15 Reasons to Love London

The 2012 London Olympics are almost here, so we've rounded up our favorite British beauty products and trends

15 Reasons to Love London

Admittedly, I am a sucker for ornate pomp and circumstance, and so I always tune into the Summer Olympics. I may not be a professional athlete (I’ll stick to Pilates, thank you very much) but I love the thrill of the opening ceremony, and this year the event is taking place across the pond in fabulously chic London, so I’m even more excited than usual.

We have so many reasons to love London and the UK: “Downton Abbey,” Kate and William, Adele, Harry Potter. In honor of the 2012 Olympics, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite British beauty products and trends, since it’s no secret that the Brits know beauty.

Click here to see our favorite British beauty products and trends.

I realized just how much the British know beauty when I studied abroad in London during college. After a semi-gross meal of bangers and mash at a pub, I wandered into a Boots pharmacy. I was amazed at the endless selection of awesome products in the makeup aisle. When it came to London’s fashion and beauty, the city had me covered.

I may be back in the U.S. now, but that doesn’t mean I have fallen out of love with London. From Twiggy’s mod influence to English products like Butter London nail polish, my fellow Beauty Riot editors and I have compiled the ultimate list of British beauty trends and products that we think deserve a shiny gold medal.