Hot off the Press

July 2nd, 2021

July 2nd, 2021

Get ready to fall in Nude Love (£24 each) with a major shade extension of the Nudestix Nudies range. These all-over face colours have become a cult favourite amongst makeup lovers the world over.  Inspired by the modern monochromatic and minimalist makeup looks, these 6 new shades of provide the perfect pop of healthy colour for your eyes, lips and cheeks. The long-wearing, lightweight formulas are must-haves for everyone from makeup minimalists to those who love full glam.

Nudies Matte Blush delivers a natural, fresh matte look to the skin. The new shades in the collection are Moodie Blu (deep eggplant) and Cherie (nude rose).  Nudies Bloom provides a dewy pop of sheer colour and a subtle lit from within glow, new in this release are Bohemian Rose (fuchsia), Rusty Rouge (retro caramel) and Crimson Lover (garnet plum).  Nudies Glow offers a glassy finish to the skin for natural radiance, new shade Ice Ice Baby (universal, cool glassy dew).  Available now from cultbeauty, lookfantastic and beautybay.


M·A·C UK and Ireland launch their new Magic Extension Mascara (£20) next week, exclusively at Boots.  This new release lifts lashes to new levels of magnification and over-the-top extravagance thanks to one of the longest fibres on the market – offering an excessive 5mm-fibre boost for a crosshatch effect.  The tapered 5D brush gives a stretched look and volume from root to tip and the lash-caring formulation keeping your real lashes flexible.  With a colour-amplifying Crystal Elixir Powder to intensify inky lash pigment, it provides a lash-lifting effect for instant eye-opening curl and a conditioning hit of an olive oil extract.  Available exclusively from 7th July at boots.


W7 Cosmetics latest release is Blush Rebel Blusher (£4.95) which is a dupe for the NARS Blush (£26).  This blendable and super buildable formula adds a natural, youthful pop of colour to cheeks in three stunning shades: Strip Tease – a matte peach nude, Teach Me – a shimmering deep nude/pink shade and  All Night – a peachy pink shimmer glow.  Available now from w7makeup.


New from Barry M are Hi-Vis Matte Nail Paints (£3.99 each).  Add a pop of neon to your mani, now available in a bold matte finish.  Apply over the Hi Vis Activator for a more vibrant result.  Available in 16 shades from barrym and superdrug.


New, from Italian makeup innovators, Lord&Berry, are two brand new mascaras.  Curl, lift and define your way to mesmerising lashes with Big Noir (£17). Bringing big, bold lashes, this intensely black mascara creates high definition, volume and curl. The specially designed, hollow fibre brush combines a rounded side to quickly load product and lift lashes with a flat side to define and curl. The pointed brush tip ensures every lash is coated for eye-opening definition. Formulated with carnauba wax to protect lashes and palmitic acid to keep lashes hydrated. Provitamin B5 soothes and strengthens whilst vegetable waxes provide a soft, lightweight texture and ultra-creamy formula.

How much definition is too much definition? Never too much. Boasting a unique brush shape, creamy formula that separates lashes for ultimate definition and two brush styles, Never Too Much (£17) evenly distributes product throughout even the shortest lashes to reveal intense volume and length. Formulated with rich, natural waxes blending mimosa flower, sunflower and jojoba, this brand-new mascara hydrates and nourishes lashes for a silky feel, whilst also helping to stimulate growth. Carnauba wax adds volume and length whilst sunflower seed wax strengthens lashes.  Both available from lordandberry.


Nadira Persaud is offering her Signature Compact Duo Facial Cleansing Brush (£16.99) to UK customers only.  This nifty mini manual tool comes with it’s own ventilated case and has her clients ‘ooh-ing’ and ‘ahh-ing’ as she cleanses away clogged pores, cleans off makeup, then massages and tones skin to reveal a ‘Glow-Full’ radiant and plump complexion.  It’s a great way to double cleanse daily or to use 2- 3 times a week to maintain healthy skin.  After use less skincare and foundation is required as your skin is the best that it can be.  Available from nadiramakeup.


