Covent Garden Beauty Shopping Destination
The list of beauty brands in Covent Garden has grown so much over the years that it is now without a doubt the number one place in London for beauty lovers to shop. With a ton more character than the average department store - plus the added bonus of all the food and entertainment offerings in the area - Covent Garden is my number choice for beauty shopping.
With a few new places having popped up over the last few months, here are my top 5 places for beauty shopping in Covent Garden:
1. Burberry Beauty Box
This is a stand alone store for Burberry beauty (plus a few select accessories too). This is a treasure of a true British brand. My top picks are either the eyeshadow palettes or the new mascara - both worth a splurge.
2. Jo Malone London
Another lovely British brand that you can stumble across in Covent Garden - full of gorgeous scents for you or for your home. I don’t think there’s a beauty lover out there who wouldn’t delight at seeing that familiar cream and black packaging in their bag (hint: makes a great spontaneous gift). The must buys here: everything Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt.
In the heart of the market square this store is like walking into a little treasure trove of vintage beauty treasures. These premium scents feel unique and special - something not to be found on every dressing table. Whilst in the neighbourhood of the famous National Ballet you have to have a sniff of Iris Prima - inspired by prima ballerinas. My personal favourite though is Juniper Sling…capturing the scent of a refreshing G&T in a gorgeously wearable way.
Perfect for all around pampering, this is a must-visit destination. From hair to body, they have it covered. A short walk from the heart of Covent Garden is the Aveda Academy which has every beauty need you can think of covered. Product wise: Stress Fix is my range of choice.
Who isn’t a bit of a sucker for the lure of a high end beauty brand? I love a bit of Dior - they have a gorgeous offering from both skincare and beauty products. Plus of course the classic fragrances. The Dior store in the marketplace is a lovely little boutique-feeling place that creates a lovely environment for a bit of a spree.
Of course there are many, many more stores worthy of a look so this is just a starter. For more about the brands in the area take a look at their website.
Jen is the writer behind the London-based beauty blog, A Beauty Junkie in London. The blog was started back in 2009 and is exactly what it says - all about a beauty junkie who can't get enough of all things girly...and lives and works in London. Jen is equally as enthusiastic about many other things in life - including macaroni cheese, her two house rabbits, finding the perfect striped top or pair of ankle boots...and other slightly less shallow pursuits. Jen can also be found on Twitter and Instagram @beautyjunkieldn where she mainly shares insightful tweets or photos about lipgloss or what she had for lunch.