March 17th, 2016
Sad news has reached the Warpaint office. Colin Lyons, co-founder of the prosthetic teeth company, Fangs FX, passed away last month following a recent illness. Colin and his son Chris founded Fangs FX, a prosthetic teeth and facial effects company back in 1984. Colin was a well-known and regular face at many industry events and father and son between them have a filmography of over 400 films and TV projects. Colin’s highly specialised skill was much sought after and something his son Chris was proud and happy to continue, building Fangs FX into a leading prosthetic company whose workmanship is in demand worldwide. Warpaint had the pleasure of spending a day with Fangs FX, you can read about Chris and Colin’s work and huge impact on the make-up industry here.
For over 20 years Kate Benton and Jan Sewell have been two of the UKs most prolific and talented make-up artists, but 20 years ago they also founded their make-up provisions store, PAM. Based in Chiswick, its renowned for stocking everything a make-up artist could ever need, with a world-wide client base, supplying everything from prosthetic appliances to the latest cutting edge colour cosmetics from the likes of MUFE, Ben Nye and MUD. To celebrate they invited the great and the good of the make up world to London’s Groucho Club earlier this month to celebrate in style, Kate, Jan and their team mingled with major make-up designers including Naomi Donne, Duncan Jarman and Ailie Smith. Established names in the industry including Louise Young, Julia Townend, Luke Stephens, Nicci Jackson, UMA Expo’s Chris McGowan and Paul Vale reporting for Make Up Artist’s Magazine. Warpaint has had the pleasure of interviewing both Kate and Jan, our most recent with Jan can be read here and with Kate here. For more pictures head over to our FaceBook page.
Kit essential beautyblender will be launching its micro.mini correct.four, available mid-March in the UK (£23). For a limited time, the mini blenders are available in a four pack with shades that represent colour correction. Made from the same exclusive beautyblender material, the micro.minis were designed specifically to target smaller areas of the face such as under the eyes, around the nose and to camouflage blemishes such as acne and dark spots. The sponges blend cream, liquid and powder concealer products for targeted performance.
Benefit Cosmetics has announced the launch of Good Ship Benefit at R.S. Hispaniola, a beauty and entertainment destination open for five months from 9 April. Located at the Victoria Embankment, the ship will be a place to discover the different worlds celebrating some of the brand’s hero products and services, with cocktails, afternoon tea and culinary experiences. Good Ship Benefit will have five rooms celebrating different Benefit products, including: The Brow Lounge, The Porefessional Vault, Lashitude At The Upper Deck, Hoola Decks and The Pinkton Parlour. All five rooms will be opening from the date of launch with more rooms, new products and experiences to be revealed throughout the five months.
Vegan and cruelty-free make-up brush brand, Spectrum Collections, has created its Marbleous Brush Collection for SS16. The line-up includes 12 key brushes for face, eyes and lips, which come in a palette of white, rose gold and grey, along with a marble make-up bag. The full Spectrum Collections Marbleous collection (£64) will be available online from 24 March.
Lipstick Queen’s latest launch the Eden Lipstick, is available from April at Space NK (£22). The apple red shade has a subtle holographic shimmer that flatters every complexion, from fair to dark. The formula is infused with sunflower seed, meadow foam seed and olive oil, as well as mango seed, beeswax, shea butter and vitamin E to leave lips moisturised, soothed and protected.
SEVENTEEN has announced the launch of its new Skin Wow Concealer, which follows the brand’s Skin Wow Highlighter. The new concealer brightens and highlights the skin, as well as concealing under eye circles. The Seventeen Skin Wow Concealer (£4.99) and will be available to buy at Boots and Boots.com from 16 March.