Hot off the Press

August 6th, 2021

August 6th, 2021

M·A·C are spoiling us with two new releases this week.  First, the newly revamped Lustreglass Lipstick (£19.50).  Available in 28 shades – 18 new, 4 limited editions and 6 fan-favourites. The 8-hour formula hydrates, nourishes and conditions lips, leaving a luminous pop of sheer high-shine colour.  Enriched with a luscious blend of lip-loving ingredients – including hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, shea butter, jojoba, raspberry seed, olive and coconut oils for ultra-hydrating colour.  Think lipstick for balm lovers.  Packaged in a new ultra-shiny bullet with the M·A·C logo embossed on the actual lipstick.  Available now from all MAC locations.


The second is the Hint of Hollywood Kits (from £25).  Make everyday a high-glamour moment with these 10 kits for eyes, lips and cheeks.  Inspired by the golden age of Hollywood glamour they will give you a spotlight ready look wherever you go.  A bonus is you can save up to 35% on buying the products separately.  The View From The Top Eye Kit (£50) – available in medium and light – includes a limited-edition eye palette featuring 8 new colours, and eye kohl and Extreme 3D black last mascara.  Award-Winning Lip Kit (£30) available in bright, deep and neutral – features Prep + Prime Lip, argan oil-infused Love Me Lipstick and a Lipglass.  Blush With Fame Kit (£45) a limited edition face kit pairing a champagne-gold Powder Blush and a 161S Duo Fibre Face Glider Brush.  Hollywood Secrets Lip Vault (£65) starring three exclusive Matte and Amplified Lipsticks plus three matching Lipglass colours.  A Hint Of Hollywood Mini Lipstick Kit (£45) a selection of five exclusive mini Matte, Retro Matte and Cremesheen Lipsticks in all-new spotlight- ready colours – plus world-famous Ruby Woo.  Château Glow Mini Lipglass Kit (£25) a limited-edition, three-piece kit featuring mini lipglass in Clear, Downtown Dazzle and in La-la-land.  Available now from Selfridges and maccosmetics.


New from Kryolan are two Digital Complexion Face Primers (£18.50) – one for oily and one for dry skin.  Both are specially made to allow skin to look perfect when taking pictures or filming videos with advanced 4K-technologies.  These primers complete the brand’s Digital Complexion line, delivering the impression of perfectly filtered skin in front of cameras.  The primer for oily skin mattifies and smoothes skin before applying make-up. Its special elastomer powder particles are scientifically proven to reduce shine and absorb access sebum and oils.  The dry skin primer hydrates and smoothes the skin before applying make-up. The active ingredients within the formula work in synergy to promote soothing and skin protective qualities.  Available now from kryolan.


New from Glow Hub are four new super serums (£14 each) designed to target specific needs.  Barrier Builder soothes, strengthens and protects, Scar Slayer helps reduce the appearance of acne scarring and dark pigmentation, Glow Giver brightens and resurfaces dull complexions while Hydration Hero quenches thirsty skin.  Each serum blends two acids that complement each other, bringing benefits to your skin.  Available now from glowhub.


American clinical skincare brand, IMAGE have released Vital C Hydrating Overnight Masque (£67).  This overnight treatment boosts the appearance of radiance in dull skin. The gel texture drenches the skin with hydration and locks in vital nutrients as you sleep. Formulated with blue-green algae extract and a triple mineral complex. You’ll wake up to ultra-hydrated, glowing skin.  This product is formulated without parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, artificial fragrances and synthetic dyes.  Available from imageskincare.


New to the UK market is Ksoni a premium and sustainable haircare brand, aiming to reduce single use plastic in the bathroom and help consumers and the environment alike.  Inspired by nature and founded by women of colour, Ksoni offers a range of natural, oil-infused shampoos and conditioners, with vegan formulas.  Suitable for all hair types but they work particularly well for hydrating textured hair. Ksoni is also nourishing for the soul; essential oils have been picked which are healing for the body.  Ksoni products are housed in aluminium cans, with a reusable cap, which allows for precision pour to avoid unnecessary spill or excess use of product.  The aluminium packaging is infinitely recyclable and lightweight to transport, whilst each can is recycled and back on the shelves in just 60 days.

The range includes: Jivati shampoo (£12) and conditioner (£16) – infused with frankincense and bergamot essential oils for a rejuvenating mood-boosting experience with hints of spice and citrus and Jojoba oil to promote hair growth and volume, for a soothing and restorative shower experience.  Unati shampoo (£12) and conditioner (£16) – infused with floral ylang-ylang and calming lavender essential oils, as well as argan oil for its extra smoothing, moisturising and relaxing properties. Zakti shampoo (£12) and conditioner (£16) – infused with grapefruit and lemon essential oils to help you kick start your day with vitality. Sandalwood and grapeseed oils have been used to add shine whilst reducing oily build-up.  Available from ksoni and wolfandbadger.


