Sunday, May 6, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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*Presenter, topics, and schedules are subject to change


Click to learn more about two events happening this summer and fall in NYC, including MOMENTUM by The Makeup Show and our Work The Runway class!



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.

Artistry and Innovation: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Roshar

Roshar is an international makeup artist based in both New York and Los Angeles who is recognized for creating unforgettable looks. Roshar is a master renowned for incorporating a creative use of color and texture in all of his work. With editorials featured in publications including VOGUE, Harper’s BAZAAR, ELLE, GLAMOUR, and InStyle magazine, among many other publications, Roshar’s work captures the imagination and makes a strong impression. Roshar has developed a reputation for innovation and an understanding, working with photographers and clients that are also changing the game. In this first time keynote for The Makeup Show, Roshar takes the stage and shares his story and shows you one of the unforgettable makeups he has become known for.


Image & Influence: 12:00 PM- 1:30 PM Jordan Liberty
In the professional makeup industry there are few artists who have managed to make a mark for themselves. Jordan Liberty has created his brand as a well-respected makeup artist, educator, photographer, and product developer through mastering the social media game and reaching the masses. In this brand new Keynote, Jordan will share his background and the passions that led him to become one of the top names in makeup. He will discuss the importance of social media, share his styles on creating and capturing unforgettable images, and offer advice for those looking to take their career to the next level. In his personal and professional life, Jordan shows us strength and determination and in this Keynote he will inspire you to make your own makeup artist career one of influence.


A Career In Makeup: 2:00 – 3:30 PM Hung Vanngo 
Hung has defined his own aesthetic and developed a refined hand and a keen eye for color and composition. These essential qualities help emphasize his artistic decisions in every make up application. Developing your own signature style is as necessary to designing a makeup application as to meeting the needs of your client and bringing your career to the next level.
Makeup Artist Hung Vanngo is one of the most respected artists working today. Having been published in the pages of magazines including Allure, Elle,  I-D, Italian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and W, he is sought after by celebrities like Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Lopez, Julianne Moore, just to name a few. Hung’s talent for combining beauty with an avant garde aesthetic has made him a go-to resource. In this session, Hung talks about his career and shares some thoughts on what you can do in your own career to make your mark. He will bring you through the decision making and product selection process.  Hung will encourage you to channel your inner artist and create a memorable makeup every time.


Beyond Beauty: 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM Moshoodat Sanni

Recognized for her bold artistic choices, her ability to perfect complexion, and her unconventional ideas and free spirit, Moshoodat Sanni is a licensed Esthetician and Makeup Artist who is making an indelible mark in this beauty business.  In this first time keynote, Moshoodat takes to the stage and shares her story, her unique style, and her ability to use her influence to characterize her artistic talent. She will inspire you to go beyond the ordinary while introducing some ideas you can put into practice in your own work. She will push you to find your muse, offer her thoughts on the importance of diversity and inclusivity in editorial, and inspire you take your own application to a place that achieves artistic status.


An Artist Conversation: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM James Vincent, Kevin James Bennett, Keri Blair, Jon Hennessey, Sarah Lucero, and Nicky Posley.

In this professional makeup industry, there are so many ways now to develop and curate a successful career. In a business that is constantly changing, professional artists are making their money and making their mark in many different ways. With the influx of social media, the celebrity makeup artist and makeup influencer titles have become very common creating opportunity, options and also controversy. In this important panel, we will explore the similarities, the disparities and the disputes. Our panel of experts from the very traditional career artist to today’s multimedia makeup darlings, discuss the different options available to you and offer opinion and advice on everything from rates, bookings, creating beauty, having a career with integrity and the important relationship between art and influence.
**An Artist Conversation will also include cocktails and networking.


Boss Lady: 10:45 AM-12:00 PM. Elizabeth Scherle
In our ever changing industry, identifying and understanding that you are a brand is essential. In this Keynote, Influenster founder Elizabeth Scherle shares her insight and expertise on trend, influence, and integrity while offering advice on defining and building your personal success in the beauty business and beyond.  Join us for this first time keynote where Elizabeth helps you see how women are stepping up, standing out and changing the makeup game.


In My Kit: On Trend. 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM. Kevin James Bennett
The Makeup Show favorite, Kevin James Bennett, brings his expertise to what every pro should carry in their kit including his take on new trends.





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 A1st Floor
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
A Masculine Side to Makeup: Essential Tips for Men's Makeup. Angela Wilson for MustaeV
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
All About The Falsies: Lash & Learn. Yvonne MacInnis for KISS USA
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Smashbox Studio Secrets. Lori Taylor Davis for Smashbox Cosmetics
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
“What Girls are Made of : Sweet & Spicy: Introduction to Everything New & Trending. Lijha Stewart & Yvonne MacInnis for Mehron
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM
How To Get The JLo Glow. Beverly Sanchez for Inglot
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
Big Day Beauty. Nicholas Lujan for MAKE UP FOR EVER
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM
The Art of the Sugar Skull, Makeup to DIE For! Athena Zhe for Graftobian
4:30 PM – 5:15 PM
The Art of Drag Makeup. Tim Pearson for Kryolan
Seminar B1st Floor
9:45 AM – 10:30 AM
Art of Perfection. Orlando Santiago for Guerlain
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
Brush Technique Secrets. James Vincent for Crown Brush
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Editing Editorials: Creating Balance with Impact. Tony Tulve for Alcone
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM
Glamair Symposium. Robbie Miller for CAO Cosmetics
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM
Bespoke Brows: Custom Brows for Every Face. Jose Rivera for Benefit
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Makeup Transitions: From Minimalism to Editorial. Bethany Townes for Stilazzi
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
Spring/Summer 18’ Trends. Keri Blair for MAC Cosmetics
4:45 PM – 5:30 PM
French Elegance in Makeup. Natacha Miranda for Makeup Atilier Paris
Seminar C2nd Floor
9:45 AM – 10:30 AM
Perfect Skin. Denis Kartashev & Viktoria Moiseeva for BeautyDrugs
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Boss Lady. Elizabeth Scherle for The Makeup Show
12:15 PM- 1:00 PM
The Only Ten Things You Need to Know. Michael DeVellis for The Powder Group
1:15 PM- 2:30 PM
In My Kit: On Trend. Kevin James Bennett for The Makeup Show
2:45 PM- 3:30 PM
Detailing Beauty. Ivan Betancourt for MUSE Beauty Pro
3:45 PM- 4:30 PM
Catwalk to Sidewalk. Lijha Stewart for NUDESTIX
4:45 PM- 5:15 PM
How to Join and Work in the Union with Angela L Johnson, Chris Milone, Jessica Padilla, Nicki Ledermann, Joe Delude, Margie Durand, & Judy Chin

