Hot off the Press

September 17th, 2021

September 17th, 2021

Diego dalla Palma’s Autumn/Winter 2021 Collection is inspired by the warm tones of autumnal leaves.  This gorgeous collection has everything you need to create the perfect autumn ready look.

Fall in Love Eyeshadow Palette (£24) four dreamy shades in autumnal hues, from light beige to deep aubergine. These creamy matte shadows blend like a dream to create the ultimate warm toned smoky eye.  Stay On Me Eye Liner (£14.50) A  creamy chestnut brown eye pencil that unites professional performance, comfort, and simplicity of use. Corrective Eye and Lip Pencil (£14.50)  An absolute makeup bag staple for any beauty maven, the multi-tasking pencil is a must-have for a polished makeup look. Ideal for defining, lightening and correcting makeup on your eyes and lips. Eyebrow Powder Pencil (£14.50) The natural finish of powder meets the precision of a pencil. The long-lasting formula expertly shades and defines the eyebrow arch, to naturally frame the face. Available in a taupe, medium brown and dark brown.

Autumn Cheeks Matt Creamy Blush (£16.50) Two gorgeous shades of matte Blush in an easy-to-use stick. This practical, pocket-sized product can be applied directly to the cheeks and blended out with fingers or a brush. Shades include peach and terracottaDemi Matte Lipstick and Lip Pencil Kit (£21.50)  Three gorgeous lip kits featuring a new demi-matte lipstick formula and high precision lip pencil, Diego. Available in hot nude, rusty red and rookwook red.  Available October 2021 from lookfantastic and diegodallapalma.


Romilly Wilde’s Light + Energy Serum Cleanser (£58) is a uniquely bright balm and fast becoming a cult favourite for MUAs and skin care lovers (and the Warpaint team!).  It simultaneously cleanses, hydrates and nourishes the skin. Supplied with a soft, organic muslin cloth for gentle exfoliation, this treatment-style cleanser brings energy to the skin using natural cell cultures and plant actives with clinically proven performance, including saffron, seabuckthorn fruit and manuka extract.  The Metabolic formula incorporates RevitElix; a plant-derived complex of omegas 3, 6 and 9 bringing visible benefits, such as reduced wrinkles, by reinforcing the dermal structure.  With over 25 further clean, active ingredients, this product increases the skin cell metabolism while triggering a natural change in how the skin breathes, repairs and supports itself to leave a hydrated, radiant and brightened complexion.  As well as using as cleanser, it can also be left on for 20 minutes as a mask.  Cruelty-free, but not vegan due to the use of manuka honey extract.  Available now from romillywilde.


Introducing an innovative launch Japan’s UBUNA Beauty Brighten Maximum Glow Serum (£180).   Harnessing a natural Melanin AntiBody Complex – developed by harnessing natural antibodies from unfertilised ostrich egg yolks (a sustainable process that does not harm the ostrich or the egg) – this serum creates a molecular ‘cage’ around damaging antigens; deactivating the radicals (caused by sun and pollution, for example) to ward against detrimental side-effects, boosting the skin’s ceramides.

Dull, dehydrated skin is transformed, giving brighter, more even skin with diminished fine lines and wrinkles. With anti-inflammatory squalane and soybean (to stimulate collagen) added to the mix, the skin-boosting medley also allows skin’s natural enzymes to convert retinyl palmitate to retinol, for accelerated cell turnover and clearer, more radiant skin. Available now from netaporter.


Osmosis Beauty Tropical Mango Barrier Repair Mask (£60.50) – With a combination of mango, Amazonian fruit butter and sea buckthorn oil, this mask nourishes, hydrates, and restores the skin’s lipid barrier.  Full of antioxidants and rich in vitamin C, mango keeps skin soothed, reduces the signs of ageing, and gives the skin a natural healthy glow and is the perfect mask for those with sensitive, irritated or dry skin.  Available from osmosisbeauty.


Exciting news from the Salon System team as they announce their new Gellux Without Limits Collection (£11.95 +vat each), a collaboration with Salon System expert and celebrity nail artist Karen Louise. A first for the brand!  This new collection focuses on empowering women with shades such as We Rise By Lifting Others and Own Your Power. The eight new shades are the ultimate mix of bold and powerful colours, ranging from deep blue to luscious berries. The perfect tones to transition to the new season.  Available from Professional Beauty Wholesalers nationwide.


