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December 5th, 2016

December 5th, 2016

Warpaint Magazine are excited to announce the judge for this February’s #InstaWarpaint competition.  We’re thrilled to welcome viral make-up star Maria Malone-Guerbaa as the judge of our photographic competition.  Maria will also be demo-ing on the Warpaint Live Stage on Sunday 26th February, where you can see her transformative self-paints in action.


You can find our interview with Maria here, where she describes her journey into facepainting and how her Instagram posts became viral sensations.  For more information on the Professional Beauty London competitions and #InstaWarpaint you can click here.

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Eyeko has announced a collaboration with French store colette to launch a limited edition Bespoke Mascara (€29).  The mascara features a hand-finished curved bristle brush which creates extra strong definition, volume and curl from root to lash tip with a carbon black fibre-enhanced treatment formula for clump-free, full lash coverage.  The Eyeko Bespoke Mascara will be available from 5 December.


Speaking of mascara, Japanese mascara brand Fairydrops has announced the launch of two new eye make-up products to its range.  The new Cat Liner (£12.50) is an ultra-fine tipped, smudge-free liner, which works to create feline flicks and graphic ticks; while the new Brow Wow Wow Liner (£12.50) is a felt-tip pen comes in two shades – brunette and nude brown – for precise detailing and enhancement of eyebrows.  The new products launch this week at and

Fairydrops CatLiner

Urban Decay has announced that charity for the homeless Crisis is to be its official non-profit partner of The Ultraviolet Edge, Urban Decay’s global initiative to empower women.  The brand has announced the launch of its new Eyeshadow Primer Potion in ENIGMA, a new limited edition shade, with 100% proceeds of the sale going to the Women’s Zone at Crisis Skylight London.  Priced at £16, the new neutral matte shade of Primer Potion will be available from 30 November.

UD Enigma

bareMinerals are expanding their skincare range by introducing a selection of new products which will be available from 5 January.  The new launches include: Blemish Remedy Anti-Imperfection Serum (£36), which incorporates the oil-absorbing benefits of the mineral zinc and naturally-derived botanical extracts to combat blemishes, calm skin and smooth texture; Brilliant Future Age Defense and Renew Eye Cream (£30), which is powered by antioxidant mineral manganese plus naturally-derived botanicals and age defying peptides specifically chosen to renew and replenish the delicate eye area; Brilliant Future Age Defense & Renew Serum (£42), which helps combat skin fatigue and delay the visible signs of ageing such as dry, rough-textured skin and the appearance of fine lines; and Eternalixir Skin-Volumizing Oil Serum (£38), a mineral-fuelled dual-phase formula powered by the skin-fortifying benefits and vitamins to deeply nourish the skin while locking in the look of youthful fullness and radiance.

BareMinerals Serum

Japanese beauty brand DHC is also adding to its range of excellent skincare.  The new DHC Quick Film Smoother (£17.50) is an instant wrinkle-smoother and lightweight moisturiser that works to instantly plump and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as providing weightless moisture to any area of concern.  The product offers a gel-cream formula containing egg shell membrane peptides and seaweed extra to firm the appearance of skin and support collagen.  The DHC Quick Film Smoother is currently exclusive to Feelunique and will launch nationwide in January.  The brand will also be introducing its new Q10 Mask (£4.50), a firming, moisturising and vitamin-packed sheet mask that features antioxidant coenzyme Q10 to firm and fight free radical damage.  The mask can be customised with the tabs so it fits the face perfectly.  The Q10 Mask will be available from January.

Skincare aside, the new DHC Gel Pencil Eyeliner (£9.50) is a non-smudge eyeliner which combines the precision of a pencil with the smoothness of a gel.  Available in black and rich brown, the colours are long-lasting and promise not to crease, blur or budge.  The eyeliner will be available from January.

DHC Smooth

Another skincare brand which is branching into make-up, Zelens has announced the launch of its Extreme Velvet Treatment Lip Colour (£32), a moisturising and pigmenting lipstick infused with a unique blend of active ingredients to provide treatment benefits.  Delivering a long-wearing colour with a velvety-soft matte finish, the lipstick is available in nine shades: Cinnamon, Deep Red, Merlot, Nude Pink, Nude Plum, Raisin, Nude Beige, Red and Tea Rose and will be available from February.

Additionally, the brand has introduced its Marine Complex Deep Restorative Cream (£125), available from January.  The rich moisturising cream has been formulated with a proprietary marine complex containing a unique blend of algae with strong regenerative power.  The soothing cream deeply restores the skin, smoothes lines and wrinkles, while diminishing the appearance of visible signs of ageing.




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By Deborah Murtha

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