What does the word panto connote to you? It takes me back to auditoriums filled with sticky excited E numbered kids watching bejeweled men and women dance around in elaborate finery. There would be lewd jokes, men in drag and the obligatory, ‘He’s behind you’ catcalls, combined with the inevitable happy ending and feeling of magic. Cinderella was always my favourite, but I also have a soft spot for Aladdin, and it seems Selfridges buyers echo my feelings of nostalgia.
This year the store is going to be bedecked in gaudy colours and panto-style accessories, with a whole range of beauty products to match! They’re releasing a makeup and skincare line of pantomime themed products and have a selection of other lovely tidbits to offer with names such as ‘the Peter Pan anti-aging night cream for men, for the boy who won’t grow up’ and the ‘Sleeping Beauty transforming night cream for happy ever after skin £15’. I’ve seen the mock ups of the packaging and it’s lovely- think Soap & Glory meets Benefit with some showgirl razzle dazzle.
They have a lot more goodies on offer though, with exclusive collections from some big name brands-here’s what you’ll be wanting under your tree this year!
– Exclusive: Shu Uemura Snow White lashes £25
Steam Cream Spots Tin and Stripes Exclusive, £10. Said to be the new ‘wonder ‘ product, this price makes it very affordable and the tins makes them very collectible,so you can’t lose!
As well as beauty products there area lso a range of pantomime inspired accessories- I love this Cinderella carriage necklace, £45 from Tatty Devine.
Tatty Devine He’s Behind You Necklace£40.00
Then there’s some limited edition lushness from Ilamasqua in the form of a Illamasqua Nail Varnish Duo x 2. Purple Glitter with Purple and Red Glitter with Black, £25.
I tested these stick-on eyehsdaow patches (£20 for three) a while back, but then I had to have shipped over from the States- now you can try them without paying shipping charges. Fun and frustrating!