London is home to some of the most beautiful women in the world. Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Gillian Anderson, Naomi Harris, and the like. It's where actresses, pop stars, supermodels, and socialites live, after all. Not to mention a few princesses, duchesses, and other noblewomen. So if you're planning to visit or even move to London, you'll want to keep up. Luckily, the British capital is also home to a lot of great makeup stores. Each offering up their own quality cosmetics, some of the most dazzling women in the city rely on them. Here are a few worth you'd want to check out!
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Up in Covent Garden, one of the busiest districts in London for both food and shopping, 3INA is a famous makeup store that London girls flock to. It offers everything one needs to look her best, from glossy cosmetics to the most meticulous of skincare regimens. They're particularly known for their matte lipsticks, offering up eye-popping shades that will definitely catch everyone's eye. Though, for £15.oo worth of products, you can also get your own eye makeup done here for free. Luckily, the staff consists of friendly people who are more than willing to help you out.
Charlotte Tilbury is one of the most prominent makeup artists to ever come from the UK. She's worked for major fashion brands, made up countless celebrities, and started her own beauty empire. Today, the Charlotte Tilbury brand is one of the most famous cosmetics companies in the entire world. And you'll find countless of her stores throughout London too! Known for her glamorous looks both on the red carpet and on the runway, her makeup are often the glossy kind. The type that will help your features sparkle no matter what type of lighting you're under.
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Here in London, Harvey Nichols is one of, if not the most luxurious department store in the entire city. It's right up there with Galeries Lafayette
in Paris or Bergdorf Goodman
in New York. And in this illustrious establishment that makes all the other designer outlet stores
green with envy, the most famous makeup brands are all on offer. MAC
, Bobbi Brown
—every big name in the beauty industry has set up shop in this famous department store. Not to mention a few small-time names that deserve more recognition too! Whatever makeup you're looking for, you'll definitely find it in Harvey Nicols!
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Right along SoHo, arguably the trendiest district in London, you'll find Space NK. Though it's not exactly the most famous cosmetics brand in the city, many Londoners still flock here all the same. Why? Because the store has an excellent skincare selection that's guaranteed to bring out your natural beauty. They still have the standard lipsticks, blushes, and palettes, but their true ace in the game are the beauty creams, moisturizers, and lotions. Ask anyone who's lived or even just moved to London
and they'll tell you that Space NK is one of, if not the best skincare stores in the British Capital.
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The Beauty Workshop
is one of the most important retail spaces in London, Not only is it a luxury and streetwear haven
in the city, but it's also one of the most prominent online retailers from the UK
. And, as you'd expect, their cosmetics lineup is truly top-notch! It's not just that Selfridges has the big beauty brands everyone already knows and loves. But they also carry the cosmetics lines of some of the world's most famous fashion brands. From French labels
to Italian brands
, as well as a few homegrown names as well, you'll find that The Beauty Workshop of Selfridges has everything and more!
Xsandy’s Hair and Beauty
Finally, there's Xsandy’s Hair and Beauty! A small-time beauty salon and store in Lewisham, it's not exactly the biggest name on this list. But why is it still included here? Because it's a cosmetic brand founded by a woman of color for her fellow women of color. A huge problem the beauty industry has faced over the years is the lack of consideration for women with darker skin tones, kinkier hair, and the like. Fortunately, Xsandy’s Hair and Beauty is here to ensure that the women in London don't have to face such a problem.
Looking beautiful in London may seem like hard work but it really isn't Many of these incredible makeup stores ensure that you can look your best and glow like the star that you are as you walk around the British capital.
These amazing beauty finds will help you stand out in London, whether you're at home in your luxury rental
or walking along the trendy districts of the city!