I will admit Personal Shopping is not something that I have ever ventured in too. I usually link it to fashion and when it comes to clothes, I am quite minimalist so I tend to know what I like. Last week however, I met the lovely Charlotte Ingram who is a personal shopper with a difference at the Selfridges in Exchange Square.
What makes Charlotte different? She is a beauty personal shopper
. Her job is to have knowledge of the entire Selfridges beauty haul (a personal dream of mine) and help those men or women who may want some help in choosing a piece of make up for themselves or others.
Make up shopping can be quite overwhelming. There are so many products out there it can be hard to keep on track with what is new or what works for you. Even for a beauty obsessive with me, it can be a bit daunting. This is where Charlotte comes in. The idea is that you can book in time with Charlotte who has the most beautiful room on the beauty floor of the Selfridges in the Exchange Square in Manchester. The time and how long much of it you spend with Charlotte is completely up to you. It can be on a Saturday for three hours or a half an hour slot on a Wednesday.
Once you book your time with Charlotte, how you spend it is entirely down to you. Charlotte is one of the loveliest people you could ever meet. She is very easy to talk too, within two minutes of meeting her, we were on the same wavelength and in a fit of giggles. You can go to her with any questions you might have from picking a nice eye shadow palette or working out which foundation is best suited for your skin type. While you talk through your concerns you can have a cup of tea and you can either stay in the beauty room or take to the shop floor with Charlotte. The choice is completely yours.
What I really like about this service is the fact it is a free service which means people like my sister who really is not as in to make up as I am and has a lot more questions than I do has a place she can go to while she is getting to learn what make up suits her and her skin.
The Personal Shopping Experience also comes with a bespoke Instagram service. Follow Charlotte on Instagram
for exclusive newly released products and you can place an order with her via Instagram. All you have to do is give her a call and collect it from the store. As a make up collector I have to say this is something I am really excited for.
This truly is a wonderful service and one that I know I will be gifting to close friends and family. If you want to book yourself in or want to know more all Charlotte's details are on the Instagram Page.