Hot off the Press

August 13th, 2021

August 13th, 2021

NARS have released details about their latest limited edition launch, The Climax Collection.

Climax Liquid Eyeliner (£22) draw on drama with their deepest matte black eyeliner yet and an innovative fluid pigment system for even, instant payoff that wears for 16 hours without smudging. With just one stroke, the unique tapered brush contours to any eye shape and any look with intense control.  Climax Eyeshadow Palette (£45) turn up the intensity the brand’s most innovative eyeshadow finishes yet.  Swipe on nine smoky shades in silky matte, metallic, and multidimensional finishes for extreme payoff.  Lightweight, creamy formula can be worn alone or layered for a dramatic effect.  Red. Set. Climax

Available from NARS stockists nationwide from 1st September.


Milani is the latest budget makeup brand to be courted by celebrities, including Cardi B, Kim Kardashian and Shay Mitchell.   Milani Baked Bronzer in Soleil #5 (£12.75)  “It has an awesome little marbling of gold in it and it works really well on a lot of people’s skin” says Shay Mitchell.  Streak-free and easily blend-able, the formula ensures effortless application for an easy to achieve bronzed summer glow. Smother head to toe for that fresh-of-the-plane glow.  Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso (£8) Kim’s makeup artist Mario uses Milani Baked Blush in their in app tutorials for achieving a natural glow without the heavy highlight. Providing a sheer wash of soft colour for a naturally flushed complexion, the powder is finely milled for a silky application and a healthy glow.  Both available from boots.


W7‘s new Racy Eyeshadow Palette (£9.50) is a tasty and tempting multi-textured pressed pigment palette.  The 18 pan includes 8 velvety-soft mattes, 5 high-shine metallic and 3 multi-reflective marble creams.  The long-lasting high pigment shades include playful pinks, risqué reds and other suggestive shades.  Available now from w7makeup.


Achieve a brighter complexion with the new Oil-Minimizing Toner with Salicylic Acid (£19) from First Aid Beauty.  This alcohol-free, oil-reducing formula acts as an additional cleansing step to wipe away residual makeup and surface impurities, minimizing shine without leaving skin feeling dry or stripped.  The refreshing toner features salicylic acid and papaya fruit extract, which work to brighten the complexion and even out skin’s texture while tightening pores.  A blend of witch hazel and willow bark extract helps soothe and protect skin.  Available from lookfantastic, asos and feelunique.


BeautyPro have launched a range of six anti-ageing Plant Based Serums (£15 each).  Packed with nature’s finest active ingredients, they aim to deliver maximum impact with instant results.  The non-greasy formulas are derived from plant-based sources, using innovative ingredients such as blueberry, soybean, passion fruit, olive and seaweed kelp to drive results.

The range includes:  Brightening with vitamin C; Firming with AHA and enzymes; Hydrating with hyaluronic acid; Nourishing with squalene; Retinol with ocean retinol and Revitalising with vitamins C, A, K and E

All of BeautyPro’s serums are packaged in recyclable materials, including a glass bottle and are printed with vegetable ink. Available now from beautypro.


Philip Kingsley are about to release the all new Bond Builder Restructuring Treatment (£28). With the power to target and repair broken bonds and strengthen existing ones, this reparative pre-shampoo treatment restores chemically damaged, heat ravaged hair back to its former glory.  Arming hair with three times more resilience against damage, this intensive treatment works beneath the surface of the hair’s cuticle to rebuild damaged strands from the inside out. Repairing damage caused by everyday heat styling and chemical culprits, this pre-shampoo staple is a game-changer for strands craving restorative care, repair and strength.

Unlike other bond treatments that contain many conditioning agents, Bond Builder Restructuring Treatment is encapsulated within a minimal, pH adjusted formulation, encompassing just one lightweight agent.  Conditioning agents smooth the cuticle, and, by doing so, can limit how well active ingredients can penetrate the hair. The inclusion of just one conditioning agent, enables the advanced active technology to penetrate the cuticle with maximum efficacy, rather than being blocked by multiple agents coating the hair.

