Clinique opens a stand-alone store in Covent Garden

Yet another reason to head to Covent Garden, which is rapidly becoming the No. 1 beauty destination for those who (like us) like to mooch in boutiques to do our beauty shopping. (We've nothing against department stores - but can't they sometimes feel a bit overwhelming...?) Right in the heart of the Piazza, this is a destination for anyone who loves (or wants to find out more) about Clinique skincare - and who loves the undeniable 'boost' of a makeover.

There are some brilliant quick-fix on-the-go make-up services including Insta-Glow, Brows to Go and Pick Your Pout - so quick that you could nip in, and nip onwards to a meeting feeling 100% more gorgeous. What's more, you can finish with a glamorous spritz of scent: the full Clinique fragrance line-up's here (Clinique Aromatics Elixir for us, every time...)

There's a gift-wrapping service so that you can personalise any pressies with ribbon and paper of your choice.

Add it to your Little Black Beauty Book right now...

Clinique Covent Garden, 4 East Piazza, London WC2E 8HD (open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon till 6 p.m.)