Sure, we?ve mastered the one-minute smoky eye. But when it comes to shopping for the actual products themselves, don?t you feel like you?re always bugging that one friend of a friend who works in beauty for advice?

Now you can just swing by Kenig + Alcone.

You may have heard these names before: Ricky Kenig, founder of Ricky?s (although he left the company last year), and Alcone, which is a professional makeup distributor. (It?s responsible for supplying cosmetics to nearly all Broadway shows.)

The industry insiders have teamed up to make selecting professional-grade products a breeze. On the store?s first floor, you?ll find hair products (including a penny-candy wall of bobby pins and clips), and up on the second, a makeup wonderland. Open the armoire of eyelashes, choose your favorite (obviously we?ll take the mink) and an artist will apply them for you on the spot. Or create your own custom palette of foundations, blushes and eye shadows from Alcone?s extensive range of colors.

Above all else, there?s nary a Ricky?s bachelorette sash in sight.

Kenig + Alcone, 538 Ave. of the Americas (at 14th St.); 917-261-2640 or kenigalcone.com

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