NEW YORK, NY (May 2012) - The Makeup Show NYC presents rare appearances from today’s top celebrity makeup artists, icons, legends and leaders. Each year the show brings together the biggest names in the industry, and this year is no exception. These artists have worked with some of today’s top celebs and will step from behind the scenes to share their tips in an intimate setting. Beauty professionals will learn how to take their careers to the next level directly from these top artists:

Mastering The Beauty Business with Troy Jensen – Sunday, May 13, 10:00am – 11:30am
Known for his remarkably star-studded roster of celebrity clients, Troy Jensen is a one of a kind artist. You’ve seen his work on Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Gwyneth Paltrow and Katy Perry just to name a few. Troy Jensen’s accomplished work has been seen everywhere from the most notable red carpet looks, elaborate music videos, and editorial spreads. In this fascinating Keynote Troy will invite you in to his world where art and makeup go hand in hand and tell you what you need to do to construct and secure your own place in this ever changing industry. He will share insight into the importance of adaptability and show you clues to achieving longevity in a growing makeup market. This must see keynote seminar gives you access to the mind of a master and will change the way you think about makeup.

The Transformation of Makeup with Johnny Lavoy – Sunday, May 13, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Makeup artist and hair stylist Johnny Lavoy is one of the most sought after in the industry and his editorial andteaching credits span the globe. As the Artistic Director and founder of Moda-Rey Salon & Spa, Johnny began to make a name for himself for his flawless hair and makeup applications. In this Keynote, Johnny will demonstrate the techniques and makeup mastery that has made him a favorite of celebrities including Lady GaGa, Rosie Perez, Frieda Pinto, and Gayle King and led to his being featured on E Entertainment Television, The Style Channel, A&E Biography, The Learning Channel’s The Makeover Story, Discovery Channel,Ambush Makeover, and HBO. Listen as he shares his story about taking your career from your local salon to the international fashion and celebrity arena and lets you in on the secrets for success.

Making Up with Kristofer Buckle – Sunday, May 13, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Kristofer Buckle’s impeccable eye for strong bone structure with attention to individual style and innate glamour has consistently made him a popular name with Hollywood A-listers such as Charlize Theron, Demi Moore and RenĂ©e Zellweger. In this keynote, Kristofer gives insight into his career and the industry and helps you understand what has made him a go to artist for everyone from Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera to Mariah Carey. Learn why they turn to Kristofer to create their signature look for music videos and live events. Kristofer will also reveal his vast knowledge of makeup and light paired with his diverse awareness of history,which makes him irreplaceable when creating looks for today’s leading artists.

The Makeup Show NYC is held on Sunday, May 13, 2012 from 9am to 6pm and on Monday, May 14, 2012 from 9am to 5pm at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY. For a complete list of participating brands, educational speakers, schedule of events and prices, please visit

For members of the media, if you would like to attend the event, schedule an interview with makeup artists and brands, contact Melody O’Flaherty at (646) 669-9585 or

About The Makeup Show
The Makeup Show NYC will feature more than 60 top pro-focused brands, including: Diamond Sponsor Make Up For Ever, Platinum Sponsor Crown Brush and Temptu Pro, Silver Sponsor Stila, Supporting Sponsors Alcone, Make-Up Designory, Smashbox, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, and INGLOT Cosmetics, Other Sponsors The Powder Group, On Makeup Magazine, and HauteLook. In addition, over 60 pro-makeup industry companies including: MAC, Alcone, Senna, Kett Cosmetics, Embryolisse USA, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, Kevyn Aucoin, Armour Beauty,Cinema Secrets, to name a few.

The Makeup Show is owned and produced by Metropolitan Event & Production and travels internationallyfrom LA, NYC, Chicago, Europe, and Orlando. Bringing each destination over 60 beauty brands, and unique convergence of artists and community, where beauty professionals are sure to find an artistic energy that will inspire any beauty buff, from the passionate beginner to the seasoned professional. Each show offers an unparalleled lineup of education and appearances from top beauty professionals and focuses on career building and networking within the makeup community. The show provides a unique experience for the makeup professional to network directly from the best in the business.

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About Metropolitan Pavilion
The Makeup Show is produced by Metropolitan Pavilion Events & Productions. From the Chocolate Show andLingerie Americas, Metropolitan Pavilion has emerged as one of New York’s top event spaces. With a combination of unbridled flexibility and style, Metropolitan Pavilion is unrivaled as one of the city’s most versatile and reliable event spaces for gala benefits, corporate dinners, fashion shows, cocktail receptions, private wine tastings, product launches, art shows and media events. For more information, please visit


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