Best Reason to Go to the Galleria (2002)
Nestled between Origins and Victoria's Secret, Sephora is the Never-Never Land of beauty. Grab a basket for help-yourself makeup shopping. The first thing you encounter when you walk into the store is two walls of perfume, listed alphabetically. It's daunting even to a product whore. The selection of makeup is nothing less than miraculous. Christian Dior, Shu Uemura, Terrax, Shiseido, Benefit, Kneipp's bath products -- and that's just a small sampling. The most prized product is the line N.V. Perricone M.D., formulated by the doctor who authored The Wrinkle Cure. You can also buy Urban Decay and Anna Sui makeup, and a Japanese skin-care line whose main ingredient is sake. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable but not intrusive. And they encourage you to try things on; everywhere are mirrors, tissues and applicators. We suggest you bring only cash. Going over the limit is way too easy here.