Hot off the Press

January 24th, 2020

January 24th, 2020

This weekend sees Chinese New Year, with the start of the Year of the Rat, being celebrated on Saturday 25th January.  There are some limited-edition products available, reimagined in deep red and gold to celebrate the lunar new year.


Guerlain Meteorites Light-Revealing Pearls of Powder Chinese New Year Edition (£45) is an illuminating and mattifying finishing powder that will brighten the complexion.  The extra soft Meteorites powder instantly blurs the appearance of small imperfections and sets foundation with a sheer and weightless finish that feels barely there.  Skin appears perfected with a naturally radiant look and feel.  Each pastel shade sphere is infused with the delicate fragrance of violet for a truly luxurious experience each time it is applied.  Available from guerlain and escentual.

Givenchy Prisme Libre Mat-finish & Enhanced Radiance Loose Powder Mousseline Pastel Chinese New Year Edition (£41) is a limited-edition design of the powder icon dressed up in a gorgeous red 4G design to celebrate the Year of the Rat.  It is a fusion of four universally flattering shades that will unify and perfect the complexion.  Working together, green will help to counteract any redness, blue will assist with combatting orange tones, purple will combat dullness and white will help to brighten and awaken the skin.  After use the complexion will appear radiant, even and smooth.  Give the limited-edition Prisme Libre a little shake to blend the shades together and use the included powder puff with matching red ribbon to distribute it evenly across the face.  Available from givenchy and escentual.


With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, your clients may well be thinking about their look for the night.  There are plenty of new products available; we’ll feature a few each week until the big day.

Leighton Denny Expert Nails have a nail polish to suit everyone, from classic red, added shimmer or soft pink.  Bringing the salon home, the professional finish polishes are the perfect addition to that date night outfit.  Caught Red Handed (£12 / trade £6) is a beautiful, iridescent red that gives a “naughty but nice” impression.  Add just the right amout of glamour to your client’s look with a superb depth of colour, a metallic 3D shimmer and an incredible high gloss shine.  Available from leightondennyexpertnails and M&S.


Whether your client is planning to spend Valentines by themselves, with the girls, family or a loved one, it’s still a day to feel amazing.  Adding that glow can help your client feel great.  Norvell’s 1 Hour Rapid (£29.99 / trade £15) is their fastest self-tanning mousse.  Formulated with award-winning VIO-7 it is designed with a violet and brown blend to counteract all orange.  Infused with tomato, cranberry, watermelon and coconut extracts it will help brighten, tighten, hydrate and moisturise skin with anti-aging properties while your client tans.  100% vegan, paraben, gluten and cruelty-free.  Available from norvelltanning.


Following the love for the Hangover Skincare Collection, Too Faced has added three new gorgeous skincare products, all harnessed with the power of coconut water to deeply hydrate and nourish, for the perfect readymade skincare regime.  Hangover Wash The Day Away Pore Purifying Gentle Foaming Cleanser (£20.00): Powered by a refreshing blend of lime peel and apple extracts with soothing ginger root, the pore-purifying formula creates a soft cloud of rich, creamy lather to draw out impurities and remove all traces of makeup and excess oil, while hyaluronic acid helps rebalance the skin.

Hangover Pillow Cream (£32.00): An ultra- nourishing night cream powered by Too Faced’s exclusive skin-reviving Dream Complex™, a blend of super-charged minerals sourced from coconut water, sea kelp, mango seed butter, avocado oil, vitamin B, and other nourishing ingredients, skin looks instantly rejuvenated, and renewing ingredients like moisture-locking hyaluronic acid help leave it looking healthy, radiant, and restored. The mood-lifting scent helps promote a sense of happiness, preparing you for healing, restful sleep.  Hangover Pillow Balm (£18.00): Ultra-hydrating and nourishing lip treatment, this luxuriously rich and creamy balm is infused with an ultra-charged blend of minerals and a nourishing complex of fruit oils, conditioning butters, coconut water and plumping hyaluronic acid for pillowy-soft, ultra-hydrated, replenished lips.

Available now from toofaced, and from 14th February at Boots, Debenhamsasos, cultbeauty, lookfantastic, Selfridges and John Lewis.


Green People founder Charlotte Vøhtz has added new products to her Age Defy+ skin care range.  The Time Traveller Brightening Skin Care Duo (£50) combines nature and science to create the perfect conditions for optimum skin regeneration, moisture balance and deeper hydration using blends of naturally potent actives.  Soft Buff Skin Exfoliator blended with 24 enhancing actives to reveal vibrant new skin cells formulated with pineapple enzymes, bamboo and bentonite clayBrightening Moisturiser blended with 32 beauty enhancing actives to deliver intense hydration, refine skin tone and texture while targeting age spots and pigmentation.  Formulated with beech bud, white mulberry, cucumber seed, hibiscus, neroli, mandarin and pineapple enzymes.

Available from greenpeople.


Industry news

The Hair & Beauty Charity has announced Samantha Grocutt as its elected President for the 2020 tenure.  Samantha continues the role after her co-Presidency with outgoing co-President, Philip Sharp of ASP.   The Managing Director of hair and beauty PR agency Essence PR, Samantha has served on the charity committee for over twelve years, both in its guises as The Hairdressers’ Charity, and formerly The Hair and Beauty Benevolent.  Established in 1853, the charity was established to support hair and beauty professionals who have been affected by illness, disability, bereavement or financial hardship.


SkinSapiens is a brand we noticed at the Indie Beauty Expo in October and they launched their products this week.  The company started in Madrid; the founders had worked in the business themselves and wanted to create a product suitable for their newborn baby’s skin.  As well as only using natural ingredients, the company are committed to transparency and list every single ingredient on their packaging in descending order.  Their mission is to make skin care products with as few ingredients as possible and without a negative effect on the environment.  To that end they are proud to be part of 1% for the Planet – a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions.  Products are available from 21 January from skinsapiens.  The range includes facial cleansing gel (£7), lipbalm (£7) face cream (£12) and baby lotion (£14).


Showcase Beauty, the home of independent, cruelty-free, independent beauty brands, is offering 20% off all vegan products on the site for the month of January.  It includes the likes of Neom, Jane Scrivner, Evolve Beauty, Science of Skin, Memi, New CID and Vita Liberata.  Make sure you snap up some bargains while there’s still time!






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