The Ultimate Beauty Edit from Harvey Nichols’ Holly Grail Edit

The quest for eternal beauty ends here as Harvey Nichols reveals the ultimate Holy Grail edit, chosen by five global beauty experts.

Vlogger Fleur De Force, makeup artist Mary Greenwell, journalist Sali Hughes, influencer Dina Torkia and model Tia Ward joined forces to road test, review and publically debate 25 products over five weeks in search of one everlasting beauty edit. The results are in beauty mavens can now get their hands on the winning products in store at Harvey Nichols Birmingham.

The Holy Grail project was born from a desire to offer impartial, informed advice on the best beauty products on the market today, both new and established. Categories included Red Lipstick, Mascara, Foundation, Makeup Applicators and Eyeshadow Palettes, with much-loved classics being reviewed alongside new-in brands. As part of the campaign, each influencer championed one category, reviewing a different product each week, culminating in their winning Holy Grail product.

Category: Mascara – chosen by Vlogger Fleur de Force

Winner: Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils – Black, £25.50.

Contenders: Lancôme Grandiose Mascara; NARS Audacious Mascara; Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils; Rodial GLAMOLASH Mascara; and Tom Ford Ultra Length Mascara.

Category: Red Lipsticks – chosen by Makeup Artist Mary Greenwell

Winner: Tom Ford Lip Color – Scarlet Rouge, £40.

Contenders: Lipstick Queen Lipstick – Medieval; Urban Decay Vice Comfort Matte Lipstick – Doubt; Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick – Raven; MDMFLOW Liquid Matte Lipstick – 94; and Tom Ford Lip Color – Scarlet Rouge.

Category: Foundation –chosen by journalist Sali Hughes

Winner: Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation, £40.

Contenders: Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation; Surratt Surreal Skin Foundation; Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation; Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation; and Delilah Time Frame Future Resist Foundation.

Category: Eyeshadow Palettes – chosen by Influencer Dina Torkia

Winner: Charlotte Tilbury Vintage Vamp Eyeshadow Palette, £39.

Contenders: Armani Beauty Eyes To Kill Quad – 06; Hourglass Modernist Eye Shadow Palette; Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eye Palette; Rodial Eyeshadow Palette; and Charlotte Tilbury Vintage Vamp Eyeshadow Palette.

Category: Makeup Applicators – chosen by Model Tia Ward

Winner: Iconic London White Complete Face 6 Brush Set, £75.

Contenders: Bobbi Brown Basic Brush Collection; Charlotte Tilbury Magical Mini Brush Set; Iconic London White Complete Face 6 Brush Set; Armani Beauty Designer Brush; and Starskin Auto-Patting Makeup Applicator.

Join the journey at: You can buy the five winning products in the Beauty Hall at Harvey Nichols Birmingham.


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