Rouger: Alyosha

What is favorite Rouge memory? My favorite Rouge memory is simply walking through the doors!!! It has such charm, and has a great energy about it. It really makes you feel beautiful just by being inside its walls!   What do you like to do when you are not working? My favorite thing to do... [More]

Rouger: Claudia

What is your background with Makeup? It began when I seemed to be the go-to friend on occasions especially Halloween, so I went to school to follow up on my interest in beauty.   What is your favorite makeup product you cannot live without? I wouldn’t be able to live without filling in eyebrows! I... [More]
  There is the beach, and then there are the beaches of the Hamptons.  In the Hamptons, the water and sand are no excuse not to look your most fabulous.  And I always feel my most fabulous when I am not suffering from second degree burns.  So sunscreen is a must. I happen to love... [More]

Rouger: Erdan

What do you like to do when you are not working? I am a huge couch potato but when I’m not being lazy, I dance ballet and clean my house:)   What is your favorite Rouge memory? Playing with makeup and getting to work with lovely people everyday!   Where are you from and what brought... [More]
  The eternal question…How do I take my makeup from day to night while I am at the office and I don’t have time to come to Rouge? The easiest answer is to pick either 1.) Eyeliner or 2.) Lipstick.  Upping the oomph factor of the liner or the lip are the two single fastest... [More]

Rouger: Chelsea

What is your favorite makeup product you cannot live without? Definitely mascara! It makes all the difference. Even if I don’t have time to apply a full face of makeup on myself, mascara always makes me feel confident. My favorite at the moment is Physicians Formula Eye Boost Instant Lash Extensions!   What do you... [More]

Rouger: Jenny

What is your favorite makeup product you cannot live without? There really isn’t one specific makeup product that I cannot live without, I can’t live without makeup period!  I love it!   What do you like to do when you are not working? Because I have only been in NYC for roughly a year, much... [More]

Rouger: Yana

What is your background with makeup? I was always the artistic/creative kid growing up and dreamed about working behind the scenes of major movies while watching the Oscars and seeing people win awards for makeup and costume design. After graduating college with a degree in Psychology I attended Make-Up Designory in New York City, completing... [More]

Instagram Makeup vs. Fashion Makeup

While I have limited patience for a lot of the youtube makeup videos out there (I already live it, so watching makeup applications in real time is not how I chose to spend my free time) Jessica S. recently showed me one that I found very interesting from the very talented Linda Hallberg.  She discusses the... [More]
When I started working at Rouge I never realized it would shape my definition of beauty. Over the years, I was the go to girl for makeup. My friends would line up at my college desk before a night out asking if I had time to do their makeup.  Some of these girls rarely would... [More]

Rouger: Dana

  What is your favorite makeup product you cannot live without? The makeup product I cannot live without is Kimiko Hydrating Tint. It is so much more than a tinted moisturizer. It’s lightweight, gives great coverage, and has SPF 20 to boot! If I was stranded on a deserted island, this is the one thing... [More]

Wedding Makeup: Do’s and Don’ts

    Funnily enough, although it’s our least dramatic makeup level, “You…Only Better” was born from my own sister’s desire for her bridal makeup.  We were shopping at a Nordstrom for makeup that I would use on her wedding day (my first bridal booking at 17!) and the makeup counter lady asked, “So what do you want... [More]

Rouger: Kimberly

    What is your background with makeup? I always knew I wanted to be a makeup artist. I’ve never wanted to be anything else. When I was little, I was always drawing, painting or doing some sort of arts and crafts project. When I got introduced to makeup, the face became my canvas. I... [More]
One of our more recent additions to the Rouge team, Jenny, reminded me about the simple pleasures of brown eyeliner.  I’m not gonna say that I was stuck in a black liner rut.  Or that she was stuck in a brown liner rut.  Ok, she was and I was.  There, I said it.  It’s good... [More]

Rouger: Jessica S.

    What is your background with Makeup? It’s a rather eclectic background, which is how we mostly all start. Makeup counter, Editorial, Beauty, Bridal, TV, SFX, Magazines, Campaigns, Assisting, Teaching, and the list goes on! Makeup isn’t just ‘one’ field, it encompasses all.  We do it all. It’s not a job, but a way... [More]

March Lipstick Month Favorites

So I wore a LOT of lipstick in March.  And it was awesome.  But you know how your mom and teachers always told you they don’t have favorites?  Well they were lying. As I would be if I didn’t admit some were more fun to wear than others.  Lipstick Queen has such a vast range... [More]

Rouger: Sam

  What is your background with Makeup? Artist for MAC & NARS, spa work for Caudalie at the plaza. As well as freelance work in print and film/TV for over 7 years!   What is your favorite makeup product you cannot live without? A mix of urban decay eye primer with Mac paint pots. The... [More]

St. Patrick’s Day Eyeshadow

With St. Paddy’s day upon us and the crocus shoots breaking out of the tree planters in soho, let’s take this moment to discuss the wearability of green makeup. Green is one of my favorite colors exactly because of how many different shades are so beautifully wearable. Lime, Kelly, jade, sage, Aqua… I am always... [More]