Picture this: you’re investing in a day full of self-care, complete with a fitness class, a fresh manicure and a trip to a new lunch spot you’ve been dying to visit. Your responsibilities are on pause until further notice (it’s clearly the *perfect* day), so you decide to keep doin’ you. Our proposal? Sneak a mini makeover into the equation, like a quick 10-minute session at Sephora or a little lesson at NYX Professional Makeup. Ahead, find your guide to five complimentary makeup services you can test out for free.
Stop by your local Ulta Beauty location for a free complimentary makeup touch-up. This is your opportunity to try that new product you’ve been eyeing with help from a professional (our vote is a test of the new Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette). Pop in right before an event to add a finishing touch to your makeup look or to find out if you really should splurge on that new release — the answer is probably “yes.”
It’s about time you take advantage of the free mini makeovers that are available to you at Sephora. Simply head to the “Happening In Store” section on sephora.com to find out what mini services your local store is currently offering. You’ll be able to make an appointment for services like a free eye makeup look, professional eyelash application (with the purchase of a pair of lashes) and a long-wearing lip look to complement your features.
Stop into Nordstrom to receive a free in-store beauty service or to be paired with a beauty stylist. Before heading in, check out the store’s list of complimentary beauty services to see if there’s something you’re interested in. Many brands offer mini beauty treatments including everything from a cat-eye learning session with Lancôme to a ten-minute makeover with Giorgio Armani Beauty. For a more personalized service, request a Nordstrom Beauty Stylist to help you find products that meet your preferences and goals.
NYX Professional Makeup
If you’re in need of a few new makeup products, head to your local NYX Professional Makeup store to take advantage of the brand’s pro makeup lessons. When you spend $30 on products, you can choose a free makeup service, including lessons on contouring, highlighting, eyeshadow and more.
Similar to the Nordstrom Beauty Stylist experience, Bloomingdale’s also has their own version of the role. You can book an appointment with an associate at an in-store beauty counter (like YSL, Lancôme, Armani and more) for everything from a 30-minute skin-care consultation to a one-hour makeover. Appointments run all day, everyday, which means the excuses to treat yourself are endless.