Tuesday, May 24, 2011

2011 New York Makeup Show Part 1 Pics & Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

This year I attended my first Makeup Show.  It was an absolutely amazing experience and honestly it couldn't have gone any better.  I really want to thank Graftobian for bringing me to the show and really taking care of me and my mom.  This is part 1 of my series on the Makeup Show and in this post I'll feature pics from the show, from my class, from viewers and even some with my mom in the city.  Part 2 will feature my haul.


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Check out the video for my experience and first makeup show giveaway!



Booth Time with Graftobian!
I basically spent both days working the Graftobian booth.  I was there to help out customers, do color matches, make over models as well as people coming to the booth.  It was so much fun!  I got to meet a lot of my subbies who came by and took lots of pictures.  I also was sooo exhausted, lol.  I'm so thankful I wore flats.  Next time though, I need to make sure and eat more and take a few more breaks.  I was dying!  I'm mad I didn't take a second to get pics with Eric and John from Graftobian, ah well, next time!


Pics with subbies and fellow bloggers/youtubers!



My Hero!

Thank you to everyone that send me the following pics, sorry if I missed anyone!


KayElleTea

Makeup By Kim Porter and Erin from Scandalous Beauty


ShannonCrystalMUA


TeaBells


Jen James Beauty and the Gorgeous Blog




My Class!  What Color Am I? 
The morning of the second day, I had my class.  I was so nervous no one would come!  It was at 10:45am and at 10:40 I only saw a few people in the audience.  At 10:45 I turned back around and it was packed!  There were even rows of people standing in the back.  Thank goodness!  I really appreciate everyone who came out to support me.  In the class I showed how to color match, use a cream foundation as a concealer and liquid foundation and how to airbrush.  It couldn't have gone better :)  My mom took some great pics!



Mommy and Daughter Time!
Of course I had to spent quality time with mommy.  She flew in from Orlando to meet me.  After the show I made sure to take her out to see the city since she hadn't been since 2000, before the World Trade Center bombings.  Here are a few fun pics!

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum




Empire State Building - It was really cold and windy up there, lol.

Mary Poppins Broadway Show - This was the last night and I was exhausted!  I fell asleep during parts of the show but it was still really good.  Did you know that Graftobian makes the black soot makeup they use in the show?  Pretty cool right?



Thanks for checking out this long post.  Now for those of you watching the video, you know I mentioned a giveaway!  I'll be giving away 5 Graftobian HD 101 DVDs.  This is amazing for those of you aspiring artists out there who really want some great education but weren't able to make it to my class at the show.


Here's How to Win:
  • Follow my blog.  I will select to winners.  Leave a comment below telling me why you'd like to win.
  • Follow me on twitter.  I will have a twitter giveaway on Friday and announce it that day.  First to correctly answer my trivia question wins!  I will choose one winner.
  • Subscribe to me on youtube.  Leave a comment on the video for part 1 of the makeup show.  I will choose two winners.
  • Open internationally.
Good luck!


FTC Disclosure:  Prizes sponsored by company.  I am not affiliated with the company and not paid to write this review.  These are my hones thoughts and opinions.

Atlanta Makeup Artist
Atlanta Photographer

40 comments:

*SP* said...
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*SP* said...

I love to win this DVD so that I will learn more. I am an aspiring makeup artist just doing self-study. The DVD can really help me. I hope I will win! :)

RevealingBeaute said...

Hi Ren! Your workshop w/ Graftobian was great. Glad I was able to sit in. I would love to win and add it to my collection of DVD's... Nothing like home education in between classes :-)

Rachael said...

I would love to have this so help me with learning for make-up skills, so that I can help others! :) Thanks RenRen!

Mich CoccaBene said...

I would love to win this DVD because as an aspiring MUA this will be helpful! Thank you! xo Michele

Rainee Rae said...

Great pics!! Well, as an over 40 aspiring MUA who just returned from a very expensive 7 day course in California....I feel CHEATED! LOL I don't feel I truly learned all that I needed and for that fact, I would love to absorb more knowledge on all aspects of the basics and anything and everything I could possibly learn from someone who has been there, done that! Thank you for your consideration!!!

Makeup by Frankia said...

I couldn't make it to the makeup show this year but trust me I'm making it my business to be there next year. I would love this DVD to enhance my skills.

peeya said...

i would def wanna win it becoz it will b with me forever n i can learn so many gr8 things about makeup n also u learn so many things watching than listening so dvd would b a nice collection for me n thanx

Em said...

Hi Ren! Wow your own class for Graftobian, that is so cool! I adore their makeup. I would like to win so that I'll get better. I'm just starting out as a freelance makeup artist and I always love learning :)

Misstania08 said...

wow Ren this is an amazing giveaway ! I use graftobian foundations & love them , i really would love to win this DVD to learn more techniques to use on my clients ! Thanks So Much
xxxxx

Mica said...

Ren, I truely admire your drive. You are really doing your thing and it shows that you love what you do. Keep doing it big! I support you 110%!

Mrs.Makeup said...

Im a makeup artist,always looking to build my knowledge on makeup!

justlou said...

I would love to win the CD so I can learn more about the products as wells as the techniques. This CD will really help me in the long run. GOOD luck to everyone.

