The 2013 Makeup Show Meetup

This Year I was putting together a small get together of about 5 girls to meet before or after The Makeup Show Chicago . Being from Chicago there are not that many Artist that intermingle so this was a great opportunity to network and have someone to go with to the Event.

I was also in the process of obtaining a Press Pass to cover the show as part of Latina Lifestyle Beauty Bloggers in a blog post and other social media sites like Facebook and Instagram.While going back and forth in e-mails with The Makeup Show Staff was asked if I was interested in having James Vincent at the meetup I was organizing.

I about fell out of my chair with excitement, THEJAMES VINCENT at my Meetup!!!!!!!

I was sooooo happy until I was told I needed 20 attendees it was Thursday afternoon and I needed the count by Friday Morning (Next Day) :(

So, I quickly got in contact with my 5 girls and then hit the Makeup Show Facebook wall to invite other Artists that mentioned they were going.

So in less than 24 hours I was able to get 20 RSVP to the Makeup Show Meetup Event with James. With the help of the other girls I was able to make this happen and we met at the Hard Rock Cafe In Downtown Chicago. The Staff was great and the food was delicious, could not Have picked a better Place :) I met other Makeup Artist, Hairstylists and Models at the meetup and we listened to James talk about Makeup, Branding, his experiences in the business, and he also gave us tips on what to do to excel in this industry.

This is defiantly an experience we won't forget, It's not everyday we meet famous artist :)

Wait you don't know who James is??  Have you been under a rock??? lol JK

James Vincent Bio: Director of Artistry for The Makeup Show, The Powder Group and On Makeup Magazine James is fortunate enough to work with makeup lines and makeup artists at all levels of the industry. His passion for the art of makeup has included nearly every genre of makeup artistry. Film and theatre, television and celebrity work, editorial and runway work and includes training and product development positions for such companies as MAC, Stila, CNN and Lancome. His resume includes clients as diverse as designers Ashton Michael, Charlotte Ronson and Ashley Paige and celebrities Lady Gaga, Liv Tyler, Joan Jett and Jane Fonda. He has also been featured on numerous television shows as a beauty expert such as NBC Universal's Home Delivery and NBC's The Today Show. James has also worked in television as key artist for shows including American Idol and on stage for productions including Roundabout Theatre.
Read more at his Website

Well here are some pictures of the 2013 Makeup Show Meetup, don't miss it next year ;)

With James Vincent

Me With Sophia Fernadez from TMS

Robert, Robyn, Kelli, and Mary

Cymone, Alonda,Me, Isha, and Charniece

With Robert Brady

Kelly, Maribeth, Sophia, Mahasin, and Susie

Leah and Jesica

With James Vincent


  1. The power of Social Media- and of being a nice person. ; ) Congrats on the successful meetup, I think you might have to become a community manager/event planner soon! BB2U

  2. i wish they were coming to atlanta!!