Location: Brooklyn Heights, New York
Company: Face Time Beauty Concierge
What is your aesthetic? Pretty, relaxed, and feminine. I love marrying old and new; the juxtaposition of modern and vintage is romantic and glamorous. I am really into the “beach house” feel right now…both my home and my studio resemble that.
How does your style convey your professional aesthetic? I want our studio to feel like home for everyone who walks in. Hospitality and friendliness are part of the whole experience at Face Time Beauty Concierge. A comfortable, relaxed luxurious atmosphere in our studio symbolizes how we envision the primping part of the wedding day for each bride.
Favorite part of your studio? The garden. When living in NYC, it’s not everyday that you can get your makeup and hair done in a pretty outdoor space…while sipping a mimosa! On quiet days, we work on our laptops under the sun (when it’s not snowing!).
Where do you go for inspiration? Walking the Via’s of Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue, and feeling the vibe of it’s glamorous charm and peacefulness, always inspires me. I also draw inspiration from other people’s studios and workplaces. For example, everytime I visit my friend Ariane at her charming twobirds Bridesmaid studio, I always leave with a fresh take on life and a kick in my heals. Something about the experience there makes me happy…
What tools do you use in your business that you cannot live without? First and foremost: An immediate glass of champagne for everyone who walks in our door (over 21)…An amazing Nikon D90 camera to take pictures of the bride during a trial…it gives us an idea of what the makeup and hair will look like in wedding photos. A Face Chart for sketching out the brides individual makeup “look” and writing down special notes to refer to on the day of the wedding. Our collection of fabulous products that are kindly sent to us by the hottest makeup companies, keeps our kits fresh and new. And of course…our makeup brushes.
Is there anything you would upgrade to? Instead of always being stuck in the back of a commercial plane for destination weddings, I wouldn’t mind a “Face Time” private jet! I think that will probably just remain a dream.
Anything else we should know? Must have products for brides to keep in their clutch (or for the Maid of Honor to hold!) 1) My new obsession is POP Beauty…they have an amazing product called “No Show” concealer…it is a concealer and a highlighter in one. I use the highlighter on all of my brides to give them that bridal glow! Perfect for touch ups. POP also has amazing palettes and an incredible price point…Lippy Hippy is a great palette for the maid of honor to keep near. She can use it for the bride and bridal party touch ups throughout the night. Also the “Day to Night” Palette is great for the honeymoon. It’s all a bride would need in her makeup bag! (www.popbeauty.co.uk) 2) “Lip Tar” (any color) is liquid lipstick and will stay on all night long. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (www.occmakeup.com)
We teach an amazing class called “Makeup and Mimosa’s”…so grab a bunch of your girlfriends and pop by our studio to learn the latest trends and try out the hottest products. ($50 for one person, 2 or more people $30 per person – and receive 3 free products of your choice) Email or call our studio for details.
**Special offer exclusively for Brooklyn Bride readers. Complimentary airbrush/lashes for anyone receiving a makeup application and as much product as you want to steal from our collection, when you visit our studio for a trial 😉
Email or call to set up a trial or book a class: firstname.lastname@example.org or 347.294.4846.
[images from Face Time Beauty Concierge]