Living in Middle America can be a pain. Sure, a dollar goes a bit further and people move a bit slower. However, for a makeup hoarder, like myself, all the cool stuff is a few hours drive or a plane ticket away. So this is my beauty destination wish list.
413 Bleeker, New York, NY
Nars Cosmetics is one my favorite brands. The shade range and quality make it easy to spend some money with no regrets. The 413 Bleeker Nars Boutique is simply decorated and brightly lit. I imagine everyone walks out with the correct shade because how could you not a place like that?
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
174 Ludlow Street, New York, NY
OCC is another one of my favorite brands. I’d love to go the Ludlow store just to play around. Many places sell the Lip Tars but I’m interested in the brushes, the glitters, and pigments as well.
Nigel’s Beauty Emporium
11252 Magnolia Blvd North Hollywood, CA
Nigel’s Beauty Emporium is one of Hollywood’s premier beauty supply companies. One look at their brand list and you know it’s true. They have everything. I’ve never been to California before so if I ever make it out that way I hope I get the chance to see Nigel’s so I can bask in its magnificence.
2103 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD
Oyin Handmade is my natural hair holy grail brand. The Hair Dew, the Juices and Berries Leave-In, and the pomade to end all pomades, Burnt Sugar/Sugar Berries Pomade are my absolute faves. I love the brand because the products are great and also because the owners Jamyla and Pierre Bennu created a family atmosphere between them and the consumer. You feel the love they put into their products.
The Makeup Show
Los Angeles, NYC, Dallas, Chicago, Orlando
The Makeup Show. Shopping and education are wrapped into one with The Makeup Show. When I first heard about The Makeup Show the nearest location was Chicago which still isn’t very close but now it’s in Dallas too. That’s a 3-hour drive away from Oklahoma City so there’s no reason for me to miss out like I have these last couple of years.
So do you have a beauty travel wish list? Where would you like to go if given the chance? Where have you traveled in the name of beauty?