Ashley said...

One of those videos would be amazing!! I'm kinda a makeup newbie and have been watching hours of makeup videos (including yours) and so i'm always on the hunt to improve my skills. Thanks so much for everything you have taught me. Its helped to love makeup.

carsuzgeo said...

It would be amazing to win the dvd cause it filled with knowledge about various makeup techniques, this will incease my makeup skills, which I'll be able to share with my friends

T.Davis said...

I would love to win this DVD because im all about learning and improving my skills as a MUA.

Jessie said...

I would like to win because I would like to eventually start doing some freelance makeup. I have not had any "professional" training and by winning this DVD it would help me learn a lot. Especially since I have purchased the graftobian warm creme palette based on your recommendations! =)

jems379 said...

Going to the Makeup Show was my goal this year, but sadly it didn't work out. I absolutley love to learn and this is a great opportunity to learn from a company who knows there stuff.

Cynthia said...

i would like to win this because i would like to learn more about makeup and sadly i couldn't attend because i'm a fulltime student and can't make it.

Jillian said...

Hi Ren!! Thanks for this giveaway!! I am an aspiring makeup artist and this DVD will benefit me immensely!!! I want to learn different techniques and take in as much information as i possibly can!!

cwalker7131 said...

I would love the opportunity to learn new techniques. Thanks

Laura62484 said...

I would love to win this dvd because I am always looking for ways to improve my skills and this would be perfect!!

Snarkling said...

I would love to win because I've been working hard to improve my skills for a few years now and I feel like I've hit a wall, so having this tool to help me over the hump would be great, especially since I believe that if you haven't mastered the art of perfecting skin, there really isn't any point in the rest of the face.

Kay said...

I would love to win. I've been really looking into getting into makeup. It's now one of my favorite hobbies.

laurendizzle said...

I would love to win! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE pick me! I don't really have the money to invest in an expensive makeup class so expanding my skills any way I can would be most helpful.

Makeup By Linda said...

Hi there! I just want to say that I have been inspired by you and your blog,youtube videos and twitter for the past 2 years- I am a new mother and have been working as a freelance makeup artist for 1 year now. I love it and want to learn as much as I can but unfortunately resources for me are limited. I don't have the time to go to school or attend many workshops to perfect my craft because of babysitting issues so I am self taught. (all i have for now is the internet- thanks youtube !!) I live in NYC but was unable to attend the makeup show. I realllllly am hoping to win this DVD..even if I don't thank you for being an inspiration to me and I will def. continue be a loyal follower! Can't wait to meet you someday! -Linda

jezzhae said...

I really love to win this DVD to learn more..I hope I will win..I really need this.Thank you

tousledkitten said...

I'd like to win because I'm always looking for ways to improve my skills.

Nicole said...

I would love to win the DVD because I'm always interested in learning new techniques, especially for HD. I'm working towards becoming a makeup artist and don't have much in the way of funds for schooling at the moment.

makeupper said...

Wow, I'd love to win this so much! I'm a makeup artist here in little old New Zealand. It's actually really difficult to access good information on how to apply HD makeup, no one offers anything like that here! I have the Graftobian Super Palette in warm and some dual finish powders and would love to know more about how to use them to achieve the best results possible. I'm crossing my fingers for this one!

wifluvelle said...

i wanna learn from the best! hope i win! thanks!

xoxo elle

gigi said...

OM to the G. This video would be awesome to own. I have tons of books like Kevin Aucuoin, Scott Barns, and so forth but a video would be even more helpful. I want to gain more knowlegde. Thanks for the giveaway.

ArieMaclovCarter said...

You have totally put me on to Graftobian products...I would have never heard of them if it werent for you, I remember I brought my first palette about two years ago after your review. I am still growing as an artist and this DVD is just what I need to continue to elevate my skills to the next level!!

L luvs Makeup said...

I Ren, I am an aspiring MUA, that would love the chance to learn more about the craft of the artistry. This would be a great tool to help me perfect my knowledge and skills.

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silentlyeloquent said...

Hey Ren!!!
It would be so dope if I won the Graftobian DVD! One of the first vids I watched of yours is when you used Graftobian products on Joyluvsmakeup. I've been an aspiring MUA and look to your blog and videos for inspiration (especially your older blogs when you began as a MUA). I hope I win! I'm speaking it into existence!

Ellen1 said...

I would love to win because I have trouble with color matching. I don't have a trained eye and would love to learn new techniques!

Monique said...

Hello RenRen,

I would love to win this DVD! I am an aspiring makeup artists. I have always had a passion for makeup and back in October of 2010 I got really serious about learning makeup artistry. I have took classes from local artist and followed you and other artist on Youtube. I feel like I am stuck on how to get myself out there as an artist (or when I should officially label myself as an artist). I couldn't make it to the Makeup Show, but any knowledge I can obtain I would greatly appreciate it and I think this DVD would be a great help!

Thank You,
Missangeleyez1

Myia said...

I want to become a makeup artist and this video would be a great learning tool.

Denise said...

I'm no where near being a professinal MUA , but I am a stay at home mom who loves to play with make up. I would love to win this just to be able to learn how to get better result from my make up . Thanks for having the give away and good luck to everyone.