Being a girl is tough. Aside from bearing children, we have to deal with countless other atrocities (such as, but not limited to) cat-calling men (…while we jog, while we eat, while we walk to work), wear outfits totally not conducive to peeing (read: rompers), and have to combat ridiculous beauty standards on the daily.
And I’m going to go as far to say that the biggest of these atrocities associated with being a female is getting ready. Transforming myself from a troll to a contributing member of society is up there with the likes of running a marathon in terms of exhaustion. If I could pick any super power, I legitimately think it would be the ability to snap my fingers and forgoe the entire, ridiculous process of readying myself for a Friday night.
While I am still trying to figure out the super power that allows us to fast forward through readying for battle that is a Saturday, I have found a different solution to our problems that is far more fabulous, and just as painless as aforementioned super power.
Enter Stylisted: an at-home hair and beauty service that combines the expertise of the top professionals in the city, with unbeatable convenience, and pricing. It’s actually magical.
I decided to give it a whirl on a random Friday night before my boyfriend was coming in town. The website is easy to navigate, and allows you to pick the services you desire, as well as the time you would like the professional to arrive. Since we’ve been trying quite a few at-home hair start-ups as of late, I decided to opt for a makeup appointment.
You can choose the professional you’d like to come to your home, and I landed on Elizabeth York, a makeup and spray tan artist known for combining the elements of natural application, and playing up your features for an exquisitely polished look. Spoiler alert: completely obsessed and would recommend Elizabeth to all humans (I’m sure all of the other Stylists are wonderful too).
We began by discussing the look I was going for- somewhere between natural and a smoky eye, and got to work. I bombarded her with questions (I love makeup, but feel like I don’t actually know the optimal way to apply it), and she not only answered all of my obnoxious questions, but told me what-and why- she was doing, so that I could replicate it. Elizabeth informed me that I have deep set eyes, and told me exactly how I could combat that when I’m applying my own makeup (for anybody else with deep set eyes: stick to mostly lighter colors, go easy on the eye liner, and when applying eye liner to the bottom, only go half way and apply shimmery eye shadow between the eye lashes and innermost eye). From my smaller lips, to eyes, and even my barely-there cheekbones, girlfriend knew exactly what to do to make my features worthy of Rosie Huntington, herself.
The only downside of Stylisted? Applying your own makeup will forever be a letdown after you give Stylisted and their talented professionals a shot and you might become addicted (there should be some type of a disclaimer on their website maybe?). And if their hair services are anything like their makeup application, this could get dangerous.