Meet Emily Hudspeth our 10 year Anniversary Story winner!

The Makeup Show continues to be on the forefront of education, artistry, inspiration and the pinnacle event for the beauty industry professional.


This year The Makeup Show will be celebrating 10 years of our first event The Makeup Show NYC. We asked our entire network of attendees, brands, artists, and whoever else had a hand in creating and cultivating The Makeup Show to gives us your story of inspiration while attending The Makeup Show over the past 10 years.
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This “Special Project” let us in on just how important The Makeup Show is to the people who attend it and who are a part of it. We thank all of you who sent us your stories, they were all beautifully written and heart felt with many becoming recollections of lost memories from different shows and others being difficult for one not to have a dry eye after reading.


The winner of our “Special Project” was Virginia based hair, makeup and wardrobe stylist Emily Hudspeth. Read Emily’s bio below with a few excerpts from her story as it will be featured in our 10 year anniversary book titled” 10 Years In The Making” to be sold exclusively at The Makeup Show NYC this May.

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Emily Hudspeth is a hair, makeup and wardrobe stylist who is grateful to have had opportunities to work coast to coast and even take on a few international gigs in the last 12 years. In addition to working full time as a freelance stylist, Emily runs Money Making Makeup Artist, a blog that allows her to coach, mentor and share her business building expertise with artists worldwide.


At the moment, Emily is based in Richmond, Virginia. She keeps busy with her freelance and coaching work while balancing her new role as wife and mother to two small children along the way. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, photography, traveling and being outdoors experiencing life with her family.  To learn more about Emily, visit her website where she shares the story of her professional journey and 10 fun facts about her. Also see below an excerpt from her winning story for our The Makeup Show Book.



“Attending the Los Angeles Makeup Show last year was a huge push for me personally and professionally. I left inspired and felt like I had a breath of much needed fresh air into my confidence and spirit as an artist and business owner. The education that I brought back fueled me creatively and meeting great artists and joining the Powder Group made me feel support that I hadn’t felt since taking the sometimes lonely road to becoming a freelance artist.


I also left feeling like I could (and would) be a great makeup artist and a great mother, at the same time. Before I had reinvested in myself there, I had been feeling quite torn between those two loves in my life, my son and my business. In Gina Brooke’s Keynote, she talked about how she shifted the way she made decisions about her career once she became a mother. I was grateful that she mentioned both parts of her life, the balance of personal and professional, she is someone that I admire.”


Connect with Emily through the links below.

Website for Emily Hudspeth






Website for Money Making Makeup Artist



About The Makeup Show

The Makeup Show brings two-days full of inspiration, education and an opportunity for fashion and beauty professionals at all levels of their career to come together with some of the best brands and biggest names in the business.   The Makeup Show is owned and produced by Metropolitan Event & Production and travels internationally from LA, NYC, Dallas, Chicago, and Orlando.  Bringing each destination over 75 beauty brands, and unique convergence of artists and community, where beauty professionals are sure to find an artistic energy that will inspire any beauty buff, from the passionate beginner to the seasoned professional.  Each show offers an unparalleled lineup of education and appearances from top beauty professionals and focuses on career building and networking within the makeup community.  The show provides a unique experience for the makeup professional to network directly from the best in the business. You can also stay up to date on the hottest show news through an informative blog covering all things beauty at  Also, be sure to connect on FacebookTwitter, and Youtube.

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