Hot off the Press

September 27th, 2019

September 27th, 2019

Huda have launched their first eyeliner – the Huda Beauty Life Liner (£22).  Double-ended with one side liquid liner and the other a pencil, it offers long-lasting, waterproof and smudge-proof wear in an intensely black, matte hue.  The liquid liner glides on to deliver a precise line for thin to bold statement strokes.  The pencil end is creamy and easy to apply, allowing you time between application and drying to smudge, play or leave to get the perfect eye for your client.  Created with an elastic-like texture this should last for 48 hours and dries to the most intense black shade, without a grey cast.  This colour is named Very Vanta after one of the darkest substances known, which absorbs up to 99.6% of visible light.

To remove the Life Liner Huda have also created Makeup Remover Balm (£11).  This will remove everything from Life Liner and full cake face to daily oil and grime.  Enriched with cherry blossom extract the balm gently removes makeup to leave the skin feeling soft and conditioned.

Both available from shophudabeauty, cultbeauty, feelunique, netaporter, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols


Barry M have partnered with the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation to help fund and raise awareness of their conservation work.  The brand have always been cruelty-free and after learning that one snow leopard is killed or lost to the illegal wildlife trade every day and that 96% of the world’s tiger population has been wiped out in the last 100 years they wanted to do more.  They have launched two limited edition eyeshadow palettes, each with nine shades.  At least 20% of the net profits from this range will be donated to the foundation.  Available from barrym on 27th September and exclusively in Superdrug stores on 9th October, for a limited time.


bareMinerals launched their Bounce & Blur Collection this month which include their breakthrough “bouncy powders” for eyes and cheeks.  Bounce & Blur Eyeshadow Palette (£26) choose from cool (Dawn) or warm (Dusk) palettes.  Bounce & Blur Blush (£23) comes in four nature-inspired hues.  The fingertip-friendly, weightless powder formulas resist creasing, fallout and blend like a dream.

Each eyeshadow shade is inspired by the natural beauty of the sunlit sky, in finishes that range from satin to shimmer. The blush, which interprets the gorgeous tones of the sunrise and sunset, leaves behind a soft-focus, diffused look, while helping to blur the look of pores and imperfections.  Infused with good-for-skin botanical ingredients, a Blurring Mineral Complex and Colour Smart Pearls.   Available from bareminerals, bareMinerals boutiques and department stores nationwide.

Senna’s Feather 15 brush (£15.50) is back.  This wide and soft brush glides a light layer of colour over the eyelids. It is amazingly versatile from blending eye shadow to highlighting high points of the face.  Available from sennamakeup.

Femme Beauty is a new vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics range from Polished London.   Their first two products are Lumi Glow Body Illuminator (£29.99) and Lumi Mist (£22.99).  The illuminator is a silky gel with shimmering light reflective micro pearls, blended with a sheer colour.  Water-based and rich in grapeseed oil it also helps to reduce wrinkles and scars, while acting as a moisturiser.  Lumi Mist is designed to give a show-stopping glow to your client’s skin with its shimmering light reflective properties.  This can be used to prep the skin before applying make-up, as a finishing spray or to freshen up during the day.  Currently available in a medium-dark shade, rose gold will be launching later this year.  Available from polishedwhitening.


Filorga’s new Oxygen Glow Mask (£32) is a perfecting express mask that contains a trio of ultra-effective peeling active ingredients – gluconolactone, grapefruit extract and papaya – designed to stimulate cell renewal and eliminate dead cells for a more radiant and even complexion in 10 minutes.   It will treat flaws for perfect and radiant skin for any type of lighting.  Available from debenhams.


Kiko Milano have launched their Sicilian Notes autumn collection which includes a Brightening Primer (£16.99) a highlighting antioxidant serum.  Enriched with chestnut extract and hyaluronic acid it has an innovative dual-phase texture composed of a gel base and highlighting pearl cream which mix together when applied.  It is ultra-fine and scented with citrus notes.  Available from kikocosmetics.


Luxury Japanese brand Suqqu’s Holiday Collection launches next week.  Eyeshadow Compact 102 (£59 exclusive to Selfridges) is an eight-shade palette with a mix of matte, pearl and metallic shades.   Designing Color Eyes 127 (£46) is a four-shade palette with deep green and cherry shades.  Pure Colour Blush 117 (£34) is a new shade in soft pink with a hint of champagne.  Finally Velvet Lipstick (£30) a new formula for Suqqu in two new shades leaving lips nourished with a chic, velvet finish.   Available from 3rd October online and instore at Selfridges and from 17th October online and instore at harrods and Fenwick of Bond Street.


With the weather being a little unpredictable it can have a detrimental effect on the skin.  men-ü have some great moisturisers to help with your male clients’ skin to get them ready to work on.   Matt Moisturiser (£14.95) is a super concentrated oil and fragrance free moisturiser with sebum absorbers to help combat greasy skin.  It also includes vitamin EMatt ‘Skin Refresh’ Gel (£14.95) an ultra-concentrated anti-shine, fragrance-free toner gel for normal, combination and oily skin.  Containing natural salicylic acid and witch hazel to remove and control excess oil reducing blocked pores and breakouts it’s great after shaving and can combat in growing hairs.  Facial Moisturiser Lift (£14.95) very concentrated shave balm and moisturiser combined.  A non-greasy moisturiser with mint and menthol to cool, refresh and relieve redness.  Also great to use as a primer under makeup for an evening wake-up call.   Available from men-u.

Industry news

Irish tanning brand Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter have launched two new, vegan products – Perfect Fade Self-Tan Oil (£8.99) and Body Make-Up Colour and Coverage (£7.99).  The luxurious tanning oil dries instantly and develops within a few hours to create a smooth, bronzed glow that lasts up to 7 days and fades perfectly.  It’s an excellent alternative to the Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan Mousse for those with dry skin as the oil moisturises and gives the skin more hydration.  The Body Make-Up Colour and Coverage is a quick-drying, water-resistant instant tan that bronzes and perfects so that skin glows with an airbrushed finish. For both face and body, the lightweight and blendable body foundation smooths skin and hides imperfections for a flawless finish.  Available from superdrug.





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