Hot off the Press

June 26th, 2020

June 26th, 2020

The Morphe x Maddie Ziegler Imagination Collection launched yesterday – a super dreamy, creative wonderland of kaleidoscope hues.  The collection has a 20-pan Artistry Palette, three multi-use Lip & Cheek Kits and a luminous, dewy gloss stick.  Maddie became an overnight internet sensation after appearing in Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ video in May 2014 and has since then amassed a global audience of over 20 million.   Maddie illustrated the front of the palette, along with the imprints to the shadows in the palette itself and the collection embodies Maddie’s dewy, youthful radiance.

The Imagination Artistry Palette (£24) a kaleidoscope of blushing, bronze and brights in matte, metallic and shimmer formulations (with a hint of glitter).  Lip and Cheek Kits (£18 each) with a lightweight, cloud like texture, add a double dose of glam with these quick, easy and effortless lip and cheek duos.  The Wondertint crème blush will add a natural flush of radiance to the cheek, whilst Glaze Dreams gloss gives you instant luscious, full and ultra-glossy lips.  Available in three colour ways.

Dew Bomb Face Gloss Stick (£12) Get your dewiest highlight ever with this super slick face gloss stick. translucent, luminous finish. The lightweight balm melts into the skin and makes lips look and feel super moisturised – an on the go beauty essential.  All available from morphe.


Matte colour gets a Melt-Over with 13 new shades of the beloved Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick (£19).  Melted Matte glides over lips like a gloss but dries to an ultra-matte opaque finish.  Infused with a no-sting plumping filler, Melted Matte ensures colour always looks rich, full, never dry, shrivelled or cracked.  With an angled doe-foot applicator for precise and easy application.  Formulated with avocado, vitamin E and hyaluronic acid to moisturise; lightweight and longwearing.  Available from cultbeauty.


With masks being the ‘new normal’, it’s time to let your eyes do the talking.  You will dazzle with Dear Dahlia’s premium, vegan eye makeup must-haves.  Dear Dahlia Eye Sequins (£25): a long-wearing liquid eyeshadow which boasts a lustrous high-shine and glittery finish.  Available in six wearable shades, this lightweight formula with its innovative whipped texture, glides on effortlessly and quickly locks down for maximum multi-dimensional sparkle with minimal fallout.  This water-based gentle formula is without heavy metal powders or NANO particles which makes it safe for even the most sensitive eyes.  Dear Dahlia Perfect Brow Longwear Sculpting Pencil (£25): with ultimate precision and control, this brow pencil has a flat-angled triangular tip providing the ultimate sculpted brow and allows for easy application to perfectly fill in and define.  The smudge-proof, water-resistant, buildable hard formula applies smooth and delivers a long-lasting natural matte finish.  Available in three shades.  Both available from feelunique.


Amp up your eye look with Barry M Hi Vis Neon Bold Waterproof Eyeliner (£3.99).  Available in six fearless shades to add some sass to your makeup.  The creamy, long-lasting formula glides seamlessley onto eyes for a unique splash of colour . Available now from barrym and Superdrug stores nationwide.


For the last 30 years Cinema Secrets Pro has stood the test of time, studio lights and paparazzi cameras.  Maurice Stein founder and MUA to the stars is accredited to over 200 films, numerous TV shows and over 4,000 commercials.  He designed makeup products to satisfy the needs of the entertainment industry creating an industry coveted pro approved range of tool cleansers.  The Brush Cleaners (from £9.50) can also be used to remove all traces of wax, liquid and powder from spatulas, palettes, metal tools and implements, including the cult favourite vanilla scented blue liquid, and the super handy cleansing tin.  Available from themakeuparmoury.


Nailberry’s multi-award winning luxury L’Oxygéné range (£15 each) has been developed to deliver a healthier manicure with no compromise on colour. Each long-wear, high-shine shade has been formulated to be 12 Free, vegan & gluten free, cruelty free, breathable, moisture permeable and certified Halal.  After the growing success of the brand (with 172% increased sales over the last month) SpaceNK have started to stock Nailberry’s best selling colours and treatments.  Available from spacenk.


nuddy – the brand eradicating unnecessary plastics from our bathrooms – has just introduced the Ultra Volume Blow Dry Bar (£8.95) – a 100% plastic free, planet loving shampoo bar that gives your hair weightless volume in just one wash, making perfecting a ultra-bouncy, head-turning blow dry at home easier than ever before.  The bar has been tested on all hair types – from straight and wavy, to curly and afro – and works perfectly every time, with no waxy residue.  It is also effective in tackling even the most sensitive of eczema, dandruff and psoriasis prone scalps.  The bar’s base is a real innovation– created with natural oils, and then infused with vitamin rich coconut oil and antioxidant filled argan oil, the bar is totally pH balanced and softens and treats the hair with every wash.  It also lasts over twice as long as a regular bottle, with every bar giving you at least 80 washes (that’s just under 9p per wash.)  SLS and paraben free formula, with a peachy-fresh scent.  Available from nuddy.


