Hot off the Press

April 23rd, 2021

April 23rd, 2021

Sculpted By Aimee’s latest launch is Cream Luxe (£16 each).  A range of six dreamy compacts for the most radiant, dewy finish to any skin.  A mix of trusted and improved formulations to create the ultimate collection of cream bronzers, highlighters and blushers.  Brand new to the Sculpted range is the soft cream Bronzer, available in Light/Medium and Medium/Deep. The two Blush compacts include Pink Supreme, the brand’s most requested palette option, which will add a natural dewy flush to cheeks. The other Blush compact is Peach Pop a new shade, which has a semi-matte finish.  The duo of Highlights were inspired by their brand’s original trio palettes, and their iridescent cream highlighters are now available individually in Pearl Pop and Champagne Cream.  Available now from sculptedbyaimee and boots.


Say goodbye to under-eye circles and blemishes thanks to W7’s HD Concealer (£3.50). This super creamy vegan concealer gives medium to full coverage. Perfect for using in tandem with foundation or using on its own, this concealer helps you to give your skin a flawless appearance – ideal for those who might be a little spot prone or have an uneven skin tone.  Available in ten shades from w7makeup.


Fenty Beauty is introducing two new limited-edition sets of their bestselling lip colours featuring all new formulas and never before seen shades.  Gloss Bomb Dip Clip-On Lip Luminizer (£17)  Perfecting your pout has never been as fun as with the newest member of the Gloss Bomb collection in the iconic universal rose nude shade, Fenty Glow! The lip gloss has been poured into a portable clip-on pan making it easier than ever when you’re on the go.  Gloss Bomb Cream: Double Take Lip Duo (£27)  For a limited time only, the stop-everything, give-it-to-me lip gloss that feels as good as it looks doubles up to deliver luscious colour and explosive shine.  The limited-edition set features two full-size Gloss Bomb Cream Colour Drip Lip Creams in two new limited-edition summer shades, Cupcakin’ (dusty pink) and Bubble Binge (hot pink).  Available now from boots and Harvey Nichols.


Dear Dahlia’s new 100% vegan complexion products are everyday pre-and post-makeup essentials.  The hydrating formulas gently condition the skin with antioxidant rich Dahlia flower extract and organic plant ingredients, while providing comfortable wear and lasting protection. The range includes Skin Conditioning Micellar Cleansing Water (£28) which doubles as a moisturising toner and leaves skin refreshed and clean ready for makeup application, 5-Layer Soft Cotton Pads (£5) lint-free, 100% pure cotton pads are two sided, the mesh side gently exfoliates and the softer sheets wipe away dirt and makeup and preps skin for smoother product absorption.

Skin Paradise Pore Perfecting Primer (£28) formulated with Skin-Fit technology, this hydrating primer fills in pores and fine lines for a flawless base that lasts all day. The sebum control function combats excess oil, while the blurring effect smooths out skin texture to allow seamless makeup application for a fresh complexion.  Skin Paradise Soft Velvet Finishing Powder (£38) the non-drying formula infused with ultra-fine light-reflecting particles sets and mattifies skin, leaving a velvety soft finish with a delicate radiance. Equipped with an innovative powder puff and an easy-control mesh filter to provide the perfect amount of product for every use.  All products available now from lookfantastic.


Iconic Self Tan Brand, St.Tropez have released a new Limited Edition Ultimate Glow Kit (£38), co-created and designed by their new Brand Ambassador and beauty icon, Ashley Graham.

Informed by Ashley’s own skincare routine and love for a healthy, naturally- glowing complexion, combined with St.Tropez’s tanning and skincare expertise, the Limited Edition Ultimate Glow Kit is everything you need for a natural sunkissed glow.  Including a brand new Self Tan Whipped Crème Bronzing Mousse and a bespoke Applicator Mitt, co-created and designed by Ashley, the collection makes it quicker and easier to achieve a hydrated, healthy tan with the confidence of flawless results.  Formulated with universal shade technology, triple action moisturisers and antioxidant protection, this is where skincare and tanning meet.

The mousse is touch dry in seconds so you can apply and go if you choose.  The tan develops over time and adapts to skin tone; simply apply, wear confidently all day or wash off after 4-8 hours for results that can last all week and evenly fade over time.  The fragrance is inspired by Ashley’s favourite scents, combined with St Tropez’s malodour technology.  The result is refreshing top notes of green fruity tones, with a heart of white florals and green lilac, amber and musk undertones.  Available now from sttropeztan, boots, superdrug, asos, lookfantastic and retailers worldwide.


Becoming an instant hit after its debut last year, SVR Sun Secure Blur SPF 50 (£15.50) is the perfect combination of suncare and makeup.  With a high SPF50 sun protection and a mousse cream that blurs imperfections, complexions are unified and protected.  It targets all types of rays and protects against oxidative damage from UVB + UVA + Visible Light + Infrared, thanks to Integral Secure Technology. The triple-action formula includes: physical protection on the surface with high-performance, photostable and organic SPF50+ solar filters; a Cellular shield of Liposomal antioxidant complex [B-carotene + Detoxophane®] and repairing cellular damage due to exposure via Niacinamide.  Suitable for all skin types, this velvety SPF 50 mousse cream with its unique texture, melts instantly into the skin, becoming invisible for a bare skin effect.  Available from uk.labo-svr, feelunique and lookfantastic.


