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Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Beauty, Celeb-essence, events |


For the first time ever, The Makeup Show Chicago headlines Face Off stars and Pati Dubroff, celebrity makeup artist to Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Biel, Drew Barrymore, and more. Taking the main stage on June 7th and 8th at Bridgeport Art Center these makeup artists are set toinspire, educate, and reveal their secrets to the beauty and fashion industry. Midwest pros will not want to miss these two-days dedicated to artistry, networking, community, and education at the largest pro-driven beauty event in the world. Below is just a sneak peek on a few of the things these artists will dish on:

“Face Off Panel” Sponsored by Crown Brush, Sunday, June 8th from 2:30pm to 4pm – For the first time at The Makeup Show, Midwest brand based Crown Brush brings together some amazing up-and-coming talent that are based in places beyond the big two. Known for their incredible body of work in the industry and appearances on SyFy’s Face Off and Naked Vegas, Chicago based Anthony Kosar and Florida based Nix Hererra havemanaged to find their place in the industry and put together a body of workthat has them working on international level Listen as these artists share experiences, show you their favorite brushes and techniques and offer advice on what you can do to succeed in any area of the industry today.

“Creating Celebrity Style” with Pati Dubroff: Sponsored by MAKE UP FOR EVER, Saturday, June 7th from 12:30pm to 2pm

One of the most esteemed makeup artists in our industry, Pati Dubroff makes a mark in many areas. Her talent is coveted by celebrities and world-renowned photographers alike, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Biel, Miley Cyrus, Eva Mendes, Julianne Moore, Drew Barrymore and Gisele Bundchen. Pati’s understanding of color, texture and trend make her an innovator who understands what women want and what makeup artists need. For the first time at The Makeup Show Chicago, Pati joins forces with artist favorite MAKE UP FOR EVER to feature the why and how of designing and applying the ideal celebrity makeup application on any client. Pati will demonstrate the techniques that have made her a celebrity artist and share the secrets to becoming a success.

Also taking main stage at The Makeup Show Chicago:

“Making it in Makeup” with Renny Vasquez on Saturday, June 7th from 10:30am to 12:00pm – Celebrity clients include Kelly Rowland, Gabrielle Union and Brandy just to name a few.
“The New Movement in Makeup” with Ashunta Sheriff on Sunday, June 8th from 12:30pm to 2pm– With over 16 years in the beauty industry, Ashunta has mastered the art of makeup and managed to change the game.
“The Art of Application” with Ricky Wilson on Saturday, June 7th from 3pm to 4:30pm – Ricky has worked with John Galliano, Dior, and Betsey Johnson to name a few.
“Making a Name in Makeup” with Lianne Farbes on Sunday, June 8th from 10:30am to 12pm – Lianne Farbes is the creator of the award-winning beauty blog The Makeup Girl Girl and has gone to make a name for herself as a social media strategist, beauty expert, brand consultant, and founder and principal of Digital Girl Media, LLC

The Makeup Show Chicago will also feature over 75 beauty brands including Diamond Sponsor MAKE UP FOR EVER, Platinum Sponsor Crown Brush and Temptu PRO, Silver Sponsor NARS and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Supporting Sponsors Pinnacle Cosmetics, The Powder Group and On Makeup Magazine.

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Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in events, Fashion, Lifestyle |

March Events: Neiman Marcus Chicago

Much to my delight, Neiman Marcus on Michigan Avenue is flying in the face of the groundhog, and filling the store with spring delights. Cushinie et Ochs, Isabel Marant, Christopher Kane, Erdem, Giambatista Valli and Acne Studios are among the new designers in house.

The renovations continue, and this phase welcomes the new look for the Precious Jewels Salon. Enjoy the one-of-a-kind pieces that can only be found here, as well as collections from Forevermark, Boucheron, Roberto Coin, Coomi, K. Bruinini, Elizabeth Locke, Marco Bicego, Staurino and Michael Johns.

Plus, there is a new Burberry Shop! The third floor location features both London and Brit Collections.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy a few of the events coming up. Preparing for spring will be as much fun as seeing the arrival.

