The Makeup Curio is a boutique studio blending the beautiful and the unusual. We offer retail, workshops, and transformation services in beauty, theater, special effects and skincare. Located in downtown Schenectady, The Makeup Curio welcomes all without intimidation or judgement.
Let them show you the light and love within yourself. Private lessons and group workshops regularly offered in skincare, beauty basics, smokey eyes, contouring, lash application and more. Book a facial or walk in for a brow wax. Or shop our unique beauty brands: The Balm, Graftobian, Melanie Mills Hollywood, The Makeup Eraser, Surreal Makeup and our own in-house brand. They can transform you in a way you’ve never seen before.
Transform into something unusual with theater and special effects makeup. Cosplayers, theater lovers, Halloween fans and more shop for the best quality products. We offer latex, blood, wax, adhesives and removers, body paint, character kits, foam latex prosthetic, hair effects and more from Graftobian, RubberWear, Skin Illustrator, 3rd Degree, Fleet Street Bloodworks and more. Enroll in a workshop to explore your curiosity. Makeup artist services available for middle and high schools, community theaters, haunts, and other creative projects.