I am a believer in you get what you pay for - especially when it comes to makeup. Sorry, but those drugstore buys just don't cut it.
East coast-born Bluemercury is headed to Seattle to open its 49th store. The University Village location will open in May 2014. See those sample size goodies above? Those are the kind of brands you can expect to find at the retailer. Ladies, if you haven't tried Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer yet - you must. SPF, lightweight coverage and mosturizing powers? Yes please.
The rest of the products are new to me. Bluemercury exclusively carries their natural, paraben-free skincare line M-61 (see above). The products were created by CEO and Harvard Business School graduate Marla Malcolm Beck herself.
I know what you're thinking - another Sephora knock-off? Well, you're wrong. This isn't a high-end Sephora because Bluermercury hosts an in-house spa. Treat yoself to an oxygen facial, glycolic peel, waxing and microdermabrasion services.
Known for its knowledgable and attentive service, Bluemercury is about "bringing back the old apothecary approach." Luxury brands are a staple here, but a little pampering never hurt anybody.
(Check out the photos below from their other (post-construction) shops!)