Hot off the Press

April 30th, 2021

April 30th, 2021

Stila’s latest launch is Plumping Lip Glaze (£20) in six new summer shades.  Formulated with 1.0% Maxi-Lip plumping complex to maximize blood circulation, these luscious lip glosses give your lips a slight tingle while effectively plumping.  With an infusion of vitamin E, antioxidants and a blend of pliable waxes, these glosses keep your lips hydrated on a scorching summer day, without any stickiness and a minty flavour.  Available now from stila.


ICONIC London’s newly coined beauty technique, Face Ombré, was seen on Paris Hilton during Oscar week.  Her makeup artist Rokael Lizama revealed a full product breakdown of Paris’ Oscar week glam on his Instagram, describing how to achieve her radiant glow.

This technique combines a trio of ICONIC London’s hero products to create a glowy dewy, summer blend finish.  Build the look by dotting Sheer Bronze (£18) along the cheeks, with Sheer Blush (£18) above, finished off with highlight (Illuminator – £30). The liquid products blend seamlessly together to create a flawless radiant look.  All available from iconiclondoninc.


Manchester-based ethical brand Lady Showbiz have just released three gorgeous new gel-effect nail polishes inspired by 60s starlets (£12 each).  Sofia a classic, stunning, red hue is immediately evocative of the red carpet.  Audrey is a darker, high shine burgundy as sumptuous and rich as your favourite glass of red.  Grace is an opulent pale pink so delicate and delicious, perfect for brides and wedding guests alike.

Aa always with Lady Showbiz polishes, the products are vegan, cruelty-free, free from 12 and paraben free plus 20% of profits are donated to charities who improve the lives of people and animals in the UK and around the world.  Available now from ladyshowbiz.


W7 Makeup have recently launched their new nail care tools which are designed to keep nails looking perfect even weeks after having a manicure.  The range includes nine affordable tools starting at just £2.95 up to £5.95.  This includes Nail Pusher and Cleaner (£3.95) a dual-ended tool for reviving and conditioning nails, 2 Pack Nail Files (£3.95), Nail Scissors (£4.95), Nail Clippers (£4.95) with a curved blade for a natural shape, Nail Buffer (£2.95), Glass Nail File (£3.95), False Nail Cutter (£4.95) trim and tidy your false nails quickly and safely. Due to its sturdy shape and build, this nail cutter prevents nail breakage and damage, Nail Cuticle Clipper (£5.95), Slanted Tweezers (£3.95) available from w7makeup.


Murad have a new skincare launch – the new Vita-C Triple Exfoliating Facial (£67) which is a microderm facial at home.  This triple exfoliating mask replicates a complete facial by not only exfoliating skin to help clear the way for better penetration of targeted ingredients and serums, but also treats it with gold-stabilised vitamin C for powerful antioxidant defence and next-level brightening benefits.  The colour-changing formula indicates even application to make at-home exfoliation an effective and gentle experience every time.  Suitable for dry, combination, oily and balanced skin.  Cruelty-free and vegan friendly.  Available 3rd May from murad, partner spas and salons, Harrods, Selfridges and selected M&S, House of Fraser and John Lewis stores.


Skin Proud, the gen-z skincare brand that’s encouraging us to embrace our flaws and celebrate our imperfections has launched Frozen Over (£16.95) their brand-new gel-to-ice hydrator.  Enriched with super-hydrating hyaluronic acid, this unique hydrator can be used at room temperature as a gel for an instant burst of moisture, or applied straight from the freezer for an icy, soothing saviour to combat tired and puffy skin. Formulated with lemon extract to help brighten the skin and anti-inflammatory aloe vera to calm, soften and hydrate. Ice, ice, baby!  Available now at asos.


Science Of Skin have launched Cleanse No. One (£15.99) a new microbiome-friendly face wash for problem skin.  A foaming micellar facewash that will help to prevent breakouts, reduce redness and minimise pores without stripping skin.  Formulated with a powerful prebiotic that helps to maintain the balance of biome.  Together with other active ingredients, including salicylic acid, green tea and witch hazel, the gentle but effective formula will give a calmer, clearer complexion with every wash.  Vegan and approved by the Vegetarian Society, Cleanse No. One is not tested on animals and is paraben, alcohol and fragrance free.  Available from scienceofskin.


Upgrade your lip balm and try Indeed Lab’s new Peach Hydraluron+ Tinted Lip Treatment (£14.99).  Formulated with hydrating properties to deeply nourish, plump and hydrate whilst enhancing your lip colour with a tint of peach.  The lightweight, smooth non sticky formula includes pomegranate sterols, hyaluronic acid, coffee, tea and tropical fruit extracts to increase hydration, promote elasticity and replenish lip’s moisture barrier for smoother, softer feeling lips.  The tint uses Volulip peptides naturally enhancing lip volume and improving lip texture, whilst the ultra-filling spheres aim to plump and smooth out wrinkles. The tints can also be applied to cheeks for a dewy, natural blush. This gorgeous formula also comes in pink and red.  Available from asos.


