The Makeup Show Holiday Pop-Up Shop : Review

 Written by NZINGHA for TheGlamSquadFiles


 So every year for the last 4 years now I have always been in attendance at all of the Holiday Pop Up Shops that The Makeup show has presented. I guess you would say I’m a loyalist to the beauty industry. But this year was a bit different for me with this Pop Up Shop. 

I’ve matured as a shopper (meaning I’m less of an impulse shopper and more of a focused and neccessity shopper with purpose and direction) I am a more seasoned shopper and a Pro MUA (not the novice or MU enthusiast). when I make a purchase guaranteed I will be using it for work on some show the next day!
So  okay I went with a plan as I usually do  to most of these shows  so I’m not aimlessly walking around dazed by all I see then winding up getting items I eally dont want or need. then they have the nerve to give you a free drink ticket (I didn’t endulge, only causes more brainless shopping!!! LOLOL!!!). So I remained sober! And was even more super sober when I finally added up my purchases at the end of the evening.

I went in with a specific budget and proudly didn’t go over it at the show. However I did reserve two big ticket items that most definintely were on my list but not in the budget at that time (but I wound up getting those items later for a special show price still being honored by the vendor).

The Official Makeup Show For Spring 2016

MAY 1-2, 2016

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The information below is from our The Makeup Show NYC 2015.

AJ Crimson Beauty Limelight by Alcone

Alcone Company Lit Cosmetics

Amika Hair Care London Brush Company

Armour Beauty MAC Cosmetics

Ashunta Sheriff Magnolia Makeup

Auraline Beauty Inc Make-Up Designory

Beauty Addicts MAKE UP FOR EVER

Beautylish MAKE UP FOR EVER Academy

Beauty So Clean Mario Badescu

Bdellium Tools Mehron

Besame Cosmetics MG Hair and Makeup

Billion Dollar Brows Michael Marcus

BlackUp Model in a Bottle

Blinc Inc Model Launcher

Breakups To Makeup MustaeV

Bodyography Naked Cosmetics

Cinema Secrets Nars Cosmetics

CLEANSE by Lauren Napier Nigels Beauty Emporium

Cosmix Inc. Nurturing Force

Crown Brush NYX Cosmetics

Dante Disposables Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

Dermalogica Parian Spirit

Elementwo Pinnacle Cosmetics

Ellis Faas Pür Minerals

Embryolisse USA Ricky’s NYC

EVE PEARL Beauty Brands Rouge Bunny Rouge

Eye Kandy Cosmetics Senna Cosmetics

Face Atelier Sephora

Flutter Lashes Smashbox Cosmetics

Frends Beauty Supply Static Nails

Glamcor Stila Cosmetics

Gleam by Melanie Mills Surratt Beauty

Graftobian Makeup Company T3 Micro

Grande Lash MD Temptu PRO

Gripless Beauty The Knot

Hakuhodo Usa The Makeup Light

I Make You Beautiful The Powder Group

Inglot Cosmetics Tweezerman

Kat Von D Beauty Veil Cosmetics

Kett Cosmetics Velour Lashes

Kevyn Aucoin Violet Voss

Kimiko Beauty Vincent Longo

Kiss USA Yaby Cosmetics

Lady Moss Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics

Lashes In A Box Z Palette


Uuuh Clean It Up or Get Rid Of It!!

Written by NZINGHA for ZFACEINC,nyc

Okay, those that know me well and those that are getting to know me know I HATE DIRT AND MESSY KITS!!! I love order. It’s just another form of beauty to me, an extension.

One of the things all women and beauty professionals would do best in their daily grooming habits is to clean the items that assist you in your daily grooming and application to clients. We don’t always pay attention to or make time to clean our sponges, puffs, makeup brushes and the like. Not really recognising that we may be the key in contributing to our own skincare problem!

In most of our sponges, brushes and wash towels lies a breeding ground of bacteria. So, knowing that bacteria can grow in moist and damp places it’s best to clean them frequently.

With each use, your makeup brushes , sponges , towels, mitts and puffs become coated with more than just makeup product. They all pick up body oils, dead skin cells and airborne dust and dirt. All of your makeup assistants need regular TLC and buildup prevention.


There are several biogradeable beauty items that have long use and can stave off bacteria. Using paper towels and other disposable set towels are great for keeping your general workspace clean as most MUA’s like to spot clean their brushes while on set by using the set towels.

Some of my personal favorite anti bacterial bamboo towels and mitts are made by a company called Hollywood Face. The towels and mitts are plush and extremely soft. I use the mitt for clients who may perspire heavily. The mitt absorbs the perspiration yet doesn’t alter the makeup during touch ups.

I usually clean these types of towels and mitts immediately after use. I buy them wholesale so if one gets soiled I immediately replace them. I usually keep 2 in my actors set bags. I wash these beauties in my FAVORITE delicate laundry wash by TOCCA.



Here’s a selection of top brands of solid form brush cleaners. Honestly my absolute fave is by London Brush Company (vegan). Also it was the ORIGINAL brand to create the format of solid brush cleaners.

20140531-114835.jpgThe beauty of the solid brush cleaners is that you can clean the brushes or sponges right in the container it comes in and simply rinse it out and allow it to air dry. It’s basically a hard soap in a tub. However of all the solid cleaners London Brush Company is that is graded by the FDA so it’s super clean and even food grade clean! 😉


Give each of your brushes a good swirl in the tub and leave them to dry. NOTE: When washing your brushes with water be sure to not allow too much water to get into the ferrule as this can loosen the glue binding the bristles of the brush and cause “fallout”. Allow your brushes to air dry flat or upside down and squeeze them back into their original shape (because the brush can loose its original shape if not shampooed and air dried properly….., see picture below).

This Brush is an example of what can happen to a brush that is not cleaned often ,cleaned with the wrong cleansers and has lost it’s shape.


SEPHORA’s Brush Cleaning Pad

Sigma Brush Cleaning Mitt

Here are a few Spray Spot Cleaning brush cleaners. I use spot cleaners inbetween the times just before I give my brushes a good shampooing. Spot cleaning is great for instant cleaning and disinfecting. My absolute fave cleaner is Cinema Secrets…why?…because it leaves my brushes scented in vanilla!!! Only drawback with this one is it may slightly stain your all white brushes. I do not use these types of cleaners on my sponges. Oh, and I have to say this cause its a pet peeve and just out nasty and germy to me is when I see MUA’s blow on their makeup brushes!!!! Ugh! Are you serious…ok saliva all on the brush…REALLY PEOPLE STOP IT!!!

Now my preference for cleaning my sponges is normally liquid cleaners/shampoo. I rarely use the solids for sponge cleaning. And honestly I don’t like Beauty Blenders solid to clean their own brushes!!! How crazy is that?! I like their liquid cleanser best for the Beauty Blender in fact it trumps all other liquid cleaners for the Blender outside of the world famous Dr. Bronner’s. I use Dr. Bronner’s Lavender, Rose or Baby Scent.


I use all of the shampoos for cleaning my makeup brushes as well. elf is very affordable ($3) and works well, love the simple black packaging. Johnson’s Baby Shampoo is also a fave, obviously for its detangling properties, especially for long hair brushes.

In closing if you keep your tools in good shape you’ll have them for years which equals to me less $$$ spent annually on replacing these pricy items! It just makes sense.