Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Makeup Show Orlando: Blogger Preview

Hi guys! I'm finally here to tell you about my amazing experience at The Makeup Show Orlando! I decided to do it in two parts: the blogger preview and then a post of the two days about the actual show.

The blogger preview was held the Saturday afternoon (November 3rd) right before the show. What it consisted of was James Vincent talking to us about some of the products we could look forward to seeing at the show. Plus, he showed us each product that was included in our goody bags. As he went through the products he talked about what he liked about them and a few tips on how we could use some of them.

My favorite part about listening to him speak was that you could tell how passionate he was about each and every company. Plus, I was a little apprehensive about the show in general since I'm a nail girl and really know nothing about makeup, but he made me feel that was ok. He really has a way of making you feel like you've known him for years; kind of like he's an old friend! I love when I meet people like that.

They had a goody bag in each seat for each blogger that attended!

Here are some of the bloggers that attended just chatting before James started speaking. Love how Maria struck a pose when she noticed I was taking pics lol!
AJ Crimson from Kissable Couture came in before James spoke and talked to us a little bit about his new foundations that he is launching! He was also kind enough to offer each one of us a foundation if we went by his booth during the show.

James talking to us about the Graftobian beauty blender that we were all going home with. He also gave us some great tips on how to use the blender. For instance: if you get it damp and then use it to blend your foundation it gives you an airbrushed look!

While James was speaking Elessa from purse buzz made an appearance and showed off her new brushes! I loved how they were all pink!

Along with Elessa, Koren, from EnKore Makeup talked to us about some up and coming things he's coming out with. One of them being a brush cleaner. Unfortunately, due to hurricane Sandy he didn't have it to show us in person.

James talking to us about the Stila smudge sticks that we got in our bags. He mentioned how much he loved this product and that black was his favorite to use.
Here's a closer look at each product I received in my blogger preview bag:
Senna cosmetics brow kit. Complete with a double-ended brush and three Brow duos.

Top left: Blond, Top right: Brunette, Bottom: Ebony

 Make Up Forever Chromatic Mix in #06 (black). You use this stuff to make foundation fit your exact color. It came in a lot of other colors too, but this is the one I got in my bag.

Stila smudge stick in Triggerfish. It's a pretty steel gray.

Vitivia pro vitamins and Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre

AJ Crimson foundation in #2 and Kissable Couture lip gloss in Chris

Foundation brush, sponges, and tweezers by Crown Brush and beauty blender by Graftobian. As you can see I already used my beauty blender and foundation brush before I took these pics, I LOVE them!

Smashbox lipstick in Black Plum and Naked cosmetics eye shadow in Ivory

Black Plum.

Cosmetic bag by Zuca
Here is a partial list of all the bloggers that attended (unfortunately, I didn't get to meet all the bloggers, so that's why I say "partial list") :
I feel so incredibly lucky that I got to be a part of this blogger preview and The Makeup Show in general. Many thanks to a lovely lady named Melody for letting me be included. Also many thanks to James Vincent and The Makeup Show Orlando for making it possible!
Tomorrow I will post on my experience and the items I bought at TMS orlando!! Stay tuned :)


  1. I'm LOL'ing pretty hard at the group pic where I had no idea what's going on LOL, and I love how Maria is posing while I'm completely oblivious!! hahah

  2. How exciting! Seems like such an amazing event to be at! :D