Hot Off The Press

January 21st, 2022

January 21st, 2022

New from Dolce&Gabbana Beauty is Sheerlips Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm (£33), the brand’s first hydrating and luminous lipcare product. It combines the texture of a balm with the brightness of four flower-inspired shades, each containing the perfect delicate pigments to recreate the subtle transparency and sheer colours of flowers, and each is packaged in a gorgeous, unique gold case.

Lips are smoothed and softened with caring skincare ingredients, offering hydration and all day-long comfort. Infused with the Dolce&Gabbana Beauty’s Mediterranean Glow Complex, an exceptional hydrating blend that preserves lips with supreme comfort and care, Sheerlips is also enriched with sunflower seed wax to create a balmy, moisturising texture.

Each of the four shades is inspired by a different flower: Lovely Tulip is a dusky pink with hints of depth and passion; Sweet Lily, a pale candy pink, is delicate and tender; Spring Peony, a vivid fuchsia, is vibrant and modern yet tenderly playful and Joyful Sunflower, is the perfect coral.  Available now from harrods.


MAC Cosmetics are inviting us all to light up the night this lunar new year with their Lunar Luck Collection.  This fierce full-face lineup of lucky reds and majestic metallics is perfect for a New Year filled with confidence, courage and bold beauty looks.

Each product comes wrapped in powerful peony-printed packaging centred around the Year of the Tiger.  The collection includes:

Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Lunar Lights (£26), Eyeshadow x9 in Made My Fortune (£28), Powder Kiss Lipstick in Push Your Luck (£21), Powder Kiss Liquid Lip Colour in Luck Be A Lotus (£21) as well as 159S Brush (£30) and 217S Brush (£22).   Available now from maccosmetics.


NARS has it’s biggest launch ever: Light Reflection Foundation (£37.50), an innovative blend of makeup and skincare that instantly blurs imperfections, smooths the look of textured skin and helps conceal blemishes, dark spots and redness.  It also helps improve the skin’s clarity after six weeks of daily use.  It helps defend against environmental aggressors and blue light.  Suitable for most skin types, including sensitive.  Medium, buildable coverage with a natural finish.  Breathable, all-day wear in 36 shades..  Join the waitlist here.

The brand is also launching Light Reflecting Setting Powders alongside the foundation. Cult-favorite Light Reflecting Setting Powder (£31) is now available in four shades for all skin tones, in both pressed and loose powder formats. Lightweight and easy to blend, the iconic formula locks makeup in place all day with a weightless, luminous, photo-ready finish. Microfine mineral powders loaded with glycerin and antioxidant-rich vitamin E help guard against dryness and keep skin comfortable all day. Four translucent shades: Sable (deep to very deep), Shore (medium to medium deep), Mesa (medium deep) and Crystal (very light to light).

Both available from 1st February at narscosmetics and nationwide from 1st March.


Whether you’re planning a galantines with your gal pals or celebrating something a little more intimate, Iconic London have the tools to create a gorgeous on-point makeup look to the next level. The brand-new Silk Glow Duo (£30) consists of a heavenly highlight and a beautiful blush, with the hybrid gel-powder in two flattering shades. The advanced formula leaves no powder residue, diffusing and blurring the skin texture for a multi-dimensional, ultra-weightless finish.  Rose Glow has cooler, pinky-perfect undertones and Coral Glow has richer, warmer and more golden tones.  Available now at iconiclondoninc.


Inspired by the desire for a modern, minimalist and monochromatic #nomakeupmakeup look, NUDESTIX Nudies (£28 each) are multitasking, pocket-sized sticks for cheeks, eyes and lips that provide the perfect pop of colour that melts onto skin to look flushed and healthy.

Dual ended with soft colour balm on one end and a blending brush on the other for application convenience,  just draw directly on skin, dab softly with fingers or stipple nude colour with brush provided for a fresh, natural, youthful ‘no-makeup makeup’ look.  Two of the hottest shades right now include: Bondi Bae a gorgeous matte bronze nude and the Tik Tok favourite Moodie Blu.

Made in Korea, the innovative formulas are longwearing, lightweight and luxurious. Vegan, hypoallergenic, gluten-, cruelty-, and fragrance-free, Nudies are must haves in every makeup arsenal.  Available from Selfridges, cultbeauty, beautybay, lookfantastic.


New from Wonderskin is Liquid Gym Face Sculpting Serum (£40), a powerful, first-of-its-kind skincare treatment that can dramatically improve the appearance of slack skin on the face and neck, with results becoming visible in as little as two weeks.  Powered by Iso-Sculpt technology, this bioactive serum with built-in massager tightens, sculpts and de-puffs. The collagen-building formula is massaged deep into the skin, for dramatically visible results in as little as two weeks. Puffiness and under-eye circles are reduced, as lymphatic fluids are gently drained away.  Skin appears tighter and firmer thanks to collagen-building herbal extract gotu kola.  Fat cells are metabolically broken down by purified seaweed extract for a slimmer, more contoured look. Based on a four-week clinical study, 90% of participants experienced improved firmness. 80% and above saw more sculpted cheekbones, a more defined jawline and a tightened neck.

