Hot off the Press

May 7th, 2021

May 7th, 2021

NARS are launching a new limited edition:  Under The Sun Bronzing Collection made up of an eyeshadow and cheek palette.

Summer Solstice Eyeshadow Palette (£45) Nine vividly warm shades in matte, shimmer and metallic finishes.  A sultry palette allowing you to ignite eyes with a spectrum rich in bronze and golden tones.  The pure pigments suspended in an innovative liquid binding system create rich, high-impact colour in just one stroke.

Summer Solstice Cheek Duo (£37) Bronzing Powder creates the perfect sun-washed look, delivering soft, shimmering colour for all-over warmth, while Highlighting Powder in dewy yellow gold delivers next-level luminosity with Seamless Glow Technology – a blend of sheer powders and pearls to create second-skin lustre.

Available exclusively from John Lewis from 10th May and nationwide from 25th May.


ICONIC London have launched their first liquid bronzer, Sheer Bronze (£18).  The easy-to-blend gel-like formula melts into the skin, leaving radiant and luminous results.  The natural-looking, subtle finish is buildable and can be worn super sheer for a subtle warmth, used to contour the cheeks or layered to give a post-holiday glow.  The non-greasy, vegan formula is infused with horehound extract know for its anti-pollution benefits.  Sheer Bronze creates a seamless, soft-focus finish and is perfect for adding depth and definition to all skin tones.  Available in six shades from iconiclondoninc.


BarryM have released Sanitiser Proof Topcoat (£3.99).  Formulated to preserve your manicure against frequent use of hand-sanitiser, whilst offering a professional gel-look shine and sanitising benefits.  Simply apply over your favourite Nail Paint for a protected, glossy finish.  Available from barrym, Superdrug and Boots.


Introducing the new C Spots Go Kit (£45) from Algenist.  This limited-edition vegan skincare set combines vitamin C from Spirulina, vegan collagen, and patented Alguronic Acid to visibly reduce dark spots, smooth texture, even skin tone, and reduce fine lines & wrinkles for a more supple, radiant glow. Containing three of Algenist’s best-selling product in miniatures, this handy kit allows you to test out the full regime.  Blue Algae Vitamin C™ Dark Spot Correcting Peel – a resurfacing & exfoliating peel that visibly reduces the appearance of dark spots and discoloration.  Skin is refined and resurfaced with a reduction in the look of discoloration as well as blemishes & imperfections, revealing radiance, smoothed texture, more even skin tone and a brighter overall complexion.  Genius Liquid Collagen – a vegan collagen serum that helps to restore skin’s natural bounce and resilience while diminishing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream – a vegan collagen infused advanced moisturizer that combats the appearance of lines and wrinkles to visibly firm, smooth, brighten, hydrate and nourish skin.  Available exclusively from cultbeauty.


Nourish London have released a Kale skincare range that features the vitamin rich, powerful antioxidant and protective strengths of superfood kale.  The range features key actives such as extracts of Kale, Griffonia and Rose of Jericho to soothe and hydrate the skin, aid cell renewal and protect against environmental stressors.

Included in the range are Kale 3D Cleanse (£25), Kale Enzymatic Exfoliator (£18), Kale Anti-Ageing Eye Cream (£30), Kale Anti-Ageing Hand Cream (£12.50) and T.S.L. Tighten, Sculpt and Lift Neck Elixir (£23.50).  Available from nourishskinrange, Whole Foods, Holland & Barrett, Naturisimo and Only Naturals.


Image Skincare’s VITAL C hydrating facial mist (£38) is a multitasking must-have.  A vitamin C facial mist for all-day, every day hydration. This lightweight mist hydrates on-demand, leaving skin with a velvety soft, dewy finish. With antioxidant vitamin C and luxe gold sub-microparticles, it helps to shield the skin against daily environmental stressors. The energising formula features a naturally invigorating citrus scent that wakes up the skin with every spritz. The essential add-on to every routine, it primes the skin before makeup, locks in hydration and gives tired skin an instant pick-me-up anytime, anywhere.  Available from imageskincare.


This month AlumierMD is launching HydraRich (£55. The ultimate postbiotic moisturiser, it is packed with an innovative blend of ingredients which influence the microbiome of the skin and protect against external aggressors such as UV rays and heightened levels of summertime free radicals.  This supercharged moisturiser acts not only as a fierce defender of skin health, it can dramatically improve the appearance of skin conditions, including rosacea, dry skin and fine lines and wrinkles.

Available via AlumierMD’s online portal, following an online consultation with a licensed skincare professional.


Also launching this month is Soleil Toujours Mineral Ally Daily Face Defense SPF 50 (£58) erasing the divide between luxury skincare and serious suncare, making protection from the sun’s harmful rays a daily routine, not just a beach-day consideration.

