Hot off the Press

May 15th, 2020

May 15th, 2020

NUDESTIX has extended their cult favourite Nudies All Over Face Colours (£28 each) range for the summer, giving more options to your no-makeup look.  Two of the new shades were created in partnership with celebrity Makeup Artist Jose Corella, whose clients include Keke Palmer, Sofia Richie, Kehlani and Vanessa Hudgens.  Known for his dewy, golden and effortless makeup style, it is no surprise that his shades were created to naturally enhance the skin.  Teracotta Tan is a warm bronze that will give your skin that faux glow.  Wear on eyes, lips and cheek for the ultimate and easiest warm monochrome look.  Bubbly Bébé is a universal champagne glow. With its sheer texture, this can be worn on a huge array of skin tones for a natural lit-from-within dew.  Available exclusively from cultbeauty.


The newest skincare brand on the beauty block that started a skin-loving, imperfection-embracing movement, Skin Proud, has hit the beauty world by storm since its launch last month.  In the first 24 hours on sale at ASOS, one Skin Proud product sold every 7 minutes, showing a major skincare routine is still front of mind, even during lockdown.  Skin Proud expertly blends together science-led ingredients and powerful natural extracts to treat your skin without any hidden formulas or ingredients, whilst being 100% vegan and cruelty free, for happy and healthy skin you’ll wear with pride.  With prices starting at just £7.95, available exclusively at asos.


Home pampering during lockdown doesn’t just have to be for women, Skinbuddy have launched a 2-in-1 Sheet Mask designed specifically for bearded men (but it’s suitable for men without beards too) (£23.50 for 5 masks) fitting the face and neck.  It includes ingredients specifically for men’s unique skin, and is sized to fit larger male features, as well as having a detachable strip for men with beards.  Available from skinbuddy – currently on offer with buy one get one free with free shipping.


ZO Skin Health has launched ZO Skin Health Sunscreen + Powder SPF 30 (£54) offering free-radical, blue light and environmental protection, it is a sunscreen which is barely detectable on the skin, and is perfect for on-the-go sunscreen touch-up to achieve an oil-free complexion.  As well as having triple-spectrum protection against UV rays, it also adds a touch of luminosity for instant complexion perfection.  Infused with colour-enhancing pigments, it has been designed to maintain hydration, absorb surface oil to minimise shine and provide buildable coverage for an even complexion.  Available in three universal shades; light with a cool undertone to neutralise redness and irritation; medium for a natural look or sheer base; and deep for warmth and definition, the warm undertone contours the face for a more bronzed look.  Available from zoskinhealth.


No Mo-Stache have launched their No Mo-Unibrow Wax Kits (£13.20) in the UK.  Designed for those stubborn unibrows, this is a portable brow wax kit with 24 individual double-sided wax strips that you can use for the brows or anywhere on your face.  Each kit comes with mini tweezers and soothing aloe cream for touch-ups anywhere on the go or at home for self-care.  The wax itself is hypoallergenic and the kit is housed in sleek, chic, super slim packaging that fits right in your pocket.  Available exclusively at cultbeauty.


For summer ready, silky, soft skin look no further than Emulsion’s unfragranced Body Cream (£18).  With a beautiful whipped texture that absorbs into the skin like a dream and skin-loving, nourishing ingredients, such as Sunflower, Grapeseed, Coconut, Jojoba oils, Vitamin E and Aloe Vera, it is suitable for all skin types and will leave skin feeling hydrated and deeply moisturised.  For added moisture, mix into your hands with Emulsion’s beautiful Essential Oil Blend- Green Giant (£10). With Sandalwood, Ho Wood, Tea Tree, Mandarin and Chamomile, this essential blend makes the perfect companion for total skin nourishment!  Available from emulsion.


Laboratoire SVR Topialyse range is specially dedicated to tackling very dry, irritated, atopy-prone skin – helping to restore the natural skin barrier and reduce any itching and irritation.  Suitable for the whole family including young children and babies.  Products include: SVR Topialyse Barrier Crème (£8.00) a nourishing barrier cream for hands, face and body to protect against daily aggressions (stress, manual work, household tasks). Instantly soothes itching. Packed full of nutrients including, Omega 3, 6 & 9, the nourishing texture has an invisible, non-greasy, non-sticky finish.  SVR Topialyse Hand Cream (£5.00) immediately nourishes and regenerates the driest, most damaged hands. The unique blend of Shea Butter, Omega Oil and Camelina Oil creates a velvety formula that melts into the skin.  Available from uk.labo-svr, lookfantastic, feelunique and beautyexpert.


