When we first discovered Blushington at a blogger event, we were stunned! We’ve been looking for a place to get makeup done for ages. Instead of getting a quick makeover at a makeup or department store, you can actually come in, make an appointment, and get your whole face done. They even have other services such as peels, brow waxing and maintenance, and so much more!
So when we had the chance to interview Stephi Maron, founder of Blushington, we were thrilled. We wanted to know the genius behind the idea as well as a little bit more about her and what inspires her. We were happy to find out that Stephi is an LA native and grew up on the Westside.
From the early age of 3, Stephi Maron has loved and worn makeup. Seeking confidence in herself, she tried and tried different looks. Sometimes it worked. Sometimes it did not. Some of you reading this can probably share similar stories of excitement and disappointment where blush was too bright or makeup applications at the mall made you feel anything but pretty.
She created Blushington with the help of her family; a fun, safe, pretty place to discover makeup, to have an expert application that would make you feel pretty in a space where friends and family can come together to beautify while building memories.
It took over 12 months to find the right space, the right products and the right team. The mission was to create the prettiest place to get pretty with the kindest and most expert artists. On December 10, 2011, the first Blushington Makeup & Beauty Lounge opened in West Hollywood, CA where “Feeling Pretty is Priceless”.
Fast forward to 2016. Blushington has expanded to Dallas (December 2012), New York City (August 2015) Topanga,CA (September, 2015) and plans to open a second NYC location on the Upper East Side (November 2016). In five short years they have firmly established Blushington as the destination of choice for the highest quality professional makeup applications in a trusted and beautiful environment.
What’s your favorite thing about LA?
It’s hard to choose 1 thing, but one of my favorite things to do in LA is go to the beach and relax. I love driving down PCH heading into Malibu. You can’t beat the weather, good food, and there’s a ton to do, explore, and see. There’s still so many areas I still need to explore in LA and I’ve lived here my whole life.
Where’s your favorite restaurant in LA?
One of my favorite restaurants in LA is Nobu. It’s right on the water in Malibu, the best food, good people watching, and an amazing sunset every time. I also love Delfini, which is one of the best Italian restaurants in Santa Monica.
What has been your favorite LA experience?
I’m actually going to the Malibu Safari next weekend that I’m so excited about!
Tell us about your daily beauty routine.
My daily routine is very simple. I don’t love using a ton of products on my skin, especially because I have very oily skin. It usually consists of a total of 3-5 products max. I’m usually always in a rush in the morning so I actually take more time at night than I do in the morning.
In the morning, I always use Beauty RX Toner to get rid of the morning oils and dirt that build up throughout the night. Then, I use Beauty RX Sunscreen on my face, neck, and hands. My daily routine always changes because I’m always trying new products, but the above products I mentioned are always my staple.
For night time, I love using Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Eye Lifting Balm for under my eyes and on my eye lids, Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, Beauty RX Dermstick for my large pores, Garnier SkinActive Mecellar Cleansing Water to take off my makeup, and I do a mask once a week.
What’s your best beauty tip?
Always put sunscreen on your hands and lips. If you’re driving, biking, or walking to work you are still exposed to the sun. Using sunscreen at all times on your hands and lips will help to protect your skin from the sun from the time you wake up until you go to sleep.
If LA was a lipstick color, what would its name be?
First name that comes to mind is Dreamy. LA is where dreams can happen!
What is the one beauty product that you can’t live without?
The one product I can’t live without is my Kevyn Aucoin Brow Precision Pencil in Brunette. I never leave the house without filling in my brows. It completely shapes your face and helps boost my confidence every time.
Blushington just announced their Carte Blush Membership where you can get unlimited (yes, UNLIMITED) makeup applications for $250 a month. That’s a beauty girl and every blogger’s dream!! Book your appointment now!