Best of Boston

BEST Makeup

2000 BEST Makeup, Selection, Suburban



When this national cosmetics outlet opened its branch in Burlington, we rushed to see what the fuss was about. The verdict: For pure, unadulterated immersion into the beauty world, Sephora can’t be beat. There are imported perfumes (nearly the entire… read more»

1999 BEST Makeup

E6 apothecary


Unlike the standard fare proffered by department store makeup counters, the selection at E6 is full of harder-to-find makeup, fragrance, and bath products—a beauty bonanza for makeup junkies. E6 offers lines like Shu Uemura, Aesop, Lorac, T. LeClerc, Molton Brown,… read more»

1998 BEST Makeup, Special Occasion

Julie Michaud


She does runways, she does catalogs and photo shoots, and can do you just as fabulously. Julie’s full pro, but loves to get girly about makeup (she came out with her own cosmetics line last year) and weddings (yours, as… read more»

1998 BEST Makeup, Cosmetics Counter

Bobbi Brown

Chestnut Hill

Fabulously flattering cosmetics for almost any skin tone, Bobbi Brown recognized what most lines didn’t— that most complexions have yellow undertones, not pink. The line is comprised of subtle, simple to wear, and simple to apply makeup that makes you… read more»

1997 BEST Makeup, Special Occasion

Cal Dellaria


When she’s not working on photo shoots, Cal gives the model treatment to those mere mortals in need of a helping hand. She has mastered the art of the updo, gives great glamour locks to even the straightest hair, and… read more»

1997 BEST Makeup, Counter

Trish McEvoy


New from New York, the McEvoy line offers hip, practical palettes for lips, eyes, and cheeks, and even has a zippered filofax-style case that you can fill with customized inserts (for all those important little daily appointments to powder your… read more»

1993 BEST Makeup, Lipstick

MAC Cosmetics

Chestnut Hill

Choose from the huge variety of colors and textures produced by this environmentally correct (no animal testing) Canadian company. Return six empties and get a new lipstick free. They line up for MAC in New York. read more»

1991 BEST Makeup



We love the way they use herbs and plants (cucumber in a cleanser and aloe in some lipsticks), the recycling program, the championing of socially correct causes, and the whole PC atmosphere. And we love the obliging return policy. read more»

1990 BEST Makeup, Consultant

David Nicholas


His client list—which includes Margaux Hemingway, Jesse Jackson, and Phyllis Diller—is as varied as his skills. read more»

1990 BEST Makeup, Cosmetics Counter

Neiman Marcus


The clerks there don’t work for a specific cosmetics company, so they’ll mix and match brands to help you achieve your look—even if it’s not what Ultima or Estee Lauder is promoting this season. read more»