The latest professional product launch from Skin Geek is Oilaplane (£36) a professional-use oil for dermaplanning.  This product was originally launched as a balm years ago and was the first of its kind, as previously dermaplaning had always been carried out on dry skin.  The oil is particularly good for drier or sensitive skinned clients as it will hydrate, protect, reduce inflammation and soften the skin and vellus hair and allow the blade to glide smoothly over the face resulting in less irritation.  Available from skingeek.


Bestselling 100% silk N°1 Illume Body Glove has launched a mini Face Glove (£7.99) for a more concentrated facial exfoliation.  Using 100% intricately woven silk, and inspired by the ancient ritual of deep exfoliation and detoxification from the bath houses of Turkey, the Face Glove effortlessly removes dead skin cells on the surface to exfoliate, purify and energise your skin.  With its deep but gentle exfoliation it is known to brighten dull dry skin, remove fake tan, promote silky smooth skin, reduce breakouts, and improve the appearance of scars.  Available from no1illume.


Industry News

After two years of planning, Delamar Academy is available in India with a certified online Fashion and Beauty course running 28th August to 3rd September 2021 costing £1,046.25.  The course is made up of 18 hours of live online tuition from the school’s top tutors who are some of the best talent in the world for beauty and fashion make-up.  This course is exclusively created for the Indian Make-up Industry, so while anyone can join it has been developed for the Indian Community – many of whom have been unable to travel to London due to Covid.   It includes masterclasses on: skin; bridal makeup; smokey eyes, brow & contour; editorial storytelling; TV glam & red carpet; contemporary hair and creative colour.

This course is for every Indian Make-up Enthusiast, regardless of age or experience, who wants to learn what it takes to be a cutting-edge artist.  For more information or to book a place click here.


Flannels, one of the UK’s fastest-growing luxury retailers, is opening three UK beauty destinations in few flagship stores this year, aiming to disrupt the beauty retail market.

Flannels Beauty is based around a modern understanding of how consumers engage with beauty – across multiple brands, price points, and a unique mix of heritage, challenger, exclusive and pharmacy brands, including icons such as Chanel, Dior and Charlotte Tilbury alongside newer names such as Le Labo, Augustinus Bader and Natasha Denona.

The first of three new Flannels Beauty departments opened at the new flagship store in Sheffield Meadowhall on 19th July, and the others will follow in Leicester and Liverpool this year.

Alongside products, the stores will also contain exciting world-first beauty features to take beauty shopping to the next level including Beauty Changing Rooms – interactive, digitally-connected private spaces designed to test, trial, and play with products.  The state-of-the-art pods allow shoppers to escape to their own beauty enclosure, allowing them to swatch lipsticks, test foundation shades and be as creative as they like.

Each beauty changing room will feature a fully equipped vanity mirror which also doubles up as a personal photographer, with complimentary studio lighting to deliver the perfect selfie (taken by foot to maintain hygiene standards, with images delivered direct to the shopper’s device via a snap of their personal QR code) at the click of a button – and they even have a hidden wind machine.  Meanwhile, the FLANNELS Beauty Bar is a first-of-its-kind bar with the latest ‘menu’ of trends, products, and exclusive beauty collaborations to be enjoyed over coffee or cocktails.


Skin Geek have announced new training dates for professional courses.  All are £495 +vat and include an extensive kit.  

Microneedling – 23rd August

Dermaplaning – 30th August

Dermaplaning – 13th September

Microneedling – 20th September

For more information and the current course syllabus contact or call 01324 306018.


Salon System’s new Dual Treatment Lash & Brow Lift System is an easy 3 step system that lifts lashes for 8 weeks and laminates brows for 3-4 weeks to complete your client’s eye treatment.  Alongside this, Salon System have launched two new training courses to support the release of the Lash & Brow Lift System delivered by their appointed educational agency, Training Solutions.

In-store/On-site Training Lash & Brow Lifting Training (£160 +vat) Learn face to face with an educator for the new two-in-one Salon System Lash Lift and Brow Lift Lamination system.

Blended Online with LIVE Webinar Training (£129 +vat) Students will have access to an interactive Online Training Portal on the new Salon System Lash Lift and Brow Lift Lamination system, studying at their own pace before attending a live Webinar training session to view the demonstration.  Visit uktraining-solutions to book.


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