Trying out the offering within the Beauty Halls is all part of the job of the Harrods beauty buyers Vesa Kalho, Imogen Porter and Federica Sinisi. The products that make it onto their bathroom shelves, then, must be something special. The list includes a perennial skincare hero, a lipstick that hydrates and doesn’t budge, a cream that doubles as a glass of water for your skin, the best non-powdery powder for a cake-free, luminous appearance, and genderless, long-lasting scents.
How to achieve a brighter and smoother complexion in just 20 minutes? The answer is at the end of the top twenty.
Beauty Buyers’ Top Twenty for Spring/Summer 2019:
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
Laura Mercier’s finely milled powder sets concealer fast and brightens dark circles.
YSL Touche Éclat – one of the most-awarded beauty products
The brightening and concealing properties of the YSL Touche Éclat are second to none, say beauty experts.
Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks
Huda Beauty’s feather-light but densely pigmented lipstick goes on like a lip gloss but has a velvety matte finish that won’tbudge.
Thomas Kosmala Après L’amour No.4
Thomas Kosmala Après L’amour No.4 is a multi-layered scent that captures the energy and languorous mood of skinmeeting skin. Bitter orange and lemon zest add zip to the top notes before cooling down to a base of wood, musk andamber. From a range of nine genderless, long-lasting scents, you’re guaranteed to find a new favourite.
La Mer The Concentrate
Mix a drop with your foundation for a dewy finish with all the benefits.
Anti-ageing eye treatment: La Prairie Platinum Rare Cellular Eye Essence
La Prairie’s cult cream helps to lift and firm instantly, while working long term on any wrinkles and fine lines. The beautyessence creates an immediate tightening effect, giving the eyes a luminous glow.
Lancôme Advanced Génifique
Lancôme Advanced Génifique is an anti-aging concentrate. It targets the ten key signs of youthful-looking skin. The new Advanced Génifique works to smooth fine lines and deep wrinkles, boost radiance and clarify and even skin tone.
Sunday Riley Luna Oil
Sunday Riley’s cult oil is packed with Retinol – one of the only ingredients proven to improve signs of ageing.
Shiseido Ultimune is a pre-serum, which means it should be applied before the rest of your skincare to make it workharder.
Sisley Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream – The Daily plumping face cream
Formulated with black rose, may rose and alpine rose, Sisley Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream offers instant and long- lasting radiance, hydration and comfort. The uniquely textured formula transforms into micro-droplets of water upon application that penetrate deep into the heart of the epidermis.
Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick – a cult favourite
Praised for the highly pigmented satin finish, Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick with lip care ingredients like the natural hydratingmango butter provides 16 hours of comfort.
Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel cream bronzer
This natural-looking cream bronzer from Chanel can be used as an eyeshadow for no make-up make-up days.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Finishing Powder
The best non-powdery powder for a cake-free, luminous appearance, in our opinion.
Targeting key signs of aging with exclusive ChronoluxCB Technology, this consumer-proven formula of the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair treatment leaves skin feeling smoother, hydrated and stronger, with the appearance of wrinkles considerably reduced.
TOM FORD Ombré Leather Eau de Parfum
A contrasting mix of floral leather and cool spices makes this fragrance punchy and intriguing.
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm
This cleansing hero leaves your skin feeling nourished and soft using Hungarian moor mud to help purify the skin and totally remove make-up.
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Face Peel
Dr. Dennis Gross’ pads hold a blend of alpha and beta hydroxy acids to reveal new, bright skin.
RéVive Moisturising Renewal Cream
RéVive’s night cream is packed with a Nobel Prize-winning ingredient, epidermal growth factor, to encourage cell renewal and rejuvenation while you sleep.
111Skin Rose Gold Brightening Facial Masks
This skin-restoring mask is infused with 24-karat gold, rose damascus extract and amino acids – a brighter and smoother complexion in just 20 minutes. Enriched with liquorice extract-a successful brightening active and silk amino acids to nourish, the advanced formula works to effectively brighten, repair and hydrate, resulting in a replenished complexion.