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Best of Delaware 2008

Our 25th salute to the places that make Delaware great, plus the Hall of Fame of winningest places ever. (Can you say Grotto Pizza?) As chosen by you, the readers (with a little help from your friends here at DT)



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Ooh La La Makeup Salon. Photograph by Heidi MurphyBest cosmetics, critics, upstate: Tonia Patterson of Best Cosmetics
Readers, upstate: Pagavé Salon (1601 Concord Pike, Suite 35, Wilmington, 765-0134)

Readers, downstate: Made Ya Look! Salon and Spa (3304 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, 226-1400)

Critics, upstate: Tonia Patterson of Ooh La La Makeup Salon is a former hair and makeup artist for Playboy magazine and Elite Model Management, so you can bet she makes every woman look good regardless of her age, ethnicity or skin type. Patterson preps the skin with a natural vitamin E cream to diminish fine lines, then primes the skin to minimize pores, hide flaws, eliminate excess shine and even out skin tone. She applies either cream, mineral, liquid, powder or sheer-tinted foundation with an array of brushes. Her eye shadow palettes vary seasonally, but a client can choose classic or trendy tones, as well as shimmer or matte finishes. Lip colors include nude glosses, but sheer lip plumpers are hot this season. (1700 N. Scott St., Wilmington, 622-9425)

Critics, downstate: Cosmetology specialists at Bling Salon & Spa use Bling cosmetics, which are appropriate for sensitive, oily or normal skin. Bling’s top selling foundation is the matte finish for clients with normal skin, though technicians assess skin prior to applying makeup. Mineral-based makeup is also popular, as are dual-based color powder foundations, which can be applied wet or dry. Eye shadows are available in powder or mineral form, but glitter powders are the rage this season. While eye colors are leaning toward natural tones, funky greens and purples are gaining momentum. Bling’s technicians turn eye shadow into eyeliner by using angled brushes to create a softer look. The makeup application takes 30 minutes. Bling also specializes in makeup for bridal parties and proms. (17644 Coastal Hwy., Lewes, 644-2850)

 

 

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