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Favorite Boston Beauty Picks

By Travel Savvy

    Given the quality of beauty retailers in Boston, we’re certain that everyone in Beantown looks camera ready, every day, from sunup to sundown. Next time you’re visiting this City on the Hill, hit up these shops for the Best in Boston Beauty.  

    Whether you’re into organic products, perfectly pigmented eyeshadows, or luscious lipsticks, check out the best in makeup and skincare boutiques Boston has to offer.

The Beauty Mark 1

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The Beauty Mark

28 Charles Street

Monday-Friday 11AM-7PM; Saturday 10AM-6PM; Sunday 12PM-5PM

This one-stop shop offers everything from top-end shampoos, lotions and creams, powders and brushes to fun jewelry and gifts. On top of that, locals rave about the beauty services, including a lash bar for extensions and refills, nail care options, and makeup application.

Follain 2

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65 Charles Street

Monday-Satuday 11AM-7PM; Sunday 12PM-7PM

When Follain founder Tara Foley launched her Boston-based skincare retail shop in July 2013, her goal was simple: to become the healthy skincare retail alternative, offering products that are  all free of preservatives, parabens, and synthetic chemicals. Today, Follain has two Boston locations (two more are in NYC and Nantucket) where in-the-know beauty mavens can scoop up hard-to-find brands like Apotheke, W3ll People, Ecobrow, Baudelaire and more. Head to the South End or Beacon Hill location for an array of carefully selected skincare, haircare and cosmetic products from organic lipsticks to rare oil serums that will change your life.

A Matter of Face 3

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A Matter of Face

(617) 742-5874

If you’re in Boston for a special event, a visit from a professional makeup artist might be just the thing to take the stress out of the evening. So pull on your formal wear and high heels, then call in an expert so you don’t also have to fight with the bad hotel room lighting on your own. Plus, owner Paula uses only paraben-free makeup, and can advise you on skincare and beauty products to try when you’re back home.

Kryolan City Boston 4

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Kryolan City Boston

31 St James Avenue

Monday-Friday 9:30AM-5:30PM

German brand Kryolan has been a go-to grand for make-up professional in the entertainment world for over 70 years. With a selection of over 16,000 makeup products in every shade imaginable, it’s no wonder that this brand has acted as an official sponsor of the Miss Universe Pageant in years past. Regardless of the occasion, Kryolan pigments and powders are designed to last under any condition. Luckily for Bostonians, Kryolan’s brightly lit store is perfectly located, just five minutes from Boston Commons.  


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