Now, I know you all love & Other Stories from a fashion perspective. I mean, how could you not when they create gems like a Little House on the Prairie–style dress and cute-as-a-button cornflower-blue heels? My wardrobe is full of the stuff, too. But if you stop scrolling at the store's clothing, shoes, and accessories tabs, you're categorically missing a trick—& Other Stories' beauty department is so bloody good.
& Other Stories
Founded: H&M, 2013
Based In: Paris and Stockholm
Best Known For: A variety of inexpensive yet luxurious beauty and skincare products
Most Popular Product: Havana Blues Hand Lotion
Fun Fact: Ben Gorham and Lisa Butler helped design and bring & Other Stories beauty to life.
The store's offering is all too often under-appreciated alongside flashier beauty-first brands. But I swear, it does offer some of the best (and most affordable) body care products on the U.K.'s high street. Unlike perhaps more functional brands, they come swathed in the fancy beauty cloud we love—think trendy packaging, can't-stop-sniffing scents, and efficacious ingredients. The brand also has its candle game down, and its makeup shades always fit with your seasonal fashion choices.
So the next time you pick up the latest It dress, spare a few moments to peruse the beauty section, using my recommendations as a starting point.
Keeping fancy hand lotion sink-side is the greatest marker that you've got your grown-up self together, right? This one smells like smoky florals. Made with meadowfoam seed oil, macadamia oil, and sweet almond oil, skin is left feeling moisturized, smooth, and luxurious.
Wear one or two of these shades in this large, earthy palette. Go for shimmery or glittery with these warm tones, and don't be afraid to experiment and try something new.
This metallic eye shadow cream reveals a bright pigment that will quickly dry. Swipe onto eyelids using fingers, or use a brush to highlight under the brow. This beautiful deep pink shade is great for a night out.
& Other Stories' candle range was made in collaboration with trendy New York-based perfumer Jérôme Epinette, who was also the nose behind so many of Byredo's greatest hits. The Arkivet scent is filled with the smell of fresh flowers, vanilla, and saffron. These & Other Stories candles are the perfect addition to a night of self-care.
Suitably creamy and impressively pigmented, & Other Stories' lipsticks are a no-brainer. With a wide variety of shade options, you can't go wrong in trying a few new tones out. Natural waxes, chamomile, and plum oil are included in this lipstick formula. & Other Stories' lipsticks pair ideally with the brand's lip pencil.
This long-lasting spray will leave you smelling fresh all day long. The Sicilian Sunrise scent is reminiscent of a summer evening. Spray on wrists and neck, and press into skin.
Or perhaps a perfume oil is more your vibe, in which case these rollerballs will be useful. The floral scent of Fleur de Mimosa has a blend of bergamot, almond, cedarwood and musk. This travels well, so throw it in your bag and reapply whenever.
This mini hand cream leaves hands feeling hydrated and silky. It's pretty irresistible with a light scent of coconut, vanilla, and sweet cream. Ingredients like macadamia oil, sweet almond oil, and shea butter make your hands will be extra soft.
& Other Stories makes great body lotions, but for genuinely decadent body hydration (after, say, a bougie bath), you'll want to try its whipped-up body souffles. Key ingredients include vitamin E, shea butter, babassu oil, and meadowfoam oil. This beautiful light-pink shade will look lovely next to your shower and bath essentials.
For a mascara that delivers, try this satiny black one that provides volume and length to the lashes. It offers a bold look and consists of a formula of carnauba and candelilla wax, so no smudging here.
If you haven't already tried & Other Stories' beauty products out for yourself, these are the ones to add to your cart.