Bare Escentuals opening London boutique

American mineral makeup brand Bare Escentuals is opening its first stand-alone UK boutique in London's Covent Garden, one of my favourite beauty destinations. They're already in Holland, Demark, Turkey and Scandinavia... Guest columnist Nadine Haobsh is a spokesperson for the brand in the US and raves about the stuff. All of my sisters and mother have a stash of it at home and I'm probably one of few beauty editors to never have bought or regularly used the stuff (I'm not a fan of powdered makeup). BUT, if sales are any indicator, the stuff is good. And if you can sleep in it, well, all the better after a boozy night on the tiles.

Bare Escentuals, 40 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London WC2 (020 78367424)

Press enquries contact  Natalie Axten (, 020 3059 1709, 0787 254 1956). Bare Escentuals sees 70 door launches across the UK by end of 2009.