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Hot off the Press

February 15th, 2019

February 15th, 2019


The UK’s favourite dry shampoo brand Batiste have launched a new product.  Colour Protect Dry Shampoo (£4.25) includes UV protection which will help prevent colour fade by up to 37%.  It’s great for processed hair, as well as colour treated.  As with all the Batiste formulas, this will leave hair looking clean and fresh.  Great for weekends away, festivals or just for adding volume to your style.  Available instore from Superdrug.


Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier have just launched their Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation (£36). Available in 30 colours, the weightless formula gives medium to full coverage with a luminous finish.  It improves luminosity over time as well as hydrating, smoothing and softening skin with 15 hours of moisturisation.   Ingredients include light-reflecting super crystal clear pearl, brightening and toning vitamin C, plumping and moisturising silver ear mushroom extract as well as flexible polymers, colour true pigments and light-reflecting powders.  Available from cultbeauty, spacenk and johnlewis.


More goodness has been released by Bobbi BrownCrushed Liquid Lip (£19) covers like a lipstick, glides on like a gloss and cares like a balm giving a plumped-up look and comfortable feel.  Infused with super fruit oils including acai, cranberries and blueberries it comes in 14 shades from bare to bold.  Available from BobbiBrown.



Celeb MUA Mary Phillips has partnered with NudeStix to create a special shade for their newly-launched Nudies All Over Bronzed Colour (£28) range.  Sunkissed is a warm coral-bronze shade that has been showcased by Kendal Jenner and is perfect for face, eyes and lips.  Nudestix offer a capsule collection of multi-purpose crayons.  Non-drying, long-wearing and water-resistant, the range is vegan as well as being both fragrance- and cruelty-free.  The creamy formulations apply easily and are quick and convenient with a neutral colour palette to both flatter and disguise.  The fuss-free stick design means a no-mess make-up kit or handbag and effortless glam-on-the-go.   Available from cultbeauty.

brow wiz

Cult favourite brow tool Brow Wiz (£22) from Anastasia Beverly Hills is available in the UK; the taupe shade was recently used on Natalie Dormer by MUA Celia Burton.  The retractable pencil has an ultra-fine tip that mimics hair-like strokes for really natural-looking results.  It has a custom spooley end for blending, and is long-wearing, smudge-proof and in comes in 10 shades.  Available from Selfridges and anastasiabeverlyhills.



Four new shades have been added to BarryM’s Under The Sea Nail Paint range.  The colour-shifting two-toned formula means each shade has a unique combination of colour and shimmer to keep your client’s nail game strong!  Available now from BarryM and launching in Superdrug stores on 27 February.



Irish Beauty Brand Carter Beauty by Marissa Carter are launching into 10 UK Primark stores this month.  The sister brand to Cocoa Brown Tan, the new make-up range is predicted to become a hit with consumers due to budget prices and a celebrity following.  The range of 103 pieces is cruelty-free, fuss-free and purse-friendly, encompassing long-lasting eyeliners, high-pigment eyeshadows and colour-pop matte lipsticks.  Ariana Grande is reportedly already a fan after MUA Rokael Lizama used Carter Beauty’s Supreme Gel Liner (£5.50) to create her iconic wing look for her latest video (break up with your girlfriend, I’m bored).  Available at select Primark stores and carterbeautycosmetics.



Industry news

Congratulations to Warpaint favourite Nadia Stacey for winning the 2019 Film BAFTA for Make Up & Hair for her work on the The Favourite.  Very well deserved!  If you’ve not seen the film catch it soon – the make-up is fantastic and the wigs are absolutely amazing.

See Nadia’s backstage post-acceptance interview:

Watch The Favourite trailer:



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