Hot off the Press

August 30th, 2019

August 30th, 2019

MAC Cosmetics are just launching Studio Fix Soft Matte Foundation Stick (£27) for make up on the go.  A 24-hour long-wearing, medium coverage foundation that delivers hydrated flawless skin wherever you are, and celebrates every skin tone and complexion with a diverse spectrum of 33 shades.  It also gives precise application for contouring and highlighting and is perfect to use to touch up problem areas such as under the eye or t-zones.  Launches 5th September.  Available from maccosmetics and all MAC locations nationwide.


Barry M’s new Pixie Skin Blurring Beauty Elixir (£7.99) allows you to create a filter-like finish for your client, brightening, smoothing and masking imperfections.  Combining pore-minimising hydrators in a lightweight formula, the aloe vera, vitamin E, hualuronic acid, glycerine and soothing cucumber extracts will mattify, nourish and fill in fine lines for flawless luminosity.  The serum can also be blended into foundation for added radiance, or used as an overnight treatment.  Available now from barrym, in Superdrug stores from 11th September and in larger Boots stores from 25th September.


Carter Beauty by Marissa Carter (founder of the award-winning tanning brand Cocoa Brown) launched earlier this year with a line of 103 make-up must-haves, with the mantra that beauty shouldn’t leave you broke.  The brand recently launched a selection of products on  This includes the best-selling Supreme Gel Liner (£5) as loved by Ariana Grande, the 18-shade Sweet Apricot Eyeshadow Palette (£15), Full Measure HD Foundation (£10) as worn by Kourtney Kardashian and Get Lit Illuminator (£8).  Available from boots.



Earlier this month we featured the launch of W7 Cosmetics’ cutting-edge Here Come The Boys campaign featuring 10 of the UK’s leading male beauty influencers.  The brand have now put together a fabulous box of products used by the guys for the shoot (£19.95).  The box includes the following products:

Socialite Eyeshadow Palette (£11.95); Matte Dreamer Loose Powder (£6.95); Absolute Lashes Mascara (£6.95); Skinny Lipping Matte Lip Colour (£5.95); Honolulu Bronzing Powder (£5.95) and Prime Magic Face Primer (£6.95).

The box and individual products are available from w7cosmetics.


Skin Republic have introduced a new sheet mask to their range.  The Prime + Refine 3 Minute Primer (£5.49) is a sheet mask that gives your client a radiant, photo-ready glow in just three minutes.  Use it before applying makeup for a flawless, stay-all-day look.  With hydro-blur technology it reduces the appearance of pores, fine lines and imperfections, perfectly prepping skin for makeup application.  Antioxidant-rich pomegranate protects skin and brightens, whilst Vitamin E and chamomile flower hydrate and visibly plump.  Vegetarian-friendly, suitable for all skin types.  Oil, paraben and cruelty-free.  Available from boots.


Philip Kingsley have launched a new version of their cult product; Rose and Lychee Elasticizer (£35).  It’s perfect to help revive hair from the effects of sun, sea and chlorine.  Use this weekly as a pre-shampoo conditioning treatment.  As well as smelling amazing, it will help improve your hair’s elasticity and moisture content.  Leave in for at least 20 minutes before shampooing to maximise the benefits or, even better, leave it in overnight.  Available from philipkingsley, John Lewis, Marks and Spencer and selected pharmacies.


Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter and their Illuminating Goddess Oils are perfect for illuminating your client’s complexion when used as a primer under foundation, or mixed with foundation and used to highlight cheekbones.  Reality TV star Olivia Buckland is proud to be a brand ambassador and is never without the Goddess Oils on a shoot, on holiday, or any other time she needs an extra glow up.  Available in three luxurious shades, the Goddess Oils are made up of dry coconut oil with finely milled shimmer particles that can be used on face and body.   They also moisturise and hydrate skin, and with the brand’s signature Tahitian Gardenia scent, the oils are the perfect complement to any Cocoa Brown tan.  Available from Superdrug and cloud10beauty.


Industry news

Cult-favourite beauty brand Morphe have just released a fierce collection – Morphe x Jeffree Star.

Jeffree Star Artistry Palette (£35) comes in 30 shades that are bright and fierce – perfect for creating larger-than-life looks for your clients.  Set and Refresh Mist (£18) is a super-fine, starberry scented mist.  A continuous spray delivers a controlled and refreshing application.  Jeffree Star Eye Brush Collection (£40) comprises 10 brushes in a superstar bag.  Also available is the Jeffree Star Beauty Sponge Trio (£16) which includes the highlight and contour beauty sponge in two different sizes.

Available globally in Morphe stores and e-commerce channels.


It is not often all five business gurus on BBC Dragons Den offer investment following a pitch but that is exactly what happened after Hanna Sillitoe – best selling author of ‘Radiant – Recipes to Heal Skin from Within’ – pitched her all natural vegan skincare range.  After some deliberation Dragons Tej Lalvani (CEO of Vitabiotics) and Peter Jones emerged victorious investing a combined £60,000 in exchange for 20% of the business.

Inspired by her personal skincare struggles, Hanna created an all-natural, vegan skincare range formulated specifically for people with skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis.  Hanna herself suffered from severe psoriasis, eczema and acne for over twenty years until she began a natural healing process which meant a complete transformation of her diet and lifestyle.  Available from hannasillitoe.






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