Our Favorite Products from BeautyCon NYC 2016

Over the weekend, Celeb Secrets had the opportunity to attend BeautyCon NYC and it was every beauty-obsessed person’s dream!

Held at Pier36 in New York City, the event featured beauty panels, makeup tutorials, chatrooms, and meet-ups with some of the most influential online personalities (content creators) in the world.

“Once again our content creators have helped give this young generation an IRL (in real life) experience like no other,” said Moj Mahdara, CEO of Beautycon Media. “Even though the world is increasingly digital, there is nothing like the community of a Beautycon Festival. Our audience is incredibly diverse and see beauty as an expression of creativity and power, rather than something they’re doing to conceal or make themselves feel better. It’s inspiring to be in this room each year.”


After we talked to our favorite beauty gurus on the pink carpet, we checked out all of the vendors, booths, and activities BeautyCon NYC had to offer! Major beauty distributors such as QVC, L’Oreal, Maybelline, and Redken spoiled us with a (literal) suitcase full of goodies. After sorting through everything, we comprised a list of our favorite products, which you can check out below!

For more information on BeautyCon NYC, make sure to visit their website at


Photo: Tangle Teezer

One product that we picked up (and absolutely love) is Tangle Teezer!

Based and made in Great Britain, Tangle Teezer is a professional detangling hairbrush made for wet and dry hair. Tangle Teezer is a lifesaver for any girl, as it has the following traits:

  • innovative teeth configuration for dual action, effortlessly detangling
  • memory flex technology, gentle and ideal on wet and dry hair
  • innovative design delivers painless and optimum detangling results
  • ergonomically designed for a palm friendly non-slip fit

For more information, visit

Photo: Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture

Our time with Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture was one of our most “hands on” experience we had at BeautyCon NYC this weekend.

QVC’s newest addition to their beauty family, Madame C.J. Walker Beauty Culture celebrates the beauty of every woman. Their performance-driven hair care solutions harness the highest quality natural ingredients to empower every woman to lok and feel their best — their way.

At BeautyCon NYC, the brand was showing off their Wonderful Deep Conditioning Masque, which envelopes dry, damaged or color-treated hair in luxuriously-rich moisture. The representatives at Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture handed us our own plain masque. We were then allowed to choose one of three oils to mix in our mask that would best fit our hair type to make it rich in moisture and feeling great!

The three oils were as follows:

Photo: Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture


Brassica Seed Oil smooths, silkens, and moisturizes while adding incredible shine, subtly scented with a blend of spun sugar and notes of red velvet cream.

Photo: Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture


Coconut oil maintains curl definition and adds healthy shine, subtly scented with a medley of woods, coconut and notes of sweet vanilla.

Photo: Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture


Jamaican Black Castor oil hydrates dry curls and scalp, subtly scented with light notes of amber and warm musk.

For more information on Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture, visit their website at and make sure to catch them on-air on QVC very soon!

Another brand we picked up in the QVC booth was NUDESTIX. The brand believes a nude look is a perfect fit for any face, hence why their makeup is in all nude tones.

We received three products from NUDESTIX. Check them out below!



NUDESTIX‘s lip and cheek pencil is a long-lasting, multitasking pencil that delivers natural-looking coverage and ultra-creamy, soft color and liner for cheeks and lips. Founders Ally and Taylor suggest using the pencil with lip gloss, lipstick, or lip stain.

TIP: Apply lip gloss to the center of the top and bottom of your lips, or wear it over a lip stain or lipstick for more intense color.

To purchase on QVC, click here.



NUDESTIX‘s Magnetic Eye Color pencil is an uber-long-wearing eye shadow pencil that highlights, precisely lines, and primes lids for intense, all-day color. Fun and sassy, the touch-and-go stick provides a quick, easy nude look.

HOW TO USE: Color entire lid with Magnetic Eye Color as a primer or base. Draw along the eye crease with a deeper shade (sold separately). With fingers or a brush, smudge to soften the look. Draw a line on the upper, lower, or inner eye with the darker color. Again, smudge to soften.

To purchase on QVC, click here.



NUDESTIX‘s Intense Matte Color Lip and Cheek Pencil is kiss-proof, non-feathering, and both matte and creamy. Intense pigment load and color provides maximum smooth coverage. Fun and sassy, these touch-and-go makeup sticks are so easy to love.

HOW TO USE: Outline, then fill in the full lip. Smack lips together. Lightly swipe color on the apples of your cheeks and blend outward with your fingers.

To purchase on QVC, click here.

Photo: philosophy


We are regular users of philosophy and absolutely love how their products make our skin and hair look and feel healthy. We were SO EXCITED that the beauty brand gave us their signature shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath in a full size (omg) container because that’s how good it is!

According to the brand, science suggests that smelling a food can reduce our cravings for that food—philosophy believes this is a diet any shower junkie can follow. This creamy, dreamy shampoo, bath, and shower gel in lemon custard is packed with moisturizing agents that smooth and condition the skin and hair, while gentle cleansing agents remove excess oils and impurities.

For more information, visit You can also purchase their products on QVC, one of nations most-respected home shopping channels.

Photo: Laura Geller
Photo: Laura Geller

The place to be was QVC! Another product that we snagged from their booth was Laura Geller‘s Baked Monochromatic Blush in “Maui.”

The Baked Monochromatic Blush is a sateen, silky-smooth formula blends easily for a natural-looking glow.

HOW TO USE: Using a blush brush, apply powder on the apples of your cheeks, sweeping up toward the hairline for a healthy, natural-looking finish.

To purchase on QVC, click here.

Photo: Mally Beauty
Photo: Mally Beauty


We love that more people are becoming aware of Mally Beauty! About 8 years ago, our editor Juliet started wearing makeup and the first brand she ever used was Mally Beauty. Mally’s mascara does absolute WONDERS to your lashes and can save you a lot of cash if you’re looking for false or lash extensions.

