Nothing cooler than taking a selfie in the John Lewis lingerie department, right? Anyway, I was at John Lewis Kingston a couple of weeks ago for one of their beauty events. But it was a special event, as they had the team from In Style magazine imparting their wisdom on skincare, haircare and make-up. Not only did they talk about their favourite brands, but they answered audience members’ questions.
Each year, In Style magazine has a special edition listing the best beauty buys, as voted upon by beauty experts and readers. Best cleanser? Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. Best nail polish? Essie. Best flat iron? GHD. Best inexpensive mascara? Max Factor Masterpiece.
I was then treated to a lovely back massage from Clarins. Clarins have the most amazing smelling products. I don’t have many expensive beauty products, but I have the Clarins Beauty Balm, which is lovely. And their Lotion Tonique was voted as the best toner.
There was also a make-up tutorial from one of the make-up artists from Bobbi Brown. I learned to always do your eye make-up first. That way, if there are any smears from your eye shadow or mascara, you can wipe it off your clean skin before putting on foundation. If you have already put on your foundation and just try to cover the smears, it can lead to greyness around the eyes. Who knew? Oh yeah, experts knew.
Do you have any beauty secrets? What are your make-up best buys?
I was invited to the John Lewis/In Style Beauty Event for the purpose of this review. I was given some of the ‘best buys’ to sample. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.