Hot off the Press

August 27th, 2021

August 27th, 2021

Feast your eyes on the succulent flavours of autumn, dripping in temptation with M·A·C Cosmetics limited edition Tempting Fate Collection: an autumn colour collection so decadent, it should be forbidden.  Plush pigments and tantalizing textures, born backstage – all housed in beautiful special-edition golden packaging.  The collection comprises:

Eight-pan Feast Your Eyes Eyeshadow Palette (£35) decadent colourful shades in multiple finishes with a rich colour payoff;  Lipstick (£19.50) six berry and neutral lipstick shades in matte and amplified finishes;  Eye Kohl (£17.50) three shades in a silk formula; Strobe Face Glaze (£22) available in three shades of iridescent glossy blush that delivers the dewiest, flushed glow; 224 Synthetic Tapered blending Brush (£22) and Fix + Goldlite (£24) shimmery fix+ formula infused with pearlescent particles for your ultimate luminous glow.

Available now from maccosmetics, MAC freestanding stores, Brown Thomas and Arnotts, and from 2nd September in all M·A·C locations.


ColorStay SatinInk (£9.99) is a 16 hour long-wear liquid lipstick from Revlon.  Available in ten shades, the creamy liquid colour delivers full coverage and a satin sheen with one coat.  The formula contains flexible film technology so the colour moves with your lips to prevent cracking and flaking, as well as blackcurrant seed oil and vitamin E for a lightweight moisturising feel.  Available now from boots, superdrug, lookfantastic and feelunique.


W7 have launched The All-Rounder Colour Pencil (£3.50 each or £14.95 for a six-pack).  This range of super soft and highly pigmented makeup pencils are formulated to be used on both the eyes and lips for an all over pop of colour. The soft pencil is designed to glide across the skin with a long-lasting finish.  Line, smudge, or blend for the ultimate smoky eye or mix it up with two shades to create the perfect ombre lip.  In a range of six shades, there is a colour for every skin tone.   Available now from w7makeup.


Studio 10 the brand with mature skin formulations, is one of the few brands out there offering a foundation with two shades to blend together.  Age Repair Perfect Canvas SPF30 Foundation (£34) is a foundation aimed at women of 40 and over – specifically designed and formulated for mature skin.  Available in five shades, each palette has two colours which blend together beautifully, creating a year-round customised skin-true finish.  Optical diffusing pigments blur the appearance of fine lines, minimise pores and leave the complexion looking flawless.  The ultimate base for complexion perfection at every age.  Available from studio10beauty.

The brand have also created the Beauty That Comes With Age Exhibition where women are taking a photo bearing their age with a positive description of how they feel and posting it on their social media.  The aim is to change the face of ageing and stamp out ageism and has gained support from many celebrities, including Andrea McLean, Michelle Collins and Meg Matthews.  See the gallery here.

Whether you’re looking to keep makeup in place, mattify oily skin or hydrate dull skin, Milani Mists are here to save the day.

Make It Last Setting Spray (£14.25) Combat colour fading and maintain and smooth a sleek finish from AM to PM. Start the day with flawless make up, finish the day the same.  Make It Last Matte Setting Spray (£14.25) With an innovative, oil absorbing formula, this setting spray is infused with micro-fine charcoal powder and silica to hold makeup in place, reduce the appearance of pores and mattify the complexion for up to 16-hours. The spray is also formulated with evermat and honey matte to leave a silky, powdery finish and a pore-less look. Rose Water (£14.25) This natural face mist has been enriched with skin-loving ingredients that will hydrate and add radiance to the complexion. Infused with coconut water and elderflower to revitalise, as well as rosewater to balance and hydrate the skin.  Available from boots.

Top selling K-beauty brand Atomy’s Absolute Ampoule (£36) is a high-efficacy ampoule designed to help lessen the signs of ageing skin.  With a high concentration of CellActive™ Code it’s a powerful booster for impactful brightening, firming and line-reducing results.  Plus, it boosts face and neck elasticity, leaving a radiant complexion. Powered by camellia sinensis leaf water, niacinamide, lactic acid, glycolic acid, japonica root extract, lupin protein and yosemite fermented extract.  Available now from atomy.


