Last weekend I attended The Makeup Show LA 2013 (TMS) with much anticipation. I’ve gone to TMS for the last couple of years and every year I managed to walk away with not only lots of products (usually at a rock-bottom prices) but also lots of new information. What’s not to like?
I got there at 9.30am and lo and behold, the line was already 200 people deep. Eeek. This caused me a mild panic attack as I had signed up for a 10am workshop and you need to register first before getting to class. But I figure every other participant is going to be late as well so what the hell. I knew that this year drew a waaay bigger crowd than last year as there was hardly a line the year before.
I managed to enter my workshop, headed by the engaging Lijha Stewart for Make Up For Ever at 10.15am. It was an eye-opening class, which I promise to blog more about next time.
Anyway the exhibitors – you can see the full list of exhibitors here but the standouts in my eyes are Bdellium Brushes, MUD cosmetics, Make Up For Ever, Nars, Aureline and Alcone Cosmetics. Most of the exhibitors were offering deep discounts of up tp 70%.
For example I got to stock up on a 6 piece MUFE Pro-finish makeup pan for less than $70 when they retail to about a little under $200!
There are also workshops for all levels of makeup enthusiasts from those of us who are complete makeup virgins to Michelle Phan level experts. The one I attended with Lijha Stewart was about “understanding color theory and color correction” where I learned how to custom mix my own foundation and how to fix foundation or concealer that’s too pink/yellow/red/whatever using MUFE’s pro products.
So here’s some of the bargains that I got at TMS 2013:
- MUFE Pro-Finish pan (6 shades) , Chromatic Color Correctors, Flash Color Palette, Castor Oil, Sens’ Eyes, Mist & FIx , Cool Lotion, UV Prime SPF 50 (total saved: $225.00)
- Bdellium Brushes x 12 (total saved: $70)
- Real Human Hair Eyelashes (total saved: $40)
- Aureline Blush Palettes (total saved: $50)
I also bought a whole bunch of other stuff that I estimate saved me about another $100.
Since a 1 day ticket to TMS costs $55 at the door, it’s worth it if you are going to spend at least $50 on makeup.
See you at TMS LA 2014 : )