Alexandria, VA: Makeup
600 King Street 703-549-0005
Regular price: $90 for a 1-hour skincare consultation and makeup lesson
InStyle deal: $72
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Web Exclusive InStyle Best Beauty Buy Pick
Locals have long flocked to the Georgetown location of this beauty boutique for high-end, well-edited cosmetics and skin care winners. Its newest location, in quaint Old Town Alexandria, puts makeup application front and center: Guests sit right in front of the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking King Street for their makeovers, which feature primers, pencils, and palettes from brands like Nars, Laura Mercier, and Trish McEvoy. Our tester was wowed by a crazy-sexy evening look crafted with liquid liner. However, it was her makeup pro’s helpful advice on product swaps (a cream foundation to give better coverage than out tester’s mineral powder go-to; a neutral shadow swiped under the brow to subtly highlight, as opposed to her usual dose of shimmer) that really changed our reporter’s daily regimen.
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