July 14th, 2017
Celebrity and MUA loved Milan-based brand Lord & Berry has announced the launch of Magnifico (£20), its new Cream Pot Eyeliner. The liner is highly pigmented, easy to blend and long wearing to help create a dramatic eye. Magnifico is available online now.
The brand behind one of the most iconic dry shampoos on the market, Batiste, has launched its first wet product. The Speed It Up Blow Dry Accelerator (£4.49) comes in Shine, Smoothing and Frizz-Taming and is the latest innovation from the Stylist collection to speed up hair drying by up to 30%. Available from in-store from Boots now
Luxury British boutique brand Delilah has added a new shade to their Compact Powder Blush family. The new shade Dusk (£26) combines the hues of muted rose and soft plum to provide a pretty pop of colour to cheeks across lots of skin-tones. With its light and silky texture, Dusk glides effortless onto the skin for seamless application and includes a clever micronised formula to help blur imperfections, to help create a soft-focused and flawless finish. Available online now from Guru Makeup Emporium, all pros receive a discount.
The Make Up and Body Art Expo held on 12th August in Manchester is a vibrant celebration of make-up, artistry and advice within the industry. Held in the stunning Bridgewater Hall, this event will be an opportunity for established artists, newcomers to the industry and all those who are passionate about make-up to come together. With demonstrations, products, industry experts this will be an event that exhibits the diversity of the make-up industry as well as a networking opportunity for those who feel make up is a career for them. In attendance will be Shaune Harrison Academy, Treasure House of Makeup, Brush Belt Co, Accrington and Rossendale College, Jane Hatton, Patrick Baston and more to be confirmed.
Two open competitions will be held: A drag/gender fluid inspired Get Your Drag On and a bodyart piece entitled It’s NOT So Grim Up North. Judges attending are Melanie Doyle of Mel Vic Academy and Maria Malone-Guerbaa. Competitors and models to be over 18. The entry fee is a purchased ticket from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/make-up-and-body-art-expo-tickets-34763441389?aff=ehomecard. Model entry is free, but they need be registered and brief design sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
On 4th July, make-up artist Attracta Courtney held her inaugural Attracta Beauty Skincare & Makeup Awards at The Lanesborough Hotel in Knightsbridge. As these are the only make-up artist beauty awards, all the winners are in a special elite group of beauty brands who have been given the seal of approval by one of the leading artists in the industry. 265 products entered and there 60 worthy winners in luxury and affordable brands. Having been in the business for over 20 years, Attracta believes that how are products going to make someone look and how it makes them feel shows how good or bad a product is and she loves finding out the story behind the brands.
Following the ceremony, there was a unique panel of experts discussing various aspects of the beauty industry chaired by one of the UK’s pre-eminent beauty journalists Lucia van der Post. The experts on this exclusive panel were the world renowned anti-ageing medical doctor Dr. Sister, The Hormone Doctor Susie Rogers and facialist Anastasia Achilleos. The winners announced at the ceremony were:
Best Cleanser: Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse
Best Facial Serum: VANDEROHE No. 1 Nourishing Face Serum
Best Day Moisturiser: bareMinerals Smart Combination Smoothing Lightweight Emulsion
Best Suncare Face: DR BARBARA STURM Sun Drops SPF 50
Best Hand Cream: Gallinee La Culture Hand Cream
Best Vitality Supplements: LUMITY Anti-Ageing Food Supplement
Best Concealer: XIP PEARL BREEZE Concealer
Best Eyeshadow (Cream/Powder): DOLCE & GABBANA The Eyeshadow Smooth Eye Colour Quad Femme Fatale 100
Best Blusher: DANIEL SANDLER Watercolour liquid blush Cherub
Best Makeup Brushes: Tina Earnshaw Makeup Brushes
Best Eyelash Expert: Moka & Sarah