Hot off the Press

September 14th, 2018

September 14th, 2018

Hot off this week’s news: When Emmy Award winning celebrity makeup artist  Melanie Mills speaks, you’d better listen. And when she launches her own body makeup line – well, it flies off the shelves.  Finally available in the UK, her Gleam Body Radiance (£14 for 30ml, £36 for 100ml) is here to be a multi-tasking skin saviour, and banish any gloomy thoughts we had about summer skin fading into a distant memory.  Makeup, moisturiser, and glow bestower all in one, the lotion can be used on both face and body, and is available in six sumptuous shades which suit every skin tone. Imperfections are hidden, and finely milled crushed pearls leave a subtle, sexy glow, earning the product the nickname of liquid sheer stockings.  It’s even anti-ageing, and the natural oils and marine extracts hydrate so effectively that there’s no need for other products. Best of all, it’s long-wearing and, once dry, transfer resistant, so won’t stain your skin or your clothes. Like all Melanie Mills Hollywood products, Gleam Body Radiance is 100% vegan, cruelty free, and gluten free, and contains no parabens or sulphates.  It’s available from and Tilt Makeup.  Alternatively, if you find yourself in Paris, the entire line is currently part of the Rive Gauche Los Angeles offerings at Le Bon Marche there – head on over to find travel kits, the Gleam Radiant Dust Glow Collection, and much more.

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Anyone up for a warm, peachy glow?  You guessed it, Too Faced’s obsession with all things peach shows no signs of slowing, and we happen to be delighted!  The new Sugar Peach Wet & Dry Face and Eye Palette (£34) offers pearlescent powders in four radiant shades: Peach Pearl, Sugared Peach, Peach Honey, and Peach Pop.  The powders can be used all over the face and eyes, and used wet for intense shimmer, or dry for a softer effect. The colours can all be used on their own, or blended for a custom colour.  The formula is buildable, so you can go from a healthy glow to a mesmerising highlight, and best of all, the entire palette smells like fresh peaches and cream – how dreamy. The palette is now available from the Too Faced store in Carnaby Street, and will be available in Debenhams from the 17th September.

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Award winning haircare brand My.Haircare is determined to tackle the issue of how to maintain that perfect signature colour you’ve just spent hours perfecting at the salon.  Introducing Made For Me – their new customisable system that blends to the exact tone of each individual’s tone or full colour and combats the dreaded third-week-fade. The formula is 100% PETA certified vegan, and silicone, paraben, and sulphate free.  Each bottle is mixed by a hair care professional – based on the customised hair colouring already in your hair – and helps to maintain the tone of the colour until your next salon visit. This weekend, visit the Made For Me pop-up exclusively in the Selfridges Beauty Workshop – founders Rob Forgione and Denis Kovalyov will consult with clients to help them to create their own bespoke bottle of personalised colour enhancing shampoo on the spot.

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Queen of stand-out shades, Kat Von D is back with two new highlighters inspired by the original Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Thunderstruck, which doubled as an amazing highlighter.  The Metal Crush Liquid Highlighter (£19) has a convenient click-pen applicator which is designed for precise, targeted application. You can highlight everything with this formula – eyes, lips, face, and body with this formula that applies smooth and creamy and blends out seamlessly to deliver weightless glimmer to the skin.  Available in four out of this world shades: Roseshock – metallic pink with lavendar and pink glitter; Helix – metallic opal with gold and silver glimmer; Gammaray – metallic peach with pink and gold glimmer; and Gold Skool – metallic champagne gold with gold glimmer. Alternatively, there’s the Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter (£24) which features three different layers of highlight: a tinted glittering base, ultra-fine micro glitter, and magnified glitter crystals that catch the light as you move.  Available in five gorgeous shades – Roseshock, Gammaray, and Gold Skool, plus Gravitron – a metallic buttery pink with pink and gold glitter; and Stephonik – a metallic ice blue with blue and silver glitter. Use any of the shades alone, or blend and layer them for a bold, electrifying finish. Available for the first time in single pans, the futuristic formula features liquid-powder technology, and delivers weightless glitter for an instant amplified highlight. Both highlighters are cruelty free and vegan.  Both highlighters are available from Debenhams.

