Hot off the Press

November 26th, 2021

November 26th, 2021

Milani’s newest lipstick; Colour Fetish Matte in Secret (£11) is a dupe of the iconic Pillow Talk shade.  Featuring the same universally flattering nude-pink shade and velvet matte finish, it glides seamlessly onto the lips for full coverage and one-stroke colour payoff.  The long wearing formula helps keeps lips smooth and soft with moisturising hyaluronic acid while saving you a few pounds!  Colour Fetish Matte is available in six nude shades.

Colour Fetish Shine (£11) is an ultra- moisturising, balm-like lipstick with an 85% blend of nourishing oils.  With a sheer to medium coverage, the high-comfort formula is smooth and creamy and although it wears like a lipstick, it melts onto the lips like your favourite balm. Lips are left moisturized and nourished with a lustrous pop of colour.  Available in twelve shades.

Milani believes in Luxe for All, serving up gorgeous make-up for every skin tone, attitude, and ethnicity. It creates cruelty free prestige quality products at an affordable price point.  Available at boots and select Boots stores.


Channel your inner Taylor Swift with W7 Makeup’s Velvet Lux Lipstick (£4) in red shades Visionary and Spicy.  A soft and moisturizing lipstick that lasts for the whole day with a velvet finish.  Perfect for day and night wear, with a creme matte finish. It is also vegan-friendly. This lipstick is an all-year rounder, especially perfect for the festive season ahead as it is scented like berries. Available now from w7makeup.


Studio10 Beauty’s Hydra-Lift I-Corrector (£24) is a 3-in-1 nourishing eye treatment, brightener and corrector that refreshes and revives tired eyes.  The ultra-creamy and lightweight texture instantly covers dark circles and brightens the eyes, without drying, caking or settling into wrinkles.  Formulated for mature skin and enriched with a core hyaluronic acid balm, boosted with wrinkle-smoothing Dermaxyl® and antioxidant Nyamplung Oil™, the corrector intensively hydrates and soothes the delicate skin around the eye.  Perfect for the busy party season!  Available in three shades from studio10beauty.


This month sees the launch of ERESOS Derma Range, a range of skincare, drops and capsules, inspired by ancient Greek botanical science and enriched with local ingredients.  Each product also contains intelligent CBD to help destress and rebalance the skin, and have a positive overall effect on wellbeing. ​ The range includes:  Hydrating Face Mask (from £45) infused with CBD isolate, this moisturising and calming mask is enriched with hydrating aloe vera and calming chamomile for an instant pick-me-up.  Soothing kaolin clay leaves a healthy, fresh complexion and long-lasting results.  Sweet Almond Hand & Body Oil (from £35) a soothing and moisturing treatment enriched with nourishing and firming almond oil, juniper, grapefruit oil and CBD isolate.  It helps stimulate the removal of toxins from the body and improve circulation.  Cocoa Hand & Body Cream (from £45) is perfect for all skin types and can be used from top to toe.  Fluffy and deeply moisturising with botanicals and CBD.  Apply topically to help with general aches, pains or areas of inflammation.  Mandarin & Clove Hand Wash (from £25) enriched with antibacterial and antifungal clove, hydrating aloe vera and vitamin E and delicately scented with mandarin, it will refresh, hydrate and cleanse the hands.  Available from eresos.


New for you are two products from IMAGE Skincare. The MAX Contour Gel Crème (£110) the performance-driven formula contains anti-gravity peptide and lipo-filler to help counteract the appearance of sagging skin. Microburst technology creates an instant moisture-melting effect, with nourishing oil microdroplets that plump up the appearance of lax skin.  Proven to improve firmness by 24%, elasticity by 21% and volume by 13%.

The MAX Wrinkle Smoother (£80) is a multi-action serum that combines a wrinkle-fighting peptide, smoothing polymer and plant stem cell technology to reduce wrinkles. Based on a 4 week clinical study, of daily application, the MAX Wrinkle Smoother is proven to decrease wrinkle depth by 25% and improve the smoothness of expression lines by 17%.  90% of users reported that lines and wrinkles on the crow’s-feet area looked smoother.  Available now from imageskincare.


New UK skincare brand Slow Ageing understand you can’t stop the ageing process but believe that with the right rituals, you can slow it down.  Their products are 100% clean, 100% authentic, 100% sustainably sourced and 100% effective, using only the finest, purest, and most active distilled essential oils and botanicals.  Made in the UK and powered by plants, Slow Ageing uses 100% recyclable glass bottles and jars and, instead of outer packaging for products, wraps them in beautiful reusable cloth bags.  Essential Face Wash (£26) Made with a combination of 100% pure essential oils, including ylang ylang, rosemary and chamomile as well as plumping coconut fatty acids to fight free radicals and banish impurities, this creamy, nourishing cleanser is the first step in your slow beauty, giving peachy soft, natural glowing skin – perfectly primed for your next step.

Essential Moisturiser (£45) This targeted daily nourisher renews the skin barrier for a supple, plumped and protected complexion. Firming seaweed polyphenols, plumping oceanic biopolymers and free radical- fighting antioxidants neutralise damage from pollution, UV and stress for a healthy glow. Also makes a great make-up base.  Available from slowageing.


