Hot off the Press

March 13th, 2020

March 13th, 2020

Ensure your client has the perfect base with Too Faced’s new Primed + Poreless range.  Banishing and Blurring Face Primer (£26) creates a smooth, airbrushed canvas for seamless makeup application and gives the look of perfect skin with or without makeup.  Formulated with hyaluronic acid, gentle retinol, vitamin C and vitamin E it instantly reduces shine, blurs imperfections, smooths texture and banishes pores.  A soft beige formula with no colour payoff.  Silky, lightweight and non-greasy.  Invisible Texture Smoothing Face Powder (£26) banishes the appearance of pores while absorbing oil, refining texture and achieving a soft-focus effect for a smooth-as-silk appearance.  The silky powder helps protect skin from damaging pollution, blue light and UV-induced pigmentation.  The pressed powder is perfect for touch-ups during the day.  Both available from 26th March from toofaced and from 3rd April at asos, cultbeauty, lookfantastic, Debenhams, Boots, Selfridges and John Lewis.


Axiology, the vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics brand, has launched onto ASOS.  With this new stockist also comes new shades to the UK, including lipsticks and lip crayon in a variety of colour pay-offs.  Axiology is 100% vegan, natural, palm oil free, cruelty-free and sweatshop-free.  Boxes made from recycled waste and proceeds help save orangutans.  The range is made up of 36 moisturising colours, ranging in texture from light and sheer to rich and creamy.  The reformulated Rich Cream (£24) lip colours have 3x the pigment and only 10 ingredients.  Available from asos.


Skin in Motion is an exercise friendly skin and makeup brand creating products you can wear while exercising.  Sport England revealed that 75% of women are put off exercise for fear of being judged over their appearance, so this could be the answer to those concerns.  Their gym kit essentials include:  Work It tinted moisturiser (£25) comes in three shades, meaning pores can perspire safely and breathe with no worry of becoming clogged.  Lift It waterproof mascara (£20) will stay perfectly in place rather than running down your face.  Dermatologists recommend a clean face, for sweat to rid the skin of toxins, but Skin In Motion MUA Gia says our brand gives you the tools to cleanse properly following a work-out, if you are using gym specific products, and being diligent with cleansing, make-up in the gym is not a problem.  The Clear It wipes (£16) dissolve sweat after workouts and the Cool It spray (£20) calms redness, while deeply cleansing, hydrating and calming skin.  Available from skininmotion.

Brand leaders in professional beauty, Salon System have just launched the new RefectoCil Browista Toolkit and Browista Palette.  Salon System are the exclusive UK and Ireland distributors of RefectoCil.  The Browista Toolkit (£15+vat) offers lash and brow styling experts the ideal tools for a quick and precise application with this 4 in 1 expert kit which includes: x1 spoolie with wide brush, x1 spoolie with small brush and x2 application dishes.  The spoolie is perfect for brushing through brows and lashes before, between or after application.
The wider brush is ideal for covering the lashes with tint and the smaller brush is for precise work on brows.

The Browista Palette (£9.95+vat) fits on the back of every hand, suitable for right and left handers.  With two sections for eyelash and eyebrow tint that can be mixed simultaneously. The integrated marking on the palette guarantees the ideal mixing ratio, and is also practical, easy to clean and chemical resistant.  Both available from professional beauty wholesalers nationwide.

Barry M have added four new shades to their Green Origin high performance nail paint (£3.99).  Salt Lake, Lilac Orchard, Cranberry and Charcoal bring the number of shades to 12.  Made with 70% certified natural ingredients including potato, corn and wheat, Green Origin delivers the high shine finish and long lasting wear of a traditional nail paint from a new environmentally sensitive, low-chemical formulation.  Available now from barrym, in Superdrug from 25th March and selected Boots stores from 8th April.

Crystal Clear Soothing Cleansing Gel (£31.99) is perfect for all skin types.  Soap free, it leaves no residue, negating the need for toner.  Super gentle, it removes even the toughest of makeup.  Formulated with mineral salts, amino acids, cucumber extract and a polycol moisturising complex.  Cruelty-free and paraben-free. Available from crystalclear.