Mally More is More Mascara Duo gives you truly lush lashes that look larger than life! Mally’s specially designed brush and this innovative formula work together to achieve the lushest, fullest-looking, most dramatic lashes yet!

HOW TO USE: Starting at the roots, gently wiggle the brush while extending to the lash tips to create instant volume. Next, turn the brush vertically to use the ingenious little bristles at the tip to lengthen and separate lashes.

To purchase on QVC, click here.

Photo: Soap & Glory
Photo: Soap & Glory

I think we may have found our new favorite lip gloss (maybe we can use this with our NUDSTIX lip pencil?)!

Soap & Glory was another vendor at BeautyCon NYC this weekend and they were giving out their Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump Lip Gloss. We happened to snag one in their “Pinkwell” shade, which will give our lips a pop of pink.

Ultra-shiny, smoothing, and hydrating, Soap & Glory‘s Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump XXL Lip Plumping Gloss features Lipswell Natural Flower Oil Infusion and glassy-shine technology. The extreme volume moisture gloss formula has also been injected with 3XL-Peptide Plump complex to give an ‘autoplump’ built-in cushioning effect. Lips are left lustrous, moisturized, and looking perfectly plumped!

Precautions: As lips boost, it’s likely you’ll notice a bit of a buzz. This is normal. Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump XXL activates on contact.

Purchase Soap & Glory‘s Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump XXL Lip Plumping Gloss on UTLA Beauty here.

Photo: Vita Liberata
Photo: Vita Liberata Luxury Tan

If you’re that type of person that wants a bronze glow but doesn’t have time to sit in the sun, Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Lotion (Medium) is currently mine and about to be your new best friend.

Vita Liberata is a pHenomenal hydrating tanning lotion with pHenO2 Technology provides a long-lasting, natural-looking tan result for your face and body. The tan develops over four to eight hours and lasts up to two to three weeks. It’s even great for tan novices, as it has a guide color so you can see exactly where you’re applying.

HOW TO USE: Exfoliate, but do not moisturize or use moisturizing shower cream prior to tanning. Use a tanning mitt and apply to skin in elongated circular movements. Allow at least six to eight hours before showering off with water. Replicate this process two more times for the longest lasting tan result. Gently wipe elbows, knuckles, knees, and ankles with a damp cloth following application, and only apply a minimal amount of product to the backs of the hands and tops of the feet.

To purchase on QVC, click here.

Other hair products you MUST check out! Redken was giving away three products at their booth during BeautyCon NYC. 

Photo: Redken
Photo: Redken


Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Treatment Primer is a multi-purpose cream primer that helps reduce drying time while leaving hair feeling nourished and prepping it for a smooth looking blow-dry.


  • Reduces blow-dry time
  • Protects from heat up to 450 degrees
  • 3x stronger and healthier hair
  • Anti-breakage
  • Boosts the benefits from styling products
  • Lightweight
  • Hydrates & nourishes
  • All hair types – ideal for dry, thick or coarse hair

HOW TO USE: Apply to damp hair, comb through.

You can purchase Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Treatment Primer on Ulta Beauty here.

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SHAMPOO: Redken’s Diamond Oil Shampoo is oil enriched care for dull/damaged hair. Rich, nourishing foam gently cleanses, helps strengthen strands to help prevent breakage, and provides durable shine that lasts until the next shampoo.

CONDITIONER: Replenishing oils infuse hair with moisture and protects hair from breakage. Instantly detangles and improves manageability. Redken Diamond Oil Conditioner restores sparkling, multi-faceted shine.

Purchase the shampoo here and the conditioner here on Ulta Beauty.

Photo: Redken
Photo: Redken


Redken Control Addict Extra High-Hold Hairspray is a strong hold hair spray for 24 hour control against humidity without residue or flaking. This anti humidity hair spray has ultimate brushability and flexibility, allowing to easily change styles.


  • Redken’s highest control hairspray
  • 24-hour control and humidity resistance
  • Ultimate brushability
  • No flaking and no visible residue
  • Advanced fast-drying formula
  • Spray-Strong Complex

HOW TO USE: Hold 8-12 inches away and mist on dry hair. Layer for added hold. Use with your customized styling regiment.

You can purchase Redken Control Addict Extra High-Hold Hairspray on Ulta Beauty here.

In addition, Redken had four hair stylists on site to style anyone’s hair! Check out the infinity braid they did on me below.


Photo: L'Oréal
Photo: L’Oréal

Our favorite product from the L’Oréal booth at BeautyCon NYC was their Voluminous Noir Liner in “300 Blackest Black.” The liquid liner is supposed to help create the classic cat-eye look that everyone looks to achieve!


  • Create mesmerizing feline looks with the ultra-fine tip for sleek and easy application
  • Unique packaging shape provides added control and precision
  • To complete the total Feline look, discover the Voluminous Feline Noir Mascara

HOW TO USE: Starting at the inner corner of the eye, draw a thin line along the lash line. At the middle of the eye, start to thicken the line. Extend past outer corner of eye and flick upward toward eyebrow. For a more intense cat eye look, extend line downward from the inner corner of the eye. For best results, store product horizontally.

PRECAUTIONS: Eye cosmetics in a scratched, infected or irritated eye and scratches from cosmetic eye applicators can lead to eye damage, and in extreme cases, even blindness. If your eye is scratched, stop using all eye cosmetics and go to an ophthalmologist immediately. Never apply this product in a moving vehicle.

Purchase Voluminous Noir Liner in “300 Blackest Black” from Ulta Beauty here.



  • Juliet Schroder

    Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, watching sports and exploring the latest fashion trends. Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, watching sports and…

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