Hot off the Press

February 5th, 2021

February 5th, 2021

Byredo have just launched a new addition to their pioneering makeup line: the limited edition Prismic Eyeshadow Palette (£77) The 18 carefully curated colours span a rainbow of shades from grunge to glamour, including a sparkling copper red; an ethereal shimmering lilac; a soft matte navy.  Rather than being neatly arranged in a formulaic gradient, the limited-edition set is presented as a disrupted series designed to provoke experimentation — with each highly buildable, blendable shade designed to inspire instinctive rather than prescriptive application.  Available from 4th February at byredo.


The Makeup Armoury’s Jan Sewell has designed the Maqpro Essential Grande Palette By Jan Sewell (£265).  As Maqpro is Jan’s go to, not just for beauty makeup but special FX too, she wanted to design a palette that incorporated both.  This palette covers everything from base shades, colour correcting, dirtying down and FX.   Made with the original Maqpro Fard Cream, colours can be mixed with alcohol if you need that long-lasting effect and can be easily altered in transparency or thickness with Makeup Mixer.  Gives up to 12 to 15 hours without transfer or touch ups while being kind to the skin having been formulated with a derivative of beeswax which moisturises and protects the skin from external elements.  It gives a luminous reflection thanks to its generous and intense mineral pigments which reflect the light instead of absorbing it like traditional cosmetics.  Extremely versatile and can be used for everything from foundation to lipstick.  Resilient to heat and frost and can be used and stored in all climates without losing its properties.   Available from themakeuparmoury.


ICONIC London have a new Ultimate Bronzing Powder range (£25). Giving a sun-kissed glow that lasts all year round in six matte shades: Light, Medium, Warm, Deep, Warm Deep, and Rich.  100% Vegan, the buttery texture and natural matte finish gives a totally smooth application, so you can cheat a just-stepped-off-the-beach effect – whatever the weather!  The silky powder sits comfortably on the skin, and skims effortlessly over pores and fine lines for a flawless finish.  Available at iconiclondoninc.


Brighten your complexion with Barry M Fresh Face Cheek & Lip Tint (£4.99).  Formulated with aronia berry and hyaluronic acid for a hydrating healthy finish and available in 5 buildable shades.  Blend the sheer formula for a subtle flush of colour or build up for a bold look.  Available at barrym, superdrug stores nationwide and larger boots stores.


Lashify have introduced a new gossamer lash to their range: the FX Fluffy Lash (£20).  Designed to give a fluffy appearance with soft fullness and dimension, by combining various curl types into one Gossamer, giving it a 3D look.  This combines the beauty off the fluffy lash with the extra curl found in their extreme gossamer lashes.  This provides a beautiful lift for any eye shape.  Available in black, chocolate and truffle from lashify.


Exalt is the newly-formulated Firming Neck Gel (£40) from TEMPLESPA, and has been cleverly updated with soothing, stimulating and antioxidant-rich ingredients.  This luxurious, neck firming, cream-gel treatment helps to lift and tighten the skin around the neck and décolletage.  The formula includes Electric Daisy (or Acmella Flower Extract), mediterranean red pepper, grapeseed, olive & oats, the plant-based Cellactive®-Form complex which contains mangosteen, vitamin-packed quince and whiter lupin proteins that help to support and firm the skin, and the gorgeous essential oil of rose. Clinically proven to significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  Available from templespa.


Love Island star Maura Higgins has launched her debut collaboration with Bellamianta Luxury Tanning.   The Bellamianta x Maura Higgins collection comprises seven summer-infused tanning products.   Bursting with a cocktail of superfruits and enriched with hyaluronic acid, each product promises a natural, golden glow while maintaining healthy, hydrated skin.   One of Maura’s fave formulas is the Summer Infused Tanning Mousse (£22.99) which she credits as the secret to her bronzed body while she recommends Bellamianta x Maura Higgins Tanning Water (£19.99) for the face due to its skin nourishing ingredients including hyaluronic acid and peptides which leave the skin hydrated, plump and naturally golden.  Vegan and cruelty free.  Available now at bellamianta and boots.


MONAT have two skincare launches:  Botanic Bakuchiol Lotion (£80)  A plant based alternative to retinol that boasts the same anti-ageing benefits.  The lightweight, fast absorbing lotion is packed with a potent blend of botanical actives which work together to produce amazing skincare results, including strengthening and maintaining the skin’s moisture barrier whilst rejuvenating and hydrating for more radiant, younger looking skin.

Sun Veil Daily Mineral Protection SPF30 (£38) Formulated to protect from harmful effects of the sun, while improving the health of your skin with its lightweight, fast absorbing creamy blend of mineral-rich zinc oxide, hyaluronic acid, botanicals and antioxidants.  Protects from UVA & UVB rays.

Both available from monatglobal.



The perfect skincare pick-me-up for winter dry skin, SOS H20 Day Serum (£15) is enriched with anti-ageing properties and plant cells, and includes invigorating ingredients from white truffle, hyaluronic acid and green grape, the cream stimulates new cell production and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. This multi-tasking day cream offers a unique encapsulated blend that leaves no white streaks on the face and offers evenly distributed broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection, leaving skin looking smoother and brighter without compromise to the texture. It can also be used on the skin at night.  Available from sosserum.


Danish skincare brand Ecooking have just launched a new luxury, dermatological haircare collection (from £18).  Formulated with a whole host of active and natural ingredients; this new vegan range is designed to complement a myriad of hair types and needs.  The brand has developed the range with both the hair and scalp in mind. The collection includes a selection of multi-functional shampoos and conditioners plus a nourishing hair mask and salt infused mist.  Ecooking’s results-driven range contains over 50 products, each of which is made up of 100% organic oils, combined with the highest quality natural peptides and vitamins.  Ecooking is designed for everyone – regardless of gender or age.   Available from ecooking.


Lip-care legends Carmex have just launched the brand new Limited Edition Neon Cherry Pot (£2.99).  This vivid electrifying neon design pot is bursting with super sweet and juicy cherry flavour with their non-sticky, ultra-moisturising formula with SP15.  For lips that are lit, pick up your limited-edition pot before they’re gone!  Available now at PrettyLittleThing and Boohoo.


Industry News

Salon System launched their Nourish Your Mind Campaign, on social media this week, and it runs throughout February.   The campaign aims to support the beauty industry during lockdown by giving them the tools to create good habits that not only support them now but will continue to support them when business are back (hopefully soon!) and throughout 2021.  Follow @salonsystem on Instagram to catch all the Instagram Lives.  If you miss any you can catch them again on their IG channel.


New gen-z skincare brand Glow Hub is officially available online at iconic beauty retailers, Boots.  Vegan and cruelty free, the glowing range is designed to work hard for your skin’s needs with three colour-coded ranges to cater to your skin type, as well as an essentials range.  Pick and mix from the brand’s three ranges: Calm & Soothe, Purify & Brighten and Nourish & Hydrate as well as their core essentials that work for every skin routine, to create skin’s perfect cocktail of glow-boosting goodness.


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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