Best of Boston

2008 Best Makeup

Neiman Marcus

When we want to mindlessly browse shadows and powders, we hit Sephora. When we need to self-medicate with new lip gloss, we stop by Beauty and Main. But when we get serious—as in, restock-our-entire-makeup-bag serious—we hightail it over to Neiman Marcus’s Copley Place outpost. Its selection of top brands (Chantecaille, Dior, Nars) and less ubiquitous lines (Kevyn Aucoin Beauty, Jemma Kidd) makes it a grown woman’s playground. What’s more, the sales professionals are themselves impeccably made-up, so we feel completely comfortable putting our face in their hands.

Copley Place, Natick Collection, Boston, Natick, 617-536-3660,