By Su Laing-Chronicle Stones.

For the first time ever The Makeup Show landed in Orlando! I was thrilled to experience one of the largest beauty industry tradeshows in the country.

Our hosts James Vincent, Orlando Santiago and team out together and attention getting collection of classes, lectures and display booths from some of the most well known and need to be known companies in the business including, Makeup For Ever, Smashbox Cosmetics and Inglot.  Keynotes included “A Career in Makeup” with AJ Crimson and lectures hit hot topics like “Beauty and the Blog” which included my dear beauty bloggers, Let Them Have Polish, Clumps of Mascara and

There were product showcases by every brand. It felt like Moroccan bazaar of cosmetic hawkers! I was particularly taken b the gorgeous color pallets from Inglot and the 3d eye shadows from my new beauty Guru, Ofra Pro.

When speaking with James Vincent he stated that the TMS team works hard to tailor each show to the needs and resources of the area they are in. So a resounding round of applause for a job more than well done Mr. Vincent!

The show brought out many FL based companies and small businesses like Ofra Pro Cosmetics., and Loladé Cosmetics and women owned businesses like Magnolia Makeup and our friend Cult Nails.

The show is for industry pros and students alike and the vibe was electric. . I was educated about product, technique and business. I met students, pros and press.There were so many men and women in one space exuding such passion and love for their chosen industry. I was caught up in their fervor.

I have even more love and respect for those who help make us more beautiful, outside and in, and I’ll be bringing you more from the show including product reviews and pro interviews!