The annual Makeup Show took place this past week at NYC’s Metropolitan Pavilion, and the Pampadour team felt like kids in a candy store. Featuring dozens of the hottest beauty brands, we scouted out the best of the best and here are the discoveries we’re obsessing over.
MAKE COSMETICS – We told you first. MAKE is an up-and-coming brand to get excited about. With a full selection of products featuring cosmetics, skincare and tools, MAKE donates 1/3 of all sales to the We See Beauty Foundation. Doing good by looking good… what’s not to love? Also, check out their website – beautiful is an understatement.
STILA STAY ALL DAY WATERPROOF LIQUID EYE LINER in INDIGO – Stila’s liquid liner comes in a variety of shades, but this gorgeous blue color won us over. It glides on smoothly and is long lasting. Especially as the weather gets warmer, experimenting with colored liners is fun for brightening up your eyes and keeping your look interesting.
STILA AFTER GLOW LIP COLOR – This has been a favorite on Pampadour for the past month, so it was exciting to see it in person. The lip color does exactly what it promises – it glows in the dark. It’s offered in fun neon shades ranging from orange to fuchsia to violet. After Glow is a great summer lip product for nights where you dare to go bold.
NAKED COSMETICS PIGMENTS – Never knew something like this existed, so it was fun to play around at the Naked Cosmetics booth. Naked pigments can be used in virtually any way – as a lipstick, eyeliner, eye shadow, blush…even nail polish! They had over one hundred colors to choose from, including ones with glittery finishes. Perfect for the girl who wants to experiment and create new looks.
NARS x PIERRE HARDY – This highly anticipated collaboration was on full display at the NARS booth at the show. The colors look even more decadent up close and personal. Love how the polishes come in duos…it takes all of the guesswork out of complementing your manicure to your pedicure. The blushes were also gorgeous…‘Boys Don’t Cry’ is a summer necessity.
THE MAKEUP BULLET – You’ve heard about the Beauty Blender a million times (with good reason), but this little wonder we discovered at the show is even more exciting. The Makeup Bullet is essentially a portable version of the Beauty Blender. By placing the sponge on your finger, makeup application becomes quick, easy and more precise. It’s amazing for blending hard to reach spots, like around your eyes.