Sunday, May 5, 2019

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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*Presenter, topics, and schedules are subject to change

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Learn from legendary artists making an impact on our industry’s past, present and future at our Main Stage Keynotes. These not-to-miss sessions allow artists and industry insiders at all levels of the industry to watch, listen and learn. The Keynote & Business Forum is a must for the attendees who want to learn how to advance their own artistry and careers. Keynote presentations are included in your show ticket.

Danessa Myricks head shot 12/19/2016Artists United– Danessa Myricks and Special Guest Artists

It’s no secret that the art and career of makeup have captured the collective imagination. Once an unappreciated area of film and fashion with artists working quietly behind the scenes, makeup is now celebrated by both professionals and the masses in a major way all over the world. In this first time panel, Danessa Myricks invites well-known working artists from all over the world to our The Makeup Show stage to share their ideas and experiences. Join us as their artists ( names to be added once confirmed ) offer insight on building an international career to becoming a better artist by creating work that is impactful, engaging and elevates the idea of what a makeup artist can be.



Featured artists and keynote speakers coming soon! 


Learn all the new trends for the seasons, techniques from Airbrush to FX and more at the Main Floor Seminars. Designed to inspire and inform, these seminars are presented by our sponsors and exhibitors, along with some of the biggest artists in the business. These complimentary events are seated on a first-come first-served basis.

Seminars are included in your show ticket.

Seminar schedule coming soon! 


Hands on Workshops allow an exclusive group of dedicated artists to be a part of intense learning with some of the largest names in our industry in an intimate setting. Each workshop is designed to allow attending artists to listen and learn through demonstration, discussion, coaching and critique via face to face attention from icons and celebrity artists allowing you to advance your artistry and career.

Hands-On Workshop registration is in addition to your show ticket price.

Bethany Townes head shot 12/19/2016Fundamentals of Complexion & Contour: Bethany Townes, Studio 2, 10:00am-1:00pm – $140 

Class Level: Beginner

In this intensive hands-on workshop, we will look at one of the most important aspects of any application- achieving the perfect foundation. We will explore how product can be manipulated by an artist to attain any desired coverage and texture and the importance of color theory, color matching, correction and coverage in creating flawless foundation. We will discern the decision making process and the why and when in choosing liquid, crème and powder formulations. In the hands-on portion, you will be challenged to color match multiple clients and correctly apply three different formulas of foundation to achieve desired coverage. This workshop is ideal for beginning makeup artist or artist who wants to explore the building blocks of a beautiful application.

Makeup Artistry ExposedYvonne MacInnis and Lijha Stewart, Studio 1, 10:15am-1:15pm – $140 

Class Level: Beginner to Advanced

In our beauty industry, buzzwords are more prolific than ever as social media saturates us daily with new must know makeup practices. In this workshop, we will define the terms that get used and abused including contour, highlight and strobing. We will explore and examine the true design and application for areas including complexion, eyebrow and beyond.

Detail Your Work by MUSE Beauty.Pro: Studio 1, 1:30pm-4:30pm – $140

Perfecting your technique, detailing your work and understanding control and precision in beauty makeup applications; for everything from bridal to red carpet, commercial work to film, television and print; is essential for becoming a well known or well respected artist. Learn to refine your applications, regardless of style or medium and gain an understanding of how making the right decisions for both product and technique can minimize the need for post-production work. The artist will guide you through the process of fine-tuning your work to ensure that your makeup looks flawless from every angle.

Makeup for Photography: Yvonne MacInnis, Studio 2, 1:30pm-4:30pm $140 

Class Level: Intermediate to Advanced

In this crucial event for anyone working in any print medium including bridal, editorial, head shot or other print work, you will review what is involved in creating flawless beauty makeup for photography. This event is designed to help you better understand the details that make a makeup camera ready. The presenter will take you through the techniques required to transform a makeup for photography and the product and tools that can be used. They will share personal procedures as well as explore the precision required for photographic applications.

  • All Workshops are booked on a first come, first serve basis (20 Attendees)
  • All Workshop Attendees must bring their own brush set, all other products supplied
  • Attendees must check in at the Workshop Studios not later than 15 minutes prior to the workshop start time
  • The fee for a Hands On Workshop is $140


Momentum In Session – A series of lectures with Master Artist and Industry Experts designed to engage you on a personal level. Listen and learn from the best in the business as they bring you through an intimate seminar style class with a lot of content to elevate your artistry and career through discussion, demonstration, and participation. Each session is for 90 minutes in an intimate setting. Designed for those artists wanting more in-depth information on the topic, but without the hands-on segment.

$25 each.

*Please note, this is not a hands-on class, but a demo will be provided and attendees will observe and participate in all sessions.

Complexion Perfection: Danessa Myricks

Studio 3, 9:30am-11:00am – $25

With the advent of high-definition photography and clients becoming more product savvy than ever before, makeup artists need to be more proficient in analyzing their clients skin, identifying issues and taking immediate action in skin preparation. In this session, we will take an intensive look at the options available for skin care and complexion and show you how to properly care and prepare for any complexion need. We will offer insight on skin products that’s perfect for the professional artist and show you how to bring them into your makeup application.

SKIN Games: Felicia Walker Benson 

Studio 3, 11:30am-1:00pm – $25

Thanks to our obsession with social media, the demand for perfect skin is at an all time high. Skincare for the Working Makeup Artist is a career essential. This seminar is your guide to elevating your makeup artistry and increasing your value through skincare education, tips, techniques and products. Go beyond makeup artistry by adding this invaluable skill set to your kit. The “must-attend” seminar will equip you with information and expertise that will amplify your artistry and establish a point of difference between you and your competition.  Skincare education and makeup application go hand-in-hand. This seminar will transform your artistry.

Editorial Edge: Lijha Stewart

Studio 3, 1:30pm-3:00pm – $25
Defining editorial, designing editorial and elevating your work to an editorial level, are an important way for any artist to better develop their skill. Understanding which product allows you to work with any and every editorial concept is as important as understanding the process itself. Learn what must- haves make editorial work easier and allow you to meet any makeup challenge. Listen in as we share the secrets to breaking into editorial and making that skill level part of every application.

Marketing Me: Strategies for Success in the Freelance Career: Lijha Stewart

Studio 3, 3:30pm-5:00pm – $25
Having an understanding of how marketing works and what it can do for your career is even more crucial when you have are your own business. In this session, we will explore the smartest ways you can use social media to set a plan into place, wow potential employers, prospective clients and possible agents to put your career in better motion.



This specifically designed area offers a demo stage for artists to be introduced to new product,  practice and improve their makeup skills. Explore with product provided by The Makeup Show brands and interact in this fun environment under the guidance of brand experts and The Makeup Show team of experienced artists.

Touch it. Try it. Chart it. Apply it. Photograph it.

*Demo Stage entrance is included in your show ticket.

Demo Stage schedule coming soon! 

*Presenters, topics and schedules are subject to change
*Tickets and all Hands-On-Workshops are non-transferable and non-refundable
*If you have already purchased your show tickets and would like to add classes please EMAIL US or call 212-242-1213.