For a $30 donation, I was told I’d get 20 minutes for a consult and makeup application, all proceeds going to LGFB. What I ended up getting was the full on glamour treatment at Dolce & Gabbana as I chatted for way over 20 minutes with the Elle Beauty and Fitness Director Emily Dougherty and Assistant Beauty and Fitness Editor Julie Schott. I was majorly impressed with the kindness of the beauty editors, who were up for chatting about whatever topic came up, despite the fact that I was the last appointment of what had already been an eight hour day for them.
Now, I’ve been to a beauty event or two (or possibly in the hundreds at this point) where makeup artists add a dab of this or a dab of that to pretend you’re getting what was advertised as a ‘makeover’. Christian from Dolce took the word makeover to the next level, and having a beauty editor from a major magazine there to confirm my lipstick color choice was a pretty fantastic experience. The final look centered around Dolce & Gabbana’s red lipstick in ‘Iconic’, highlighted by glowing skin. The lip color lasted through a happy hour that went way past when the drink specials ended. I walked away with that satisfied feeling you get from participating in something greater than yourself, something beyond just finding the perfect lip color. I thought to myself as my Iconic red lips curled into a smile (can you tell I read a lot of Young Adult literature as an adult…umm, I mean… teenager?)