Leeds for two day cosmetics festival

City’s biggest retailers come together for Made Up Leeds

Leeds is to host its first ever city-wide cosmetics festival that aims to look beyond beauty. The festival called ‘Made Up Leeds’ will be an inclusive, city-wide festival with two days of free events, demonstrations, tutorials, speakers and special offers.

It will take place on 29-30 September and features talks from British makeup artist and columnist Ruby Hammer MBE, who co-founded Ruby & Millie make up, as well as makeovers, tutorials and a ‘meet and greet’ by Love Island stars, plus demonstrations from top hair stylist and E4’s Body Fixers star Danny Richo.

Some of the biggest names in the city’s retail scene are involved the festival, including John Lewis, Harvey Nichols, Debenhams, Trinity Leeds, The Merrion Centre, St Johns Centre and The Light. In total, more than 90 cosmetics stores, franchises, restaurants and bars are taking part with more than 110 individual offers available.

Andrew Cooper, Chief Executive at Leeds BID, said: “Leeds is already firmly on the map for its incredible retail offering but we’re ready to build on that reputation and take it one step further – we want Leeds to become a beauty capital of the UK.

“Leeds is a city where beauty can be found in so many different forms. Made Up Leeds will reflect that diversity, whilst offering a platform to the best talent from Yorkshire and further afield.”

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