Photo: Group Lesson Pre-Dame Makeup Party; Gina Valenti
In college, half the fun of going out was piling into someone’s dormroom, rummaging through their closet for an outfit to borrow, and cranking up the Top 40 while you put makeup on. These days, getting ready is a less convivial affair. Happily, Stefanie Syat is putting the fun (and glamour) back into party prep.
The New York-based makeup artist came up with the idea of Pre-Dame, a stylish riff on the idea of pre-gaming. Instead of pounding shots, pre-daming means rounding up your friends and getting made up by pros while drinking plenty of champagne. Then, once you’re fully glammed, you’re free to paint the town whatever color you choose—though Syat admits that more than a few Pre-Damers have elected to just stay in and keep drinking bubbly with their besties. And, if you’re more of a can-do gal, you can book a group lesson and get a crash course in smoky eyes, contouring, and more.
Want to see a Pre-Dame party in action? Watch their cute video!