10 Jun 2015

Make Up Gallery Wins Grocer Gold Award 2015



The retailer’s Make Up Gallery cosmetics line wins Own Label Range of the Year at The Grocer Gold Awards

Poundland, Europe’s largest single priced general merchandise retailer, has won gold at the prestigious Grocer Gold Awards for its best-selling cosmetics line, Make Up Gallery.

The awards, hailed as the Oscars of the FMCG industry, were held last night (Tuesday 9 June 2015), at Guildhall, London.

Poundland’s Make Up Gallery range won Own Label Brand of the Year at the awards, beating off stiff competition from the likes of Tesco’s Free From range, Asda’s George range and Aldi’s Specially Selected range.

The Own Label Brand of the Year award recognises the best own-label range launched, relaunched, developed or extended by a retailer or wholesaler in 2014.

The Make Up Gallery range was launched in October 2014, with women’s magazines Vogue and Cosmopolitan praising the range. Consumer demand was so phenomenal that extra product had to air freighted in during December.

Over 100 cosmetics products are included in the range, including foundations, mascaras, eyeshadows and lip glosses, all for the amazing price of just £1 each.

To date, over 4 million items of the range have been sold in Poundland stores across the country, with new lines planned to launch this June.

Jim McCarthy, CEO at Poundland commented on last night’s win,

“We are very proud of the Make Up Gallery range, which proves that quality cosmetics do not need to be expensive. Sales have been outstanding since launch and the range has been met with fantastic reviews across the board, the most important being the reaction of our customers who love the quality, price and value”

“Winning Own Label Brand of the Year at The Grocer Gold Awards is the icing on the cake and further testament to the fantastic quality and value of the range.”

The £1 range is available across the majority of Poundland stores nationwide.

Poundland Make Up Gallery Store List

Here is a list of our stores where you'll find our new Make Up Gallery range week commencing 20th October.


It’s beauty on a budget as Poundland launches a new and exclusive range of make-up

Make Up Gallery

Make Up Gallery, an exclusive new and stylish make-up range priced at just £1 each, is coming to a high street near you!

The fantastic new range launches exclusively at Poundland, the nation’s favourite value high street retailer at the end of October in some stores and will be in 480 stores in November (see below). Make Up Gallery will offer everything from foundation and concealer for a variety of skin tones to vibrant eye make-up and lipsticks for a picture perfect look.

Click this link to watch ITV’s coverage of Make Up Gallery on ‘This Morning’ – 57% of viewers voted for our range over higher-priced make up!

Of the 100 strong range, Poundland’s expert beauty team expect the best sellers to include:

  • Long lasting foundation with UVA/UVB filters
  • Volumising and lengthening mascara with conditioning formula
  • Quick dry nail polish
  • Sheer lip gloss with moisturiser
  • Pressed powder with Vitamin E

Make Up Gallery Lipstick GroupInitially, the range will be available across 480 stores nationwide and will offer savvy make-up lovers everything they need to explore new beauty looks and trends.

CEO of Poundland, Jim McCarthy, said “We’re very proud of our new Make Up Gallery range which is available at our famous £1 price point, offering amazing value.

“The cosmetics industry can be notoriously pricey so we are very proud to launch a new and stylish range that makes the latest beauty looks and trends accessible to everyone. So now, for under £10, women of all ages can stock up their make-up bags for less.”

The Make Up Gallery range includes everyday make-up essentials in a range of shades, colours and product types to suit all age groups. Poundland plans to develop the Make Up Gallery range over time to reflect trends and seasonal changes whilst still keeping essential everyday items.

  • stacyh

    After waiting anxiously for what felt like forever for these products to be launched the day finally arrived and what felt like my purchase of the entire collection in one transaction. I got my goodies home and tested them out as soon as I could. after doing an extensive make up course with various different make up brands I have to say poundlands exclusive make up range Gallery can definitely hold its own with the best/expensive one’s out there. maybe even be better in certain area’s. the only disappointment was with the lip gloss even though they are extremely pigmented which is amazing as colour is very important they are a little tacky on the lips meaning sticky but very recommendable. overall I would highly recommend this brand and may even stock up on some more bits.

  • Angela O’Farrell

    I tried the foundation in warm ivory, matte bronzer in light and the candyfloss blusher today and I am in love with these makeup gallery products! My mum told me about the make up range and I am so glad to have tried it. I would say these products are even better then lots of more expensive brands by far! ☺

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