Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m pretty sure you would have heard or even seen what has been going on at Selfridges. The Beauty Project launched on the 1st May and will continue until the 12th June in stores nationwide. A series of emotive and inspirational talks, activites and experiences on the beauty counters will all go hand in hand to explore the definition of beauty. Manchester Exchange Square held The Beauty Project launch party on the 7th May and as part of The Beauty Project, celebrity make up artist Armand Beasley will be holding consultations with all customers.
Armand Beasley has worked on a whole host of clients from A List movie stars and familiar faces from our favourite soaps, as well as huge events such as the BAFTAs and the Oscars. His editorial work has appeared in Grazia, Hello and Asiana Wedding to name a few and his work is just beautiful. I was lucky enough to watch him at work, and was inspired by his techniques and natural ability to enhance and highlight natural beauty.
Armand will be holding one to one consultations with customers throughout The Beauty Project for a redeemable £75 fee. This is the perfect opportunity to have a whole new overhaul of your make up, whether you are stuck in a rut or need a bit of guidance into finding the most perfect products that are tailored to your look. Call The Bespoke Beauty Service Lounge at Manchester Exchange Square on 0800 123 400.
I asked Armand to list his top ten beauty picks that no lady should be without. Here’s what Armand says:
1. Giorgio Armani Silk Fluid Foundation- such a beautiful foundation to work with & good selection of shades. Very popular with my brides as it covers but never looks heavy. £35.50
2.Bella Bellisima Velvet Santal- I’m hooked on this stunning fragrance with its lighter top notes then rolling into cypress & mint before spiralling into hawthorn, blonde woods & amber. £96
3.Clarins- Double Serum. Hyaluronic acid & a cocktail of plant extracts have made this the UKs best selling serum at the moment.£55 for 30ml
4.NARs nail varnish. Free from DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde & Formaldehyde Resin. Plus great colours!£14
5.Creme de la Mer Eye Concentrate- this wonder product with is great for dark circles and lines. £130
6.Illamasqua Precision Ink- versatile liquid liner that is very longwearing. Available in Abyss, Havoc & Scribe. Havoc (aubergine tone)is my favourite. £20
7.RMK Powder Soap- removes impurities & brightens with ingredients like Papaya & Amaranthus.
8.Bobbi Brown Art Stick- long wearing chunky lip pencil with a creamy matte finish. Comes with its own sharpener.£19
9.Clarisonic Aria- different speed settings & timer for efficient cleansing. £155
10. Suqqu Eye Makeup Remover- gentle yet efficient. An essential piece in my kit £30
Do you have any of these products? What do you think? All of Armands essentials can be bought in-store on online at Selfridges.