Hot off the Press

January 8th, 2021

January 8th, 2021

Primark Beauty have introduced the PS… Pro complexion collection.  This brand-new range delivers an array of performance led products that feature state of the art technology and innovation, premium performance and formulations, as well as hard-working and efficacious ingredients.  All products in the range are vegan friendly and cruelty free.  Radiant Matte Foundation (£5) long-wearing and lightweight foundation with medium buildable coverage that moisturises and luminates skin due to the enriching corn oil, gotu kola and pomegranate complex.  Natural Luminous Serum Foundation (£6) weightless and silky to the touch, providing a natural radiance thanks to the diamond core powder that helps to illuminate and perfect all skin types with medium buildable cover.  Pro Flawless Powder + Foundation (£5) foundation and powder hybrid in one, helping to minimise the appearance of imperfections whilst hydrating and smoothing the skin. Enriched with aloe vera and sesame oil, this product will hydrate and restore tired, dry skin with a natural finish.  Flawless Matte Concealer (£3.50) long-wearing concealer with medium to full coverage, lasting up to 10 hours.  Formulated with a skin mimicking structure, the product helps to reinforce the skin’s natural barrier whilst vita ginger provides a detoxifying and brightening effect.

Radiant Under Eye Concealer (£3.50) a brightening and light correcting medium coverage under-eye concealer that helps to conceal dark circles and illuminate the skin via light reflecting pearls.  Rich in vitamin dense berry extract, this product has an incredibly blendable and weightless formula.  Matte Finishing + Setting Powder (£4) formulated with vitamin E and mineral pigments which make it soft to the touch with a blurring, buildable sheer effect. The formula is both lightweight and breathable.  Sheer Glow Finishing Powder (£4) A sheer, weightless and luminous powder, specially created with spherical silicone powders and pearls to create a soft focus and silky touch. Great for those with dry skin looking for a brightening powder.  Pro Face Precision Brushes (£2.50-£4)  from a HD Kabuki Brush to expertly buff in your foundation, to a Large Powder Brush to keep makeup in place all day, the PS… Pro Precision Brushes collection has it all.  Available from Primark stores.


Create a flawless, dewy and effortless finish with Barry M Fresh Face Foundation (£7.99), available in 20 shades.  With a lightweight, medium coverage, Fresh Face is infused with aronia berry and hyaluronic acid for a plumping, healthy glow to keep skin feeling and looking radiant all day long.  Available 13th January at barrym and from 27th January online at superdrug and stores nationwide.


Tanologist’s Self-Tan Mousse (£14.99) is the perfect way to turn the January blues golden.  The transparent water-to-foam formula is the easiest way to achieve an all over, flawless bronze.  The lightweight foam glides onto skin for a tan that’s both fast-drying and mess-free.  Once developed, your glow will last up to one week and fades evenly like your sun tan would.  The colour guide means no blocked pores, no drying effect on the skin and no tan-transfer onto sheets or clothes.  Available in four tones (light, medium, dark and extra dark) it is suitable for both face and body and the longer you leave it on, the deeper your tan will be.  Hydrating ingredients help prevent dry skin and root and resin extract helps firm skin.  Vegan and cruelty-free.  Available from tanologist.


Beauty giant Avon have just launched Adapt a new skincare system designed specifically to support women through the hormonal effects of perimenopause and menopause.  With common symptoms including hot flushes, night sweats, anxiety and changes to skin condition such as collagen loss, dryness and tingling, the three-product Adapt range harnesses innovative ingredients that support the skin’s natural ability to deal with stress and is designed to help women manage fluctuations in their skin.  The range contains:

