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Beauty, Bargains and Big Names – This is the Best of Made Up Leeds & You Won’t Want to Miss It

· Ruth Hargreaves · Style

If beauty is your bag, there’s no better place to be.

Made Up Leeds

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Nothing says free, fabulous and flippin’ gorgeous quite like Made Up Leeds…

Heads up, beauty addicts! Leeds is about to transform into your very own picture-perfect playground. Made Up Leeds is taking over the city on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October 2019 for two whole days dedicated to all things beauty, make-up and wellness. We’re talking expert tutorials, makeovers, meet ’n’ greets and exclusive chats with Hollywood royalty. Plus, they’ve got more special offers than you can shake a contour brush at. Best of all? Nearly everything’s free! Here are our top picks to help you to get your glow on…

Get the glamour low-down with style-icon, Dame Joan Collins

Joan Collins

Yep, you read that right. Dame. Joan. Collins. The legendary star of screen and stage has almost 70 years of industry knowledge under her belt, so who better to share their behind-the-scenes beauty secrets? You can join her and makeup artist, Alyn Waterman, as they spill the beans on the tips and tricks they’ve picked up throughout her Hollywood career. From launching her own make-up range to becoming one of the faces of Charlotte Tilbury, you’ll get a one-of-a-kind look into the sparkling world of the glitterati. This is a money can’t buy event, so get your entries in for a chance to bag tickets.

Dame Joan Collins and Alyn Waterman will appear at Victoria Leeds at 2.30pm on the Saturday 26th October 2019.

Join Katie Piper for a unique insight into self-worth in the digital age

Katie Piper

The incredible Katie Piper has more than a few strings to her bow. Following an acid attack in 2008, she became a best-selling author, television presenter, charity campaigner and beauty guru. Now, especially for Made Up Leeds, you can be one of 70 lucky people to join her and Capital FM’s JoJo for an intimate discussion about self-image and social media. They’ll tackle hard-hitting topics like the transformative power of make-up, self-esteem, and how wellness and the online world often go hand-in-hand. Snap up a VIP ticket for £20, and as well as the talk, you’ll be treated to a glass of bubbly on arrival, a Q&A session, meet and greet, plus a goody bag to take home!

Katie Piper’s candid conversation with Capital FM’s JoJo will take place at Everyman at 1pm on Saturday 26th October 2019. Standard tickets are £10, VIP tickets are £20 – get yours now!

See Ellis Atlantis ‘Glow Up’ Leeds as he takes on one of his epic transformations

Ellis Atlantis

Ellis Atlantis is one of the hottest make-up artists in the UK right now. Not only did he win BBC Three hit show, Glow Up, but his looks were so popular that his fans copied them on Instagram every week. Since then, he’s worked with a string of world-class make-up artists, including the inimitable Val Garland, and now he’s coming to Leeds for an epic masterclass. This is your chance to see the drag queen cum make-up artist in action as he talks you through one of his signature makeovers while he works!

Ellis Atlantis’ masterclass will take place at The Beauty Space on Briggate at 3pm on Sunday 27th October 2019.

Freshen up with freebies at The Beauty Space on Briggate

Made Up Leeds

If it’s interactive demos, tutorials and hands-on experiences you’re after, make a beeline for The Beauty Space – a pimped out shopping container on Briggate. There’s loads in store. Enjoy make-up touch-ups and advice at the Marc Jacobs beauty pop-up or get a free chop with the trendiest barbers in town, King Koby. If you’re feeling super fresh, you may want to swing by the open model casting with Premier Model Management on Saturday! And while you’re there, don’t forget to make the most of the free make-up treatments and honest advice of John Lewis’ knowledgeable Beauty Guides. It’s free and it’s fabulous, so just turn up and enjoy!

The Beauty Space is taking over Briggate across the whole weekend.

Pick up a new skill at the Styling Stage’s expert masterclasses

Minnie McGee

Hands up who’s heard of lip art? It’s bonkers, beautiful and the brainchild of local Leeds lass, Minnie McGee. What started as an AS level art project soon earned her over 50,000 Instagram followers, and you can watch her art in action during a live masterclass on the Styling Stage at Trinity Leeds. That’s not all. At 1pm on Sunday, Clockface Beauty take to the stage to let you in on the secret of how to achieve the ultimate facial. Cram your noggin full of top tips, then stick around because straight afterwards Bryony Blake, make-up artist to the stars on shows like The X-Factor and Strictly Come Dancing, will serve up her finest showbiz beauty tricks. No charge, first come first served.

The Styling Stage is taking over Trinity Leeds all weekend. Minnie McGee is on at 1pm and 3pm on Saturday 26th October 2019 and Clockface Beauty are on at 1pm on Sunday 27th October 2019.

Plus, load up on bargains with 100s of exclusive beauty deals!

Made Up Leeds

Made Up Leeds is the ultimate event for brushing up on beauty secrets and schmoozing with the stars, but it’s also a chance to pamper yourself silly. Beauty knows no boundaries, so whatever it means to you, you’ll be able to enjoy it for less with over 100 special offers, events and deals across one extravagant weekend.

Pop by the Beauty Bridge in Trinity Leeds for free hand massages, mini makeovers and goody bags, or nip to Harvey Nichols to nab a complimentary beauty sample from a brand of your choice. You can get your hands on a free Urban Decay lipstick with any purchase at Boots, and Kiehl’s will give you a free healthy skin and hydration check up at their Victoria Quarter pop-up. And that’s just a teensy taster of the goodies you can get your hands on.

All you need to to access it is your Glamour Passport. It’s totally free and it’ll be your golden ticket all weekend, so what are you waiting for? Register now!