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September 25th, 2020

September 25th, 2020

Warpaint favourites depixym are launching a full kit of their fabulous Cosmetic Emulsions.  All 20 shades come in an aluminium case (£299, a saving of £61 on buying them individually) meaning you can mix, blend and layer together to create an infinite number of colours.  The kit also includes postcards and a booklet.  A great gift for yourself or someone else.  These kits are brilliant for MUAs (and perfect for Hallowe’en) as they are lightweight, multi-use and an MUA favourite; you can literally do anything and everything with them, and they won’t smudge or budge.  Launching Sunday 27th September on depixym.  There are a couple of social giveaways too if you fancy trying, one with Michael Brooks on insta and the other with the gorgeous Celine Bernaerts on youtube.  Be quick though, as they close fairly soon.  There’s also a new giveaway with Wendy Asumadu on editorialblk being announced over the weekend.

Nudestix have just launched their debut vegan NudeFix Cream Concealer (£24) formulated with vegan powered skin loving botanicals.  Using super-gel technology it fills lines and smooths texture.  The soft and flexible formula hugs the skin for long-wearing, water-resistant coverage that will stay put all day.  Formulated with anti-inflammatory sweet berry extract, microbiome-balancing arctium lappa root, hydrating vitamins E and B5 and zinc oxide which protects from blue light.  Available in 13 shades from beautybay, cultbeauty, lookfantastic, selfridges and nudestix.

The Skin Illustrator Smoke Palette (£113.50) is a two-cell collection of Soot and Dark Brun. These colours are perfect for ash and dirtied looks.  The large cells create an incredibly fast and effective method to dirty up an actor or character in large areas at a time.  The colours can be used alone or blended together for your own unique shade.  Available from themakeuparmoury.

W7 Cosmetics extensive range of eyeshadow products is soon to include their newest Soft Hues Pressed Pigment Palettes (£4.99) – a dupe for Huda Beauty Pastel Obsessions Palette.   The W7 Soft Hues collection is a range of 3 palettes of super delicate yet vibrant pastels in a variety of matte and duo-chrome finishes.

The range consists of: Rose Quartz a blend of pinks, lilacs and baby yellows; Aquamarine a vision of crystal clear waters and golden sands and Amethyst a moment of mystic mauves and warm sunset shades.  Available now from w7cosmetics.

Smart Skin is the debut vegan skincare collection from conscious living influencer Niomi Smart.  Born from the need for a skincare brand which is sustainable yet luxurious and affordable, and inspired by a community of strong, empowered women from Niomi’s own audience, Smart Skin enables both our skin and planet to flourish, without compromising on high efficiency formulas.  Made in England, each product is 100% cruelty free and vegan, containing at least 95% natural ingredients. There are no synthetic fragrances and all formulas are completely free of alcohol and toxins. The brand is proud to be COSMOS certified.

The range includes  Golden Jelly (£24) a purifying jelly to oil cleanser formulated with sweet almond oil and orange fruit water to remove all traces of dirt and clogged-up pores, revealing glowing and revitalised skin.  Super C (£32) a protective facial moisturiser packed with fruit botanicals combined with the latest in anti-pollution skincare technology.  This is a lightweight formula soaked with Superox C, known to boost collagen and reduce fine lines.  Miracle Meta Mask (£22) a warming cell regenerative face mask combining the antioxidant and skin-soothing properties of camellia and olive.  Glycolic acid gently exfoliates and brightens, whilst hyaluronic acid helps nourish and hydrate.  Multi V Elixir (£35) a vitamin enriched facial oil loaded with 12 super oils including omega 3 and evening primrose.  Other wonder ingredients including avocado and frankincense are also combined to replenish the skin’s moisture and restore a buoyant glow.  Bamboo Cloths (£8 for two) perfect for use with the Smart Skin cleanser and mask, these organic face cloths are baby soft and made from 100% bamboo fibre.  Ideal for sensitive or allergy-prone skin, they are far less abrasive than muslin cloths due to the minimal chemical processing required to produce them. They are also fully reusable, and at the end of their lives are completely biodegradable.  Launching today, available from mysmartskin.

gradual tan

You can hang on to summer with Amanda Harrington London’s new transitional skincare staples.  Formulated as a hybrid of cosmeceutical skincare and sunless tan they allow you to prolong that summer glow all year long while nourishing the skin. Use underneath makeup, for sun-luminous bare-skin days or to prime skin ahead of self-tan application.  Perfect Body Ultimate Gradual Tan (£28) is a hydrating and tan-extending cream containing innovative mild tanning agents (2% DHA) with light-reflecting particles, creating a subtle deepening of colour.  Formulated with soothing and plumping hyaluronic acid, collagen, and nourishing shea butter, almond oil and aloe vera.  Perfect Face Ultimate Gradual Tan (£23) contains low-level tanning agents (1.5% DHA) and also protects against free-radicals and pollution.  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.  Available from amandaharrington.

