Is Leeds the UK's 'capital of beauty'?

The Yorkshire city's first festival dedicated to beauty, Madeup Leeds, aims to bring a touch of glamour to the city

A make-up artist at Madeup Leeds

Made Up Leeds, a festival aiming to boost the city as UK’s capital of beauty, boasted thousands of attendees to learn the tricks of the trade from some of the industry’s leading personalities.

Reality television stars from Made In Chelsea, Love Island and Body Fixers appeared as special guests, as well as beauty vlogger Lewys Ball.

The city-wide festival included retailers John Lewis and Harvey Nichols.

Meanwhile, celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton and make-up artist Ruby Hammer MBE offered free talks and tutorials.

Andrew Cooper, Chief Executive at LeedsBID, said: “Made Up Leeds has made its mark on the city with an incredible event bringing thousands of people to the city centre.

"We are proud to provide such a fantastic platform to present big industry names and some of the best-loved talent from across the country, with a fantastic, diverse lineup, offering something the city has never seen before.

"By joining forces with some of the city’s biggest brands and retailers, we have helped put Leeds on the map as a make-up capital of the UK.”


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