The Makeup Show- NYC

IMG_8655On Sunday, May 3rd, I was able to take a much-needed break from studying for finals and took a trip to New York City. Most of my adventures to NYC are special, but this trip was extra special because I was attending my first ever The Makeup Show with my best friend, Christina, by my side.

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IMG_8556Coffee in hand, we both boarded the train at 9 A.M. and arrived in the city an hour later. The entire train ride, it felt like I had ants in my pants, or in my case my romper. I was so excited not knowing what to expect. Although this was my first time attending The Makeup Show, this was not my first makeup trade show. Many of my readers know that I have been to IMATS (International Makeup Artist Trade Show) three times, so one thing I knew I could count on would be cosmetics galore and meeting countless cosmetic lovers at The Makeup Show.

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We really lucked out with the weather on Sunday. It was a beautiful, sunny day with temperatures in the mid 70s. I took advantage of the warm weather by wearing a romper, wedges, and sunglasses. Rompers are my must-have for the spring and summer seasons. I decided to wear my new floral romper from Target. I love the black lace detailing on top coupled with the bright colored floral pattern on the bottom. I knew my romper needed some extra pizazz, so naturally I chose a statement necklace.IMG_8614IMG_8603
This necklace from Apricot Lane was the perfect size because it didn’t take away from the romper. Plus, the necklace was shiny and reflected the colors in my romper.

IMG_8611For shoes, I broke out my favorite Steve Madden wedges. I totally chose style over comfort  as the blisters on my feet attest to, but it was worth it because they completed my look beautifully. Lastly, I couldn’t forget a pair of sunglasses to cope with the glare of the New York sidewalks. These black cat-eye shaped glasses from Forever 21 make a great addition to any outfit.IMG_8618IMG_8612IMG_8605

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Christina and I spent all morning and afternoon at The Makeup Show.We explored the venue and visited the different makeup tables. We made multiple visits to some of our favoritesThose that garnered a second or third look included Kat Von D, Lit Cosmetics, Nars, and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. I picked up a few necessities like my favorite Kat Von D liquid eyeliner and a beautiful Nars eye shadow duo. I stepped out of my comfort zone and experimented with beautiful glitter eye shadows from Lit Cosmetics and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. I can’t wait to put together beautiful summer looks with my new products, so stay tuned for upcoming posts.

IMG_8577IMG_8514It was wonderful to see Christina experience her first ever makeup trade show. I was so happy to share her excitement over the new makeup brands she discovered, especially the new Mac eye shadow she picked up. I am so glad Christina is part of the LivForStyle team. We’ve incorporated her love for photography with some great shots in this blog post. Christina is not only my college roommate and best friend, but she is a big supporter and valuable contributor to the LivforStyle website.IMG_8541IMG_8532

The Makeup Show lived up to my expectations and more. It was a great day filled with makeup, networking, and friendship. Special days like these are what continue to inspire and motivate me to make the LivForStyle site your go-to site for everything fashion, beauty, and lifestyle.

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Christina and I laughed and smiled on the train all the way back to school. We didn’t want to have to get back to the “reality” of studying for finals and wished the day in NYC could last forever. It was nice to feellike a “press rep” for the day with my best friend by my side.

IMG_8657Come back Friday for a special post. Christina will be my guest blogger, telling you all about her experience at The Makeup Show.

Romper: Target (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR)  | Shoes: Steve Madden (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) | Necklace: Apricot Lane (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) | Sunglasses: Forever 21 (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR)

12 Comments

  1. May 6, 2015 / 5:15 pm

    Wow, I’ve lived in NYC my whole life and have never even heard of this. Sounds neat! xx

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  2. May 7, 2015 / 10:00 am

    This event looks awesome, must be so much fun! Love what you wore, that skirt is so pretty!

  3. May 8, 2015 / 5:26 am

    That looks like heaven! I would love to go to a beauty event like that someday. Love your outfit! The floral skirt is so cute!

    Sierra
    Sierra Elizabeth

  4. May 11, 2015 / 1:10 pm

    That’s such a cute romper, and I love the shoes!
    The makeup show sounds really fun, I’m not a HUGE makeup girl, but maybe if I went to an event like this it would make me more interested, haha. I’m just too lazy to learn
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  5. May 28, 2015 / 8:22 pm

    You both look lovely…i like how you styled your prints…with simple but catchy accessories.
    I’d love to attend a make up show, but here in Nairobi it’s a little tricky right now…..maybe soon.

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