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London travel guide: Beauty tips & trends

Author: Elle Canada

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London travel guide: Beauty tips & trends

Get the low down on the beauty scene in London with ELLE UK editors' advice on best makeup trends, shops and products. Joining the panel are:

Lorraine CandyEditor in Chief of ELLE UK

Anne-Marie CurtisFashion Director of ELLE UK

Marissa BourkeCreative Director of ELLE UK – and the ELLE UK Art Team

Susan Ward DaviesTravel Editor of ELLE UK

Emma StrennerBeauty Director of ELLE UK

Suzanne Scott Beauty Writer of ELLE UK

Georgia CollinsDeputy Beauty Editor of ELLE UK  

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BT: “Matte pastel lip colours – We are still channelling the matte look from Jil Sander SS12 but this season in softer, more sugary pastel colours like lilacs and soft pinks (ie: Revlon Matte Lipsticks and MAC lipstick in the area of Saint Germain.)”

A-MC:
“Eyelash extensions.”

MB: “Top knots, dip-dyed hair, nail art manicure.”

SWD:
“Ombré hair and make-up, nail art.”


THE BEST DAYTIME BEAUTY LOOKS FOR WORK


BT:
“Neon nails - anything goes from electric corals, pink, orange and even yellow. (ie: Illamasqua “Collide” nail colour and Orly “Hot n Spicy”).”

THE BEST DAYTIME BEAUTY LOOKS FOR THE WEEK-END

BT:
“The messy top knot as seen at Mary Katranzou’s AW12 fashion show. Hair is gathered loosely and positioned right on top of the crown.”

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THE BEST EVENING BEAUTY LOOKS FOR HAPPY HOUR

BT: “Bold bright lips worn with undone, disheleved hair. Loose waves with a mussed-up texture against a bright lip and all other make-up kept to a minimum. (ie: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Brick and Dior Addict Extreme lipstick in Riviera.)”

SWD:
“A low ponytail like on the AW12 catwalk shows. Take tips from magazines.”

THE BEST EVENING BEAUTY LOOKS TO GO TO THE RESTAURANT

BT: “Niche fragrances. In London women are really getting into their perfume. They want to smell unique and would hate to be found wearing the same scent as someone else. Brands like Frédéric Malle, Juliette has a Gun and Serge Lutens are growing in popularity.”

A-MC: “Strong lips.”

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london-beauty-tips-0033333.jpgTHE BIGGEST BEAUTY DON’TS

BT: “Massive false lashes and a fake tan. People want something more understated, less a nuclear glow and more sun-kissed and a few individual flare lashes rather than massive, in your face strip lashes.”

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THE MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS TO BRING BACK HOME

BATHS OILS from AROMATHERAPY ASSOCIATES
5 Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge, London SW7 1EX
44 (0)20 7838 1117
aromatherapyassociates.com
BT: “We use Aromatherapy Associates oils every day. We love 'Revive Morning' in the shower before work and a few drops of 'Relax Deep' in a bath at the end of a long day.”

Check out the best FASHION addresses in London

SKINESSE SARAH CHAPMAN’S PRODUCTS
106 Draycott Avenue, London SW3 3AE
44 (0)20 7589 9585
sarahchapman.net

TOPSHOP MAKE-UP
36-38 Great Castle Street, London W1W 8LG
44 (0)8448487487
topshop.com
Give Topshop Make-up a try on the ground floor of their flagship store. The shop’s line comes in nice packaging, or otherwise, opt for the always colourful Barry M. collection.
MB: “Colours that are always on trend in beautiful, fun packaging.”

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LIZ EARLE HOT CLEANSE AND POLISH
lizearle.com
SWD: “A cult product that really works.”
MILLER HARRIS PERFUME/CANDLE
millerharris.com
SWD: “Beautiful packaging and gorgeous scents.”

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