Hot off the Press

May 29th, 2020

May 29th, 2020

The rather fabulous Dominic Paul is launching two new ranges next week.  Liquid Highlighters (£14) are a must have to give you a fabulous glow – this is definitely sunshine in a bottle!  The shimmer pigments glide on easily to transform dull complexions and give lift and radiance.  Use alone for a youthful glow or add to your foundation, primer or moisturiser.  Available in three colours (Phuket – light tone, Koh Samui – medium tone and Bangkok – dark).

Matte Liquid Lipsticks (£12.95) in five colours.  Giving lips a velvety-matte look and long-lasting luscious finish.  Transfer-resistant and easy to apply with the soft-sponge doe-foot applicator.  Finish with gloss for an ultra-glam look.  Both vegan and cruelty-free.  Available exclusively from dominicpaulcosmetics.


Morphe have launched the Free To Be collection, a limited Pride collection designed to inspire people globally to shine their light and create a bolder and brighter future.  With 100% of the collection’s net profits (a minimum of $50,000) being donated to US based charity GLSEN – the collection will support and nurture the high-school experience of LGTBQ+ teens.

The collection features the 10G GLSEN UP Artistry Palette (£18) featuring some incredible, vivid and ultra-bright shimmer and glitter shadows, 6-piece A Better Whirled’ Brush Collection (£26 | £51 VALUE), holographic rainbow shine Shine On Lipgloss (£10) and a sweeter than sweet, limited edition Set To Inspire Continuous Setting Mist (£16).  All available at uk.morphe.

Iconic London have launched a brand new Ultimate Bronzing Powder (£25) that gives a sun-kissed glow all year round.  Available in four matte shades (light, medium, warm and deep) it is made up of a unique, creamy blend that sits comfortably on the skin and skims effortlessly over pores and fine lines, giving a flawless finish.  Use for a sun-kissed finish, all-round warmth or sculpted perfection.  Available from iconiclondoninc.


Barry M X Anna Lingis Eye Foils (£5.99) are multi-dimensional shades that give a mirror-shine finish.  The highly pigmented pearlescent and glimmering formula comes in two shades, copper and heat.  Layer on top of eyeshadow for a more dramatic look, or wear along for an eye-catching glow.  Available from barrym.


Indeed Labs have a new launch this week, Watermelon Melting Balm (£24.99).  This gentle, oil-based cleansing balm melts into the skin.  Formulated with watermelon oil, hemp seed oil as well as vitamin A and vitamin E, this soothing balm deeply conditions the skin leaving it looking bright and healthy whilst removing dirt and makeup.  Bisabolol helps to calm inflamed or irritated skin.  Available from asos.


Mulac have launched three new products to their skincare range.  Cleanse, Purify and Treat is a high performance, vegan skincare line formulated with a powerhouse of ingredients for cleansed, smooth and glowing skin.

MU-BYE Micellar Water (£13) perfectly removes make-up, pollutants, and impurities from the face, eyes and lips in one swipe.  Lychee and pomegranate extracts provide a moisturising and firming effect. It contains no alcohol or fragrance and is safe to use on the most sensitive of skin types with no rinsing needed.

LAC-OFF Biphasic Remover (£10) quickly removes stubborn and waterproof makeup from eyes and lips.  Enriched with jasmine, lavender, and elderberry oils for a detoxing and moisturising effect.  Provitamin B5 works to protect and strengthen lashes.  The vegan formula is free from silicones, alcohol and fragrance and is suitable to use on the most sensitive of eyes.

SPOTTED SOS Anti-Spot Treatment (£13) is an intense treatment against localised skin imperfections.  It visibly reduces the appearance of blackheads, pimples, enlarged pores and other blemishes associated with acne-prone skin.  Containing 3% Niacinamide enhanced with 3% SEBOCLEAR™ for a sebum balancing effect.  The oil free formula absorbs rapidly into the skin and contains no silicones, paraffins or colourings.  Available from mulaccosmetics.

SHANGPREE Marine Energy Eye Mask (£30) brightens and balances the fragile skin surrounding the eye.  This anti-oxidant rich treatment delivers youthful results, fighting dark circles, puffiness, fatigue and wrinkles.  Crafted with a silky hydrogel material to cool and soothe the skin, the eye masks are infused with a potent blend of algae, spirulina and chondrus crispus to protect against environmental stressors.  Sodium Hyaluronate replenishes intense moisture in order to smooth and plump the skin whilst providing a brightening effect, leaving the eye contour firm, clarified and visibly younger-looking.  60 individual mass are included, available from lookfantastic.

