Work It At Selfridges Trafford Centre: There’s No Fun Like Work

Tereza Pevna | 9th June 2015


This year the rate of work employment in the UK is apparently the highest one since 1971. Everyone is trying to find the right balance between work and life… but is it always possible?

Selfridges are aware that not everyone has got that 9-5 job might not be exactly what it sounds like, that’s why they launched a campaign called Work It, which helps you to maximase your lunch break in order to achieve better work and life balance.

Work It offers a selection of express beauty treatments; from drop-in appointments to an edit of multi-tasking must-haves, all are designed to fit around your busy lifestyle.

VIVA headed down to see for ourselves. First we had an appointment with NARS, where we could choose one out of three express treatments- Smokey Eye Demystified, Cheek Technique and Full-power Pout. We opted for the first treatment as the smokey eye look is always a tricky one. Here, we met one of UK National Stylists for NARS Benoit Dumont, who explained that most important thing for smokey eyes is definitely the base. We learnt that a good base will prevent the eyeshadow from smudging. He talked us through every step and answer all our questions. We were leaving with sexiest smokey eyes ever!


Next stop was the Bobbi Brown counter, where we were greeted by a team of professional make-up artists. We underwent a complete make over, while being talked through where and how to use each product and how to master our make-up routine in less than 15 minutes. We were the most impressed with Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick- it’s such light weight foundation yet full coverage is guaranteed. We left completely revamped and ready for a few drinks in the city.


Work It campaign is on until mid June, so make sure you pop in and get the answers to your beauty questions you have always wanted to know.