The Makeup Show Orlando – March 2017

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The makeup show in Orlando was a great success yet again. One thing I noticed this year that was a bit disappointing was the fact that there weren’t as many vendors as last year. In fact, even last year was not as big as previous years. I’m not sure of the reason behind the decrease, but nevertheless the participants that were present had plenty of interaction with the audience and kept them engaged. I enjoy learning about new trends and admire the creative aspect of how far makeup has come.

I’m always amazed at the various products that are introduced and the simplicity of them. This year’s goody bag contained various mascaras (one by Kevyn Aucoin), which I’m looking forward to trying, makeup remover that looks like a water bottle—I’ll keep you posted on how well this works. There was some lipstick, concealer, liquid eyeliner, blush application, skin care items, and couple of other goodies.

I learned new tricks to make application seamless and flawless. This year’s trend is all about the skin!!! In fact on the runway this season, many of the models strut their stuff looking quite bare with a hint of blush action on the cheek, pouted lip, and glowing skin. Some looks had dramatic effect on the eyes, while others went for bold lip color for an intense look. Nevertheless, the consistent thing throughout was the natural look with the skin. I’m not saying contouring is gone for good by any means however, it’s good to know that natural skin is in style and rightfully so!