The Best Of The One-Stop Beauty Shop
Calling all beauty buffs, The One-Stop Beauty Shop at Browns Brook Street is about to become your new favourite place to be. Our friends at Electric Gallery are back again. This time, transforming the Immersive Room at our Mayfair flagship boutique into a candy-coloured world via the vibrant works of beloved British artists, Andy Cook and Sian Bristow.
We invite you to come and immerse yourself in our very own confectionery room showcasing the very best Browns beauty curation. Feed your sweet tooth for the most coveted products in skincare, fragrance, haircare and makeup with our pick ‘n’ mix of our top beauty products, bestsellers and cult favourites.
Ahead of your visit to the store, make sure you make a note of the top products on our buyers’ Wishlists. Including the likes of Augustinus Bader, FaceGym, Sunday Riley, ISAMAYA and Shoreditch Nails, you can be sure your Big Little Rituals are in very good hands. Read on to discover why our team loves these brands and products most, how you can easily weave them into your daily routine, and the positive impacts they’ll have on your every day.
Jess McVicar, Assistant Beauty Buyer
Allies Of Skin Molecular Silk Amino Hydrating Cleanser
“I love using this product because it works as a perfect second cleanse in my evening routine, working to remove any lingering makeup. My skin is left feeling super clean and hydrated without compromising my skin barrier. It’s packed with nourishing ingredients such as Silk Amino Acids, Vitamin C and Green Tea Extracts, also making it a perfect morning cleanser to wake me up for the day.
This is the perfect product to start your obsession with the brand! Allies Of Skin is an assortment of results-driven products containing powerful ingredients which have led me to see great results in my skin. I have brighter skin instantly post-use, and have experienced longer-lasting benefits - such as reduced pigmentation - which has just continued to get better.”
Riki Loves Riki Skinny White Mirror
“The Riki Loves Riki Skinny Mirror is a game-changer! It’s super lightweight which makes it perfect for travelling (I am known for packing this mirror in my suitcase when I’m going away!). With different brightness settings, the lights are perfect for doing your makeup or hair on the go or at home, and the battery life lasts for ages - I barely need to charge it despite using it at least once a day.”
Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlight Stick
“These have become a firm favourite in my makeup bag. They’re the perfect creaminess to add a pop of shimmer to the face which is blendable and buildable depending on desired coverage. Working amazingly under the other products in the collection and a perfect partner for Westman Atelier’s powder highlighters to set these sticks.
The application couldn’t be simpler - a super hand twist bullet which can either be applied directly onto the skin or warmed up on the fingers before applying and blending out with a beauty sponge or brush. My favourite places to apply are my cheekbones, top of lip, end of nose and brow bone; plus the collarbones if I’m feeling extra glowy!”
Irene Forte Rose Face Oil
“This face oil smells so fresh and luxurious, whilst offering excellent nourishing benefits. It’s also perfect for those with sensitive skin. I love Irene Forte’s brand ethos as they are very sustainable and a few of their products are refillable. I like to use the oil as one of the last steps in my evening skincare routine alongside my rose quartz gua sha, to help with lymphatic drainage. The oil helps the gua sha glide smoothly over my skin and décolleté, providing a spa-like at home experience!”
Sian Johnson, Beauty Buyer
Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream
“This is one of those ‘IYKYK’ products, that once you start using it, you can’t live without it. The biggest pull for me is the anti-ageing results I see when using this; all down to the patented TCF8 technology which fights the signs of fatigue which I am insecure about. I prefer the Rich Cream to the Cream formula, as I find the Richer formula thoroughly hydrates my thirsty skin and gives me the plumpness I am looking for.
I love that I can use this morning or evening and see instant results, whilst I know it’s getting to work deeper into the skin’s barrier. I use around 2-3 pumps depending on the desired amount my skin requires. If I’m looking for extra nourishment, I always turn to the Ultimate Soothing Cream for an even richer formula.”
Mount Sapo All Over Oil
“This is one of our top Rated By Browns products, so it’s no surprise that it’s a favourite of mine too. A multi-use, all-over oil which is inclusive of all skin types, it’s one you can use all year round. What I love about this product is the story behind the Mount Sapo brand as well as the efficiency. It’s created in such small batches, made with really light oils so that your body can quickly absorb it without leaving any sticky or greasy residue.
I also love that it comes in a travel-friendly size, so you can also take it with you wherever and whenever you need it. In a nutshell; it’s super nourishing, looks good on the bathroom shelf and makes you feel at your very best!”
Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist
“The ultimate pick-me-up, this little wonder mist from Omorovicza is the most uplifting refresher for your skin. I use it at any time throughout the day and can be incorporated into any step of your regime. I use it mostly during the day for hydration - as the mist is so delicate and fine, it never ruins my makeup. This product has such a great feel-good factor, as you get such instant visible results. My top tip is to keep it in the fridge during the summer months for an instant cooling effect. Talk about a go-to mood enhancer!”
Georgina Daintree, Merchandiser
Medik8 Day & Night Retinol
“Since using this Medik8 serum, my skin has looked visibly clearer and more radiant. It glides on and leaves my skin feeling super silky and smooth, and is the only product with retinol in it that I can use both day and night without being too strong.”
Shoreditch Nails For Shore Set
“I love this set of nail polishes - the application is so easy and the polish never chips! I always get complimented on the colour palette whenever I wear these. The packaging is great and I love the conscious element to it.”
