The Makeup Show LA 2015: Announcement and Reminder

Just a reminder, the Makeup Show LA is coming up at the end of the month! The Makeup Show LA is my favorite trade show so if you have the opportunity to attend, I highly suggest you take the opportunity. 

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Here's more information if you're not familiar with the show:

It's the largest pro-driven beauty industry event coming on March 28th and 29th.  If you are able to attend, you'll have the opportunity to interact with today’s hottest brands as well as to participate in workshops and seminars led by some of today’s most influential leaders in the industry.   

Brands that will be featured at the show include MAKE UP FOR EVER, NARS, Smashbox, and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. Exclusive hands-on workshops and seminars with leading beauty industry professionals will also be available. The Makeup Show LA will shine focus on artistry as well as business, offering attendees a wide variety of experiences over the weekend that can help to catapult their careers over a lifetime. There will be over 75 beauty brands including Diamond Sponsor MAKE UP FOR EVER, Platinum Sponsor Crown Brush and Temptu PRO, Silver Sponsor NARS, Supporting Sponsor Smashbox, Contributing Sponsors, Pinnacle Cosmetics, The Powder Group, On Makeup Magazine, and School Sponsor, Ruby Makeup Academy

The Makeup Show LA will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 9am to 6pm and on Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 9am to 5pm at The California Market Center, 110 East 9th Street, Los Angeles. For a complete list of participating brands, educational speakers, schedule of events and prices, please visit

I'll be talking about some of the new brands at the show along with some of the brands I plan on checking out, soon!


  1. I can't wait to meet you in person. I love ur blog girl.

  2. I'm completely new to pressing pigments, and I must say I've jumped the gun... I bought tons of stuff from tkb to start pressing my own shadows (I'm a makeup artist, and always could use a lot more colors), but they either turn into rocks and zero color comes off or they're a slimy mess. I don't understand what I'm doing wrong. I've watched a thousand videos (exaggerating obviously) and read tons of tutorials. I am working with mattes,(oxides, ultramarines, everything I just read that are best left loose), and mattes mixed with mica. I prefer matte tones because I feel like the colors are more vivid and seem to blend out better and also many people I work with aren't into shimmer. I don't know what to do!!!! I really want to press my new pigments, am I completely out of luck here?? Let me remind you, I'm a complete novice to pressing but I have the liquid binder, cap 5, matte texture base, and 99% alcohol. Please help!!

  3. Hi Khrystyn, can I ask what ratio you're using for your pigments? I usually don't recommend more than 1 drop per 1/4 tsp. Could you give me some examples of colors you've mixed? Could you also clarify, are you using ultramarines and oxides in your mix or are you not?

  4. I probably used too much, all around. I used chromium oxide green and blue oxide and the texture base with a scoop of mica. It probably was about 1/2 tbs powder to 1 tsp liquid binder and a few drops to quite a bit of alcohol. I've tried a few methods so should I do less on the binder and more on the alcohol?

  5. I don't recommend pressing with those two matte colorants, especially since it comprises most of what you're pressing. It'll probably not turn out well since those colorants in particular don't work out well in pressing.

  6. What do you recommend that I use instead?


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