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06 October 2015 / By Nikia Jefferson

Clear Out Your Cosmetic Drawer, The Makeup Show Returns to Chicago Next Month



It’s that time of the year again, when industry professionals converge inside the Bridgeport Art Center to gain access to the best beauty brands and makeup artists. That’s right, The Makeup Show Chicago is right around the corner!

From lashes and cosmetics to brushes and skincare, The Makeup Show Chicago is a chance for Midwest pros to re-up on all their essentials. And with so many vendors under one roof – selling goods at the industry price – this annual event is also an opportunity to try new brands and products that are trending in the marketplace.

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03 July 2012 / By Rita Milton

Rita Recap: The Makeup Show Chicago

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.

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07 June 2012 / By Nikia Jefferson

The Makeup Show Blog Features ChiTown Fashionista

The Makeup Show is making its way to Chicago next weekend! They reached out to me for an interview about blogging and of course, Chi City (click the image above to check it out).

Every mention, feature and interview is always an honor; and this one is no different. Thanks to the lovely team at The Makeup Show for this opportunity!


Based on the lineup of workshops and keynote speakers, this year’s show is going to be epic. If you have not purchased tickets yet, do yourself a favor and get them in advance HERE.

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