Skip over Filenes. Gloss over a few pre-eminent cafes, and find yourself at the doorstep of high-end beauty’s next home: Bluemercury Apothecary & Spa.
Founder Marla Malcolm Beck personally picks each product she carries in her store, which is testament enough to her due diligence.
From best sellers that include Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Cobalt, Frederic Fekkai SunShine Shield Spray to the hard to find Acqua di Parma Colonia EDP, the shelves have every eye-catching, trendy and effective cosmetic that’s worthy of the name.
Also note: hard to find Serge Lutens, T. LeClerc and organic staples from Red Flower and REN reside peacefully among the well-known masterpieces like Phyto and Frederic Fekkai products.
As though that were not inviting enough, there are two spa treatment rooms offering facials, microdermabrasion and waxing services.
This is a great place to hang out with your gal pals, test out stuff in the relative peace and quiet and then trot over to Café Lalos (just a block away) to try their sinfully rich Chocolate Ganache cake.
Now, that’s an outing worth flitting for! Visit www.bluemercury.com
Bluemercury Makeup Skincare Spa
New York City, New York 10024