Wynn’s Encore Resort in Las Vegas offers an exciting new make-up service. It is not simply a make-up application, but an actual lesson. Jennifer — my tall, blonde, well dressed (and perfectly made-up) beautician — greets me in the super swank, very elegant Salon which looks out over the lush Wynn property and offers floor to ceiling views of the city. You will find the Salon so large and airy you feel good just being here, especially if you are lucky enough to be pampered by the expert staff.
“Come to my table,” Jennifer says, beckoning me to her private and impeccably clean spot near the window. Introducing myself, I explain that I’ve been doing my make-up the same way for a few months now, and wanted an expert’s opinion of what I am doing right and what needs improvement. I’ve also applied eyeliner and asked if I’ve applied it thin enough, and implore her to tell me tricks to keep the eyeliner from moving.
Jennifer listens to me, nods, and removes my make-up so we can start with a clean new face. I ask her about the many brides she’s made-up for weddings, and if they come for pre-consultations. “Actually, a lot of women do not even realize they will be getting married until they arrive. Or maybe they had originally planned on a quick drive-thru style wedding, and once they are here, they realize that they want the full ceremony, so they invite friends, buy the dress, and get their make-up done.”
We talk about skincare a bit, and then Jennifer takes out The Gun. Actually, it is machine called “Temptu” that sprays on foundation for a flawless finish. “I want one!” I exclaim, marveling at the result. It looks like I’m not wearing any make-up at all, yet I have that polished, finished look we ladies will recognize when we smooth new silk stockings from high-end stores like Wolford over our legs. The sheer stockings look natural, yet more polished.
Jennifer asks me what sort of look I want, and I explain that I’m a pretty formal person and am constantly attending meetings or going to a variety of events. “I pretty much keep the same sort of sophisticated day and evening look, “ I say, at the same time explaining that I realize, when it comes to true sophistication, less is more.
I’m glad Jennifer agrees with my ideas. We go very light on the foundation with some blush that she also sprays on, light with the lips (just a bit of gloss), and per my request, makes my eyes dark, dramatic, and smoky. The look is perfect for Las Vegas – and for Manhattan, too. I walk out of The Salon feeling good that a lot of my ideas about skin care and the “less is more” look have been validated, and confident that when pictures are taken later in the evening at a conference event, I will photograph well?
Wynn Encore Resort
3131 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109