Joining Barry M‘s Crystal Rock Textured Nail Paint collection are 3 new glitzy shades for the ultimate mani-glamover (£3.99 each).  The textured finish transforms as it dries for statement crystalized nails.  Apply as you would a regular Nail Paint and watch the formula work its mystic magic – no topcoat required!  Available from barrym and Superdrug stores nationwide.

Indeed Labs have three new products launching next week: Vitamin C Brightening Drops (£19.99) promote the skin’s luminosity, radiance and brightening.  This lightweight, supercharged serum uses Cosmin C504, an encapsulated and non-photosensitive form of active ascorbic acid (vitamin C), volcanic soil, and hyaluronic acid, that work together to improve the appearance of skin tone and hyperpigmentation for brighter, tighter, and overall better-looking skin.  Hydraluron Cleansing Cream (£19.99) is the latest addition to the ever-popular, cult favourite hydraluron family, this cream cleanser is perfect for all skin types.  Gentle but effective, this lightly foaming cream cleanser can be used as a single or double cleanser. Hyaluronic acid teams up with a coconut-derived surfactant, papaya enzymes, and hibiscus flower acids to help keep skin clean, soft and bright.  Nanobronze (£24.99) a tinted bronzing serum that instantly bronzes, blurs and hydrates.  Giant kelp extract protects skin against harmful daily stressors, while cacao (cocoa) seed extract boosts skin’s defences against blue light. These natural extracts are paired with ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin, leaving a full, plump, and glowing complexion. These bronzing drops can be blended with moisturisers or used alone to intensify the colour.  Available from 1st October online and instore at superdrug.

Green People have just launched Nordic Roots Cranberry Micellar Foam (£19) a scent-free, gender-neutral, naturally refreshing certified COSMOS organic cleanser to gently dissolve dirt and most make-up.  Formulated with antioxidant-rich cranberry extracts and hydrating juicy apple cellular water it is suitable for all skin types, especially acne prone and even very sensitive skin.  The Nordic Roots range uses an innovative new sustainable outer packaging solution that is incorporated with 25% grass, offering a clean carton board that is compostable, biodegradable and 100% recyclable.  Available from greenpeople.

 

Hair Choice Extensions are one of the biggest hair extensions brands in the UK and are due to launch into Ireland very soon.  Their popular Backstage Hair Pony Piece (£20) has been seen on Khloe Kardashian; one of the many loving the quick and easy solution for fabulous bounce and added volume to natural hair.  Can be used to upgrade your day wear pony tail or to add instant evening glamour.  Avaialble in straight and curly options in a range of colour.  The brand also offer a range of clip in hair pieces along with professional weft and tape extensions.  Available from hairchoiceextensions.

 

Loved by celebrities including brow icon Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Rubis Antibacterial ION Classic Tweezers (£25.95) are finished with an anti-bacterial coating that releases silver ions to neutralise bacteria, germs and other pathogens.  Handmade in Switzerland from surgical stainless steel, the high-quality tweezers feature slanted tips for precise touch-ups at home or on-the-go.  Available from lookfantastic

Tweezerfile (£19.99) is an award-winning and innovative new beauty product that allows you to sharpen your old blunt tweezers and bring them back to life.  Available in two colours, coral and petrol blue, from amazon and tweezerfile.

Funderm have launched a Pimple Buster Trio (£79) a brilliant set of products to help keep spots at bay, including the No Drama Face Mask, WAS Bas Anti-Pimple Gel and Lavi Davi Gummies.  All three products contain their signature ‘in & Out’ Prebiotic & Probiotic formula which targets the causes of problem skin from within, so you feel confident outside.  Available from funderm.

 

 

 

Industry News

Avon are celebrating their 135th birthday, and to celebrate have had a makeover and launched a brand-new Watch Me Now campaign, designed to better reflect the innovative, bold and inclusive direction of the brand today.  The campaign celebrates over a century of Avon’s commitment to a better world for women including supporting campaigns on domestic abuse and breast cancer.   Avon have also been granted over 750 patents and 300 industry awards.  Happy birthday!

 

 

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