Makeup Show Chicago Review

The Makeup Show was AMAZING!

If you’re a fellow Makeup Artist, I strongly urge you to attend. This year, it took place on June 18 & 19, at Revel in Fulton Market… And this time I invited a MUA Friend, Kimberly Black to enjoy the festivities with me.

I had the pleasure of meeting Nick Lujan, Roshar, and Orlando Santiago. These are some of the most talented, down to earth, and knowledgeable artists in the industry. 

On Sunday June 18th, I took two classes. The first was the Makeup Forever: Kit Must Haves class, led by Nick Lujan. I had the opportunity to interact with him and ask questions about different products. Attendees were also able to touch and swatch products to learn how they complement and react to our skin. My only negative review about the class is that I wish it was longer. I wanted to learn more! 

Later, I took the hands-on class Makeup for Photography taught by Orlando Santiago. He discussed how to create glowing flawless skin and add depth. We were able to watch a demonstration and use some of the techniques he taught us with a partner. Of course Kimberly and I were partners! We both had 45 minuets to do a full makeup application. The toughest part of the class is selecting amongst the array of products provided. There were so many foundations, eyeshadows, eyeliners, setting sprays, liquid illuminators, glow kits etc etc etc. I couldn’t make up my mind! Needless to say, that process soaked up majority of my 45 minuet limit. I truly enjoyed the class and look forward to taking more next time and possibly working for one of the many brands that were there.

Unfortunately, due to the lack of parking availability around the venue, I couldn’t attend the second day. I circled the neighborhood for nearly an hour, hoping that a parking space would pop up. Next year… I’m taking public transportation! 

Beauties Be Bold Today!

And Happy 4th of July 

-J.E’lise