Hot off the Press

December 20th, 2019

December 20th, 2019

W7 Cosmetics have recently launched three new fluorescent and fabulous Vivid Eyeshadow Palettes (£6.95 each), for a truly eye catching look.  The super compact palettes really pack a vibrant punch.  Each consists of nine fluorescent pressed pigments of duo-chrome shimmers and soft but powerful mattes.  Available in Outrageously Orange, Punchy Pink and Glowin’ Green from w7cosmetics.


Dear Dahlia have launched the Blooming Edition Paradise Dual Palette Blusher Duo (£26).  The perfect combination of two long-wearing matte and shimmery shades that you can mix and blend on your client’s cheeks and eyes to customize their perfect petal-pink look.   All Dear Dahlia’s high-performance products are infused with the patented Dahlia Variabilis Flower Extract, which has proven antioxidant properties and provides anti-aging and skin conditioning benefits.  The vegan, cruelty-free collection boasts gentle 8-free formulations, which exclude eight potentially harmful ingredients.  Dear Dahlia believes that high performance makeup should be as effective as they are ethical and safe.  Available exclusively from feelunique in three shades: Petal Princess (lilac tones), Candy Castle (peach tones) and Blossom Palace (pink tones).


New nature-based Brit brand Mal&Mod have launched their four-product capsule range.  With a strong focus on hydration, recovery and protection it provides equal benefits to both genders.  Cleanse Active Treatment Balm (£48) is a light oil-based treatment cleanser that melts makeup and lifts polluting particles enabling debris to be swept away with a muslin cloth.  Enriched with bio-active and natural extracts to detoxify, balance, restore and nourish.  The buttery balm can also be used as an all-over intensive rescue mask.  Active Hydration Tonic (£38) is a gentle spritz to freshen, hydrate and revitalise skin.  With citrus essential oils to brighten, the anti-inflammatory, skin-quenching and protective bio-active ingredients help refine and revive.  Active Collagen Boost Serum (£60) is a super-hydrating, weightless serum.  Containing anti-inflammatories and collagen-boosting peptides along with plumping, firming hyaluronic acid it will adapt and react to the skin’s needs to soothe, strengthen and repair.  Oil Active Recovery Oil (£54) is a concentrated, omega-rich oil that rejuvenates, balances, protect and repairs.  This night-time therapy will seal in moisture, boost cellular repair and improve elasticity.  Available from malandmod.


Leighton Denny Expert Nails have a range of hand and nail products to help you survive the winter months.  Renovate (£12) is an intense, super concentrated therapeutic nail cream that revives and hydrates damaged nails.  It contains seven essential oils and avocado oil and will reverse damage as well as creating a water-repellent film over the natural nail to protect against excessive water exposure.  Slick Tips (£12) is an instant thirst quencher for dry nails and cuticles.  Containing six essential oils and jojoba oil, it will alleviate sore or split cuticles and strengthen them.  Essential Remover (£6) is an acetone-free nail polish remover.  Containing five essential oils and vitamin B5 it moisturises, creates shine and helps prevent extreme drying.  Time Repair Elixir (£12) is a facelift for your nails.  Containing collagen it helps promote healthy and young-looking nails targeting signs of ridges and intense dryness.  All available from leightondenny.


Yves Saint Laurent Make-Up Palette – High On Stars Edition (£44.00) is a limited-edition makeup edit featuring a blush, highlighters and eyeshadows in an array of sophisticated finishes.  The limited edition palette contains everything you need to create a shimmering eye look and naturally flushed cheeks.  Containing metallic and satin eyeshadows, including smoke blue, metallic silver, shimmering purples and velvety pinks (that can also be used as face highlighters); plus a long-wearing elegant pink blush. These ultra blendable and high-pigmented hues can be perfectly used together, or on their own.  Available from escentual.

Guerlain Goldenland Palette (£53.10)  is a stunning limited-edition palette perfect for the party season. The collectors edition palette is infused with wearable hues to take you from day-to-night. The versatile palette can be used wet or dry for endless combinations and finishes.  Available from escentual.


Filorga’s new Global Repair range treats all signs of aging with an all-new core formula providing visible results after just 7 days.  Both products in the range incorporate 24h Chrono-Boosted Technology – dual-use day/night formulas that transform into a mask in the evening for optimum 24-hour effectiveness.  Global Repair Intensive (£85) is an intensive action serum.  Global Repair (£85) is a multi-active cream for lasting results.  Available from feelunique, lookfantastic, beautyexpert and Debenhams.


Industry news

The Evening Standard x Showcase Beauty Box: Organic Edit (£55) is a great way to discover new brands.  Worth over £155, this curated box contains independent beauty favourites from around the world.  With 7 full-size products it features brands such as Neom, Lumity, Evolve and Jane Scrivener.  Discover beauty that’s organic, cruelty-free, vegan and pregnancy-safe, for yourself or as a gift.  Available from showcasebeauty.


Animal rights organisation PETA has added beauty brand Avon to its Working for Regulatory Change list.  According to the group, Avon is said to be putting systems in place in order to stop animal testing on a global scale, including China.  Avon’s Chief Operating Officer Joanthan Myers said: “We do not believe that animal testing is necessary to substantiate product safety and do not test products on animals anywhere in the world.  We will continue to push for greater acceptance of alternatives.”





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