Embryolisse’s latest release is Active Water Multi-Function Face Mist (£17.99). Harnessing the impressive powers of Japanese technology, it delivers a nourishing burst of soothing mist to the skin. With a feather light consistency, the Active Water absorbs into skin quickly, leaving behind a radiant, natural-looking surface.  Widely used Asia to treat skin conditions such as burns, acne, and scarring, mineralised water is rich in calcium, sodium, and magnesium. Only using two ingredients – water and mineral salts – the facial mist is ideal for minimising the appearance of pores, brightening the complexion, protecting the skin from bacteria and pollution, and can be used to remove face and eye makeup before cleansing. Suitable for all skin types.  Available now from lookfantastic, beautybay and feelunique.


Nourish London’s organic and vegan natural radiance boosters will give your skin the perfect glow this summer.  Probiotic Multi-Mineral Face Mask (£23.50) this innovative nutrient-rich mask is scientifically crafted with probiotic minerals essential for skin repair.  Infused with damask rose and lavender, this powerful anti-ageing mask will help to boost collagen, diminish wrinkles and restore firmness, whilst magnesium helps to address inflammation of the dermis that can lead to acne and rosacea. This skin smoothing treatment also features natural minerals such as zinc (to repair skin-damage), copper (to increase collagen and cellular repair) and iron (to oxygenate the skin) to rejuvenate your complexion.

3-In-1 Antioxidant Super Balm (£32) this super charged, 3-in-1 multipurpose anti-ageing balm can be used as a cleanser, nourishing treatment mask and an intensive moisturiser all-in-one to revitalise the complexion.  Formulated using a potent blend of pure, natural plant oils and extracts, including macadamia oil, borage oil and pumpkin seed oil, this cleansing and nourishing balm works wonders on the skin either as a gentle yet effective cleanser or as a  nourishing skin treat. Packed with antioxidants to strengthen and protect the skin from free radical damage, replenishing omega-rich oils to supplement the skin’s sebum levels and a patented anti-ageing French Marine Algae extract to extract to tone, firm and smooth the skin.

Both available from nourishskinrange, Whole Foods, Holland & Barrett, naturisimo, Only Naturals and leading independents.


Wild Science Lab have just introduced four new cutting-edge formulas to its Root + Fruit skincare collection, all designed to harness the potency of natural ingredients alongside delivering visible results.  Each product is created to work on its own or together as part of an intensive brightening, boosting daily skincare routine.

Light Switch Hyperpigmentation Serum (£30) – use to smooth, refine and brighten dark spots and uneven skin tone.  Control Switch Repair Serum (£35) – use if your skin is inflamed, irritable and you suffer from congestion and breakouts.  Night Watch Firming Moisturiser (£38)– use if your skin barrier is vulnerable and you need to restore strength, firmness and elasticity.  Night Shift Renewal Eye Serum (£30) – use if your skin is fighting fatigue, is prone to puffiness and feels dehydrated.  Available now from wildsciencelab.


Cult, Swedish premium professional haircare brand Nine Yards has launched new Silver Linings Blonde Shampoo (£19.50) and True Cool Blonde Conditioner (£19.50) to neutralize yellow, brassy hues and restore cool blonde tones effectively – but with a difference.  Nine Yards has found the perfect balance between a mild cleanse, silver pigment quantity and nourishing, 100% vegan ingredients for cared for blonde locks.

Carefully created to be different to most blonde shampoos on the market which tend to dry the hair out, making hair frizzy and unmanageable.  Nine Yards discovered that they could achieve glossy, bright hair by actually using milder surfactants (the ingredients that open the cuticles) but pairing it with smaller amount of stronger pigments whilst packing the duo with aloe vera, broccoli seed oil, jasmine flower extract, green tea and shea butter.  Perfect for keeping blonde, silver and grey hair looking bright during the summer months and great for reviving post summer hair!  Available from nineyardsuk


Industry News

Q Hair and Beauty, Chichester’s multi award winning salon, has taken a pioneering step forward in providing excellent training for the next local generation of beauty therapists and technicians.  In partnership with Rewards Hair & Beauty Academy it has opened a new concept beauty academy at its Donnington branch and has just been accredited by City & Guilds to deliver Level 2 Apprenticeship Diploma for Beauty Professionals.

Operating every Wednesday, the academy offers all aspects of beauty education and as students complete training on any treatment, they are integrated into the salon environment to increase both their skills and confidence with both clientele and a wide range of therapies. At the end of their course, they take their End Point Assessment and will then be salon ready, armed with valuable and real experience.

