Beauty Buyer's top 5 products of the moment

To celebrate Spring Beauty Week, we asked three Fenwick Beauty Buyers to share the five products they’re currently obsessed with. 

We’re very proud of our fabulously famed Beauty Halls, particularly the brilliant Beauty Buyers that stock them. Whether they’re searching for the next best niche skincare brand, or discovering the fragrance that will become a cult classic, they get to see - and try out! - a whole range of products before deciding what’s good enough to make it onto the shelves.

We challenged Beauty Buyers Grace Ruthven, Jila Field and Feralyn McArdle to find out which products are their favourites right now and have made the worthy migration to their private stash...

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Grace Ruthven
Beauty Buyer at Fenwick Newcastle

 

1. Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Foundation (£40)

This is the latest foundation from Giorgio Armani and it is my favourite at the moment. It has a gorgeous satin finish with a really great buildable coverage that lasts all day and suits this time of year perfectly!

2. Chanel Coco Code Blush Harmony  (£49)

This blusher was the star product from Chanel's Spring collection and it is great! The brush can be used to swirl all of the colours together to create a pop of colour with a lovely highlight, or you can pick out a specific shade for the different areas of the face.

3. Aurelia Miracle Cleanser  (£38)

This is a new cleanser discovery for me and I am obsessed! Aurelia is a British skincare brand which prides itself on using natural ingredients combined with probiotic technology. This cleanser is a lovely creamy texture and even removes the most stubborn of eye make-up.

4. Creed Vetiver Geranium (£190 for 100ml)

This is a favourite fragrance of mine which I have rediscovered over the last couple of weeks as we head into a sunnier Spring climate. It's a woody floral Eau de Parfum with top notes of granny smith apple, patchouli and cedar in the base notes.

5. Sister & Co Raw Coconut & Coffee Sugar Scrub (£24)

There have been a lot of coffee scrubs appearing on the market over the last year or so but I have to say this is my favourite. This scrub with coconut and coffee smells amazing and my skin feels so soft after using it!

 

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Jila Field
 Beauty Buyer at Fenwick of Bond Street

 

1. Hayo'u Treat-rite De-Stress Face Oil (£33) 

I use the Hayo'u Treat-rite De-stress Face Oil on my face and neck to help combat the effects of stress. It is a deeply nourishing formula and when applied with the Jade Beauty Restorer Massage Tool (£35), it instantly releases facial tension and aids my skins' natural ability to rejuvenate, which in turn helps to fight the signs of ageing. Hoorah!

2. Immunocologie Body Serum (£100)

I like to give my body the same treatment as my face and with summer approaching I want my skin to look tip top. This serum is rich in essential oil nutrients and is really moisturising, boosts radiance and leaves my skin with a healthy glow.

3. Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil (£53)

I have coloured hair which is prone to dryness but using the Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask once a week restores my hair's natural vitality. For a more intensive treatment,  I leave it on overnight for an extra moisture boost.

4. Uma Absolute Anti Aging Eye Gel (£65)

I am a big believer in Ayurvedic principles and the Uma Absolute Anti Aging Eye Oil's formula harnesses the power of Eastern medicine to deliver a powerful blend of essential oils to the delicate skin around my eyes to prevent the signs of aging. I use morning and night without fail.

5. Nuori Vital Hand Cream (£35)

This hand cream is my handbag staple - it smells gorgeous and is great at restoring my dry, damaged winter-beaten skin. Formulated with amazing botanical ingredients including squalane, shea butter, grape seed and almond oils, I love Nuori's ethos on freshness, efficacy and purity

6. Artis Oval 6 Brush (£60)

Okay, I know I'm cheeky by adding in a 6th product - but I had to mention the Artis Oval 6 brush, I absolutely love it! It is perfect for applying my foundation and getting into the creases, it leaves such a flawless finish. I also use it to apply highlighter to my cheekbones. Added bonus is they are 100% cruelty free as they are made exclusively with CosmeFibre, a revolutionary engineered fibre.

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Feralyn McArdle
Beauty Buyer at Fenwick Canterbury & Tunbridge Wells

 

1. Kiehl's Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream (£49)

I love this new moisturiser from Kiehl's that has crept its way into my morning routine - the nourishing Manuka Honey doesn't just smell divine, it makes my skin look noticeably more radiant and youthful. 

2. Aurelia Miracle Cleanser (£38)

This Aurelia cleanser has quickly become a favourite with the ladies that shop at our Tunbridge Wells store - and it seems to have a few fans up in Newcastle too - and I can see why!  I have been using this cleanser for a few months now and I love the way it leaves my skin feeling totally clean, yet still comfortable on my dry skin.

3. Clarins Double Serum (£70)

The Clarins Double Serum is my desert island product without doubt and I have been using it since it launched. I use it morning and night and it makes my skin feel like I have had a facial - my skin feels soft, plump and looks lovely and radiant. 

4. NARS NARSissist Unfiltered II Cheek Palette (£45)

I adore this cheek palette from NARS - it's a piece of art! The palette is packed full of matte and shimmering blushers in a range of flattering colours to add a healthy flush and gorgeous glow to the cheeks. 

5. Bella Freud 1970 Eau de Parfum (£85 for 50ml)

This 1970 perfume from Bella Freud is a new addition to my fragrance wardrobe and I'm really enjoying this modern take on the traditional rose scent.  I love the base notes of frankincense and myrrh that are contrasted with blonde woods to give the fragrance a clear, crisp finish.

 

 

All products mentioned are available at Fenwick stores. Don't forget to head down to your local store this week to take advantage of our beauty-related events and exclusive gifts over Fenwick Beauty Week - find out more here.

 

By Grace Gargini