Hot off the Press

November 8th, 2019

November 8th, 2019

Sweden’s leading professional lash brand, Sweed Lashes, have announced their collaboration with leading celebrity favourite MUA Nikki Wolff.  Nikki has designed 4 unique lash styles to take your clients through any occasion.  Sweed Lashes are cruelty-free, professional lashes in three different colours.  They feature a band of translucent cotton for a better fit and easier application.  All Sweed Lashes can be used for up to 10 wears.

Nikki Cluster Lash (£16) single, double and triple lash clusters that are quick and easy to use. The four different lengths are the perfect way to create a bespoke lash look. Lengths: 7, 8, 10 and 12mm.  No Lash-Lash (£22) refined, delicate lashes that come in four different lengths to achieve the most natural and defined lash look. Lengths: 6, 8, 10 and 12mm.  Defined Underlash (£16) After years of trialling different lashes, Nikki has created the perfect underlash to achieve dramatic and defined bottom lashes. These clusters are easy-to-use for a flawless application every time.  Nikki Sultry Corner (£20) These 3D half lashes are the perfect way to dramatize your eye look.  Available now at Harrods and launching with cultbeauty later in the year.

Senna’s Lasting Illusion Foundation (£32.50) is a luxurious long-lasting liquid foundation that provides 16-hour coverage.  The satin matte finish captures and reflects light from fine lines and wrinkles for a youthful appearance.  It erases imperfections and won’t settle into lines creating a seamless look.  Works for all ages and skin types.  Available in seven shades from sennamakeup.

Norvell Effect (£29.99 rrp or £15 trade) is a 2-in-1 self-tanning mist from their Ultra Vivid Collection is a high-quality spray tan in a can.   The unique bronze-blend counteracts orange hues to give a natural deep bronzed colour.  This is perfect for winter as it protects against dry, dull skin leaving your client with moisturised, hydrated skin and also has anti-ageing benefits and will blur blemishes.  The fruit extracts (cranberry, coconut, watermelon, tomato, banana and aloe barbandensis) help protect and renew skin for a hydrating, longer-lasting tan.  Available from norvelltanning.


Cure the ultimate Hangover with Too Faced Hangover Skincare – a range of four ultra-hydrating products infused with coconut water.  Hangover Replenishing Primer (£27) is infused with coconut water, probiotic-base ingredients and skin revivers that work together to boost skin’s radiance, promote elasticity and help hydrate while locking down makeup for fresher, longer and more flawless wear.  Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer Setting Spray (£26) is a weightless 3-in-1 coconut water infused mist that primes, sets and locks down make up for transfer and fade-proof wear while keeping skin hydrated.  Hangover Good To Go SPF 25 Moisturiser (£27) a coconut powered moisturiser with the hydrating powers of Hyaluronic Acid and some of nature’s strongest skin protectors, plus four different broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 25 sunscreens that layer together to penetrate cell-deep, providing the ultimate protection.   Hangover Good in Bed Hydrating Serum (£29) is packed with ultra-nourishing ingredients, including coconut water, Vitamin B5 and Hyaluronic Acid and works to improve skin instantly and over time.  The coconut-water infused formula is fast-absorbing and delivers the moisture to plump skin.  Available instore and online from toofaced, debenhams and boots.

Senna’s Form-A-Brow (£30.50) is a must have kit for shaping and colouring sparse and over-tweezed brows.  The classic stencil shapes work for virtually any brow.  The kit contains 4 brow stencils, 3 brow powder colours in a mirrored compact and a brow grooming and colouring brush.  Available from sennamakeup.

At home gel nail pioneers, SensatioNail, have just launched the Rose Gold All Stars Gel Polish Starter Kit (£79.99).  Containing everything a nailista could possibly need for the perfect salon-quality mani and pedi at home or on set, providing up to two weeks of non-chip wear, no smudging and zero drying time, with 30 second curing time.  The kit includes the limited-edition Rose Gold LED lamp (with USB lead & mains adapter), two shades of Macchiato polish (a glossy nude and rose gold glitter), a base and top coat, gel primer, gel cleanser, rose gold nail and toe clippers, a laser file, manicure stick, buffer and lint-free wipes.   Available from boots.

Indeed Labs have created the first ever 100% cotton noAcid Pads (£19.99) designed for those with super sensitive skin.   This alternative to exfoliating acids is formulated with ingredients that will renew and improve overall skin texture without negative side effects.  Powered by active probiotics, natural extracts from yarrow and Japanese cedar buds.  noAcid Pads stimulate the skin’s natural renewal process to regenerate new skin to maintain a youthful appearance.  Gentle enough for daily use.  Available from boots.

Irish tanning brand Cocoa Brown have launched Miracle Mist Tanning Water (£7).  This is an easy-to-use vegan self-tanner – just spritz over the face and body for a beautiful tan that develops in just a few hours.  Drying in seconds, it is odour-free and water-resistant, allowing you to tan and go.  The formula includes skin-conditioning Glycerin and Panthenol, plus moisturising Castor Oil to help keep skin hydrated for an even tan and easy fade.  Available in either Medium or Dark from cloud10beauty.


Industry news

Brand leaders in professional beauty, Salon System, have announced the launch of two new products to its GELLUX Range – Mirror Glaze Top Coat and Holographic Top Coat (£11.95 each +vat).  The high viscosity Mirror Glaze gel top coat creates a deep, mirror glaze finish with incredible shine and high durability.  It works to build and plump the nail for a super high gloss finish, whilst encapsulating and smoothing heavy gel polishes, including glitter gel. It is also scratch resistant and highly resilient to knocks and chips.

The high viscosity Holographic gel top coat transforms gel polish shades to create ‘statement’ nails, without the need for an additional top coat.  It’s no wipe/no tac formula will protect and prolong the underlying gel polish colour.   It creates a holographic effect for simple, sleek and stylish nail designs. It can also be used as a regular top coat for a shimmering sparkle finish to gel polish colours.   Create nail art by mixing and matching top coats on different nails or different parts of the nail.  Available from professional beauty wholesalers nationwide.

To support the GELLUX range, the Salon System GELLUX Gel Polish Workshop (£75 +vat) is the perfect accompaniment.  This one-day training course is suitable for all levels but it’s ideal for beginners; it focuses on a range of different areas including hygiene, health and safety, contra-indications and client care, correct preparation and application, custom colour blending and seasonal trend technique, which includes simple nail art.  For information on training courses click here.


Estée Lauder Companies has promoted its long-standing Director Sue Fox to Senior VP/General Manager of UK and Ireland.  Sue has 25 years’ experience with the beauty giant in a number of leadership roles.  She will take up her new position on 1st January 2010 and will report to the company’s Group President Cedric Prouvé.





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