Hot off the Press

June 4th, 2021

June 4th, 2021

Laura Mercier, the pioneer of the Flawless Face, launched her now iconic Tinted Moisturizer more than 20 years ago, introducing the French staple to the world.

The brand have now re-introduced the iconic Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free Natural Skin Perfector SPF 20 (£36).  The same great formula in new packaging with an expanded shade lineup that covers all skin-tones, from fairest to deepest, providing a perfect match for everyone.  The secret to a sheer shine-free, no makeup-makeup look, it gives skin a soft-focus effect, while blurring the look of imperfections, pores, and fine lines.  All day lightweight hydration, while comfortably controlling shine with oil-absorbing powders for healthy, blurred matte skin.  Providing the benefits of makeup, skincare, and SPF in one step, this multitasking blend of skincare and makeup that blurs imperfections with a sheer hint of coverage.  Available in 20 skin-matching shades exclusively at John Lewis on 21st June and nationwide from 5th July.


The fourth of Kryolan‘s #EyeAmYours mascara line is Dramatic Volume Mascara (£12.30) formulated with thickening ingredients for a fuller lash effect and comes with a fibre-shaped brush.  In triple black, staying soft and flexible all day.  Quick-drying, easily removable and smudge-free.  Available from kryolan.


After Gok Wan raved about Color Sport 30 Day Brow Tint (£9) on Instagram sales have exploded.  Recommended the product by celeb MUA Charlie Duffy whose clients include Dawn French, Davina MCall, Jennifer Saunders and Shirley Ballas, Gok is now a firm fan.

The easy-to-use, at-home tint makes eyebrows appear darker, healthier and elegantly defined to enhance natural features.  It covers grays, adds definition and is waterproof, making it ideal for holidays.  Available from boots.


The W7 It’s Magic! Makeup Remover Cloth (£4.95) and Makeup Remover Cookie (£3.95) are an eco-friendly alternative to other makeup removers such as wipes, which are causing detrimental effects to the environment.  These revolutionary cloths remove a full face of makeup, including waterproof mascara, using a combination of knitted polyesters, silk fibres and tap water. With no harsh chemicals, it is perfect for sensitive skin as it cleanses and gently exfoliates the skin using just tap water. The cloths are also machine washable and can last up to 1000 washes.  Both available from w7makeup.


Wild Pharmacy’s Cool & Calm Facial Mist (£21) is must have in the fight against ‘maskne’.  This toner is not only moisturising and balances out problem skin, that can be oily and dehydrated, but also deeply nourishes with aloe vera, fights bacteria with witch hazel and Tea Tree and has a magnificent regenerating effect.  Helping to finish the cleansing process, it has a power to refresh like no other with Lotus and Magnolia – helping any moisturizer to be better absorbed into the skin.  Also perfect to use as a refreshing, cooling mist on hot days.  As with all Wild Pharmacy products it is 100% vegan, organic and free from parabens, SLS, silicones and sulfates.  Available now at wildpharmacy-uk.


Luxury skincare brand Omorovicza have just launched Queen of Hungary Evening Mist (£55).  Sister to Omoroviza’s original Queen of Hungary Mist, The Evening Mist enhances the restorative quality of sleep for skin, combining repair-enhancing actives with calming lavender extract to promote healthier-looking skin and restore balance to the skin’s Circadian Rhythm.

The mist reinforces skin’s night-time repair with anti-oxidant melatonin and cannabidiol; working to soothe the skin and undo free-radical damage caused by modern aggressors such as blue light. Helping to fuel and further enhance this repair, traditional sleep ally magnesium elevates cellular energy: the finishing touch to this dreamy, pre-slumber ritual.  Available from omorovicza.


Swiss nailcare brand Mavala are giving us a fiery burst of colour with their new Summer launch, the Flower Magic Collection (£5.50 each).  An exciting feast of magical buds and petals with bright, luminous and resolutely optimistic red-and-rose-coloured variation of shades. The range comprises six colours, inspired by the new energy and life that we will experience as we emerge from lockdown, paving the way to an irresistible burst of imagination, giving birth to a fiery bloom of vibrant and flowery colours, along with a beautiful bunch of optimism.  Mavala’s Mini Colors have been designed to minimise solvent evaporation and its iconic golden capped economic 5ml bottles means that there is no wastage. A perfect size for travel, the formulation delivers microscopic air pockets to allow nails to breathe and is vegan friendly.  The improved formulation glides effortlessly over the nails with super long hold and shine.  Available now from nailpolishdirect.


HAAN, the affordable luxury care brand known for their range of colourful hand sanitisers, have just launched their first hand cream.  Cream Pops (£24 for a pack of three) are refillable, travel-sized hand creams inspired by natural ice pops with a creamy twist.

Packed with a nourishing prebiotic complex of inulin and fructose to feed and balance the skin’s microbiome, whilst protecting the skin from air pollution. The popsicle shaped creams are available in three summer inspired fragrances: Fig Fizz, Coco Cooler and Carrot Kick.