Packaged in the latest Bio Plastic packaging, it has a gorgeous formula which melts into the skin, creating a shield of antioxidant rich protection.  Ground breaking weightless 100% mineral technology makes this face cream ideal for daily protection against UV rays, pollution, IR, and blue light.  PEG and silicone free.  Star ingredients include: patented zinc oxide, eco sun complex, peptides, sodium hyaluronate, CoQ10, green tea extract and squalene.  Available at the end of May from netaporter, Harrods and leading 5 star hotels around the world.


St Moriz Advanced Glycolic Peel Tan Remover (£9.99) removes stubborn and faded self-tan easily to prep your skin for a fresh layer of tan.  Formulated with glycolic acid, salicylic acid and natural walnut shells to exfoliate and reduce excess sebum.   Available exclusively at boots.


Banish brassy yellow tones and get the brightest, whitest blonde as Charles Worthington expands its award-winning ColourPlex range with the new Ultra Violet Intensive Treatment (£9.99).  This salon professional grade treatment mask combines the benefits of Charles Worthington’s Damage Reverse Treatment plus the benefits of expert toning.  Hair is instantly 5x softer and smoother, professional colour lasts longer and brassy tones are banished.  Enriched with viola flower, it deeply nourishes to transform damaged hair and seal split ends, leaving hair brighter and whiter after just one use.  Available from boots.


Pinky Goat, the multi-award-winning professional lash brand for beauty lovers and makeup professionals around the world, are available at Superdrug.​  Loved by celebrities including Rita Ora and Bebe Rexha, the lashes are handmade and vegan and range from natural-looking and ultra-lightweight to glamorous designs creating volumising impact and length. The lashes are cruelty-free, using durable faux mink material and can reused up to 15 times. ​ The most popular lashes are Farah (Rita Ora’s favourite), Rose, Daisy, Sahar and Reem priced from £7.99 to £9.99.  Rose ​– ultra-curly and super lightweight, perfect for a more natural look​; Daisy ​- Soft voluminous curl with a fluttering effect​; Sahar – soft and voluminous for extra glamour; Reem – short, glamourous and with extra volume, perfect for day to night transition.  Available from superdrug.



Industry News

Due to popular demand the Delamar Academy is opening their online doors for a free Open Day on Saturday 15th May, 11:00-17:00.  An online series of live talks, demos and interviews broadcast from the Academy, all registered attendees will be sent a recording of the sessions, so you won’t miss out if you can’t be there live.  Included are:

  • An interactive tour of the whole Academy, the student kits, Prosthetics workshop and inventory of products for all subjects
  • A lecture on the film, TV and media make-up industry from one of the Academy’s top tutors (Laura Solari is rumoured to be booked for this)
  • Tutor talks about their specific subject areas of Fashion, Prosthetics and Hair
  • Interviews with students and graduates
  • Demonstrations
  • A talk by Leda Shawyer about the aftercare, Delamar Agency and top job placements for graduates
  • An enrolment talk.

You can book for the open day here.


Murad Skincare has announced the creation of its first Wellness Board. The new initiative for 2021 will see science and wellness experts help communicate the brand’s unique approach to total skin health and science-backed wellness by creating engaging social media content, hosting live events and social media takeovers and guest editing brand blog posts.

The Murad Wellness Board comprises: Dr. Hazel Wallace, medical doctor, registered nutritionist and founder of The Food Medic; Adrienne Herbert, wellness and fitness expert and motivational speaker; and Megan Rose Lane, a mindset and empowerment mentor.

Dr. Murad’s impact on healthy living reaches far beyond his award-winning skincare range.

He says: “Skin is the window to wellness and my four-pillar approach to skin health and wellness can help anyone live a happier, healthier life. Through the creation of the Murad Wellness Board, we’re providing access to experts in their field to inspire their audiences to live well.”  More information available at murad.


FeelUnique have announced an exclusive collaboration with Gemma Styles to create the ultimate “Doing Good” kit, retaiing for £69, worth over £160.  Along with a fantastic line up of cruelty-free self-care products, 10% of sales will go to MQ Mental Health Research.

Kit includes: Face Halo Pro White; Evolve Beauty Miracle Mask; Ecooking Multi Balm; Inika Long Lash Mascara; Fekkai Brilliant Gloss Shampoo & Conditioner Paradox Hand Sanitizer; this works Sleep Together Pillow Mist; e.l.f. Pore Re ning Brush and Mask Tool; Neom 1 Wick Feel Refreshed Candle and Ethique Rustic Deodorant.  Available while stocks last from feelunique.

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