Friends of Warpaint, Merumaya have a new website and they are celebrating with a FREE Gift worth £48.50 and free standard UK shipping, for purchases of £45+.  The gift includes a full-size Melting Cleansing Balm™ and travel sizes of Gentle Exfoliating Toner, Iconic Youth Serum and Mineral Cleansing Paste all packed in a sustainable brown paper bag.  Available exclusively at merumaya.

Manchester-based ethical brand Lady Showbiz have launched a new Acai & Goji Microdermabrasion Scrub (£14.99 /trade £8.59) a superfood buffing facial scrub that’s suitable for all skin types.  Formulated with naturally derived anti-inflammatory acai fruit extract, antioxidant goji berry extract, nourishing avocado oil, moisturising coconut oil and omega-6 and vitamin E packed sunflower seed oil.  As well as achieving a radiant shine, you’ll be helping others as Lady Showbiz donate 20% of their profits to charity.  Available now from ladyshowbiz.

Rubis have now brought out their famous Classic Slant tweezers in pink (£17.55). The Classic Slant high-quality tweezers facilitate comfortable, precise use: The slanted tips are ideal for plucking eyebrows, for the removal of facial hairs and for epilating unwanted hairs in other body zones. Their special coating provides a non-slip grip and improves the handling perceptibly.  Each pair of Rubis Tweezers demonstrate Swiss precision and luxury at its finest and are individually crafted and finished by hand to ensure perfect tips, alignment and high precision in removing unwanted hair. Ergonomically designed, Rubis tweezers are made of resilient, antacid, stainless steel and can be sterilised in acid.  Available from allcures.


Keep your client’s hair in tip top condition this Spring with Fudge Professional, using the unique WEATHER-SHIELD™technology as the ultimate first line of defence from the spring weather.  This is the ultimate defence from the weather gods, wrapping each strand with a virtual umbrella and delivering foolproof, all-day humidity resistance, and frizz control to leave hair smooth and super-silky all day long.

Weather-Shield is included in these Fudge Professional products: Blow Dry Aqua Primer (£15.50) is the essential first step for the ultimate, long-lasting blow dry that withstands all the elements.  The primer protects from heat styling while smoothing and hydrating the hair. With skincare hero ingredient hyaluronic acid for improved softness, smoothness and visible shine.  Aqua Shine Serum (£15) is a good hair day in a bottle. If your client struggles with that layer of frizz at the end of blow drying their hair, or are in need of an SOS on the move, this serum is their new BFF.  The ideal finishing touch, it’s also great for thicker, coarser hair that needs smoothing out a bit. Infused with hydrating hyaluronic acid and Shine-Lock™ technology to envelop every strand to smooth down cuticles for brilliant smoothness and long-lasting shine.  Curl Revolution Mist (£15.50) is the perfect thirst quencher for your curls. This weightless curl enhancer will revolutionise the look and feel of their curls. Gone are the days of sticky, heavy or crispy and crunchy curls. The ultimate product for all curl needs, whether their hair is curly or coily, your clients are covered.  Infused with moringa seed oil to hydrate and repair the hair.  Available from uk.fudgeprofessional.


The hair colour on everyone’s Pinterest boards; Oyster Grey!  This stylish silver shade is making a comeback this summer, and you can join the hair craze with the Jerome Russell Bblonde, Maximum Colour Toner, Silver (£4.49).  Created for pre-lightened and blonder hair, this on trend silver toner will leave your hair looking a stylish Oyster Grey colour, lasting up to 8 washes.  The maximum Colour Toner is created using the highest quality ingredients which also protect and condition hair during the colouring process.  The colours are all non-permanent and do not contain ammonia or peroxide.  Available at boots, superdrug, Tesco, Sainburys and Morrison.


Industry News

The Spa PR Company, specialists in beauty and wellness PR, has launched a PR Guide for Make-up Artists.  The Guide includes an introduction to PR and how it can benefit MUAs; how you can set SMART goals and define your audience; plus tips on developing your own story.  There is also advice of creating a media kit, enhancing social media and how to outreach to media and influencers.  The guide is available exclusively via The Spa PR Company’s website here.


This week M·A·C launched on NEXT online in the UK with an edit of their must-have cult classics, best-selling products and new launches, including a limited edition ICONS Beauty Box, worth over £100 but available for just £40 for NEXT customers.

The ICONS Beauty Box contains 5 full sized hero M·A·C products including the iconic Velvet Teddy Lipstick and Prep and Prime Fix+, plus a travel size of Strobe Cream.  Available exclusively online and is expected to sell out quickly.


MOJO, the bestselling men’s grooming & styling brand are launching a luxury skincare range for the first time this month, initially with two products.

MOJO Anti-Ageing Moisturiser (£10) enriched with premium anti-ageing actives including UV filters, sodium hyaluronate, collagen, jojaba oil and Pro-Vitamin B5.  The non-oily formulation absorbs easily into the skin and will hydrate, soften and energise the skin by boosting elasticity, reducing the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.

MOJO Exfoliating Face Scrub (£10) Men’s skin is tougher and oilier than women’s so to get and maintain a great looking face and complexion it needs to exfoliate with the right products. This luxury Exfoliating Face Scrub will help smooth, cleanse & revitalise the overall tone & appearance of the face.  Infused with Icelandic volcanic sand and activated charcoal that cleanses clogged pores whilst removing dirt, dead skin cells & oil from the surface of the skin.

Available in 450 Sainsbury’s stores nationwide this month.


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