Hot off the Press

March 4th, 2022

March 4th, 2022

NARS are about to launch some new limited editions – The Afterglow Collection, Glow Beyond.  Designed for luminous lips and coveted cheeks. Swipe on mirror-like luster with 10 shades of cushiony gloss. Create a coveted cheek glow with a limited-edition palette of superfine and silky Blush pigments.  The collection is made up of Afterglow Lip Shine (£24) A comfortable gloss formula that glides on mirror-like shine and hydrates lips for up to eight hours. Featuring pomegranate flower complex – a powerful blend of conditioning jojoba oil and antioxidant-rich pomegranate extract – to nourish, soften, and protect lips from environmental stressors, while vitamin E-infused raspberry seed oil helps smooth, soften, and add high shine. Custom-designed applicator hugs the curves of lips for an effortlessly buildable application.  Available in 10 shades.

Afterglow Cheek Palette (£46) Uncover NARS’ best in glow with a new cheek palette featuring six beautifully buildable blush shades – from sheer, shimmering peach to striking matte red – that deliver a natural rush of colour. Superfine, micronised powder pigments ensure an irresistibly soft, blendable application.  Afterglow Lip Balm (£24) Total temptation meets sheer sensation. Indulge lips in inviting shine featuring Monoï Hydrating Complex for smooth, supple comfort and a blend of antioxidants to help protect lips. Swipe on a hint of high-shine colour. Saturate with a surge of hydration in four shades.  All available from 15th March exclusively at lookfantastic.


Replicate Bella Hadid’s TikTok jaw highlighting trick with Scupted by Aimee. Simply use Cream Luxe Glow (£18) Tap onto the tips of the cheekbones, down the centre of the nose and along the cupid’s bow for a glowing finish. Can also be used along the brow bone and tear duct to make the eyes pop.  Available in the shades Pearl Pop and Champagne Cream.

Liquid Lights Pink Champagne (£12) Glow like never before with this iridescent champagne toned highlight with a touch of soft pink for a natural glow for a luminous and glowing finish.

The Blender (£8) The quintessential eye brush that gets it on quick and softly. All Sculpted by Aimee makeup brushes are animal cruelty-free.  All available now from sculptedbyaimee and boots.



Wǒ Skincare Daily Base™ Revive Oil (£32 for 28 doses) is an extremely light, elixir like oil empowered with a blend of six precious oils and plant extracts, including camellia oil, to bring instant skin relief to dry parched, stressed out skin.  It is perfect for cleansing, soothing and smoothing.  This super rich oil combines antioxidant rich raspberry plant stem cell extract and a smart complex of Omega rich oils 3,6 and 9.  Added ceramides protect against daily stresses and help to strengthen the skin barrier, promoting a healthy radiant complexion.

Doubling up as a cleansing oil and a nourishing face oil, is the perfect skin-soother for wind-scorched faces. Since camellia oil is anti-inflammatory and laden with anti-oxidants, it’s a great pick for the blemish-prone who usually steer clear of oils.  Wo Skincare is packaged in vials that are 100% recyclable, and made with 80% PET from recycled drinks bottles. A simple, sustainable swap to lighten your skincare load.  Available now from wearewo.


Science of Skin Rescue No. One cream (£18.99) was developed for problem skin, an everyday moisturiser that is scientifically proven to improve the appearance of marks and scars caused by acne. Containing a naturally active green tea extract, EGCG, it works at a cellular level to do this in two different ways; firstly, by reducing the redness and secondly, by reducing the thickness.  Together with other natural ingredients including anti-inflammatory magnolia bark, super moisturising microalgae and anti-oxidant vitamin E, this gentle but effective cream helps to give a calmer, clearer looking complexion day after day.  Available from scienceofskin.


New from Romilly Wilde is the Sculpting Silver Facial Roller (£60).  This compact silver ‘gem’ has multiple angled spherical heads that read the contours of the face perfectly, sculpting the jaw line, brow, forehead as well as the delicate eye orbital area to reduce puffiness.  The unique cross-contour movement dramatically and powerfully massages the muscles around the face to tone, lift and energise which also stimulates circulation. The dinky size and weight make it easy to work with and feels very natural to use, fitting easily in your hand.  The facial roller can be stored in the fridge for an extra ‘cool boost’ to reduce inflammation and puffiness for a brighter and more radiant complexion.  Available now from romillywilde.


