Hot off the Press

December 17th, 2021

December 17th, 2021

Indulge in the sweetest of shades and the flirtiest of finishes with W7 Makeup’s Sweet Pressed Pigment Palettes (£4.95 each).  These brand-new palettes feature nine, melt in your mouth shades in a variety of smooth and sultry browns, golds and nudes in matte, shimmer and marbled finishes. The perfect stocking filler for the makeup lover in your life or as a sneaky gift for you!  Sweet Brown Sugar is a mix of warm browns and oranges with a sprinkling of sparkle; Sweet Coco is a cool melt of browns and nudes with a touch of shimmer and Sweet Honey is a pot of browns and nudes with a swirl of golden glimmer.  Available from w7makeup.

New from Pietro Simone is The FIERCE Hydrator in Chief (£65).  An ultra-hydrating formula to lock-in moisture, re-establish, develop and maximise the skin’s vital hydration levels, whilst botanical extract balance and refine.  Formulated with sage, rosemary, oregano and chamomile botanical extracts naturally boost the cleansing process, infusing antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-blemish properties.  Pietro’s signature compound, Italian Bella Complex, supports the skin’s regeneration process while a saccharide isomerate compound, actinidia chinensis fruit extract water and oligo sodium hyaluronate help with transdermal absorption and deep hydration restoration.  Available now from pietrosimone, harrods and oxygenboutique.


Philip Kingsley has four game-changing pre-shampoo treatments in their range, each targeting a different concern.  With the knowledge that every head of hair is different and its needs can vary and evolve; pick and choose, mix and match and alternate these complementary treatments to combat dryness, damage and dullness and achieve the best hair yet.  Designed to be applied to damp tresses prior to shampooing and left to absorb between five and twenty minutes, pre-shampoo treatments are targeted to deliver highly-active, supercharged ingredients with weightless results.  Bond Builder Restructuring Treatment (£28) works beneath the surface of the hair to repair and reconnect broken bonds caused by everyday culprits, such as heat styling, colour-treating and chemical processing. Proven to make hair up to three times more resistant against damage, this reparative treatment leaves over-processed tresses stronger, helping to reduce snapping and splitting.

Elasticizer (£22) and Elasticizer Extreme Deep-Conditioning Treatments (£35) are both rich and deeply-conditioning.  Elasticizer delivers a supercharged yet lightweight surge of hydration, elasticity and stretch (and in turn strength) to hair, rendering it more resilient to everyday stresses like brushing, heat and styling.  Elasticizer Extreme is for tightly coiled curls or extremely porous strands, and encompasses the same nourishing actives as its original counterpart, but in greater doses, delivering the intense hydration that fragile strands crave.

Vitamin C Jelly Detoxifying Hair and Scalp Treatment (£28) this detoxifying treatment removes hard water minerals, pollution and product build-up on the hair shaft, which can leave locks dull, limp and heavy. Restoring hair’s natural radiance, this innovative powder-to- jelly treatment reveals shiny, purified, weightless strands.  All available from philipkingsley.


Gorgeous J-LO has debuted pink tresses and we’re obsessed. Now you can re-create her look at home with Jerome Russell Bblonde Blush Pink Toner (£7.99).  Add a perfect pink tone to pre-lightened or a blonde base with this post blonding toner. This professional semi-permanent hair toner is formulated to tone and colour blonde hair to achieve a blush pink finish. This no-ammonia dye will get rid of any brassy, yellow pigments to give you fresh bright, bold results for up to 16 washes.  Enriched with bond building technology to help protect and strengthen hair.  Vegan friendly.  Available from superdrug.


Lazartigue’s rich intensive Repair range, formulated with 90%+ naturally sourced ingredients will nourish and rehydrate hair, reversing the effects of cold, wind and central heating.  Formulated with keratin to bring back hair’s vitality.  The range includes Repair Shampoo (£24) enriched with vegetable keratin, this shampoo helps repair hair damage deep down and restructures the fibre. Composed with natural hyaluronic acid, derived from tamarind seed, its vegan formula has highly hydrating properties that will bring discipline and shine to hair.  Repair Conditioner (£24) helps repair and regenerate the fibre of damaged hair. The vegan formula has ultra-concentrated vegetable keratin and highly hydrating botanical extracts like tamarind seed. Combined in a creamy texture, these natural active ingredients instantly envelop the hair fibre to aid in restoring deep damage.  Repair Mask (£45), enriched with vegetal keratin, this mask repairs and restructures hair damage. Formulated with natural hyaluronic acid, the vegan formula has highly hydrating properties that bring discipline and shine to hair.  Available from lazartigue, lookfantastic, feelunique and freemans.


KG Professional have launched new revolutionary Brow Lamination and Lash Lift products that radically speed up treatment times by 50% while nourishing hair and skin.  For the first time ever, tint can be added to the perm step.  Clients will love this speedy service with the same results in half the time.  Both the Brow Lamination and Lash Lift kits are designed to work for both lash and brow treatments so salons/lash artists need only buy one kit (plus one additional product) to offer both services, saving money, maximising profit and booking more clients into the chair.  All bottles are air tight pump bottles, meaning no wastage or oxidization. There are between 10-15 usages per bottle which makes each treatment exceptionally cost effective. UK made.  Available are: Brow Lamination Basic Kit (£49.99), Lash Lift Basic Kit (£49.99), Lash Lift Step 1 (£14), Brow Lamination Step 1 (£14) and Brow Glue (£9 trade £18 RRP).  All available from kgprofessional.


Industry News

To continue to inspire fans of the range, Ellis Faas has asked none other than Paris-based Swedish makeup artist Maria Olsson to create a series of visuals.  Maria let herself be inspired by the actual shades and textures that Ellis created, for instance the red on the lips in this first visual the brand has shared. This is not without reason, because Ellis Red was the product that introduced Maria to the brand. “It’s the textures, it’s the colour that really is like blood. It’s such a universal shade and should absolutely be recognised as the best red ever!”  Available from ellisfaas.


Afrodrops is a new online platform, focusing on natural and organic products for afro and curly hair.  Founded by Luke Carthy, a father-of-two, who saw a need for better accessibility to haircare for these hair types after his five year-old son said he hated his hair.  The online platform sells afro-centric hair products and brands and offers helpful and invaluable advice across the spectrum of afro hair.  The aim is to inject some much needed diversity into haircare and make buying afro-centric shampoo as easy as buying shower gel.  The carefully curated products range in price  from £4.99 – £12.99.  For more information visit afrodrops.


Hot Off The Press will return on Friday 7th January –  all the team at Warpaint wish you a Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.


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