Getting Pretty Soon


Savannah Christian
December 19, 2012

Come mid-December, Blushington Makeup & Beauty Lounge will be a dream come true for those still stumped by the perfectly applied “I’m not wearing any makeup” face. Founder Stephi Maron is transplanting her concept of affordable application from Los Angeles to The Shops at Highland Park via a pretty-in-pink space conveniently located next to blow-out mainstay Drybar. Any full-face application — involving product from Kevyn Aucoin, Stila, Becca and Julie Hewett — is $40. Choose from packages such as Pure & Simple, Life of the Party, Simply Glowing, Lucky Stars, Cutting Edge and Smoke & Mirrors for looks ranging from natural and sun-kissed to full-on Hollywood glamour; those short on time can opt for the $30 eyes-only treatment. Blushington also offers technique classes, parties, wedding packages and memberships for the frequent visitor. Take your place at one of the 10 stations in the 1,200-square-foot space designed by Josh Heitler of Lacina-Heitler Architects, and prepare for total transformation. 4218 Oak Lawn Ave., 214.521.9200;