Hot off the Press

June 19th, 2020

June 19th, 2020

Skin Illustrator have launched three new palettes. The Character Contours Palette (£92) was created for Bill Corso and is a collection of ten brand new colours in Washes formula.  These are created to be applied for a buildable, more translucent painting style.   Although not as opaque as those traditionally found in the palettes the colours still maintain the same long lasting staying power. This palette is great for natural and subtle character looks.  The Artful Splodger Duo Palette (£58) is a dual-cell On Set palette featuring two new colours:  Freckles and Age Spot.  They are perfect for adding more organic characteristics to a look with freckles or pigmentation.   Age Spot also can be used for darker freckling, in combination with Freckles.  The darker colour is also perfect for adding freckles on to deeper skin tones.   Nova 6 On Set Palette (£77.50) is a set of vibrant Metallic shimmer colours, that paint on translucently and can be built up to be opaque.  They are actually more vibrant and offer more coverage than the colours found in the Alchemy Palette.  They are excellent for beauty makeup, body painting, fantasy, Sci Fi, and cosplay makeup.  Available from themakeuparmoury.


Unleash your creativity with Barry M Hi Vis Neon Pigment Body Paint (£4.99).  Use on face and body for a splash of vivid colour in a bold matte finish that lasts. Available now from barrym and Superdrug stores nationwide.


Nourish London’s new organic and vegan Antioxidant Peptide Mist (£22) can be used to protect, hydrate, refresh and prep the skin.  The luxurious multi-tasking facial mist is scientifically formulated to instantly hydrate, brighten, protect and calm the skin.  Powered with antioxidant turmeric, probiotic minerals and anti-ageing peptides, this invigorating facial mist offers daily skin protection and reinforces the skin’s natural defences against harmful environmental damage, such as pollution and oxidative stress.  It contains hydrating boosting hyaluronic acid and liquorice to help brighten the skin and boost radiance, whilst a soothing blend of essential oils, including petitgrain, geranium and lavender, helps to calm the skin and relax the mind.  Available from nourishskinrange.


Stay protected in the summer sunshine with Soleil Toujours’ gorgeous Organic Sheer Sunscreen Mist (£19 & £32).  With no added oxybenzone or octinoxate and with 70% organic ingredients, the Organic Sheer Sunscreen Mists are safe not only for our bodies but for our oceans too.  Available in SPF30 and SPF50, the mists are antioxidant and rich to nourish and hydrate the skin.  With a lightweight, non-greasy and fast- drying formula that remains water resistant for 80 minutes.  Packaged in a convenient fine mist sprayer, this mist comes in two sizes, perfect to take with you on the go for easy reapplication throughout the day.  Soleil Toujours’ ‘Reef Safe’ operations are at the forefront of the safe sun movement and continue to blaze a path towards formulating the safest products while protecting our marine life, oceans and environment.  Available from leading retailers and etailers nationwide including beautybay, spacenk, cultbeauty, netaporter, Harrods and Selfridges.


Whilst many have taken a vow not to use make-up wipes due to the damage that they cause on the environment – not every wipe is made bad.  California brand Yes To’s family of wipes are completely compostable meaning you can add to your compost bin with zero guilt knowing that they will be completely broken down.  Tomatoes Blemish Clearing (£4) and Grapefruit Rejuvenating Facial Wipes (£4) are now available nationwide at Tesco.


