Thank goodness for Boots. Seriously, where would we be without our high street’s beauty mainstay? Somewhere far more dishevelled, that’s for sure. Whether we’re stocking up on key bathroom cabinet essentials, shopping for smart supplements or browsing the bodycare aisles (repeat after us: nowhere competes), Boots has us covered. So imagine our delight (ok, pure unadulterated joy) when the much-loved retailer launched over – wait for it – 54 new luxe beauty brands. 54! We’re talking everything from Drunk Elephant to Anastasia Beverly Hills, MAC to Huda beauty and The Ordinary. Heck, even Kylie Beauty is on its way! If you thought you loved your local Boots branch before – you just wait...
New Bespoke Beauty Services Tailored To You
And there’s more: with new beauty brands come new beauty services. Boots' in-store beauty consultations might have paused during lockdown, but their new Premium Beauty Virtual Services quickly worked to fill the gap, offering a virtual alternative that allows you to log on from the comfort of your sofa. Such was the success of Boots' virtual beauty consultations that they're still going strong today.
The Beauty Crew can talk you through any beauty conundrum, from how to achieve glowing skin at home to how to hit on your perfect lipstick shade, all via video appointment. They also host masterclasses with professional make-up artists and skincare experts - sessions that serve up countless must-have tips and tricks of the beauty trade, often with a few exclusive sneak peeks and free beauty goodies thrown into the mix, too. Or, if you're a little Zoom fatigued, there's no problem - in store appointments are now back up and running for face to face consultations.
So with summer weather - hopefully! - here to stay, where better to stock up on a few new season essentials than Boots? Shop team Grazia's edit of Boots' best beauty buys below. You're in for a treat.
Shop the Grazia Team's Favourite Luxury Beauty Buys At Boots
Boots Luxury Beauty Buys - Grazia 2021
Rihanna KNOWS good lipgloss, and the multidimensional shimmering shine of the Gloss Bomb acts as a highlighter for your lips; pigmented, metallic nudes for every skin tone – without feeling sticky or tacky.
Recreate that 'back from holiday' glow (sans flight) using NARS' Orgasm & Laguna compact. Just dust the blusher on the apples of your cheeks and sweep the bronzer under your cheekbones.
You might already be familiar with Fenty Beauty, but if you haven't tried Fenty Skin, there's no better place to start than with Fat Water. A serum-meets-toner that brightens, smoothes, fights shine and targets dark spots. (It's also Rihanna's self-proclaimed favourite step in her skincare routine).
Vegan, cruelty and fragrance free, this rich, velvety cream is ideal for sensitive skin in need of a little extra TLC. African oils and plant ceramides strengthen and restore your skin's barrier while keeping skin supple and smooth.
You may have seen Dr Jart's Colour Correcting Treatment on TikTok and, by all accounts, the results speak for themselves. Ideal for calming redness and blemishes, watch as the cooling green cream changes colour when massaged in, to give lacklustre skin a glowing boost.
Whether you want subtly defined or all-out volume, this buildable mascara formula has you covered. One swipe offers natural flutter, while several give a false lash effect - the choice is yours.
Fans of Drunk Elephant's international bestseller Babyfacial, rejoice! There's a new smooth skin offering from the cult skincare brand. This potent serum is packed full of anti-oxidants and essential nutrients for healthy-looking skin.
Introducing the perfect brow gel. No, really, we mean it. Brush through your eyebrows to plump and style (you can add depth and definition with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Pencil, too) and those hairs won't budge.
MAC Cosmetics' all-new 'magic' mascara formula promises lengthened, lifted and amped up lashes, to 5D effect. With a deep carbon-black colour and conditioning ingredients like olive oil and natural waxes, it's pretty hard to beat.
Bite Beauty's slogan is 'powered by superfoods, for super you', meaning they always deliver clean, vegan, cruelty free and gluten free beauty products, that don't compromise on quality. The creamy Power Soft Matte lipstick is a real favourite, available in 20 flattering shades for all day wear.
Looking for a way to rejuvenate fine or thinning hair? Philip Kingsley's Tricho 7 regime is designed to revive damaged and fine hair with seven specialised ingredients that work to repair and protect. Simply apply daily to freshly washed hair and blow-dry. This lightweight treatment boasts countless rave reviews.
This multifaceted foundation-concealer-brightening-BB-balm (yep, it's no one-trick pony!) is a summer make-up must have. Lighter than your average foundation while still offering medium coverage, this base allows your skin's natural glow to shine through and with 13 shades from fair to extra rich, its also easier than ever to find your match.
Luxury and effective skincare is Liz Earle's forte, and this latest release, a luxurious overnight retinol paste leaves skin feeling more supple, plumped, and radiant.
Pink pepper, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and shea butter are just some of the key ingredients in this nourishing and plumping lip balm. With just the slightest wash of rosy pink or flattering berry shades, this Givenchy make-up must have delivers and then some.
This multi-tasking miracle worker is packed full of omegas, vitamins, anti-oxidants and nourishing buckwheat honey to revitalise skin, smooth and can even be used as a hair oil to boost shine too. There's nothing like getting your money's worth.