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November 25th, 2015

November 25th, 2015

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Max Factor has revealed more details of its collaboration with Star Wars, unveiling a number of products that will be available exclusively at on 26 November for one day only.  The product line-up includes: Max Factor Limited Edition False Lash Effect Star Wars Mascara (£10.99), Max Factor Limited Edition Star Wars Colour Elixir Lipstick in Gold (£7.99) and Max Factor Limited Edition Stars Wars Colour Elixir Lipstick in Berry (£7.99).  The full range on 26 November will be available from the early hours until midnight – or until stocks run out.

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W7 has a new base in the form of their Genius Feather Light Foundation (£5.95).  Developed to bring a long lasting finish, the feather light foundation provides a natural and consistent coverage, leaving a smooth complexion and a dewy glow.  Featuring a dropper applicator, the foundation’s creamy texture blends well and lasts up to 12 hours.  Available in five colours, from the lightest of beige to tan.

British Hairdresser of the Year 2015 Darren Ambrose with HJ's Jayne Lewis-Orr

British Hairdresser of the Year 2015 Darren Ambrose with HJ’s Jayne Lewis-Orr

The winners of Hairdressers Journal International’s 2015 British Hairdressing Awards were announced on Monday at an event held at The Grosvenor House in London.  The iconic photographic competition invites hairdressing professionals and artistic teams from across the country to create a collection of eight images that showcase their creativity and technical ability.  Entrants are able to choose from regional and specialist categories including Afro, Artistic Team, Avant Garde, Men’s, Newcomer and Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year.  Winners included:

Regional Categories
Eastern Hairdresser of the Year
Callum Standen-May, The Egg, Norwich

London Hairdresser of the Year
Cos Sakkas, Toni & Guy, Sloane Square

Midlands Hairdresser of the Year
Shaun Hall, Mark Leeson, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year
Jill Watkins-Wright, Watkins-Wright Hairdressing, Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year
Julie Cherry and Collette Fitzpatrick, Shane Bennett Salon, Co. Down

North Western Hairdresser of the Year
Gary Taylor, Edward & Co., Brighouse, West Yorkshire

Scottish Hairdresser of the Year
Caroline Sanderson and Claire McIntyre, Ego Hair Design, Inverness

Southern Hairdresser of the Year
Robert Masciave, Metropolis Hairdressing, Kingston-upon-Thames

Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year
Martin Crean, Mode, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Specialist Categories
Afro Hairdresser of the Year
Michelle Thompson, Francesco Group Advanced Academy, Stafford

Artistic Team of the Year
Shane Bennett Salon, Hillsborough, Co. Down

Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year
Lucie Monbillard, seanhanna, London

Men’s Hairdresser of the Year
Marcus King, Hooker & Young, Wynyard, Billingham

Newcomer of the Year
Sophie Springett, Toni & Guy, South Kensington, London

Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year
Issie Churcher, HOB Salons, Camden, London

British Hairdresser of the Year
Darren Ambrose, D&J Ambrose, Pinner


YSL Beauté is springing into 2016 with their Boho Stones collection, available nationwide from 1 January.  The Boho Stones Collector Palettes offer two limited edition palettes: one for the face and one for the eyes.  Focusing on the colours of precious stones, each one is contained within captivating cases trimmed with gold.  The YSL Beauté Face Palette Collector Gypsy Opale (£42.50) comprises a camouflage pattern of four colours, designed to correct any uneven skin tones; while YSL Beauté Couture Palette Collector Indie Jaspe (£42.50) includes five harmonious eyeshadow shades, from iridescent pale green, sage green and peach to highlighting yellow gold and silver.  The collection also includes YSL Beauté Fusion Ink Blush (£35), offering 12-hour stay-put wearability and a gel-to-colour technology that fuses soluble colouring agents with a moisturising agent to provide four shades – Electric Red (orange red), Pink Attraction (pink), Spicy Vibes (saffron) and Edge Berry (magenta pink); and YSL Beauté Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils (£25) available in two limited edition shades, Bohemian Pink (vibrant pink) and Hippie Green (jade green).




