Survival Guide to The Makeup Show Dallas 2015

Attending The Makeup Show can be an overwhelming experience for a first timer.

So with the help of many of my MUA friends we have come up with suggestions to make this a memorable event.

What To Wear..
No you don’t have to wear all black, have fun.
TMS is not the place for those cute killer 4 inch heels. image
Comfort is the name of the game so break out your fanciest tennies.
Remember you’re going to be doing a lot of walkingwear shoes that are going to be comfortableso you don’t miss a moment.
Last  year I saw so many young girls show up wearing the cutest heels,
but had to leave early hobbling out holding their shoes in their hands.
Don’t be that girl.




Here are the top 3 prioritys for each day in order


James Vincent

Mind blowing education is available all day. 

The Keynote & Business Forum

This has become a must for the attendees who want to learn the tips, tricks and techniques to advance their own artistry and careers.

Main Floor Seminars
Enjoy seminars by the industries best. From Spring Trend and Bridal to Airbrush and FX, the Main Floor Seminars will provide a great selection of events, designed to inspire and inform. Presented by some of the biggest players in the business, these complimentary events are seated on a first-come first-served basis and do not require registration and are included in admission to The Makeup Show.

Career Focus Seminars

Brand New Career Focus seminar series will featuring industry leaders known for their honest advice and valuable insight. Geared to help you navigate the ins and outs of the industry, and understand industry standards. These talks will help you pin point what you can do to be even more successful.

Career Building Price: $20 each session.

Hands On Workshops 
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.


Please do  research all the speakers, note what they look like and make sure to look up their IMDB
Don’t  be afraid to go up to them and say “hi I love your work can I have my picture with you”.
Ask them questions.
Take plenty of business cards to exchange with your new friends.
Make sure to add yourself to the Facebook group Texas Makeup Artist Community 




imageProducts For Your Kit 

Your going to find the most popular products in the industry , and all the new must haves every professional artist needs for their kit. Here is the key to making sure you stay in your budget and better yet know how to budget.  Go to the vender section and make a list in advance of the booths you most want to check out. Go to their web sites check out products and make a list of what you really need  have a plan of attack

You’re going to have lots of small packages and bags so it’s sometimes a good idea to take one backpack or a large bag to put them into. Be mindful of the fact the last 30 minutes of the show on Sunday if you leave for any reason even bathroom they won’t let you come back in.  Don’t wait until the very last minute because you may miss that purchase that you really wanted.

Spend your first few hours going to education talks  and testing everything at every booth.  Watch and ask questions, talk to others,  ask their opinion.

Or you can do what Matt Frends of Frends Beauty suggests and sell out his booth first, and then he will carry all you packages, part the crowds, and be your cabana boy all day.





Stop by Coffee’s Post for your favorite Starbucks brew and a pastry, sandwich, salad or some fresh fruit to go. In addition, they offer juices, bottled water, sodas, and other quick snacks.
Open 24 Hours
Expect long lines so go early or late

Tacos, quesadillas, salads, sandwiches, and burgers, price range average $8 to $14. Specialty cocktails , Big Screen TVs and a pool table.
Hours: Saturday and Sunday Noon to 2AM
You can make reservations for a group, and what better way to sit down and relax with new or old friends

Chic lounge area found in Cloud Nine Café on the newly re-opened GeO-Deck. Upscale salads, sandwiches and deserts.
hours of operation
Monday – Thursday 11 AM 3PM
Friday – Saturday 11 AM 4PM
Located one level above the Reunion Tower GeO-Deck



This is often overlooked but so important, please not prices for parking below and add that to your budget.

Self parking in the outdoor Radish Lot is conveniently located on the north end of the hotel at the intersection of Hotel Street and Reunion Boulevard West.


In and out privileges for overnight guests only.

Radish Lot:
0-4 Hours – $9.00 (tax inclusive)
4-8 Hours – $13.00 (tax inclusive)
8+ Hours $19.00 (tax inclusive)

0-4 Hours – $6.00 (tax inclusive)
4-8 Hours – $13.00 (tax inclusive)
8+ Hours $19.00 (tax inclusive)

Most of all HAVE FUN YALL














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