Off the Beaten Buy: bareMinerals foundation for a natural makeover
Let’s face it: finding the right foundation for the right skin tone is a lifelong mission, and generally an unsuccessful one. Then, a moment of hope when that slightly tan, warm version of six various beiges is the match made in heaven, just to wake the following morning with more blemishes than foundation could ever save you.
Enter bareMinerals by Bare Escentuals. Eccentricity, 716 Massachusetts St., is the only store in Lawrence with this all-natural line of mineral makeup providing a sun-protecting power and light coverage that leaves the skin breakout free. The foundation comes in three forms: original, matte and ready. The original and matte foundations are made from virgin soils around the world and give your skin a dewy or velvety glow, respectively. Ready is a cold-press foundation meant to hydrate your skin (not for those with oily skin), made from algae and seaweed.
Bonus: Eccentricity also offers color-match sessions to make sure you walk out with the right color before making your purchase.
Where to get them: Eccentricity, 716 Massachusetts St.
What you’ll pay: $27 for the original or matte powder (but it lasts six months or longer)
About the store: It’s a unique boutique with a number of eccentric accessories and clothing items for women, organized throughout the shop by color. Right now there are a number of one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments and other seasonal goods scattered among the clothing items throughout the store.
While you’re there: Look for fun home decor items that fit so beautifully with the displays, it’s hard to tell what is for sale and what’s for show.