Portland >Shopping > Blush Beauty Bar
513 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9721045.526539 -122.698656
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Northwest District
If you tend to avoid the department store makeup counter melee like the plague, this is an ideal alternative--they have every kind of beauty product imaginable and you can have a professional do your makeup, but the shopping experience is so much more peaceful. Super selection of quality sunscreens for summer!
I loved this place! They have so much fun makeup and smelly things. I womans disneyland. well...disneyland of makeup and products. I got a lip balm that ive actually used more then once or twice which isnt normal for me.
Amazing Eyebrows! – After having moved to Portland from New York I was desperately searching for a place that does good eyebrows! Ive found it! After going to a few places and being completely over-waxed, I waited a few months to let my eyebrows grown in and then made an appointment with Rachel at Blush Beauty Bar- and thank goodness I did! Rachel listed to my concerns, and put me on the "brow rehab" program. She was able to clean up my brows and make them look neat and tidy while not making them too thin and keeping their natural shape- apparantly this is very difficult for some eyebrow waxers/threaders to do! Needless to say, my brows look fantastic. I am so happy I found Rachel and look forward to working with her in the future!
Megan is the best eyebrow shaped in town! – Megan has been waxing my eyebrows for about a year and a half now, and everytime she does it is absolutely perfect. My eyebrows are glamourous only because of her (I used to be made fun of for having too bushy or too skinny brows). She stays true to your natural arches and knows just where to wax to make you look magazine perfect. Plus, she is an absolute gem to talk to. I've refered so many of my friends to her. She is the best kept secret in town.
Great place for beauty products – I love this place, and they have a Youtube page !
Amazing Service and the best staff ever – I went in to Blush Beauty Bar over the weekend looking for a gift for my mom and my sister, and it was a great experience. Very happy with what I got, and the staff was very helpful and down to earth. Thank You Blush Beauty Bar !!
Eyebrow threading! – I was told that the best place to get your eyebrows done in Portland was at Blush and it is so true! Suha threaded my eyebrows (I had never had it done before) and completely transformed my face. My eyes looked bigger and I looked more put together; I've never had such amazing results with eyebrow hair removal. When she let me look in the mirror and saw that I was ecstatic she said "that is why I keep doing this job. when people stop reacting this way I will quit."
The best $25 I've ever spent on beauty, hands down. Book an appointment, you won't be disappointed!
Threading! – I moved to Portland about 6 months ago and couldn't find a salon that offered threading (except some place about 50 miles away) so I was only left with waxing options. After an awful eyebrow wax experience that left my brows way thinner than I'd like them I finally found Suha a month later at Blush and couldn't be happier. She really knows what she's doing! And as far as other reviews go, I did not have any problems with the staff. They were all nice and answered any questions that I had. Thank you Suha and Blush.
Bad service – I went in looking for some help in picking out a good powder and blush. I waited maybe 10 minutes and no one offered to help me. Then I finally asked someone if they could help and they still took a few more minutes to come over and assist me. The lady showed me some products and picked out colors, but I kept saying I wanted something different and she insisted that the colors she was choosing were the best for my skin tone. They weren't and I was dissatisfied. I didn't feel very respected, and felt like I was talked down to. It seemed like a very silly and artificial atmosphere. I ended up with a product I don't like and can't return because they don't actually have a return policy. They only let you exchange items, and that's only if you haven't even used them. Not the best makeup store!
This is where all the makeup is in Portland, on thier Sales Staff – Gals in PDX don't wear a lot of make up and people in Portland are usually down to earth. This place feels like the O.C. and its the kind of place where you guess the sales gals talk about you after you leave. Plus there isn't a lot of variety, maybe three lines to choose from, it doesn't make sense.
Great makeup application and not just a dept. store experience – I went in for a makeup application by a NARS makeup artist who was in town. She was great and the spirit in the store was much more friendly and supportive than you get sitting on a chair in Macy's. I love all the stuff I bought. Of course, the blush and bronzer, but also the lipstick, which I think I'll get more of from NARS. They go on really well and taste great! I also got a free gift of this great NARS body oil, which I've used all summer on my bare legs and it smells great and I've gotten lots of compliments on it.
The owner was great and it felt really great to support a locally-owned business. Definitely going back.
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