Inspirations

April 16, 2006|By ELIZABETH LARGE | ELIZABETH LARGE,SUN REPORTER

SPLURGE OF THE WEEK

TASTY ON YOUR SKIN

KISS N' MAKE-UP

827 W. 36th St., Hampden

410-467-5477

Buying cosmetics should be fun, which is why we adore Kiss n' Make-Up, Hampden's funky new beauty products shop on the Avenue.

Owner Debra Stoll says she's trying to create a "mini-Sephora," with hard-to-find, eclectic lines. Stoll used to work behind a cosmetics counter, so she knows her stuff. Now, she says, "I want to help people so they don't have to go to the mall."

Among her beauty lines is Two-Faced, which offers trendy colors and innovative products. Eyeko is a cult fave, with lots of stains and other cosmetics to create the anime look. With The Bomb, you get plumping lip gloss in 20 different colors.

And, men, don't miss the Jack Black line of all natural, easy-to-use products and the manly Brave Soldier line. (The guy who developed it is a biker.)

Kiss n' Make-Up is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

[Elizabeth Large]

The Inspirations page rotates among four weekly themes: fashion, gardening, home and body. Send suggestions to harry.merritt@baltsun.com.

Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.