Hot off the Press

April 24th, 2020

April 24th, 2020

Allied FX (previously Bluebird FX and AFX) have launched Sideshow.  A whole new range of palettes, designed for use by the cosplayer to the professional make-up artist (and everyone in between).  The alcohol activated palettes (£36) come in seven varieties. Chose from Dead or Alive, Gothic, Gore, Rogue, Dark Ride, Bruiser and Body Art.  Grab yours today from themakeuparmoury.

Nudestix are launching a shade extension to their number-one selling product All Over Face Colour.  The new beachy and peachy shades of Nudies Matte Blush, Bronze and Glow (£28 each) were created and inspired by the ultimate golden hour glow and the sun-drenched bronzy sheen of summer.  Each multi-tasking shade can be used on eyes, cheeks and lips to fake the ultimate island complexion.  The two new shades in matte blush, two in bronze and one in glow will be available from May at selfridges and cultbeauty.

Diego dalla Palma’s Spring Summer 2020 Collection launches at the end of this month, inspired by Paris, the city of art.  This gorgeous collection features a wide array of products for a full face look.  Offering bright lips, shimmery lids and a flawless complexion, for the ultimate fresh-faced glam.  The collection comprises:

UV Daily Primer SPF 50+ (£23.50) an illuminating, multi-action primer that evens out the complexion and gives a radiant appearance whilst protecting the skin from external pollutants.  Cream Compact Foundation SPF30 (£27.50) a cream compact foundation with SPF for flawless, smooth skin that is protected 365 days a year even in the city.  The gorgeous creamy texture blends seamlessly with the skin making it even and concealing all imperfections.  Bonne Mine Duo Skin Perfector (£29.00) a sophisticated duo of finely milled, buttery powders for the face.  Featuring a universal bronzer, ideal to sculpt and warm up the complexion and a strawberry coloured blush to create a perfect healthy glow effect on the cheeks.  The Eyeliner (£15.50) two classic eyeliner shades in black and brown, reformulated with a matte finish and 24h wear.  The carefully designed applicator guarantees precise and easy application for an intense, graphic liner.

Long Wearing Magnetic Liquid Eyeshadow (£16.00) a stunning liquid eyeshadow with a water-resistant, long-lasting metallic finish. Featuring a doe foot applicator, it offers a fine layer of colour on the eyelids, without weighing them down. Once dry, it gives the appearance of full, vibrant and radiant colour. Available in two universal shades.  Moulin Rouge Matt Lipstick (£16.00) an elegant lipstick with an ultra-comfortable matte texture offering full colour in a single coat.  Formulated with mango butter, lips are moisturised and protected throughout the day.  Available in three stand out shades, inspired by the vibrant colours worn by the “Bluebell Girls” of the Moulin Rouge in Paris.  L’art De Triomphe Lipstick Palette (£29.00) four universally flattering lipsticks shades, featuring matte, satin and luminous finishes.  The practical, compact palette is perfect for any makeup bag to always have the right lip shade within easy reach. Including a practical brush with double bristles for precise and easy application.  The range is available from lookfantastic and diegodallapalma.


Artis have recently launched a nifty £8 portable brush cleaning pad (£21), which sits alongside the rest of their cleaning collection.  Featuring a removable antimicrobial-treated microfibre cloth which grabs and removes make up product residue from brush fibres.  The cloth can be used dry to remove powder products or with Artis Brush Cleansing Foam (£21) to clean and sanitise brushes.  Available from artisbrush.


Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo (£20) is the perfect waterless wash for hair that needs reviving between wash days.  The talc-free formula uses rice starch to absorb oil, leaving no white residue.  Available from beautybay and birchbox.


Toppik Hair Building Fibers (£19.95) is the ideal solution for troublesome hairlines and thinning crowns, creating the appearance of thicker, fuller hair in an instant.  Made of natural keratin protein that has a strong static charge, Toppik hair fibres bind electrostatically to the existing hair to create volume, depth and a seamless finish.   Available in five shades, there is a match for everyone.  Available from toppik and boots.


