Hot off the Press

February 22nd, 2019

February 22nd, 2019


ARTDECO have launched a new foundation collection, Get The Perfect Teint.   Long-lasting with medium to full coverage, the new oil-free Perfect Teint Foundation (£23.50) blends beautifully to give an even, radiant complexion with a slightly matte finish.   Paraben-free, the feather-light formulation includes bisabolol and ginger root extract to soothe irritation along with hyaluronic acid to moisturise and peach blossom extract for protection and antioxidisation.  Accompanying the eight shades, the collection also includes a Perfect Teint Corrector pen, a Perfect Teint Concealer pen (£15.90 each).  Both are water-repellent, long-lasting, fragrance-free and suitable for sensitive skin.  The collection is completed by the tools for application and blending; a concealer & camouflage brush (£16.60) and a medium oval brush (£19.70).  Available from artdeco and beautybay.



Zoeva Cosmetics have introduced the limited-edition Heritage Highlighting Powder (£11) into their collection.  This is their first mono highlighter, and adds a touch of gold to any look.  It can be used wet or dry, and layered to achieve the right level of intensity.  It can also be used as a brightening eyeshadow.  Available from zoevacosmetics, cultbeauty and beautybay.



Delfy Cosmetics have launched a new Velvetly Matt Lipstick Collection (£16.50).  Available in five shades, this luxurious range has a velvety texture and is enriched with nourishing vitamin E, aloe vera and rosehip to create your client’s perfect pout.  Launched in 2018, Delfy have created a premium range of professional-quality makeup.  Both paraben- and cruelty-free, they are enriched with natural ingredients that are kind to your skin.  Available from


Celebrity and MUA favourite Doll Beauty have launched three new essential Doll Lash (£10) styles.  Their extensive range of flirty, fluffy and full faux mink and human hair strip lashes are available from beautybay, prettylittlething and in TopShop stores nationwide.



To complement your Doll Lashes, British company w7 Cosmetics have just launched their thin brush black Lash Adhesive (£4.95). The glue aims to make false eyelash application as simple and mess-free as possible.  The thin brush tip applicator ensures even and accurate application, while the waterproof formula dries black for an authentic feel.   Available from w7makeup.


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Benefit are launching two blusher, bronzer and highlighter cheek palettes next month.  The five-in-one Cheekleader Palettes (£52) include five full-size blushes and bronzes, including three brand-new shades across the two palettes.  Both the Bronze Squad and Pink Squad include a powder brush and mirror and work for all skin tones.  There are also mini versions available of both (£26), each with three full-size products, including one new shade in each.  Available from benefitcosmetics.

balmFrench skin care brand L’Occitane has introduced a new shea butter balm to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March.  The Solidarity Balm (£5) is dedicated to women from Burkina Faso in West Africa.  The balm works to nourish and protect skin all day and 100% of the profits are donated to support non-profit organisations that promote women’s leadership in the country, including education for girls.  Perfectly sized for make-up bags and handbags, it’s great for lip and skin hydration on the go, as well as supporting a great cause. Available now from L’Occitane stores in the UK and

Industry News


Renowned prosthetic make-up FX professional Bill Turpin is sharing his knowledge and expertise with established and aspiring artists.  You can book him to give a fascinating and inspirational career talk on his 20-years of experience in the make-up FX industry across film, TV and photography.  He is also available to work on an individual tutor basis with degree students offering guidance and advice on their final projects, discussing concept ideas, technical processes and experimental development.  He can be contacted via



The Paddy McGurgan Make Up Pro Store is having its first ever 50% off sale on all products.  Running from 18th-24th February it’s a great opportunity to stock up.  The sale runs both in store and on-line.  Make sure you catch it before it ends.



Dragon’s Den success story Skinny Tan is launching into Boots stores nationwide next month.  It is already available at Boots online.  Vegan, cruelty- and paraben-free, Skinny Tan has become one of the most popular self-tanning brands on the UK market.  As part of the launch, new products are being teased.  Available on-line now and in store from 18th March.



Karl Lagerfeld, fashion designer and the Creative Director of Chanel, died this week in Paris, aged 85.  Born in Germany in 1933 he is best known for spearheading luxury fashion houses Chanel and Fendi.  Not one to slow down, last year he released a makeup collaboration with Australian brand ModelCo celebrating Illuminated Beauty, the packaging featuring his silhouette.   Chanel’s tribute to him can be found here.




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