Splurging on a professional makeup application can be a bit of a double-edged sword. The obvious upside: You walk away feeling like an uber-hottie, prepared to strike a pose at any given moment. But, when you wish to recreate the look on your own (because not everyone in L.A. has a glam squad at the ready), there’s a big problem-o. You wonder, how exactly did that makeup artist with magic hands and major skills pull it all off with aplomb, in just a few minutes?
So, if crafting a smoky eye is a struggle (without looking like you took a few punches), or if many of your products go untouched because of your not-so-high makeup IQ, bring your cosmetics case to Make Up For Ever’s Make Up Bag Remix Tour. These gurus of gorg will teach you how to properly use the makeup you already own, regardless of the brand. Schedule a 30-minute session to get some hands-on know-how and a fresh look, or pop in for a quickie touch-up. We’re all about giving our beauty routine a boost and adding more tricks to our makeup-application arsenal. Hot tip: It's best to book an appointment here before you book it to the mall!
When: Friday, February 1, 1 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, February 2, noon to 8 p.m.
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive (at West 3rd Street); 323-900-8080.
When: Sunday, February 3, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Westfield Topanga, 6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard (near Victory Boulevard); 818-594-8740.
Photo: Courtesy of Make Up For Ever