Leaders in hair treatments, Lazartigue Huile des Rêves (£32) is a multi-tasking hair oil that can be used as a pre-shampoo treatment to nourish and soften hair, before or after styling, or left on overnight for intense nourishment.  The silicone-free nutritive formula is enriched with exclusive nectar des reves – a blend of highly nourishing argan, softening apricot, strengthening camellia and repairing Egyptian geranium oils.  Formulated with 95% natural ingredients, this intensely replenishing yet light oil creates a luxurious veil of moisture that detangles and adds an enviable shine.  Its fluid texture and fresh floral fragrance gently envelop the hair for a lingering scent that transports you.  Vegan & cruelty-free.  Available from feelunique and uk.lazartigue.

This summer it’s all about the Rebel Streak – bold, noticeable and certainly fun! OSMO Ambassador, Jes McMahon loves this technique and regularly shares her Son of a Bleach salon creations across her socials.

Rebel Streaks take the face framing highlights a step bolder for your clients. It’s a universally flattering technique that can brighten any complexion, plus you can play with vivid or pastel colours too. So, if your client is ready to embrace the low commitment change, then look no further than the OSMO Color Psycho collection, available in 14 cool shades, to help you find their colourful alter ego. The semi-permanent colours can last up to six weeks and the ready to use formula is ammonia and peroxide free. It’ll even condition their hair as the vibrant colour is deposited! Choose the colour, apply to pre- lightened / bleached hair and leave for 15 – 30 minutes before rinsing thoroughly and voila, they’re ready to go,” explains Jes.

OSMO Color Psycho (£8.45) is available in 14 shades wild blue, wild cerise, wild claret, wild cobalt, wild fuchsia, wild green, wild orange, wild pink, wild purple, wild rouge, wild silver, wild teal, wild yellow and wild violet from your nearest wholesaler.


Industry News

Nadira V Persaud has just launched an online shop.  You can purchase a special bundle of her book, Press Here! Face Workouts for Beginners (read our review) and the Compact Duo Cleansing Facial Brush for only £24.99 (combined RRP £28.98).  She will be launching more beauty tools and other goodies soon.  Visit the shop here.


The Delamar Academy’s upcoming Afro Hair course on 6 September has been extended to cover more stying techniques.  This course will be teaching industry professionals and students alike, both needing to improve their Afro Hair skills. There are a last few places left, so if you are available and looking to up-skill, get in touch on


Award winning, organic and vegan skincare brand, Nourish London is celebrating its 10th Birthday this Organic September.  To mark this milestone they are launching a New Limited Edition – Celebrating 10 Years of Green Beauty Collection (£40).

Founded in 2011 by Dr Pauline Hili, a renowned organic skincare expert with over 30 years of expertise and Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry, Nourish London is a British organic skincare company that offers scientifically developed, highly effective, certified organic, vegan and cruelty-free skincare powered by ingredients from nature that are kind to the skin and our planet.

Blending ingredients from nature, this clinically proven, green skincare collection is packed full of omega-rich oils, antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals to hydrate and rejuvenate the skin.  Indulge in Nourish London’s Kale 3D Cleanse (30ml), Antioxidant Peptide Mist (15ml), Argan Anti-Ageing Peptide Serum (15ml), Argan Skin Renew Moisturiser (50ml) and Probiotic Multi-Mineral Repair Mask Sachets (2 x 5ml), presented in a beautiful organic handmade toiletry bag from fair trade organisation Freeset.  Available next month from nourishskinrange.


Botanycl’s SkinClear Elixir (£24.95) is now available from Superdrug.  The plant-based skin supplement helps tackle and clear skin from the root.  The supplement was formulated using evidence-based botanicals to support female hormone balance and to clear skin.  The best-selling supplement contains vitamins A and C along with ingredients including Saw Palmetto Berry, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil and Acerola Cherry, all natural, to give you the best-looking skin.


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