Vaara Interview: Space NK's Beauty Buyer

Words Hattie West Photography Space NK, Charlie McKay

Space NK’s sleek stores showcase the very best of what beauty has to offer all under one roof. We talk to Beauty Buyer Katrina Fulluck on skincare secrets and the next big things in beauty.

Can you tell us about your role as Beauty Buyer at Space NK?

It’s both varied and fast-paced. I manage around 120 brands within our portfolio working with them on launches and strategy. I decide on products we promote seasonally and work with all the departments at Space NK to ensure a smooth execution of new launches. Plus I source new and exciting brands from around the world.

 

Nars, Laura Mercier and By Terry are stocked in the UK today thanks to Space NK. Who do you tip as the next big names in beauty?

We have a number of new cosmetics brands which we plan to launch in the second half of this year, I can’t tell you anything about these just yet, but watch this space!

We launched Tan-Luxe this month – a new concept which gives customers a way of controlling their self-tan results with hybrid formulas which also have key skincare benefits.

What’s your can’t-live-without product?

Mascara. My favourite is the Chantecaille Longest Lash Faux Cils which builds unbeatable volume and contains a powerful lash peptide which helps enhance the appearance of natural lash length, thickness and fullness.

 

Do you have a signature fragrance?

Diptyque 34 – it’s classic and elegant fragrance and will never go out of fashion. We’ve also recently launched Byredo fragrances, which I love.

 

Would you recommend dry skin sufferers use moisturiser, oil or serum? Or a combination? And which products?

Dry skin can be a misleading skincare concern, there are actually two factors which contribute to the overall dryness of skin: oil and water levels. If you have dry skin prone to fine lines and wrinkles and it feels tight after cleansing, you have a lack of oil and I would recommend using a combination of an anti-ageing moisturiser, serum and an oil. I actually have this skin type and use Eve Lom Cleansing Balm, ReVive Intensite Crème Lustre Moisturiser, NUDE Progenius Oil and at the moment I’m really enjoying the 111 Skin Y Theorem Repair Serum for its healing properties.If you have skin which lacks water, you should use hydrating products containing hyaluronic acid like Sunday Riley's Tidal.

Other than drinking water, what would you say is the secret to great skincare?

Skin repairs itself and recovers while you sleep. I swear by This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray – a natural aid to help achieve a deeper and longer sleep.

 

You are currently collaborating with The Juicery. How much do you believe is internal as opposed to external? Doesn’t beauty really come from within?

It’s a marriage of both. Of course what you put into your body in terms of nutrition has a direct influence on skin, but emotional wellbeing is equally crucial. We promote being good to yourself at Space NK – taking time to be mindful with a balanced approach to wellness.

 

Is there anything you exclude from your diet?

Honestly no, but I wish I could exclude sugar as this definitely wreaks havoc with my skin. I do try and eat small meals often as this can help maintain your blood sugar and insulin levels.

 

What beauty trends should we be looking out for this summer?

A key trend that comes from Asia is anti-pollution skincare. In March we exclusively launched the Ren Anti-Pollution Mist. Expect big things in this category as awareness increases on the effect of pollutants on the skin.

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