Hot off the Press

November 19th, 2021

November 19th, 2021

OPV Beauty was created by East London-based sisters, Bukola and Opeyemi Adeyemo and is an inclusive and ethical beauty movement for people ready to share their true colours with the world. OPV have just launched a range of highly wearable Eye Palettes (£20-£29).  Suitable for all skin tones, from naturals, rainbows, glitter, pastels to brights, in a range of long lasting textures, there’s a versatile palette for everyone. 100% cruelty free.

Bloom Eyeshadow Palette (£29) contains an array of 20 highly pigmented colours, for buildable long-lasting wear. Textures come in Duo Chrome, Matte and Shimmer and are inspired by the captivating beauty of flowers.  Rainbow Splash Eyeshadow Palette (£29) 11 highly pigmented shades in matte, shimmer and metallic finishes, this palette is designed to blend well and help unleash party creativity.  Oshun Palette (£29) 12 luxe eyeshadows in yellow, golds, warm brown tones, amber and copper, inspired by the Oshun goddess, with buildable long-lasting wear.  Spotlight Palette (£29) inspired by the dazzling lights of showbusiness, the diverse array of shades features essential matte shades to create depth, to subtle golden shimmers all the way to bold blue metallic.  Yemoja Palette (£29) this 12-Shade palette was inspired by the Nigerian goddess of Yoruba, the protectress of women, love, and healing. 12 different oceanic shades, designed to blend well and combine with the other shades.  35 Colour Eyeshadow Palette (£20) 17 matte and 18 shimmering richly pigmented colours.  All available from asos, cultbeauty and opvbeauty.


New from Dear Dahlia is the Paradise Intense Satin Lipstick (£30) ideal for the colder months, this pigment-packed, rich, creamy lipstick is infused with patented dahlia flower extract, rice bran wax, and certified organic sweet almond oil, argan oil, shea butter, and cacao seed butter. The gentle vegan formula naturally nourishes and hydrates lips offering additional anti-aging benefits. It glides on to provide long-lasting, comfortable wear without the drying discomfort. Suitable for even the most sensitive of lips.  Available in 10 lip-loving shades with an intense satin finish, from lookfantastic.



New from Skin Sapiens is Oil To Milk Cleanser (£14.99) – the first step in a double cleanse. This natural oil cleanser turns into a light milk when mixed with water to gently clean skin and remove makeup. Made from the gentlest ingredients including sweet almond oil, this make-down oil will remove waterproof makeup to reveal clean and natural skin

The gender-neutral skincare products from Skin Sapiens are gentle enough to be used on all the family, including children and during pregnancy. Unperfumed and with no artificial perfume or essential oils to reduce the risk of skin sensitivity and flare-ups Dermatologically tested and suitable for all skin types, even sensitive.  Available now from skinsapiens.


Coming very soon from UK vegan cult skincare brand SOS Serum Skincare is SOS Lip (£15).  A deeply nourishing and mattifying lip balm with broad-spectrum UVA & UVB protection SPF 30, that helps to moisturise and protect lips against the harsh effects of the cold, wind and sun. Smooth onto lips as often as required.  Formulated with a unique blend of botanical extracts including pisum sativum (pea extract) and viscum album leaf (mistletoe extract) to deliver lasting hydration whilst helping to repair & soothe damaged skin. Available on 1st December from sosserum.


TEMPLESPA Eye Truffle (£65) is an intensive and luxurious anti-wrinkle eye cream which targets all signs of ageing around the eye area. Rich in luxury ingredients and peptides, including black summer truffles and champagne extract, melt into the skin and treat common eye problems such as puffiness, under eye circles and fine lines.

TEMPLESPA In The Beginning (£32) –is a nourishing deep facial cleanser that thoroughly cleanses and gently exfoliates leaving a clean, dewy complexion. A concentrated balm that melts as you massage, delivering rich vitamin E straight to your skin. Formulated with Mediterranean ingredients of olive, calendula, basil, clary and lavender to ensure a nutritious, intense cleanse, leaving skin feeling dewy and glowing with health and vitality.  Perfect for the changing season.

