Hot off the Press

June 12th, 2020

June 12th, 2020

Too Faced have launched Melted Chocolate Matte Eye Shadows (£18) – a liquid lipstick for your eyes.  This innovative 2-in-1 whipped liquid eye shadow formula delivers rich, intense, chocolate-scented matte colour in skin-centric cocoa tones that can be worn alone for an airbrushed finish or as a pigmented primer.  Unique time-releasing formula melts on locking down the shadows for 24 hours of crease-proof, waterproof wear.  Available in 8 shades, the blendable, whipped texture with high pigment load delivers an intense payoff, while vitamin E and cocoa butter condition and nourish the skin.  Available from cultbeauty and John Lewis.


Be bold with Barry M Hi Vis Liquid Eyeliners (£4.99), in a choice of four fearless neon shades for the ultimate defined eye (blue, green, pink and mauve).  The high pigment, liquid formula boasts a tapered brush for perfectly crisp wings in Barry M’s brightest colours yet. Launching 12th June on barrym and 17th June in Superdrug stores nationwide.


YAZMAE Cosmetics has you covered when it comes to perfecting your lash game.  Whether it’s date night, girls’ night or for everyday wear, the 100% vegan lashes, glue and eye lash serum allow you to create your most desired look whilst keeping your real lashes healthy.   The Luxury 3D Faux Mink Lashes (£8.99) are available in six different variations.  Choose Bali for extra fluffiness and wisp, Dubai for extra volume, London for a fuller more glamorous finish, Miami with multiple clusters for a flirty finish, Milan for a subtle yet enhanced depth or Venice for a luxurious, ultra-wispy fuller finish.  Designed with more layers for lightweight, subtle volume, the Luxury 3D Silk Lashes (£7.99) come in three variations.  Bora Bora are extremely soft with a fluffy finish, Monaco adds volume and drama to any look and New York is the most natural lash that offers a subtle glam to your everyday look.

In between wearing your lashes or having eyelash extensions, ensure you care for your real ones by using the 100% Vegan Eye Lash Serum (£14.99).  Specially formulated with Vitamins, Apple Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Panaz Ginseng Extract and Hyaluronic Acid to make short, brittle and sparse lashes longer, thicker and fuller again in less than 25 days.

Available from yazmaecosmetics, amazon and soon launching on missguided.


Warpaint favourite MUA and glamour guru Armand Beasley collaborated with ethical beauty brand Buzzbalm Beauty last year to co-create Pro Body Glow – a 100% natural, high shine nourishing body balm for men and women and essential for any MUA’s kit.  Made in the UK and with 40% organic ingredients as well as a low carbon foot print, the mission was to create something that looked incredible on the skin but also made the skin feel exceptionally smooth.

Armand and Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley are both ambassadors for Special Olympics Great Britain and they have teamed up to create a special code so, for June only, you can try the fabulous balm for £21 instead of the RRP of £29.99.  £1 per tin sold will also be donated to Special Olympics Great Britain.  And if you purchase via Amazon Smile they will also make a donation to the cause.  Use code CATHY4OFF at checkout.


Premium, vegan haircare brand Authentic Beauty Concept has two new hairstyling products that have just launched.   As with all products from the brand they are free from silicones, sulphates (SLS), and artificial colourants.  The brand’s innovative methods include surrounding plant ingredients with ultrasound waves to crush them into concentrates, which is the gentlest way to preserve their benefits. The concentrates are then distilled using steam to extract the true essence of the ingredients in an environmentally friendly way.

Indulging Fluid Oil (£31.50) has been created to suit all hair types, enhancing the hair’s natural beauty with a multitude of benefits.  The special formula, with Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil is a clear, light oil which can be applied onto the hair easily, without feeling greasy. It seals split ends, boosts shine and condition when applying it to damp or dry hair for a high-gloss, smooth finish.

Nymph Salt Spray (£24.90) has been formulated to provide effortless beach waves without drying out the hair.  The non-overburdening salt spray has been infused with sea salt minerals to create beautiful, tousled mermaid texture, without unpleasant stiffness. The spray was used to create the luxe, high end looks for the Aadnevik A/W20 catwalk.

