Makeovers, beauty tips and expert advice from the beauty brands at Debenhams

Whether you’re getting glammed up for a night out, looking for make-up tips and a regime refresh or scouting for the perfect wedding look – Debenhams’ Beauty Hall at intu Trafford Centre has plenty of options for all budgets and ages.

Getting glam on a budget…

Many of the beauty brands offer express services and make up for free, including Elizabeth Arden and Clinique. Free express services are available at Chanel and Makeup Forever.


Well-known for its world-famous 3-Step Skin Care System, Clinique is recognised for their high quality, effective, safe, Allergy Tested, Fragrance Free products that are designed for enhancing natural beauty, every day.

We spoke to one of the Clinique Consultants, complete with chic white lab coat, at the Debenhams store who told us about the free YouTime Service. You can experience instant makeovers, learn healthy skin how-tos or try pretty easy makeup. Treatments can take up to 45 mins to 1 hour, but there is also an express makeover done in 30 minutes for girls in a rush! Head in-store to book, they recommended up to 2 weeks in advance.

Elizabeth Arden

The Red Door speed service at Elizabeth Arden is perfect for a quick pick-me-up on a minimal budget. They offer free makeovers but also have 15-minute services for £15 – fully redeemable on any Elizabeth Arden purchase on the day.

So you can get a customised oxygen blast (they call it a Booster Bar), targeted treatment to lift, sculpt of focus on the eye area (Tone it uptown) or experience the Balancing Act – featuring the SUPERSTART Probiotic Cleanser together with Probiotic Biocellulose Mask PLUS a free makeover and £15 to spend on your favourite lipstick.

Other freebies…

Chanel offers complimentary treatments for a flawless face, signature lips, expressive eyes, defining brows and even finding that signature scent! Just pass by and have a chat to one of the consultants.

Makeup Forever offers free 20-minute touch ups which includes flawless foundation, contour & glow, 3-step smoky and lip-to-go.

For that special occasion

Lancome offers make up for a range of occasions for just £30 which is fully redeemable on products that day. The session lasts between 30-45 minutes and it is advised to book 2 weeks in advance to avoid disappointment.

If you’re a Benefit fan, it’s the ultimate treat getting your night out make up done here. They have a fairly relaxed approach to receiving a makeover – they accept walk ins and the charge is for two products. So basically anything you need on the day – concealer, foundation, mascara – and you get your make up done too!

Famed for the iconic Naked Palettes, Urban Decay offer complimentary services, standard make up appointments, full monty appointments and lessons! They advise booking 2 weeks in advance, you can book on 0161 746 3014. Prices from £25 for a standard 30-minute appointment to £55 for a 90-minute lesson. All appointments are full redeemable against products on the day.

Tying the knot and want to look hot? The Chanel Bridal Experience is the ultimate for any bride-to-be. Priced at £90 for two tailored appointments (booking fee also fully redeemable against purchases made on the day), you will be pampered by a qualified Chanel makeup artist before your big day.

Next month, we will be off to Selfridges Beauty Hall with the very best makeovers they have to offer. Watch this space!

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