Hot off the Press

October 11th, 2019

October 11th, 2019

Out of the four lip textures created by Ellis Faas the most vibrant is Hot Lips (£23).  Ridiculously packed with pigment, a small amount goes a long way so only a tiny bit is needed to add loads of colour.    In nine shades, all extremely long-wearing and non-drying.  Paraben and cruelty-free.  Available from ellisfaas, alyaka, lookfantastic and Selfridges.

Give your client’s makeup ultimate staying power with Barry M’s new extra strong All Night Long Makeup Setting Spray (£4.99).  The lightweight mist is their strongest formulation yet, to keep makeup in place and looking fresh All Night Long.  Vegan friendly.  Available from barrym and Superdrug.


Iconic French skincare brand Embryolisse have just launched a brand new Limited Edition Lait-Crème Concentré (£17.99), depicting the fashion-forward spirit of London.  The launch follows customer requests for a London version following the success of the Paris and New York designs.  This is a multi-tasker which can be used as a moisturiser, makeup remover, primer, intensive masque and as an after-shaving balm.   Available online and instore from boots.

The Eyelash Emporium, the lash specialists born backstage at Pinewood Studios, have a Pro range in their collection, including the fragrance-free Retake Studio Strip Lash Cleanser (£7.95).  This is essential for bringing strip lashes back to life after partying from day to night.   Carefully remove the strip lashes and place in the lid of the cleanser bottle.  Fill the lid with enough cleanser to cover the lashes, soak for 15 minutes and watch last night’s makeup soak away.  Brush through with a clean mascara wand once they’re dry to bring back the 3D layered fluffiness. Available from eyelashemporium and superdrug.


W7 Cosmetics have just launched the It’s Magic! Makeup Remover Cloth (£7.95).  An eco-friendly alternative to other makeup removers such as wipes, which are causing detrimental effects to the environment.  The revolutionary cloth removes a full face of makeup, including waterproof mascara, using a combination of knitted polyesters, silk fibres and tap water.   With no harsh chemicals, it is perfect for sensitive skin as it cleanses and gently exfoliates the skin using just tap water. The cloth is also machine washable and can last up to 1000 washes.  Available from w7cosmetics.


Ardell have launched a Magnetic Gel Liner (£11.99) to work with any of the magnetic upper lashes in Ardell’s range.  The formula is waterproof, long-lasting and latex-free.  The lashes are 100% party proof and will stay put until you remove them.  Simply clean the magnets to reuse.  Buy the liner separately or as one of four Magnetic Liner & Lash kits (£17.99).  Available from asos, boohoo, feelunique and Superdrug.


Ardell have also just launched Naked Lashes (£5.49).  A range of natural lashes perfect for everyday wear.  The invisiband allows lashes to blend in seamlessly with your client’s natural lashes.  Each pair can be used multiple times, if cared for properly.  Available in five styles, from short to clustered fluffies.  Available exclusively from superdrug.


Skin Republic have just launched their CBD Nourish + Glow Oil Infusion Sheet Mask (£5.49).  The mask is infused with hemp-derived CBD oil which promotes skin wellness and balance.  Available from superdrug.


Norvell have recently launched the Oasis Airbrush Spray Gun (£159+vat).  It’s hoseless, compact and super lightweight so great for mobile use.  Quiet sound and micro mist spray.  Comes with 1litre of tan fluid.  Available from norvelltanning.


French cosmeceutical brand Alphascience has launched in the UK, exclusive to EF Skin.  This is an antioxidant skincare range, including the world’s only serum containing Tannic Acid, Tannic Anti-Aging Serum (£88).  It is the most advanced antioxidant combination of vitamin C in high concentration, with repair active ingredients to prevent and correct signs of ageing, such as wrinkles, brown spots and loss of firmness.  It is also a beneficial product to use if you suffer from skin redness or rosacea.  Vegan-friendly and cruelty-free, this stabilised Tannic serum has incredible anti-inflammatory properties.  Available exclusively at efskin.


Industry news

One of the world’s most coveted beauty brands has now hit the UK: Clé de Peau Beauté has opened in Harrods, as a European exclusive.  The number one luxury cosmetic brand in Japan, it was founded in 1982 as the ultimate expression of elegance and science.  Clé de Peau Beauté means “the key to skin’s beauty” and the brand’s philosophy is to unlock the power of a skin’s radiance by innovative skincare technology and make up.  The hero complexion products are: Correcting Cream Veil SPF 21 (£60), Radiant Fluid Foundation SPF 24 (£105) and The Concealer SPF 25 (£55), all now available at in store and on line at harrods.


The second London Indie Beauty Expo (IBE) takes place on 23-24 October at the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch.  The New York City-born event is designed to introduce independent global beauty labels to press, buyers, bloggers and the public. With a strong presence of natural and organic names on the exhibitor list, IBE London provides a platform for small brands to highlight their ethos and showcase some of the newest indie-made products expected to hit the UK market in the coming months.  Beauty industry experts can buy tickets here, or press can apply for complimentary access.








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