Hot off the Press

August 7th, 2020

August 7th, 2020

Rouge Bunny Rouge have just launched Velvet Whispers, a new full colour matt lipstick collection (€29 each).  From classic reds and deep berry shades to soft rosy and nude colours, every single shade is designed to feel luxurious and soft on the lips.  Powerful bright pigments create an opaque but oh-so light finish with the first swipe that lasts all day long.  Texturising powders create a wonderful smooth, velvet and absolutely matt finish while physalis angulata extract smoothes fine lines and protects lips against photoaging damage.  Vegan, cruelty-free and free from parabens and fragrance.  Available in 7 shades from rougebunnyrouge.

Iconic London’s best-selling Brow Silk Brush (£20 – with brow silk palette) was spotted in none other than Beyonce’s hand in the video for her new track Mood 4 Eva.  Great news for the UK brand who celebrated their 5th birthday this week.  Having become super popular with beauty loves, celebrities and influencers alike, they launched their new Gold Collection including a limited-edition shade of their Illuminator and Prep-Set-Glow as featured in HotP last month.  All products available from iconiclondoninc.


Feelunique have some great newly released makeup products launching this month; here’s our pick:

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray (£26) this new oil-free lightweight, hydrating setting spray primes and locks for up to 16 hours with no melting, no fading and no creasing.

By Terry Hyaluronic Pressed HydraPowder, (£38) this colourless powder, infused with the skincare benefits of hyaluronic acid, sets makeup, mattifies the complexion and creates the perfect makeup finish, without drying.  Housed in a convenient compact with a puff applicator to use on the go, it invisibly creates a flawless finish and banishes shine.   With a weightless silky texture, the universal colourless shade suits all skin types, tones and ages.

Urban Decay Glowy All Nighter Setting Spray Extra Glow (£26) this bestselling, vegan, long-lasting makeup setting spray that locks in makeup all day is now infused with hyaluronic acid and agave extract providing a hydrating, ultra-glowy finish.

Hourglass Unlocked Instant Extensions Mascara Black (£29) the ultimate formula for when more is more: more definition, more lift and more length to transform lashes with impossibly real results.  Using film-forming technology, it coats each lash in lightweight fibres that lock in place for a high-impact, fanned-out finish and smudge-proof wear.

All available from feelunique.


Whether a gloss fanatic or matte mad, NUDESTIX has the perfect formulas to create effortless makeup looks in minutes.  Their collection of fool proof multi-use products let your client’s natural beauty shine through for an effortless fresh faced look.  Magnetic Luminous Eye Colour (£20) a 4-in-1 eye pencil that can be used as an eyeshadow, an eyelid primer, an eyeliner pencil or a cream highlighter stick, for an all-natural shimmer on the go.  These satin finish eye pencils bring intense colour, precise lining and primed lids that last up to nine hours. Nudies Bloom (£28) a brightening balm that melts naturally into skin to bring a sheer dewiness to your eyes, face and lips.  Available in four gorgeous shades of pink, these makeup sticks are made to suit all skin tones and create a natural flush of dewy colour.  Lip Glace (£24) a moisturising lip gel that acts as both a plumping lip gloss and a natural lip tint.  This collection features natural shades that are packed with lip-plumping peptides, hydrating butters and lip-saving nutrients so that lips look juicy, glossy and moisturised. Available in four gorgeous nude shades and one cherry red.

Magnetic Matte Eye Colour(£20) a 3-in-1 pencil that can be used as an eyeshadow, an lid primer or liner, giving the perfect matte eye makeup look.  These long-wearing eyeshadow sticks provide bold colour, precise lining and primed lids for budge-proof, waterproof wear that lasts up to nine hours.  Nudies Matte (£28) matte, yet soft in texture and rich in pigment, these skin-loving soft cream balms produce a beautiful, natural finish while adding a solar dose of healthy colour.  They melt into skin to look naturally sun-kissed and healthy.  The cream texture softly kisses the skin with a smooth, lightweight and luxurious formula. Available in 11 blush and bronze shades.  Magnetic Plush Paint (£24): k-beauty and multi-tasking all-over-colour meets long-wear performance.  Plush, luxurious soft nudes, in a feather-light, blurring, matte, velvety texture; that is non-drying and long wearing.  Can be worn on lips, cheeks and eyes. Available in 7 shades.

Available from beautybay, cultbeauty, lookfantastic, selfridges and Selfridges stores.


R+Co are about to launch DREAMHOUSE Cold Press Watermelon Wave Spray (£27) in the UK.  Their second product in a limited line in collaboration with hugely popular LA celebrity stylist Ashley Streicher.   This multi-tasking mist moisturises, protects hair from the elements, helps enhance colour and accentuates natural waves; perfect for that beach-ready look.  Formulated with high-performing, lightweight oils and mineral extracts, including cold pressed watermelon seed oil to hydrate and protect from antioxidants; jackfruit extract to help texturise, improve lustre and strengthen strands as well as being rich in vitamin A for antioxidant protection; turmeric root extract to deliver shine and texture while protecting from environmental aggressors and UV damage and red algae extract which is rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids to protect and hydrate.  Available from beautyrebel.


