7 Must-Book Makeup Appointments in L.A.

After picking out that perfect Oscar-fête frock and tending to your tresses, it's easy to feel a little tuckered out, and phone it in when it comes to makeup. We've all been there, forced to hit the dreaded department-store counter, where a very painted lady cakes on the cosmetics, leaving you more tranny than glam-my.
So, instead of just vying for a great visage this awards season (and tearfully wiping away the wasted layers of product), follow our lead. We've found some stellar spots around town to help you look winsome and effortless for Mr. Oscar's approach. Click through our wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am makeup studios list and book an appointment now. And of course, you'll include us in that acceptance speech, right?
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Kick back and let the pros do their thing in the airy, modern space at Makeup and GO. Situated next to BUBBLE Blow Dry, it's perfect for bopping from makeup to hair, and out!

Makeup and GO!, 13038 San Vicente Boulevard (At South 26th Street); 310-451-6253.

Photo: Via Makeup and GO!
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When it comes to getting your makeup mastered in a flash, it's all about convenience. And Blushington couldn't have a more stellar setup. Located smack dab on Sunset Boulevard, and right next to Dry Bar — this place is your pre-show beauty headquarters. But don't stress if you're in a time crunch. They will also come to you. Um, amazing, much?

Blushington, 8591 Sunset Boulevard (Near Sunset Plaza Drive); 310-652-5874.

Photo: Via Blushington.
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One thing we love about Nine Zero One Salon? They offer up super-glam services we seriously fantasize about. You'll certainly shine in the klieg lights after these pros are finished with you. An added perk? They are hardcore braid enthusiasts (obviously, so are we). Wanna rock a seemingly impossible plait? Head to this salon, and you won't be disappointed. P.S. there's complimentary champy! You know where to find us!

Nine Zero One Salon, 901 Westbourne Drive (At Santa Monica Boulevard); 310-855-9099.

Photo: Nine Zero One Salon.
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Get a glistening movie-star makeover at Karen Scott Cosmetics. Not only is Karen handy with the beauty brushes, but she boasts her own line of posh products, and oh, she's a hip mama, too. She dishes out her musings on her popular blog ModernMom.

Karen Scott Cosmetics, 9911 Pico Boulevard, Suite 200 (Near Beverly Green Drive); 310-553-5126.

Photos: Via Karen Scott
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Don't just sit around and get your face primed. At Chroma Makeup Studio you can actually learn the tricks of the trade. Pop in for glamazon lessons, and walk away with a tote bag full of serums, foundations, brushes, and lippies.

Chroma Makeup Studio, 9605 S. Santa Monica Boulevard (at North Camden Drive); 310-274-2155.

Photo: Via Chroma Makeup Studio.
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Look and feel great with Makeup Mandy, which donates a percentage of its profits to local L.A. charities — Big Sisters of Greater L.A. and the Inland Empire and Prototypes Hollywood. Aside from the admirable efforts, you will also find terrific, star-worthy services. From LashX Mink Eyelash Extensions to airbrush makeup, this is a must-hit makeup haven.

Makeup Mandy, 8441 Melrose Avenue (at North Croft Avenue); 310-858-1970.

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Soak in the amazing interior at Style Bar Beverly Hills (designed by Kevin Lee), while scoring sweet pre-award show deals. Ahem, a mani/pedi combo for $15 or a full body for $30? It's beyond!

Style Bar Beverly Hills, 136 South Beverly Drive (Between Wilshire and Charleville Boulevards); 310-858-2400.

Photo: Via Style Bar Beverly Hills.

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