Bourjois has also entered the race to Springtime with their 2016 offerings, available in late January.  The new CITY RADIANCE Foundation (£9.99) offers a brightening complex with SPF30 that blocks pollution and UV rays to protect the complexion.  Available in six shades and containing a fresh water flower fragrance, the foundation is enriched with coated pigments, which hold throughout the day and boost the natural radiance of the skin.  With its anti-pollution screen, CITY RADIANCE helps the possibility of carbon particles settling on the skin while allowing the skin to breathe.  Shades include: Rose Ivory, Vanilla, Light Beige, Beige, Golden Beige and Golden Sun. To complement the foundation, the new Radiance Reveal Concealer (£7.99) brightens shadowed areas of the face, moisturises for 24 hours and smoothes the eye contour.  Housed in a frosted transparent glass with a metal cap, the concealer is available in three shades, including 01 Ivory, 02 Beige and 03 Dark Beige.  Also coming for Spring is Paris Arty Chic, harnessing the history of colour inspired by the latest Parisian trends.  Taking inspiration from the sixties, products include: Smoky Stories Quad Eyeshadow Palettes (£7.99), offering three pre-coordinated shades and a light touch concentrated with faceted glitter across two combinations: E-Blue-Issant No11, a combination of denim and metal grey with a deep blue accent; and Sau-Mondaine No12, nude shades ranging from deep taupe and pink; Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick (£8.99) in Honey Mood No16 (apricot) and Cool Brown No17 (nude); and Aquablush 12Hr (£8.99) in Ingé-Nude No01 (rosy pink).



Green People has unveiled its new Age Defy+ Tinted DD Moisturiser SPF15 (30ml) in Ivory, a soft and flattering shade ideal for very fair and porcelain complexions.  Tinted DD Moisturiser has a unique kind of formula, offering sheer coverage and a natural glow for all skin types with no colour matching required.  Made with colour correcting natural earth minerals, the lightweight cream will reduce redness and balance out sallow complexions to leave a smooth and even skin tone.


IsaDora has announced the launch of its Golden Edition Holiday Make-up Collection, available from from November/December.  Focusing on gold and metallic shades, the collection includes: Eye Shadow Palette 65 Golden Eyes (£19.95); Glitter Lash & Brow Gold & Silver (£13.50); Perfect Moisture Lipstick (£14.95), available in 15 Heather, 149 Flirty Fuchsia, 155 Zinfandel and 176 Bohemian Rose; Wonder Nail & Holographic Nails (£8.95), featuring Wonder Nail 520 Silver Flakes, 521 Gold Flakes, 522 Dark Truffles and Holographic 872 Jet Setter; Grand Volume Lash Styler (£21.50); Twist-up Blush & Go 90 A day on the riviera; and Multi Vitamin Gloss 703 Lychee.

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revlon lip lacquer

Revlon has announced the launch of several new products for 2016.  The Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer (£7.99), will be available from January and provides lips with true colour clarity, high gloss shine and a lightweight feel.  Formulated with the brand’s high-definition gel formula, the product will be available in nine shades, from pinks and nudes to red and berry hues.  March will see the launch of the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor (£8.99), offering a truly velvet matte finish with high definition, moistursing and wax-free formula.  Enriched with a scent of mango and vanilla, the new lipstick is available in seven shades, including HD Addiction (pink), HD Devotion (red), HD Passion (coral), HD Obsession (nude brown), HD Seduction, HD Love (dark rose) and HD Flirtation (burgundy).  Also available in March is the new Revlon ColorStay Foundation (£12.99), which features both original formulas, but now includes a pump.  The new Revlon Brush Collection, launching in April, sees the introduction of the brand’s most advanced cosmetic brushes, each crafted to combine quality, precision and durability for professional results at home.  Offering eight new brushes, each one is uniquely designed with a Diamond Grip handle, combined with a make-up artist tested ExpertFX brush head.  Featuring soft bristles that are virtually fall-out free and easy to clean, brushes include: Smokey Eye Duo Brush (£7.99), Lip Retractable Brush (£6.99), Lash and Brow Groomer (£7.99), Powder Brush (£12.99), Contour Brush (£10.99), Blush Brush (£10.99), Blending Brush (£11.99) and Foundation Brush (£9.99).  Products will be available at Revlon stockists nationwide.


Blinkbrowbar’s new Brow Conditioning Duo Day & Night (£26) is a routine to moisturise and maintain healthier and stronger eyebrows.  Both day and night blends have been created with blinkbrowbar’s hero ingredients – sweet almond, for its nourishing benefits; rosemary, to stimulate hair growth; and lavender and sandalwood for their balancing properties.  The day balm leaves brows soft and ready for make-up application, while the night balm acts as a mask, preventing ageing of the hair.  The new Drama Mascara (£18) boasts a unique lash care formula enriched with shea butter and carnauba wax to nourish neglected lashes while producing a deep black shine.  The brush has been designed with a combination of long and short bristles, grasping and amplifying lashes from root to tip.  Both products will be available from from 1 December.



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