Thousands Flock to First Ever ‘Made Up Leeds’ Festival


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THOUSANDS of make-up and beauty fans flocked to the city for the first ever Made Up Leeds festival. 

The huge two-day event saw former Made in Chelsea star Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo host a talk at Trinity Leeds, with other guest appearances from Love Island stars Kaz Crossley and Alexandra Cane, male beauty vlogger Lewys Ball, and E4’s Body Fixers star Danny Richo.

All of the events were free to attend, with additional talks and tutorials from drag queen star Michael ‘Gisele’ Allan, celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton, international make-up artist Ruby Hammer MBE, and mother and daughter make-up artists Shaheen Kauser and Sanna Nosheen – known as Mummillion and Lookamillion.

The inclusive, city-wide festival included more than 110 individual offers from 90 cosmetics stores, franchises, restaurants and bars.

Some of the biggest names in the city’s retail scene were involved, including John Lewis, Harvey Nichols, Debenhams, Trinity Leeds, The Merrion Centre, St Johns Centre and The Light, supported by LeedsBID.

 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 line-up, 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.”

Other Made Up Leeds highlights included a Beauty Bridge at Trinity Leeds with mini makeovers and Eyes & Lips counters at Leeds Train Station, and festival-goers received a free Glamour Passport and tote bag.

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