The Makeup Curio is a boutique style business fused with a makeup only salon that offers a unique blend of beauty, bridal, theater, and special fx. We sell wildly popular indy makeup brands like Graftobian, Gleam by Melanie Mills, Rubber Wear, Bdellium Tools, SmudgeFIXX, and more. Typically found in online markets, The Makeup Curio brings these brands locally with the ability to test products in studio, and on location, at various events around the Capital District (Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs) and the Northeast.  Workshops for budding makeup artists include zombie creation and old age. Makeup services include options for brides, special occasion, makeup design for theater and film, and Halloween applications.

The Makeup Curio is the creation and vision of Jenn Dugan.  Jenn has an extensive background in theatrical costumes, hair, and makeup. Having received a Bachelors Degree in Fashion Design from Marist College in 2004, Jenn went on to freelance around the country in the world of entertainment. Because many smaller theaters had low budgets, as a costume designer, Jenn also frequently designed the hair and makeup. A self taught makeup artist, Jenn learned through books, interacting with other professionals, and trial and error. She has since transformed clients for their wedding day, fashion photos, film shoots, Halloween, and theatrical performances.

In addition, Ms. Dugan recently completed her Associates Degree in Business Administration from Schenectady County Community College.  In Spring 2016 she completed the Capital Region Chamber's Entrepreneur Bootcamp, having won second place in the business plan competition in presenting The Makeup Curio.  She is currently enrolled in the Aesthetic Science Institute to become a NYS licensed aesthetician by July 2017.

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Sunday: 10:30am-3pm
Monday: Services By Appointment 
Tuesday: 11am-8pm
Wednesday - Friday : 4pm – 8pm
Saturday: 11am – 7pm

Group Workshops and Wedding Makeup Services available
on location
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Within a 30 mile radius of downtown Schenectady, NY.  Additional fees beyond 30 miles.
510 State Street​
​Schenectady, NY 12305