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beauty

Fresh Faces

No wonder everybody loves products.

Nothing can turn around a my-boss-is-a-jerk-my-ex-is-engaged-my-new-$300-boots-leak kind of a day faster than a fresh tube of shiny lip gloss.

Now, to make sure help is always available, best friends Amanda Nelson and Marissa Laterra have opened Powder Room. The darling Lincoln Park shop carries boutique makeup lines normally reserved for camera-ready types: Jelly Pong Pong (whimsically packaged products via Italy), Sugar Baby (makeup from Down Under), Treat (candy-inspired bath goodies), Sue Devitt Studio (from the former creative director of NARS), and Passport (for women on the go).

Whether you’re a beginner or a master, getting your hands on all the fun-to-play-with shadows, liners, and sparkles will give you something to smile about.

Even on those could-it-get-any-worse? sort of days.

Powder Room, 705 West Armitage Avenue, at Orchard Street (312-640-1194 or shoppowderroom.com).