EVE LOM Cleanser
“I absolutely love this luxurious and incredibly gentle cleansing balm which leaves my skin feeling clean, super soft and fresh. I also love the aromatic scent. It’s super calming using this cult product every evening before bed - I can’t live without EVE LOM!”
Sumayyah Khan, Merchandising Administration Assistant
Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil
“On days where my skin isn’t feeling its best, I layer this major staple in my evening skincare routine alongside the Good Genes Glycolic Acid Serum as these two products are a power duo together. You can really see results in preventing premature ageing - it really works against fine lines, uneven texture, age spots, dryness, and dullness. A little goes a long way, and the quality of the ingredients and the results make this skincare investment worthwhile.
I avoided retinol products for a while because they’re often too harsh. The way this retinol product is formulated as an oil is so different from the typical retinol serums on the market, as this one leaves your skin feeling nourished and protected. The oil contains trans-retinoic acid, a less irritating form of retinol that is gentler on the skin. As a result, even people with sensitive skin can benefit without experiencing irritation.”
Westman Atelier Blush
“This blush is a must-have in my makeup bag! Because of the warmth it brings to one's face, blush has always felt like the heart and soul of a finished makeup look. Most blushes I’ve tried leave a cakey finish that exposes all your fine lines and pores. I've always aimed for a dewy finish on my base, so this blush has been perfect for me.
Swipe the blush onto your fingers or directly onto your face and blend for the most natural and radiant glow. It’s long-lasting and doesn’t settle into my pores or fine lines, making it ideal for drier skin or anyone looking for a lovely glow.”
“I've been collecting these pencils solely for their versatility. Their easily-blendable creamy formula glides onto the skin, making them a great all-in-one tool, ideal for multiple areas such as eyeliner, eyeshadow, lip liner, lipstick, and even blush. The colour never bleeds and is so long-lasting, you won't need to reapply it throughout the day. However, when using them as an eyeshadow, I always lightly set with a thin veil of translucent powder just to lock in the colour.”
Joe Brunner, Buyer
Sunday Riley CEO Serum
“I tend to use this serum a day or two post-shave. I think it’s wasted when there’s stubble or a beard in the way. I prefer to use this in the evening so it’s marinating my skin whilst getting some interrupted sleep (thanks to my cat!). Sunday Riley makes my skin pop and I love them for that.”
FaceGym Electric Microneedling Device
“I use this device at the start of the week in the morning, or at the end as a nighttime job. I started using it after I had a treatment at FaceGym. This experience was more educational and a true face pummelling. Both my girlfriend and I looked well rested post-treatment, our skin radiant as if we’d been on a holiday consisting only of facials for a week. Unfortunately we don’t have the cash for facials all the time, so we went for the next best option - taking this device home.
Both of these products have matured my outlook on skincare. There’s an air of maturity and arrogance when I use these. When I was in my early 20s it would be just ‘cleanse and moisturise’ - a very slapdash routine with not a great deal of thought behind it. Using these two products feels ceremonial, more of an occasion - one where my younger self would laugh - however with the expectation I’ll level up the next day in appearance (think Anne Hathaway’s makeover in The Devil Wears Prada!).”
Thom Scherdel, Menswear Category Manager
Noble Panacea The Absolute Intense Renewal Serum
“As a dad to a baby daughter, I don’t have much time for a skincare routine in the mornings. I appreciate Noble Panacea organising my daily serum dose into 30 single-use doses so that I remember if I’ve used it or not! It does exactly what it says on the tin, making my skin feel revitalised and deeply replenished after just one use.
The brand’s products are suitable for all skin types which is great too. Be warned - you’ll have to share this product with partners and friends once you’ve told them all why your skin looks so good. They’ll want some of the action too!”
Melyon Detox Serum
“I can’t recommend the inclusive skincare brand Melyon enough. All of the products feel lovely against the skin, smell great and they last a long time so you don’t have to worry about restocking on the regular. The moment I put the Detox Serum onto my skin, I can feel it drawing all the London toxins out, making my face feel softer and my complexion look more even-toned. This serum has a vegan formula and all products in the collection are part of our Conscious curation, ensuring negative impacts on cultivation are kept to a minimum. The packaging looks great too so they’re nice bottles to look at on the bathroom cabinets.”
Fur Bath Drops
“I love a bath to unwind after a busy week, as does my partner, and we’ve both enjoyed the addition of these Fur Bath Drops to soak in. Containing red seaweed, sage, jojoba and grapeseed oils, they smell great. I leave the tub feeling relaxed, and my skin and hair feels hydrated and nourished.
The easily dissolvable beads are also a great addition to my shaving routine, softening my skin and facial hair to make my face feel even smoother and more supple after. I end my grooming routine with their Face Oil to avoid any in-grown hairs and to give myself the ultimate fresh face feeling post-shave.”
When you’re next in Mayfair, come and visit The One-Stop Beauty Shop in the Immersive Room at Browns Brook Street until the 9th June 2023. Make sure to snap yourself in the space and share on our socials as we’d love to see. Just like our friend Aoife Cullen, who created this candylicious look on a recent visit, using Chantecaille, Surratt Beauty, RMS Beauty, Submission, Natasha Denona and Westman Atelier.
P.S. We have some very exciting news… Our beauty box is coming very soon. To celebrate one year of beauty at Browns, we have put together a special curation of our bestselling and most exclusive brands. Follow us and keep your eyes on our TikTok and Instagram feeds (just search @brownsfashion on both) for the launch of this ultimate gift for beauty buffs.
Words by Sophy Davis Russell
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