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Finally, Nudestix are introducing the Gel Colour Lip & Cheek Balm (£20) – an intensely moisturising balm with rich colour and gel-like shine.  Formulated with over 30% super-hydrating, lip-protecting plant oils, the balm offers vibrant colour and smooth coverage as well as a hit of moisture for the coming colder weather.  Loaded with gel polymers to provide a fresh, wet gloss which is never sticky, the balm is available in six nude and two berry shades, and they’re free of preservatives, gluten, and volatiles, and have not been tested on animals.  The will be available at CultBeauty.

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Synonymous with natural skincare, Caudalie’s range of products has always been gentle yet powerful.  The new Vinopure range was created specifically to restore beautiful and balanced skin, and help to clear blemishes from the skin.  A line of three products designed as a 3-step routine, Vinopure uses natural ingredients to prevent and fight the problems combination to oily skins encounter in this age of pollution, stress, and hormonal changes.  Step one is the Clear Skin Purifying Toner (£18), which gently purifies and protects the skin for the next stages. Step two corrects and balances skin with the Blemish Control Infusion Serum (£29), which exfoliates and unclogs skin.  Salicylic acid reduces blemishes, while organic rose water controls sebum, and hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin. The serum can also be applied topically to blemishes as a spot treatment. Finally, step three moisturises and mattifies skin with the Skin Perfecting Mattifying Fluid (£25).  Silica powders immediately mattify the skin, whilst organic rose water and vitamin B3 regulate shine to restore natural radiance to the skin. The fluid tops up the hydration left by the serum, and is the perfect base for makeup. Available from


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Barry M’s new palette will have you feeling like a mermaid, even though the days of frolicking in the sea might be over for another year.  The gorgeously turquoise Mythology Palette (£6.99) offers a selection of eyeshadows and highlighters in an array of warm metallics and ethereal duochromes.  Ideal to take your look from day to night in seconds, the palette will be available from 19th September in Superdrug.

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ARTDECO have created a unique combination of classic and modern in their new Fall For The New Classic collection.  The collection celebrates this harmony with all you need to create a sophisticated look to take you right through autumn and winter, and celebrates elegant femininity.  The Beauty Box (£39.75 for the full palette, £6 for each individual eyeshadow) is a magnetic, customisable palette that allows you to pick from six expressive colours with silky texture and extreme hold.  The limited edition Blush Couture (£29.30) offers the perfect combination of three complimentary colours with a subtle, pearlescent effect.  The ultra-light texture is soft and delicate, without compromising the intense colour payoff, and the shades can be used individually or swirled together for a glowing hue.  The Ultra Deep Black Mascara (£18) protects lashes with natural carnauba waxes and castor oil whilst coating eyes in an intense black formula.  The bristles are close together, providing an even and intense colour coverage, and the tip of the brush contains even smaller bristles to ensure that every lash is reached, even the corners.  The High Precision Liquid Liner (£23.30) has a soft, flexible tip which is perfect for creating the ultimate sweep of elegant colour, while the Full Matte Lip Colour (£13) does the same for your lips, and provides an intense, matte finish.  For another lip option, the High Performance Lipstick (£15.60) is available in four new stunning autumnal shades with an extra matte finish and a seductive creaminess, ensuring lips are moisturised without compromising intense pigmentation.  Pair this with the Soft Lip Liner (£8.30) is now available in a new creamier texture that makes it easier to blend, and stops lipstick from bleeding.  The new formula provides high colour and coverage intensity, whilst being smudge, water, and transfer proof.  The entire collection will be available from BeautyBay.




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