An Open Day will be held at Q’s flagship salon in North Street, Chichester, on Tuesday 27th July from 10am, for anyone considering a career in beauty.  The team will be available to talk through any questions together with apprentices to demonstrate what they have learnt and their experience.  For more information contact the salon.


Salon System, brand leaders in professional beauty, launches the RefectoCil Eye Care Pads (£19.95 +vat for a pack of 10).  The innovative gel pads use Hydro Gel technology, which effectively holds and permeates moisture and active ingredients.  The Eye Care Pads function as an intensive mask to protect the eye area during a treatment with an injection of hyaluron, vitamin E, aloe vera and allantoin ingredients to moisturise and smooth, whilst anti-inflammatory properties soothe the eye area. The Eye Care Pads will adhere gently and securely to the skin without slipping and work especially well on the curved eye area.

“Give your clients eyes a real treat with the exciting new RefectoCil Eye Care Pads. The underside of these specially shaped cooling, soothing, and super moisturising gel pads, treat the delicate eye area with the latest state of the art ingredients and a unique gel formula. Versatile and dual purpose, the dry top side of the pad is white for highlighting even the tiniest of hairs, whilst also being protective against staining from tinting and are also great for securing lower lashes in lash lifting – all the while giving this difficult to treat area, some intense and refreshing TLC. Your clients will notice huge improvements with fine lines and wrinkles, reduced puffiness, and a well-rested, brightened and hydrated skin texture. I’d recommend using the eye care pads as an add-on service to your lash treatments, whilst also being a great aftercare retail product at home!” says Salon System Educator, Lash & Brow Expert, Ruth Atkins.  Available now from professional beauty wholesalers nationwide.


With summer beauty treatments booked up months in advance and businesses under pressure to recoup lost profits, the need for fast, seamless sanitisation of work spaces has never been greater.  Vycel are launching the brand new Vycel 4 Electrostatic Sprayer (£2,250 +vat) which utilises the latest technology to provide quick, safe and cost effective way of protecting beauty businesses from the health and financial threats posed by infections spread by viruses and bacteria.

This next-gen cleaning innovation creates a fine mist that simultaneously disinfects surfaces AND cleans the air it passes through. Vycel Daily Sanitiser’s fine mist evenly coats and sanitises 100% of surface areas, while killing 99.99% of virus and bacteria in just 30 seconds. Lightweight, compact and cordless battery powered, the Vycel Sprayer delivers an impressive 1.6 billion particles of cleaning solution every minute and the built-in high performance pump can project mist up to 2 metres across a room.  Preorder now from vycel.


Haircuts4Homeless have appointed two new trustees: Celebrity Hairdresser Adam Reed, and Beauty PR Extraordinaire, Andrew Perera.

Haircuts4Homeless is a charity set up by veteran hairdresser Stewart Roberts to provide haircuts free of charge to homeless people. One of people’s basic rights it for them to feel good about themselves and this service gives this to people.

Stewart said “Everyone at Haircuts4Homeless are extremely proud to have Adam Reed & Andrew Perera join us as Trustees and become part of the Haircuts4Homeless family.

Adam has joined us in the past cutting hair for homeless people and we are certain will be a very proactive member in the future. Andrew with his Brandstand team have supported us over the last couple of years in gaining support and raising much needed awareness”.

For more information about the charity:

Link to donate HERE.


Max Factor have announced dynamic actor, philanthropist and producer Priyanka Chopra-Jonas as its new global ambassador and creative collaborator.  Priyanka joins Max Factor as the face of major beauty campaigns and product launches throughout 2021 and beyond, starting with the new Facefinity All Day Flawless Airbrush Finish 3in1 Foundation campaign which will make its UK television debut on 1st September 2021.

Max Factor is on a journey of transformation; with heritage rooted in Hollywood, the brand’s refreshed approach focuses on empowering its community to step into the spotlight, by co-creating effortless transformation through the brands portfolio of products.

As a multi-faceted philanthropist, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and advocate of women around the world, Priyanka Chopra-Jonas is a champion of the empowerment that comes with transformation, driving relevant and purposeful conversations that inspire today’s women.


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