Hot off the Press

March 12th, 2021

March 12th, 2021

Ciaté London launched Dewy Skin (£26) yesterday to cater for the new demand for fresh-faced alternatives to full-coverage foundations.  With a glass-glow effect, this is a skin tint that merges together nourishing skincare ingredients with lightweight coverage.  Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, moisture-boosting Yuzu Extract, brightening Dragon Fruit extract and Vitamin C; the tint creates a smooth and brightened canvas that provides up to 12 hours of long-wear hydration to the skin. Its gel-like formula provides a natural, translucent luminosity to the skin.  Available now in ten shades from


W7 Makeup have a range of products to help banish the winter blues and transform us into bronzed goddesses.  Honolulu Bronzing Powder (£4.50) a delicate bronzing powder that leaves the skin with a soft, matte glow.  With its buildable and long-lasting formula, create a natural tan or a striking contoured finish.  Hollywood Bronze & Glow Duo Compact (£4.50) a bronzing and highlighting duo that gives a sun-kissed bronze in one half and a highlighting glow in the other.  Bronze Chic Bronzing Balm (£5.95) a universal bronzing cream for a glow on the go. The bronzing gel-cream has been formulated to easily blend and melt into the skin, setting into your skin tone. Even with its super-strong staying power and pigmentation, this light-weight, matte formula sits delicately on the skin.

Very Vegan Matte Bronzer (£5.95) a deep-brown 100% vegan bronzing powder with a matte finish.  Available now from w7makeup.


If you’re looking for a last-minute Mothering Sunday gift here are a few suggestions:

& Other Stories Beauty Scarlet Red Lipstick (£13) Long-lasting and highly pigmented with a satin finish and caring properties.  This easy-to-use formula glides onto the lips and is formulated with protective natural waxes, and film-forming ingredients that lock in moisture and keep the lips soft throughout the day.  Available from stories

Byredo Five Colour Eyeshadow Compact in Corporate Colours (£56) Neutral shimmering and matte shades. Lightweight and long-lasting with easy to blend textures.  The colours are housed in a distinctive metal ‘raindrop’ compact with a nod to the glamorous cosmetic cases of the past.

Byredo Space Black Mascara (£31) Defining and buildable to enhance and sculpt the lashes from the root.  85% ingredients of natural origin.  In a striking, curved red container; its short, precision silicone brush can be used to reach lashes individually, enhancing and sculpting. Humidity resistant, long-lasting, high-definition with a vegan formula.  Both available from byredo.


Get your nails looking fresh for spring with Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Pistachio (£3.99). The long lasting, plumping formula offers a gel-like finish without the need for a lamp, giving you a high shine, glossy manicure.  Available at barrym, Superdrug stores nationwide and larger Boots stores.


The INKEY List have made some new additions to their brightening portfolio. Fulvic Acid Brightening Cleanser (£10.99) is a gentle gel formula powered by 3 powerful active ingredients; 0.5% Nordic Peat (Fulvic Acid), 1.5% Kakadu Plum and 1% Liquorice Root to reveal brighter, healthier looking skin.  Suitable for everyone to use, even those with sensitive or eczema prone skin.  Symbright Moisturiser (£10.99) is a silky, daily moisturiser that helps to brighten the skin with a subtle pearlescent pigment for a dewy glow and lasting results. The hero ingredient 0.5% Symbright® combined with 2% Kakadu Plum Extract and 1% Red Algae helps brighten and improve the appearance of uneven skin tone whilst also optimises the skins moisture and hydration levels.  Available now from uk.theinkeylist and cultbeauty.


Spanish sell-out skincare brand, Sepai have launched Flawless Neck Contour Treatment (£148).  It tackles signs of ageing on thin, vulnerable skin with a firming and moisturising formula that performs a lifting and re-defining effect on neck skin. It delivers intensive, moisturising care and uses specific micro-lifting and anti-gravity functions to help skin appear younger and smoother.  Using Retin-less technology, which safely mimics the properties of retinoids, the re-contouring treatment helps to reverse signs of ageing without the negative effects of retinol.  Blurring the look of wrinkles and plumping skin with hydration, the moisturiser contains a specific blend of ingredients that help to improve the regenerative and protective skin functions or a firmer and smoother appearance.  Babchi Seed extract protects against daily exposure; Jimo Root extract offers a plumping effect; Marine Bamboo extract has a firming and toning effect; while Sodium Hyaluronate moisturises and smoothens.  Also helps to prevent and reduce the appearance of dark spots.  Skin appears smoother and brighter with a more uniform tone. Available from lookfantastic.


Algenist’s hero product, GENIUS Liquid Collagen ® (£90) is a breakthrough formulation with plant collagen and Microalgae Oil beads for a more youthful and vital appearance. This formula delivers Active Vegan Collagen™ to skin to help restore suppleness; patented Alguronic Acid to visibly reduce lines and wrinkles; 13,000 beads of Microalgae Oil to hydrate and nourish; omegas three, six, and nine to smooth skin surface; and Vitamin E to nurture and protect skin from free radical damage.  Plant collagen is a new innovative technology created by binding together corn, soy and wheat protein fibres resulting in vegan amino acids that structurally mimic collagen that provides a function similar to animal-derived collagen.  Offering visibly plumper, bouncier and more resilient skin in just 10 days, this real vegan collagen offers patented, never-before-seen, exclusive ingredients that don’t skimp on efficacy.  Now available in mini 6.2ml for £20 exclusively at cultbeauty.


