At the beginning of month our full time makeup students along with their tutors Niamh Martin, Gemma Faus and Val Ward assented upon Alexander Place for this years International Makeup Trade Show.   A must for trained makeup artists with all the best products and brands exhibiting.  Here Niamh Martin picks her favourites:

Mac Pro - Always a point of interest as we dont' have a Pro store in Ireland so this is the only time we can avail of these products.  The students loved this stand and I think nearly everyone  bought at least one thing from Mac Pro.

Illamasqua - A beautiful theatrical range lead by infamous makeup artiist Alex Box.  This stand was so popular and was busy all day long as everything was reduced to £5.  Bargain.  Think we overspent here just a small bit??!!

Stageline - These guys range from Beauty cosmetics, to theatrical and Special Effects.  Their stand was huge and a few of us picked up  large bottles of water based paints which can be used to bodypaint to create theatrical or fantasy makeup looks or can be used to airbrush.  The bottles were 60ml aned only cost £7!!!  Amazing.

Royal & Langnickel - We've used these brushes at the college for a while and we just love them but the variety they displayed at the show was spectacular and took a good while to get around.  Not one person came back without a Royal & Langnickel brush.