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January 15th, 2021

January 15th, 2021

M·A·C have launched the Moon Masterpiece collection ahead of the lunar new year.  A wealth of artful shades for eyes, lips and skin all adorned in limited-edition Pop Art packaging. The collection comprises:  Powder Kiss Lipstick (£20) in shades Turn Up Your Luck, Luck Be A Lady, Brick Through, Healthy, Wealthy and Thriving and Playing KoiVersicolour Varnish Cream Lip Stain (£20) in Like Candy and No Interruptions9 Pan Eyeshadow Palette (£28) in Sea of PlentyMineralize Skinfinish (£28) in Double Gleam.  Powder Blush Duo (£28) Good Health, Great Wealth.  Available at selfridges, Brown Thomas and maccosmetics.


Create a flawless, dewy and effortless finish with Barry M Fresh Face Illuminating Primer (£6.99).  Choose from warm or cool to neutralise skin tones.  Vegan and cruelty free and formulated with aronia berry, vitamin C and hyaluronic acid.  Available now at barrym and from 27th January online at superdrug and stores nationwide.


NUDESTIX latest launch – NUDESKIN by NUDESTIX, arrives in the UK today. This 4-step skincare regime, with a focus on cleansing and exfoliating, aims to help you achieve 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.  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.  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 from nudestix with international shipping and from 15th January at Selfridges.  Launching with leading etailers in early 2021.


This January, St. Moriz wants to turn a typically miserable month into one that can be celebrated with TANuary.  Forget everything you know about January being gloomy and miserable TANuary is all about feeling good in January, whether you tan for body confidence, self-care or to glow-up.  Try these three products to prepare:  Spray Tan In A Can (£12.99) for the perfect quick drying formula that leaves no mess and develops into a gorgeous golden tan.  The spray can technique allows you to reach those tricky areas that are often missed when applying fake tan yourself – for the perfect lockdown tan.  Available from superdrugMiracle Tanning Serum – (£14.99) proven to combat ageing skin and reduce imperfections by boosting collagen and elastin in the skin. Used daily, this silky-smooth serum visibly reduces stretch marks and wrinkles, in just 2 weeks.  Available from superdrug and feelunique.  Radiant Glow Face Mist (£9.99) a streak-free formulation packed with vitamin E and aloe vera.  Spritz across your face to leave your skin beautifully bronzed, glowing and hydrated. Available from superdrug and feelunique

To celebrate TANuary and start 2021 off with a bang, St. Moriz is giving away a years worth of St. Moriz tan to ten lucky winners, so they can have the perfect glow goals all year round. And to continue the good vibes, and to thank their loyal #TanTribe, one lucky winner could be in with a chance of winning £500!.  Head to to enter the competition and read St. Moriz’s top tanning tips!


Monday 18th January is said to be the most depressing day of the year and is nicknamed Blue Monday.  Lady Showbiz, the vegan nail polish brand have a line-up of great blue polishes in their Luxury Gel Effect Nail Colour range (£12) to brighten up even this dullest of days.  Heroes is statement blue shade, You Are Loved is a blue with a twist of lilac, One Bright Star is a deep blue with an iridescent sparkle, Trailblazer is deep intense teal while Respect is a pretty baby-blue shade.  Available from ladyshowbiz.


Brand leaders in professional beauty, Salon System, have announced the launch of 6 new fashion inspired additions to the Gellux Mini collection. The new shades Cherry Black, Electric Pink, Feelin Peachy, Porcelain Doll, Raisins to be Cheerful, and Smoke n Sparkle, will join the range which will then increase to 36 shades, all in a perfect 8ml trial size (£7.25 +vat each); the bottle also has a practical “true colour” filled swatch on top to make each shade easily recognisable on the shelf.  The winning Gellux formula guarantees long-lasting colour, up to 15 days wear and an ultra- high shine, glossy finish. The improved curved shaped brush hugs the cuticle for a perfect, even coverage. The collection is ideal for students who are entering the beauty world and for the nail techs who are eager to try many different shades without the investment. The convenient price makes the collection a total advantage for budget conscious businesses.  Suitable for use on natural nails, nail extension system, Acrylics or Fibreglass, Gellux polishes are UV and LED compatible.  Available from professional beauty wholesalers nationwide.


