Armand Beasley and the A-List experience




What defines beauty? Selfridges between the 1st May -12th June have got philosophical in their quest to answer an age old question.  The ground breaking #beautyproject campaign cultivated a series of workshops, inspiring talks and not to mention exclusive offers all in the name of beauty.

The really inspirational idea behind this campaign is that it celebrates and highlights important topics all relevant to the 21st century woman & man of course.  

Hot discussions covered included age in the media, race, cultural and gender social representations – the #beautyproject most certainly worked as a catalyst and a forum to get ladies from all ages, races and cultures to really thrash out the negative & positive misconceptions and preconceptions of beauty as we know it.  

Did it live up to all the hype? Well, we decided to check out and experience for ourselves what was on offer in Selfridges Manchester – And we were in for a surprise or two!

Want to feel like an A-Lister?

Tucked away in the beauty hall in Exchange Square Selfridges we had the pleasure of meeting international beauty expert Armand Beasley.

Armand not only has a star studded list of A-List celebrities and clientele but also offers his bespoke services to the general public at Selfridges.  Who wouldn't want to be pampered by a beauty expert that worked with the likes of Hollywood Golden Gal Goldie Hawn and countless others!

From the Oscars, to the Bafta's booking in to see Armand is a surprisingly personal and special experience.  We got a sneaky peak into the exclusive bookings open to members of the public and what’s on offer. 

First and foremost, Armand exudes an incredibly down to earth personality – you can really see him talking and understanding the personal needs of all the people that book in to see him.  I took this as an opportunity to part with my own personal beauty travesty. 

Being a Mum of two children often means a beauty regime on most days is non-existent.  Armand imparted some very relevant information – including his TOP 10 Beauty picks carefully poised on a display across his salon.  I was recommended the Clarins Pure Melt Cleaning Gel.  Armand’s advice ‘Whilst showering, massage in to the face…lather and rinse’.  Does it work? Like a charm.  Certainly a product I never would have known about had I not had the pleasure of meeting him!

The experience allows one to talk in depth about your own skin, your own routine and to be honest your own personal way of ‘life’ – in my opinion is second to none!  It  the nicest thing to just be able to give yourself back some ‘me’ time (we all deserve it). 

Here are Armand’s TOP 10 beauty picks : 

1. Giorgio Armani Silk Fluid Foundation
2. Bella Bellisima Velvet Santal
3. Nars Nail Polish
4. Clarins Double Serum
5.Creme De La Mer Eye Concentrate
6. Illamasqua Precision Ink Liquid Liner
7. RMK Powder Soap
8. Bobbi Brown Lipstick Pencil
9. Clarisonic Aria
10. Suqqu Eye Makeup Remover

This fabulous beauty experience is a much needed step in the right direction and finally gives shoppers a chance to invest in some good old quality ‘me’ time!  Highly recommended with a huge A-L thumbs up!

There’s still so much going on at Selfridges all over the country – find out more about what’s going on in your local Selfridges store here.




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