Hot off the Press

April 26th, 2019

April 26th, 2019

kat von d vegan

Kat Von D Beauty is proving that vegan make up isn’t just for natural beauty lovers.  Their newest release Vegan Love Eyeshadow Palette (£34)  features 10 ultra-bold vegan eyeshadows.  These vibrant reds and purples are completely vegan and carmine-free.  They have a range of sheen finishes from ultra-reflective metallic to pearlescent shimmers and duochrome shades.  This is the palette to use with your clients this summer.  For best application apply with either your fingers or a firm brush to ensure maximum payoff from the pressed pigment formula.  Available 29th April from debenhams online and in selected Debenhams stores.


murad cleanser

Dermatologist founded super skin brand Murad this week launched two new Prebiotic products that should become staples in an MUA kit.  Both are suitable for all skin types, are cruelty-free and nourish with prebiotics to balance the skin’s microbiome for healthier looking skin.  Prebiotic 4-in-1 MultiCleanser (£38) is a gel-to-oil makeup removing cleanser that can be used on wet or dry skin, and will easily remove all traces of dirt, excess oils, and make-up, including mascara.  The non-drying formula features ultra-cleansing peptides and moisturising emollients to deeply hydrate.

murad mist

Prebiotic 3-in-1 MultiMist (£30) is a peptide-rich hydrating mist.  The 3-in-1 formulation features hydrating sugars and a yeast peptide to lock in hydration.  This can be used as a primer, a setting spray for make up as well as on-going hydration and moisturisation throughout the day.  Available at murad, in salons and spas nationwide, House of Fraser, John Lewis and Debenhams.


lash plump

Flawless Lashes by Loreta, founded by Loreta Jasilionyte, have launched Flawless Lash Plump (£34.99).  This enhances lashes with a host of vitamins and proteins including hyaluronic acid, vitamin B5, keratin, cysteine, castor oil and silk protein.  As well as adding volume and shine to lashes, the formulation also accelerates cell renewal helping to heal dry and damaged lashes while replenishing moisture and increasing elasticity.  It can be used by itself or as part of the in salon Flawless Lash Lift Treatment.   It comes in black or clear and is available from flawlesslashesbyloreta.



IGK will get your client’s hair and body festival ready with House Party (£15) a thick, chunky glitter stick for hair & body that gives iridescent, dimensional glitter.  It’s buildable from medium to full coverage.   Super portable, its solid texture reduces fall out and makes on-the-go application easy, perfect for top ups while dancing the night away!  Available in two shades; Electro (Silver) and Disco (Pink) and infused with a mood-boosting scent, that keeps hair smelling fresh!  Available from spacenk.


kat von d crayons

Another festival perfect launch for your clients (or you!) is Kat Von D Beauty’s Technicolor Crayon Set (£26).  A trio of bold, bright multi-purpose high pigment sticks in blue, pink and orange.  The chubby pencils are easy-to-use delivering bold and creamy colours.  They have opaque payoff and blendability, and will set to a smudge-proof finish.  They are 100% vegan and cruelty-free.   Available 29th April from debenhams online and in selected Debenhams stores.


sienna x

Sienna X Brows have landed, launched by renowned beauty and tanning brand Sienna X.  Their new brow treatment range comes complete with 3 amazing must-have products.  An oil-free, vitamin-infused Micellar Water (£7.95) formulated with panthenol pro-vitamin B5, chamomile flower and ginger root.  A super-sculpting Brow Pencil and Fixing Serum (£20) with a triangular-shaped tip to create and adjust definition with pencil hair strokes or a shaded finish, available in 3 natural shades, just finish with the fixing serum to set in place. The final product is the Illuminator Duo (£18) the ultimate tool to achieve brow perfection.  The double-ended design features a concealer to cover imperfections, streamline the shape and define the brow and a champagne- coloured shimmer stick to highlight and contour.  Available from sienna-x.



Carter Beauty have launched the Sweet Apricot 18-Shade Eyeshadow Palette (£14.50).  Featuring both matte and shimmer finishes these shadows are buildable and blendable for perfectly customized look.  Available from selected Primark stores and on-line from carterbeautycosmetics.



DC Salon Products have launched Braliz a revolutionary formaldehyde-free Brazilian blowdry treatment.  This premium salon treatment delivers a long-lasting smooth, straightened finish for up to three months, without the use of chemicals.  The replenishing natural ingredients include Brazilian Botanical Bioactives (BBB), and Guarana, Cashew, and Brazil nut oils.  Vegan and cruelty-free, it is suitable for all hair types, including afro and chemically-processed.  Braliz works to smooth and relax the hair fibres to create a temporary sleek straight look.  It is also humidity resistant so it is the perfect treatment for clients to have before jetting off on holiday.  The range also includes homecare products including a shampoo, conditioning emulsion, and a leave in conditioner spray to help extend the results.   Available in selected UK salons, including Neville Hair & Beauty Knightsbridge.  More details at dcsalonproducts.


Environmental News


Award-winning zero waste Kiwi brand Ethique launched in the UK this month, with the mission to rid the world of plastic bottles.  They are the only company in the world devoted solely to producing handmade solid beauty bars in place of liquid beauty products.  The range includes concentrated face, body and hair products which last up to 5 times longer than the traditional bottled equivalents.   All the products are cruelty-free and vegan, and are made with ingredients that are 100% sustainably sourced and fair trade.  Available exclusively from ethique.



Clarins has become the first Official Partner of charity Plastic Odyssey to help reduce oceanic plastic pollution and fight poverty.  Plastic Odyssey is developing low-tech and open-source solutions to either turn plastic waste into a resource at a local scale or to reduce our global plastic footprint.   Clarins will support a new three-year voyage, undertaken by Plastic Odyssey,  beginning in 2020. They will circumnavigate the globe to promote plastic recycling on a boat powered by plastic garbage.  The route will take the boat along some of the most polluted coasts of the planet including Africa, South America and South-East Asia, with the aim of building small modular recycling plants that will meet different needs at each stopover.  In the meantime Plastic Odyssey will investigate alternatives to plastic and zero waste solutions aboard the vessel in order to build a greener society.



Dark Star Designs have reusable wipes (£10) available, great for faces or bodies.  One side is organic bamboo towelling, the other is either cotton lycra or 100% woven cotton.  They are easy to wash after using with water, oil or cleanser and will stay soft and last ages.  One pack contains 10 wipes, measuring approx 11cm x 11cm.  Larger sizes and different fabric choices are available on request.  Perfect for bodypainters!  Available from darkstardesignsuk.


last swab

A couple of months ago we mentioned The Last Swab.  A new reusable product to replace cotton buds.  This has now launched on Kickstarter, in two varieties; standard and make-up.  Check them out.





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