Beauty: Space NK launches Discovery Space in Leeds VQ

Space NK in Leeds has launched a special new place to teach skincare and make-up techniques. Stephanie Smith finds out what's coming, plus favourite products of the week.

The barely there make-up trend gets an update from Aveda for spring, pairing subtle hues with vivid pinks for a sophisticated summer sunkissed look. Look out for Pearl Essence Eye Definer at £14.50, from Aveda stores and on www.aveda.co.uk.

Following the opening late last year of the bigger, better and brighter Space NK store in the Victoria Quarter in Leeds, a brand new Discovery Space has been launched within that store, to bring beauty events and master classes to Yorkshire.

Space NK carries an elite and well-respected line of skincare and make-up brands, including Eve Lom, Emma Hardie, Sarah Chapman, Caudalie, Oskia, This Works, Nars, By Terry, Laura Mercier, Ren and Rodial.

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The Discovery Space blasts off with a Masterclass Series, a season of events featuring the Space NK Pro Team. These are as follows:

bareSkin Complete Coverage Concealer complete coverage concealer and serum in one, with an ultra-light texture, removing dark circles, discolouration and other imperfections for an even-toned complexion with mineral optics to give a brightened, lustrous finish and humectants to nourish. Its £22 on counter and at www.bareminerals.co.uk.

This coming Saturday, March 19 – Timeless Beauty (12pm-3pm)

Space NK says: “This three-hour class covers anti-ageing, including how to lift and brighten your complexion using different textures and tones and will leave you equipped to recreate beautiful, age-appropriate make-up.”

Also on that Saturday – The Perfect Complexion (4pm-6pm): How to prep your skin and create the perfect base, as well as identifying and solving any skin care complaints. The team will also cover application, and teach the techniques and tools needed to create a naturally beautiful complexion.

Saturday, April 23 – Bridal Beauty (12pm-3pm): Brides-to-be and their bridesmaids can take part in a relaxing and informative afternoon discussing the final details of their look for the big day, receiving expert advice on achieving beautiful, long-lasting wedding make-up, with a complimentary celebratory glass of Champagne.

Armani Prive Malachite fragrances Launching this week, Armani Privé La Collection des Terres Précieuses is inspired by Giorgio Armanis travels. The new fragrances are a tribute to Russia. Vert Malachite expresses the vastness of the magnificent lands and Rouge Malachite pays homage to the strength and beauty of Russian women. Each costs £220 for 100ml at Harvey Nichols.

Saturday, May 21 – Summer Glow (12pm-3pm): Get that natural, all-over bronzed look even when the sun isn’t shining. The team will help you with summer make-up that works with a tan as well as products to help elongate and accentuate your summer glow.

To book any of the above, call 020 8740 2085. For more information, call Leeds Space NK on 0113 245 6612.

Le Couvent des Minimes Botanicals: To celebrate National Fragrance Day next Monday, March 21, Le Couvent des Minimes has created a beautiful range inspired by traditions of the 17th century convent of its name. This Botanical Cologne of Serenity combines bergamot and lavender with rose, lily of the valley, cedar and blackberry, and costs £19, Boots and at www.lecouventdesminimes.co.uk.
Clinique 3-Step Skin Care System The ultimate exfoliation system in four different formula ranges to chose from, depending on your skin types and needs, the Clinique 3-Step Skin Care System Intro Pack costs £20 and comes with a £10 off your next 3-Step purchase, redeemable until March 31. If you havent tried it yet, this is your chance to find out what the Clarifying Lotion can do for you.
Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser: In four shades, this is a tinted moisturiser with a lightweight, sheer, buildable foundation formula for a radiant finish. Protects the skin from the sun with SPF 20, while the formula contains a dewy complex to keep the skin moisturised and better equipped to combat external irritants. Its £34 at John Lewis, coming soon to Leeds.
bareSkin Complete Coverage Concealer complete coverage concealer and serum in one, with an ultra-light texture, removing dark circles, discolouration and other imperfections for an even-toned complexion with mineral optics to give a brightened, lustrous finish and humectants to nourish. Its £22 on counter and at www.bareminerals.co.uk.
Armani Prive Malachite fragrances Launching this week, Armani Privé La Collection des Terres Précieuses is inspired by Giorgio Armanis travels. The new fragrances are a tribute to Russia. Vert Malachite expresses the vastness of the magnificent lands and Rouge Malachite pays homage to the strength and beauty of Russian women. Each costs £220 for 100ml at Harvey Nichols.
Le Couvent des Minimes Botanicals: To celebrate National Fragrance Day next Monday, March 21, Le Couvent des Minimes has created a beautiful range inspired by traditions of the 17th century convent of its name. This Botanical Cologne of Serenity combines bergamot and lavender with rose, lily of the valley, cedar and blackberry, and costs £19, Boots and at www.lecouventdesminimes.co.uk.
Clinique 3-Step Skin Care System The ultimate exfoliation system in four different formula ranges to chose from, depending on your skin types and needs, the Clinique 3-Step Skin Care System Intro Pack costs £20 and comes with a £10 off your next 3-Step purchase, redeemable until March 31. If you havent tried it yet, this is your chance to find out what the Clarifying Lotion can do for you.
Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser: In four shades, this is a tinted moisturiser with a lightweight, sheer, buildable foundation formula for a radiant finish. Protects the skin from the sun with SPF 20, while the formula contains a dewy complex to keep the skin moisturised and better equipped to combat external irritants. Its £34 at John Lewis, coming soon to Leeds.