UK self-tanning brand Lusso Tan produce great prep products as well as tanners.  The Lusso Tan Bath Bomb (£8.50) will ensure that all your old tan has been removed before applying a fresh one.    Relax in a bath for 15 minutes and see your tan dissolve before your eyes.  Filled with skin-loving essential oils, the longer you soak the more your skin benefits.  The Lusso Tan Perfect Primer (£14.50) will keep your skin hydrated and in tip top condition, whether tanned or not.   Provides plump, more radiant skin that is perfect for tanning.  All the products in the range have no parabens, or chemicals.  Each product is organic, vegan and cruelty-free as well as being safe to use during pregnancy.  Available from lussotan.


Mothering Sunday in the UK is just around the corner on Sunday 22nd March.  Here are a few ideas if you’re looking for a gift

Bobbi Brown Luxe Shine Intense Lipstick (£28)

Bobbi Brown Luxe Eye Shadow (£27)

Available from bobbibrown, Selfridges and Brown Thomas,


Amanda Harrington’s The Face Set (£65)– a luxury 3-step tanning regime including a tanning primer to prep the skin, a face mist to give a beautiful glow and an angled brush to drive the product into the skin and achieve a natural colour.  Available in 3 shades, from amandaharrington.

Skin Republic is the multi award winning skin care range who provide an extensive variety of rejuvenating sheet masks, which are infused with carefully developed serums to nourish and hydrate the skin.  Each Skin Republic mask is tailored to target different skin concerns such as impurities, blemishes, and dehydration. Hero products include their Hyaluronic + Collagen Face Mask (£4.99), Gold Hydrogel Face Mask (£6.99) and Youthfoil Face Mask (£8.99). Their Foot Peel (£9.99), Collagen Under Eye Patches (£5.99) and range of Hand Masks (£4.90) also remain popular favourites with the brands loyal customer base.  Available from theskinrepubliclookfantastic, and select UK Superdrug stores.


Industry news

Hair extension specialists Great Lengths have re-designed and added to their aftercare range.   The secret to longevity and maintaining excellent quality hair is aftercare and maintenance.  Three new products have been added to the award-winning range.  They have been specially formulated for Great Lengths but will also work with all hair types.  Heat & Care Spray (£15.95) provides a protection film, protecting up to 300°C.  Leaves hair shiny and manageable without loss of moisture.  Leave-In Conditioner (£17.95) suitable for all hair types, working well with curly hair adding vivacity and definition.   Silver Shine Shampoo (£15.95) suitable for blondes and grey hair, ensuring brassy and yellow ones are nurtured and neutralised through violet colour pigments.  Existing damage is repaired and coloured hair is enriched.  Available from greatlengths.


Working with Barry M and makeup artist Anna Lingis, TOWIE’s Pete Wicks is supporting Barry M’s Wildlife campaign which raises funds for the conservation charity, David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.  Although Pete’s not really in the market for eyeshadow (!), his social media following is largely female and it seemed a great and ‘different’ way to support the campaign, marketing the eye shadow palettes (£7.99) and to highlight the plight of the featured creatures – especially Pangolins which many people haven’t heard of.


Last week The Hair & Beauty Charity hosted its annual fundraising ball to 200 guests from across the industry and raised an impressive £9,000 on the night.  The glamorous evening held at Atmosphere 28, Millbank Tower on the embankment, involved networking, runway show, awards, entertainment and fundraising and was hosted by President Samantha Grocutt from Essence PR.  Guest hair artists included Charlie Taylor for Wella Professionals, Charles Worthington for L’Oreal Professional, Tracey Devine-Smith for ASP, and Linnaean Art Team for Goldwell, with nails provided by OPI, lashes from Salon System and makeup from professional salon brand, Delilah Cosmetics.  Charity beneficiaries, hairdresser Katie Barnes and beauty therapist Jodie Keegans also both took to the stage to share their personal experiences on how the charity has been able to support them in their time of need.  More information on the charity and its work available here.

Photo credit @captureconnect






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