December 27th, 2019
Late MUA Kevyn Aucoin’s eponymous beauty brand has added a new collection of lipcolours and lip definers to the range, set to launch next month. The Unforgettable Lipsticks (£24) and Lip Definers (£18) will help with precise application. There are 18 lipsticks, available in matte, cream and shine finishes. The lightweight formula contains vitamins E and C, magnolia bark extact and hyaluronic acid to plump lips.
There are six shades of lip definer, which are long-wearing and water-resistant. Available from 2nd March from spacenk and Harrods.
Bobbi Brown’s limited edition In A Flash Eye Shadow Palette (£49.50) is a 12 shade kit inspired by the sparkling lights of NYC’s Fifth Avenue. It comes in festive packaging with a mirror and features neutrals, golds and jewel tones in sparkle, metallic, chrome metal and matte finishes. Perfect for your New Year party looks. Available from bobbibrown, lookfantastic, netaporter and John Lewis.
Give your client’s skin some TLC with Nourish London’s Relax Hydrating Vegan Peptide Serum (£23.50). This calming, cooling and highly effective hydrator soothes and leaves the skin visibly healthy. Super-hydrating hyaluronic acid locks in moisture while tripeptides stimulate the production of collagen to give a smoother, fresher more youthful appearance. Recommended for sensitive skin, it nutures and soothes skin prone to stress and allergic response. Great as a primer under makeup or for a hydration hit after makeup removal. Available from nourishskinrange, Waitrose, Whole Foods and Holland and Barrett.
Get your client’s (or your own) tan ready for those New Year’s Eve parties with Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter. CB Make-Up Colour and Coverage (from £7.99) is a quick-drying, vegan, water-resistant instant tan that bronzes and perfects so that the skin glows with an airbrushed finish. For both face and body, the lightweight blendable body foundation smooths skin and hides imperfections for a flawless finish.
CB Fresh Start Tan Eraser (£8.99) removes traces of old tan in just five minutes leaving skin fresh, clean and ready for the next application. Just apply to dry skin, leave on for five minutes and rinse off with warm water.
Both available at Superdrug.
Tired eyes will take their toll during the party season, DHC Rich Eye Zone Care Pack (£16.50 for 6 masks) is a total eye mask treatment that will revitalise and deeply hydrate the delicate eye area. Enriched with multipeptides to support collagen, olive fruit to intensely hydrate and hyaluronic acid to protect skin’s natural barrier. Designed to cover the entire eye area, the eye masks will help target puffiness, crow’s feet, under eye bags and fine lines. Available from escentual.
Hydrate, protect and soothe skin in one step with Avene Hydrance Aqua Gel, a multi-purpose gel-cream moisturiser that provides 24-hour hydration for all skin types, including sensitive. The moisturiser’s soothing gel transforms into a water when applied to the skin, leaving the complexion nourished, dewy and looking as if you’ve just had a facial. With a kind-to-skin cocktail of antioxidants this is the perfect moisturiser to help ease your hangover. Available from escentual.
The team at Cosmetify have released their latest ‘Cosmetify Index’ (Q4) – a rundown of everything beauty 2019 – from the year’s most popular products to every country’s favourite beauty brand and much more. The index reveals that the top 3 hottest beauty brands of 2019 are: Huda Beauty, Anastasia Beverly Hills and MAC. Those brands with the biggest social media presence are Huda Beauty and Florence by Mills. The most powerful individuals in beauty are Huda Kattan, Millie Bobby Brown and Kylie Jenner. The rising stars of beauty are Kristen Ess, Jeffree Star and Ole Henrikssen.
Brand leaders in professional beauty, Salon System were invited recently to present at the annual Sally Showcase Event held in Coventry. The aim of the event was to educate and inform store managers from the 265 Sally stores about the Salon System brand portfolio. The managers were split into groups of 8 and Salon System had 25 minutes with each group. The event format included a Salon System brand video and Salon System Squad Experts Julie-Anne Lariviere nail expert, Abbie Withers who specialises in lashes, and Alex Dawes who talked all things waxing, were all on hand to share their top tips, forthcoming trends and favourite products with a Q&A session. This was then followed by a spectacular Glam Squad dance performance with professional dancers. Their routine focused on getting salon ready using Salon System products.