Hot off the Press

April 2nd, 2021

April 2nd, 2021

NARS are extending their Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF 30/PA+++ collection (£33).  From next month the iconic tinted moisturiser will be available in 16 shades for all skin types and tones.  Buildable, oil free coverage infused with SPF 30/PA+++ and packed with skincare ingredients to hydrate, smooth, brighten and protect. Vitamin C – rich in antioxidants – helps to protect against environmental aggressors and even out skin tone for a brighter looking complexion in just four weeks.  French Polynesian Kopara helps to hydrate, condition, and refine the look of skin for a softer, smoother complexion.   Available exclusively at Space NK & spacenk from 1st May, and nationwide from 15th May 2021.


This week Avon launched the Anew Revival Serum Lipstick (£10), a cutting-edge innovation that provides the benefits of a serum and high pigment colour – clinically proven to transform lips in just 7 days.  Avon has developed an industry-first technique to stabilise water-soluble ingredients in fat-soluble lipsticks, using glycerine and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), to not only treat the symptoms of dry lips, but also target the cause, improving the lip’s skin barrier over time.  Its powerful blend of ingredients gives Anew Revival Serum Lipstick 72-Hour Hydro Power, ensuring instant hydration and continued moisture even after the lipstick has been removed.  With rich, hydrating colour and SPF15, it’s the perfect blend of colour and skincare – something Avon expects will be a lasting beauty trend.  Available now from or through your local independent Avon Representative.


Byredo yesterday introduced the latest chapter in its iconoclastic makeup range: ‘Spring seen through the eyes of BYREDO’.  This first phase included the launch of Tears in Rain waterproof mascara (£35) with its radically innovative formulation it combines 24-hour, smudge-proof definition with softening and moisturising properties for the best of both worlds. The cleanest waterproof mascara on the market, it is 89% natural and 100% vegan.  Practical Brown Eyeliner (£31) offers precise definition with a softly shimmering finish, smudge and transfer-proof with humidity resistance and a completely vegan, 99.2% natural formulation.  Available now from byredo.


Turn up the temperature with the new Barry M That’s Swell XXXL Lip Gloss (£4.99) in flame.  Infused with Sichuan Pepper and Ginger Root Extracts to stimulate your lips’ natural collagen for an off the scale, maximum volume plumping effect!  The only question is: can you handle the heat?  Available now from barrym.


War Paint For Men this week launched a new Concealer Pen (£18) to hide dark circles, spots, scars and blemishes.  The lightweight formula ensures it blends naturally with bare skin, or foundation.  It’s perfect for ease of use on the go, and handily fits into your pocket.  Available now in five shades from warpaintformen.


Sunless tanner, body finishing expert and brand founder Amanda Harrington’s Face Mist Natural Rose formula (£28) can help you fake a healthy flush to the cheeks, for a youthful, flushed and full-of-life complexion, recreating the look that’s recently gone viral.  Amanda says: Natural Rose is the perfect sunless tan for very fair skins, or anyone that burns in the sun, as it has an ashy violet undertone that beautifully complements pale skin. If you have a mid or dark skin tone and would use Natural Honey or Olive to tan your skin, you can re-inject the flush by adding a soft layer of Natural Rose on top of your tan. It’s so pretty and subtle and makes you look so well.  Available from amandaharrington, spacenk, netaporter and Harvey Nichols.


William Alexander Cosmetics, is a new men’s cosmetics brand specialising in premium tanning products.  Founded during lockdown they have recently released their first product The Tan Enhancing Mousse (£17).  Designed to create a natural looking tan for men, it has a fresh coconut scent, medium tone and washes off easily.  Made in the UK, cruelty free and vegan friendly.   Available from williamalexandercosmetics.


Templespa have this week launched Truffle De-Light (£90) an advanced hydra-gel moisturiser that sinks into the skin, quickly leaving it feeling refreshed and hydrated.  With a semi-matte finish it is perfect for those with oily skin or who prefer a lighter layer of skincare.  Formulated with black truffle to improve moisture and water retention while deep conditioning and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  Also rich in amino acids to aid collage production and with anti-inflammatory properties to help treat acne, eczema and rosacea.  Available now from templespa.


ICONIC London have launched their first ever skincare offering – Ultimate Skin Serum (£38).  Suitable for all skin types and vegan friendly.  Packed with potent plant botanicals in a lightweight formula, it instantly nourishes and boosts hydration levels, leaving your complexion bright, bouncy and fresh.  However radiant skin is down to more than just the products. It’s about how you put those products to use. Designed to further enhance your skincare routine, meet ICONIC London’s 360° Roller (£35). Massage, tone and smooth away areas of puffiness; this luxe facial tool helps to firm and tighten the skin, allowing your complexion to appear refreshed and re-awakened.  Use pre-skincare as a facial massage device to help define, sculpt and depuff the skin for a flawless base. Then, gently roll over skin after applying the Ultimate Skin Serum for optimum results.  Both available now, individually or as a bundle (£58.40) from iconiclondoninc.


