Fashion's Night Out's Best Beauty Parties

There's a lot to love about Fashion's Night Out this year. Come September 10, you'll spend hours hopping from store to store with champers flowing, tons o' celebs, and deals everywhere you look. And while there are some stops that are de rigueur (like our party at DvF, duh!), if you're a makeup junkie clear some space in your rigorous FNO schedule for some beauty-inspired soireés offering giveaway, hair treatments, and makeup prepping to the max. So, whether you're in midtown, downtown, or just making the rounds, these events will leave you looking beautiful.
Here's 7 parties to get the ultimate beauty fix come FNO:
1. L'Oreal—L'Oreal's Elnett Car will be cruising around Fashion Week and Lincoln Center from September 7-14 with the L'Oreal Paris Pro Team giving out free Elnett samples and touch-ups. On FNO, they'll be parked downtown near H&M in SoHo. To find the exact location, follow hair consultant Johnny Lavoy on Twitter (@JohnnyLavoy). He'll be tweeting the Elnett-mobile's whereabouts and, if you check in via FourSquare at the car, you can enter to win a year supply of the cult classic hairspray.
2. Cynthia Rowley—Wella professional stylists will be at the designer's West Village boutique all night re-creating the runway gone-wild hair from Rowley's fall 2010 show—crimped jewel-tone extensions popped into a sexy, crimped ponytail.
Event, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cynthia Rowley, 376 Bleecker Street (between Perry and Charles streets); 212-242-3803.
3. C.O. Bigelow—Need a cheesy pop-culture fix to temper momentary fashion overload? Swing by C.O. Bigelow Apothecary to meet Jersey Shore's Vinny Guadagnino and get his top Guido grooming tips. Make sure to get a polish change by a Barielle manicurist, pick up a sample of Rilastil's new eye cream, and score a Soap & Paper shea butter soap (with any purchase) before you say ciao.
Event, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Vinny Guadagnino appearance, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. C.O. Bigelow Apothecary, 414 6th Avenue (between Greenwich Avenue and Waverly Place); 212-533-2700.
4. Sephora 5th Avenue—Josie Maran will host an in-store photo-shoot, giving tips on posing for the camera complete with mini-makeovers, plus the first 100 customers who make a purchase will get Maran's limited-edition Argan Oil Color Stick in Cherry Popsicle.
Event, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sephora, 597 5th Avenue (between West 48th and West 49th streets); 212-980-6534.
5. Sephora SoHo—Swing by the SoHo Sephora to meet Gwen Stefani, sample her new Harajuku Lover's scent, Wicked Style, and get makeup and hair touch-ups by Make Up For Ever and T3.
Event, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sephora SoHo, 555 Broadway (at West Houston Street); 212-625-1309. 6 to 10 p.m.
6. Sephora Times Square—DJ Alexandra Richards will spin in celebration of YSL's Rouge Flame lipstick for Sephora. Get makeup touch-ups by a YSL makeup artist and enter to win a pair of YSL Tribute Too Red shoes worth $795.
Event, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sephora Times Square, 1500 Broadway (at West 44th Street); 212-944-6789.
7. Maybelline—Stop by the Meatpacking District for Maybelline's free mini-makeovers! Plus, Erin Wasson, Jessica White, and Lisalla Montenegro will be on hand to judge a Sensational Strut catwalk contest with beats by DJs Charlotte Kemp Muehl and Sean Lennon— the winner gets a year's supply of Maybelline products. The first 50 guests will get a limited-edition makeup bag designed by Michael Angel that will be filled with Maybelline makeup.
Event, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Maybelline FNO Event, 9th Avenue (at 13th Street).
Dying to get your hands on Michael Angel's cosmic-inspired makeup bag but can't make it to FNO? Just comment on our Facebook page about your favorite sci-fi fashion icon (It's a tough call, but Daryl Hannah's makeup in Blade Runner is stellar) and the top 50 out-of-this-world comments win the Maybelline-filled makeup bag.

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