March 5 to 8 Rene Caovilla Trunk Show
Known for his jewel like shoes, Rena Caovilla creates elegant sculptural shoes that are considered wearable works of art.
Join us as we preview the spring trunk show along with ten exclusive styles to celebrate the 80th anniversary of his shoe collection.
10 to 7 pm
Ladies Shoes – Second Floor
For more information, please call (312)642-5900(312)642-5900 ext. 2030

March 6 to 9 Up Close: Cucinelli
View an extensive assortment of the lush and luxurious collection known for its relaxed ease of dressing.
10 am to 7 pm
Women’s, Men’s, Handbags and Shoes
For more information, please call (312)642-5900(312)642-5900 ext. 2050

March 13 to 15 Trifecta Shoe Event
Please join us for a look at the spring trunk show collections from top designers Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin and Valentino.
10 am to 7 pm
Ladies Shoe Salon – Second Floor
For more information, please call (312)642-5900(312)642-5900 ext. 4030

March 15 Margo Morrison Personal Appearance and Trunk Show
We are pleased to welcome Margo for her first trunk show in store. Margo’s jewelry designs are elegant, feminine and always in style.
Her signature necklaces have earned a celebrity following from Julia Roberts, Blake Lively and Gwyneth Paltrow among others.
10 am to 5 pm
Designer Jewelry – First Floor
For more information, please call (312)642-5900(312)642-5900 ext. 2110

March 19 Loro Piana Trunk Show
View the new collection from Loro Piana including women’s men’s and accessories. In addition, we will be carrying a special fur trunk show during this event.
10 am to 4 pm
Designer Sportswear – Second Floor
For more information, please call (312)642-5900(312)642-5900 ext. 2050

March 20 to 23 The CUSP Event
Join us in CUSP to view the latest collections from Alexander Wang, Rag & bone, Carven, 10 Crosby and more. Receive a rose golden cuff with any $300 CUSP purchase.
Enjoy refreshments and informal modeling.
10 am to 7 pm
CUSP – Third Floor
For more information, please call (312)694-4028(312)694-4028

March 22 Viktoria Hayman Personal Appearance and Trunk Show
View Viktoria’s collection of bold bracelets, necklaces and earrings comprised of natural elements such as wood, stone, coral, shell, horn and more.
Designer Jewelry – First Floor
10 am to 6 pm
For more information, please call (312)642-5900(312)642-5900 ext. 2110

March 22 Tahari 40th Anniversary Event
The Party is on! Join us from noon to 4 pm and enjoy refreshments as we celebrate Tahari’s 40th anniversary and
preview their spring collection in the newly remodeled shop. Be styled by our specialists and have your photo taken in a great Tahari look.
Receive a Tahari canvas tote bag with any qualified Tahari purchase.
Designer II – Third Floor
For more information, please call (312)642-5900(312)642-5900 ext. 2033

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Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in events, Fashion |

MBFW: Nail It! & Vanity Projects fashion week roundup

Experience the next haute trends in nail art
straight from the Spring 2014 runways
of New York Fashion Week!

Thursday, September 12
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Vanity Projects
99 Chrystie St. #2f
New York, NY 10002

Renowned nail artists from Japan to Sweden to Los Angeles will be on hand to paint mini manicures inspired by Spring 2014 runway looks as you sip on champagne at renowned nail atelier Vanity Projects.

Meet Nail It! Beauty Director Karie Frost as she talks about what she saw backstage, as well as nail artists Britney Tokyo, Hana4, Nail Swag, Jane Weiner, Raquel “Raqstar” Nevarez and BK Ruby.

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Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in Beauty, events |

Events: The Makeup Show Chicago, June 9 & 10


These makeup artists have touched the faces of the biggest celebs, worked on the cover of magazines, and video shoots– so why not add their beauty products to your list of must-haves?

