Hot off the Press

June 11th, 2021

June 11th, 2021

Ciaté London have launched Velvet Cloud Weightless Lip Shadow (£18) a feather light, pigment-packed, buildable lip colour – expertly designed to be worn under a face-mask. Moving away from the traditional lip formats, Ciaté wanted to develop a formulation that would leave a soft-focus colour on the lip whilst containing a high powder content, to ensure longevity of wear.  The Lip Shadow has been infused with the brand’s bespoke Triple-R Complex that enriches their most-loved formulations with a unique blend of hyaluronic acid, raspberry seed extract and squalene to renew, replenish and rejuvenate the skin and lip.  Available now from ciatelondon.


KVD Beauty presents its latest innovation that will certainly make you blush—new ModCon Liquid-Gel Blush (£22). Giving you full control and infinite creative possibilities, this supple liquid blush offers a modern, dewy “gelly skin” look.

The breakthrough vegan formula combines bold, shimmer-free colour and dimension with a glossy, lightweight feel.  Create freeform looks by building it up and blending it out, all without moving your foundation. No more streaks, tackiness, or patchiness with this long-wear formula. Featuring a unique Vegan Gelly System™ to keep skin gleaming, smooth, and well moisturized, its hydrating benefits make this blush suitable for normal to dry skin. The buildable liquid-gel formula makes it mistake-proof for easy application, even when on the go. The portable tube allows for seamless application – no tools necessary. Just use your fingertips to apply and blend for your desired blush look.  Available in four shades, available now in in selected boots stores and online, feelunique (3 shades only, the fourth launches on the site in September).


W7 have the solution to stop makeup sliding off during this glorious hot weather.

Blur To Perfection Faux Filter Primer Potion (£8.95) create a flawless and perfect base with this primer.  The dropper tool ensures precise application so no wastage occurs.  24K Prime Priceless Primer Serum (£7.95) W7’s richest primer yet! This priming serum is a blend of silky smooth ultra-hydrating oil and flecks of real 24K gold.  Apply directly to the skin for a radiant glow or underneath makeup as a smoothing primer.  Princess Potion Face Primer Drops (£6.00) a fast absorbing, complexion booster. The purple formula gives bare skin a natural, radiant complexion boost or use as the perfect base for foundation. Blended with skin-loving hyaluronic acid, rosehip oil, sweet almond oil, aloe, argan oil, grape leaf and camomile, the formula is gentle and refreshing.  Keep It Glassy Illuminating Face Primer (£8.95) an illuminating liquid for the ultimate glowing base. The serum-formula leaves skin gleaming like glass.  Wear alone or as a base for foundation.  All available from w7makeup.


Lady Showbiz have a new offer for salons and spas, offering 90 cruelty-free and vegan gel-effect polishes in a selection of colours for £495 +vat. Lady Showbiz are also offering a bonus 10% discount on first orders.

The range is paraben-free and free from 12.  20% of the brand’s net profits are donated to charities that improve the lives of people and animals in the UK and around the world.

From spring-inspired hues of lilac and mint to neon pinks and orange, as well as classic nudes and sophisticated red, the exclusive trade collection features their best-selling shades.  Ideal for creating new art and designs for clients.  For more information email


Dr. Bronner’s have launched a new scent for their top-selling natural soap brand: Cherry Blossom.  This is the brand’s top-selling range in Asia and has now been released to the UK market.  The range includes the infamous 18-in-1 Pure-Castile Liquid Soap (from £8.49 and available in various sizes and perfect for cleaning brushes and your makeup kit), Pure-Castile Bar Soap (£5.49) and Organic Lip Balm (£3.75).  Available now from drbronner.


Specialising in wild plants and natural ingredients, Wild Pharmacy’s skin care series aims to heal and keep problem and blemished skin at its optimum health and condition.  The range specialises in wild plants, harvesting natural and organic ingredients.  The Clear & Glowing Gentle Face Cleanser (£21) is a gentle yet effective, silky soft facial cleansing gel that cleanses impurities without drying or irritating the skin.  Contains pumpkin seed oil, melon extract, witch hazel, tea tree and chamomile flower extract. 100% natural, 22% wild and organic.  Available now at wildpharmacy-uk.


