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...
Wear something borrowed. Include something blue. Remember the old and the new. But above all, wear lace. The timeless bridal fabric takes center stage at the newly opened boutique Grace Loves Lace. You’ll quickly be drawn to the beautiful, effortless gowns handcrafted from French lace at the brand’s atelier on Queensland’s Gold Coast, where timber floors and lush greenery lend a relaxed feel...
Top 5 beauty trends from America’s Beauty Show and how to experience them close to home
First, Miss Spa had sheet-mask fame.
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It’s otherwise known as the “CanniBlowDry” and you can get it at BOSS Hair Group Salon.
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.
Big, glam news: Winnetka boutique Neapolitan Collection has developed a full makeup line in-house. We’re loving the pure mineral lipsticks named after local streets (Cherry Street is a perfect blue-red for party season). Also grab Liquid Rose Gold Illuminator, great for under makeup or on top of foundation; and face kits containing mineral eyeshadow and blush. Starting at $18. 560 Chestnut; 847-441-7784 Photo...
Winter scarfs don’t start and end at chunky wool.
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.