Hot off the Press

April 10th, 2020

April 10th, 2020

Barry M’s lead MUA Anna Lingis is a launching an exclusive Barry M X Anna Lingis collection.  Self-taught Anna is an Instagram celebrity creating everyday looks and complete transformations.  This is a versatile capsule collection for all skin tones and types for daytime neutral, bold colourful and superglam looks.  Comprising a 16-shade matte and metallic Eyeshadow Palette (£9.99) with each row made up of four complimentary shades that can be blended together; Eye Foils (£5.99) in two multi-dimensional shades, copper and heat for a mirror-shine pearlescent, glimmering finish and a curling and lengthening Mascara (£5.99) for the ultimate false lash flutter.  Available now from barrym.


Cle de Peau have two new lip launches out for spring/summer.  Legend Colour Collection Legend #103 inspired by classic rose red, is one of the brands most iconic colours.  To celebrate its 10th anniversary it is has been launched in a collection with multiple finishes.  Lipstick Cashmere (£50) intensely pigmented with a long-lasting matte finish; Radiant Liquid Rouge Shine (£42) rich colour with a dewy, focused shine; Refined Lip Luminizer (£45) sheer, elegant colour with a luminous finish and Radiant Lip Gloss (£38) dewy glow and sheer luscious colour.

Lip Glorifier (£40) – a hybrid of care and colour, the brand’s best-selling lip tint helps lips feel smooth and supple.  Combining skincare technology with delicate pigment payoff, sensation and aroma the three new shades, each have their own scent and sensation.  Wear alone as a natural-looking tint or enliven colour when layered under lipstick.  This will smooth the appearance of roughness, flaking and dryness.  With continued use it can improve the condition of the lips in two weeks.

Both available from harrods.


Victoria Beckham Beauty has a new addition to the Smoky Eye Brick (£48) range; Silk is made up of four richly pigmented tones ranging from soft champagne to bronze. Infused with a hyaluronic acid powder complex to help smooth the surface of the skin so the shadow glides on for seamless application.  Available from victoriabeckhambeauty and Victoria Beckham Dover Street Store.


Fenty Beauty have launched a new, limited edition shade – cognac candy – a fabulous copper sparkle.  The shade has been added to the Body Lava Body Luminizer (£46) a smooth gel-based body luminiser that leaves skin dewy to the touch and with a high-shine finish.  Think of it as a highlighter for the body.  You can also get this in Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil  (£31) a superfine 3D sparkle for face and body which will give you a diamond dusted, glittery finish.

They’ve also introduced the Match Stix Glow Skinstick (£21) which gives a soft dewy glow to all skintones.  Inspired by the glass skin look it gives a pearly iridescence; a subtle glow without glitter or sparkle.  Available online from boots and harveynichols.


Dear Dahlia Lip Paradise Blooming Lip Balm (£28) will keep lips hydrated throughout the day ensuring lips are nourished and moisturised.  Perfect while in lockdown.  Available from feelunique.

W7 Cosmetics have launched The Brilliantly Fresh Skincare Collection.  Ten fruity-fresh, high quality products to help cleanse, hydrate and nourish delicate skin. Each product has been specially formulated with skin-loving ingredients, at a completely affordable price point.  The range comprises:

Watermelon Wave Hydro-Glow Moisturiser (£6.95) Creamy moisturiser with watermelon extract, hyaluronic acid and vitamin E and a light, fruity scent.  Moisture Quench Face Serum (£6.95) Delicately scented serum with jojoba, hyaluronic acid and fruit complex to re-hydrate skin. Sweet Dreams Overnight Lip Mask (£5.95) Strawberry flavoured lip mask to restore and replenish dry, tired lip with vitamin E, aloe vera and grape seed oil.  Green T-Time Face Toner (£5.95) Gentle, freshly scented facial toner with green tea, cactus and oat extracts.  Dew Over! Hydrating Face Mist (£5.95) Watermelon scented hydrating face mist with watermelon and fruit complex and hyaluronic acid.  Peachy Clean Makeup Remover and Cleansing Balm (£5.95) Peach scented formula to gently remove makeup and impurities on the skin.  Multi-Use Micellar Water (£4.95) Use to cleanse skin and remove makeup, including eye makeup.  Essential Essence Face Serum (£6.95) Pineapple scented serum with collagen, hyaluronic acid and bromelain (pineapple) extract to rejuvenate the skin.  Skin So Bright! Face Serum (£6.95) Watermelon scented serum with collagen, hyaluronic acid and arbutin to penetrate and soften skin. Blueberry Burst Face Cleansing Gel (£5.95) Blueberry scented cleansing wash with blueberry, cactus and oat extracts.  Available now from w7cosmetics.


Algenist have a great ritual to restore dry, damaged hands overnight.   Massage a small amount of Advanced Anti-Ageing Repairing Oil (£65) into each cuticle.  Add a few drops to each hand and gently massage all over for an added boost of nourishment and hydration.  Apply two pumps of Genius Liquid Collagen Hand Cream (£36) to the palms and massage together in a circular motion, spreading the cream to the backs of the hand and each finger so the entire hand is fully coated.  If possible sleep in cotton gloves to ensure the product is locked in.  Wake up to perfectly soft, hydrated and renewed hands.

Both available from spacenk and cultbeauty.


Industry news

Dr PawPaw are giving away two free balms free (excl P&P) to all front-line workers to help soothe sore hands and cracked lips.  They have already given away nearly 30,000 tubes in under two weeks.  If you work on the front line, or know someone who does, you/they can claim here.

Dr PawPaw Original Balm (£6.95) includes their trio of hero ingredients Pawpaw (Papaya fruit) that nourishes the skin, Aloe vera that soothes inflamed and sore areas and Olive Oil that moisturises and restores the skin.  Dr PawPaw SheaButter (£8.95) is 100% natural and as well as the trio of ingredients it has added organic of Shea Butter, a rich source of vitamins A & E that softens and soothes dry and irritated skin and Castor Seed Oil which relieves dry and severely dehydrated skin.

Additionally they’ve launched a new social campaign that shouts out about the real-life heroes that are working each day to keep us safe. They’ve called out for nominations and have received close to 100 already!


Artist to the stars, Dan Pearce, is creating a series of movie poster parodies, sharing government COVID-19 guidelines, with ALL proceeds from their sales going to NHS Charities Together.  The acclaimed mixed media artist’s work is collected by everybody from Anthony Joshua, and 50 Cent, to and Rag N Bone Man and he was named “one of the UK’s most collectable, emerging artists,” by Shortlist.

For each week of the pandemic, Pearce will be reworking a different iconic film poster – from The Exorcist to Quadrophenia – to share the NHS’s messages in fun and light-hearted ways.  Pearce will be selling the signed, A2 prints through for just £75 each, with 100% of proceeds being donated to NHS Charities Together.





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