Peaches and Cream, Liverpool’s most famous make-up salon and brand, is coming to Belfast for an exclusive one-day-only event!
Monday, August 8 will see Peaches and Cream take over the glamorous Merchant Hotel with a range of activities for guests to enjoy, from their glamorous Pop-Up Shop to Hair and Beauty Masterclasses.
The dynamic team of expert makeup artists and hairstylists will be hosting professional masterclasses, in which they’ll be sharing their tips and tricks for achieving the classic Peaches glamour.
Peaches & Cream
Renowned brand Peaches & Cream was founded 12 years ago, based on an aim to create professional standard products at affordable prices for women of all ages. Now famous for it’s glamorous looks, there isn’t a weekend that goes by that doesn’t see ladies from all over the UK and Ireland flying over for makeovers.
We chatted with Kate Matthews, one of the co-founders of Peaches and Cream, ahead of the exciting event, to find out more about Peaches and Cream, get Kate’s top beauty tips, and why exactly they chose Belfast as their next destination…
The History Of Peaches
“Over the years we’ve formed a loving connection to the women of Belfast, whether they’ve visited the salon for a makeover and hair-style or they’ve shopped with us online. So to say thank you, we’re bringing the salon to Belfast for an exclusive one-day pop up!” Kate explained.
“Fellow co-founder Nicola Smith and I met in college 12 years ago on a media makeup course. When we finished, we paired up to start doing wedding fairs together and quickly realised we worked better together than alone.
“For a few years we worked as a mobile service getting our name out there, before we opened our first salon in the suburbs of Liverpool.
“At the time we were the only makeup salon in Liverpool! Other than us, you had to go to John Lewis if you wanted a makeover at one of the counters.
We incorporated our training as Theatrical Make-Up Artists to create a dramatic way of doing makeup that the glamorous girls of Liverpool just loved.”
“We received such high demand that the salon would be fully booked months in advance! So we trained more and more staff – to the point where we needed bigger premises. Six years ago, we moved to our new home on Dale St in the heart of Liverpool City Centre.
“Surrounded by the city’s best hotels we have become a number one destination for ladies visiting the city for Hen parties and other special occasions. Around five years ago we started our own product line.
“Firstly we created our own brand of lashes due to the large amount we were going through applying them to clients every week. Gradually we’ve added other make up items to the range, based around the products that we love to use.
“We aim to create professional quality makeup at affordable prices making the brand accessible to anyone and everyone.”
Kate’s Top Beauty Tips
1. Wear What Makes YOU Happy!
“I believe that anyone can wear anything – as long as they want to. Suiting the makeup is down to your personality – so if you love blue eyeliner and wearing it makes you happy, then that will shine through!”
2. Find Your ‘Go-To’ Products
“My ‘must-have’ products are YSL Instant Moisture Glow Primer for skin that looks and feels amazing. I also love Nars Sheer Glow foundation- the coverage can be adapted for all needs, from sheer to full.
“Also, everyone is loving dewy makeup at the moment but it’s impossible to leave your foundation wet without it coming off and going patchy, so one of my favourite things to do at the moment is to lightly set my base makeup using Peaches Pressed Highlighter – which leaves your skin with an amazing but subtle fresh glow.
“Another Must Have is Inglot Duraline…. mix it with gel liner to create a smooth water proof formula that won’t budge or crease. Its also amazing for mixing with Peaches Pigments to create metallic eyeliner!”
3. Night Glam
“False eyelashes are the perfect way to take your look from day to night. They naturally add darkness to the eye area and completely update your look without needing skilled eye makeup application.
“We sell 20 different styles of lashes at Peaches, all created so that you’re sure to find the perfect lash for you.
“Currently the lash trend is all about Wispiness. Our styles 12 and 19 are great for achieving this look and they are both light as a feather so you won’t know you’re wearing them.”
4. All That Glitters
“Glitter continues to be a huge trend throughout 2026. Our Glitter Pigments Luxe, Prin, Disco & Famous are perfect for keeping on trend – just simply dot on the tear duct, wash over the lid, or even a touch on the cheek bone looks amazing for a glam look.”
Masterclasses at Peaches
“The masterclasses involve watching three different looks that form the core of all makeovers at Peaches.
“The classes are suitable for all levels and we break the steps down so that they are easy to follow for beginners wanting to update their own makeup routine – or for MUA’s wanting to add to their existing skills.
“The same goes for hair. As well as learning more about our own product range and how to use them, we also give unbiased recommendations for other brands that we like to use at Peaches. We combine loyalty and passion for our own brand, with our love of other cult products.
“We also advise on products to save for best and how to achieve the same look for less.
“Clients leave the class with a full insight as to how we create all of our makeovers and with the confidence and knowledge to recreate the look on themselves. Everyone also leaves with a full product list and step by step breakdown of all the looks.”
Win Two Free Passes
Peaches and Cream is coming to Belfast Monday, August 8! For your chance to win two completely FREE passes (worth £100), all you have to do is like our Facebook page and comment underneath including which Masterclass you’d like to go to! Check out Belfast Pop Up Tickets for the full list of classes.
You can choose from the Make-Up Masterclass, where you’ll choose from one of 5 classes and learn 3 different Peaches looks. Hosted by salon co-founder Kate Matthews, guests will also get to take away a goodie bag!
Alternatively, you can choose from 3 hair masterclasses with co-founder Nicola Smith in which you’ll learn 3 glam Peaches looks!