Amanda Harrington has two new self-tanning products: Perfect Face Ultimate Gradual Tan (£33) and Perfect Body Ultimate Gradual Tan (£28).  Formulated to deliver a hybrid of cosmeceutical skincare and sunless tan they will deliver a semi-permanent bronzed glow.  They can be used underneath makeup or for sun luminous bare skin days and will also prime skin ahead of self-tan application.  Perfect Body is a hydrating and tan-extending cream with 2% DHA, giving a light sunless tan and even base.  Formulated with shea butter to hydrate and aloe vera to soothe and heal.  Perfect Face is a dual-purpose formula with 1.5% DHA.  It will improve radiance, blur imperfections and prime the face with a  beautiful base colour.  Made with collagen and avocado oil to improve moisture, replenish and calm along with sweet almond oil, vitamins A and B to plump and firm.  Vitamin E protects from UV damage and Pollustop protects against atmospheric and domestic pollution.   Perfect Face is available now, while Perfect Body launches 10th August both at amandaharrington.


Green People have launched Nordic Roots a new natural and organic skin care concept which draws on Green People founder, Charlotte Vøhtz’s Danish upbringing and her Nordic heritage.  Nordic Roots combines pure, clean and inspirational active ingredients sourced from across the region.  This scent-free, gender neutral range delivers pure, clean and functional skin care.  The collection comprises:  Cranberry Micellar Foam (£19) with make-up dissolving micelles this refreshing cleanser leaves skin clean, calm and comfortable.  Working in perfect harmony with your skin’s natural pH-balance, it leaves the face refreshingly clean, calm and dewy.  Hyaluronic Booster Serum (£27) delivering instant hydration this renewal serum leaves skin deeply nourished, calm and smooth.  Apple Complex Moisturiser (£25) for maximum moisture this soothing moisturiser activates hydration, helping restore, balance and protect the skin barrier.  Marine Facial Oil (£28) collagen boosting to support skin structure, this nutritious elixir firms, hydrates and renews.  Enriched with atlantic seaweed to boost collagen production while firming and renewing the skin.

The Nordic Roots range uses an innovative new sustainable outer packaging solution that incorporates 25% grass, offering a clean carton board that is compostable, biodegradable and 100% recyclable.  Available from greenpeople, independent health stores, ocado and selected Waitrose, Wholefoods, Planet Organic and Revital.


Award-winning Dr. LEVY Switzerland have launched a brand-new Summer skincare set #NoFoundation Summer (CHF 375), created to prepare skin for a foundation free summer and embrace skin’s natural glow.  The Dr. LEVY range aims to regenerate from within, with the belief that by using a combination of products you can achieve instantly beautiful skin.  The new three-product set aims to regenerate, repair, soothe and plump the skin and comprises Dr. LEVY R3 Cell Matrix Mask, Dr. LEVY Intense Stem Cell Serum and Dr. LEVY Intense Stem Cell Décolletage Regenerating Silk.  Available from drlevyswitzerland.


British brand Beautybyinvogue has a range of eyelashes, which come in three different styles Volumes, Glamourise and Naturalise (£3.99 each).  The lash range also features individual lashes and the most recently launched multipack of three lashes in four different styles (£5.99).  The lashes are hand-tied and handmade, plus the glue featured within the packs is also latex-free – perfect for anyone with sensitive skin or eyes.  The multipacks are exclusive to soinvogue, the other styles are also available from amazon and boohoo.


The Makeup Armoury are now stocking Mehron products.  Founded in 1927 in the theater district in New York City, Mehron can be found at the most visually dramatic productions, including fashion shows, photo shoots, theatrical events, movie sets, and hundreds of internet and TV productions.  Made in the USA from high-quality ingredients, the brand is loved by pro-artists for its high-impact, highly pigmented long-wearing cosmetics that consistently perform under the most intense conditions.  Available from themakeuparmoury.


Industry news

Beauty Backed

Skincare Queen, Caroline Hirons took to Instagram to mobilise her army of followers to protect the Beauty industry following the Government’s U-turn on Beauty Salons being able to reopen this week.  Teaming up with The Hair and Beauty Charity who have supported individuals and their families since 1853, she launched the Beauty Backed initiative to raise both funds and support for the reopening of the Beauty industry in its entirety, with a Go Fund Me Fundraiser and a Petition.  So far they have raised over £145,000.  See our article here.


Beauty Guild, the UK’s largest trade body representing over 16,000 beauty, hair, nail and holistic professionals have sent an open letter to the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.  In the letter Beauty Guild Director, Paul Archer asks the Prime Minister to allow beauty salons to reopen fully:

“I am writing to you on the day when beauty salons in England were expecting to welcome back their clients by recommencing popular treatments on the face. Sadly, following your announcement at 12 noon yesterday, they remain restricted to offering a range of services so limited that most salons simply can’t survive. With less than 24 hours’ notice, clients who had treatments booked have had to be cancelled. Loyal and hardworking staff have had to be re-furloughed, or worse, made redundant. Many businesses are facing the real prospect of having to close their doors forever. The industry has now reached breaking point.

We understand the need to control the spread of COVID-19 and to “follow the science” which has been the Government’s mantra throughout this pandemic. In an industry where hygiene and sanitation are exemplary, all beauty therapists understand the need for infection prevention and control. The training and restructuring that salon owners have undertaken to prepare to reopen safely has been second to none. The beauty industry has indeed “followed the science” which is why the glaring inconsistency of allowing pubs to reopen whilst beauty salons have to remain shut is simply ludicrous.

As a Director of the Beauty Guild, the UK’s largest trade body representing over 16,000 beauty professionals, I urge the Government to “follow the science” and allow beauty salons to resume their full range of services as soon as possible under the safe working guidelines.”


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