Celebrating the Mood of Manchester

— 19 October 2011

September marked the opening of the newest and most beautiful Beauty Hall at Selfridges Manchester Exchange.  To celebrate the style and beauty of the north a team of international hair and makeup artists took to the streets of Manchester to find stylish, real women and a lucky man to appear in a series of local adverts.

We caught up with each of the girls (and Philip) to discuss their favourite beauty products and regimes.

Above: Emma, Antonia, Olivia

Emma (24), Trainee Accountant from Wilmslow – “I can’t live without my Clinique foundation, YSL mascara and Chanel bronzer.’’

Antonia (34), Actress from Huddersfield – “MAC Studio Fix foundation is really good, flawless, and their eye shadows are so long-lasting. I love Dior Mascara as a treat as well!’’

Olivia (23), Assistant Buyer from Knutsford– “I use Liz Earle skincare, and I’m completely addicted to nude lip balm and of course mascara and blusher’’

Above: Lucy, Jeni May, Sital

Lucy, Sales Executive from Leeds – “I love Mac lipsticks, they’re really long-lasting and good value. I couldn’t live without Elizabeth Arden’s 8 hour crème and use it for everything!’’

Jeni May (23), University of Manchester student from Rusholme – “I would definitely recommend Bare Minerals, especially the mascara, and Chanel Foundation. I’m a big fan of Chanel fragrance too.’’

Sital (21), Sales Assistant from Stalybridge – “I love all things Mac, I also like the Simple skincare range’’

Above: Carly, Philip, Althea

Carly (28), Gym Owner from Heywood – “I like the natural look, but I think having a good moisturiser is really important.’’

Philip (26), Retails Manager from Manchester – “I have a skincare routine and use Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel and a toner with Skin Mattifying Moisturiser to tackle oily skin. I exfoliate every few days, and use the Vital Light Serum which is amazing.’’

Althea (30), Mum of three from Hale – “I think it’s really important to cleanse every day, I always cleanse twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening.’’

Above: Ashley, Hollie, Helen

Ashley (27), Operations Manager from Failsworth – “I’m a self-confessed Mac addict, it suits the glamour and variety of Selfridges.’’

Hollie, (22), Works at Selfridges from The Wirral – “I love the Fix Plus from Mac, it’s refreshing make-up that’s gorgeous for a holiday, as is the Clarins Hydra Quench Cooling Cream. Mac’s Strobe Cream is great to use as a primer or on its own to illuminate.’’

Helen (22), PhD Student from Fallowfield – “It was a huge surprise and so flattering to be asked to be part of the Selfridges campaign! When it comes to beauty, I always moisturise and exfoliate regularly.’’

Above:  Charmaine,  Lakshmi

Charmaine, Hairdresser from Huddersfield – “I think that Aveda skincare gives noticeable results. I love Armani make-up as well, the colour works great with my skin tone.’’

Lakshmi (27), Actress from Leeds – “I believe in using really good cleanser and moisturizer. I use ant egg oil, its amazing!’’