Okay, so summer is here and we’re all a little bit unprepared. We’ve spent the past year and a half in jogging bottoms, hair tied back in a bun so nobody can see our roots, and make-up? Forget it. We haven’t touched the stuff for months. But now we’re seeing friends, attending weddings, and going to the pub – socialising has suddenly become a thing. And we REALLY need to catch up on our beauty regimes.
Thankfully, John Lewis has got there first and has come up with a whole virtual event to get us prepared for picnics in the park, festivals and trips to the beach (for when we can FINALLY go on that holiday to Portugal). Whether you’re looking for some subtle summer bronzing tips or just want know how to keep your skin hydrated, they’ve got you covered in six tutorials and classes to make you look and feel ready for the summer.
What’s the event?
My John Lewis Beauty Feel Good Festival is an unmissable one-day virtual beauty festival packed with insider tips on mood-boosting skincare and summer make-up masterclasses from some of the best people in the beauty biz. What’s more, you don’t even need to go anywhere. Tune in live or watch again later on demand as a whole host of beauty experts show you how to get ready from top-to-toe during a beauty-filled day, exclusively for My John Lewis members (you simply need to sign up).
Who will be there?
There’s a sterling line-up of some seriously knowledgable beauty influencers. From Cher Webb, one of the UK’s top make-up artists, to beauty journalist Nadine Baggott, you’ll be getting the best insider beauty tips.
What’s the schedule?
10-10.45: Sweaty Betty and 1 Sculpt Studio dance cardio
The day starts with a 45-minute dance cardio class with 1Sculpt Studio founders and Sweaty Betty ambassadors, Nathalie and Jeannine Desmier. This high energy dance workout is set to an empowering and uplifting playlist designed to get you in the mood for the weekend. Just tune in with a mat and some water.
11.30-12.15: Elemis skincare masterclass
Professional make-up artist Cher Webb will show you how to get summer-ready skin. And she really knows her stuff, having worked with Rita Ora, Olivia Coleman and Dame Helen Mirren for the red carpet. Cher is joining forces with skincare expert Keeley Aydin, to showcase the best Elemis products for your skin, as well as show you the art of glow-boosting facial massage techniques. From facial mists to SPF, you’ll be given the essentials to refresh your skin.
13.30-14.15: Laura Mercier summer secrets
In desperate need so some summer beauty secrets? Beauty expert Really Ree joins Laura Mercier make-up artist Jess Kohn to offer up some insider tips. Learn how to create a flawless, breathable base that will take you from day to night and preview some new products.
15.00-15.45: Skin confidence with Clinique
Getting older can come with its flaws. But a little skincare lift can do the world of wonders as make-up artist Bernicia Boateng and journalist Nadine Baggott show us with a few Clinique products. Sort the hyped products from the hero products alongside Clinique education expert Kat Blount as this group of experts address some of the main summer skin concerns that affect all ages, including dryness, sun protection and sun damage repair.
16:30-17.15: Summer glow-up with Benefit Cosmetics
Join beauty editor Sophie Beresiner to celebrate 20 years of Benefit Cosmetics’ iconic Hoola bronzer. Learn how to contour, bronze and glow like a pro, as well as achieve beautiful bushy brows for those long summer days ahead.
18.00-18.45: A Charlotte Tilbury masterclass
Join make-up artists Kirstie Murphy and Hannah Organ and get a romantic summer make-up look using Charlotte Tilbury’s new Look of Love collection. Using petal-veil shades designed to suit everyone, you’ll learn the secrets behind bigger, brighter eyes, how to get love-blushed cheeks and how to achieve the appearance of fuller rose petal lips.
How much will it cost?
You can buy one ticket to all six events for a fiver. We repeat… a FIVER. It really is an opportunity too good to miss.
What happens if I don’t have time to log in?
What’s more, the masterclasses are being recorded and will be shared after the event if you can’t fit them all in in one day. So basically you can have expert beauty advice on tap. Bring on summer 2021!