Chicago beauty brand Maëlle wants to make eye makeup as fuss-free as possible. It’s just launched Illusionist Pencils, a set of six jewel-toned eyeliners that are self-sharpening and shaped for easy and smooth application. Draw your line with jet black, mocha, blue velvet, smoky plum, or forest green — and double up with two colors, if you’re feeling daring. $29 for the set, including carrying...
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Sometimes lunch breaks call for an infrared sauna sesh or quick hydrating IV drip. Good thing there’s Lume in River North. The just-opened wellness lounge is focusing on drips with targeted effects ranging from skin healing to muscle health. You can also sneak in for a massage, cryotherapy facial, or “booster shot” (vitamin injection). Services start at $50. 351 W. Hubbard; lume-wellness.com.
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.