I got my makeup done at Barney's and this is what happened
Updated: Nov 14, 2018
Makeup by: Jan Sprung
Brands: Cle de Peau, 111 Skin
Cost: Free with 2 product purchases
Time: 1 hour
What I bought: Cle de Peau Essential Correcting Refiner, Cle de Peau Concealer, 111 Skin Aqua Physics Defence Cream
Barney's at the Madison Avenue location has always had a special place in my heart, bringing innovative and luxurious brands to New Yorkers.
I began by booking my makeup online with Blushup and I chose the Cle de Peau counter at Barney’s Upper East. I had the pleasure in getting my makeup done by Jan Sprung - a beauty consultant for Cle de Peau. While they can use all brands I decided to stick to Cle de Peau and 111 Skin.
Jan began by cleansing my face using my favorite skincare line (111 Skin) so she would have a clean canvas to work on. Post cleansing, she began analyzing any skin concerns of mine and used products from different brands specifically to address them. She introduced me to Cle de Peau's Essential Correcting Refiner, and for the past couple days, my skin has never agreed more with this product. Immediately afterwards, Jan brought several products that she thought would suit me best. I have always loved the Cle de Peau concealer, but it turns out I've been using the wrong shade for concealing blemishes the whole time. Jan began by showing me the difference and the best way to hide any imperfections while still maintaining a natural look. During the application process, Jan would explain what she was doing and her tricks in having a flawless base. She gave me a mini mirror to hold so I would be able to watch how she would apply the products directly to my face. By the end of the session, she wrote down every single product used and put everything in steps. There was no pressure in purchasing every single item from the counter, but more so in purchasing products that she believes would benefit the client the most. I left walking away from her counter feeling lively and ready to take on the day.
She is a lively, bubbly New Yorker who has been in the beauty industry for a very long time. She has seen the trends and been through all the beauty phases. Sprung tells you how it is. She is not the type of person to hold anything back. In other words, she is your best friend who has known you for years and knows what looks best. She has been educated not only in being a makeup artist but also in addressing your skin care needs. Overall, Jan is a beautician that can do it all.
During this makeup session, I had with her she took the time to get to know me and all of my beauty needs. We began talking about all my beauty issues and she named products that she knows would help me. This woman isn't restricted to one brand but has knowledge of all the brands available at Barney's. She will still take the time to get to know you and cater the beauty session for all your concerns. Each appointment with Jan is a personal one-one beauty consultation.
Once you leave Jan's chair I'm 100% sure you will be satisfied with your makeup look. Whether or not you went for a daytime subtle look to a smokey eye and red lip, this woman does it all. Every product I purchased that day has already given me great results and gives me the confidence I developed that day after meeting Jan. Now the only issue here is she is a very busy lady and can get booked up in a matter of days. She is no longer Barney New York's best-kept secret so book a few days in advance.
By: Caitlinn Lam