Hot off the Press

March 11th, 2022

March 11th, 2022

Just B’s new Lip Spectrum (£27), a multi-dimensional lipstick with one deeper shade, and one lighter shade, is engineered to work beautifully together to complement the skin, and lip tones of the South Asian community. Launched this week, it is available in 5 shades, or 10 tones giving users dual textures, and two colours allowing the creation of multiple finishes, and customised shades. Created by the internationally renowned makeup artist Bina Khan, and Silicon Valley engineering leader Madiha Chan, Just B was the result of a lifetime of being frustrated with the lack of cosmetics on the market that could enhance and adapt to brown skin, but the versatile product can be worn by all ethnicities.  Available from justbcosmetics.


British beauty giants ICONIC London also launched a brand-new product this week. Enrich & Elevate Mascara (£22) is the brand’s first ever kind-to-lashes performance mascara which lengthens, curls and lifts with active growth agent, Symlash®.  Lashes appear volumised, fluttery and panoramic in seconds.  This vegan and cruelty free formula not only lifts and lengthens for a wide-eyed effect – but coats lashes with lash-loving ingredients for up to 14-hours of wear whilst helping work towards stronger, longer and fuller-looking lashes.  Available now from iconiclondoninc.


Reach new glossy heights with OPV Beauty’s new Glitter Gloss (£10) that can be used on the face and body to add some glimmer and shine.  Long-wearing and blendable, this versatile gloss can be applied using a brush or fingers to highlight high points on the face, add some shimmer to collar bones, or even as a simple lip gloss. Available in 5 duochrome shades, they are gorgeous on all skin tones.  Available now from opvbeauty.


Eyelash Emporium have launched a brand-new collection of seamless lashes.  Making lash application quicker and easier than ever, the SEAMLASH Deconstructed Strip Lashes (£12.95) come in two styles and sit underneath the natural lash line to fit each unique eye shape, creating a lightweight, seamless strip lash look in seconds.  Full & Fluttery: This style is fuller in the middle to really open out the eye shape and give a more fluffy, dramatic finish; perfect for a full glam look. Winged & Wispy: This style creates a feline finish to give the appearance of a lifted eyeshape and is perfect for everyday glam. All Eyelash Emporium strip lashes are vegan, cruelty-free and reusable for up to 20 wears and will give a premium finish for up to 24-hour wear.  Available from superdrug.

New from Nourish London is Skin Protecting Daily Moisturiser SPF25 (£28).  This organic and vegan, anti-ageing moisturiser with natural mineral SPF non nano zinc oxide protects the skin from daily pollution and environmental damage.  Packed with a blend of powerful antioxidants, including turmeric, bisabolol and tocopherol, it protects the skin against environmental stressors, whilst providing broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. Hyaluronic acid and hexapeptide hydrate and quench the skin, whilst ceramide rich argan, kale, pumpkin seed oil and rose of Jericho protect the lipid layer, firm and smooth the skin. Soothing actives of aloe vera and borage oil calm redness and inflammation, resulting in nourished, replenished and glowing skin. Dermatologically tested (suitable for sensitive skin), pediatrician approved (safe for use on babies) and reef safe.  Available from nourishskinrange.


New from US brand goodhabit is the Rescue Me range. Included are Clean Scene Micellar Gel (£24) This rinse-free gel whisks away both waterproof and long-wearing formulas alike, as well as dirt, excess oil, and impurities without stripping skin of essential moisture. It’s gentle enough to use on your entire face including eyes and lips. Active Ingredients: blue tansy, blue spirulina and hyaluronic acid. Texture Magic Exfoliating Toner (£40) This powerful (yet gentle) exfoliator helps to curb excess oil production, minimize the appearance of pores, even out tone and texture, and visibly resurface skin to reveal a clearer, more luminous complexion. Bright Awake Eye Cream (£38) This lightweight hydrating eye cream quickly absorbs into the skin creating a perfect canvas for makeup. Glow Potion Oil Serum (£49) This fast-absorbing, triple-layered oil-serum combines three products into one streamlined bottle. Water Jelly Cream (£35) This gel-cream hybrid formula delivers heavyweight hydration with a lightweight texture. Rest + Reset Mask & Moistuiser (£38) This ultra-nourishing mask and moisturiser combines the power of ceramides and bakuchiol to tap into the skins natural regenerative cycle, replicating the appearance of 8- hours sleep and offering a surge of intense hydration for the ultimate skin reset button.  Available now from goodhabitskin.


Celebrity hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons has launched his own eponymous haircare brand. The range includes shampoos, conditioners, mask and leave in products which target five key hair needs.