The brand have also released two new skincare tools. Liquid Gym Facial Roller (£28) Give facial muscles an energising everyday workout – and help skincare actives work even harder – with this dual-ended roller. Each gently-pressured roll stimulates blood circulation and lymphatic drainage for brighter, firmer skin in minutes. Made from self-cooling, antibacterial and recyclable stainless steel.  Liquid Gym Gua Sha (£25) With every gentle, upward stroke of this stainless-steel tool, skincare ingredients penetrate deeper, circulation is boosted, and lymph drains away to reduce puffiness and enhance your natural features. Made from self-cooling, antibacterial and recyclable stainless steel.  All available from eu.wonderskin.


Cult beauty brand Heritage Store’s selection of clean and vegan natural rose products are formulated with damask rose oil which provides soothing and anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin, including hydrating properties, reducing redness, eliminating wrinkles and boosting antioxidants.  The range is a fusion of skin care and self-care – harnessing pure, potent ingredients to inspire positivity with nature’s healing properties. There are no artificial additives or dyes and not a single harsh preservative, phthalate or sulphate. Just clean, feel good skin and hair care.

The range includes: new Rosewater Moisturiser (£18.49) this lightweight moisturiser which offers a burst of soothing hydration. With rose complex which helps to refresh, hydrate and soothe skin, hyaluronic acid to minimise the look of fine lines, and niacinamide to balance skin tone, the moisturiser is suitable for dry and combination skin types and boasts the Heritage Store signature rose scent.  New Rosewater Cleanser (£12.49) A p-H balanced milky wash made from Heritage Store’s signature Rosewater with Rose Complex which helps to refresh, hydrate and soothe skin, leaving it soft and supple. Featuring a lightweight texture designed to cleanse and protect skin without over-drying while nourishing grapeseed oil and squalane softly buff away impurities. Suitable for all skin types.

Rosewater & Glycerin Hydrating Facial Mist (£11.49) Replenish dry, tight or weather-stressed skin with a medley of three dew-boosting ingredients. Damask Rose Oil,  Vor-Mag™ Water  and glycerin.  Glycerin locks in moisture, while Vor-mag water is believed to raise the energy to a higher vibration. Skin will be left looking dewy and glowing.  Available from superdrug.


Pigmentation starts as early as your 20s and affects all skin tones – especially melanin-rich skin. Skin discoloration is one of the first visible signs of aging and can be affected by factors like stress, hormone fluctuations, pollution and diet.  The new Algenist Blue Algae Vitamin C™ Skinclarity Brightening Serum (£56) helps restore skin clarity and improve skin texture in 10 days, working deep to help safeguard against future damage. This powerful daily concentrated serum helps to enhance brightness and luminosity, even skin tone, smooth texture and improve the visible signs of photoaging.

Ingredients include exclusive vitamin C from Spirulina – a blue-green algae with antioxidant properties to help fight free radicals; combined with patented and exclusive alguronic acid from algae to visibly target fine lines and wrinkles; a Skin-Forward Marine Ferment to help smooth texture and a Triple-Action Moisturizing Complex to help maintain skin’s moisture levels. Skin is left radiant, smoothed, plump and healthy.  Available now from cultbeauty.


T3 have launched a new hair tools collection in Graphite, delivering beautiful results in record time, while caring for hair to smooth cuticles and impart shine.

Singlepass Curl 25mm (£120) for perfect curls, every time.   Ideal for all hair types – chin length or longer.  Unique digital T3 SinglePass® technology measures and maintains an even temperature across the entire barrel for fast, uniform results without exposing hair to unnecessary heat. 5 Adjustable heat settings (127 °C – 210 °C) provide the right heat level to perfectly style any hair type or condition.  Price:  £120.00

T3 FIT  – Super Light (£125) Super Power and 30% smaller than a traditional hairdryer,  T3 IonAir Technology dries hair gently and fast with a wide, ion-infused airstream. The airflow is saturated with negative ions for a smooth, shiny, frizz free finish and it is lightweight and ergonomic for comfortable use and ease of styling.  3 Heat and 2 Speed Settings are customizable to style all hair types and textures.  Lock-in Cool Shot delivers a burst of cool air that locks in any style for a sleek, lasting finish.  Quiet Design provides an optimized pitch for a pleasant drying experience.  Concentrator directs enriched airflow for more precise drying.

T3 LUCEA25mm Professional Straightening & Styling Iron (£119.99).  Suitable for all hair types and textures.  Straighten, or create volume, flips, waves, and curls in a single glide. T3 Rapid Heat IQ Technology – Engineered with a smart microchip, 9 digitally-controlled temperature settings, and CeraSyncTM heaters. T3 Rapid Heat IQ delivers advanced heat precision for beautiful results in just one pass. 9 Heat Settings (127-210°C)

Available from currentbody and beautybay.


