Last night my friend Susan and I went to the launch of the Beauty Project at Selfridges in Manchester. As it is a ‘multi-faceted and thought-provoking exploration on the definition of beauty and what it means in today’s society’, we really didn’t know what to expect.
However, we were greeted with a terrific set from turntable goddesses Broken Hearts, advice on how to perfect the Hollywood flick with liquid eyeliner from the girls at Bobbi Brown and most impressive of all was Erin from Lancôme who explained my skin type, how I should look after it, and how to apply make up to look like a movie star.
The lower ground floor was abuzz with visitors drinking cocktails from mini milk bottles and eating cupcakes and super tasty frozen yoghurt and blueberries.
The Beauty Project goes deeper than make up though with a series of talks starting on May 8th with Journalist Bim Adewunmi talking to actress Zawe Ashton (best know from Channel 4’s Fresh Meat) in ‘Carefree Black Girls’: Beauty Ideals, Cultural Aesthetics and Other talks cover, amongst other things, age and beauty, and gender and identity.
All talks will take place in San Carlo’s Farmacia del Dolce (LG) and tickets are priced at £15 – which includes a glass of wine and tasting plate of San Carlo’s signature dishes. Tickets will be available from the 21st May and can be purchased online at www.selfridges.com or in store (Services Lounge, LG).