Best of Boston

Best Makeup

2008 Best Makeup

Neiman Marcus

Boston, Natick
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 [...] read more»
2007 Best Makeup


Chestnut Hill
The heart of the capacious first floor at the new multimillion-dollar Bloomingdale's in Chestnut Hill is its smartly laid-out, wholly welcoming cosmetics department. Hard-to-find brands [...] read more»
2006 Best Makeup

Beauty and Main

With their baffling variety and often-condescending staff, department-store makeup counters can intimidate the bravest shoppers. Skip the drama and visit Beauty and Main, where there's [...] read more»
2005 Best Makeup

Saks Fifth Avenue

Armani. Dior. Bobbi Brown. Trish McEvoy. La Prairie. We love small makeup shops, but when it comes to beauty's most coveted brands, the phrase "you [...] read more»
2004 Best Makeup

The Beauty Mark

This sunny shop has hit the mark by assembling a rare collection of cult favorites (Molton Brown, Wink, T. LeClerc, TINte), all in a rainbow [...] read more»
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»