High End Beauty at Marks & Spencer


Over a year ago I noticed that Marks & Spencer had upped their game in the beauty department. Gone are the days of Lavender hand cream and bath salts, and instead (at least in the larger stores) you can find a decent selection of high end beauty brands (and some more budget friendly too). More recently the available selection seems even better and it’s great place to shop for brands that can be otherwise difficult to come by unless you are lucky enough to live near a Space NK or Selfridges. I will list the full range of brands available at the end of the post, but I’ve picked a make up, haircare and skincare brand that interests me to demonstrate just how great Marks and Spencer can be for beauty obsessives!


I’ve loved the handful of Stila products I have tried so am keen to try more. The brand is pretty easy to find online but what if you want to handle and swatch the products before you buy?. Yes, you can find it in some Boots stores but in those I’ve found it, they seem to stock a limited selection. My local M&S has the full collection. My favourite products are the ‘One Step Correct’ primer and the ‘In The Light’ eye shadow palette. I’d love to try the liquid liner. Let me know of any other Stila recommendations in the comments!


I only recently discovered the brand Mio and it was by accident when I happened upon a free sample. I fell in love with ‘The Activist’ firming active body oil so purchased it when I had the chance to go into a Space NK (you can find a haul on my YouTube channel here). Now that I know I can pick up Mio products literally around the corner from my house I know I will be trying more from the range!


I am yet to try¬†any products from Living Proof but I will be now that I know I can get my hands on them! An American brand priding themselves on using ‘proper science’ to create hair products designed to give you beautiful hair. Co-owned by Jennifer Aniston who has been giving us hair envy since 1994 which is why I will be heading straight to M&S once my current hair care stash runs dry!

Full listing of brands available (according to the M&S website):

Alice & Eliza, Amazing Cosmetics, Ambre Solaire, Ameliorate, APTIVIA, Apothecary, Autograph, Barry M, Bliss, Blue Harbour, Burt’s Bees, Butter London, Collezione, Crabtree & Evelyn, Crystal Clear, Cowshed, Diega Dalla Palma, Dr Hauschka, Fake Bake, Filorga, Floral Collection, Florentyna, Formula, Fragonard, GLAMGLOW, Global Escape, James Read, Josh Wood, Jurlique, Korres, L’Occitane, Living Proof, La Maison de Senteurs, Leighton Denny, Limited Collection, Lola, Mamma Mio, MakerAide, Mio, Monotheme, Morgan Taylor, Murad, Nails Inc, Nature’s Extracts, Neal’s Yard, NUXE, Percy & Reed, Per Una, Philip Kingsley, Pixi, Pure, Pur Minerals, Ragdale Hall, Red Carpet Manicure, REN, Rituals, Rodial, Roger & Gallet, Royal Jelly, RUSH, Sampar, Shay & Blue, Skyn Iceland, STILA, St Tropez, Strivectin, Studio 10, Sun Smart, Swell, Tangle Teezer, T LeClerc, Ultrasun.


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