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My Day at Makeup in New York

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I’m a freelance writer, and I was recently asked to cover an event called Makeup in New York. Being as makeup obsessed as I am, I was quite excited to spend a day at an event devoted to the subject. The vendors were manufacturers and cosmetics labs. This was a B-to-B event, so I actually got to see some products and packaging ideas that haven’t hit the market yet.

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makeup in new yorkThe event was held at a space in Chelsea, and they had some very cool displays of vintage makeup packaging.

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Don’t you hate it when your gel eyeliner dries out halfway through the jar? This company has come up with a nifty idea for air tight packaging so you get every last bit of product. I would totally buy this. I wonder if it can extend the shelf life of makeup?

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This product reminded me a lot of Mally Beauty’s Poreless Face Defender. I’d love to see this product come out at a lower price point.

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These eye shadows were gorgeous – super pigmented with NO primer.

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This company had a nail care line that was as good as a skin care line with masks, creams and oils for your nails.

I also attended a conference on beauty trends in Korea, Japan and France.

FUN FACT: Women in Korea and Japan have rooms at work and even in stores dedicated to touching up their makeup, complete with shelving, storage space and mirrors. It sounds a lot cooler than whipping out your makeup bag in the bathroom. However, there is an expectation of perfection every minute of the day. I don’t think I want the pressure. I’m not getting dolled up for a run to the corner store.

FUN FACT: Women in France are much more chill. It’s all about minimalism. A woman can accent her lips or nails with color, but not both at the same time.

 

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  1. Pingback: A Very Mini Makeup Haul from NYC | The Girly Girl

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