Best of Boston

Best Makeup

2003 Best Makeup, Selection

E6 Apothecary

At too many department store cosmetics counters in this town, too-chic salespeople more often than not will slather your screaming pores with overly perfumed chemicals [...] read more»
2002 Best Makeup, Selection

E6 Apothecary

E6 owner Elena Frankel has earned her place in beauty heaven by giving Boston a much-needed injection of both high-style cosmetics and low-pressure shopping. Her [...] read more»
2001 Best Makeup, Selection

E6 Apothecary

Makeup maniacs need go no further than E6. The store has most of the buzz-worthy lines in stock, including Shu Uemura, Molton Brown, Tarte, Watosa, [...] read more»
2000 Best Makeup, Counter

Chanel, Saks Fifth Avenue

Leave it to Chanel: The company renowned for staying ahead of the fashion pack is once again leading the way with its makeup products and [...] read more»
2000 Best Makeup, Selection, City


E6 is a sophisticated candy store for grown-up women. It has built a reputation on offering high-end, hard-to-find makeup lines including Poole makeup kits, Imago [...] read more»
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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] read more»