The new St. Moriz Advanced Tanning Serums are silky and lightweight, gliding onto the skin for an instant glow that gradually builds.  Available in version for oily skin and dry skin, you can select the perfect self-tan for your skin type.  Perfect for both face and body, the Advanced Dry Skin Tanning Serum (£14.99) contains hyaluronic acid and panthonthenic acid (vitamin B5) to hydrate your skin for a softer, more even skintone.  Also helps to reduce redness and dryness caused by sensitive skin.  The Advanced Oily Skin Tanning Serum (£14.99) is a must-have for anyone with acne prone or oily skin.  Packed with ingredients including lemon myrtle extract to rebalance sebum and chamomile to reduce any redness and moisturising agents to lock in moisture.  Available from superdrug and feelunique.


New from Batiste is a limited edition Dry Shampoo Wonder Woman fragrance (£3.25)!  A blend of warm vanilla, amber and iris notes at its base, blended with floral red fruits, white flowers and rose at its heart. Its top notes sparkle with prune and bergamot for a feminine and daring fragrance that encapsulates the spirit of Wonder Woman.  Not only does Dry Shampoo banish oily roots, but lifts lacklustre hair, adding body and texture for glamour every day.

Much loved backstage and a must-have in every seasoned hair stylist’s kit, Batiste Dry Shampoo gives everyone textured hair and extra oomph without stickiness, residue or damage to hair and scalp.  Available from superdrug and boots.


British hair care brand Philip Kingsley are launching their first-ever hair care edit, in collaboration with Influencer Lorna Luxe, on Sunday 13th June 2021.  The Lorna Luxe x Philip Kingsley Edit spotlights a curated selection of Lorna’s must-have products, that have helped her achieve truly Life Changing Hair.

There are four kits (£60 each, retail value £90) within the limited-edition edit, each one packed with hero products hand-picked by Lorna herself. The Body Building Weightless Kit for fine hair, the Moisture Balancing Combination Kit for medium hair, the Re-Moisturizing Smoothing Kit for coarse hair and the Moisture Extreme Enriching Kit for naturally coiled curls, encompass all you need to treat and target the specific needs of each hair texture pioneered by Philip Kingsley.

Each texture-targeted kit contains five products from the Philip Kingsley ranges, including: cult bestseller Elasticizer Deep-Conditioning Treatment, a Shampoo and Conditioning duo, Daily Damage Defence Leave-In Conditioner, and Bond Builder Split End Remedy. Curated to complement one another and housed within a premium cosmetic pouch.  Available 13th June exclusively from philipkingsley.


Not only are celebs jumping on the pink tresses trend, UK Google Searches for ‘Pink Hair Dye’ are up by 130%. In response, the UK’s leading blonding brand, Jerome Russell, have made it easier than ever to get this look at home with the launch of their new Blush Pink Semi-Permanent Toner (£7.99).  Launching next week, it is expertly formulated to add a perfect pink tone to pre-lightened, or blonde hair. The no-ammonia dye will get rid of any brassy, yellow pigments, leaving you a fresh, bright, bold, candy pink result that lasts for up to 16 washes.  Available 14th June from superdrug.


Carmex Naturally Lip Balm (£3.95) combines all-natural ingredients in a range of three flavours to keep pouts looking perfect.  Clinically proven to intensely smoothen the appearance of lips, the balm uses 93% naturally derived ingredients to tackle dryness and protect against the elements. Packed full of antioxidants including sustainably sourced pure cupacaçu and murumuru from the Amazon, plus a generous dose of colloidal oatmeal, soothing chapped lips in a fast-absorbing formula.  Available at stockists including asos and Superdrug.


Industry News

The Australian skin-loving, cruelty-free, vegan tanning brand Bali Body have launched into Boots.  During lockdown the brand saw continued growth in sales, selling 1 bottle every 2 minutes of their new 1 Hour Express and 1 bottle every 3 minutes for their iconic Face Tan Water. On the rise of self-tan sales and changing tanning habits during lockdown, Owner and Director of Bali Body, Laura Oosterloo, says “During lockdown, applying self-tan was an easy way to boost your mood and give yourself a little pick-me-upOur mousses have had outstanding success since the day they launched and this continues to grow.  Bali Body was born digitally and now being stocked in bricks and mortar stores, such as Boots, really opens up accessibility to an audience who might not have tried our brand before”.


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.


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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