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You've had that save-the-date, b-day invite, or prom ticket stuck to your fridge for ages now. And while you probably (hopefully!) have your dress on order, your shoes in the closet, and your date all figured out, you might not think about getting your face on until a few hours before you're ready to head out the door. But because we don't want you to have any last-minute freak-outs trying to conceal a blemish (how do they always crop up right before a night out?), applying eyeliner neatly, or deciding between nude and bright lips, we're giving you the lowdown on the nine top spots to have your makeup done in NYC. From the best salons for your budget and the most splurge-worthy artists to the awesome freebies you can snag and the products you should scope, we've got all the intel you need. So, consider this your ultimate cheat sheet to looking like a supermodel in a snap. Oh, and that corsage? Seriously, leave it at home.
Planning a fancy night out? Book an appointment to get your makeup done at one of these awesome NYC makeup studios.
Photo: Courtesy of Wonderland Beauty Salon