Soleil Toujours’ ultra-safe formulations ensure that skin is highly protected for fun in the sun.  Gentle enough for children, the formulas are full of skin-loving ingredients and anti-oxidants to nourish and provide long-lasting skincare benefits.  Using mineral sunscreen technology which do not penetrate the skin, they begin protecting immediately after application and are more stable than their chemical counterparts.  Soleil Toujours Extreme UV Mineral SPF45 (£45) this every day mineral SPF is formulated specifically for the face.  Fortified with potent antioxidants, vitamins and minerals it deeply moisturises and nourishes.  Soleil Toujours 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF30 (£36) a luxurious, photostable formula that offers superior and natural 100% mineral UV protection while moisturising and nourishing the skin. Fortified with potent antioxidants, vitamins, and botanicals.  Available from leading retailers including beautybay and spacenk


Mulac have introduced Mu-Bye into their vegan skincare range for the ultimate double cleanse to banish impurities.  MU-BYE Micellar Water (£12) perfectly removes make-up, pollutants, and impurities from the face, eyes and lips.  Lychee and pomegranate extracts provide a moisturising and firming effect. The vegan formula contains no alcohol or fragrance and is safe to use on the most sensitive of skin types with no rinsing needed.   MU-BYE! make-up remover balm (£15) is a melt-in formula that removes make-up, even waterproof mascara, from the face, eyes and lips in just a couple of seconds.  With a butter like texture that instantly melts into the skin, it removes impurities leaving skin soft and supple.  It leaves no oily residue, is easily removed and leaves skin feeling nourished and moisturised.  Monoi de Tahiti nourishes and moisturises the skin deep down, leaving it soft and supple, frangipani and ylang ylang flower butter has a revitalizing, soothing effect, vitamin E works to soothe, protective and fight against free radicals.  Available from mulaccosmetics.


Avon’s new skincare discovery, ProtinolTM, is clinically proven to restore both types of collagen found in healthy skin, helping to mimic the perfect collagen equilibrium found in baby skin – a never seen before result.  It is available in their new Anew Skin Reset Plumping Shots (£18). Used over seven days, these seven potent single-use shots have the maximum concentration of ProtinolTM, restoring seven years of collagen loss in just seven days, for plumper, firmer, looking skin.  The seven-day treatment can be used as a revitalising boost, perfect for special occasions or when skin needs extra care.  For optimum skin quality, use once a month to keep collagen levels boosted and skin looking plump and firm.  Available from avon.


Soap & Glory’s newest release landed this week Your Best Shot Coffee & Oat Scrub (£).  It exfoliates the skin from top-to-toes for a body buffing boost that will leave you looking, feeling and smelling glorious.  Formulated with coffee granules and oats — to exfoliate tired skin and leave it feeling smooth and looking glowing, coffee arabica (coffee) seed oil — known to energise and awaken and scented with Smoothie Star™ fragrance, filled with mouth-watering almonds, sandalwood, maple syrup, vanilla infused milk… and now a kick of coffee.  Available exclusively from boots.


As summer appears to have returned, prep your skin ready to glow with Guava & Gold Paradise Found Shimmering Body Oil (£32).  Ideal for glowing skin all day every day (and great to apply on top of tanned skin or after applying SPF), the gorgeous scents of mandarin, freesia and pear blossom have been infused with exotic jasmine and tuberose and comforting amber and pink cedar to create an opulent perfume.  With macadamia, sweet almond, avocado and coconut oils all blended with delicately glistening golden sparkles, this Shimmer Body Oil will nourish and brighten skin leaving it silky smooth and smelling divine!  Available from guavaandgold.


Chafing season has arrived- protect your skin with Smoovall (£14.99) – the skin contact spray that sells 2 a minute, and is used to prevent soreness and irritation caused by friction. A handy spray that creates a silky-smooth layer over your skin, preventing chafing caused by exercise, sweat or friction from clothes. ​  ​Available from smoovall.


Industry news

British Fashion Council alongside Bag of Ethics™ has partnered with 6 British designers including RIXO, Halpern, Julien Macdonald, Liam Hodges, Mulberry and RAEBURN, to create sustainable, reusable non-medical face coverings.  The campaign ‘Great British Designer Face Coverings: Reusable, for People and Planet’ aims to raise £1 million with 100% of the profits going to charity, split between NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Urgent Appeal, BFC Foundation Fashion Fund and Wings of Hope Children’s Charity.

Ethical supply chain specialists Bags of Ethics™ will manufacture the non-medical face coverings, providing a reusable and sustainable option for the environment with non-single use plastic.  The re-usable face masks will be sold in packs of three for £15 and can be purchased online at britishfashioncouncil, bagsofethics and through partner retailers including Asos, Boots, John Lewis & Partners and Sainsbury’s (in Tu Clothing sections and at till points in selected superstores, convenience stores and online at Tu).


With its high-pigment, waterproof formula that stays put all day for a fade, melt, crack, and run-resistant finish, it’s no wonder that one KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Liner (£18) is sold every 30 seconds around the world.  The superfine and flexible brush tip glides across the lash line for an incredibly fluid and precise application, allowing you to create a variety of looks with ease. Unlike traditional felt tip liners, this brush tip will not fray.

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of their vegan liquid liner loved by millions around the world, Tattoo Liner, KVD Vegan Beauty has forged a new partnership featuring celebrity makeup artist, Daniel Chinchilla.  Daniel is known as the expert hand behind some of the most iconic cat eye makeup looks on stars from Ariana Grande to Betty White

KVD has just launched on and and is now easier to get than ever!



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