Did you know we’re a city of beauty masterminds? There are a slew of skincare and makeup brands born and raised here, from retail giants like Ulta Beauty to new-on-the-scene boutique makers like Maëlle to mainstays with cult followings like Amazing Cosmetics. Get these local products in your beauty bag, stat.
Yes, they’re a thing. And they’ll give you that just-bathed-in-a-waterfall glow.
Target addicts, take note: A Chicago-based men’s skin care company is now making a scene in the beauty aisle.
Yes, fragrance has that power. Especially a new line called Identity Narrative, created in Chicago.
Guys can clean up for date night with this brand-new grooming collection from the Chicago-based skin care brand. The beard oil, charcoal face scrub, shaving cream and aftershave moisturizer boast benefits like added hydration and contain soothing ingredients like tea tree oil and willowherb. $20 each; Advancedclinicals.com
We’ve all been there: You hit snooze three times too many and now you barely have enough time to find a matching pair of socks, let alone apply a full face of makeup.
Pucker up! Try out this creamy limited-edition lip duo — complete with an untinted stick and a soft rosy shade — this month, and the skin care company will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to Chicago-based nonprofit Bright Pink. $39, 520 N. Michigan; Kiehls.com