Beauty is skin deep, hair high, and the rough circumference of one of Venus de Milo's famous bear hugs. Embrace beauty's scope with today's Groupon: for $50, you get the Beauty Boot Camp at Merle Norman Cosmetics (a $135 value) on St. James Street.
The trained staff at Merle Norman Cosmetics studio specializes in luring out faces' natural assets with an enticing line of cosmetics and sage beauty tips. The 90-minute beauty bonanza begins with a vitamin C–packed mini facial aiming to rinse away the ravages of winter's lingering carrot noses (a $45 value). Next, clients will be treated to a one-on-one or group makeup lesson that starts with skincare advice from Merle Norman's team of cosmetic crackerjacks and culminates in a makeover utilizing honeybee-enticing pastel hues from the makeup line’s latest spring collection(a $45 value). Participants are encouraged to haul in their current makeup collection to receive expert assistance cleaning out expired products or a poorly matched makeup shade, such as "tornado," to make room for fresher hues. Finally, every proud participant will take home a foundation handpicked to flawlessly complement each face's unique shade and skin type (a $45 value).
Beauty Camp at Merle Norman Cosmetics was featured in the Winnipeg Free Press:
- Armed with brushes, wands and sponges, staff will treat you to a personalized makeover that includes matching your skin type and tone with the right foundation. (Everyone's seen a beautiful woman with foundation a few shades darker than her complexion, and the result is always less flattering than the desired intention.) – Connie Tamoto