Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ahhhh...The Make-Up Show...

Hmmm...where should I begin? I guess I'll start with a few adjectives to describe my experience at The Make-Up Show...overwhelming, enlightening, empowering, informative, FABULOUS, GREAT, SPLENDID, MAGNIFICENT, AMAZING, OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD...I guess it's fair to say I'm GEEKED, EXCITED, EMPOWERED and ready to GET IT! If you're an aspiring ANYTHING, I encourage you to go to events where you can meet people who are interested in what you have to offer. If you're a hairstylist, go to hair shows, if you are into arts and crafts, go to arts and craft conventions...a blogger, go to blogger events...whatever your passion is JUMP all the way in and get whatever you have to do that is legally, morally and ethically correct to get to where you want to go.

My experience at The Make-Up Show in Chicago was AMAZING! I met so many wonderful professional artists, freelance artists, and newbies galore. This event was by far one of the most amazing events I've ever attended, because I got to meet and see people who were interested and oh-so passionate about the one thing I LOVE, make-up!

At the show I had the opportunity to meet self-help author, educator, motivational speaker and advisor to freelance styling professionals, Crystal Wright; Oprah Winfrey's Make-Up Artist, Reggie Wells (have a great story to tell on that meeting...LOL!), uber-talented Make-Up Artist Sam Fine (my absolute fave), red carpet walkin, face beatin, tell it like it is Make-Up Artist Joanna Schlip; amazingly talented Mehron artist and creator of the Paradise Collection for Mehron Make-Up Artist Ginny Houle and a host of other amazing awesome people that I will be featuring on the blog over the next few weeks.

Words can't describe how AWESOME my day was at The Make-Up Show in's just one of those things you have to BE THERE to really understand where I'm coming from. Below, I've posted some pics to give you a taste of what you missed!

I can't wait to share some of the tips I learned over the next few'll be amazed by all the things you can do with what you have at home and you don't even have to be a pro to do it!

Enjoy the pics, lovelies...


TEMPTU Airbrushing demonstration

TEMPTU Airbrushing demonstration

Smoky eye achieved with airbrushing

Lipstick application with airbrush

TEMPTU Cosmetics

TEMPTU Model...didn't catch her bad?!

Yours Truly getting her airbrush on...
it's not as easy as it looks, folks!

TEMPTU artist, Nette (sp?) and I...great teacher!

Mehron Artist Airbrush Work...this face is BEAT!

MUA to media mogul Oprah Winfrey, Mr. Reggie Wells
Can't wait to get my hands on his line, Hissy Fit!

Beautiful lady at The Show...I forgot what brand she
was representing, but it was amazing! I'm going to flip
through my guide so I can get the correct name of the brand.
The colors were so vibrant and beautiful. BREAKING NEWS 3:16 p.m.: Got her name
after perusing another blog...this beautiful lady is with Magnolia Make-Up! YES!!!

Crystal Wright and I...this lady puts the REAL in
Keeping it REAL...can't wait to take one of her
educational courses!

Uh-Oh...look out now! LOL!

The FABULOUS and Tell-It-Like-It-Is MUA to the stars,
Joanna Schlip and I...this woman is a HOOT! So kind and encouraging!

The work of Mehron Artist and creator of The Paradise Collection, Ginny Houle.
This lady was A-MAZING and she was pretty funny too!

Sam Fine and I...what a GREAT guy...

Amy of My Pink Vanity...visit her site for AWESOME
hair extensions...she's got some GREAT products
and to top it off she's as friendly as ever...I look forward to featuring
her on the blog.

Mr. Reggie Wells and I...This man is a HOOT!
I got my photo-op with him when he called out to me,
'HEY!' I turned around slowly...he said, 'HEY! Get over here, you have a face TO DIE FOR!' You know I went, no questions asked.Great man and funnnyyyyy...he swore up and down he'd met me in a parking lot and then he told me I reminded him of Jill Scott! So I got a ton of compliments in a matter of minutes...I was a