New from Michael Van Clarke is 3 More Inches LifeSaver Ultra (£34.50) an intense hair mask with double the concentration of the unique repairing complex, Hydrabond Rx™ contained in the brand’s other masks.  It radically and rapidly transforms hair, giving it extraordinary health and vitality, with less shrinkage, less breakage and less splitting. Perfect for every kind of hair, this professional silicone-free treatment is rich in cashmere proteins that repair and recondition hair.  It does not weigh hair down and is suitable even for fragile, fine hair.  This pre-wash treatment is used on dry hair, and can be applied before going to the gym, spin, swim or even to bed.  Hair absorbs the mask and it dries clean, so won’t mess up your pillowcase!  Available now from vanclarke.


Only Curls have announced the launch of their Mega Hold Curl Gel (£16) after customer demand.  A special blend of avocado oil, kukui oil, flax seed oil, and aloe that naturally hydrates and nourishes curls, whilst the addition of natural sugar creates a cast around the curls to help them form with maximum definition. This cast can be gently scrunched out once the curls are fully dry and leaves no sticky residue or crunch, just flawless, long-lasting curls every time.   Bottles are made from bio-plastic (derived from Sugarcane) and are 100% recyclable Formula is 100% vegan, and free from sulphates, silicones, drying alcohols, parabens, and paraffins.  Available from onlycurls.


Blissé Beauty have a fabulous range of luxury lashes (from £7).  With a huge selection of over 20 styles from full volume to wispy length, there’s a lash for everyone, including celebrity fans Nicki Minaj, Tinashe and Maya Jama and MUAs alike.  Nicki favours super lightweight The Halo Lash (£10) for a soft glam look, while Maya’s go-to falsies are the Au Naturelle (£7) from the Naked Collection which offer light volume and an immediate eye pick me up .  All the lightweight designs feature ultra-silky seamless strips, can be stored in magnetic boxes and are supplied with glue.  They can also be reused up to 25 times.  Available from blissebeauty.


Industry News

Celebrating 135 years this week, beauty company Avon is announcing a number of enhancements to its relationship selling model, including an upgraded digital platform enabling Representatives to sell online and a new compensation model. Saying goodbye to the days of ‘ding dong’ selling, online sales at Avon are now at 2.7 times their pre-pandemic levels.

In celebration of the birthday, Avon has enlisted British illustrator, Bett Norris, to reimagine a series of its iconic posters. Taking a selection of advertising assets from Avon’s illustrious archive, Bett has given the visuals a modern twist, reimaging the protagonists and products through a 2021 lens

It is also using its 135th anniversary of championing women and beauty to pledge a landmark $1.35m to women’s causes around the world, adding to the $1.1bn raised and donated by Avon and the Avon Foundation over the years.


Internationally renowned talent agency Storm Management and global cosmetics brand Rimmel London have teamed up with TikTok for a UK-wide campaign to find the next undiscovered fashion and beauty creator.

Launched on 7 September with a Branded Hashtag Challenge, the #DiscoverMe campaign aims to revolutionise how up and coming talent is discovered in the UK.

The campaign invites creators to participate in a range of hashtag challenges on TikTok showing their unique talent and creative flair against different themes – including showcasing your personal style, lifestyle and look with an exclusive Rimmel London branded effect.  Entrants will then be selected, judged by industry experts, for a chance to join Storm Management’s digital division ‘Storm Vision’, while also securing a 12-month contract with Rimmel London.

For more information on how to take part, search for #DiscoverMe on TikTok.


Faith In Nature are supporting their long-term partnership with In Kind Direct this September.  From the brand that is kind to your skin, planet (and pocket!) Faith In Nature has donated products to the In Kind Direct programme since July 2014. The foundation, founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1996, distributes goods to those in need. To date they have distributed £275 million worth of goods of which £145,000 has come from Faith in Nature’s donations.

This September Faith in Nature are taking this a step further with their ‘Buy One Give One’ promotion, with the aim to ensure everyone has access to essentials in the fight against hygiene poverty.  To date, Faith in Nature has sent products to 1,034 charitable organisations across the country as a result of their donations. However, with their ‘Buy One Give One’ programme it means that charities that are still facing the impacts of the pandemic will have more support from Faith in Nature.  For every 400ml Body Wash sold Faith in Nature will donate one to In Kind Direct, and for every 5litre Body Wash sold, Faith In Nature will donate five 400ml Body Washes.


Leading aesthetic company Pureskin have announced Denise van Outen as their new celebrity ambassador for their popular contouring device ReSculpt.  The treatment builds muscles and burns fat, and Denise has had great success with the device following an injury that prevented her from working out as usual.  Denise was amazed to discover that each 30 minute, non-invasive session, was the equivalent of 20,000 situps or squats.


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