Hot off the Press

November 13th, 2020

November 13th, 2020

PLouise has just launched the brand new PLouise Cancelled Collection.  The revolutionary makeup collection highlights an important message to people of all ages regarding the toxicity and devastation social media can cause, with a portion of all profits being donated to anti-cyber bullying charity, Ditch the Label.  The Cancelled Collection includes the Read All About It Cancelled Palette (£43) including 36 scrumptious shades of all things nude, and after feedback from PLouise Cosmetics fans, the Feedblack Fresh Ink Paint & Brush Duo (£18) in black has also arrived, a tear-proof highly pigmented cosmetic paint whch can be used as body paint as well as makeup.  This drop also includes the Re-White Fresh Ink Paint & Brush Duo (£18) and Plouise is Trash a 12-piece brush set (£70).  Available now from plouise.


Rouge Bunny Rouge have just launched the Enchanted Forest eyeshadow palette collection (€54 each).  The Eye Shadow Palettes have been created to appear like memory holders of the Enchanted Forest capturing a wide range of hues from all around the wildwood.  Each of the four palettes include 6 shades; a combination of must-have colours and textures for natural and creative eye make-ups.  From luminous to matte, from light to dark, from silky to velvet soft pigments. All tones combined in every single eye shadow Palette are carefully selected to create balanced looks for day and night.  Available from rougebunnyrouge.


Melanie Mills, the Emmy award winning top US MUA has brought her much coveted brand to the UK.  Melanie Mills Hollywood products are loved and coveted by celebrities and makeup lovers around the globe; she was responsible for the makeup on Dancing with Stars for 13 seasons.  We particularly love her supersoft brushes (from £13.50).  All four of her brushes, are available in a set – the MMH x OMNIA® brush collection (£46).  They all have Omnilux™ filaments for perfect pickup and release and are buttery soft. The exclusive cranberry metallic hue makes them a standout in any collection! All Synthetic, Vegan & Cruelty Free.  Includes MM01 Angled Foundation Brush the angle of the brush is perfect for face & body precisely applying gleam, moisturizer, primer, liquid/cream makeup and body makeup seamlessly. Holds a lot of product; MM02 Mini Powder Brush this gentle plush dome shape is great for face & body for applying loose and pressed powders with a flawless finish. Holds a lot of powder; MM03 Highlight Brush this fluffy multiuse small rounded brush can be used for face & body for loose & pressed makeup especially for highlight and subtle blush application and MM04 Diffuser Brush this fluffy, perfectly-sized diffuser is the ideal density and length to apply highlight for face & body and to diffuse and blend.

Just launched here is the Love Infused Cleanse and Release Brush Soap (£30.45). The soap is smells divine and is the best way to cleanse synthetic brushes.  Created in collaboration with Rebels and Outlaws this is a deep cleaning vegan brush soap that cleans your brushes and releases past energy while infusing your tools with love that vibrates from a Rose Quartz Crystal placed on top.  A tantalizing scent of sweet mango nectar, wild currant, with a hint of bergamot tea and sea salt.  All available now from melaniemillshollywood.

Vieve is a new high-performance yet accessible makeup brand, created by makeup pro and digital creator Jamie Genevieve. The beauty brand built upon inclusivity, self-expression and positivity launched this week. 100% vegan and cruelty free.  The first collection contains:  The Essential Palette (£43) containing seven matte shadows and three multidimensional shimmers, it showcases an expertly curated edit of the best modern neutral eyeshadows from burnt orange to glistening gold to a soft, silky beige.  Nova Glow Highlighter (£27) finely pressed and silky, delivering an instant, ‘lit from within’ glow to skin. In three shades.  Modern Lip Definer (£15) an everyday signature for Jamie, this liner is highly pigmented yet exceptionally blendable in five shades.  Modern Matte Lipstick (£19) creamy, comfortable and powerfully pigmented, this matte, nude lipstick envelops lips in silky, moisturising colour that never looks flat or dry. Available in five shades to cater to all skin tones.  Available now from vieve.


Green People have just launched One Balm (£20) the first to be packaged in 100% biodegradable pot in the certified organic skincare market.  The top-to-toe beauty balm is for all genders and skin types.  Use to restore dry, troubled skin anywhere, including lips, hands, elbows and heels.  Soothing myrrh assists in healing inflammation while regenerating pomegranate and rosehip help to repair the skin.  99% certified organic ingredients.  In a beauty industry first, the versatile beauty balm is presented in a petite pot made from wood and plant polymers that degrades in soil after use, leaving no trace of microplastics behind.  The biodegradable outer box is made from wood pulp and 25% grass fibre.  Available from greenpeople.


Karla Powell, creator of Karla Cosmetics is about to launch a skincare line, Hush.  The first product is Hydrate Prime Heal (£19.99). Formulated with cooling aloe vera for a serious hydration hit, the lightweight multipurpose moisturising gel cream leaves behind no oil residue and is perfect for creating a hydrating makeup base. Designed for all skin types and even the most sensitive skin conditions, it contains no nasties and is fragrance, paraben and silicone free. Made from natural sourced ingredients, including coconut oil and vitamin E, and proven to soothe skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, inflamed acne and even sunburn.  Made in the UK it is vegan and cruelty free, and free from fragrance, parabens and silicone.  Available at the end of November from karlastore.


