As Beauty Buyer at John Lewis & Partners Amelia Kendrick knows a thing or two about which beauty products are worth investing in.
From the best moisturisersand mascaras to the perfect nude lipstick, if a beauty product is worth knowing about, Amelia’s tried it. Even better, as we come to that most wonderful time of the year where the beauty advent calendars begin to hit the shelves, she has the inside scoop on the contents of the much-hyped John LewisBeauty Advent Calendar.
The calendar, which offers beauty products worth £376 for just £150 is currently in stock online. But thanks to that juicy selection of products and beautiful keepsake box it's sure to be another sell-out success.
Do you want to know more about what's inside? Or perhaps you're simply looking for some expert beauty inspiration?
In the spirit of sharing is caring, we caught up with Amelia to discover her five beauty picks of the season, all of which you will find within the drawers of the John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar.
Amelia Kendrick's John Lewis Beauty top 5:
SHOP NOW: Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil, £85, Johnlewis.com"Sunday Riley is one of our new brands we have introduced to the beauty department at John Lewis this year and the Luna Sleeping Night Oil is by far my favourite nighttime treatment. My skin wakes up feeling bright and refreshed."
SHOP NOW: Neom Organics London Perfect Night's Sleep Pillow Mist, £20, Johnlewis.com"This year's calendar includes a full size Neom sleep spray. For me, this is essential in the changing seasons and sends me to sleep straight away! It's one of my wellness heroes."
SHOP NOW: Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Dark Pearl, £19, Johnlewis.com"This is so versatile as it can be used as a liner or full eye shadow. It's one of my makeup bag essentials as I can use it for day or night. Who doesn't want Charlotte Tilbury in their make up bag!"
"The full size Shiseido Eye Power Infusing Eye Concentrate is worth nearly £60 alone and is my winter warrior! It's amazing for those in need of deep hydration and helps to combat fine lines and wrinkles."
"The full size Laura Mercier blush in the calendar is universally flattering. It's such an amazing colour."
As woman&home's Beauty Channel Editor, Fiona Mckim has tried more beauty products than she’s had hot dinners and nothing makes her happier than raving about a brilliant find on womanandhome.com or her instagram grid (@fionamckim if you like hair experiments and cute shih-tzus)
Fiona joined woman&home as Assistant Beauty Editor in 2013, working under industry legend Jo GB, who taught her everything she needed to know (clue: learn about ingredients and employ extreme cynicism).
In a previous life, Fiona studied journalism back home in bonnie Scotland and honed her skills as a features writer at publications including Junior and Prima Baby, with a brief and terrifying stint on the showbiz pages of a tabloid newspaper in between. She's a skincare fanatic who can’t resist adding an extra step to her routine, adores fragrance, has fun with makeup and never turns down the chance to test a new hair tool. Basically, she loves it all.
When not slathering herself in self tan or peering at a tiny ingredients list on a moisturiser, you’ll probably find Fiona enjoying something to do with food - cooking it, eating it, cajoling her friends into trekking across London to try a hyped pop-up in a dirty car park.
Come to think of it, the hot dinners and beauty products are probably about even.
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