The Wash Care collections include: Virgin Repair, formulated with ceramides for damaged hair; Prism Shine, formulated with hyaluronic acid for dull hair; Body Volume, formulated with caffeine for thin and fine hair; Fantasy Curls, formulated with amino acids for 3A-4C curls and Amethyst Blonde, formulated with ultraviolet pigments for blonde and highlighted hair. All wash care products contain AF Bonding System™, an innovative protein-based complex that helps strengthen hair to increase elasticity and flexibility while leaving hair shinier and softer.

Styling products in the range include: Hard Strong Hold Hairspray; Discreet AF Dry Shampoo; Model Volume Wave Spray and Apres Sexe Texture Spray.  Each styling product contains AF Aurascent Technology™ which envelopes the hair strands with divine fragrance to gradually release over time.  Available now from boots.


New from Artistic Nail Design is the limited edition Made to be Mystical Spring Collection which features six new trend transcending shades. Striking and spectacular colours abound this spring with shades like Isn’t It Magical?, Mystic Mint and Goddess of Light in head-turning hues of coral, mint green and yellow, respectively. If your journey into the mystical leads you towards tones that are more subdued, yet equally as eyecatching, look no further than the dusty blue crème, Beautiful Mirage, and the light mauve crème, Divine Beauty.  For a nail look that shines like magic this spring, be sure to give the white shimmer Dazzling Daydream a try.  Available in Colour Gloss Soak Off Gel Polish (£12.95 +vat), Colour Revolution Reactive Nail Lacquer (£5.95+vat), and Perfect Dip Powders (£7.95+vat), ensuring that every lover of colour will have an Artistic formula to meet their nail needs.   Available now from louellabelle.


Iconic self-tan brand St.Tropez have introduced their latest innovation in sustainable skincare and tanning technology with a new generation of next-level Gradual Tan Daily Firming Lotions. Made with over 93% naturally derived ingredients, a combined dual-active tanning system, firrming ingredients and three times more skincare actives, this superior collection of multi-tasking gradual tans are the brand’s most sophisticated yet.

The collection is a consciously formulated range of skincare- packed daily moisturizing lotions designed to build natural looking glows effortlessly, over time. Best for those looking for a subtle glow to add into their daily routine, to replace a regular moisturiser, or for new or nervous tanners wanting to achieve a healthy, sun-kissed glow all year round.

Re-launching the entire gradual tan range, the products are: Gradual Tan Classic Daily Firming Body Lotion (£18) available in light and medium shades as well as the much loved Watermelon scented lotion.  Gradual Tan Tinted Daily Firming Lotion (£18) and Gradual Tan Classic Youth Boosting Face Cream (£18).  Melting into the skin in seconds this new and improved, quick drying and non-sticky formulation leaves skin feeling smoother, softer and hydrating, locking in moisture for up to 72 hours but allowing you to get dressed quicker after application.  Available now from sttropeztan.


Earthy Nail Polish have launched their Spring Collection; Here Comes The Sun.  The collection includes four dreamy pastel shades representing spring time; Cherry Blossom, Icelandic Blue, Dreamy Peach and Nailture Green (£7.99 each/£24.95 the set).  All of the plant based nail polishes are 79% natural origin and 85% bio-sourced making them better for you, better for animals and better for our planet.  The brand have replaced single use plastic caps with a highly sustainable bamboo cap which can be returned to Earthy to reuse for a circular economy.  Available now from earthynailpolish.


Industry News

Samantha Cusick London are running a fundraiser to support The British Red Cross with the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.  Donate at least £10 on their Just Giving donation page, comment on their Instagram post to say you’ve donated and you’ll then be entered into a special draw.  You could win one of twelve colour (balayage, highlights, root stretches or tints) and haircut appointments across the salons, including Olaplex and a goodie bag.  The twelve winners will be announced on SCL’s Instagram stories on 22nd March.


MONAT have a new retail business model that provides an opportunity for freelance hair and beauty experts to earn additional income alongside at-home or in-salon treatments but without the upfront costs of purchasing and holding stock.  The brand offer a direct selling e-commerce model which allows partners to earn additional income and build a business of their own.

MONAT® is a naturally based healthy ageing brand that launched in the USA in 2014 and the UK in 2018, with a mission to help people everywhere enjoy beautiful, healthy, fulfilling lives through exceptional, naturally based products.  The MONAT high-performance products include award-winning haircare and hairstyling products, innovative skincare formulas to suit all skin types and its recently launched wellness collection.

MONAT has 200,000 Market Partners globally and 1 million customers across the globe.  To become a MONAT Market Partner costs £199; this includes over £360 worth of products plus the e-commerce and social media education programme to create your own direct to consumer sales platform.  To become a Market Partner, please visit monatglobal.


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