Though often overcrowded, New Yorkers still flock to Sephora for quick touch-ups and products galore. Invest in higher-end lines like Lancôme, Dior and Clinique, or experiment with their cheap and colorful in-house line, which, at five bucks for eyeliner and $12 for a lipstick, definitely gives drugstore brands a run for their money.
Especially at a beauty supply store, NYC shopping is a never-ending adventure for those always on the hunt for the next major trend. Though a plethora of clothing stores and shoe stores keep avid shoppers occupied, beauty stores are friendlier to cramped NYC closets with their supply of tiny treasures. The faster you build up your makeup stockpile, the more you can treat yourself without having to trek to nail salons or spas in NYC.
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