Hot off the Press

March 27th, 2020

March 27th, 2020

The NHS needs safety equipment such as masks, gloves and hand sanitiser.  Schools, colleges, universities and businesses may have stocks that they can’t use during the shutdown.  If you have anything you could donate please contact Norman Tenray on 07775 621005 or and he can co-ordinate this.  You may already have seen his efforts featured on BBC north west news.

Nudestix have launched a new Sun & Sea Nude Beach Kit (£75).  Known for their nude makeup, this curated kit is inspired by the shades of the sea to give a golden goddess glow.  With shades ranging from shimmering corals to sun-drenched bronzes and an unexpected ocean blue, this kit goes from barely-there bronze to editorial bold looks.  With seven new and exclusive shades of Magnetic Luminous Eye Colours and two Gel Colour Lip + Cheek Balms.  Launching in April, available from cultbeauty and Selfridges.

The Eyelash Emporium have launched two new products.  Feature Length Nourishing Mascara (£10.00) (Only suitable for those with lash extensions) specially formulated for use with classic eyelash extensions.  Designed to thicken, fill and nourish lashes, it gives a show-stopping shine.  Created with a pointed tip, it will fill in gaps between lashes without damaging the adhesive bond.  Ideal at the moment when you can’t get to your infill appointment.

Stunt Double Lash Growth Serum (£10.99) (Suitable for natural lashes and lash extensions).  Packed with lash boosting peptides, this is clinically proven to enhance lash density by up to 79%.  It contains a complex blend of conditioning actives and multi-vitamins to create strong and healthy lashes. This product has also been formulated for use with eyelash extensions, so you can use it with or without your extensions in.  Available now at eyelashemporium and Superdrug.


Too Faced’s new Peach Perfect Instant Coverage Concealer (£18) is a medium to full coverage creamy concealer.  Buildable coverage with a lightweight feel it seamlessly blends into skin for photo-friendly, long-wearing, crease-free coverage in a portable jar.  Infused with peach and sweet fig milk with a sweet peach scent.  Available in 18 shades.  Use with the new Mr Cover Up Concealer Brush (£18.50).  The densely-tapered tip and cruelty-free bristles are just right for applying and blending concealers.  Available from toofaced and from 3rd April in Boots, Debenhams and Selfridges.

Medik8 have just launched Illuminating Eye Balm (£32) a mineral tint that bounces light away from dark circles while natural extracts and hydrating ingredients improve the look of the under-eye area long-term.  Hyaluronic acid and glycerin help hydrate while cucumber extract revitalises and refreshes and red algae extract reduces fluid retention and puffiness.  Ideal for everyday lightweight and natural coverage and blends seamlessly into all skin tones.  Available from medik8 and clinics nationwide.


Algenist’s Splash Range is infused with electrolytes to help skin retain lost moisture and feel refreshed.  Splash Absolute Hydration Sleeping Pack (£44) – an overnight sleep mask that works to restore hydration levels while you sleep targeting signs of dehydration, fine lines and wrinkles.  Splash Absolute Hydration Emulsion (£52) – an ultra-hydrating moisturiser enriched with a nourishing blend of Alguronic Acid and Algalyte Complex, the water-gel formula absorbs quickly and offers skin an essential veil of moisture.  Available from Space NK, and lookfantastic.


Amanda Harrington’s New Skin Face Advanced Glycolic Facial Pads (£18) is a do-it-all product which improves the skin’s texture to reveal a brighter and more luminous complexion.  Formulated with bioglycolic, fruit acids and aloe vera New Skin Face can target a myriad of skin concerns such as dullness, breakouts and hyper-pigmentation.  Promoting rapid exfoliation to combat dull-looking skin, the pads create a perfectly cleansed canvas and allow moisturisers to penetrate more deeply and work more effectively.  Ideal for either gender, these will erase unwanted and leftover tan as well as stubborn makeup.  Gentle enough to be used 3-4 times a week and are biodegradable.  Available from amandaharrington and Harvey Nichols nationwide.



Ditch the cord – just charge and go, with GoStyler (£99.99) the world’s first cordless blow dryer.  For premium salon quality styling and drying the performance of the GoStyler is second to none, in its heat, output and efficiency.  The GoStyler offers 78 minutes (cool), 35 minutes (low heat) and 16 minutes (high heat) usage time thanks to the Lithium ion battery which provides outstanding performance for longer life.  The LED indicator ensures you are fully aware of how much time you have remaining before recharge is necessary as charging takes an estimated 2-3 hours.  Available from BuyGoStyler.


Industry news

Due to the growing situation in the UK, the Hair and Beauty Charity is already seeing a huge increase in phone calls and requests for help from hair and beauty hair professionals.  They will give priority to households where only one adult (working within the industry) provides the only income to the household (e.g. if you live with your partner who will still receive an ‘employed wage’, priority will be given to single parent families whose only income is dependent on their hair/beauty industry wage).  Their usual eligibility criteria apply and you can find this and their full statement on the current situation here.

It is most definitely going to be tough for our industry, as a charity they will need urgent help to raise even more funds to help those who will need it most in the coming months.  If there’s any way you can support the charity financially please consider donating, the easiest way is via their justgiving page.


Zelens, the skin care range developed by Dr Marko Lens, was used backstage at Paris Fashion Week AW20 for Joseph by facialist Caroline Hirons.  The five-step regime gave smooth “glass skin” in just 10 minutes.

Remove makeup and impurities with Z Pure Cleansing Liquid Balm (£50).  Blot and then smooth PHA+Bio Peel Resurfacing Facial Pads (£65) over the face to re-texturise and brighten.  Mist Z Balance Prebiotic & Probiotic Facial Mist (£48) lightly over skin to balance out and rehydrate skin.  Tap a grain of rice sized amount of Triple Action Advanced Eye Cream (£80) around the eye socket to reduce dark circles, puffiness and to tighten the eye area.  Finally spread Stem Complex Rejuvenating Overnight Treatment (£190) mixed with 3 drops of Z Hyaluron Hyaluronic Acid Complex Serum Drops (£55) all over the face.  Massage into skin to lift the jaw line, plump and hydrate skin.  Available from zelens.


Batiste is proud to announce its partnership with LGBT Foundation; a charity supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities.  Batiste pledges a donation of £30,000 from product sales to support the LGBT Foundation in the wide range of programmes they offer its community; supporting over 40,000 people every year.   Both LGBT Foundation and Batiste believe in a fair, safe and equal society where all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people can achieve their full potential.  The charity operates a number of schemes and programs to support the community including Night Time and Event Safety, Health Care Quality Assurance, Befriending Women’s Program and its Helpline which marks its 45th anniversary this year.  Batiste having just launched its limited-edition fragrance, Love is Love (£2.99), exclusively at Superdrug, continuously champions individuality and living life to the full. The stand-out can design has removed all gender led how-to directions on the back of the pack.

Through 2020 Batiste and LGBT Foundation will work together; sharing values to engage and include its communities.  Batiste is committed to supporting the charity in its action to change lives and create a long-term impact though its incredible work.




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