Hot off the Press

October 18th, 2019

October 18th, 2019

Victoria Beckham Beauty’s much anticipated makeup line has launched.   A digital-first, cruelty-free, vegan brand, with recyclable and biodegradable packaging.  The line offers streamlined, sophisticated essentials.  The Smoky Eye Wardrobe collection comprises three innovative products in universally flattering shades and rich pops of colour, allowing you to create your own smoky eye look for your clients.  Smoky Eye Brick (£48) is a sleek compact of richly pigmented shades in a smooth, satin matte finish.  Available in four colourways.  Lid Lustre (£28) adds a layer of brilliance to your client’s look.  Each shade is infused with a different real crystal for aura-amplifying energy.  Available in four striking shades in a wet, pearly finish to give buildable, high-shine brilliance.  Satin Kajal Liner (£20) a highly-pigmented pencil with a creamy texture.  Available in three colours, ultra-blendable, smudge-friendly with waterproof staying power.  Available exclusively from the Victoria Beckham Dover Street store and victoriabeckhambeauty.


Repêchage, the pioneers of seaweed-based skin care in the US, have reintroduced their Perfect Skin Natural Finish Pressed Powder (£36.75).   A seaweed-based, mineral-rich pressed powder formulated with skin care ingredients that are good for the skin.  These finely milled, feather-weight, mineral and vitamin rich, talc-free powders are infused with Icelandic Seaweed to create a flawless and matte finish to every complexion.  Imperfections are blurred while skin will look refined, moisturised and naturally luminous.  Cruelty free, fragrance free, paraben free, talc free and vegan, the formulation’s key ingredients are Laminaria Digitata Seaweed Powder and Kaolin.  Available in six new shades to complement most skin tones from repechage.


Dear Dahlia is the latest Korean beauty brand launching in the UK.  Already described as the “most instagrammable beauty brand”, it is high performance, 100% vegan and cruelty-free.  Products include Lip Paradise Intense Satin (£28) with SPF 15.  The high-pigment, long-lasting formula with food-grade pigments offers intense colour payoff with just a single stroke.  Its rich and creamy texture with Rice Bran Wax gently and continuously hydrates lips preventing dryness and flaking.  Available in 10 super wearable shades.  Paradise Dream Velvet Lip Mousses (£25) a mousse-like texture that instantly melts onto lips for a soft, velvet finish, these are instantly moisturising, and give a light-weight finish that is super long-lasting.  Available in 12 stunning shades.  Available 18th October exclusively from feelunique.


Kat Von D Beauty have introduced a new member to the Lolita family.  The iconic chestnut rose lip colour is now a palette.  The Lolita Por Vida Eyeshadow Palette (£45) includes 18 romantic shades in matte, shimmer, foil and super-glitter finishes and suits a range of skin tones.  With everyday warm, neutral, and mauve tones you can add dimension with smooth mattes, glitz it up with shimmers, and instantly foil lids with creamy metallics.  Available in store and on-line from debenhams.


Stylpro Easy On The Eye (£12.99) is a hydrating jelly cleanser that melts away all traces of makeup including waterproof mascara.  Created with a blend of naturally derived ingredients it is gentle on the skin and easy on the eye.  The hydrating and non-drying formula transforms from a jelly into an enriching milk when in contact with water to leave skin feeling exceptionally clean & smooth.  Available from styltom.

Salon System have launched the Gellux Keep a Secret Winter Collection (£11.95+vat each).  The eight new shades are a mix of glitter, berry and rebellious red shades, perfect to take your clients from office to party.  The glossy colours are also ideal for creating a stylish manicure or beautiful nail art.  Chip and wear resistant, these shades will leave nails with a long-lasting, ultra-glossy finish.  Suitable for use on a natural nail, nail extension system, Acrylics or Fibreglass and are UV and LED compatible, lasting up to 15 days.  Available from professional beauty wholesalers nationwide.


Carter Beauty by Marissa Carter foundations are now available in Boots.  For light to medium coverage, Half Measure Dewy Foundation (£10) glides onto the skin with its hydrating, water based formula.  The light and dewy texture gives a bare-faced yet glowy illusion with a flawless finish.

Famously worn by Kourtney Kardashian in season 16 KUWTK promotional shots, the Full Measure HD Foundation (£10) gives lightweight yet full coverage foundation that leaves a flawless finish and was developed for an impeccable look that lasts.  The light water-based formula glides onto the skin for incredible and buildable coverage.  Available instore and online from boots.


Hallowe’en is a time to go a little crazy with your makeup and you need brushes which are up to the job.  Kit Stars brushes are available in both vegan and natural hair.  Micro Pencil brush (£6) a precision eye brush, perfect for tear duct highlight, smudging liner or creating a beauty spot.  Short angle brush (£6) create the perfect brow with definition and use the flat edge for realistic hair strokes.  Shaping veil brush (£9) the ultimate contour brush with a softly tapered tip for extra precision.  Powder brush (£10) perfect for setting powder or extra white powder to finish your Hallowe’en style.  Available from kitstars.

Industry news

Dame Joan Collins & Katie Piper will headline Made Up Leeds 2019: Going Beyond Beauty.  Embracing all forms of beauty, the award-winning inclusive event, Made Up Leeds returns to Leeds city centre for a second year from Saturday 26th October-Sunday 27th October.  British legend Dame Joan Collins and her make-up artist, Alyn Waterman, will be in conversation at Victoria Leeds, whilst the hugely inspirational Katie Piper will headline events at Trinity Leeds, talking about her incredible work and career with Capital Radio’s JoJo.  Influencer sensation Reuben de Maid and This Morning’s Bryony Blake plus Glow Up‘s Ellis Atlantis also feature in the line-up.


Estée Lauder Companies-owned beauty brand MAC Cosmetics has hired Paper Magazine Editor-in-Chief Drew Elliott as its Senior VP and Global Creative Director.  The former America’s Next Top Model judge spent more than fifteen years with the publication in a number of senior roles.


Green People’s sustainable teenage skincare range Organic Young has collaborated with leading wildlife protection charity The Born Free Foundation to create a new limited edition take on teenage skin care My Skin Goals (£30).  The collection is formulated using organic soothing botanicals and natural spot-zapping actives including green tea, willow bark and prebiotics.   Products are Clear Skin Foaming Face Wash, Clear Skin Purifying Serum and Clear Skin Cleansing Moisturiser.  Available from selected Waitrose stores and greenpeople.




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