New from Aussie tanning brand, Bali Body, comes their cleanest self-tan yet; Clear Self-Tanning Water (£24.95).  Redefining the meaning of a natural glow, this transparent, water-to-foam formula contains no dye, no parabens and is water based. Formulated with 100% natural DHA and environmentally (and skin!) friendly ingredients, this spotless tan is suitable for even the most sensitive skin.  Infused with antioxidant-rich pomegranate, chamomile, green coffee bean and coconut oil, Clear Self-Tanning Water soothes and hydrates the skin throughout tanning, for a mess-free application with zero transfer onto clothes or bedsheets.  Available now at uk.balibodyco.


Watermans have now launched TONEME Ultimate Violet Shampoo and Conditioner (set from £19.99).  This is the world’s first purple shampoo with added hair growth technology.   Suitable for blonde, platinum, grey and white hair it is the perfect colour corrector for blondes; banishing brassiness and neutralising unwanted yellow and orange tones, with added crucial natural ingredients to help get hair in its best condition.  Amino acids give the scalp the optimum for healthy hair growth while keeping blondes brighter and platinum blondes icy cool.  Suitable for a natural or artificial coloured blonde, also an amazing purple shampoo for grey hair.  Vegan and made with natural products, the set comes with a reusable purple makeup/wash bag.  Available from watermanshair.


Cult premium Swedish haircare brand Nine Yards has launched in the UK.  This range of professional products perfectly balances functionality and natural ingredients. 100% free from parabens, sulphates and MIT amongst other unnecessary ingredients, these highly concentrated miracle workers contain potent natural goodies including Shea Butter, Broccoli Seed Oil, Aloe Vera, Wheat Protein, Meadowfoam oil, Argan and Sunflower seed extract, and all but two products in the range is Vegan-friendly.  The range comprises shampoos and conditioners for three different hair types, and all are protective for colour treated hair.  All In Moist Shampoo and Just Right Moist Conditioner (both £19.50) are specifically designed for dry, coarse or curly hair and infused with natural extracts of shea butter, glycerine, broccoli oil and green tea to quench dehydrated locks without weighing them down.  Completing the range is Twist and Shout Curl Revival Cream (£19.50)

The Volume Range is enriched with natural extracts of green tea and damask rose oil, and is ideal for fine, thin or limp hair in need of delicate cleansing without weighing it down included in the range are: Go Loud Shampoo, Big Noise Conditioner, Go Large Volume Mousse and Easy Side Salt Water Spray (all £19.50). 

The Repair Range is a must-have for damaged hair in need of strengthening, the cocktail of wheat and Keravis vegetable protein protects and rebuilds damaged tresses by restructuring the hair and retaining its moisture with a mild, sulphate free cleansing base. The range is made up of: On Track Shampoo, Your Move Conditioner, Hair Down Anti-Frizz Cream, All Play Shaping Spray, Get a grip Medium Hold Wax, Dark Spark Dry Shampoo, On The Go Dry Shampoo, Play Hard Dry Matte Paste (all £19.50) and Never Dull Repair Treatment (£23.50).  Available from sbs-hair.


WETbrush-Pro the No 1 best-selling pro hairbrush collection is now available in a gorgeous limited edition -METAMORPHOSIS.  Designed by stylists for stylists, WETBrush Pro has Ultra-soft IntelliFlex® and HeatFlex® bristles and EasyGrip™ rubberized handles.  The specially designed bristles glide through hair with ease, minimising pain and protecting against split ends and breakage.  Made of a proprietary technology of Nylon 66 that are coated with special formula epoxy tips. There are three designs in the collection:  Mystical Monarch, Painted Lady and Sapphire Empress and they are available in the Original Detangler Pro (£14.99), Mini Detangler (£8.99), Comb (£9.99) and Flex Dry (£14.99) designs.  Available from lookfantastic.


Industry News

With a nonconformist and fearless spirit, KVD disrupted the industry in 2008 with its untraditional approach to beauty.  When having tattoos meant being labelled an ‘outsider,’ the brand challenged the status quo and embedded this personal mark in its DNA, encouraging it as a form of artistic self-expression. Today, the brand now known as KVD Beauty embarks on its next chapter, unveiling a refreshed brand image, and an invigorated mission with the introduction of its new artists. The new name KVD Beauty will keep the legacy initials but will take on a different meaning as the brand moves into this new phase. KVD will now stand for Kara, Veritas, Decora—Latin for Value, Truth, Beauty.

Along with the updated branding, KVD Beauty is announcing its first Global Director of Tattoo Artistry, Miryam Lumpini.  Now an ‘it girl’ within the Los Angeles tattoo scene, Lumpini grew up in the Swedish countryside and immigrated to the United States to pursue her passion in tattoo artistry, eventually inking high-profile celebrities including Jhené Aiko, Keke Palmer, Kehlani and more.  Lumpini will serve as the brand’s in-house tattoo artistry expert, supporting creative initiatives by developing tattoo-inspired designs for marketing and product, and creating makeup artistry content.  Adding to the talent, the brand is also revealing its world-class roster of global makeup artists, which includes Christian Schild (Germany), Fanny Maurer (France), Sandra Saenz (U.S.A.), and Anthony Nguyen (U.S.A.) This select group of artists will be leveraged across various platforms to share their skill set with clients and media alike.


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