Beauty Babes Guide to L.A

Marisa Robinson Makeup Artist - Beauty Babes Guide to L.A

Whether you are a local, seasoned traveller or about to embark on your first trip, Los Angeles and the Greater Los Angeles area is a mecca for makeup lovers!

So to help you plan your itinerary I have put together a beauty babes guide to L.A and shared my favourite hot spots and some of L.A's best kept beauty secrets!


Photo Credit:  Morphe Brushes

Photo Credit: Morphe Brushes

Morphe Brushes
616 S Victory Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502

Welcome to makeup brush heaven! The Morphe store in Burbank has hundreds of brushes, at very affordable prices, lining the walls as well as an amazing range of makeup palettes. Morphe is a popular choice amongst Makeup YouTubers such as Jaclyn Hill (who has her very own Morphe Favorites Eyeshadow Palette - limit of 1 per person in store) and Manny MUA and it now also has a very special place in my heart too! I am obsessed with their eyeshadow palettes, they are perfectly pigmented and come in so many different shades and don't even get me started on their brushes - they are everything!

The store is quite small but they do say good things come in small packages and parking is limited so you may have to take to the streets. It's a popular hot spot amongst makeup lovers and it can get pretty busy so I would recommend researching what you would like online before your visit and create a wish list so you don't get overwhelmed by the amazingness when you arrive!

Brands Include:
Morphe Brushes, Morphe Pro PalettesJeffree Star, LA Girl, OCC Lip Tar


Nigel Beauty Emporium North Hollywood

Nigel Beauty Emporium
11252 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Blink and you'll miss it! This hidden gem has all your makeup, beauty and hair supply needs under one roof. I only came here intending to purchase Artis Brushes but 2 hours later I had discovered so many more amazing brands and products and left with more than I bargained for!

Brands Include:
Artis BrushesBeauty BlenderBecca CosmeticsBen Nye, Cinema SecretsEmbryolisseInglotMakeup For Ever, Zuca + many more


Photo Credit:  The VM Space

Photo Credit: The VM Space

Hourglass Cosmetics
1351 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Located on the popular Abbot Kinney Boulevard, the Hourglass Cosmetics flagship store oozes as much style and sophistication as their luxury products. The zig-zag display in the centre of the store allows you to easily navigate around and try their amazing range while their friendly and experienced staff are happy to help you find the perfect shade. A must visit for any Hourglass fan!



Ulta is your one stop shop for high end and drug store cosmetics as well as hair products, tools and accessories. I have visited several stores throughout the U.S and have always received excellent customer service and had a relaxed shopping experience (read no pushy sales associates!). It might even be fair to say that I like Ulta more than Sephora! *GASP*

Brands Include:
ArdellBare Minerals, Benefit Cosmetics, Dr Brandt, It Cosmetics, Lorac, NYX, Smashbox, Too Faced + many more




For the best in beauty you can't go past Sephora. High end and luxe cosmetics, haircare, fragrances and accessories - they have it all! You will find a Sephora store in most major shopping centres and capital cities throughout the U.S.A and if you're a Sephora virgin don't be surprised if you walk out a VIB Rouge member after your first visit!

Brands Include:
Christian Louboutin Beauty, Cover FX, GlamGlow, Kat Von D, Koh Gen Do, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Urban Decay + many more


Share your favourite L.A Beauty Hot Spots in the comments below!