Hot off the Press

November 22nd, 2019

November 22nd, 2019

Huda Beauty’s Lip Contour Matte Pencils (£16) are easy glide-on lip pencils that provide an intense pay-off with matte finish in just one swipe.  Vegan friendly and paraben free, these pigment-packed pencils are waterproof and transfer-proof.  The unique thin tip allows for accurate lining and lip contouring.  Can be used as a liner or to fill in the entire lip.  Available in 17 shades from hudabeauty, cultbeauty and Selfridges.

BarryM have released 3 new colours in their That’s Swell XXL plumping lip gloss (£4.99).  Now available in Diamond, Swerve and TMI.  Vegan-friendly.  Available from barrym and Superdrug stores nationwide.


The Hipster Original Detanglers (£12.99) from WetBrush have award-winning bristles that detangle with less damage.   The Intelliflex® ultra-soft bristles technology make them the perfect detangling brush in the shower, after a gym workout, at work or at the beach.  Intelliflex® bristles are thin, strong and very flexible.  They have adaptive flexibility – flexible on one stroke and firm on the next, eliminating all tugging, tearing, pulling and ripping. No spilt ends, no hair loss, just healthy brushing and detangling, allowing for over 45% less breakage and 56% less effort.  Available from lookfantastic, Boots and Superdrug.

Give lips a luscious, glossy sheen or vibrant burst of colour with Tropic’s Kiss Me Quick Lipsticks (£20).  This range of super-smooth lipsticks nourish and plump for an irresistible pout.  Available in sheer, satin and moisture-rich matte finishes.  Vegan formulations that don’t compromise on colour.  Available from tropicskincare.


Nourish London have just launched TSL Tighten, Sculpt and Lift Neck Elixir (£23.50).  A specially formulated cream to lift, firm and smooth the neck and décolleté for a more youthful look.  Powered with antioxidant-rich bioactives and peptides to stimulate collagen and elastin production to protect structural components of the skin and minimise signs of ageing.  Vitamin and mineral-rich Kale and Griffonia extracts protect skin from environmental stress and damage.   Proven to improve the texture of the skin on the neck & décolleté in 28 days.  Organic, vegan, alcohol-free and cruelty-free.  Available from nourishskinrange.

Mulac have introduced a new vegan lip care range.  Six products that exfoliate, hydrate, plump , volumise and colour.  Balmicot Lips (£9) a nourishing and regenerating lip balm with apricot and avocado oil – an excellent base for lipstick.  Plumping Balm (£9) a protective balm with reactivating properties, for smooth, hydrated lips that feel instantly plumper and fuller.  Enriched with menthol, ginger and hyaluronic acid.   Hydranude (£11) and Red Sourbrett (£11) are tinted lip balms which nourish and hydrate. The ultra-creamy formula is enriched with natural oils and butters for perfectly tinted, hydrated lips.  Sweeting Mask (£14) a night lip mask that soothes, repairs and regenerates.   Sugar Scrub (£14) a delicious smoothing lip scrub with sugar cane crystals and enriched with chamomile, grapefruit, tomato and lemon balm extract.  Available from mulaccosmetics.


Nature Republic Snail Solution Skin Booster (£30).  The K-Beauty bestseller has now landed in the UK with the UK’s first-ever standalone K-Beauty Store.  A key range in the collection, this solution is an intensive skincare product that contains 90% secretion filtrate of snails.  It makes the skin look healthy and luminous by providing vitality.  Available from naturerepublicuk.

Skin Republic has released some new masks to help beat the drying effects of the cold weather.  Foot Repair Mask (£5.49) dual layered booties contain an intensive moisturising serum packed with Plant Extracts for soft, silky smooth feet. The outer layer of the booties stays dry so you can continue with daily activities.  Containing Shea Butter, Ginkgo Biloba, Green Tea, Peppermint and Seaweed it will help to intensely moisturise, soothe and soften rough, dry feet and heels.

CBD Nourish + Glow Oil Infusion Face Sheet Mask (£5.49)  A face sheet mask infused with CBD oil for an ultimate soothing skincare experience which reduces redness and breakouts.  Infused with CBD oil, green tea and hyaluronic acid the mask boosts skin’s natural glow and promotes happy skin balance and overall wellness.

Both available from theskinrepublic.


Industry news


Beauty brand Buxom has signed Instagram sensation Ash K Holm as its Celebrity Make-up Artist.  Holm has more than 600,000 followers on Instagram and has been hired by A-listers including Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Bebe Rexha and Shay Mitchell, as well as the Kardashian-Jenner clan.  In her new role, she will work with the brand to create social media content, red carpet looks and make-up tutorials.

Huda Beauty has chosen London’s Covent Garden for its first-ever pop-up.  Set to open from 29 November to 26 December, the pop-up is inspired by the brand’s new 18-shade Mercury Retrograde Palette, which features metallic and glitter eyeshadows, and its galactic-themed design.  The interactive shopping experience is expected to stock exclusive products and limited edition accessories, as well as Huda Beauty cult favourites.  Make-up artists will also be on hand to give shoppers tips on which products will suit them.

Seekology, a new retail concept sharing remarkable beauty and wellbeing brands with the world, launched this week.  Their store on George Street, Richmond, London, houses a curated community of the best independent brands with unique stories.






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