Hot off the Press

October 23rd, 2020

October 23rd, 2020

Depixym have launched three Cosmetic Pigment Powders (£12).  100% pure pigment (akin to unicorn tears) and packaged in recyclable glass jars.  Vegan and cruelty free the powders can be used anywhere, the same as the brand’s iconic cosmetic emulsions.  The three shades are P42 an interference pearl pinky/purple/blue, P18 a warm-toned golden/copper/bronze and P21 a cold-toned silvery white.  Mixed with the cosmetic emulsions they will give long-lasting, water-proof, high-impact metallics.   The pigments can also be added as “toppers” to the emulsions after application.  With no added opacifiers they will work and show up on all skin tones.  As they are metallic they do not contain glitter or plastics.  Available now from depixym.


Jane Cunningham, aka the British Beauty Blogger, has launched her own Japanese Cleansing Cloud Bar (£12).  This very happy cloud pays tribute to the rituals of Japanese cleansing and bathing and can be used anywhere on the face and body for softness and non-drying skin cleansing.  An infusion of Japanese yuzu releases a zesty aroma, while meadowfoam seed oil and hemp seed oil help to keep skin supple and hydrated and very gently exfoliating rice milk is packed with antioxidants for smooth and protected skin.  The bar can be used for hydrating hand washing, in the shower for a morning-fresh complexion cleanse or in the bath to lather up and relax.  The packaging is fully biodegradable.  Available from victoriahealth.


R+Co are launching a new product next month Sunset Blvd Blonde Toning Masque (£40).  Experience rejuvenated, vibrant colour and super-soft, detangled hair — without residue. Formulated with naturally derived pigments, from the Violet Flower complex, specifically for blonde, grey and white hair, this luxe masque is all you need to tone on your own.  Thanks to its deep purple colour, it corrects uninvited, dull, yellow hues and prevents fading, oxidation and brassiness, while imparting shine.  Available from rebelbeautybrands.


Kiss Falscara (£24.99 for the starter kit) is the new way to lash.  It includes wisps designed with a unique microband and featherlight fibres that you place under your natural lashes, not above them.  It has an innovative application technique where you brush the adhesive bond onto your natural lashes just as you would mascara, then apply the lash wisps underneath your natural lashes and lock it all in with a final seal coat.  Applying falsies has never been easier.  With 3 different styles of lash wisps that are easy to apply, comfortable and look amazingly natural, you can create a beautiful lash extension look without a visit to the salon.  Available now from superdrug.


Barry M‘s Euphoric Metallic Liquid Eyeliner (£4.99) will add brilliant definition.  Highly-pigmented and long-lasting with a fine-tipped precision brush.   Available now from barrym and Superdrug stores nationwide.


W7’s Makeup Remover Cookie (£3.95) is your answer to sustainable cleansing and an affordable replacement for wipes.  Cute and colourful, this double-sided cleansing pad is made from super-soft microfibres that ensure a thorough removal of makeup using only water.  Not only is the cookie great for sensitive skin, it can also be put in the washing machine after each use, making it super reusable and a cleansing must-have.  Available from w7cosmetics.

Jennifer Lopez’s makeup artist Mary Phillips has exclusively revealed the products she used behind JLo’s striking makeup look in her newest music video.  To create this radiant and flawless glow, Mary used the ICONIC London Sheer Blush in Fresh Faced (£18.00) – their bestselling product famed for this summer’s go-to beauty trend ‘Dolphin Skin’.  This has been immensely popular amongst celebs, influencers and beauty lovers across the globe, and the trend shows no sign of slowing down as the buzz around ‘no-makeup makeup’ transcends into Autumn. Mary also used the world famous ICONIC London Illuminator (£30) to make her cheeks pop!  Available from boots.

If you want your nails done for Hallowe’en but don’t want to go to the salon, Kiss Impress and Gel Fantasy Nails (£7.99 each) are the perfect replacement giving a one-step manicure and instant Hallowe’en glam.  Nail application is made easy and there is no need to worry about nail damage or the hassle of removal. Both the imPRESS and gelFANTASY nails have an adhesive tab applicator so you can press on the nail for a ready-to-use manicure, that will stay in place for up to 7 days.   Available from superdrug.


New from SVR is Sebiaclear Micro-Peel (£15) a fresh gentle exfoliating lotion made with only 8 ingredients to purify skin deep-down and banish imperfections in just 7 days.  The lightweight, water-like formula saturates skin and absorbs quickly to hydrate, while concentrated high performance actives like zinc, salicylic and lactobionic acid, and niacinamide gently exfoliate, purify and unclog pores, regulating sebum and eliminating blemishes.  Skin is clear and clean without being stripped or dried out, pores are tightened and skin texture is smoothed.  Available from uk.labo-svr and feelunique.


Industry News

The Wigs and Makeup Studios (WAM) have a brand-new space which has been freshly refurbished.  The studios, run by acclaimed wig makers Philip Carson-Sheard and Corinne Young, had to move to South Bermondsey to enable social distancing and covid-secure practices to be accommodated for their sold-out October Wigmaking Classes.  The new studio is in a converted warehouse a short walk from South Bermondsey railway station, which is 4 mins out from London Bridge.  The studio is located within Elizabeth Industrial Estate and the Artistic Spaces complex houses a great bunch of Artist folks.  Neighbours include film editors, photographers, wedding dress makers, beauticians, prop makers, singer songwriters and has a brilliant and dynamic vibe.  For more information on both their wigmaking and SFX makeup courses click here.


The British Beauty Council are running British Beauty Weekend on 29th-31st October, in conjunction with patron Covent Garden.  The event will explore careers and innovations in the beauty industry, offer insights from leading companies such as WGSN, British Growth Fund and Facebook, and you’ll be able to hear from a host of leading experts and get a taster of what’s to come in 2021.  The 3-day event will begin with a series of inspiring virtual panels followed by a day of activity on Instagram.  Sign up here to secure your place.


MAC Cosmetics have announced Lalisa Manobal, also known as Lisa from BlackPink as their new Global Brand Ambassador.  Starting in this month through a long-term partnership, Lisa can be seen as the beauty behind iconic M·A·C collections and innovative programs.  The synergy between LISA and M·A·C is paramount as both break boundaries between cultures, exude a global relevance, and indulge in storytelling through their key artistic levers.  Rooted in makeup artistry, M·A·C is constantly in pursuit of unparalleled creativity and professional expertise.  Lisa, known for her charismatic, audacious stage performances and trendsetting presence in beauty, fashion, and music, she not only shares a deep connection with M·A·C’s longstanding values, but also serves as an inspiration for the ever-evolving brand.

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