It seems like The Makeup Show Chicago was just the other day… because it kind of was. The last show was in November 2016, and they were back this month for their 2017 show. The show felt slightly smaller than last years, and some big name brands were missing (NARS, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Kat Von D, where were you?) but I really liked the chill vibe this year.
New to the US brand, NOTE, was also at the show. They’ve recently become available on Ulta.com. They’re marketed as high quality but affordable. I’ll be reviewing a few products from them soon to see if they live up to the claims.
A fun new edition to the show this year is the Play Area. If you’ve been to a Makeup Show before you know how crazy and crowded it can get by the booths. So the Play Area was created to give you the opportunity to play around with products from all of the brands without the pressure, lines, and madness that happens near the booths.
No trip is complete without me trying a new fish taco. I’m basically going to rebrand my entire blog into a fish taco review because I cannot have enough! These beauts came from Big Star in Wicker Park. They featured beer battered tilapia, chipotle mayo, cabbage, red onion, and cilantro, so basically they were delicious. The margarita’s I had were also top tier as well. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ would recommend.
I lived in Chicago forever and I really don’t like Chicago style pizza but I stopped at Lou Malnati’s for lunch after The Makeup Show because it was in walking distance. I might’ve been really hungry but Chicago style pizza is better than I remember. I ate tons of other stuff I forgot to photograph because I’m greedy and a terrible food blogger… maybe I’ll just stick to beauty. 😂