Product Picks & Expert Tips From The Makeup Show Chicago

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The Makeup Show was in Chicago last weekend and Second City Style was there to learn about the newest tips and tricks from the pros!

Makeup expert James Vincent reviewed his favorite products and he makes it known he does not promote anything he does not think is fabulous! He also took a moment to tell us about the goals of The Makeup Show. He wants to empower local beauty artists and help new entrepreneurs to become a part of the industry.


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Vincent hosted a “Town Hall” forum so attendees could pick the brains of the pros including Madison Mallardi, Lori Taylor-Davis and Melanie Mills. Lines can get very long at the beauty booths so this time they introduced the first Makeup Play Area at the event where artists could to practice and improve their makeup skills as well as explore and play with product provided by The Makeup Show brands.


So what are the beauty products and tips James Vincent recommends for our hot and humid Chicago summer weather?

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Pictured above from left to right clockwise:

Then Body Shop Tea Tree Oil, now $10.80
This iconic Tea Tree Oil is a cult classic with one bottle sold every 8 seconds. and is great for on the spot application for blemishes. It is an essential oil that kills bacteria and promotes cell reproduction.

Kevyn Aucoin The Molten Lip Color Topcoat, $30
Use alone for an intense molten metallic look, layer over lipsticks  or even in cheeks.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Ink Liner, $24
This extra long lasting waterproof liquid liner with an ultra fine, felt tip applicator glides on and stays put it in hot, humid weather!

TEI Spa Beauty ojo RENEW Kit, $95
This micro-currant and massage device offers two-function setting can either provide a warming effect on the skin, or a cool setting for the more sensitive skin types. It improves the absorption and efficacy of your favorite serums or creams. It increases circulation, tones the skin, relieves stress and tension, and releases toxins and waste.

Mehron- Celebré Pro-HD Correct-It Neutralizer Palette, $22.95
Use the multicolored shades in this pallet like color correctors, add your foundation and you can go back in and conceal again.

Note Cosmetics Terracotta Blusher, $17.95
The perfect color blush for summer!

SENNA Smooth Line Long Wear Gel Eyeliner, $24
Glides on evenly then quickly fixes for a long-wearing, water-resistant finish.

Crown Brush Matte Lipstick, $13.99
James Vincent said you can use matte lipstick in summer just as much as your gloss! Crown Brush makes a quality product for the price.

The Makeup Show Note

The Makeup Show June Chicago


Visit The Makeup Show – coming to a city near you!

Next Stop: Las Vegas August 12-13, 2017

Read our summer beauty posts like The 10 Best Self-Tanners and 7 Lash Lengtheners That Really Work and find out more about The Makeup Show Chicago.

– Carol Calacci

Products received for review.

Photos: Second City Style

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