The Makeup Lesson
Regardless of whether she’s already hired a makeup artist, every bride could use a (very fun) dry run. Sarra, a full-service South Boston makeup studio, supplies a spacious, well-lit backdrop for an afternoon of makeup lessons. Groups settle into mod leather chairs as owner Lauren Genatossio gives one-on-one sessions under photo-studio lighting. She’ll do one side and let her pupil do the other, while offering up skin-specific tips and color schemes. Once the brushes are packed away, parties move to a lounge-y corner of the exposed-brick loft space, where a small kitchenette and bar can handle a catered lunch, afternoon tea, or self-serve refreshments. As a finishing touch, Genatossio sends everyone off with discounted products from her makeup line.
Set up an at-home makeover station with a rainbow of eyeshadows, contoured brushes, and lipsticks from the Beauty Mark in Beacon Hill. Lay everything out along with mirrors, add backlighting, and let guests spend the first half hour experimenting with new looks. As the party winds down, pack each woman’s best colors and brushes into personalized kits.
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