Hot off the Press

March 6th, 2020

March 6th, 2020

W7 Cosmetics have released Kiss Kits (£9.95 each) in four fabulous colours, all you need to give your client the perfect pout.  The four kits – Red Alert, Nude Attitude, Bare It All and Mauve Over – each containing Lippy Chic Ultra Crème Lipstick, Mega Matte Lip Liner and Glam Gloss Liquid Colour in complementing shades.  Available from w7cosmetics.

Give your kit a makeover with Iconic London’s 9-piece Complete Face Set (£60) makeup brush set.  Designed specifically to make it easy to apply powder, cream and liquid formulas to the face, getting a flawless application is super simple.  With everything you need to create a complete make up look, these cruelty-free and 100% vegan brushes come in a sleek zip pouch.  The set is made up of large powder, fan brush, foundation buffer, angled contour brush, contour buffer, angled blush brush, fully tapered brush, flat foundation brush and concealer blending brush.  Available from iconiclondon.


The Norvell Venetian Self-Tanning range gives a French Riviera Faux-Glow.  The award-winning formula is infused with VIO-7 violet bronzers to stop orange hues effecting your client’s beach bronzed look.  Create the ultimate healthy golden glow with the added benefits of skin blurring to hide the appearance of blemishes.  Venetian Self-Tanning Mist (£35.99) use the mist for a deeper, darker tan with no hint of orange.  The micro-fine spray creates instant colour for a longer-lasting air-brushed effect tan.  Venetian Gradual Self-Tanner and CC Cream (£24.99) can be used daily to moisturise and hydrate skin, whilst firming and tightening with a brightening effect.  Also enriched with anti-ageing properties working simultaneously to build a gradual sunless tan.  Venetian Self-Tanning Mousse (£25.99) use with a blending mitt, this is infused with aloe vera, green tea and tomato extract for ultra-nourishment.  The range is 100% vegan, paraben, gluten and cruelty free.  Available from norvelltanning.


Grounded have launched a new CBD and Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum (£29.99).  With anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidant effects, the serum works to diminish fine lines and wrinkles as well as counteracting free radical damage.  With added hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, hemp and sunflower oil, this silky serum revives dull skin, regulates oil secretion to prevent breakouts and blocked pores and firms and tightens for a rejuvenated appearance.  Available from hollandandbarrett.


Philip Kingsley’s Body Building Range for fine, limp hair has four lightweight products designed to give heavyweight volume.  The full range includes Philip Kingsley’s best-selling Body Building Weightless Shampoo (£9.50), Body Building Weightless Conditioner (£10.50), and has been expanded to include the brand’s volumising styling products; Maximizer Root Boosting Spray (£18) and Maximizer Strand Plumping Cream (£21).  Each product is layerable, designed to complement one another for a fool proof care and styling regime, guaranteed to add enviable body and bounce.   Available from philipkingsley.


Leighton Denny Expert Nails have six classicly stylish shades from the Walk-In-Wardrobe collection that will help you and your clients stay on trend at the end of the winter season.  Clutch Bag is a copper shade with hints of warm gold and rose gold.  Fedora is a muted purple polish in a rich, warm shade.  Trench Coat is a timeless nude staple shade.  Cashmere Sweater is a must-have pale grey colour.  Kinky Boots is an exotic deep green and tonal blue.  Smoking Jacket is plush berry red to take you from day to evening.  £12 each (trade £6.50) available from leightondennyexpertnails and M&S.


Straightforward skincare brand The INKEY List have just launched six new products, expanding their skincare line.  Retinol Eye Cream (£9.99) gentle enough for the eye area but with hard hitting anti-ageing results, this slow release formula smoothes the under eye and encourages cell turnover.  Apple Cider Vinegar Peel (£14.99) brightening, resurfacing treatment that can be used weekly to provide smoother, more even skin, helping with acne scaring and limiting breakouts.  Oat Cleansing Balm (£9.99) INKEY’s first cleansing balm for sensitive skin.  This all round make up remover and skin soother, melts away make up and impurities, and comforts skin.  15% Vitamin C and EGF (£14.99) powerhouse serum containing signal peptide EGF to refresh the dermis and 15% vitamin C to brighten and protect the skin. Vitamin C in a non-silicone base.  Peptide Moisturiser (£14.99) a rich daily moisturiser containing two peptides, helping to delay the signs of skin ageing.  Vitamin B, C and E Moisturiser (£4.99) a lightweight moisturiser containing vitamins and minerals which are essential for healthy skin. Vitamin B helps to control excess oil, vitamin C brightens skin tone and vitamin E serves as an antioxidant and smooths skin.  Available from cultbeauty.


Saco Supernature Densifying Shampoo (£19) and Conditioner (£20) are perfect for fine and thinning hair.  The shampoo’s superfood formula cleanses both hair and scalp to promote hair growth and leave hair feeling thicker and stronger.  Enriched with amia, biotin and saw palmetto extract to densify the hair, clearing follicles and leaving both hair and scalp refreshed.  The conditioner contains a similar superfood complex to densify the hair whilst lightly nourishing both hair and scalp to promote hair growth and leave hair feeling thicker and stronger.  Available from SACO Salon, 4 Charlotte Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1SE.


Keratin Complex, the global leader and innovator in the smoothing industry, has unveiled a new, transformative product – Keratin Obsessed (£27).  This lightweight all-in-one spray delivers the instant results of Keratin Complex Keratin with 30 other nourishing benefits, formulated with keratin, hydrolysed silk amino acids and coconut oil.  Hair is instantly healthier, stronger, more vibrant and smoother.  When a heat tool is used with this product hair colour revitalises, pops and intensifies, making this unique in the market.  It also eliminates frizz, strengthens and repairs damage, nourishes, softens and moisturises, helps prevent breakage and colour-fade.  The lightweight formula is suitable for all hair types, is paraben-free and safe for colour-treated hair.   Available in salons nationwide and from rebelbeauty.


Industry news

Crystal Clear have launched the new “must have” at home skincare product of 2020 – the Chopstick Facial (£189).   Now celebrating their 25th year, the skincare pioneers are sending the salon home.  The Chopstick device-duo works to lift and firm whilst leaving skin plumper, fresher and dewy looking, with results in just 60 seconds.  The beauty wands are suitable for all skin types and for daily use.  Powered by sonic vibrations there are two pre-set levels – one for the eye area and one for the rest of the face.   Available from crystalclear.


Due to huge demand, DevaCurl the leading, cult US curly hair brand, has just launched in the UK.  Pioneers of the sulphate-free technology within the natural hair movement, DevaCurl was born out of Devachan salon in NYC.  Since then, DevaCurl has revolutionised curly haircare for millions of people – quickly becoming one of the most prestigious curly hair brands in the States, and achieving cult status, as well as a celebrity following. Available exclusively on feelunique, DevaCurl is set to transform the UK curl market.


Swedish skin-tech company Foreo have launched a new power mask, the UFO 2.  With 8 different LED lights to choose from, the UFO 2 is the latest version of the award-winning UFO that launched back in 2018.  The newest generation of UFO exclusively debuts full spectrum LED light, in-app customisable skincare routines and advanced thermo-therapy that delivers heat to skin 5-times faster than the first generation.  Available from 9th March from cultbeauty and foreo.





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