When improperly applied, makeup can have a harsh and unsettling effect on its onlookers, much like Richard Nixon's portrayal of Hamlet. Go easy on the eyes with today's Groupon to Astute Artistry in Livonia. Choose from the following options:
- For $39, you get a partial eyelash fill (an $80 value).
- For $69, you get a full set of eyelash extensions (a $150 value).
- For $299, you get a six- to eight-hour, one-day makeup lesson (a $700 value).
- For $1,499, you get a 24- to 30-hour beginner-level professional makeup course (a $3,200 value).
The beauty mages at Astute Artistry bewitch eyes with high-end eyelash extensions and transform eager pupils into wizards of cosmetics. Nimble fingers supplement natural lashes during 30- to 45-minute extension sessions, artfully arranging fill fringe to create alluring cat eyes or installing a glamorous full set of semipermanent peeper shades to give wearers the confidence to park in Henry VIII's spot. During day lessons, exterior decorators sharpen skills in two or three cosmetic arts of their choice and experienced aestheticians help prettify each student's resumé and portfolio to flaunt highlights. Classes may be private or include other artists pursuing aptitude in areas such as airbrush makeup, body and face painting, and eyelash extensions.
Introductory professional training immerses students in makeup application techniques for eight weeks as preparation for a career in makeup artistry. Over a series of three-hour sessions, hands develop dexterity to paint a spectrum of looks ranging from natural to couture, while eyes learn to recognize subtle undertones and sycophantic magic mirrors. A professional photo shoot concludes classes by documenting progress and outfitting graduates with a portfolio of eye-catching images to complement a new resume. The school schedules dates for training upon enrollment, and dispenses all necessary supplies and grammatical conventions upon arrival at the charming, pink studio. This Groupon includes all registration, processing, and photography fees.
Lisa Rowe Glickoff's more than 20-year career is just as diverse as the pictures of fantasy, special effects, and beauty makeup in her portfolio. When she is not busy prepping faces for fashion, film, and high-profile events—such as dolling up celebs for the 2006 Academy Awards—the makeup-industry veteran spends time on the product side of the industry. In addition to serving as a beauty rep for brands such as Paula Dorf Cosmetics, she also has created Astute, her own line of makeup. But even with all of these accomplishments, the one that’s closest to her heart remains the founding of Astute Artistry, her makeup-training boutique and beauty studio. From within the 2,000 square foot space—decorated with modern Paris-themed decor—she teaches aspiring make-up artists how to create Hollywood-approved special effects and beauty makeup during hands-on classes that range from beginner level to advanced professional.
When not teaching others the tricks of the beauty trade, Lisa puts her aesthetician license and chic boutique to use by shaping brows with threading, enhancing eyes with lash extensions, and rejuvenating mature, teen, and dehydrated skin during facials. Lisa and her team also provide traditional makeup applications for brides and those attending special events.
Lisa is also committed to helping those in need, which is why she founded Astute Artistry II, a nonprofit makeup studio catering to women affected by skin and hair conditions, which was featured in Hour Detroit magazine.