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The Holy Grail Of Beauty

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Your search for the perfect red lipstick or ultimate lash-boosting mascara is over. Beauty behemoth Harvey Nichols has joined forces with five of the industry’s most influential figures to launch their Holy Grail campaign, a four-week quest dedicated to curating the ultimate beauty kit. With much-loved classics battling it out against the latest cult brands, this is one beauty contest to keep on your radar...

What’s it all about?

With an overwhelming amount of choice available in the beauty world, knowing which products to invest in can take some navigation. Luckily, Harvey Nichols has enlisted the help of leading industry experts to shortlist their tried-and-tested favourites in order to get the perfect edit – think red lipsticks, mascara, foundation, eyeshadow palettes and the ultimate in make-up tools. From classic brands such as YSL and Giorgio Armani to up-and-coming cult brands like Iconic London, consider this your one-stop shop for beauty.

Got you – so who’s on the panel?

The panel boasts the collective expertise of vlogger Fleur De Force, make-up artist Mary Greenwell, journalist Sali Hughes, influencer Dina Torkia and model Tia Ward. The five beauty mavens will each take a category and road-test, rate and evaluate products over the four-week period. The winners from each category will then form the Harvey Nichols Holy Grail collection.

Can we get involved?

Absolutely – fellow beauty junkies should keep an eye out for Twitter Q+A’s with the panel and are encouraged to offer opinions of their favourite products, too. Be sure to mark your diary for the next one taking place with beauty journalist and writer Sali Hughes on Wednesday 22nd February at 12.30. Follow the @HarveyNichols Twitter account to join in. 

So when can we buy the collection?

The final Holy Grail edit will be available to shop from all Harvey Nichols stores and online from 27th February.
For more information on how to get involved, head to In the meantime, shop our edit of the some of the shortlisted products below and see what the experts had to say about each one...

Luminous Silk Foundation, £40 | Armani Beauty

“Armani Beauty just nails foundation, but this is the jewel in their crown.” – Sali Hughes

Modernist Eye Shadow Palette, £56 | Hourglass

“I love this palette, especially the champagne shade. It glides on like a dream.” – Dina Torkia

Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick, £25 | Hourglass

“This hue is fun, youthful and most importantly, will stay put. I put it on two hours ago and all is good.” – Mary Greenwell

Time Frame Future Resist Foundation SPF20, £34 | Delilah

“Delilah’s Time Frame is the silent assassin of foundations and it romped through to my top five.” – Sali Hughes

White Complete Face 6 Brush Set, £75 | Iconic London

“This set is an absolute treasure. When it comes to value for money, it doesn’t get better than this.” Tia Ward

Grandiôse Extrême Mascara, £26 | Lancôme

“If you’re after ‘60s-style, Bardot lashes, this is the mascara for you.” – Fleur de Force

Audacious Mascara, £21 | NARS

“With a large rubber brush and alternating short and long bristles to give a defined, yet volumised look.” – Fleur de Force

Eyeshadow Palette, £35 | Rodial

“The colours in this palette enable you to create a winged look without eyeliner.” – Dina Torkia

Lip Colour In Scarlet Rouge, £40 | Tom Ford

“The colour is a fabulous classic red and the texture allows you to build full coverage which has great lasting power.” – Mary Greenwell

Vice Comfort Matte Lipstick, £15.50 | Urban Decay

“This colour has orange undertones and is perfect for all occasions – it’s a modern and smooth lipstick with a velvet satin finish.” – Mary Greenwell

Surreal Skin Foundation, £62 | Surratt

“This is my base of choice for smart-casual make-up, evening touch-ups and travelling. I never catch a morning train without it in my handbag.” – Sali Hughes

GLAMOLASH Mascara XXL, £24 | Rodial

“This buildable formula has real staying power – it doesn’t transfer or flake and is easy to remove at the end of the day.” – Fleur De Force



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