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Mon-Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, 11am-6pm
Nearby Subway Stops
C, E at 50th St.; 1 at 50th St.; N, Q, R at 49th St.
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- Good for Teens
Customers are referred to as “friends” and makeovers are “make-unders,” at this sunny, sprawling makeup and skin-care shop, the chain’s third in New York. The boutique is decorated in warm fuchsia and magenta hues, with low hanging crystal chandeliers, and shiny, round topped marble tabletops displaying open-lidded mineral pots, lipsticks, glosses and liners. The full Bare Escenturals line is available here, all made with non-harmful elements and natural minerals purported to brighten skin and ward off breakouts. An army of makeup artists are on hand to demonstrate how to brush and blend or to match palettes to your skin tone. The shelves surrounding the bareMinerals “make-under” area are stocked with other specialty products, like eye makeup tutorial kits with DVD instructionals, Buxom lipglosses, and mdFormulations, a line that includes on glycolic compounds to heal acne-prone skin.
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