CHICAGO, IL (May 2013) – The Makeup Show Chicago is excited to bring top celebrity makeup artists and their cosmetic lines to the windy city, June 9 and 10. These beauty products have been developed by some of the top makeup artists in the industry and have gone through some of the most extreme tests. The makeup artists behind each line have touched the faces of celebs from Halle Berry to Madonna, worked on the pages and covers of the largest magazines and brought their skills behind-the-scenes at fashions shows internationally…and now they will bring their product lines to The Makeup Show Chicago.

Below is a sneak peek of the makeup artists, their brands, where you can find them sharing their tips and tricks in exclusive hands-on workshops, seminars, or keynote presentations at The Makeup Show Chicago:

I Make You Beautiful – Danessa Myricks is owner of I Make You Beautiful and Director of Product Innovations and Marketing at Benefit Cosmetics. Not only will her cosmetic line be available at The Makeup Show Chicago, but attendees will be able to join Danessa in exclusive hands-on workshops that covers the “Fundamentals of Complexion and Contour” and “Makeup for Photography”. Danessa has worked on video and/or print projects for Fantasia, Britney Spears, Madonna, Ciara, Mario, Chris Brown, Bow Wow, Shontelle, Jazzmayne Sullivan, Angela &Vanessa Simmons, Jordan Sparks, Enrique Iglesias, Chris Rock, TI, and more.

AJ Crimson Beauty – Celebrity makeup artist AJ Crimson is one of today’s premier makeup artists. He has worked with an impressive clientele list including Fergie, Missy Elliot, and Keyshia Cole (to name a few) and has been featured in magazines around the world! This experience in the industry makes AJ Crimson Beauty a natural choice for makeup artists and beauty enthusiasts to add to their beauty kit!

London Brush Company – Sian Richards is an Internationally recognized, award winning artist, business owner, beauty expert and mother. She has personally fine tuned and honed the design of each of the brushes in her line which has been used on the faces of celebrities including Halle Berry, Melanie Griffith, Naomi Watts and many more.

Eve Pearl Beauty – Makeup Master, Brand Owner, Celebrity Artist, Educator and 5 time Emmy Award winner Eve Pearl has a made a name for herself as one of the best in the business. With over 18 years of experience in television, film, theatre and print her products are sure to be amongst the best. Don’t miss Eve in her keynote, too as she will share how she started EVE PEARL brand from the ground up and offer pros and cons of starting a makeup line.

Z Palette – Founder and makeup artist Zena Schteysel has beautified clients including Kim Kardashian, Kelly Osbourne, Melissa Joan Hart and Brooke Burke, to name a few. Over the years Zena has carried around enormous makeup kits, spent hours consolidating, organizing and transferring things into smaller containers and palettes just to make her makeup kits lighter and more efficient. To solve this time consuming process, Zena developed Z Palette, the ultimate customizable makeup palette.

Crystal Wright Live – Have you always dreamed of a career in makeup, hair and fashion styling? Crystal Wright is a self-help author, educator, motivational speaker and advisor to freelance styling professionals. She is an internationally recognized expert on the subject of career building and marketing for beauty professionals and regularly appears as a guest speaker and educator at fashion and beauty trade shows, and events.

About The Makeup Show Chicago

The Makeup Show is owned and produced by Metropolitan Event & Production and travels internationallyfrom LA, NYC, Chicago, Europe, and Orlando. Bringing each destination over 60 beauty brands, and unique convergence of artists and community, where beauty professionals are sure to find an artistic energy that will inspire any beauty buff, from the passionate beginner to the seasoned professional. Each show offers an unparalleled lineup of education and appearances from top beauty professionals and focuses on career building and networking within the makeup community. The show provides a unique experience for the makeup professional to network directly from the best in the business.

The Makeup Show Chicago will feature Diamond Sponsor MAKE UP FOR EVER, Platinum Sponsor CrownBrush and Temptu PRO, Silver Sponsor NARS, SupportingSponsors Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, INGLOT Cosmetics, The Powder Group and On Makeup Magazine. It will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 9am to 6pm and on Monday, June 10, 2013 from 9am to 5pm at Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th Street, Chicago. For a complete list of participating brands, educational speakers, schedule of events and prices, please visit

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