The first places that come to mind when I need to get made up or pampered would be the salon or the spa. But with the hectic holiday season, I find myself searching for ways to save both my time and my money. Little did I know that it was all about timing. If you time your big personal care purchases right before a party, you won’t need to spend a centavo on getting your hair or makeup done. I went through the different counters of SM Beauty and learned more about the free services they offer.
Free hair coloring by L’Oreal Paris
For as low as P299, you can purchase hair dye, which comes with free hair color application by their beauty technicians. Of course, they blow dry your hair afterward, so you can head straight to your Christmas reunion.
Skin pampering by Origins
Skin looking dull and lifeless? Origins provides five different skin-pampering services, ranging from a 5-minute exfoliation to a 20-minute feel good facial. If you’re not sure which one to try, their beauty consultant can recommend a treatment based on your skin type.
Cleansing facial by Shisedo
Get rid of icky blackheads and rejuvenate your skin with a one-hour cleansing facial, when you purchase P10,000 worth of products from Shisedo. If you just need a quick fix, they also provide a 15-minute facial with no minimum purchase required. After the facial, they apply foundation, powder, lipstick, and eyebrow makeup, leaving you with a fresh and natural look.
Makeup tutorial by Clinique
Always wanted to learn how to do a cat eye? A beauty consultant from Clinique can teach you a simple routine for your specific needs in just 15 minutes—from perfecting your base, to nailing that smokey eye, and learning a convenient makeup routine for traveling.
Nearly all the stalls in SM Beauty provide free makeup service. Well-loved brands like M.A.C, Nyx, and Revlon provide full makeup services by their trained makeup artists, for a minimum purchase of P3,000, P2,500, and P1,500 respectively.
Pro tip: Beauty consultants from brands in the smaller stalls, like BLK, Pink Sugar, and Catrice, will do your full makeup for any purchase. Yes, even just one lipstick.
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