March 23rd, 2018
Barry M is continuing to bring the sparkle with the launch of its Pick ‘n’ Glitz Glitter Pots (£4.99). Arriving in four iridescent shades, these glitters are perfect for use on the face, body and hair. The pots are also stackable which is perfect for your kit. Available online now and in-store at Superdrug from 28th March.
Easily adjust your client’s foundation colour with Rouge Bunny Rouge Aubades and Serenades Colour-Matching Concentrate (£39). Infused with soothing ingredients including Witch Hazel, this neutral formula has been designed to suit all skin-types and can be blended with foundation to match a client’s skin colour and leaves a satin finish. Available now.
KIKO Milano has launched its new limited edition GREEN ME Collection (£4.90 – £16.90). This collection is dedicated to nature and beauty, with 88 to 100% of the ingredients have come from natural raw materials. Some of the products are also vegan friendly. Available now.
Re-launching this month is Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow + (£20.50). The new formula contains tiny micro-fibres that adhere to the skin and hairs for natural full-looking brows. The initial relaunch is 27th March with three shades, with five extra shades launching in June.
MAC is bringing the glow with its new Hyper Real Glow Collection (£27 – £35). The collection includes two palettes which has three hues of highlight that blend effortlessly on the skin. Also, in the collection are two brushes and the Next To Nothing Face Colour. Available from 29th March.
Hair and beauty students from Middlesbrough College learned how to give a makeover to a cancer sufferer last week thanks to a masterclass from an international charity. The regional coordinator for Look Good Feel Better Andrea Mackrell gave Christina Paterson a full make-over, whilst demonstrating to the students how to apply make-up to chemotherapy patients. Look Good Feel Better runs free skincare and makeup classes and workshops for women being treated for cancer, showing them confidence-boosting tips and tricks such as redrawing eyebrows and working with uneven skin tones.
Christina had major surgery after being diagnosed with high grade Stage 3 ovarian cancer in November last year and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. “Chemotherapy destroys the immune system and if I were to pick up an infection it could become life threatening. Something as simple as using a makeup brush or an exfoliator isn’t an option for me as the risk of infection is just too high. Everything needs to be hypoallergenic to avoid irritating my skin.”
Level 2 Hair and Media Makeup student Rebecca Dick, 18, said: “I thought the demo was absolutely amazing. Cancer affects people in so many different ways and it was really inspiring to see how something as simple as makeup can help them feel like themselves again.” Middlesbrough College offers a range of courses for people interested in pursuing a career in the hairdressing and beauty therapy industry, including part-time and apprenticeship options.
Sweden’s leading make-up academy Mehrens Academy has become the first Scandinavian school to achieve accreditation as a stand-alone CIDESCO Media Make-Up School. The Diploma syllabus gives students an internationally recognised qualification to be able to efficiently and effectively work as professional media and fashion make-up artists in the world. Students studying at Mehrens Academy will benefit from some of the best guest teachers in Scandinavia who have worked with some of the greatest names including Kate Moss and Lady Gaga, with campaigns such as Louis Vuitton and Dior and with magazines like Vanity Fair, ELLE and Vogue. Linda Mehrens Flodin, the founder and creative director of Mehrens Academy says, ”We are extremely proud to announce that we are the first standalone CIDESCO Media Make-up School in Scandinavia, it is such an honour. Through our courses, students will not only receive the most comprehensive knowledge and an internationally recognized qualification as a professional make-up artist, but through our connections they will also have a direct link to everything that happens in the industry.”