My love for Bluemercury is no secret and I’ve been a fan of theirs for as long as I can remember. I initially fell in love with the store because they carry all my favorite brands in one place and the staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Fast forward a few years and Bluemercury has added a few new in-house lines like Lune + Aster (for makeup products that make getting ready a no brainer) and m-61, which keeps my skin looking its best – I’m officially obsessed! A few weeks ago, I went to their Lincoln Park location and did a spring/summer lipstick haul and it was so much fun! 

I went for many of my favorite tried and true brands, like Nars and Bobbi Brown, which have punchy colors that are perfect for warmer weather. The manager who was assisting me did a fabulous job of coaxing me into trying new brands and formulas that I would have never selected for myself. I’m happy to say many of these are now mainstays in my makeup bag. Lip color is my favorite way to pull a look together, so I made a little video with the best of the best for spring/summer — think nudes, reds and statement lips!

Last night I attended the grand opening of Bluemercury’s newest Chicago location in River North, and it is like something out of a dream! The walls are lined with beautiful candles, body washes and the latest in skincare. All the best brands are there too — think Trish McEvoy, La Mer, Nars, Bobbi Brown and so much more! I was super excited to play with Surratt, which I had heard wonderful things about but hadn’t been able to check out in person until last night. 

If this sounds like your kind of place, you’re in luck! On Saturday, May 20th they are hosting a “day of beauty” at the new River North location from 10am to 8pm. Get there early if you want to score a gift bag, and get ready for bubbly, makeup and a ton of fun!