Friday, October 4, 2013

Beauty Haul: The Makeup Show Orlando Part 1

*This post includes press sample products*

So you guys know I recently attended The Makeup Show Orlando. I've posted pre-show announcements. I tweeted. I instagramed. I've even shared a few of the things I learned (don't worry there's more to come on that front). But I haven't shown you yet, and what I'm sure you're waiting to see is what I got while I was there.

Well, the wait it over. This post I'll show you some of the goodies I brought home from the show. But since I went a little crazy (I was at a makeup trade show on payday weekend, what did you expect?), I'm splitting this haul up into a few posts. Product reviews and swatches will follow in posts to come. For now, you get a a sneak peek of all the products I'll be testing and talking about.

Blogger Preview

As a blogger attending the show, the first thing I got to do was attend the blogger preview, where James Vincent, director of artistry for The Makeup Show, showed us some of his favorite items that would be available from the various vendors. He also gave us a goodie bag that included a few of those items in it for us to test out for ourselves. 

Before I share those photos with you, I need so say this: James is a amazing. His personality is magnetic. His passion and enthusiasm for his work is infectious.  And his extensive knowledge is evident when he speaks. During the small amount of time I got to spend listening to him throughout the show, it was clear that he is an incredible educator -- the kind of person that truly captivates his audience when he speaks. 

 Clearly, I'm quite the fan girl.

Now, let's check out the great product recommendations James had for us.

Nars Eye Paint Snake eyes Girly Things by *e*
Nars eye paints in Snake Eyes

Stila Stay All Day Prime & Anti-Shine Balm Girly Things by *e*
Stila Stay All Day Prime & Anti-Shine Balm

Temptu S/B Concealer Wheel Girly Things by *e*
Temptu Pro S/B Concealer Wheel

Kevyn Aucoin, Creamy Glow, blush, Pravella, Girly Things by *e*
Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow blush in Pravella

Ellis Faas mascara, girly things by *e*
Ells Faas Mascara

mehron intense pressed powder pigments, girly things by *e*
Mehron Intense Pro Pressed Powder Pigments

Crown brush kohl pencil, tweezers, powder puffs, girly things by *e*
Crown Brush zebra tweezers, powder puffs, black kohl eyeliner pencil

Kett Fixx creme blush pan, daiquiri, girly things by *e*
Kett Fixx Creme Blush for lips and cheeks in Daiquiri

Senna brow fix x, golden brown, eyebrow setting gel, girly things by *e*
Senna Cosmetics Brow Fix X in Golden Brown

Xtreme Lashes Glide Liner long lasting eye pencil, black pearl, girly things by *e*
Xtreme Lashes Glide Liner long lasting eye pencil in Black Pearl

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Stained Gloss in Mein Herr

cara cosmetics eye shimmer, dakota glimmer, girly things by *e*
Cara Cosmetics eye glimmers in Dakota Glimmer

embryolisse lait-creme concentre, girly things by *e*
Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre

Graftobian magic set mixing and lining liquid, girly things by *e*
Graftobian Magic Set Mixing and Lining Liquid

prana organic hand sanitizer
Prana SpaCeuticals Organic Hand Sanitizer

make up for ever 202 brush
Make Up For Ever 202 Brush

t3 hair elastics
T3 Hair Elastics

cosmetic spatula
Cosmetic spatula from Nigel's Beauty Emporium

Stay tuned for my Makeup Show Haul Part 2 where I'll show some of the products I purchased while at the event.

Don't forget to comment to let me know which products you'd like to see me review and swatch first.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


  1. I'm secretly jealous that you got Snake Eyes in the Nars eye paint! I got.. Interstellar I think the name was? The silver one. Lol. They're both totally gorgeous!

  2. Oh, I bet that will look gorgeous as an eyeshadow (I don't typically use silver as a liner) with a black cat eye and some fierce red lips. When I first saw snake eyes I thought I just got a black, but then I opened it and it had all the pretty green sparkles.