Two particular members of Grazia Team Beauty are currently out of the office and located Stateside, working extremely hard in the Big Apple on a selection of top secret and extremely fabulous beauty shoots. While spending some value time hanging out in hair and makeup at Milk Studios in the Meatpacking District, one of our very famous makeup maestros divulged that that hot new beauty boutique Shen Beauty is currently the place to visit for any beauty aficionados in the city.
As if this kind of encouragement was needed! It goes without saying that prior to a second high profile beauty story the next day, the first available yellow cab was hailed and we were on our way over the bridge to Brooklyn for a speedy visit.
Think of this store as a location where the coolness and careful editing of Space NK meets the quirkiness of Liberty's beauty hall. It’s quite literally a small but perfectly formed beauty haven, lovingly stocked to bursting with all our favorite brands including Bobbi Brown, Amanda Lacey, Aromatherapy Associates (yes the New Yorkers go mad for all of our uber cool cult Brit brands), and By Terry and well as playing host to a whole troop of unique make-up bags, candles, soaps and heaps more.
Needless to say that we departed with bags full to bursting of treats for our comrades back at home. Obsessed doesn't even come close and we are currently dreaming up a plan to somehow bring this beauty back to the UK. Put this one on your NY to-do list immediately.
By Angelica Hermon