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Why Eleni Is Our Trending Beauty Expert
Eleni’s fashion-forward eye and love of colour and creativity make her the perfect expert for this edit. She hand-checks everything that comes through the door, and looks after some of our most exciting brands. If it’s trending, Eleni already knows about it…
Eleni’s Top Gifting Tip
“A nice tip is to follow Escentual; we always have what’s new and what’s trending or on our social media channels or on our website.”
Eleni’s Top Trending Beauty Picks
Her favourite picks for this Christmas are all here. But after getting some one-on-one time to catch up with Eleni, we found out her key favourites…
1. bareMinerals Mineralist Palette
Eleni’s Pick: bareMinerals Mineralist Eyeshadow Palette in Rosewood
Anything that bareMinerals touches turns to gold. And this eyeshadow palette is no exception. Loved by everyone from beauty influencers to those new to the world of makeup, the all-vegan Mineralist palette delivers all-day, crease-proof wear for a stunning pop of colour that will see you through the festive season and beyond. But this is bareMinerals we’re talking about, so of course, it offers impressive skin-caring benefits too; using 95% naturally-derived ingredients, each shadow nurtures and nourishes the eyelids for a smooth, youthful look.
2. Eucerin Anti-Pigment Dual Serum
Eleni’s Pick: Eucerin Anti-Pigment Dual Serum
Held in all-new mono-chamber packaging, Eucerin’s powerhouse serum reduces pigment spots by up to 75%. But what’s the secret to its success? Thiamidol, a patented Eucerin-exclusive active that’s clinically proven to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and prevent its re-appearance with regular use. For an added bonus, there’s a hefty dose of hylanoicc acid in here too; it’ll keep your complexion plump and well-hydrated.
3. Shiseido Ultimune
Eleni’s Pick: Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate
Ultimune is Shiseido’s number one best-selling anti-ageing serum, and it’s still grabbing the attention of skincare enthusiasts around the world as Shiseido have recently revamped it to offer their most innovative tech-driven formula yet. Powered by double anti-ageing technology, the serum promotes smooth, healthy, resilient and renewed skin. But why does this serum continue to trend? Well, the stats speak for themselves: it’s won 200 beauty awards worldwide, and 1 is sold every 7 seconds.
4. Parfums de Marly Oriana
Eleni’s Pick: Parfums de Marly Oriana Eau de Parfum
Delicate, elegant and surprisingly moreish, Oriana is the latest launch from niche perfume brand, Parfums de Marly, so it’s no surprise that it’s trending. Released only a couple of months ago, it’s already taking the fragrance world by storm with its sweet, addictive aroma. It journeys through a sophisticated citruses into a soft fruity-floral heart before cloud-like marshmallow and vanilla-laced Chantilly cream are dolloped on top of sensual musk and ambrette. And with that dreamy hot pink bottle, it’s going to be all over social this Christmas.
5. Eucerin Aquaphor Spray
Eleni’s Pick: Eucerin Aquaphor Body Ointment Spray
When it first launched earlier this year, Eucerin’s revolutionary Aquaphor spray was met with instant excitement here at Escentual. Why? To start with, we’re loyal fans of the cult-status Aquaphor balm, but we also couldn’t wait to try the world’s first-ever ointment spray. And it certainly didn’t disappoint. Perfect for existing fans of the Aquaphor balm who are desperate to find an even easier way to cover large areas of skin, the Body Ointment Spray intensely moisturises and repairs dry, rough or irritated skin – and its spray bottle has 360-degree reach for fast, fuss-free application.
Eleni on Christmas
What Excites Eleni About Christmas?
“I think it’s mostly going to the Christmas market, to the Christmas Wonderland, doing some ice skating, being with friends and family…”
Eleni’s Favourite Christmas Tradition Is…
“So, my favourite Christmas tradition is not really Christmassy but it’s a tradition that I have with my sister. Every year, we have to watch all the Harry Potter films and read at least one book.”
The Most Thoughtful Gift Eleni Ever Received Was…
“The most thoughtful present I ever received… it has to be my Kindle e-reader. I read loads of books, at least six per month, so it was kind of expensive to buy the paperback and everything and my partner bought that for me on my last birthday – and I was just so happy!”
Who Is Eleni Most Looking Forward To Treating This Christmas?
“This Christmas, I’m looking forward to treating my sister. I’m obsessed with my sister; she’s my best friend. We’ve always been really close so, I think I have to treat her.”
Pick Their Perfect Present From Us…
“So, my sister loves makeup so I had to choose a makeup product. The problem is, Escentual has so many amazing makeup products, so it was a bit hard. But I ended up choosing the new ‘bareMinerals Mineralist Eyeshadow Palette’. It looks like a little book with a lovely bookmark and everything, and also it’s vegan and really eco-conscious – and look at the shadows! The colours are fantastic and they will match my sister’s complexion.”
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