As its last stop for 2018, The Makeup Show concluded its grand tour in America ’s epicenter of glamour, Los Angeles.  Professional artists, influencers, and press mingled with attendees to shop, learn about new trends, watch tutorials, and attend seminars and symposiums with the best and brightest in the industry.  Shoppers perused over 85 brands for exclusive deals and get up close and personal with celebrity makeup artists including Pati Dubroff, Damone Roberts, Jordan Liberty and more.

Every year reveals some of the hottest trends, and this year the spotlight shined on flawless skin and multi-tasking products along with perfect brows and luxurious lashes.

If you missed this year’s show, have no fear, here are our Top Picks from The Makeup Show 2018.

Veil Cosmetics Automatte Mattifying Base & Touch-Up

Don’t let the name fool you.  Automatte is a multi-tasking hero fall all skin types.  A velvety balm enriched with vitamins and brightening properties for use as an under makeup base or setting powder substitute. Either way, the result is silky smooth and impeccable skin that feels comfortable and never cakey.

Hourglass Veil™ Retouching Fluid

Another multi-tasking must have, the easy to apply serum-like formula revives, illuminates, and refreshes the complexion anywhere and anytime you need it.  Great for under eyes or retouching makeup throughout the day.  Enriched with hyaluronic acid and grapefruit extract.

Benefit Bad Gal BANG Volumzing Mascara

The original bad gal gets bigger and BADDER with massive volume and a custom Slimpact brush.  Lashes get bigger by the layer and maintain their gravity-defying badness for up to 36 hours.

Clarins Water Lip Stain

Kiss proof, fade proof and foolproof.  Packed with pigment and plant extracts, this hydrating stain lets you build color that can go from sweet to smoldering in seconds.

Pacifica Rainbow Crystals Liquid Mineral Strobe

You don’t need to be from the Left Coast to appreciate Pacifica’s new age style. Vegan and cruelty-free, this multi-use highlighter lets you put that Aquarian glow anywhere you like with the flip of a magic wand.

Rodial Soft Focus Glow Booster Drops

Part of the Booster Collection, Glow Drops is a unique makeup/skincare liquid hybrid.  Use as an illuminating makeup primer or wear alone for a luminous, dewy glow.  Antioxidants provide skin benefits while the rosy color blurs imperfections and evens tone.

Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Tis the season to sparkle! Light up winter nights with the right touch of pearly shimmer. Glides on seamlessly yet stays put long after the after-party.  Available in 13 starry-eyed shades.

Skindinavia® Post-Makeup Recovery Spray

Another makeup and skincare fusion that sets makeup while it enhances skin with age-fighting vitamins and calming extracts that fight blemishes.  Spray immediately after makeup application or midday for a healthy glow.   A pro and influencer fave.

Kristofer Buckle Triplicity® Foundation Stick

This 3-in-1 foundation preps skin, provides buildable coverage and has a soft focus effect. Triplicity® glides on effortlessly, covering imperfections while it helps lessen the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores.

Purlisse Watermelon Energizing Aqua Balm


An oil-free gel cream that instantly energizes, refreshes and soothes skin while providing hydration and botanical antioxidants in a lightweight formula.