2007 Best Makeup

The heart of the capacious first floor at the new multimillion-dollar Bloomingdale’s in Chestnut Hill is its smartly laid-out, wholly welcoming cosmetics department. Hard-to-find brands include Clé de Peau and Trish McEvoy; personable, informed, and refreshingly nonpushy salespeople make for zero-pressure lingering; and real-world lighting means it’s no shock when your $23 cobalt blue Dior mascara turns out to be very blue, indeed.

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