Batiste have introduced their new Naturally Dry-Shampoo (£4.25 each) range. Inspired by nature, made with 100% natural extracts that harness the power of plants to give refreshed hair in-between washes.   Using nature’s best to gently clean hair without water, this range of three Dry Shampoos instantly restore lightness and volume with an invisible finish. Made with plant extracts never before used by the brand, delivering three divine yet subtle fragrances, these variants have been carefully formulated to compliment your hair routine and style.  Rice Starch instantly absorbs excess oils without stripping your hair’s inner moisture and drives this vegan-friendly formula. With 40% less and recyclable packaging, Batiste is making strides to be a brand that reflects its customer’s core values.  Available now from boots  in Green Tea & Chamomile to detox hair, Bamboo Fibre & Gardenia to give extra lift and volume, and Hemp & Coconut Milk to hydrate and smooth flyaways.


With perms still making waves and curly hair trends set to dominate 2022, EveryGreen have launched a new Waving Treatment (£40.92) in salons ensuring beautiful soft waves without the harsh chemicals associated with traditional perms.  Created with no ammonia or thioglycolic acid which both cause scalp sensitivity and hair damage, EveryGreen’s innovative formula creates full-bodied, elasticised curls which fade out after 5-6 months removing the need to cut the perm out.  The non-aggressive Waving Treatment consists of two elements; Waving Liquid and Universal Neutraliser which are both kind to scalp and hair. Thioglycolic Acid, the harsh ingredient used in traditional perms, is substituted in the Waving Liquid with the gentler option Cysteamine HydroChloride which restructures the hair without damaging it. There is no ammonia in the formula either, which minimises the usual scalp sensitivity as well as any unpleasant odour.  It is also silicone and mineral oil free, with no synthethic fragrance or artificial colourants.  The Universal Neutraliser does not contain Hydrogen Peroxide which allows the product to work at a neutral pH (between 5-7) instead of the usual acidic pH2-3, so it’s less abrasive on the skin and doesn’t affect the natural colour of the hair.  Formulated with active natural ingredients, including hydrolysed rice and soy proteins, organic pomegranate oil and goji berry extract

The Waving Treatment is available in two options – for natural, untreated hair (No 1) and coloured, treated hair (No 2).  £40.92 inc vat for the whole system (1 x No 1, 1 x No 2, 1 x Neutraliser) from everygreen.


Dr.PAWPAW Age-Renewal Hand Creams (£6.95) have had a makeover! Bigger sizing, new packaging and an updated design. In direct response to customer feedback since launching in 2020 – the brand have increased the sizing, switched to a flip top instead of a screw cap and updated the packaging design to focus on the benefits and results. The new and improved hand creams have the same great award-winning formula as before and those beautiful exotic fragrances remain too.  Available in soothing pawpaw, nourishing orange and mango, and softening cocoa and coconut from drpawpaw.


Industry News

Givenchy Beauty have named Thom Walker as Makeup Creative Director.  His new role will include overseeing the development of Givenchy’s new makeup lines and the creative direction of the communication campaigns for new collections.  He will also be the spokesperson for Givenchy makeup.


Tommy Hilfiger, owned by PVH Corp, has announced it has entered a new partnership with Give Back Beauty global beauty group, which will hold the exclusive worldwide license of the beauty and wellness business under the TOMMY HILFIGER brand, including fragrance, skincare, hair and body care, cosmetics and home fragrance.

The partnership with Give Back Beauty marks an exciting new chapter for our Tommy Hilfiger beauty and wellness business” said Martijn Hagman, CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe. “Harnessing our shared commitment towards creativity, sustainability and innovation, we are confident that Give Back Beauty will accelerate global success for this category, including through the launch of fresh new product lines. Give Back Beauty’s strength in the Direct-to-Consumer market and in engaging with Gen Z and younger consumers will play a key role in further amplifying the reach and impact of our brand.”

Strongly aligned with the TOMMY HILFIGER brand values and sustainability mission to Waste Nothing and Welcome All, Give Back Beauty has a track record in sustainability and a business model that gives back to the community. The company maximizes its use of recycled and recyclable materials, and is strongly committed to minimizing the use of plastics.



The Hair and Beauty Charity are still working to support those that need their help.  They had over £250,000 donated from professional beauty expert, Caroline Hirons and the Beauty Backed campaign. They have funds available for those people who do need their help; ask them if you need support.

They are a small charity and have to prioritise assistance to those who need it most urgently.  Priority will be given to households where only one adult (working within the industry) provides the only income to the household (e.g. if you live with your partner who will still receive an employed wage, priority will be given to single parent families whose only income is dependent on their hair/beauty industry wage).  Visit their website for more information and to make an application.



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