Thursday, May 28, 2009

TOP PICKS: ALCONE AT THE MAKEUP SHOW

Words, Images Judith Ecochard
And Product Images from the Alcone website

Already there were sellouts…when we arrived at the 4th annual The Makeup Show: New York…so our ability to try stuff out personally- was limited at times. In a good way though.

Our first stop was at the busy Alcone booth. ..where we asked…”what’s sold out?”

“WE’RE SOLD OUT OF EVERYTHING”

And indeed the cupboard looked bare.












Alcone for those not knowing…is like a Grand Central Station for makeup products and tools…with a bricks and mortar locale (322 West 49th Street NYC)…and a thriving e-commerce biz. Makeup pros, clued in natives, and divas of all ilk go there for unsurpassed customer service and hard to find brands that hail from all-over the globe.

WHAT’S SOLD WELL AT THE SHOW

Alcone carries cult favorites like the much acclaimed (and sold out)FastLash™” (a genius white polyester fiber lengthener to use between mascara coats….. we use!!!!

















plus Skindinavia skin care,/makeup prolongers and Ben Nye and France's Visiora foundations and blush.



LipChic Sealer that renders all lipsticks smudge proof--- also vanished. We couldn’t even dab a swab to test on the back of our hands.
























The Kryolan’s Dermacolor Concealer Palette was also hot item.





















THE LATEST…
Like a favored child…the guys were most proud of the new, patented and trademarked adjustable makeup palette holder,






with slide in/slide out makeup trays (scoop ins)…twist and turn ease….and a wrist attachment and/or with a clip for a carabine. IMHO…given how well it was selling, some company is going to come out with the exact snap-in sized makeup collection.

FAMOUS PARTING WORDS

“We will be restocked tomorrow”
We were channeling Dorothy--- like a scene outta our trip to the Emerald City in the Wizard of OZ…we
will Be Back.