Glamsquad House Calls Blowouts Makeup at Home Services
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Great news for bridesmaids all over N.Y.C.: You no longer have to cringe through a “free” makeup counter makeover (and purchase the obligatory orchid lipstick that matches your dyed satin shoes) in order to get your wedding face on. The blow-dry-on-demand app Glamsquad is adding $75 makeup applications to their menu of services (note to primping nubies: that’s about half the cost of the typical makeup artist for hire). Click over to glamsquad.com to check out the seven looks they offer: the Icon, the Siren, the Vamp, the Bronzed Beauty, the Dreamer, the Exec and the Flirt.

Being that it’s summer (and my complexion still looks like the underbelly of a pollywog), I decided to try the “Bronzed Beauty.” Full disclosure: I get my makeup done fairly regularly for TV so I am used to working with pros.

With her clean, natural makeup and impeccably groomed brows, Alix, my artist, seemed promising. After setting up her gear, she went to work: contouring, bronzing, highlighting. “I’m giving you what I call the J. Lo eye,” she said, delicately feathering an array of bronzy shades over my lids. “It’s smokey but not black.” After beefing up my anemic brows with a pencil, she stepped back to inspect her work. “What do you think?” she asked expectantly. “I can adjust it however you want.” We warmed up the lip with a bit of peach gloss and then—after she’d  packed up her gear and left—I wiped about 10 percent of the makeup off with a tissue. And you know what? After that, it was perfect.

Bottom line: The “bronzed beauty” was a tad bit heavy for my taste. But if you want to get your makeup professionally done in the New York area, the price can’t be beat.

Plus, check out the best sunglasses and lipstick combos for summer in our gallery!