Mavala’s new A/W 21 nail collection So Future launched this week comprising six shades (£6.20 each).  Celebrate the party season in style with a collection bursting with sparkles and grown-up glitter. These iconic mini colours have been reformulated with Silicium, which delivers on Mavala’s promise to care by strengthening nails, preventing brittleness and improving imperfections.  The brand’s unique take on the season is a retro-futurist look, with inspiration from both science fiction and high fashion catwalks; combing beautiful pops of gold and silver, with metallic hues and modern textures.  Scorpio season often sees a resurgence in black polish; the So Future Collection contains a chromatic duo of Black and White, juxtaposing the sweetness of a pearlescent white (Moon Chic) with a dark and dangerous black, with flecks of gold glitter (Fashionista Black). In absolute contrast to the golds and glitters (Golden Clash, Royal Gold and Star Palace), there is a blossoming of lilac within the collection, emblematic of calm and introspection, a hope of better days ahead (Precious Lilac).  Daytime elegance meets night time extravagance!  Available now from nailpolishdirect.


The Gruff Stuff Spray on Moisturiser (£25) is ideal for anyone looking for fuss-free skincare.  It combines a powerful and effective hydrating formula with innovative spray on application.  Formulated using a powerful combination of vitamins, antioxidants, active naturals and lightly scented with refreshing, unisex cedarwood and citrus fragrance.  The actives include extract of wild Australian plums, witch hazel, organic aloe juice and vitamins A, C and E.  Give skin an instant moisture boost, while stimulating the synthesis of hyaluronic acid and collagen.  It balances oil production levels, leaves skin feeling rejuvenated, minimizes signs of ageing while restoring the skin’s natural moisture barrier.  Available now at lookfantastic and next.


Australian Bodycare has launched Body Oil (£9.99), a new nourishing and hydrating all-over body oil that ensures beautifully smooth and hydrated skin from tip to toe.  Perfect for all ages, genders and ethnicities, this vegan-friendly, paraben-free body oil contains delicately formulated and balanced ingredients that provide effective moisturising and hydration whilst addressing specific issues including stretch marks on the breasts, stomach, thighs or buttocks; including after pregnancy and childbirth.  Additionally, Body Oil effectively minimises skin pigmentation and reduces the appearance of scars and cellulite whilst restoring skin evenness. Formulated with a powerful blend of ingredients including pure Australian tea tree oil, vitamin E-rich sunflower oil and sweet almond oil, shea butter and olive oil derived squalane; an exceptional and natural hydrating ingredient that ensures the skin looks and feels hydrated and healthy.  Available from australianbodycare.


It’s time to bring the most loved and tested trends of 2021 into your daily haircare routine with Batiste’s new Limited Edition Dry Shampoos (£3.25).  Choose from Star Kissed (ozonic and floral scents), Radiance (melon and apple fragrance), Self Love (berry and vanilla scents) and Happy 90’s (kiwi, dragonfruit and florals).  Each Limited-Edition Dry Shampoo has been designed to bring to life the social media trends we can’t get enough of. There should be something to suit every unique preference; all the while ensuring hair smells and looks beautiful, whilst removing excess oil and refreshing it between washes.  With recent updates to its scent formula, Batiste Dry Shampoo fragrance now adheres better to hair to alleviate tell-tale signs of unclean hair and refresh locks on demand; maximising style whenever needed.  Star Kissed available from boots, Radiance and Happy 90s from superdrug while Self Love is available in both boots and superdrug.


Industry News

Two years on from the initial launch of the Cosmetify Index, ranking the world’s biggest beauty brands on factors such as their social reach and engagement, the index has been updated for 2021.  The top ten most searched brands are below, while the top three are unchanged, there has been lots of movement further down the table

  1. Huda Beauty
  2. MAC Cosmetics
  3. Anastasia Beverly Hills
  4. Avon
  5. The Body Shop
  6. Yves Rocher
  7. Florence by Mills
  8. Lush
  9. Oriflame
  10. Kylie Cosmetics


Avon has just released new research today in partnership with the NO MORE Foundation to raise awareness for the signs of verbal abuse. The research, which ties in to the UN’s 16 days of activism against gender-based violence which started yesterday (25th November), reveals that one in five women are subjected to constant verbal abuse by a partner.

With a network of relationships within their communities and peer to peer support available, Avon is offering training to its five million Representatives worldwide. In the UK, Women’s Aid and Avon are piloting a specialist training programme in Bristol for Representatives, offering on-the-ground, community support for those facing abuse in any form.

Breaking the silence around gender-based violence, Avon and NO MORE have launched an online portal to provide people with crucial information about the signs of verbal abuse, what to do if someone you know is in an abusive relationship and where to go for help, including a collection of inspiring stories from survivors.


The first student has passed out with flying colours through the beauty academy launched last year by Chichester’s multi award winning, Q Hair and Beauty.  20-year-old Zara Evans of Chichester was delighted to be the academy’s first success story and has gone on to achieve her first position as beauty therapist within the salon group.

Q developed the pioneering concept as a way of providing outstanding training and hands- on experience for the next local generation of beauty therapists and technicians.  In partnership with Rewards Hair and Beauty Academy, the scheme opened at Q’s Donnington branch in June last year and was accredited by City and Guilds to deliver Level 2 Apprenticeship Diploma for Beauty Professionals.  The academy offers all aspects of beauty education and as students complete training on any treatment, they are integrated into the salon environment to increase their skills and confidence with both clientele and a wide range of therapies.



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