Ancient Egyptian priests invented the first permanent makeup, ensuring that Nefertiti's eyeliner wouldn't fade in the afterlife and sphinxes wouldn't get lipstick on their teeth. Get modern makeup that lasts with today's Groupon: for $249, you get one cosmetic tattooing session to fill in eyebrows (an $850 value) or line lips (an $825 value) or eyes (a $650 value) at Sandra Mendez Skin and Bodycare (up to an $850 value).
In 90- to 120-minute sessions, licensed cosmetologist and tattoo artist Sandra Mendez accents eyes, eyebrows, and lips with permanent makeup. Following a consultation, the skin specialist numbs the targeted area to help swap pain for the light buzzing sensation of the tattoo needle. Mendez carefully implants special cosmetic ink to fill in sparse eyebrows, darken the lash line, and enhance the lip, allowing makeup brushes to take up new careers in miniature landscape painting. Mendez frequently suggests follow-up visits, and may recommend a second session depending on the extent of tattooing needed.
Sandra Mendez Skin and Body Care
Every month, Sandra Mendez honors a survivor with a free tattoo. She picks one name from a collection of women who suffer from Parkinson’s or alopecia, or who’ve undergone a mastectomy due to breast cancer. The woman selected receives a complimentary cosmetic tattoo, performed by Mendez, a licensed cosmetologist, electrologist, and tattoo artist who has been featured in a number of magazines. Aside from permanent makeup and cosmetic tattoos, her services include custom and bamboo facials using products from Biologique Recherche and dermafile resurfacing, an alternative to microdermabrasion and sandpaper.
Manhattan, New York 10012