Cult french pharmacy brand, Embryolisse, have released two new products.  Lait-Crème Sensitive (£24.99), with all the benefits of the classic Lait-Crème Concentré in a formula that is highly tolerant, unscented and developed using 98% ingredients of natural origin, perfect for those with sensitive and reactive skin.  Non-sticky and non-greasy it can be used as a 7-in-1 hero: moisturiser, primer, cleansing milk, after-shaving soothing product, as a makeup remover, intensive masque and now as a baby product for delicate little skin.  It gives long-lasting hydration and protection for your skin, with improved radiance, elasticity, suppleness and smoothness.

Cicalisse Balm (£22.99) – a repairing and restorative skin cream containing acexamic acid, recognised to help to accelerate the skin’s restoration process, and is effective on the face, body, lips, hands, and for infants.  The unperfumed shielding balm has a melting texture and contains a high concentration (5%) of acexamic acid, a powerful skin protector that promotes rapid healing and is often used in cosmetics for dermal repair. This is paired with ingredients of natural origin, including plum and shea butters plus beeswax, vegetable squalene and glycerin known for their skin healing properties.  A perfect multipurpose balm for combatting chapped lips, dry hands, after-shaving friction, light cracks, redness, dryness, roughness an irritation when applied 1-3 times per day. Both available from feelunique, lookfantastic and asos.


New from French science-based skincare experts, Filorga, comes your brand-new spring saviour; C-Recover (£62). This intensive three-week Vitamin C treatment is designed to brighten and even skin tone, boosting collagen production and repairing damage caused by free-radicals.  Formulated with pure, ultra-concentrated Vitamin C (8%), this powerful serum is housed in an airtight and light-resistant packaging to protect and preserve until use.  skin appears more awake whilst the complexion is noticeably brighter and more radiant.  Available now at feelunique.


Join Team Blonde with Jerome Russell Bblonde® Blonding Brush (£19.99) a heat-activated, highlighting brush for gradual precision lightening.  Touch up highlights or lighten mid-lengths and ends for a blonde refresh as part of your beauty routine.  The perfect beauty companion for blondes as we move into Summer, to brighten pre-lightened or natural blonde strands for that Californian beach babe sun-kissed look.  Experts in Blonding, Jerome Russell has developed the high performing on the go blonding tool with soft bristles which allow for precise application, to create a relaxed effortless look. Formulated with bond building technology to help nourish and strength hair whilst colouring. The purple pigments remove brassy tones and keep your blonde bright and beautiful.  Available exclusively from boots.


The latest launch from Faith In Nature is a collection of Conditioner Bars (£6.99) to suit all hair types.  Super nourishing, the conditioner bars can be perfectly paired with Faith In Nature’s shampoo bars for a complete regime.  Available in Hydrating Coconut & Shea, Revitalising Dragon Fruit, Relaxing Lavender & Geranium and Nourishing Shea & Argan.  100% natural, vegan, cruelty free, silicone free and sulphate free with natural fragrances, the range is not only great for a gentle yet moisturising scalp and hair cleanse, but also for those who’d rather opt for a zero-waste regime.  You use much lower levels of water vs a liquid which this has a positive environmental impact and also means less preservatives are required.  Each bar will provide approximately 50 washes, compared to 40 washes from 400ml liquid, making them not just great for glossy locks, but also great for saving money too.  The conditioner bars have a high content of natural oils and waxes which, in combination, provide moisturising and detangling benefits.  They’re also great for curly or coiled hair, and beards, as the high-quality natural formulations provide super softness and enhanced curl formation.  Available from faithinnature.


New from hair and wig expert Frey Necole is the Forhalle Microwavable Moisture Lock Hair Bag (£12 for a 3 pack), designed to change the way extensions and wigs are cared for.  The Moisture Lock Bag opens up the hair follicle, allows for better absorption of hair products, increases moisture retention and repairs extensions faster. This means softer, no shedding and longer lasting hair.  Available from forhalle.


Industry News

Barbicide have launched a series of Spring Cleaning Tutorials, perfectly timed for reopening on 12th April.  They include Infection Control for MUAs, aestheticians, barbers and cosmetologists.   See them on the brand’s YouTube channel.



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