Hot off the Press

October 25th, 2019

October 25th, 2019

Add to your look this Hallowe’en with Barry M Face Jewels in 4 new spooky designs (£4.99 each).  The effortless, self-adhesive gems are all you need to vamp up your client’s look for after dark antics.

Add Barry M Pick n Glitz (£4.99) biodegradable glitter to your gems for even spookier looks.  Available now in four new shades.  The glitter is made from a special film sourced from plant cellulose that biodegrades naturally in fresh water.  Available from barrym, Superdrug stores nationwide and larger Boots stores.


Kiss are getting you ready for another season of glitz and glam with new additions to their Gel Fantasy, Glam Fantasy and imPRESS Press-On Manicure ranges (all £7.99 each).    Gel Fantasy give you the dreamiest of shines with a professional gel finish for an effortless manicure.  The Glam Fantasy range is bursting with bold designs, perfect to add sparkle to your client’s look this time of year in a range of shapes and finishes.  The imPRESS Press-On Manicure collection gives a smooth and sleek finish, staying put and looking fabulous for days.  Available from Boots and Superdrug.


Loella has launched a new makeup brush collection Femme Fatale (£65), in collaboration with professional MUA Sarah Exley.  Together, Loella and Sarah have created a set of 12 makeup brushes every makeup lover and makeup artist should have in their kit.  With 20 years of experience in the TV industry, Sarah carefully designed each brush to create her ideal backstage brush set. The brushes have been created for detailed and precise makeup application and facilitates techniques such as nose contouring, tight lining and precise highlighting.  As all other Loella brushes, the range is vegan and cruelty free.  Available from loellacosmetics.


The Makeup Armoury are the exclusive distributors of Samas Cases in the UK, and the range is now available to pre-order on line (£10-£130).  Samas guarantees the highest quality cases, bags and pouches which provide the best protection for your kit.  Waterproof, anti-tear and even fireproof.  Pre-order your case now and turn your fellow makeup artists green with envy.  The cases are handmade in Italy and finished with leather details and lined with removable and washable velvet.  Available exclusively from themakeuparmoury.


London-based start-up The Flat Lay Co have produced a range of game-changing make-up bags.  The bags open out totally flat and close in a second thanks to the handy drawstring mechanism, making it easier than ever to get that concealer for a quick touch-up. They are also are fitted with elastic loops & pouches to keep products organised and protected from grubby surfaces.  They are available in two sizes (both under £20) and eight colours and prints.  Available from asos, amazon or Oliver Bonas.

As party season approaches make sure you have eye cream in your kit to help conceal bags and dark circles.  Filorga Oxygen Glow Eyes (£17) is formulated with photoperfector HD technology which contains optical soft-focus creators and brightening pearl particles to reveal beautiful natural skin in any type of lighting.  Also containing an energizing oxygen booster to keep eyes refreshed and hydrated.  Can also be used as a soft highlighter on cheekbones and brow bones.  Available from debenhams.


MGC Derma CBD Stem Cells & Peptides Eye Cream (£65) made with grape seed extract, which contains Resveratrol helping protect the skin from inflammation.  Exfoliating, nourishing and strengthening collagen production, this eye cream improves elasticity and youthfulness.  Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, a derivative of Vitamin C, helps increase the skin’s hydration levels, calming and soothing as it does so.  Available from lookfantastic.


Industry news

The eponymous beauty brand of the late make-up artist Kevyn Aucoin has hired Nick Lujan as its Global Director of Artistry and Education.  Lujan spent more than eight years with professional beauty brand Make Up For Ever in a number of managerial roles, including Pro & Media Educator.  As part of his new role, Nick will be responsible for creating, writing and facilitating programmes for developing client services and artistic skills.


Suman Jalaf, founder of Suman brows, will be holding two 3-day courses to fully train and certify brow artists in microblading. The courses will be held in intimate groups with Suman herself tutoring and examining.  The dates for the 2 courses will be 7th-10th and 21st-23rd November.  For more information click hereor to book email


Award- winning British indie skincare brand Willowberry has gained a fan base of MUAs and facialists since launching in 2017.   It has now relaunched with a new look and brand makeover (from £13.99).  Offering high-performance natural skincare focused on antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids, including chia seed, rosehip and vitamin E.   All products are cruelty-free with ethically-sourced ingredients, glass bottles and recyclable packaging.  Available from willowberry.





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