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NYC’s most celebrated beauty and fashion bloggers took center stage at the first-ever BeautyCon NYC, held at Chelsea Piers on May 24th this past weekend.

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“Up in da club, I mean car headed to @BeautyConTweets in NYC- who’s ready to get hugged #BeautyConNYC,” tweeted featured panelist Kandee Johnson on her way to the event, which was sponsored by Elle Magazine.

Thousands of lipgloss-popping fans stood in sprawling lines to nab an obligatory selfie with Internet personalities such as Carli Bybel of the Beauty Bybel, model Tanner Zagarino, and bloggers Alba Ramos, Dulce Candy, and MakeupByMandy24.

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The day also featured a pink carpet photo-op as well as a series of panelists who offered some encouraging words to aspiring beauty entrepreneurs. Among them was America’s Next Top Model’s Jay Manuel, Elle’s Creative Director Joe Zee, designer and reality star Whitney Port, and Brooklyn-based designers Coco & Breezy.

VIPs were treated to refreshments in their own private lounge, while DJ Kiss kept the wall-to-wall crowd on their spiked heels as songs by Iggy Azalea echoed over chatter of mascara and makeup palettes.

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Giveaways in the StyleHaul lounge and pamper stations compliments of Bare Minerals, Uberliss, and NYX Cosmetics added a touch of sparkle to an already beauty-filled event.

– Tracey Lewis
@traceylewis