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Aveda

Shop the full line of hair, body, and fragrance products from the environmentally conscious beauty company. Better known for its lotions and shampoo, don’t overlook the makeup—the colorless Nourish-Mint Lip Definer is a tingly essential, and the eye shadow colors are rich.  Also great for gift sets on the go. Don’t leave without indulging in the “stress relieving experience,” a five-minute chair massage and hot tea.

288 West Market
952-854-0595
aveda.com


Bare Minerals

The original mineral makeup company, Bare Minerals is a powder-based natural line with an avid fan base. Be prepared for the whole story when you stop by, but you could get a complete touch up while the knowledgeable makeup artists/sales associates explain the benefits. Check out the pressed foundation—a real breakthrough.

110 East Broadway
952-854-9205
bareescentuals.com


Intelligent Nutrients

From Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher comes Intelligent Nutrients, the first retail store for his groundbreaking certified organic health and beauty line. The products include hair and skin-care, aromatics, and supplements, all made with food grade materials. Experience a scalp massage or a de-stressing ritual in one of the private treatment rooms. You’ll leave armed with newfound appreciation and concern for what we put on and in our bodies.

158 South Avenue
952-567-1324
intelligentnutrients.com


Kiehl’s

Shop the century-old apothecary brand’s complete collection, including men’s products and the growing selection of anti-aging serums and creams. We’re crazy about the Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

124 North Garden
952-854-9541
kiehls.com


L’Occitane en Provence

A luxurious, Mediterranean-influenced line of beauty, skincare and fragrance products for men, women and the home. The shea butter soaps and lotions are a highlight.

268 West Market
952-854-5581
usa.loccitane.com


Lush

Handmade bath and body products that are not tested on animals. This company uses only vegetarian ingredients and little to no preservatives. Indulge in a luscious bath bomb, bath melt, or bubble bar. The cleverly packaged gift sets are a go-to.

112 East Broadway
952-854-9672
lushusa.com


MAC Cosmetics

Get the full brand experience from the popular makeup line adored by performers and makeup artists for its wide range of colors and professional grade coverage. New colors and limited edition products every month or two.

294 West Market
952-814-9805
maccosmetics.com


Nordstrom

The first floor beauty department features cosmetics by Dior, Shiseido, MAC, Jo Malone, and many more, with lots of hot products, like Clarisonic, and an amazing array of gift sets sprinkled in. But what we really love is the frequent free makeover events.

TipRequest an appointment with Nordstrom’s beauty stylist for comprehensive advice that is not brand specific.

1000 Northwest Court
952-883-2121
nordstrom.com


NYX

All of your YouTube beauty fantasies come to life in this high-tech store where customers can watch tutorials from their favorite social media stars and try out the same products. Scan any of the 2,000 beauty products for tips on how to wear it. Best part, most of the lipsticks, eye shadows, et al are less than $10!

106 East Broadway
nyxcosmetics.com


Origins

Natural skincare made with plants, organic ingredients and essential oils. The brand is known for its earth and animal friendly practices. We’re crazy about the GinZing collection, particularly the de-puffing eye cream (a morning essential) and the brightening mascara. Great gift sets, and products for the guys, too.

292 West Market
952-858-9665
origins.com


Sabon

The body scrubs and oils with Dead Sea salts and minerals are a highlight—pretty, fragrant, and moisturizing. The Israeli line includes bath and shower products, hair care, beautifully carved soaps, laundry mist, room sprays and more. Packaged in glass bottles, Sabon products make great gifts. It’s possible to put together a nice set for less than $30.

166 West Market
952-657-5861
sabonnyc.com


 

Sephora

Nars, Benefit, Bare Escentuals—stock up on all your favorite beauty brands (hair care and fragrance, too) in an open environment where you can touch and try everything and the staff isn’t partial to a particular brand. We’re fans of Sephora brand cosmetics, which work well for a good price.

200 West Market
952-854-1517
sephora.com


Sigma Beauty

Their makeup brushes earn rave reviews from beauty pros (and us), for less than you’d spend at many national makeup counters.

286 West Market
952-405-6684
sigmabeauty.com

 

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