Besides hiding blemishes, makeup also highlights the wearer's positive attributes, such as soft, full lips and eyes that can spot a fish from a mile above. Nose-dive into beauty with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a 90-minute private makeup lesson at Dex New York (a $175 value).
Lauded by such celebrities as Tyra Banks, Carrie Underwood, and Rihanna, Dex New York beautifies countenances with makeup services ranging from an exclusive line of cosmetics to expert, one-on-one advice. For the 90-minute private lesson, clients bring their shining faces and any favorite lipstick, blush, or nose-hair curlers into Dex’s Upper East Side studio for a full assessment from a professional makeup artist. While demonstrating how to correctly apply each item, the mascara maestro makes recommendations to best match the skin’s color, tone, and type, taking stock of the client's current arsenal to assess which products work and which would be better off donated to a shirt collar. At the end of the session, charges leave with new, custom day and evening looks to add to their repertoire and a full color palette with which to recreate them in the future.
DEX New York
At DEX New York's private makeup studio, everyone gets the celebrity treatment. DEX's professional artists help create, interpret, and perfect new looks for clients during private makeup applications or lessons, whether they need an everyday look or are headed to a red-carpet affair; and since their clientele has included stars such as Rihanna, Alicia Keys, and Carrie Underwood, a red-carpet event isn't out of the question.
Dexter Phillip, a 20-year veteran in the fashion and beauty industry, created the DEX New York signature mineral-makeup line. Made with plant-derived extracts, the hypoallergenic, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free makeup aims to boost skin's regenerative properties and stimulate collagen production while providing wearers with runway- and street-inspired looks.
Makeup workshops and professional applications take place at DEX's studio, where clients can also stock up on matte-finish bronzers, cream eyeliners, lipstick, and other products from the DEX line. Plus, guests can visit the studio’s blog, which is regularly updated with helpful beauty know-how and pro tips.