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A Chat With Supermom Natasha Cornstein, CEO of Blushington Makeup & Beauty Lounge

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As moms, we know that we have a million things going on. It feels like we already don't time to do things on our ongoing to-do list, and when it comes to ourselves, we always tend to put that down at the bottom of that list. Natasha Cornstein, CEO of Blushington Makeup & Beauty Lounge, wants to change that for women. That's why she joined the team at Blushington, an affordable makeup and beauty lounge located that provides professional makeup services in a fun and chic atmosphere (think Dry Bar for makeup.)   

Natasha helps Blushington with their luxury aesthetic, yet it's appeal to the everyday woman. It's all about feeling pampered and walking out of Blushington feeling like a million bucks. 

Natasha Cornstein, CEO of Blushington 

Congratulations on all the success of Blushington! Having a chic place where you can go and get your makeup done by professionals is any moms' dream! Tell us what we can look forward to from Blushington.

Blushington is an oasis where moms can look forward to being pampered in a beautiful, relaxing environment whether she has twenty minutes for an express service or an afternoon to spend with us. Our expert makeup artists offer full face makeup applications, lash extensions, faux lashes, brow maintenance services and no downtime peels. We also have makeup 101 classes where we teach time saving tricks and expert techniques. We are known for our natural esthetic however we can also glam it up! Our makeup services are perfect before date night, a mom's night out, important meeting, special occasion or just because! We will also come to your home or office if you can't make it to us with our Blush On The Go service.
Blushington is also the ideal destination for shopping for beauty. We've taken away the overwhelming feeling of having to choose between thousands of items from hundreds of brands. We have carefully tested and curated the very best of the best from a select list of award winning brands and emerging lines. Our expert artists will help to color match and select the products that fit your style. It is a truly a personalized beauty experience.
Any great makeup tips that you have learned since working with Blushington?
 
To make my eyes appear larger, I use a nude lip liner as an eyeliner. I love Omit by Julie Hewett.   I highly recommend a cream blush used sparingly on the apples of the cheek for a perfect flush. My current favorite is Olivia by Thrive Causemetics.  I store my To Go Spa under eye masks in the refrigerator and they are full proof for reducing the look of tired eyes.  Every mom should invest in these . . .  they come three to a pack for $12.50.  
 
Is there one service every mom should book when they go to Blushington?
 
Every mom should try our no downtime Beauty RX glycolic peel. The service takes just a few minutes and will leave your skin looking glowing, younger and refreshed. I have a peel once a month and my skin has never looked better!

 

If you could hand off one chore to someone else each day, what would it be?

Opening and sorting the mail.

Natasha Cornstein, CEO of Blushington

What is your favorite thing to do to relax and unwind?

Coffee in bed on a Sunday morning with the NYT

What is your best parenting hack?

I try to envision the experiences we are creating through the eyes of my son. What would make it meaningful/memorable for him. I have learned that what truly matters to my son is often different than what might make it memorable for me.

What is the best white lie that you’ve told your child? 

NONE. Not a believer in white lies. I try to take an age appropriate approach to information. As adults we often feel we have to give very detailed information. Usually our children just need us to put a situation in the context of their life experience.

If you could describe motherhood in one word, what would it be? 

JOY

What’s one moment in your motherhood journey that has made you proud?

It is so hard to isolate a moment. I am so proud of the kindness and awareness my son shows to those around him. They are two qualities that we have emphasized since he was born and I am proud that they have become so innate to him.

What is one piece of advice you want to pass along to your children?

I want my son to live his life with as little self doubt and anxiety as possible. To look in the mirror and to love who he sees there.

What is one piece of advice you would pass along to other moms?

At all ages:
When you are with your child be present. Better to have a shorter amount of time and be fully engaged than to be present without really being there.
 
Immerse yourself in what your child love so that you can share in the experiences. My son loves football and I am up to speed on the rules, teams and players so that we can share in his passion.
 
Baby/Toddler:
Listen to music together, cook, make messes, built forts, get on the floor and immerse yourself in playtime, create traditions and routines.  

 

How do you tackle the work/life balance?

By accepting that it will not be balanced everyday. There are days where work takes precedence and days that family takes precedence. I will not get it right every day and I am at a point where I can live with that.

What was the last book you read? 

Me Before You

What’s in your diaper bag?

No more diapers for me. My son is 11. I still carry hand wipes, snacks and a safety bag for food allergies (epi pens and benedryl).

Natasha Cornstein, CEO of Blushington

 

Fun Facts:

Favorite Beauty Product:

Jouer Skinny Dip Lip Topper

Favorite Form of Exercise: 

Pilates

What is on your DVR?

NFL highlights, Sports Center

Favorite App:

Instagram, The Outnet

Favorite Kids Store:

Crew Cuts