Both available now from templespa.


By popular demand, The Hair Boss by Lisa Shepherd are launching XXL sizes of their most loved products next month.  This includes 1 litre bottles of The Balayage Shampoo (£24.99), The Conditioning Lotion (£24.99), The Double Hair Mask Duo phases 1 and 2 (£39.99), The Micellar Shampoo (£24.99) and The Overworked Shampoo (£24.99).  Available now from thehairboss and from December on amazon.


Help your clients maintain that ‘just left the salon’ feel in-between appointments with the new OSMO Chromaplex™ Aftercare Kit (trade: £13.90 +vat/RRP £27.80).  Regular use further improves the condition of the hair, whilst helping to prevent future damage.  Kit contains Chromaplex Bond Shampoo #4 this gentle sulphate-free shampoo strengthens and restores the hair with its Fibre Bond Technology. Packed with Colour Save Complex and UV filters to help protect against natural pollutants and prolong the life of your colour.   Chromaplex Bond Conditioner #5 this nourishing, silicone-free daily conditioner is formulated with sunflower seed extract and argan oil, which help to protect against natural pollutants and prolong colour life.  Chromaplex Bond Sustainer #3 designed to maintain hair strength, sensational shine and suppleness, this ultra-conditioning at home treatment is formulated with Fibre Bond Technology. Use twice weekly to complete this 3-step aftercare hair regime.  Available now from osmo and wholesalers nationwide.


Lola’s Lashes latest release is Hybrid Magnetic Liner (£35) which combines the instant attraction and easy application of their magnetic liner, plus the extra security of cash adhesive of ultra-secure hold.  100% vegan and cruelty-free, reusable for 30+ times, non-toxic, easy to apply and wind and waterproof.  Available in 13 different styles of kit which include the liner, magnetic lashes and a touch-up pen, from lolaslashes.


Industry News

Entrepreneur and TV Personality, Kem Cetinay, has launched his very own grooming collection, Kem Cuts, in collaboration with Primark.  Inspired by Kem’s training and previous experience as a barber, this collection is two years in the making, with Kem working directly alongside the brand’s beauty team to develop a high-spec, quality offering that is completely Cruelty Free International accredited.

Ahead of next year’s official launch, fans will be given a taster of Kem Cuts this month, with grooming and fragrance giftsets landing just in time for the Christmas season. Available exclusively from primark.


TEMPLESPA have supported mental health charity Mind’s vital work since 2018 – and this October the luxury skincare, beauty and spa brand raised a staggering £180,000, via their best-selling REPOSE Relaxing Night Cream donation initiative in aid of the UK charity.  In 2020 they raised £134,000 – this year they managed to increase their Mind donation by £46,000!

Throughout October, for each full-size Repose Relaxing Night Cream purchased, the brand donated £6 to Mind.  Often referred to as a ‘good night’s sleep in a jar’ REPOSE is the perfect partner to the charity, aiding calm, clarity and a moment of self-care with each use.  Customers also received another limited-edition REPOSE absolutely free – meaning they could continue to take time for themselves, especially during Mental Health Awareness Month in October.  Repose is available from templespa.


The Hair and Beauty Charity has launched its annual raffle, which will be one of its most significant fundraising events this year.  The money raised will help make a big difference to support industry colleagues struggling financially, and support industry professionals in crisis.

All raffle prizes have been generously donated by our wonderful industry.  Prizes include: £1000 cash, £500 vouchers for Liberty, Selfridges and Tiffany, and a treasure trove of goody bags and gift sets from across the industry … the prizes in this year’s charity raffle are bigger and better than ever.  But you must be in it to win it!  For a full list of the prizes visit the charity website.

Tickets cost just £1 each and can be bought online or as paper booklets.  The Raffle draw will take place on 7th January 2022 with celebrity hairdresser Michael Douglas hosting the draw at the Electric Studio in London.  To buy a ticket click here.


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