NUDESTIX, the renowned prestige, multitasking, no-makeup makeup stick brand, have unveiled a 4-step skincare regime that has been years in the making.  With a focus on cleansing and exfoliating, the range aims to give confident nude-faced beauty.  In collaboration with celebrity dermatologist Dr. Jason Emer, MD, the range is vegan-powered, highly efficacious with potent active ingredients.  The made-in-Korea range is formulated without sulphates, synthetic fragrance or parabens and created with all skin types, genders and ages in mind.  To top it off, the primary packaging is fully recyclable, and the products are housed in bio-degradable boxes.  The range includes:  Citrus Clean Balm & Makeup Melt (£34) – cleansing balm containing rosehip oil and vegan-powered essential oils to banish all traces of makeup, and soften skin with natural extracts; Gentle Hydra-Gel Face Cleanser (£16) – non-foaming micellar water gel that removes natural makeup, clarifies skin tone and gently cleanses skin with natural AHAs; Lemon-Aid Detox & Glow Micro Peel (£32) – skin clarifying peel, powered with vegan papaya enzymes and deep pore cleansing action of apple and pomegranate extracts. Vitamin C renews and brightens skin for a radiant glow; 5% Citrus Fruit & Glycolic Glow Toner (£24) – formulated with 3% glycolic acid and 2% fruit acid complex, this vegan professional-strength resurfacing treatment accelerates the skin’s cell renewal process by smoothing, brightening and minimising lines and pores and Citrus-C Mask & Daily Moisturiser (£35) – vegan-powered actives including fermented yuzu oil and turmeric extract deeply moisturise skin, gently boost collagen production, help reduce environmental inflammation and refreshes for smooth, soft and glowing skin.  Available now at nudestix with international shipping and launching into Selfridges and leading etailers early in 2021.


Indeed Labs latest release is Squalane Facial Oil (£19.99) clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin’s moisture balance, it is ideal for those who want the benefits of an oil but dislike the weight and greasy feeling of other heavier oils.  This oil will not oxidize or clog pores, and since it is naturally produced by the body it is easily absorbed and highly unlikely to cause any reactions.  It can balance oil production and increase cell turnover, while enhancing barrier function.  With anti-inflammatory properties, it will keep skin clear and conditioned, while soothing and hydrating.  Designed for the face, it can also be used on the hair and body.  A complete multitasker.  Available from boots, cultbeauty, asos, feelunique and superdrug.


Beauty expert Mimi Luzon launched her eponymous luxury skincare brand with a goal of making a Hollywood glow within reach of everyone. Her coveted 24 Karat gold face mask became one of Instagram’s most sought after facials, achieving cult status.

With formulations often enriched with pure gold leaf foil, her products look and feel luxurious. Far from being a gimmick, gold can improve skin elasticity, alleviate puffiness and nourish and smooth your complexion.   To celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Mimi and her team are keen to show their valued customers some love with a substantial 30% off the entire range.  Between the 16th to the 30th November cult products like 24k Pure Gold Eye Treatment, Legendary Glow and Gold Hyaluronic Super Serum will all benefit from the discount.  Available 16th-30th November from mimi-luzon.


Batiste Dry Shampoo and A Hint Of Colour (£3.99) offers a quick, temporary root cover up and also allows you create a natural balayage to style larger areas of regrowth, as well as cleaning your hair without needed to wash it.  Ideal while hair salons are closed this month.   Available in three shades (blonde, brunette and dark).  Available from boots, superdrug, wilkinsons and UK supermarkets.


Industry News

Fudge Professional has launched its second social media miniseries called ‘In Near the Chair’ (with a few COVID-Friendly twists) hosted by Fudge Professional Global Brand Ambassador, Jonathan Andrew. Fudge Professional created the series to explore the relationship between a hairdresser and their client.  It is all about putting famous faces in the hot seat and asking the questions the public wants to know the answers to.  The first episode was with Jamie Laing and the latest features TOWIE star Pete Wicks.  The 20 minute filmed interview was shot in COVID-secure way that meant not only did the guys don full PPE, but Pete was encouraged to style his own hair using Fudge Professional products. The interview is brilliant viewing with lots of focus on Pete’s serial dating love life, a nod to his new cowboy knee high boots, his number one fan (spoiler alert…his mum), how his long hair was a fingers up to those telling him his was receding, and that social media haters don’t phase him one bit.  Watch the video here.



R&R Luxury are celebrating their 10th anniversary.  Although still new to the UK market, the Ghanaian brand, founded by Valerie Obaze, are marking the beginning of their second decade in business on their home continent, Africa.  Their anniversary project and second decade is titled Chapter 10: The Sustainable Era showcasing their commitment to making further strides in order become the leading model of sustainability in the A-beauty community, both environmentally and socially.

Currently, the brands products are being repackaged in eco-friendly, easily recyclable packaging – for example, Whipped Shea Butter (£16) is now in a tin jar and the new Body Butter Balm (£12) is housed in cardboard packaging.  And back in Ghana, R&R Luxury’s social arm, Women of the Savannah Development Project continues to find ways to support the livelihoods of their rural shea farmers, 90% of whom are women.  For more information watch their video here.


As parts of the country enter another national lockdown and close contact beauty services have to close, the Hair and Beauty Charity are still working to support those that need their help.  They have had just over £250,000 donated recently from professional beauty expert, Caroline Hirons and the Beauty Backed campaign.  They are also continuing to fundraise with the charity raffle (see here), Christmas cards, and Give-A-Gift campaign.  They have funds available for those people who do need their help; ask them if you need support.

They are a small charity and have to prioritise assistance to those who need it most urgently.  Priority will be given to households where only one adult (working within the industry) provides the only income to the household (e.g. if you live with your partner who will still receive an ‘employed wage’, priority will be given to single parent families whose only income is dependent on their hair/beauty industry wage).  Visit their website for more information and to make an application.



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