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Hot off the Press

March 15th, 2019

March 15th, 2019


Doll Beauty have released their Duo Highlighter (£25).  The two highly pigmented shades will get your clients glowing from day to night in just seconds.  Shine Bright is a golden based highlighter which works perfectly to compliment the skin.   Like A Diamond is the sister shade to Shine Bright and consists of a more diamond like, frosty tone.  Available from dollbeauty.


kat von d

Eyeliner experts Kat Von D Beauty have introduced a new addition to their line up – Cake Pencil (£17).  The vegan and 100% cruelty-free pencil is extremely pigmented and long-lasting.   The cream-to-powder formula is inspired by MUAs favourite cake liner, which is notorious for its high performance and pigment but a difficult product to use.  Cake Pencil gives the same desired look in an easy to use, retractable eyeliner in black, brown and white.  Available from Friday 15th March online at debenhams and in select Debenhams stores.


by terry

BY TERRY have created a new type of liquid lipstick.  Lip-Expert (£29) comes in 32 shades and 2 finishes; Bold Matte and Vinyl Gloss. Vinyl Gloss has a memory shape elastic gel for high-shine and vibrancy.  Oxidation resistant, the lacquer-like vibrant finish lasts for hours.   It also has anti-feathering properties and a protective film.  Bold Matte has opaque coverage with vibrant colour and a long-lasting, kiss-proof formulation.  Both are highly pigmented and protect the lips from dryness.  The colours range from nudes through pink and orange to glamorous reds and deep burgundies.  Available from byterry.


nars exposed

NARS have been very busy with three new releases this week.  The first is the limited edition Exposed Collection, launching on 15th March.  This includes the Exposed Cheek Palette (£46) with six universally flattering shades in a new breakthrough formula to deliver unparalleled colour.   The colours can be built easily and blended effortlessly onto any skin tone.  The Explicit Lip Duo (£23) comes in three popular shades and comprises a Velvette Matte Lip Pencil and an exclusive glossy Lip Tint.  They have creamy textures and have vitamin E for long-lasting colour.  Available from stores nationwide and narscosmetics.



BarryM have launched Ready Set Smooth Setting Powder (£5.99).  Available in two shades – Translucent and Banana.  Anti-shine and oil absorbing, the Translucent powder mattifies the skin and creates a flawless, light-weight finish that’s suitable for all skin tones.   Apply over foundation for a smooth, brightened complexion with a soft-focus effect.  The Banana shade is designed to neutralize redness in fair skin tones, and for setting make up on deeper skin tones.  Available from barrym.



IGK have released Next Level Nordic Cotton Heat-Activated Volume Spray (£24).  This is a buildable, non-crunchy volumising mist that’s infused with Nordic Cotton Extract to visibly thicken hair for touchable body and lightweight shine.  The formulation includes vitamin-rich virgin coconut oil fatty acids which smooth and hydrate while geranium extract keeps the scalp balanced and non-oily.  Heat-activated styling polymers give a long-lasting, flexible hold for shiny, workable volume.  Vegan, cruelty-free without gluten, parabens or sulphates.  Available exclusively at Space NK stores and spacenk.



The second release from NARS are four new shades in their cult favourite Afterglow Lip Balm (£23).  The tint gives a sheer wash of colour, with a shiny radiant finish.  The  Monoi Hydrating complex helps smooth, soften and protect, with a blend of antioxidants.  Available exclusively at Selfridges and NARS Boutiques.



W7 Cosmetics have just launched their brand new Seduced Eyeshadow Palette (£9.95) consisting of fourteen shades; seven super soft mattes and seven shimmer shades.  The pressed pigments are in a range of golds, browns and smoky shades with some alluring pops of colour to add a sexy twist to your client’s eyeshadow look.  Available from w7cosmetics.



DCL have launched a Skin Brightening Complexion Treatment (£98) which illuminates the complexion while smoothing uneven skin tones, leaving your client’s skin looking radiant.  The eight-peptide complex boosts elasticity and lightens discolouration. An advanced algae complex prevents dark spots from forming.  Squalene and Glycerin smooth and moisturise, while marine extracts protects from free radicals and UV damage.  Salicylic and fruit sugar acids unclog pores and encourage cell turnover while soothing neroli oil calms and rejuvenates the skin.  Available at Selfridges, cultbeauty, spacenk and dclskincare.


nars connor

Finally this month, NARS have collaborated with LA artist Connor Tingley to launch a limited-edition collection Inspiration. In the Raw.  In standout packaging designed by Connor, the collection includes new shades of Audacious Lipstick (£26), Eyeshadow Palette (£36) with six shimmering shades with rich high-impact colour, and a Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set (£49) four jumbo pencils formulated with silicones to ensure long-lasting colour and emollients to give a creamy feeling matte finish.  Available on 18th March exclusively from narscosmetics.

Industry News


Has your makeup kit got out of hand?  House of GlamDolls are offering a new Professional 1:1 Makeup Artistry Service – Build a MUA “Micro” Kit (£150 for a 3-hour session).  The team will shrink your kit into a more experienced and organised professional kit.  Perfect for aspiring MUAs setting up a new kit or for experienced Pro MUAs needing a serious kit refresh and edit.  Contact the studio to book.




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