South Miami's Cream is a wonderland of beauty products. (We always thought Alice could use a little more mascara.)
By Maria Arguello
Beauty is one of the ultimate, simple luxuries in life. Perfume can lighten your mood, eye shadow can add drama to your day, and a little concealer can work miracles.
South Miami is home to Cream, Miami's only boutique devoted solely to beauty, offering exclusive skincare, makeup and perfume lines -- from the well-established Bond 9 to the more up-and-coming Color On.
The boutique's interior has a charming boudoir feel, complete with crystal chandeliers. The attention to detail is evident in all facets of the store, including their array of upscale products. Their skin and makeup lines include Bliss, Kiehls, Sonya Dakar, Kevin Aucoi, and Trish McEvoy. They've also got Art of Shaving and Jack Black for the gentlemen.
Most of Cream's staffmembers are licensed aestheticians and can help you find that perfect look while still taking care of your skin. Plus, they'll stick around afterhours to provide both in-store and on-site make up application if customers call ahead. There's also makeup lessons, facials, brow waxing, lash application and lessons, customized gift baskets with local delivery and shipping available and private parties.
And soon, customers won't even have to put on makeup to buy makeup, as the boutique is planning on adding online retail.
We're blushing already.Cream, 5820 Sunset Dr., South Miami; hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon-Sat, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; 305-669-9220.
Makeup magic at Cream. Photo: Maria Arguello