July 6th, 2018
Hot off this week’s news: for a summertime glow look no further than KIKO Milano’s new Liquid Highlighter (£8.90) and Jelly Jungle Maxi Bronzer (£12.90), which are available in Flawless Gold, Glowing Golden Rose, Beige Storm, and Warm Monsoon respectively. Perfect your pout with the multi-tasking Lip and Cheek Perfection (£5.90), which is formulated with papaya extract to care for skin, and designed for use on the move. The versatile shades are Catching Red, Mauve Delight, and Natural Beige. Alternatively, opt for a glossy lip with Kiko’s 3D effect Jelly Jungle Lipgloss (£8.90), which comes with a sweet vanilla scent and in four delicious shades: Jelly Unicorn, Fruity Grapefruit, Refreshing Strawberry, and Juicy Purple. Finish off your look with the long-lasting Eyebrow Marker (£5.90), which gives you eight hours of wear and comes in shades Blondes, Redheads, Light Brown, Chocolate, Ash, and Ebony. Rest and replenish your eyes with the Cooling Eye Kit (£9.90) which nourishes and brightens the eye area, and polish your poolside glam with the Jelly Jungle Nail Care (£4.90), Shake Body Lotion (£9.90) and Double Lip Balm (7.90) in one of the mouthwatering shades of Piña Colada or Sangria. Never be without a signature scent with the innovative Fragrance Gel (£12.90), which will leave floating in a long-lasting concoction of tiare, neroli, and a hint of base musk, and is perfect for keeping in your bag or taking on planes. Kiko have also released a new summer brush and tool range, which includes the powder brush (£12.90), eye kit (£9.90), and silicone cleansing sponge (£6.90).
Green People are determined to encourage consumers to make positive changes to their daily skincare, and have made it their mission to make skincare accessible to all – enter the new mini travel-friendly starter packs. Customers can choose from three options: Sensitive Skin, Daily Essentials, or Nightly Rituals. The Sensitive Skin Starter Pack (£18.50), which features a scent-free cleanser and makeup remover (30ml), scent-free light day moisturiser (30ml), and a scent-free anti-aging 24 hour cream (10ml), is designed with picky skin in mind. The products are all formulated without essential oils, and key ingredients include organic evening primrose, avocado, squalene from olive, green tea, and jojoba. Those with slightly less fussy skin can choose the Daily Essentials Starter Pack (£17), which contains a gentle cleanse and makeup remover (30ml), fruit scrub exfoliator (30ml), and a day solution SPF15 moisturiser (10ml). This pack promises to balance skin, and contains ingredients like organic aloe vera, jojoba, calendula, marshmallow, and green tea. Anyone looking to jump-start their beauty sleep can plump for the Nightly Rituals Starter Pack (£21), which contains a rejuvenating eye cream (10ml), Vita Min Fix 24-Hour Cream (30ml), and a Fruitful Nights Night Cream (30ml), all of which promise to reduce wrinkles and nourish skin. Key ingredients include evening primrose, avocado, seaweed, and rosehip. All three starter packs are available from greenpeople.co.uk.
Delfy Cosmetics – named after an oracle and the city considered the embodiment of beauty – are a new premium range of high performance, professional quality makeup, skincare, body care, and nail care. Their products are paraben- and cruelty-free, and are enriched with natural ingredients designed to be kind to skin. The Melange Lipsticks (£17) in particular are attention grabbing – swirls of colour marbled together – and are available in four shades. For hydrated, glossy pouts, reach for their 3D Volume Lip Gloss, which contains natural plumping ingredients to make lips appear fuller, and moisturises whilst imparting an iridescent shine and intense coverage. Available in seven shades: Lilac in Valley, Lily Beige, Lotus, Magnolia, Peony Beige, Red Rose, and Sakura. Close behind the lipsticks in attention-grabbing-stakes are the vibrant Colour Therapy Nail Polishes (£12.50), which have a gel texture and give an extreme lacquered shine for up to seven days. They contain Citral, a natural active ingredient, to strengthen, harden, seal, and protect the nails, and are available in seventeen shades, from Hot Summer to Onyx Matte. The Extra Volume Mascara (£17) frames your peepers in just a few strokes of its unique wand, reaching the hardest to touch lashes. If you’re just looking to perfect your base, they also have their Waterproof Foundation (£25), which provides natural, buildable coverage, whilst brightening the skin tone and softening imperfections. Available in seven shades, from Natural (10) to Cappuccino (10). Alternatively, use their new CC Cream SPF 20 (£23) for a slightly more everyday look. This lightweight colour correcting cream clarifies and evens skin tone, and is enriched with vitamin C for a brighter, flawless finish. Available in four shades – Natural, Beige, Sand, and Cappuccino. Finish off flawless skin with the Golden Shimmer for Face (£25), which can be used to highlight the face and body. This gel reflects light and enhances your natural radiance for a luminous photo ready finish. Available from delfy.com.
Bobbi Brown are introducing their innovative Primer Plus Collection this summer. The collection includes the Primer Plus Mattifier (£24), Primer Plus Radiance SPF35 (£24), Primer Plus Protection SPF50 (£24), and Primer Plus Hydrating 3-in-1 Setting Spray (£22). Ideal for use with their famous foundations, these products are designed to prep and prime the skin for a perfect finish through all weather conditions. They layer seamlessly over your skincare and under your makeup to create the perfect base for a flawless finish. Available from Selfridges and bobbibrown.co.uk.
Incorporating a range of warm, summery shades, Barry M’s new Treasure Chest Palette (£12.99) is the ideal combination of matte and metallic formulas. From a pinky-coral to a pop of lilac, the mix of colours means there’s something for everyone. The 18 baked shades can be applied dry or with a wet brush to intensify the colour. The palette is launching on the 22nd August, and will be available at Superdrug.
Buxom are getting ready for festival season with their new summer limited edition Metalix Lip Glide (£15) and Holographic Full On Plumping Lip Polish Top Coats (£15). The top coats come in four gorgeous new iridescent shades: Selena (universal opalescent), Ariana (gold sparkle), Mariah (mermaid prism), and Crystal (berry sparkle), and coat lips in a gloss that doesn’t feel gritty on the lips. Free from irritants commonly found in lip plumpers, these glosses hydrate and plump without the irritation. If you’re not looking for a glossy finish, go for one of the new Metalix Lip Glides, which come in shades Ruby Luster, Pink Luminatti, Violet Spark, and Starry Rose. All the shades are intensely sparkling and provide a futuristic foiled effect. Top tip: apply one of the deeper shades first, then follow with one of the lighter shades to highlight the centre of the lip. Both products are limited edition, and whilst the Full On Plumping Lip Polishes are available now from Feel Unique, Debenhams.com, and select Debenhams stores, the Metalix Lip Glides are available exclusively from Cult Beauty.
The Free From Skincare Awards have announced this years’ winners. Started in 2012 to encourage and reward manufacturers of skincare products that cater to people with allergies, sensitivities, health concerns, and ethical, personal, and environmental issues, the awards have been going strong ever since. This years’ winners include Harborist’s Balm-Gel Cleanser (£25), which won overall Best Free From Skincare Product, and Green People, who won Best Free From Brand. Other winners include Neal’s Yard Remedies’ Wild Rose Beauty Balm (£40), SenSpa’s Talc Free Natural Body Powder (£4.50), Urban Veda’s Purifying Facial Oil (£29.99), and Bloomtown’s Avo Mint Organic Avocado & Peppermint Vegan Lip Balm (£4.80). A full list of winners can be found on freefromskincareawards.co.uk, and a full list of winners in the makeup category can be found here.