John Lewis Beauty Hall

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John Lewis Oxford Street Beauty Hall has undergone a million pound face lift, I think it's reported at being around the 7 million pound mark! The Beauty Hall concept that John Lewis has decided upon is based on the idea of a Town Square, All the premium cosmetics are around the outside in "houses" and then the other brands are scattered around in niche areas. As soon as I walked into the John Lewis Beauty Hall launch I was wowed. The Beauty Hall feels very bright, light and incredibly well laid out. For example the makeup is all in one area and the skincare in another and so on. It makes looking for things so much easier, as well as discovering new things if you aren't really sure what you want. I felt a bit more inclined to look at other brands I didn't even know existed rather than going to the counters I normally go to.

All the premium brands (Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone, Laura Mercier etc) areas are spaced out it felt like you were getting a premium experience that you would expect from such brands. The premium brands also have little areas which would be used for makeup bookings or testing products which I thought were really nice as some of them were cornered off on the floor so it was very private and enclosed (Laura Mercier for example). Smaller, lower end help-yourself brands are then zoned by product purpose into little areas. I noticed that there felt like there was so much more space to move around and look at things around the counters.

The main thing I noticed with the new John Lewis Beauty Hall was just how spacious and open it felt, Obviously I went to a private launch and it wasn't full of the usual Oxford Street Crowd but overall the experience was really enjoyable. I always feel department stores can be a little cramped so it was really refreshing to have some space for a change. It just felt like the space really worked and all I wanted to do was explore and see more of the different areas. Everything flowed really well into each other, it didn't feel confused or cramped. There are some really fun elements to the store including a wall of OPI nail polishes, a rainbow on Molton Brown products and a help yourself sample range at the Origins Counter. It all makes for a more interactive and user friendly environment!

Im not one to get excited about department stores opening a beauty hall, but I really do think the John Lewis one is worth visiting. I normally buy all my makeup, nail polishes or skincare from Selfridges as it's all in the same place. But this looks like it is going to save me a walk down the road! I say its worth checking out if your ever in London! I do think its a crazy ammount of money on a revamp but it really works for the space they have! Im looking forward to going in on a regular opening rather than a private one just for a good look around!
John Lewis have a wide range of products on sale in their Beauty Hall including: Topshop Makeup (the only stand thats not in a Topshop Store) Essie, OPI, Caudalie, Jurlique, REN, Diptyque, Burberry Beauty, YSL, Chanel, Origins, Liz Earle (including their new makeup range!) and SO much more!

40 comments

  1. Amazing pictures! I love John Lewis anyway, this beauty hall reminds me of a massive Duty Free :)

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  2. Aaaah it looks so pretty! Love the OPI wall and everything just looks so sparkly and pretty! Not sure the experience will be as enjoyable with the Oxford street hustle and bustle but still....Look how pretty! lol

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  3. This looks SO inviting! I really wish there was somewhere like that where I could buy makeup and skincare, living in a sleepy town isn't great for stuff like that!

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  4. Looks gorgeous, I would really love to go somewhere like that. I always find department stores feel too claustrophobic and the layout makes me feel pressurised to buy and get out. xx

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  5. Oh God, this looks fab! I can't wait to go and have a look x

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  6. I saw something going on in John Lewis, glad to get a early peek from your blog :) It looks fantastic, I can't wait to visit!

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  7. Might have to pop in there when I'm in London next week! I love John Lewis in general! xx

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  8. It looks amazing - makeup heaven! Deffinetly need to pop by (right after i get payed so i can splurge all out!)

    Love, Ana
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  9. That looks amazing! I am definitely going there when I am in London next!

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  10. Wish I still had my discount, this definitely looks worth a visit! That nail varnish wall is amazing! xoxo

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  11. I went to John Lewis when I was in London in February (for IMATS). It's just a AMAZING store, oh my god! It would be a dream to have a shop like that in Belgium!

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  12. OOOooooOOOO it looks so nice! love the heart wall and those fruity looking pumps, any unusual brands?

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  13. I'll definitely be popping in tomorrow! It's also a great plus to have loads of friends that work for JLP for things like this!
    xx

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  14. Oh myyy! this looks amazing, will definitely have a look next time i'm in Ldn, xo

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  15. This looks great, I'm going to London at the end of the month and actually can't wait to visit the store now - thanks for this post in showing me that I should definitely check it out. If only for that incredible display of OPI shades! xo

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  16. Wow it looks fabulous! So jealous that you got to go! xoxo

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  17. That looks absolutely amazing! All the topshop polishes and the pink heart!! London shops are fantastic x

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  18. WOW! I need to go back to London... x

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  19. The new beauty hall looks great, can't wait to visit when I'm next in London!

    Caroline x
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  20. Ah this looks AMAZING! I get discount in John Lewis and I always drop loads of cash when I go to my local one and it doesn't have half the brands the new beauty hall has.. I think next time I go I'm going to spend so long here browsing..! xx

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  21. Looks amazing can't wait to visit!
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  22. this looks amazing! it looks so lovely inside. i've never really been in john lewis but i totally need to make a trip there now - even just for the opi, i never see it anywhere in the uk! lovely pictures too :) xx

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  23. It looks absolutely stunning! Love the private Laura Mercier area

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  24. Will have to take a look next time I am in Oxford Street :) xo

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  25. well this looks amazing, I remember going i there before the revamp and hectic was the word! Can't wait to go see it now, even if that does mean braving oxford street x

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  26. this looks seriously amazing!!

    loads of great products!!!

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  27. Woweee, looks like a dream, could do some intense damage to my bank account in there I'm sure

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  28. This beauty hall looks amazing, the OPI nail varnish wall is so cool! I hope they update their beauty stores up the country, I'd never usually visit John Lewis' makeup but with this it may just pull me in haha x

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  29. Wow, I can't wait to go have a nose around, credit card at the ready! Haha! x

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  30. Drool! the event looks amazing!!!!

    Hayley xo

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  31. Beauty lovers heaven. Would be so nice if most JL would look like this. x

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  32. It does look like heaven. Let's hope something like this opens up in India. :)

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  33. I think it's funny to see how all those testers are still looking brand new and untouched haha! Such a dreamstore, why do I live here blegh :(
    xx

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  34. I was here yesterday and I literally spent hours, HOURS walking round. I was covered in swatches and clutching a John lewis bag with a big fat smile on my face by the time I left. Definitely worth a visit x

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