Hot off the Press

February 26th, 2021

February 26th, 2021

US social media megastar Carrington Durham has collaborated with Lottie London to create a bespoke Carrington Box (£21) filled with her makeup must-haves so you can recreate her signature look.  The box includes: Lottie Palette in The Rusts; Oil Slick in Extra Cherries; Stamp Liner: Wing Edition; Tapered Blending Brush and Dewy Setting Spray.  Available from and asos.


Celebrate more than a decade of KVD Vegan Beautys #1 award-winning eyeliner, Tattoo Liner (£18). In collectible red packaging, this special-edition liner features the same ultra-black, smudge-resistant pigment and waterproof, long wear as the original Tattoo Liner.  This vegan eyeliner features optimised black pigments for opaque, all-day long wear that’s waterproof and smudge-resistant.  Celebrity Beauty Artist to Arianna Grande and KVD Vegan Beauty Cat Eye Ambassador Daniel Chinchilla believes when creating the ultimate liner “The most important thing is the tool. I love the KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Liner because the brush is so precise and so thin, you’re able to create a really small flick, and then also build and make it thicker as you go”.  Available now from boots.


Maqpro Creamy Tattoo Cover can be used to cover tattoos as well as dark circles, blemishes and birth marks.   This new range is available in a full cover cream, that comes in a 15ml tube (£14) and an airbrush formula in a 30ml bottle (£35).   Create your own shades by mixing shades or build cover by layering shades.  Waterproof, highly pigmented, easy to apply, lightweight and quick drying formula does not need a setting powder.  Both variants dry in seconds whilst remaining flexible unlike other tattoo covers which can dry and crack. Minimising the need for touch ups!  Available now from themakeuparmoury.


Hilary Duff has been sharing her makeup tips on instagram, and this week posted a gorgeous video showing off her new Dear Dahlia Paradise Shine Eye Sequins (£25) which she described as “easy and fun”.  This lightweight water-based eye shadow dials up your everyday look with a multidimensional sparkle.  The non-sticky formula glides onto the lids and lasts all day without fallout or irritation.  Available in 6 eye catching shades with pearly pigments and lustrous shimmer.  100% vegan & cruelty-free formulas.  Every product is infused with patented Dahlia Variabilis flower extract and certified organic ingredients to provide rich antioxidants and lasting hydration for healthy, youthful skin.  Available from feelunique and  lookfantastic.


Monat Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum (£55) may make you want to ditch mascara for good.  The serum features bio-active complex Capixyl™ and vegetable based keratin, clinically proven to stimulate hair growth for thicker and longer lashes.  Use for 28 consecutive days to see the amazing results this miracle serum can create.  Vegan and cruelty-free, and free from parabens, SLS/ SLES, silicones, mineral oil, phthalates and harmful fragrances.  Available from monatglobal.


Skin Academy ZERO have recognised the problem of not all cotton being treated equally which is a huge issue for sustainability.  They have a sustainable, planet friendly alternative to traditional cotton products with their 100% organic and biodegradable cotton pads (£2.99 for 100 pads).  Naturally absorbent, soft and gentle, ZERO Organic Cotton Pads are ideal for all beauty needs.  The hypoallergenic, breathable, soft, cotton helps prevent skin irritation and makes these pads ideal for sensitive skins.  The organic cotton is farmed using traditional methods which use no synthetic chemicals or pesticides and is certified by the Global Organic Textiles Standard. The cotton pads bag has been designed to be as kind to the environment as possible and is fully biodegradable.  Available from amazon.

ZERO by Skin Academy also have Organic Cotton Buds with Bamboo Stems (£1.99 for 200 buds).  Made from incredibly soft 100% cotton and certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard, they are naturally absorbent and versatile.  Perfect for beauty and family care. The stems are made from biodegradable bamboo rather than plastic, which is also compostable. The packaging is made from 100% recycled card and is fully recyclable.  Available from amazon.


Relieve dry eyes in seconds with new Instant Relief Eye Spray from Peep Club (£15). Modern living, and particularly lockdown, means that we’re spending more and more time on our phones and computers, and as you blink 6-8x less when you look at a screen, it’s no wonder that many of us are ending the day with tired and heavy eyes.  The feeling of strain in your eyes after a long day of screen time is often due to Dry Eye Syndrome – a condition that is affecting up to 80% of consumers.  This spray has been developed to hydrate eyes from the inside out.  Formulated with wild harvested colourless sea buckthorn oil and sodium hyaluronate, both clinically proven to relieve symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome, and they work in tandem to hydrate eyes on both the inside and the outside.  The spray is alcohol-free, preservative-free, vegan and made using organic and wild-harvested ingredients. It is suitable for even the most sensitive eyes, as well as being suitable for contact lens wearers and can be used over makeup.  Each bottle contains around 300 doses and is available from peepclub.


Industry News

St. Moriz have just released their All Glown Up packaging. This new look has increased consistency across all of the brand’s packaging, showcasing the iconic St. Moriz circular logo and makes it easier to differentiate between ranges at a glance.   The brand-new packaging can be spotted on the shelves of Boots and Superdrug now… Alongside the redesign, the brand has also launched the 1 Hour Fast Tan Lotion, 1 Hour Fast Tan Mist, Colour Correcting Tanning Mousses, and Glycolic Peel Tan Remover.


Award-winning DIY lash extension brand Lashify launched in the UK this week, exclusively with Candour Beauty.  Founded by Sahara Lotti in 2017, Lashify is favoured by consumers, makeup artists and celebrities globally and currently holds 70 patents and 50 trademarks worldwide.  The brand has been the first to pioneer the DIY lash extension system and highly innovative tools – from the “Gossamer Lashes” to the “unde­­r lash” application technique.  Lashify Gossamers are virtually weightless, feature an undetectable spine and provide a luxurious, damage-free experience. They are designed to fit underneath natural lashes, applied using the cutting-edge Fuse Control Wand.  Lashify Gossamers leave virtually no seam and deliver a result that’s more natural and elegant than other at-home lashes – with results that last up to 10 days. Whether elevating the classic “no makeup/makeup” look or enhancing “beauty above the mask” Lashify is the ideal choice for both lash extension devotees and DIY newbies.  Available now from candourbeauty.


Benefit Cosmetics and Because UK have just launched an innovative Virtual Media campaign for their They’re Real! Magnet Extreme Lengthening Mascara (£).  The mascara is powered by an innovative magnetic formula that draws out lashes to extreme lengths, making them look up to 40% longer than bare lashes, and lifts them lashes to extreme lengths for up to 36 hours.  Because UK have used Virtual Atom Augmented Reality technology to create a gamified, covid-safe, at-home experience that rewards fans in an engaging new way, and drives direct to purchase, with instant prizes available, see Benefit UK’s IG stories for information.  The mascara is available now from benefitcosmetics, while the Virtual Atom campaign runs until the 7th of March.


Join British Beauty Council Advisory Board Member Mary Greenwell on Clubhouse at 5pm on Thursday 4th March. Time: Mary Greenwell will be joining Lan Nguyen Grealis, Christina Aristodemou, Warpaint’s Editorial Director Emma Rutherford and Madeleine Spencer for this live conversation.   Find out more about Clubhouse here.


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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