Dr. Hauschka are getting ready to launch their new Sun Care range which helps support the skin’s natural ability to protect itself from the sun, whilst also helping the skin recover after sun exposure.  The range consists of: Tinted Face Sun Cream SPF 30 (£34) as well as giving a fresh, sun-kissed complexion it protects against UV radiation and prevents sun-induced skin ageing.  The formulation with select medicinal plant extracts strengthens the skin, while the rich texture gently pampers and activates skin’s natural ability to retain moisture. Water resistant. Revitalising Mask (£39.50) Soothing and refreshing, the mask provides an even complexion and leaves the face and décolleté feeling toned and refined. Perfect for regulating and cooling skin that is prone to impurities and couperose, or that has been exposed to strong sunlight.  After Sun Lotion (£25) the light lotion with its formulation of anthyllis, ice plant, almond oil and rose wax absorbs quickly and soothes sunned skin. With regular use, it promotes a longer-lasting tan.  Available May 2022 from drhauschka.


The latest launch from ZitSticka is Pore Vac (£30), an acid-rich clay mask for oily, congested skin.  Key ingredients include Bentonite clay – renowned for its strong absorptive powers, this volcanic clay sucks up deep-rooted impurities; Kaolin clay – absorbs excess oil without parching the skin, eliminating impurities that build up in and around hair follicles; Apple cider vinegar – an antimicrobial that eases irritation and works with mineral-rich clays to unclog pores faster; Salicylic acid – a deep-diving BHA which gets deep inside pores to dislodge dirt and impurities; Sulphur – an antimicrobial that accelerates cell turnover and gets rid of impurities; AHAs – Lactic, tartaric and malic acids exfoliate the skin’s surface to smooth and retexturize; Niacinamide – soothes active breakouts and reduces redness and Jojoba – prevents over-drying and retains hydration even after the mask is rinsed off.  Available now, exclusively from cultbeauty.


Function of Beauty is the world’s leader in customisable beauty with hair, skin, and body care products made for you (and only you).  With their products you decide what goes into your formula (and what doesn’t) and what you get out of it, by taking a simple quiz on the website to create your own bespoke formula. Products in the range include: Custom Co-Wash (from £25) a rich, cleansing conditioner to moisturise and protect coily, curly, and colour-treated hair.  Custom Shampoo & Conditioner (£39 for the set) fully customisable to reach your unique hair goals. Proven to give your hair everything it needs to look and feel its best, deliver hard-working ingredients chosen for your hair type, structure, and moisture level. Available silicone-free, dye-free, or fragrance-free based on your preferences.  Available from functionofbeauty.


Two new releases from Schwarzkopf: Keratin Mousse (£4.50) delivers on both shine and gloss, whatever your style. Expect 48-hour style control and extra strong hold plus caring qualities such as heat defence. The clever formula strengthens hair while forming a protective shield around each strand that rinses away easily when it’s next washed.  Ceramide Hairspray (£4.50) This strong hold hair spray allows you to create any style you can imagine and enjoy 48 hours of staying power. The ceramide-rich formula helps the hair’s cuticle to lay flat, ensuring a silky-smooth result, while the Ceramide Keratin Complex forms a strengthening shield around each individual hair so that it’s protected against humidity and radiation. It’s leaves no stickiness or residue and brushes out easily.  Both available now from beauty retailers nationwide.


The mushroom nail trend is influencing colour and design trends this spring/summer.  Not just one colour tone, the colour mushroom can be interpreted as a variety of tones, from browns to muted grey and expands into pastel pink and lilacs. Get the look using a combination of Salon System Gellux shades: Bare Necessities, Slate Grey, Blink Pink, Timeless Taupe, Mauve Over (£11.95 +vat each) and Gellux Mini Bare Faced and Porcelain Doll (£7.25 +vat each).

Each Gellux gel shade is both chip and wear resistant leaving nails with a long lasting, ultra-glossy finish. They can be light-cured with either UV or LED and have excellent adhesion and wear properties, while still allowing for removal by soaking in acetone. Suitable for use on a natural nail, nail extension system, Acrylics or Fibreglass, Gellux polishes last up to fifteen days and are UV and LED compatible.  Available from professional beauty wholesalers nationwide.


Industry News

Eucerin’s Anti-Pigment range has been awarded an official accreditation by the Skin Health Alliance, certifying the market leading product range’s skin tolerability and efficacy, effective from 1st March 2022.  The Skin Health Alliance is an independent body that provides dermatological accreditation to leading brands across the skincare and personal care sector, giving consumers confidence in their purchases with the reassurance that products have been independently verified as skin safe.

The Eucerin Anti-Pigment range, formulated with breakthrough patented ingredient Thiamidol, was first launched in 2019 and has since grown to become the UK’s No.1 Hyperpigmentation Range on the market.  The accreditation covers the following products:  Anti-Pigment Day Cream, Anti-Pigment Night Cream, Anti-Pigment Dual Serum, Eucerin Anti-Pigment Spot Corrector, Sun Pigment Control SPF50+, Anti-Pigment Day Cream Tinted Light, Anti-Pigment Perfecting Serum and Sun Pigment Control Tinted Light.


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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