Available exclusively from philipkingsley and lookfantastic from 16th August and nationwide from 1st September.


Vegan nail polish brand Earthy Nail Polish have launched a new colour range, twelve new shades aiming to fill the colour gaps in your nail polish collection (£7.99 each).  Earthy Nail Polish is a 21-free, vegan nail polish brand, born out of the frustration towards unsustainable nail brands that do more harm than good. Made with 79% naturally derived with plant-based cassava, corn and sugar cane, finished with an anti-bacterial bamboo cap.  Available from earthynailpolish.


New from Urban Retreat is Sun Cream (£25) in SPF 25 and 50.  An invisible, lightweight formula which promotes the regeneration of damaged skin structures as it deflects the sun’s skin-damaging rays, giving UVA and UVB protection.  Developed with zinc oxide & magnesium, which provide protection and promote the regeneration of damaged cell structures, the formula also includes hydrogenated olive oil to hydrate and heal dry skin.

The brand use ethically sourced active ingredients from plants, algae, or the sea which are all carefully selected not only for their efficacy but also for their origin and safety.  The product packaging and postal boxes are made from recycled kraft paper which can be composted or recycled, and UR also offer an eco-refill on a large selection of products.  Available from urban-retreat.


Utan is an award-winning pioneering brand that were the first to combine skin toning and firming properties within their self-tan solutions.  The PETA approved vegan and cruelty-free brand focus on health and wellness ingredients to give a glow from the inside and out.  Several of their products banish ingrown hairs, breakouts and calm redness while giving a natural sunless tan.

utan x Jamie Genevieve CBD Tanning Water (£18) This vitamin-infused Tanning Water in collaboration with beauty guru Jamie Genevieve has changed the facial tanning game. The organic DHA develops a gradual tan in 4-6 hours and is scented naturally with Scottish lavender oil from Jamie’s hometown, as well as extracts organically grown in Colorado. With its anti-bacterial properties, it delivers a stunning tan and amazing skin benefits as well.

utan Cherry Almond Turbo Mousse (£24) the solution to that fake tan biscuit scent, this mousse has a delicious cherry scent!  A high-strength combination of organic tanning agents develop at different times with rinse controlled colour technology, so you can get a natural glow right up to a super dark tan with this fast-acting vegan mousse.  Colour will continue to deepen for 24 hours after rinsing for a longer-lasting colour. With unique pH balancing technology the tan develops faster, darker and lasts longer than ever before.

Both available from utan.


Industry News

Congratulations to the NHBF, the UK’s largest hair and beauty membership organisation; they’ve been awarded Best Membership Organisation in the UK at the National Association Awards, as well as being recognised for their efforts to support the industry during the pandemic and for their social media channels.

They were a Gold Winner for Best Membership Organisation (1,000 – 10,000 members) and and also received a Gold Award for its outstanding content and high level of engagement across its social media platforms. They were also recognised as a Silver Winner for Best COVID Response and commitment to the industry during the global pandemic.  The awards recognise the hard work and success of associations, federations, chambers, societies and membership organisations across 12 categories covering all sectors in the UK.

The NHBF has been working extremely hard to support the industry and provide clarity and guidance at what has been a difficult time for everyone, so it’s great to see them recognised for all of their fantastic work.


Salon System Gellux gel polish is launching into 173+ Salon Services stores, following a successful online collaboration.  36 shades will be available; the 15-day no chip, no wear and no wait colour is ideal for nail professionals.  The gorgeously glossy, colour perfect shades dry instantly cured with either UV in 2 minutes or LED in 30 seconds for guaranteed, no smudge results.


Celebrated session hair artist Jenny Cho has joined the R+Co Collective (see our article here). With an impressive catalogue of work under her belt, she will drive the next collaborations for the brand.  Her unique, organic approach to hair allows her to create innovative looks that highlight her subjects’ natural beauty. Featured regularly in editorials across Vogue, I-D, Vanity Fair, Allure she also collaborates on advertising campaigns for brands that include Dior, Paige Denim and J. Brand.  R+Co products available in the UK from rebelbeautybrands.


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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