Soleil Toujours Extrème Face + Scalp Sunscreen Mist SPF 50 Sport (£34) is perfect for those with an active lifestyle.  The new, organic sport-strength formula stands up to all outdoor activities and is 80 minutes water and sweat resistant.  It provides lightweight, safe, and effective broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.  Packed with antioxidants that calm and hydrate the skin, this formula is the perfect solution to protect the face, scalp and hairline during extreme UV exposure, and can be used to protect your skin everyday, not just on sunny ones.  As with all Soleil Toujours products it is hypoallergenic, gluten-free, cruelty-free, vegan and coral reef safe, with 100% natural fragrance.  Available from beautybay.


Soap & Glory’s Exfoli-Great Scrub Gloves (£4.50) are perfect for exfoliating ahead of applying your fake tan, or scrubbing it off.  Available from boots.


If you’re looking for the perfect lockdown pamper session, look no further than Skin Republic’s great range of face, hand, foot and under eye sheet masks.  Available from £4.99 in Boots, Superdrug and theskinrepublic


Olew is a brand new UK range for curly hair.  The founder created the brand in her kitchen with only £100 and products have sold out six times already.  It’s been dubbed “liquid gold for curls”.  Olew is Welsh for oil, and the products are all chemical-free and created to give women the confidence to wear their curls naturally.  Each ingredient is naturally hydrating and environmentally-friendly.

Original Hair Oil (£13) an all-natural, nourishing and hydrating hair oil.  Vegan and cruelty-free, it is also free from sulfates, parabens or silicones.  Perfect for curly, fine and frizzy hair types.  Formulated with antioxidants to promote healthy, shiny hair.  The multi-tasking oil treats dry, damaged hair, can be used as a scalp treatment and refreshes curls on the go.  It aids growth, repairs heat-damaged hair, smooths and adds brilliant shine.

Curl Cream (£14.50) nourishes and defines curls, minimising frizz.  Formulated with a vegan blend of avocado, jojoba and aloe, the rich, lightweight cream adds moisture restoring curls back to their original curl patter while protecting against sun and atmospheric damage.  Offering gentle control, it will detangle and has anti-static properties while improving the hair’s pliability, maximising body, shine and moisture.

Cleansing Shampoo (£14.50) enriched with a blend of vitamin E, antioxidiants and omega 3 fatty acids to naturally moisturise, nourish and cleanse the scalp.  The blend of avocado, argan and jojoba helps strengthen roots and encourage hair growth.  Vegan and cruelty-free.

Olew Clarifying Conditioner (£15) infused with natural oils and enriched with fatty acids and antioxidants to naturally moisturise dry, damaged hair.  The luxuriant vegan formulation detangles curls and adds shine, transforming thirsty hair to happy, bouncy curls.

All available from olew.


Industry news

The British Beauty Council have released suggested guidelines for the reopening of retail stores, including beauty retailers.  Read it here.

FFØR is a professional line of haircare products formulated for the eco-conscious consumer. Standing for Free From, Original, Real – the brand has been founded due to the growing customer demand for transparent, sustainable haircare and from increased consumer requests for eco-friendly formulas to be used on them in salon.  With over 30 years of experience behind them, FFØR has been developed by a team of industry professionals whose passion is to provide and create consistently high performing and the most sustainable, natural hair products that use ethically sourced ingredients and 100% natural fragrances.  They have three values which influence everything they create: Do Good, Look Good, Feel Good.  Now is the perfect time for stylists and salons to explore new brands and educate themselves on new innovations on sustainability. The team at FFØR are on hand for any questions.  Follow and interact with the brand across all social channels at @fforhair.


The Hairdressing & Beauty Suppliers Association (HBSA) has merged with the Beauty Companies Association (BCA). The merger was effective as of Thursday 14 May.  They will continue to work with other industry bodies to ensure representation when discussions relating to the hair and beauty industry take place with the Government.  When the industry is allowed to reopen, the HBSA will be there to support members with information and advice on how businesses can establish safe distancing protocols in their premises.  They will share best- practice details on the correct equipment that salons should use to create a safe environment for both staff and customers.



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