Makeup Show Live 2013

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Sunday 6th October I was invited to the annual Makeup Show Live event in The Hilton London Metropole Hotel.  Makeup Show Live (MSL) is a international road show created to deliver education and empowerment to those who attend, it is an interactive makeup and beauty expedition open to all. There is a chance to purchase tickets from standard to VIP’s (with VIP’s getting access everywhere). Luckily with my press pass I too was able to access every corner of the expedition and even got to chill out in a press room. The doors opened at 11am and the event lasted all day ending at 7:30pm.

From the moment you entered the event you had the chance to soak up all of the great brands that was exhibiting such as Diamond Blend, AJ Crimson, Motives, Flori Roberts and Cherry Coco. It was lovely to network with the brands and others amongst the crowd.  The day was set up with a show schedule as there was so much going on at set times, the event had different rooms to showcases particular things.
Paul Herrington started the show with his talk on high-street versus high-end brands. He explained with a tutorial how we can create a high-end look with high-street brands such as MUA.  He also gave us an exclusive inside scoop that MUA will be coming out with a new collection at the end of the month called Luxe.

{Paul Herrington Demonstration & New MUA Luxe Palette}
The Pread Room held all the master-classes for the day from the likes of Kristine Toce, Chanel Boateng and Marta Gacka. The Exhibition hall hosted all the brands showcasing as well as talks from Paul Herrington and Dr Diane Keith, and interviews with Eryca Freemantly, Alisha White and many more. And finally the Main stage held all the seminars from the likes of AJ Crimson, Nikki Taylor and Phyllis Cohen. So it was handy to hold on to the schedule to know what was going on at what time.

I particularly loved the master-class hosted by Makeup Artist Chanel Boateng on ‘’Makeup for Black and Asian skin’’ where she took the time to demonstrate on a model as well as talking us through knowing what type of skin you have, revealing how to determine your undertone colour and a list of brands that would work best with complimenting your skin. I also enjoyed the seminar by Makeup Artist AJ Crimson. He gave a talk on how he built his career and the secret to his success is determination! He also filled us in on tips and tricks of the trade with a tutorial on how to create a natural look with a smoky eye. He then spoke to us about his own makeup brand, which he had launched. I just had to grab my pen and notepad at these occasions to write down notes, as I knew I wouldn't get this chance again!
 {Chanel Boateng Master Class}
{AJ Crimson & Finished Tutorial look}
The exhibition ended with a catwalk and presentation by makeup artists and performances from the likes of Javine Hylton, D Lux, Project G and Class A.

There was such a beautiful atmosphere at MSL this year. Will you be going to the next one?
T: @makeupshowlive


  1. Looks like it was a lovely event. Loving all the make up x


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