5 Reasons To Check Out The M&S Beauty Hall

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Have you checked out the beauty department at M&S recently? I mean, I know it’s had a revamp in recent years but I didn’t realise quite how epic it is. It’s like SpaceNK. But better, because you can have a proper look at everything without the pressure. (I find SpaceNK a little intimidating sometimes – makes me feel a bit Julia Roberts in that Pretty Woman scene where the staff won’t serve her – you know?)

Not that the Marks and Spencer Beauty Hall is devoid of service. If you want excellent skincare advice, try hanging out near the REN counter looking confused. I was approached by a Beauty Assistant who was incredibly knowledgeable – she knew ingredients, she knew different brands and comparable products. Impressive. 

Marks and Spencer now stock cult skincare and cosmetics brands like Stila, REN, Pixi, Alpha H and Emma Hardie. It has some bougie haircare lines, like Philip Kingsley, Living Proof and Bumble & Bumble. Plus the best of the high street with Bourjois and Barry M. 

Here’s the hot list, the 5 reasons why you should check out the M&S Beauty Hall…

Alpha H Liquid Gold 1. Alpha H Liquid Gold, £33.50.

The hero product from Alpha H is Liquid Gold, a glycolic acid liquid exfoliator. Apply with a cotton pad after cleansing and leave overnight, for smoother, brighter skin. 

Stila Heaven's Hue Highlighter in Kitten2. Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter, £28. 

Something a bit different from Stila, a highlighter that’s neither a powder nor a cream. It has a unique squishy, putty type texture. 

Glam Glow GRAVITYMUD 3. Glam Glow GRAVITYMUD Firming Treatment, £39.

Award-winning peel off mud mask. Oh, and it’s silver. The Instagram face mask. 

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer

4. Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, £17. 

A pre-shampoo conditioning treatment, originally created by hairdresser Philip Kingsley for his client Audrey Hepburn. 

Autograph Fibre Sculpting Brow Gel
5. Autograph Makeup, from £6.50. 

Let’s not forget the excellent own-brand makeup range, Autograph. I can personally vouch for the Autograph Ultimate Wear Cream Shadow Sticks, £9.50, and Guardian beauty columnist Sali Hughes is effusive about the Autograph Fibre Sculpting Brow Gel, £9.50. 

Happy shopping! 

Til next time,

Hayley 

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