Cult hair care brand PHYTO was launched in 1967 by Parisian celebrity hairdresser the late Patrick Alès, but since then has remained for the most part a well-kept secret for hairstylists and beauty writers.  He died in 2019 but he left a legacy of natural plant based products which were created decades ahead of their time; back in the 1950s when he was a salon apprentice in Paris he noticed that chemically-laden products were taking a serious toll on the hands of the hairdressers and the hair of their clientele. The range includes Phyto RE30 Anti-Grey Hair Treatment (£32.66) for grey or thinning hair, this will help you maintain your natural colour for as long as possible. Phyto Phytodetox Clarifying Detox Shampoo (£8.00) deeply cleanses to refresh polluted hair and scalps.  Phyto Phytokeratine Repairing Heat Protecting Spray (£13.33) designed for hair that needs protection and repair from heat styling and sun exposure. Formulated around botanical keratin, a hair care wonder that absorbs in to smooth down the cells that make up a strand of hair. The end result is hair that is full, glossy and less frizzy.  Phyto Phytojoba Moisturising Mask (£13.33) will help with dry hair leaving it healthier and sleeker-looking.  Phyto Phytocolor Colour Protecting Shampoo (£8.00) SLS/SLES-free, it helps to protect and revive colour whether its highlights or a full head of colour.  Available at – and they are 1/3 off during January in their French Pharmacy promotion.


Olew, the Welsh curly hair brand, have just launched a maca root infused Curl Defining Gel (£15) a 4-in-1 hair wonder promoting growth, definition, volume and hold.  Also known as Peruvian ginseng, maca root acts as a natural antioxidant, boosting levels of glutathione and superoxide dismutase in the body and skin.  These antioxidants neutralise free radicals, fight against inflammation and protect against damage to cells. The energizing properties also stimulate hair growth and its soothing properties help to soothe the scalp.  The maca root and natural oil complex formulation can help prevent moisture loss to drastically reduce damage and split ends, detangle, nourish and add shine while improving hair strength, the anti-breakage properties protect hair from the environment and leaves curls nourished and defined with a medium hold without crispy curls.  Available from olew.


HairFlair the go-to brand for direct heat-free, damage free curls, have just launched Waveformers Ripple Flair (£42.95) which came about due to customer demand.   This revolutionary new type of heatless tool creates a ripple effect delivering a natural undulating wave rather than a traditional ringlet curl shape on all hair types and textures of hair.  It gives an alternative to loose beachy waves, providing an on-trend, polished ripple look.  Waves dominated the virtual runways this year, including at the Jason Wu NYFW presentation, which celebrated wavy, curly and coiled textured hair.  Like the rest of the range, the new Ripple Flair ensures long lasting results and comes with 40 ripples and two new sized hooks for easy application.  Available from hairflair.


HairFlair, have also just launched an eco-friendly, fully bio-degradable HairFlair Curl Detangling Comb (£6.95) using revolutionary material PLA, a green, plastic alternative reducing both traditional plastic production and carbon footprint.  While 99% of marketed combs are made from single-use plastic, HairFlair’s first-to-market plastic-free comb is also specially designed for curly hair.  The small minority of bio-degradable combs available are made from Bamboo, which has numerous environmental benefits, however water and wet styling products can damage the comb, shortening its usage life.  PLA is a 100% bio-degradable polymer made from renewable resources including sugar cane, corn starch and Tapioca root, making the comb suitable for wet hair and compatible with any haircare product.  The Curl Detangling Comb’s wide gap teeth design is ideal to detangle thick and hard to manage hair without ruining curls or waves. Available in two colour ways – black and pink, the comb has an ergonomic handle to comb through tangled hair with ease.  Available from hairflair.


Industry News

Dr PawPaw have just re-launched their frontline campaign.  This time they are offering six options, a mix of balms and hand creams for frontline workers to claim two products for free (just covering postage).  Throughout 2020 they donated over 100,000.  Now with the cold weather they’ve realised their products could be needed more than ever to soothe lips, hands and skin.

Go to to find out more details and redeem the offer.


Cult Hollywood makeup brand Cinema Secrets Pro Cosmetics have extended their UK business thanks to a distribution and sales partnership with UK-based Intamarque.  The award-winning brand’s Makeup Sanitizers and Brush Cleaners, the industry’s #1, will be available from retailers including LookFantastic, The Hut Group, Beauty Bay, Feel Unique and Just My Look.

The brand, which was founded by the late renowned MUA Maurice Stein in Burbank, California, has been providing industry insiders with the ultimate makeup kit essentials since it’s inception 35 years ago.  Stein worked on over 200 films and television shows and had more than 4,000 commercials to his credit during his long and illustrious career. He created the brand on his retirement, creating superior, cruelty-free formulas to benefit those working on film and TV sets, where longevity and sanitation are crucial.

Cinema Secrets Pro Cosmetics, which is still family-owned and run by Maurice’s son Michael and granddaughter Jessica, is one of the world’s most trusted professional makeup brand used by celebrity, film, and editorial artists.



Image Skincare’s brand new initiative for 2021, the IMAGE Business University, launches later this month.  The in-depth course has been designed by UK Sales Director, Graham Clarke to start Business Owners, Managers and Supervisors in the industry on a journey to profit of 10% or greater.  The course overs leadership, staff recruitment and retention, the continuous customer cycle and profitability.  Four separate 4-hour sessions will be hosted via Zoom, costing £250, redeemable against opening an account.  For more details or to enrol go to imageskincare.


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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