She has more eye shadow palettes than she does shoes. And she loves it.
Her idea of the perfect accessory is a bold lip. And she rocks it.
We think her idea of a perfect gift would be a makeup shopping spree. And she agrees.
We’ve curated a list of our top 5 local boutiques for the best of beauty from around the country. If we listed all of our favorites, you’d be reading for hours… So top 5 it is.
Arch Apothecary has been one of our favorites for the longest time. Not only do they give you access to your favorite high-end beauty products, but they also offer makeup, hair styling, and eyebrow and lash services. It’s the perfect place for a pampering session before a hot date or a G.N.O. And with Arch’s newly redesigned website, online beauty hauls just got even easier. Goodbye, bank account.
SHOP CHICAGO MAKEUP GIFT CARDS >>>
At CAP Beauty, there’s no cap to how beautiful you can be. CAP (stands for Clean And Pure) lives by the philosophy that beauty is wellness and wellness is beauty, meaning that each and every product on the shelves is truly, 100% natural — including the skin care, bath products, makeup, and hair products. CAP Beauty is the definition of natural beauty. Just like you.
SHOP NEW YORK MAKEUP GIFT CARDS >>>
Offering over 40 U.S. brands of the highest-performing healthy beauty products in the game (think: Earth tu Face, Ursa Major, Le Bella Figura, etc.), Follain is the green beauty buff’s idea of heaven in a store. Follain is more than just natural beauty products though, they’re also eco-conscious — liquid hand and body soaps are available for refill in-store. No more chemicals, and no more plastic waste. Amen.
SHOP BOSTON MAKEUP GIFT CARDS >>>
PINK DOT BEAUTY BAR
Her lip gloss is poppin. Her lip gloss is cool. And she got her lip gloss from Pink Dot Beauty Bar in Charleston. Pink Dot offers the best of the best of beauty products, of course, but the makeup and lashes services are top-notch as well. Oh, did we mention there’s also a full-service salon upstairs? It’s called The Hive, and everyone in the Charleston beauty community is buzzing about it.
SHOP CHARLESTON MAKEUP GIFT CARDS >>>
ZGO FRAGRANCE & APOTHECARY
If there is one thing that all beauty addicts just might love more than makeup and skincare, it’s candles. Have you ever seen those beauty gurus’ bathroom tours? ZGO in San Francisco stocks the finest scented candles and home fragrance diffusers from the likes of Diptyque, Voluspa, Lafco NY, and more. Do you smell that? It’s the scent of pure luxury.
SHOP SAN FRANCISCO BEAUTY GIFT CARDS >>>