Available from mewiesandcoshop.


Amkiri is the world’s first visual fragrance (£40).  A fragrance and body paint hybrid that creates a multi-sensory experience.  A fine fragrance ‘ink’ which allows you to experience a beautiful scent, visually.  The patented formula is a smooth ink infused with fine fragrance allowing you to unleash your expression. The Original Scent combines cool notes of spearmint with warm, spicy undertones of ginger oil and juniper berry.  Finishing with musk and cedarwood.  The scent & design will last 12+ hours upon application.  The fine fragrance-infused ink is also hypoallergenic, water & sweat resistant, alcohol-free, vegan & cruelty-free, and easy to apply & remove.  Available from thefragranceshop.


Fudge Professional recently celebrated their Restyle Launch, alongside 4 new products.  Curl Revolution Mist (£15.50) weightless enhancement for crunch-free curls.  Gives beautiful definition, natural volume and texture with a healthy- looking shine for guys and girls.  Weather-shield technology delivers all-day frizz control and humidity resistance.  Matte Hed Mouldable (£15.50) gives flexible, medium hold and long-lasting matte finish in a lightweight formula, ideal for finer hair.  Enhanced with climate control shield for all-day humidity protection.  Blow Dry Aqua Primer (£15.50) with heat protection up to 230°C blow dry in for loosely defined texture and hold.  Formulated with hyaluronic acid and weather-shield technology to create a virtual umbrella for the hair.  Aqua Shine Serum (£15.50) ultimate weightless, smoothing, glossing finish for every style.  Weather-shield technology gives all day humidity resistance and frizz control.   Infused with hyaluronic acid and shine-lock technology to envelop each strand and smooth down cuticles for your best ever smoothness and long-lasting shine.

All Fudge Professional aerosol packaging, “toothpaste” tubes and styling pots are fully recyclable and made with recycled plastic.  Available from alanhoward.


Lusso Tan have launched Face & Hand Mist (£16).  A lightweight tan that gives a gorgeous even glow. Helping achieve the perfect tan, the Face & Hand Mist is infused with bronzing water which is packed with vitamins A & E to nourish the skin at the same time, as well as helping to combat fine lines.  Available from lussotan.


Luxury G beauty brand QMS has added to their pionering Epigen Range with their Epigen Detox Cleansing Gel (£38) and ultra-mild, rinse-off cleansing gel that effectively removes dirt and pollution particles from the skin’s surface, cleaning deep into the pores; and Epigen Pollution Defense Day and Night Cream (£110) Intensely hydrating gel-cream that helps to lock-in moisture while defending the skin from pollutants and external aggressors.  Available from qmsmedicosmetics.


Industry news

Known for their high-pigment and long-lasting makeup, KVD Vegan Beauty is making vegan products more accessible than ever, launching on from 10th June.  Celebrating fearless self-expression, and high-performance makeup without compromise for all, KVD Vegan Beauty’s hero products including Tattoo Liner, Go Big or Go Home Mascara and the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks will be available easier than ever.

To commemorate the launch, KVD Vegan Beauty is launching an exclusive kit – the Vegan Beloved Bestsellers Kit.  At £30, this set has an amazing £57 value and features the brand’s cult favourites: mini Tattoo Liner in Trooper Black, mini Go Big Or Go Home Mascara, full size Cake Pencil in Trooper Black and full size Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita II.


From the British Beauty Council:  Jodie Marie Spencer has initiated a petition to include Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) hair and makeup training as mandatory within all recognised industry qualifications. As she states within the petition page, the lack of resource and education in hair, makeup and beauty have gone on for far too long, failing to represent people of all backgrounds. This is continuing to impact the ability of industry professionals as they are ill-equipped to cater their services to everyone.

Despite many professionals taking the initiative to seek out extra courses to equip themselves, it is fair to say that this should not be necessary and all hair textures, skin tones and textures should be covered from the very start of every professional’s career. Equally there is an abundance of teaching talent who are trained and would relish the opportunity to teach these skills under official and recognised qualifications.

To sign, share and follow its progress, head to this page on  Jodie has also released a survey on 8 June to gather further details. It only takes three minutes and all answers are anonymous. You can complete this here.



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