favorites for lipstick are NARS Audacious Lipsticks, Besame Lipsticks with a vintage inspiration or OCC Makeup Liptar in NSFW. For a gloss Inglot Cosmetics has a wide array of shades.
My Personal Picks: NARS Rita, Besame Cherry Red, OCC NSFW
Trend: Blue Eyeliner
Blue Liner is back and can be a simple way to get a sophisticated fashion look. The traditional cat eye takes in new life in shades of blue and a blue hue will whiten and brighten the eyes and lenghten lashes. Try NARS Eye Paint in Solomon Islands for a waterproof option in an unforgettable turquoise, or for a less dramatic look a blackened blue Liner from Cao Cosmetics or Smashbox works well on everyone. Pair it with a neutral shadow for a natural look or add in a touch of color on the lids for more flair.
My Personal Picks: NARS Solomon Islands (I love it!), Smashbox French Navy
Trend: Red Eye Shadow
Gaga has given everyone the idea to try red shadow, and while it seems unexpected red can be a very flattering look on the eyes when work properly. MAKE UP FOR EVER has both cream and pressed shadows in warm red hues that can be worn across the lid or just as liner. KETT Cosmetics Metals are a beautiful liquid option that look sheer and sophisticated in a warm red shade that you will love.
My Personal Picks: Make Up For Ever ME740 , Kett Cosmetics TNT
Trend: Black Graphic Liner
The new crops of eyeliner pens allow for easy liquid lines with a kitten kick or more dramatic graphic looks. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner has a perfectly precise tip for everyday or more adventurous lines. MAKE UP FOR EVER and NARS have waterproof options and for those on a budget Mustaev and Crown Brush offer black liquid pens that allow anyone to try the look. Of you are not comfortable with creating the perfect Liner look use a soft taupe shadow or pencil to perfect your shape and trace back over it with black. It will give you a great guide and offer more dimension to elevate a liner look.
My Personal Picks: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, MUFE Aqua Eyes, NARS Via Veneto
Trend: Metallic Eyes
Mined metals like copper, bronze and gold give anyone a look that is great for summer and right into fall. Melanie Mills Hollywood Rose Gold is an unexpected take on this trend that is unforgettable. Kat Von D and MAKE UP FOR EVER metal powders are a great addtliton to any makeup kit.
My Personal Picks: Make Up For Ever Metal Powder, Kat Von D Thunderstruck,
Hopefully you found the tips on upcoming trends for 2016 helpful! I hope to see you there at The Makeup Show LA!
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