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Trish McEvoy on Mask Makeup

With masks becoming the norm as part of daily life, we spoke to celebrity makeup artist Trish McEvoy to find out how to achieve a flawless look with or without having to wear a mask.  Trish tell us how to ‘master’ a mask makeup look, is it all about the eyes?  “My go-to look has always been natural, but now that two-thirds of our faces are covered, I’m creating more…

Blink’s Top Tips for Brows

With salons being closed for months over lockdown, many of us have been left with unruly brows and now is the time to preen your brows at home in between shapes. Having bought the Indian cultural beauty tradition of threading to a wider audience, Vanita Parti created the benchmark of eyebrow bars, with the company she founded, Blink Brow Bar now being at the forefront of the industry. We were…

Summer Beauty Must-Haves

With summer in full swing, we at Berkeley Bespoke have shortlisted the latest new launches in the beauty world to keep you looking and feeling on top form.   Acqua di Parma Quite literally the personification of an Italian summer, Acqua di Parma’s collaboration with La Double J emulates the brand’s refined style and flair. As the first time the two have worked together, the maximalism of the California cool…

Bicester Village Launches Barefoot Chic

  In a nod to its everlasting ties with travel, Bicester Village has opened a pop up devoted to holiday wear and summer-ready essentials. Perfectly timed to coincide with the reopening of borders across the world as sunseekers gear up for their belated trips to the likes of Mykonos and Tulum as well as stocking a capsule of staycation ready pieces for those making the most of the UK as…

Artisanal Pasta From Pasta Evangelists

    Based on its innovative concept of bringing five-star pasta dishes home, Pasta Evangelists is a London based company bringing an authentic taste of Italy through its weekly changing menu of fresh pasta. Originally founded in 2017, the brand is backed by some impressive names ranging from former Harrods CEO James McArthur to Giles Coren and Great British Bake Off’s Prune Leith all of whom are co-founders. Very much…

Romance in a bottle: Vilhelm Parfumerie

    Having embraced a career spanning from modelling through to designing and producing luxury handbags, Jan Vilhelm epitomises Scandinavian style, so it was perhaps no surprise when he ventured into fragrance. Very much a Swedish romantic at heart, Jan’s love for artisan luxury is evoked through his library of olfactory scents each embodying an element of his life. Juxtaposing the boundaries between simplicity and decadence, the ethos of the…

Spotlight on Valmont

Spotlight on Valmont   Very much the pinnacle of luxury, Valmont needs no introduction. As well as its recently launched fragrance collection, the Berkeley favourite is also synonymous with its high-end performance skincare. Built on a reputation of combining scientific excellence with exceptional alpine ingredients, the Swiss brand was established in 1985 and its products remain coveted by the beauty industry’s finest. Offering a plenitude of products tailored to different…

Jimmy Choo’s Seduction Collection

Jimmy Choo’s Seduction Collection       Lovers of the iconic shoes and bags rejoice as Jimmy Choo makes its debut into makeup. Exclusively at Harrods, the brand’s inaugural line, namely the Seduction Collection is a capsule of ten lipsticks, eight nail colours and six fragrances all evoking the glamour synonymous with the brand.         Aimed at the Choo connoisseur, the collection’s irresistible fragrances are encased in…

The Most Luxurious Honey in The World

The Most Luxurious Honey in The World       Synonymous with the most desirable automobiles in the world, Rolls-Royce continues to inspire us with its innovative approach towards creating the ultimate in luxury. However, one of its lesser-known products is honey. Part of its wider environmental initiative, the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood is also the habitat of some 250,000 English Honeybees.         At a time…

A Q&A With Simon Binke

A Q&A With Simon Binke       We spent some time with Simon Binke to find out how he has been spending lockdown and what he is looking forward to over the coming months. Simon, how have you been spending your days in lockdown over the past few weeks? It has been a very busy few weeks for myself and the team during these unprecedented times, I’ve been based…

Ladurée at Home

Ladurée at Home       With a heritage dating back to 1862, Ladurée is amongst the most prestigious Parisian household names. Originating from Louis Ernest Ladurée’s bakery at 16 rue Royale, the iconic French café epitomises French savoir-faire and has become synonymous with its coveted macarons. Loved globally and with outposts present from everywhere to New York and Japan through to Dubai and Singapore, those craving the luxurious delights now more-than-ever…

The Beauty Edit

The Beauty Edit Let Berkeley Bespoke entice your inner beauty child with our pick of the latest must-haves to keep looking and feeling your absolute best.     Sensai   Perhaps the pinnacle of luxury and the answer to flawlessly glowing skin, Sensai’s Ultimate The Concentrate is a game-changer for tired, dull and skin in need of some TLC. Enriched with active ingredients, including Vital L-Carnitine and the collection’s signature…