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 12/19/2016Emphasis Eyes: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Studio 1 Bethany Townes – $140

The application an artist decides to emphasis the eyes can make all the difference. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore the use of color, texture, and placement in creating shapes and illusions with multiple product options. We will discuss product options and the role they play in perfecting application. Learn techniques for lining and defining, understand the power of depth and volume, and explore the relationship between brow, lash and every area of the eye.  Whether you are just starting out or elevating your makeup to the next  level, this workshop will have you designing and applying a perfect eye for every occasion.

Danessa Myricks head shot 12/19/2016Fundamentals of Complexion & Contour: 10:15 AM – 1:15 PM Studio 2 Danessa MyricksSOLD OUT

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.

Orlando Santiago head shot 12/19/2016Red Carpet Beauty & Beyond: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Studio 1 Orlando Santiago- SOLD OUT

Whether your work is with celebrities for award ceremonies or real women, red carpet beauty will help you better understand and execute special event makeup. Watch and learn the secrets to making your makeup long lasting and ensuring it  will be flawless in photographs, video and in person and practice the techniques and tricks the biggest artists in the business use to develop their signature looks.


Makeup for Photography: 1:45 PM – 4:45 PM Studio 2 Yvonne MacInnis $140 – SOLD OUT

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


As we become inundated with information and there are more options than ever before, The Makeup Show Focus series is designed to help you see more clearly, clarify information and get to know the brands behind your favorite products. They are hosted by The Makeup Show brands and developed to introduce you to our vendors in a different environment that allows you to touch, try, and take it all in.

*Focus on a Brand sessions are included in your show ticket but do require pre-registration while purchasing your ticket.
*Products are provided by respective brand. This is a seminar style presentation with no hands on activity. 

Focus On: TEMPTU Aga Kaskiewicz – FULL
Sunday, May 6, 2018 – 10:30-11:30 AM

Take this opportunity to touch each product from Temptu, try it, talk to a group of your peers and take time to decide for yourself which product becomes one of your must have kit items and learn the features and benefits of each. Let Temptu show you what they are all about and share their must have for the professional makeup kit.

Focus On: MAKE UP FOR EVER – Nicholas Lujan – FULL
Sunday, May 6, 2018 – 12:00-1:00 PM

Take this opportunity to touch each product from MAKE UP FOR EVER, try it, talk to a group of your peers and take time to decide for yourself which product becomes one of your must have kit items and learn the features and benefits of each. Let MAKE UP FOR EVER show you what they are all about and share their must have for the professional makeup kit.

Focus On: MustaeV – Angela Wilson FULL

Sunday, May 6, 2018 – 1:30-2:30 PM

Take this opportunity to touch each product from MustaeV, try it, talk to a group of your peers and take time to decide for yourself which product becomes one of your must have kit items and learn the features and benefits of each. Let MustaeV show you what they are all about and share their must have for the professional makeup kit.

Focus On: Stilazzi – Brielle Esper – FULL

Sunday, May 6, 2018 – 3:00-4:00 PM

Take this opportunity to touch each product from Stilazzi, try it, talk to a group of your peers and take time to decide for yourself which product becomes one of your must have kit items and learn the features and benefits of each. Let Stilazzi show you what they are all about and share their must have for the professional makeup kit.

Focus On: Mehron – Stephanie Koutikas & Megan Luman
Sunday, May 6, 2018 – 4:15-5:15 PM – FULL

Take this opportunity to touch each product from Mehron, try it, talk to a group of your peers and take time to decide for

yourself which product becomes one of your must have kit items and learn the features and benefits of each. Let Mehron show you what they are all about and share their must have for the professional makeup kit.



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.

Art School – From FX to editorial fashion, body painting and beyond this stage is an open, creative space where artists can show you work that breaks the rules or brings makeup artist to all new heights.

10:15 AM-11:15 PMAn Artist Needs Both. Carly Giglio for Stila
11:15 AM-12:15 PMHow To Achieve Gleaming Skin. Melanie Mills for Melanie Mills Hollywood
12:15 AM-1:15 PMGlitterology 101. Chainelle Molina for LIT Cosmetics
1:15 AM-2:15 PMTattoo Camouflage. Sheila McKenna for Kett Cosmetics @ MUSE Beauty Pro
2:15 PM-3:15 PM5 Steps to Glam. Kiani Love for Glamorous Chicks
3:15 PM-4:15 PMNaturally Flawless: Mastering The No-Makeup Skin. Angela Wilson for MustaeV
4:15 PM-5:15 PMBinnie Victoria for Wild Beaute

*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.