SVR have launched a new Masque [C] (£30).  The smoothing, micro-peeling foam mask contains the highest concentration of stabilized Vitamin C at 25%.  Easy to apply, the mousse formula melts into the skin and after just 15 minutes the results are visible.  The complexion is more even, signs of fatigue reduced and skin appears illuminated, regenerated, toned and hydrated.  Available from uk.labo-svr, lookfantastic, feelunique and beautyexpert.


Banobagi, one of South Korea’s most trusted beauty brands, have launched their bestselling face masks in the UK.  Developed by dermatologists with over 20 years of clinical experience, they only include active ingredients that have a significant effect on the skin, including liposomized vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B7, B9, C and E and are free of parabens and alcohol.  The range includes Vita Genic Jelly Masks (£3.50) formulated with natural extracts for the most common skin complaints.  The masks are non-slip and ensure the formula is deeply absorbed, without leaving a sticky residue.  Chose from lifting, hydrating, relaxing, brightening, pore-tightening, vitalising and cica.  Vita Cocktail Foil Masks (£4.50) have anti-wrinkle and enhanced brightening qualities.  The foil masks have separate upper and lower sections, with a cotton lining to prevent the evaporation of the product and to increase the penetrative effect.  Chose from aqua, age and brightening.  All available from glamtouch.

Soleil Toujours Hydra Volume Lip Masque SPF15 (£18), offers the ultimate in lip luxury.  Envelop lips with modern moisture barriers that protect the most delicate skin, all while stimulating collagen and creating suppleness and fullness.  Formulated with 100% mineral SPF, organic oils and anti-aging peptides, this non sticky lip masque is the perfect solution to treat, volumise and shield.  Available in six neutral shades that are perfect for spring and suitable for all skin tones.  All Soleil Toujours products are 100% coral reef safe and all of Soleil Toujours operations run at a net zero carbon footprint.  Available from spacenk, netaporter, beautybay and cultbeauty

SVR’s Sebiaclear range can help stressed-out skin.  The formulas contain a powerful duo of anti-blemish active ingredients; Gluconolactone – a potent anti-flammatory agent, and Niacinamide – with antibacterial and sebum-regulating properties.  The range includes:  Sebiaclear Serum (£25): Contains 27% active ingredients with a formula that works in three distinct ways- anti-blemish, anti-age, anti-pollution.  Sebiaclear Micellar Water (£15) mattifing and purifying cleansing water.  Sebiaclear Gentle Foaming Gel Cleanser (£15) purifying and exfoliating soap-free cleanser.  Sebiaclear Mat + Pores (£14) corrects pores, moisturises and mattifies the skin, works as an excellent makeup base.  Sebiaclear Cicapeel (£10) Invisible spot treatment gel.  Available from uk.labo-svr, lookfantastic, feelunique and beautyexpert.

Keratin Complex Timeless Color® Fade-Defy Shampoo (£25) and Conditioner (£28) provide a great aftercare regime for colour-treated hair, protecting against fading and environmental aggressors.  UV absorbers protect hair from the dulling effects of the sun and keratin conditions the hair while reinforcing its natural protective barrier against colour loss.  Provitamin B5 hydrates and provides antioxidant protection.  Available from beautyrebel.


Industry news

Leading creative, design & digital agency Blowmedia have announced the launch of an innovative new e-commerce tool to support aesthetic businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. Introducing SkopBot, the first-ever automated sales bot designed specifically for aesthetic clinics with no existing e-commerce functions.

E-commerce has become a vital lifeline for businesses during COVID – enabling them to switch to online sales to keep revenue going. However, a full e-commerce website setup usually costs around £3-4K, which has previously been out of reach for many clinics. With this challenge in mind, leading digital design agency Blowmedia created SkopBot (standing for Skin Shop Bot) – a fast, cost-effective and creative solution for clinics struggling with cash flow.  To enquire about getting SkopBot for your clinic, please contact Tracey at Blowmedia.






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