The windy city was host again to The Makeup Show Chicago. There were new vendors, new classes, new seminars. The show was bigger and more fabulous than the year before. But before we talk about how wonderful this show was. I want to address those of you who complain that Chicago doesn't have opportunities for make up artists, like either coast does. These are also the people who do not come the the show. I hear oh $45-$50 for a ticket is too much money just to buy make up, or it is a waste of my time, excuse after excuse. No the $45-$50 is not a lot of money, when you see what you get from it. #1 you get relationships, you network, make new friends and maybe some new opportunities that you complain you can get. There are classes that do cost money, but for the talent that gives the classes they are well worth the money. The Makeup Show has FREE seminars given by the likes of the beautiful Crystal Wright, the nicest hardest working most sincere person in this industry and pretty darn entertaining James Michael Vincent and another man just as wonderful and pretty darn cute! Michael DeVellis. These people give your they experiences, they share their knowledge freely. You can meet the people that make your cosmetics ask them questions. Find out tips and tricks from their vast knowledge. It is well worth the money just to make relationships and new friends and maybe you will network with someone that may give you the opportunity you have been looking for. You will never know if you do not go the the show. I also see a lot of new makeup artist that have little to no makeup in their kit or all drugstore brands (oh I am not saying there is anything wrong with drugstore brands) because you have no money for the big names, well again the show has amazing discounts. The Makeup Show will be her again next year, so take an envelope and mark it the makeup show money and every week put 5,10, 20 dollars in it so by next year you will have money to come to this amazing show.
Stay tuned for the next segment about the Makeup Show, I will talk products, my top brands and my not so great experience with some.