03 July 2012 / By Rita Milton
The Makeup Show made it’s way back to Venue One here in Chicago’s West Loop for its second year of fun, knowledge, and of course makeup! The blogger preview event, hosted by makeup artist James Vincent, took place the day before the show. This was a great opportunity to get the inside scoop on the who, what, and where of the show (the exhibitor list alone was enough to swoon over).
In addition to this great information, the ladies in attendance where also given quite the swag bag of amazing beauty products, which included a never before seen OCC Lip Tar in the color “Radiate” and a new Makeup Forever Aqua Shadow. Needless to say, this only intensified the excitement for what was to come the following two days.
Upon entering the show the next day, I was given the opportunity to chat briefly with the amazing Mr. James Vincent. As the Director of Artistry for The Makeup Show as well as a makeup artist extraordinaire in genres such as TV, film, editorial, and theater, he has accumulated a long list of celebrity clientele over the last 17 years of his career. Being in the industry nearly two decades, James has seen it all when it comes to makeup trends. With so many past trends, I was curious to know which ones he favored. His answer? 60s mod London and the rock & roll inspired trends of the 80s. Though James answered this question with ease, he also mentioned how important it is not to focus on the past and move forward with embracing the new.