The Makeup Show NYC 2018 Top 10 List

The Makeup Show is a magical event where makeup artists from New York City and beyond gather for two days of education, networking, and . . . shopping!


Every year for the last decade team Mario Badescu sets up shop and spends The Makeup Show days reuniting with our makeup artist friends, meeting new ones, and helping everyone who visits our booth choose the best products to use on their clients and themselves.

Want to know which MB products will be misted, dabbed, and patted onto celebrity skin backstage and in makeup trailers this year?

Here’s a list of our best-sellers from The Makeup Show NYC 2018:


10. Hyaluronic Eye Cream

Not only does this go-to eye cream formula moisturize without being heavy and smooth fine lines, it applies seamlessly onto skin creating the perfect canvas for concealer.


9. Buttermilk Moisturizer

This classic has endured for decades for good reason—the versatile formula provides a generous amount of moisture while being virtually weightless. Makeup artists love it for clients who don’t like when products feel heavy on the skin.

#MBSKINTIP: Don’t like the feeling of rich night creams? Add Buttermilk Moisturizer into your PM skin routine instead to get skin-softening moisture without the weight!


8. Summer Shine Body Lotion

You don’t have to limit highlight to your cheekbones. Shins, collarbones, and shoulders can pop, too! Just apply Summer Shine Body lotion like our favorite pros do!


7. Herbal Hydrating Serum

This oil-free gel hydrating serum is quite literally a drink of water for parched skin. Its track record for hydrating even the most temperamental complexions without causing breakouts make it a makeup kit must-have.


6. Vitamin C Serum

This little bottle of magic is one of our most requested by celebrity makeup artists and not because they are finishing their bottles quickly, no. It’s because clients love it so much that the artists end up giving them the bottle to take home.


5. Glycolic Acid Toner

This toner is a favorite because it helps to gently reveal glowing, clear skin without being harsh. The mild formula contains brightening Glycolic Acid and Grapefruit Extract and is gentle enough to be used twice daily.


4. Enzyme Cleansing Gel

One of our artist friends told us that there are two things that get her out of bed when she has an early call time: coffee and Enzyme Cleansing Gel. This non-foaming gel formula is suitable for virtually every skin type and is, capital R, Refreshing!


3. Drying Lotion

Ah, pimples. The great equalizer. Yes, even your favorite model, influencer, or celebrity gets them from time to time, and when they do, there will be hundreds of makeup artists armed with a fresh bottle of Drying Lotion from The Makeup Show.


2. Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea

True story: we took this mist to fashion week so that makeup artists could give it a try before it officially launched, and the clean refreshing scent was so lovely it lifted everyone’s mood—even the models running in late with makeup on from their last show.


1. Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater

You can’t go wrong with a classic—and neither did the hundreds of makeup artists who left this year’s Makeup Show with a bottle of this favorite. Whether it is used to wet brushes or sponges, boost moisture, hydrate the skin before a touch-up, or as a finishing step after an application this reliable kit staple is beloved by makeup artists and their notable clients alike.

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How many of these musts are in your skin stash?


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