Over 75 beauty brands and appearances from more than 30 keynote speakers and seminars are set to take over Bridgeport Art Center on June 9 and 10

CHICAGO, IL (May 2013) – The Makeup Show Chicago returns to the windy city and brings together top makeup artists and beauty brands on June 9th and 10th.   Over 75 beauty brands and more than 30 keynote speakers and seminars are set to take over Bridgeport Art Center with the LARGEST pro-driven beauty event in the world.  Amongst the brands in attendance include Diamond Sponsor MAKE UP FOR EVER, Platinum Sponsor Crown Brush and Temptu PRO, Silver Sponsor NARS, Supporting Sponsors Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, INGLOT Cosmetics, The Powder Group and On Makeup Magazine.  

The Makeup Show Chicago will also be bringing together some of the top icons, legends and leaders.  Below is a sneak peek of some you can expect to find on the main stage:

Celebrity Beauty for Every Client with Lori Taylor – With a clientele that includes Rosario Dawson, Paris Hilton and Taraji P. Henson, Global Pro Lead Artist for Smashbox Lori Taylor has done it all!   In this keynote, Lori shares her expertise with us and offers insight on how to take inspiration from today’s red carpets and runways, design modern makeup looks and choose the right product and application process to translate from your brides and the beautiful women you work with.

Making Up with Merrell Hollis -  Merrell has worked with some of the biggest names in music, film, and fashion including Wendy Williams, Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Faith Evans, Naomi Campbel and Kim Cattrall, to name a few.  In this keynote he will share his insight on what you can do to build your own career in the celebrity makeup field.

Building a Brand with Eve Pearl – Makeup Master, Brand Owner, Celebrity Artist, Educator and 5 time Emmy Award winner Eve Pearl has a made a name for herself as one of the best in the business.  In this keynote, Eve will share how she started EVE PEARL brand from the ground up and offer pros and cons of starting a makeup line.  If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own makeup brand this presentation is one you should not miss.

I’m With the Brand with James Boehmer – Sponsored by NARS CosmeticsFrom the faces of Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell, and Lydia Hearst (to name a few) to NARS Cosmetics Director of Global Artistry, James Boehmer has truly done it all.   James will share what has led him into a position designed to communicate the philosophies and ideas that Francois Nars bestowed on the company at its inception, and show some of the brands most signature looks.

Thinking Outside the Box with Sutan Amrull – Sutan Amrull is recognized by millions of fans as a favorite makeup artist and expert on America’s Next Top Model and his clients include famous faces of Tyra Banks, Paulina Porizkova, Twiggy, and Adam Lambert, not too mention was also Season 3 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race.  In this keynote, Sutan will shed light on his unique style and show us some of the secrets of his innovative and imaginative makeup application.

Making Your Mark in The Makeup Industry with Sian Richards - Sian Richards is an Internationally recognized, award winning artist, business owner of London Brush Company, beauty expert and mother.  She has touched the faces and careers of celebrities such as Halle Berry, Melanie Griffith, Naomi Watts and many more. In this keynote, Sian will share what every artist must do to make a name for themselves and shed some light on building your own beauty empire, as well as share some insight into her makeup and brush tips and techniques.

The Makeup Show Chicago will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 9am to 6pm and on Monday, June 10, 2013 from 9am to 5pm at Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th Street, Chicago. For a complete list of participating brands, educational speakers, schedule of events and prices, please visit

About The Makeup Show
The Makeup Show is owned and produced by Metropolitan Event & Production and travels internationally from 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.