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BRIT SHOP: THE BEST UK BEAUTY BRANDS

BRIT SHOP: THE BEST UK BEAUTY BRANDS

The UK’s not just about the royal family and a good brew, plenty of your favourite ever hair products and makeup brands were created on British shores too. Get ready to take some notes, as these are the best UK beauty brands to have on your radar RN.

Best UK Beauty Brands

  1. Illamasqua
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    Illamasqua

    Created by entrepreneur Julian Kynaston, makeup brand Illamasqua is top of our list of the best UK beauty brands RN.

    Born straight outta’ London’s Soho district, this makeup brand celebrated individuality with their highly pigmented eyeshadow palettes and high performance longwearing foundation.

    Key product: Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best Illamasqua products

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  2. Eyeko
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    Eyeko

    Harnessing Korean technologies but with a truly British attitude to carefree and experimental makeup, Eyeko is a wife-husband born brand.

    Inspired by looks heroed on fashion catwalks yet made truly wearable, Eyeko mascara and eyeliner are all formulated to be both longwearing and have beneficial ingredients to benefit lash growth.

    Key product: Eyeko Black Magic Mascara

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best Eyeko products

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  3. Elemis
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    Elemis

    Next up on our list of the best British beauty brands is skincare leader Elemis.

    Completely Cruelty-free, this skincare brand focuses on creating a spa experience at home with luxury ingredients like Marine Algae (sounds gross, but does wonders) and Kefir Tea. The boujie products will look good on the ‘gram and do good for your overall skin heath.

    Key Product: Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best Elemis products

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  4. Rimmel
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    Rimmel

    A drugstore makeup brand that’s definitely been in everyone’s stash at some point, Rimmel is a leading UK beauty brand that creates professional quality affordable cosmetics.

    Perhaps best known for their mascara and foundation ranges, Rimmel has built a cult following that it truly deserves.

    Key Product: Rimmel Extra Long Lash Mascara

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best Rimmel products

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  5. this works
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    this works

    Founded by British Vogue’s former Beauty Director Kathy Phillips, this works is skincare to help antidote a super stressed out lifestyle.

    Key Product: this works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best this works products

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  6. Molton Brown
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    Molton Brown

    Who doesn’t know British heritage brand Molton Brown? With truly iconic packaging, this UK-born brand does luxe bodycare like no one else.

    Key Product: Molton Brown Black Peppercorn Body Wash

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best Molton Brown products

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  7. PIXI
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    PIXI

    One of the first Glycolic Acid products to market, we were first introduced to PIXI through their Glow Tonic, and now we’re big fans of both their skincare and makeup ranges.

    Set up by Petra, a makeup artist by trade, PIXI stayed true to its heritage and opened its first flagship store in London over 10 years ago. Now the brand is loved worldwide.

    Key Product: PIXI Glow Tonic

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best PIXI products

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  8. Real Techniques
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    Real Techniques

    Founded by YouTubers Sam and Nic Chapman, Real Techniques brushes are a UK beauty brand through and through. The sisters live in Norfolk, and developed the range as they wanted accessible professional quality makeup brushes that everyone could use and experiment with.

    Key Product: Real Techniques Powder Brush

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best Real Techniques brushes

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  9. ghd
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    ghd

    Of course, we had to include ghd. Our go-to hair straighteners, ghd began in 2001, founded by Martin Penny, Gary Douglas, Susan Powls and Robert Powls. With headquarters in Leeds, this is a truly British brand flying the flag across the globe.

    Key Product: ghd original styler

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best ghd

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  10. Tangle Teezer
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    Tangle Teezer

    Last on our list of the best UK beauty brands is Tangle Teezer. These cult detangling hairbrushes are haircare staples for women and men across the world, and were created by hairdresser Shaun P way back in 2003.

    Even after an initial setback with everyone saying they’re “out” on Dragon’s Den, fast forward to 2019 and these cult hairbrushes are used everyday, and still made in England in a factory in Oxfordshire.

    Key Product: The Original Detangling Hairbrush

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best detangling hairbrush

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