If frequenting blow out bars is your thing, you'll love this. Last week I paid a visit to Rouge New York, which has the same concept as a blow out bar, affordable and quick services, but for your face. Yes, makeup services. These types of makeup salons are beginning to pop up in NYC, which means it's only a matter of time until they expand. I chatted with Salon Owner, Rebecca Perkins, (who's a film and TV makeup artist), on her must-have products from set to the salon.
Roxanne Rizzo Bronze Glow - I discovered this instant tanner in 2009 when I met makeup artist, Roxanne Rizzo on the set of Ugly Betty (see post). I was so impressed by it, that I featured it in my E! Emmy Red Carpet segment that year. I haven't seen it since, but Rouge NY uses it! It's an instant bronzer that you can layer. My makeup artist set my makeup with it.
Amazing Cosmetics Concealers - Since they offer 20 shades, these are Rebecca's go-to on set and naturally, they work well in the salon. Makeup artists mix them to find the perfect shade for their clients.
L'Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara - Rebecca always uses waterproof mascara because as she explained, "the consistency is wetter." Out of all waterproof mascaras, she feels her makeup artists can really build with this one.
The salon has six chairs, with a staff of twelve full time makeup artists. Prices vary, but a 'Total Polish,' (which is a full face) is $75 and house calls (yes, they'll come to you!) are $125. I was impressed by the way my makeup came out and love the concept, so I ended up booking my bridesmaids there for my wedding.
Rouge New York is located at 130 Thompson St., NYC 10012.