The Makeup Show LA 2018: Announcement, Exhibitors, and Show Features

Hey everyone!

First off, Happy Halloween! I hope you have a wonderful time if you're celebrating the holiday.

It's that time of the year again for The Makeup Show LA! This trade show open for professionals and aspiring artists working/studying in the beauty, hair, fashion, and photography industry. Credentials are required. The show is from November 10th - November 11th.

Advance ticket rates are one day tickets for $45.00 and two day tickets for $62.00. Ticket prices at the door are $55.00 for one day tickets and $72.00 for two day tickets.

Show Features


The entire list of keynotes, workshops, and seminars are available online but here are some highlights of ones that I find really interesting. The keynotes and seminars are included in your ticket while the All Day Hands on Workshops are extra and allow for a more intimate learning opportunity. I also love that there are workshops in Spanish to meet the needs of the industry.

All Day Workshops

Friday November 9 features three hands on workshops only, the show itself does not start until November 10th. November 10th and 11th mixes in workshops, keynotes, and seminars within the trade show.

The workshops require you to bring their own brush set and the cost is in addition to your ticket price.

Some workshops available are

  • The Perfect Bride: Friday November 09 from 10:00am - 6:00pm with Bethany Townes. $300.00. This workshop is for those interested in learning about and perfecting bridal makeup artistry. 
  • Elementos Esenciales del Maquillaje: Friday November 09 from 10:00AM - 6:00pm with Paloma Romo. $300.00. This workshop is an introduction to the professional makeup artistry. It focuses on all aspects of makeup application and be able to practice their techniques. This workshop will be conducted in Spanish. 
  • Red Carpet Beauty and Beyond: Saturday November 10 from 1:30pm - 4:30 pm from Yvonne MacInnis $140.00. This workshop is focused on special event makeup and the art of having makeup be long lasting while looking good on camera and in person. 
  • Beautiful Skin of Color: Sunday November 11 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm with Danessa Myricks. $140.00. This workshop provides education on the skills needed to work on different skintones and complexion, foundation matching, color matching, and overall how to meet the needs of clients of color.


There are many keynotes available during the show, here are a few that I thought looked particularly interesting

  • Beauty Mark: Making An Impact in Artistry: Saturday November 10 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm with Miss Fame. 
  • Image Influence: Saturday November 10 from 1:45pm - 3:15pm with Jordan Liberty
  • A Beauty Career: Sunday November 11 from 2:00pm - 3:30pm with Damone Roberts 


There are too many seminars to choose from, definitely check out the list online!


There are over 75 brands attending the show giving you the opportunity to try out many brands you might only be able to find online. Here are some picks: Ardell Lashes, Besame Cosmetics, Bioderma, Danessa Myricks Beauty, Hakuhodo, Hourglass, Miss Fame Beauty, and Smith Cosmetics

Icon Gallery

In honor of Maurice Stein, founder of Cinema Secrets and a formidable makeup artist in his own right, The Makeup Show LA will have a gallery of his work from different periods in his life.

Shopping Hour

On Sunday November 11 from 9:00am - 10:30am, The Makeup Show will be having a "First Look" viewing and doorbuster pricing from the exhibitors! Brands will be having a special deal so it's worth checking out each booth on Sunday!

Talent Casting

The Makeup Show will be hosting its first ever talent casting for The Look: All Stars. The Look: All Stars is a reality competition TV Show where makeup artists, fashion stylists, and hairstylists work together to create makeovers. The show premiered last year and they are looking for more talent for the next season! The casting is both on Saturday November 10th and Sunday November 11th from 11am to 4pm. If interested, attendees are required to bring their bio, headshots, and portfolio showcasing their work to the lounge area of the show.

I'll be attending the show on Saturday November 10th because the next day I'm getting married!!! I hope you have a great time if you're able to attend the show.


  1. I really wanted to attend the show this year but unfortunally I won't be able to make it again :( Oh well, there's always next year.

  2. I miss going to shows! I used to go to CPNA every year and haven't attended in the last few.

  3. This looks like a great event. I'd love to attend, one year.

  4. Sounds like a great event. Can’t wait to read your coverage!

  5. How exciting sounds like that will be a fun weekend for you!

  6. Ive never attended any event like this, but they always seem fun!

  7. I love the Makeup Show!!!! So many great products in one spot!

  8. Thats going to be a pretty exciting event.. :)

  9. I was hoping to maybe go to The Makeup Show this year but my husband went into the hospital and was still in during these dates. I hate that I missed it!


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