Green People have launched a new, limited-edition, fragrance-free Everyday Hand Wash (£10) and Hand Cream (£15), free from fragrance and unnecessary extras, just natural ingredients to keep hands clean, soft and germ free.  Enriched with organic aloe vera to nourish and nurture these are designed for frequent use throughout the day, in long-lasting large bottles.  Organic and vegan-friendly.  Available exclusively from greenpeople.


Independent skincare brand NAYA have just launched their new Antioxidant Defence Booster (£45); a powerhouse of antioxidants to brighten and repair the skin for a youthful glow.  This topical powder is designed to blend in with your serum for a supercharged skincare regime.   NAYA has teamed up with Climate Partner exclusively for the launch. The partnership will enable NAYA to develop products in a climate-neutral way to offset C02 emissions. The brand will support carbon offset projects which are certified according to international standards, and in line with the Sustainable Development Goals set by United Nations.  Essential oil, silicone and fragrance free. Vegan and cruelty-free. 100% non-GMO. Available from nayaglow.


Jao Refresher Hand Sanitiser (£12.50) is a highly effective antibacterial and disinfectant hand gel that kills germs and freshens hands with ethyl alcohol (less drying) and a bespoke blend of antiseptic essential oils, containing Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Geranium, and Sage.  As well as keeping hands germ-free and preventing the spreading of bacteria and viruses, it can also be used as a face toner, deodorant and to zap zits!  Made with 65% Natural Ethyl Alcohol, derived from corn, it kills germs safely using no bacteriostats that weaken over time and can grow resistant germs. Jao does not use Benzalkonium Chloride or Triclosan, which are bad for humans and the environment, and are known marine pollutants.  Now back in stock at themakeuparmoury.


Industry news


Delamar Academy is part of the BAFTA scholarship programme for 2020-21. Their 1 Year Cert HE Professional Design Make-up Course is eligible for the BAFTA scholarship initiative. For students who wish to train with them in September the application deadline is Tuesday 2 June, 5pm.  The BAFTA UK scholarship programme is open to British citizens in need of financial assistance to take a film/TV industry related course in the UK.  Each BAFTA Scholar receives up to £12,000 towards their annual course fees, as well as mentoring support from a BAFTA member, plus free access to BAFTA events around the UK.  This is such a prestigious scholarship for any training make-up artist to receive, so it is great news that Delamar are part of the BAFTA scholarship programme.  You can apply here.


Don’t forget to enter The Makeup Armoury’s competition to fundraise for NHS Charities Together.  If you donate £5 or more you could win a prize worth over £2,000.  Just make a donation via their justgiving page, making sure you leave your name and contact details and then keep an eye on their Instagram where the winner will be announced on 18th May, chosen by random generator.  Contributors to the prize haul include: Louise Constad, Parian Spirit, Neill Gorton’s Prosthetics Magazine, Pigs Might Fly, MonsterFX, Bluebird, Tilt Makeup, Titanic FX, Tattooed Now! Beauty Blender, Kryolan, Ben Nye, Zuca, Royal & Langnickel, Bdellium, Glynn Mckay, Vermillion and Samas Cases.


Green People has joined the Blue Light Card discount programme and is offering card holders a 25% discount on Green People products.  In addition, from 1st to 31st May 2020, Green People will be donating £1.00 from the sale of selected products to NHS Charities Together to support the incredible work of our NHS front line workers. The full list of products included in the campaign can be found here.  They are also supporting several local hospital foundations (University Hospitals London, East Surrey Hospital and Brighton and Sussex University Hospital group) with product for their teams and patients and will be supplying the London Ambulance Service with a selection of 30ml products for use in their depot, as well as setting aside 5,700 samples of the new Everyday Hand Creams for a local hospital ‘Thank You NHS’ kit.


Kent-based global corporation, Church & Dwight who manufacture brands such as Batiste, Nair, Femfresh, Spinbrush and Arm & Hammer, are supporting their local community during the current situation.  So far they have donated 20,000 bottles of hand sanitiser, along with 30,000 units of their brands to local hospitals and care homes.  They have also distributed personal care products to 3 acute hospitals in East Kent, the South East Coast Ambulance Service and the Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust.  In addition they have donated products to NHS London hospitals including, UCLH, Charing Cross Hospital, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and Kings.



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