13 Best Beauty Stores
For beauty enthusiasts from coast-to-coast, here's our short list of shops for splurges and steals.
Photo Credit: Greg Delves
324 East Paces Ferry Road
The Draw: This Buckhead boutique carries more than 90 brands and offers free makeup touch-ups after spa services.
2. Colonial Drug
49 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA
The Draw: This time capsule of a shop carries European faves and more than 1000 fragrances, many of them long gone from other retailers shelves.
EAST GRAND RAPIDS, MI
3. Smooch Boutique
2213 Wealthy Street SE
East Grand Rapids, MI
The Draw: This sleek boutique carries Bliss, MD Formulations, and more. Plus, you can register your favorite products online and the shop will send your wish list to anyone who doesnt have a clue what to get you for your birthday.
4. Brownes & Co.
841 Lincoln Road
The Draw: Pick up Darphin skincare (you cant find this brand anywhere else in Miami), then stay for a signature lime pedicure upstairs or a yoga class in the attached studio.
NEW HOPE, PA
5. A Beautiful Life
15-19 West Mechanic Street
New Hope, PA
The Draw: The owners line of Vivienne Pickle hair accessories has a cult following, but the shop also boasts a huge selection of indie brands, like Rosie Jane cosmetics.
NEW YORK, NY
6. Rickys NYC
New York, NY
The Draw: Bargains abound at this funky chain that carries hot tools and brands like OPI, Kiss My Face, and Mattèse Elite (Rickys namesake label) alongside bachelorette party supplies and whoopee cushions.
7. Preen Apothecary
2508 Far Hills Avenue
The Draw: Book a private party at this adorable shop so you and your friends can swipe on the latest shades from Nars and spritz Bond No. 9 fragrances.
8. Glam Lounge
7137 East Stetson Drive, #10
The Draw: Busy shoppers love this boutiques VIP service: Call in your order and someone will meet you curbside with your must-haves from brands like Kevyn Aucoin, Sonya Dakar, and Trilogy.
WOODLAND HILLS, CA
9. Makeup Junkie
4920 Topanga Canyon Boulevard
Woodland Hills, CA
The Draw: Take one of the monthly makeup workshops at this cute boutique and your class fee ($50) is redeemable in products from lines like Julie Hewett, Joey New York, and Hema (a line of organic oils exclusive to the shop).
10. Beauty 360
Mission Viejo, CA;
The Draw: CVS Pharmacys upscale cosmetic venture has services like mini manis and hand massagesand a vast selection of prestige beautifying buys.
11. The Cos Bar
The Draw: This luxe mini chain is known for its posh perfumes and range of antiaging skincare brands, like La Prairie.
12. Whole Body (at Whole Foods)
The Draw: The chain makes it easy to be green. Anything stamped with its new Premium Body Care seal is free of artificial fragrance and parabens.
The Draw: From drugstore musthaves, like Ardell lashes, to savvy insider picks, like T3 dryers, everything can be had in these shops. Be sure to check online to learn about weekly sales by clicking on the Current Ad link on its homepage.