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Downton Abbey launches a beauty line

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of our favorite  Dowager Countess Quotes:

Carson: “Hard work and diligence weigh more than beauty in the real world.”

Violet: “If only that were true.”

The 10-piece collection of retro-looking creams, candles and cosmetics will sell exclusively at Marks & Spencer after the maker of Downton NBC Universal signed a two-year deal with the high street store. So if you want that Edwardian peachy, perfect English rose skin the themed collection launches October 12 to coincide with series four of the hit TV show.


Downton Abbey launches a beauty line

Not too long to wait  for the new beauty line, with  that flawless, porcelain skin look is only a soap, cream and lip gloss away. So if this is the look that you are after and you are into Downton Abbey you’ll be into this beauty line even before you’ve tried it.  M&S hope that the 10-piece gift collection, which includes soaps, a scented candle, lipstick, crème bath and nail varnishes – will appeal to the thousands of fans who want to emulate the world of Lord and Lady Grantham and the Crawleys.


Downton Abbey launches a beauty line

There is even a Downton Abbey cosmetic bag in the range, so you can hide any historically incorrect items of your own out of sight . The collection will be available at 250 M&S stores across the UK and is to be priced from £5 for the lip balm set – £49.50 for the luxury collection set.


Downton Abbey launches a beauty line

The team behind the product line have made the packaging – stamped with Downton Arms, an iconic image of the Abbey, and each with a specific quote from the series, such as like “Now stop talking and kiss me before I get cross,” appears on the lip gloss  and is bound to win us over.


Downton Abbey launches a beauty line

The show’s producers are extremely concerned that every product lives up to the series’ standards. “Every single product design comes to me for personal approval so we don’t bastardise the brand,” said executive producer Gareth Neame. “We’re selective about what we do. Fastidious. But it is a show for Middle America, for Middle Britain. It’s not an opera or a Merchant Ivory film or something,” he continued. “It’s getting massive audiences around the world – and there is a market for people wanting to possess something of that identity.”


Downton Abbey launches a beauty line

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