Adapt Hydra Rescue Mist (£7), helps to alleviate hot flushes with the help of Tillicora, a plant native to South Asia and found exclusively in the Avon Adapt range.  This helps to increase hydration, firmness and cool the skin, with 100% of women seeing an instant decrease in skin temperature*. The natural cucumber, geranium oil and sandalwood fragrance helps to ‘cool’ and help calm your mood as well as your skin.  Adapt Hydra Rescue Serum ( £14) works to support dry skin caused by the reduction in oestrogen during perimenopause and menopause, with the support of antioxidant ingredient Turmeric to help calm and soothe the skin.  This lightweight formula can be used throughout the day and over make up to boost skin moisture by 98%.  Adapt Dream Cream (£12), also containing Turmeric, helps to tighten and plump sagging skin to fight the collagen loss experienced in perimenopause and menopause. The fragrance, infused with a natural scent of Jasmine and Lavender, can help with sleep.  The lack of which is a common effect of perimenopause and menopause.  Available now from


Nourish London has launched a new organic and vegan Skincare Essentials Kits collection (from £29 each).  Available in 5 different ranges, including Balance (ideal for combination and oily skin), Radiance (to brighten and restore glowing skin), Relax (ideal for sensitive skin), Protect (ideal for dry skin) and Argan Anti-Ageing (ideal for all skin types), Nourish London’s New Skincare Essentials Kits come in an organic cotton cosmetics bag handmade by Fair Trade Organisation Freeset, for the perfect ‘at home’ healthy skin facial.  Available from nourishskinrange.


No-Poo Blue (£20) from DevaCurl has officially landed in the UK and is hitting the virtual shelves this month.  No-Poo Blue is designed exclusively for those with coloured curls by helping reduce unwanted orange tones, resulting in a brighter overall finish.  Pioneers of the curly hair movement, DevaCurl is one of the most prestigious curly hair brands in the States.  In efforts to meet the demand of colour-treated curls, DevaCurl created No-Poo Blue, a zero-lather conditioning cleanser that features all the benefits of its original best-selling cleanser, plus blue pigments.  Inspired by its curl community and perfected in its salons, DevaCurl products are free of harsh ingredients such as sulfates, silicones, phthalates, and gluten, and are always made with nourishing, hydrating ingredients designed to meet the unique needs of wavy, curly and super curly hair textures.  Available exclusively in the UK from feelunique.


Achieve smooth, sleek and more manageable hair with OSMO Wonder 10 (£12.90).  This keratin-based, leave-in treatment delivers multiple effects, including helping to repair dry and damaged hair, nourishing and protecting for radiant shine, smoothing split ends and controlling frizz, delivering softer, silkier, more manageable hair, giving thermal protection for styling tools and improving the blow dry process. Formulated with colour protection complex, it detangles while creating body and movement.  Available in hair salons nationwide and online from feelunique.


Brand new OSMO Scalp Therapy Detoxify Shampoo (£5.99) is the ultimate hair refresher, designed to provide a deep clean and remove impurities that can weigh hair down and leave it feeling lifeless.  Perfect for getting rid of all the built up sweat after a rigorous workout. Infused with rosemary and tea tree extract it hydrates whilst promoting a healthy scalp.  Available at justmylook.


Industry News

College student Katlyn Harvey needs your help.  She is a 3rd year student at South Gloucestershire and Stroud college completing a BA in Specialist Makeup Design.  Her dissertation is based on how the makeup community uses social media within the film/TV and fashion/editorial sectors – and whether there’s a difference between the two.  She has six simple questions that she’d love you all to answer for her and would be hugely grateful for your help.  Her email is and she’d love to hear from you.


Disheartened by the difficulties faced by many beauty businesses as a result a result of the pandemic, Founder of The Silver Fern Group, Haylee Benton has launched free mentorship scheme for salon owners, in the quest to bring them back from the brink.

With her experience in turning struggling beauty businesses into financial successes, Haylee says, “it’s been a hugely difficult year for hair and beauty salons that have faced months of closures followed by further uncertainty as a result of ever-changing lockdown restrictions. As a beauty business owner myself, I understand the challenges of owning a salon –  from problems with cash flow, to staffing, ever rising rents and dips in bookings. Many business owners have spent their bounce back loans and don’t know what to do next. I’m passionate about the industry and want to share my expertise to ensure that salon owners can feel positive moving forward and ensure success in 2021.”

Haylee will be offering once a month opportunities for mentorship from January – salon owners should visit to apply



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 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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