Written By: Brian Lamont
Beautycon Festival NYC 2019
This year, Beautycon Festival NYC celebrated its 5 year Anniversary with over thousands of influencers, makeup artists, talent, fans, content creators, and cultural enthusiasts gathered in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Beautycon festivals have taken place all over the world including Los Angeles, New York, London, Dubai, and Dallas.
We covered the events and seen many takeover the pink carpet both Saturday and Sunday. Notable attendees were: Cardi B, Aaliyah Jay, Rick Ross, Tokyo Stylez, Charlamagne Tha God, Supa Cent, Lala Milan, Regina Hall, Issa Rae, and more. Attendees expressed their sense of personality through vibrant colored makeup and bedazzled in top fashions. In addition, there were many brands including: Dove, Fashion Nova, Patchology, Taliah Waajid, Shea Moisture, Zandra Beauty, and many more.
Beautycon was way more than just the glits and glamour, there were many interactive breakout sessions and informative panels throughout the day. On the Black Girl Magic on the Big Screen panel, Issa Rae says:
There have been moments when I haven’t been able to express myself because the environment will label me as the angry black woman. I love working with strong black women and assertive black woman and its coming from a place of I know what I want and I’m going to communicate that”.
Don’t just let us tell the story, experience it yourself.
(images: Getty Images for Beautycon)