The Eyelash Emporium have a brilliant range of aftercare products for anyone needing to maintain their lash extensions at home during lockdown.  The End At-Home Lash Removal Kit (£9.95) is perfect for when your extensions are coming to the end and it is time to remove those lashes.  The clay extension remover is quick and easy to use at home. Contains 1 stick remover with up to 8 uses and 4 silicone mascara wands.  Aftercare Kit (£19.95) includes a foaming lash cleanser, lash cleansing brush, silicone brush cleansing pad and some cleansing cloths.  Subtitles Collagen Under Eye Mask (£3.95) the pack of two collagen under eye patches help to illuminate dark circles and visibly plump fines lines for revived, nourished and younger looking skin. Infused with powerful vitamins that help to smooth the skin and visibly plump fine lines, to create the perfect make-up base.  With added aloe vera and green tea which help to illuminate dark circles and leave under eyes nourished and bright.   Deleted Scenes Oil Free Make-Up Remover (£7.95) is specifically formulated without oils to cleanse the lid and lashes, removing stubborn make-up from the eye-area without damaging the adhesive bond.  Available in store and online at superdrug.


Soap & Glory’s Speed Plump Miracle Moisture Mask (£4) is an affordable two-piece hydrogel mask is soaked with super moisturisers including hyaluronic acid, rose, peony flower root and safflower plant extracts, formulated to help smooth and hydrate the skin. AND it’s delicately scented with fresh juicy orange and imbued with sweet orange essential oil (renowned for its uplifting and revitalising benefits, science buffs), your skin will plump for joy!  Available from boots.


With no waxing treatments available at the moment (or salons open) what is a girl to do for that much needed bikini wax? No Mo-Bush (£15.99) by No Mo-Stache is the perfect summer self-care product- as these portable wax strips can take care of over grown hair in the bikini area, arms and legs for a smooth and hair free body ready for swimsuit season and sunbathing anywhere!  Available from cultbeauty.


Shiseido’s Vital Perfection series has newly designed packaging inspired by traditional Japanese Raku-ware pottery.  Born from Japanese sensibility, the Keshiki – or ‘landscape’ created when the glaze is fired at certain temperatures – portrays light and shadow using a blue-purple and gold gradient.  This expresses the benefit of the series: the wish to see changes in your skin every day.  The curved surfaces, reminiscent of waves, inspire uplifting feelings each time you pick up the products.  The Vital Perfection range is new proactive skincare for a lifted and tightened look.  Products include Uplifting & Firming Cream Enriched (£100), Uplifting & Firming Cream (£100), Uplfting & Firming Day Emulsion, SPF 30 (£100), Overnight Firming Treatment (£110) and Uplfting & Firming Day Cream, SPF 30 (£100).  Available from shiseido, lookfantastic, feelunique and John Lewis.


Industry news

The Beauty Guild are the biggest UK trade body for the professional beauty industry. They have provided their 16,000 members with a free online training course to help them be ready to safely re-open their beauty and hair salons as soon as Government allow.  Beauty Guild Director, Rebecca Archer says, “Our new Coronavirus Infection Prevention & Control online course has been written specifically for owners of beauty, nail, holistic and hair salons, including home-based and mobile therapists. It explains what COVID-19 is, how it is spread and what practical steps therapists can take to keep themselves and their clients safe when they are allowed to re-open. The course takes hair and beauty business owners through a checklist of the things they need to consider and the possible changes they will need to implement prior to re-opening to the public. A downloadable template is then provided for business owners to create their own Coronavirus Infection Prevention & Control Policy.”  For the latest industry news and advice please follow @beautyguildofficial on Instagram or see


As symbol of Algenist’s commitment to being an accomplice to change, supporting diversity, inclusivity, individuality and equality, the packaging of the fan favourite Genius Liquid Collagen Lip has been updated to a powerful rainbow ombre in honour of Pride.  Advocating for diversity and inclusivity is not a limited moment – Algenist are in it for the long haul. That’s why this update will live beyond the month of Pride, forever as part of the Genius range to hold themselves accountable and to inspire others to join their pledge to be an accomplice to change.  The Genius Liquid Collagen lip (£36) is a vegan treatment to help deliver fuller, smoother-looking lips in 10 days. This unique dual phase lip treatment suspends botanical enhancers and hundreds of beads of Microalgae Oil in collagen water. It visibly smooth lips and improve definition for a more youthful appearance.  Available from cultbeauty, lookfantastic and  spacenk.


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