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Top Department Store Makeup Counters

July 14, 2014 8:00 AM

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(Photo by Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images for Nordstrom)

(Photo by Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images for Nordstrom)

Miami has a great number of department stores with an even greater number of cosmetics counters. The experience of deciding on a new line to try or a new artist may be overwhelming to some. These counters are some of the finest in the city and they have some of the best makeup artists in the business. From smokey eyes to natural looks, these top artists master them all.
YSL

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YSL Cosmetics
Saks Fifth Avenue
Bal Harbour Shops
9700 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL 33154
(305) 865-1100
yslbeautyus.com

Young at the YSL Cosmetics counter in Saks Fifth Avenue at the Bal Harbour Shops is an amazing makeup artist. Young’s specialty is the standout smokey eyes. The look can be achieved using various YSL products including volume-enhancing mascaras, the popular defining pencil and felt-tip pen eyeliners and the eyeshadow shades that include Midnight Black, Cashmere Brown and Deep Night Purple – so suitable for the look. Smokey eyes are the most-requested makeup look at any counter and they are great for a variety of occasions from dinner to dancing to black tie.

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Dolce & Gabbana Make Up
Saks Fifth Avenue
Bal Harbour Shops
9700 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL 33154
(305) 865-1100
dolcegabbanamakeup.com

The fabulous Dolce & Gabbana cosmetics counter is also located in Saks Fifth Avenue at the Bal Harbour Shops. Makeup artist Jacque O’Rourke is the go-to person at the location and she is a particularly great resource for women new to cosmetics or new to the line. O’Rourke has amazing relationships with her clients and she does a great job in realizing what they are looking for, what they know how to replicate at home and what products may be missing from their at-home routines. She is the type of artist that has clients coming back over and over for more new looks and product consultations. O’Rourke’s specialties are natural looks as well as smokey eyes.

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Chanel Makeup
Bloomingdale’s
Aventura Mall
19555 Biscayne Blvd
Aventura, FL 33180
(305) 792-1000
chanel.com

Martha Saenz at Chanel Makeup is an expert in making every woman who sits at her counter look incredibly beautiful. Chanel Makeup has the finest in cosmetics at a high level of quality that remains consistent throughout everything with the Chanel name. This is a great time to experiment with the new Fall 2012 Les Essentiels De Chanel collection, a collection with softly feminine, unexpected variations of colors typically seen for fall makeup. Several of the products are limited edition including the peach-hued Joues Contraste powder blush and the Stylo Yeux Waterproof long-lasting eyeliner in Silver Light and Noir Intense.

Chanel Makeup
Neiman Marcus
Bal Harbour Shops
9700 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL 33154
(305) 865-6161
chanel.com

Chanel Makeup has incredible offerings for all facets of makeup artistry from the incredible color selections to the tools and brushes for precise execution. Makeup artist Raul Madrid is an expert at creating the sexiest dramatic eye looks. He is perfect to see before big events or a night out and about in the city. Chanel Makeup has the best possible products for Madrid to work with including Le Crayon Kohl, Inimitable Intense mascara and great eyeshadow palettes like Ombres Matelassees.

Chanoa Chen is a well-published blogger and online journalist on topics ranging from luxury lifestyle living to fashion shows and trends. A self-proclaimed Miami Beach fashion expert, she is also working on launching her first jewelry line, Boki Love. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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