Saturday, May 9, 2015


Metropolitan Pavillion, NYC

Makeup legends, consumers and professional artists  descended en masse to West 18th street-for the discounts, educational seminars, and makeup demos (galore)...along side exhibiters from mega brands -NARS, Make Up Forever, MAC, STILA, Smashbox- smaller companies that are cult indie FAVS (Embryolisse, Bioderma, Lip Armour, Obsessive Cosmetics, Inglot, Mehron, Temptu, Viseart)--- and beauty emporiums (like fav Alcone, Nigel's Beauty Emporium, and Ricky's). To name a few.
packed aisles---brisk sales-seriously even on a MONDAY
special 10th anniversary products....
HIGHLIGHTS (in no particular order)

Of course-the special effects demos got the most Instagram pics...multi-hour works of art on humans...

airbrush for precise lines...Temptu Pro

even the hair took two artist and hours....

from Cosmix School of MakeUp Artistry---a gal's BF---what a guy! She told us that if she was working on a set-this would take about 2 hours...

JINNY HOULE----used Mehron MakeUp's manufactured Paradise collection (she co-created) for this fun look...

Jinny has Cirque du Soleil on her resumé of

Paradise---by Mehron MakeUp-face+body painting
ALCONE---always has sellouts...and its product laden table are in need of constant replenishments. We see Embryoisse Lait-Creme Concentré, Lucas Paw-Paw Ointment, Skindinavia makeup setting/lasting solutions, Cinema Secrets brush cleaning fluids, and Ben Nye Visage Powders-best-sellers -backstage all the time...Alcone now has its own collections too (Limelight Alcone).

ALCONE----a fav destination for makeup too.Bluebird FX Ink Palettes pictured here
bedazzled-lip gloss with a slight vanilla taste by Limelight by Alcone Signature $18

Billion Dollar Brows...Brow Boost® is the signature product
This great lady gave our brows the perfect darkening (a bit) that framed our face without overwhelming it-tricky with green eyes.
plenty of bargains---palettes, cases, colors...everything  a pro or makeup junkie needs...

EVE PEARL is a fav lady---she was so busy all of the time we were there-no time to chat. Her signature 'SALMON Concealer®'lightweight creams- that match up with all skin colors+HD Dual Foundation (compact/pro sizes)-are big sellers. 

VISEART-palettes- are cult favs-made in France and now sold at retailers like Sephora, Alcone etc
NIGEL Beauty Emporium-boxes of lashes---from a Hollywood store caters to pros/those in the know-e-commerce too
NYC started Ricky'sNYC---selling plenty of these Beauty and Body BLENDER makeup sponges-egg shape
reusable, paintable, shapable™ and incredible designs of pop-on manicures come with special nail glue...this STATIC NAILS entrepreneur Alexis Irene is all of 21 years old-we met her backstage at NY Fashion Week...and trust us-attendees were buying PLENTY. Sold at Alcone etc....
Rich Moisturizing Creme $40 triple action - natural Wheat Proteins and Hyaluronic Acid capture and fix moisture, sweet almond oil and beeswax reconstitute the skin's protective barrier, and Antioxidant Vitamins A, E and F stimulate cell renewal.

EMBRYOLISSE®---products by this in biz for 65 years (!!!) French company has got to be the most preferred multi-tasking collection of face savers/cleansers/primers seen backstage during NY Fashion week-no matter who sponsors the maquillage part of the RTW show.  No longer an insider secret-the brand is widely available...Amazon, Sephora...

new-Edition gold boxes contain limited editions in honor of the 65th birthday, the green delineates "sensitive skin worthy' products ..lower left-the artist secret's BB Creme ($39)part skin care, part makeup-paraben free-light reflecting moisturizes + protects for all skin types