HAAN created the design-oriented product with 30% recycled materials that can be refilled and reused. Once you decide the product has come to the end of its life, it can be recycled. Fitting into HAAN’s ethos where sustainability is at the forefront of their brand.

The new line is also available with refillable pouches which will refill the container 3 times (£16), helping to reduce plastic.  Available now from haanready.


Ciaté London have launched a brand new AHA hero duo, Raspberry Burst Lip Serum and Superfruit Burst Primer.

Keep lips soft, nourished and rejuvenated with the powerful Raspberry Burst Exfoliating AHA Lip Serum (£18). Infused with fruit enzyme AHAs to gently exfoliate the lips, this lightweight gel-to-water formula creates a soft and supple pout in seconds. Infused with unique moisture-rich berry stem cell extracts and with a roller-ball applicator, lips are left feeling revived and renewed in seconds.

Blending skincare with cosmetics, Superfruit Burst Citrus AHA Primer (£24) helps to achieve flawless makeup application with added skin-loving benefits. Packed full of gentle fruit enzymes, this skincare-priming hybrid works to smooth and brighten the skin. Infused with evening primose and kudzu extracts to help control any excess oil, this unique formula blends AHAs, anti-sebum actives and moisturising ceramides for soft, smooth and balanced skin.  Both available from ciatelondon.


Get gorgeously smooth lips with Barry M’s Pineapple Lip Scrub and Pineapple Lip Balm (£4.99 each)!  The scrub is formulated with vitamin E, avocado oil and jojoba oil to soften and hydrate.  The ultra-nourishing lip balm combines a mixture of ingredients to help soothe and soften lips. This sweet Pineapple flavour makes it impossible to stop applying.  Available now from barrym and Superdrug.


Blistex has just launched three new lip care products under the company’s new sub-brand, Blistex Lip Infusions (£2.99 each). Each lip balm has been carefully created using the most efficacious ingredients, blending science with nature, and is available in three varieties.

Hydration offers 24-hr hydration and has been clinically tested for its long-lasting effects.  Infused with hyaluronic spheres to lock in moisture, fortified with vitamins E and F to soften and smooth and contains SPF 15.

Soothing is gentle on lips but tough on dryness.  Infused with cucumber seed oil and calendula, known for their soothing properties and with natural beeswax and coconut oil to moisturise and protect lips

Nourishing uses nutrient-enriched botanical oils and vitamin E, to deliver concentrated nourishment for luxuriously smooth lips.  The cemamide enchanced formula helps retain moisture leaving lips supple and smooth.  With natural beeswax and coconut oil to moisturise and protect lips and also contains SPF 15.

Available from blistex and at selected Tesco, Morrisons and Superdrug stores and at ocado.


Industry News

The Film + TV Charity has relaunched their Looking Glass Survey to get a snapshot of mental health behind the scenes.  If you work in film, TV or cinema, have your say and complete the survey here.



St. Moriz new TV advert promotes inclusivity and showcases the self-tan’s slogan ‘A Tan For Every Tone’ and their recently rebranded packaging.  The video includes their partnership with anti-cyberbullying charity Cybersmile.



Don’t forget tomorrow is the virtual charity fundraising day, Stand Together Glam Together on behalf of the Hair & Beauty Charity and British Red Cross and organised by creator, Erin Culley.

Date: Saturday 5th June

Where: IG Live –

Details: Star of This Morning, MUA Bryony Blake, and Oscar-Nominated film and TV designer, Marc Pilcher, have both signed up for the hair and beauty fundraising event. Volunteer-led, it will livestream hair and beauty tutorials from over 20 respected industry creatives on the event Instagram channel on 5th June 2021, to educate and empower supporters.  100% of all donations will go directly to the nominated charities.  For more details click here.


Skin Academy ZERO the 100% truly natural, sustainable and vegan British skincare brand,  are partnering with online beauty retailer FeelUnique. The award-winning brand, which was the brainchild of skincare development expert Holly Wagman, believes that ‘natural’ should be a choice that is accessible to everyone – and one that doesn’t cost or sacrifice the Earth.

To highlight this commitment, athey have also partnered with global environmental organisation Ecologi to help combat the damaging effects of climate change.  For every ZERO by Skin Academy product sold on Feelunique, a tree will be planted under the Ecologi scheme via Eden Reforestation Projects, who employ local people to plant millions of trees in countries where reforestation is needed each year.  Available on feelunique from tomorrow, Saturday 5th June, World Environment Day.


The Hair and Beauty Charity are still working to support those that need their help.  They had over £250,000 donated from professional beauty expert, Caroline Hirons and the Beauty Backed campaign. They have funds available for those people who do need their help; ask them if you need support.

They are a small charity and have to prioritise assistance to those who need it most urgently.  Priority will be given to households where only one adult (working within the industry) provides the only income to the household (e.g. if you live with your partner who will still receive an employed wage, priority will be given to single parent families whose only income is dependent on their hair/beauty industry wage).  Visit their website for more information and to make an application.


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