Our favourite British beauty brands
The very best of beauty from the motherland
Contributor / June 10 2016
As it turns out, One Direction, Harry Potter and a cup of English Breakfast aren’t the only things Brit’s pride themselves on. Their native beauty brands have become a forefront in the cosmetics industry, with many having a concrete position on our beauty shelves today.
Click through our gallery to see our favourite British buys:
If you can’t splurge on the Burberry coat, their house fragrances are the next best thing. The celebrated scents were created with the same great ethos as the apparel: classic, long-lasting, and luxurious. The My Burberry fragrance was inspired by none other than the trench coat itself, and is an intoxicating mix of bergamot, roses, patchouli and geranium.
Rimmel London is the epitome of British makeup brands. With Georgia May Jagger, Kate Moss, Lily Cole, and now Cara Delevingne fronting the cosmetic line, you really can’t get much more British (nor stylish). One of our favourite must-have products right now? Rimmel London’s Colourist Mascara – it gives lashes instant volume and thickness within a couple of coats.
The brand originated in 1960 with a cleanser that had no perfume and no colour included. It now reigns as UK’s #1 skin care line, thanks to its excellent range of sensitive skin products. We love the Kind To The Eyes Makeup Remover, which makes taking off your day’s smoky eye a breeze.
Mason Pearson, an engineer and inventor, created his first hairbrush in 1905. Since then, the brush has gone on to be one of the most sought-after hair tools ever made; loved by editors, celebrities and stylists worldwide. The brush is so good that it’s hardly been altered from the original design.
One of the most recognised fragrance houses in the industry, Jo Malone is known for its exquisite perfumes, luxurious candles and bathroom products. We particularly love the Mimosa and Cardamom scent, which is perfect going into the cooler months.
Renowned celebrity makeup artist to some of the biggest names in the industry, Charlotte Tilbury decided to pour her 20 years of knowledge and experience into her very own cosmetics range. And it certainty didn’t disappoint. One of the best sellers, Filmstar Bronze & Glow, helps sculpt and highlight your facial features in minutes.
English sisters Samantha and Nicola Chapman created the award-winning brushes, which have been essentials in professional makeup artist’s kits’ for years. In particular, makeup artist’s can’t get enough of, the Real Techniques Foundation Brush, which has an angled cut to help layer product seamlessly without any cakey residue.