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The Makeup Show Chicago 2015

The Makeup Show Chicago
On Saturday, I got a chance to attend the Makeup Show here in Chicago at The Bridgeport Art Center. Last year was my first year attending this fabulous event, I’m not a makeup artist, but I sure do love all the fantastic vendors and learning about new brands that I wouldn’t have otherwise heard of.

The Makeup Show is a 2-day event held once a year in Dallas, Chicago, New York, Orlando, and Los Angeles. If you’re a makeup artist or aspiring makeup artist; this is your dream come true. The show features a ton of vendors that most of us have heard of such as MAC, Nars, Smashbox, and NYX. There are also plenty of vendors that are not well known, but have equally awesome products. Vendors have show specials that feature discounted prices and show exclusive products.

This year, I had a different strategy for my spending. Last year, I lost my damn mind purchasing stuff only to have some of it still sitting in my cabinet untouched. I decided to walk around and see what everyone was offering and then make purchase decisions based on what I loved and would use. My strategy worked out as I had a pretty small haul in comparison to some. Last year, I spent a generous amount of money on glitter for the eyes and lips knowing that the only time I would use it would be for New Years or some special event that I may attend in my head.

I purchased items from Magnolia Makeup, Pur, Gleam by Melanie Mills, Static Nails, & Besame Cosmetics

Advance purchase tickets are $48.00; this includes entrance, vendor booths, and the main floor seminars. Seminar topics included bridal makeup, the art of brows, a holiday glam guide, men’s grooming and tattoo cover-ups.

As I mentioned, I’m not a makeup artist, but I loved attending the show.


Have you ever attended the Makeup Show or a similar show in your city?

14 Responses to “The Makeup Show Chicago 2015”

  1. Tanay says:

    I am a complete makeup novice. Like seriously, makeup deficient! LOL. But I love seeing other peoples makeup and have always wanted to attend an event like this! I’m the type to buy makeup and have no idea how to use it properly!

  2. Stacie says:

    Wow, those are some creative make up jobs! I wish we had something like that here. I may have to visit Chi-town one year! 😉

  3. This looks like a really dope event. I have very little makeup skills so I would love some hands on teaching.

  4. T. Espinoza says:

    This looks like a super fun event. I’m no makeup artist either but I do love makeup 🙂

  5. This event sounds like a makeup girl’s dream. Looks like you had an amazing time and good to know you went with a strategy in mind and you didn’t overdo it this year. 🙂


    • Shauntee says:

      It was definitely a makeup lovers dream! Yes! I needed a strategy this year. I would’ve came home with a bunch of stuff that I would have given away. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Kiwi says:

    The closest thing have to attending a makeup show was BeautyCon LA. I heard IMATS is a big one too for makeup but this looks pretty interesting. I am not an MUA but I love the artistry in makeup too!

  7. Lashonda says:

    Now this looks like a fun event!!! I wish we had something like this in the midwest.

  8. FabEllis says:

    Love all the pictures! I have been wanting to go the The Makeup Show for awhile. I definitely have it on my bucket list of things to do. Plus, I love the Chi so I definitely need to get back out that way.

  9. Ty says:

    I have been wanting to go to this for the longest time. It looks like everything that I thought it would be.

  10. I’ve never attended a makeup show. But I just started getting into makeup so definitely something to consider in the near future.

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