Harvey Nichols’ quest to find the best beauty products with the help of some of the world’s top beauty gurus is over, and now the results are in.
The Holy Grail edit, saw global beauty experts Fleur De Force, make-up artist Mary Greenwell, journalist Sali Hughes, influencer Dina Torkia and model Tia Ward all join forces to test and publically review 25 beauty products across five weeks in search of the everlasting beauty edit.
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, make-up 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.
As part of the campaign, each influencer championed one category, reviewing a different product each week, culminating in their winning Holy Grail product.
So, without further ado, here are the worthy winners!
Category: Mascara – chosen by Fleur De Force
Contenders: Lancôme Grandiose Mascara; NARS Audacious Mascara; Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils; Rodial GLAMOLASH Mascara; and Tom Ford Ultra Length Mascara.
Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils in Black, £25.50
Category: Red lipsticks, chosen by Mary Greenwell
Contenders: Lipstick Queen Lipstick in Medieval; Urban Decay Vice Comfort Matte Lipstick in Doubt; Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Raven; MDMFLOW Liquid Matte Lipstick in 94; and Tom Ford Lip Color in Scarlet Rouge.
Tom Ford Lip Color in Scarlet Rouge, £40
Category: Foundation, chosen by Sali Hughes
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.
Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation, £40
Category: Eyeshadow Palettes, chosen by Dina Torkia
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.
Charlotte Tilbury Vintage Vamp Eyeshadow Palette, £39
Category: Makeup Applicators, chosen by Tia Ward
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.
Iconic London White Complete Face 6 Brush Set, £75