On 10 September, to coincide with the launch of the new series, M&S launched the first official Downton Abbey
beauty range that is exclusive to them. The range will include lip balms, nail polishes, soaps and body lotions.
All products have been embellished with the Downton Abbey crest, an image of the Abbey and a quote from the show. You can see on the lip balms below a perfect example with “No one wants to kiss a girl in black.” Most of the products range in price from £5 to £16, but there is also a Luxury Bath and Body Collection set which retails at £49.50, but contains 14 different products and would make a lovely Christmas present.
I personally have never watched Downton Abbey as it’s just not my cup of tea, but I think the range would appeal to both fans of the show and those who don’t watch it. The packaging really captures the elegance of the Edwardian era, using tones of gold, emerald and burgundy, which really catches your eye. The presentation is so sleek and would look great in your make up bag or sitting on the side in the bathroom.