British, vegan, hair brand, Olew have launched a new limited-edition, gender-neutral range which celebrates the brand’s new presence in the Gulf.  It pays tribute to this vibrant culture, inspired by the traditional Oud scent worn by both men and women in the Middle East.  Curl Cream Oud Collection (£15.50) nourishes and defines curls.  The naturally hydrating curl crème is infused with a special blend of jojoba, avocado and aloe.  Designed to smooth curls, minimise frizz and bring curls back to their original curl pattern.  Olew Original Oud Collection (£14.50) is a natural, nourishing oil formulated with antioxidants that is idea for dry ends and damaged hair.  It’s also a scalp treatment and is great for a quick curl refresh on the go.  Available from olew.


OSMO’s newest hair launch is Chromaplex Shampoo and Conditioner (£5.50 +vat each).

Chromaplex™ Bond Shampoo is formulated with Fibre Bond Technology to help build hair elasticity, while repairing both damage and breakages. Hair is strengthened and restored for soft feeling and radiant results.  Chromaplex™ Bond Conditioner has been formulated to penetrate deep into the hair shaft and stimulate the hair follicles for a complete moisture boost.  This nourishing, daily conditioner leaves hair feeling replenished, strong, supple and radiant.  Available from osmo and wholesalers nationwide.



KG Professional, the premium professional range for lash artists, has just launched new Platinum Lashes (from £16).   They are eco-friendly, plastic-free as well as vegan and animal cruelty free.  They are ultra-dark, the darkest lashes available from the brand.  They are foil backed, so they won’t leave any sticky residue on your hand or lash tile.  They are also a dream to fan, so perfect for Russian Volume handmade fans.

Also available is KG Professional Eyelash Shampoo (£12).  Ideal for lash artists to upsell to clients, and ensure clients have appropriate aftercare for their lash extensions.  Founded by Lash Expert and top UK beauty entrepreneur Katie Godfrey, one of the first trainers in the UK to teach Russian Volume Lashes, the brand provides high quality products and training for lash technicians.  Now they also deliver essential products for consumers to maintain and care for lashes effectively at home.  Available exclusively from kgprofessional.


We all know how valuable bees are to environment, but they are also worth around £700m to the UK economy.  To survive the winter, a bee colony will need around 18kg of honey to survive. However, during this time it gets too cold for bees to create enough.  This is where Sugar Coated comes in.  During these leaner months, when the bee’s food source declines, Sugar Coated donates their pure sugar syrup to local beekeepers, to be used as food and to tide the bees over until Spring.

Sugar Coated Full Body Hair Removal Kit (£12.99) uses their classic formulation to give a great and safe waxing treatment on all areas of the body – from head to toe.  The natural sugary caramel smell will leave you wanting more.  Available at Next, feelunique, and sugarcoatedhairremoval.



Industry News

Fudge Professional have released a new episode of their In The Chair social media mini-series.  Hosted by Fudge Professional Global Ambassador Jonathan Andrew, he welcomes TV fave Vicky Pattison to the hot seat.  Not only for a good old catch up but Vicky has undergone a pretty stunning blonde transformation too as part of the Fudge Professional Cooling All Blondes campaign they’ve just launched.  To watch the latest episode head to @fudgehair on Instagram.


Cult US Vegan Skincare Brand, Versed has landed on and launched in over 400 Boots UK stores. Sustainably-minded, non-toxic and focused on bringing real results at affordable prices, the brand has launched a selection of their hero products comprising their most popular moisturisers, eye creams, serums, and cleansers, all under £20.

Including Day Dissolve Cleansing Balm (£13.75) an oil-based balm that melts away makeup and impurities without stripping moisture, Weekend Glow Daily Brightening Solution (£13.75) a powerful brightening toner for uneven skin tone, specifically dark spots and post-acne marks. Gentle enough to be used every day and delivers visible tone and texture results and Dew Point Moisturising Gel-Cream (£11.25) a light, gel-cream everyday moisturiser with a jelly-like texture that absorbs quickly and keeps the bounce in skin.

Sustainability is a part of every decision the brand makes—from recyclable and PCR packaging to fuel-efficient shipping methods that have them nearing carbon neutrality and more.  Available now from boots.


Primark have announced their second collaboration with hair stylist to the stars Andrew Fitzsimons – offering a range of exclusive yet affordable expertly designed products and accessories.  Last year, the celebrity hairstylist bottled his magic touch and launched the Andrew Fitzsimons x Primark haircare range, featuring all wet hair essentials, electricals and accessories.  Following on from its huge success, a new array of products will be joining the coveted line-up – including Root Concealers & brand new accessories!  Available exclusively in Primark stores.


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