A couple of weeks ago I attended an event to introduce the Your Beauty space at Marks and Spencer. I was familiar with the fact that M&S had upped their game in the beauty stakes recently, but I honestly had no idea just how impressive it was; the brands available are absolutely amazing – there really is something for everyone – and they’ve done a great job of putting together a beauty space that aggregates some of the best, currently established brands with a few newbies that many won’t have heard of, yet definitely deserve their spot amongst their better known peers.
There is far, far, far too much going on within the Your Beauty space for me to completely cover in this post, so instead I’ve collected some of what I believe are the stand out brands. If you’re a beauty obsessive in any way then it’s essential that you visit Your Beauty; what’s particularly exciting about this specific beauty space is that there’s nothing too generic; everything felt new, fresh and exciting, so definitely make a point of visiting soon!
Top product pick: Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil. It has quite the cult following and for good reason as this quickly-absorbing oil can be used for pretty much everything. Mixed in with your favourite hand cream it makes the most *amazing* deeply moisturising hand treatment.
Top product pick: Express Beauty Masks. These amazing single treatment masks come in a huge range to suit all sorts of skin complaints. There’s also a kit available that contains 10 masks and 1 pair of eye masks for £15 if you fancy trying out a few different variants and saving a few quid.
Top product pick: 4in1 Pressed Mineral Make-up Compact. I have this although it’s in the wrong shade, but the formula is absolutely lovely. The coverage is medium but buildable and I’ll definitely be seeking out a shade match to give this a good test run.
Top product pick: Crystal Nail File. This is the most amazing nail file that slices through nails like butter (so much so that you have to be careful as you can end up filing down much more than you intended) therefore making light work of what is usually rather tedious.
Top product pick: Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels. These eye treatment pads – intended to reduce puffiness and replace moisture – have very quickly developed a cult following.
Top product pick: Elasticizer. It’s a pre-shampoo treatment that improves the condition and elasticity of hair. It really does work as do the majority of Philip Kingsley products; I’ve been a long-term fan of the brand (as was my mum when it first arrived in the late 60’s/early 70’s!) and as a slight digression, I met the man himself at the event as well as his daughter who he was so incredibly proud of (she’s taking over the reins) so he spent the majority of the time beaming at her which I thought was so lovely!
Top product pick: I would’ve said the Carrot treatment kit as I saw very visible results immediately after use, but it doesn’t seem to be available through M&S unfortunately. They’ve just released an Apricot BB Cream that has seven different benefits (including both plumping and mattifying) so I’d say that’s a worthy product to check-out, although I haven’t used it myself.
As you can see, everything is covered in Your Beauty and there are many, many more amazing brands available (such as Diego Dalla Palma and Murad), all of which are housed in one beauty hall. For more info, head to M&S Your Beauty here.