Hot off the Press

March 25th, 2022

March 25th, 2022

Serge Lutens are launching a brand-new collection of eye and lip inks, combining extreme precision with a weightless feel.  Trait d’Union Universal black ink eyeliner (£38) waterproof with a fine point to give a graphic, elegant look.  Enhances the outline of the eye with an intense shade of black.  Garde Rouge Ink lip styler (£34) available in three colours, the adjustable coverage allows you to outline and define lips.  Complement it with one of the brand’s iconic lipsticks for a more intense coverage. Available exclusively at Harvey Nichols from 1st April.


Huda Beauty has introduced Cheeky Tint Blush Stick (£21), a buildable blush with creamy formula and vibrant finish.  Available in 5 shades and suitable for all skin types, it is vibrantly sheer, vegan-friendly and infused with moisturising lychee extract and soothing vitamin E. The water, transfer, humidity and sweat-proof formula instantly melts into skin and is buildable, meaning you can control the intensity of the colour. The shades can also be mixed and layered to create a unique colour.  It can also be used on lips.  Available now from feelunique, boots, hudabeauty and cultbeauty.


With mineral skincare set to be a trend for 2022, PRIORI Skincare’s Mineral Foundation (£36) is the perfect addition to your daily regime.  Containing skin benefitting ingredients, alongside delivering buildable coverage to disguise redness and breakouts whilst providing SPF25 protection.  Containing 30 powerful antoxidants including acai, grape seed, turmeric, green tea, chlorogenic acid and cocoa, as well as mineral UV filters, this talc-free powder helps calm conditions such as acne and rosacea.  Available in 5 shades from prioriskincare.


Beauty bargain lovers have raved about W7’s Legend Foundation (£4.99) foundation which is a dupe for Estee Lauder’s Double Wear foundation.  It gives a dewy feel with a matte finish with a medium to full coverage.  It will sit comfortably on the skin whilst lasting for hours through thick or thin. Vegan friendly formula.  Available now from w7makeup.


Kelsey Raspberry Farms is a new British skincare brand who have launched with three concentrates, each containing amazing active ingredients. The Kelsey family, leading fruit farmers in East Kent for five generations have made it their mission to cultivate conscious beauty from their award-winning raspberry farm. Working with leading scientists to discover the unique and many incredible properties of the raspberry plant – the seed, the stem, the leaf and the pulp the brand is rooted in science and sustainability. The formulation of an ‘industry first’ – an exclusive enzymatically activated raspberry seed oil (Ez Rubus Id®) combined with clinically proven performance-led actives forms the basis of this beautiful new skincare brand.  The three concentrates are Full Bloom – Lifting & Plumping Concentrate (£95) This lifting and plumping face oil concentrate is packed with Ez Rubus Id® as well as being rich in antioxidants and full spectrum omega oils to plump, lift, firm and deeply hydrate skin, imparting a gorgeous healthy glow, Three Moons –  Brightening Concentrate (£85) a powerful brightening concentrate rich in raspberry fruit extract to help promote a bright, even skin tone, fight the appearance of age spots and smooth skin texture for flawless healthy, luminous skin, and Morn To EveGlobal Protection Concentrate (£80)  a daily global protection concentrate rich in Ez Rubus Id® to help fortify skin against damage caused by modern living and the impact of pollution, blue light and free radicals.  A nourishing shield to enhance and renew.  As well as giving skin a fabulous glow, they all work beautifully under makeup.  Available now from kelseyraspberryfarms.


New from Verso this month is Verso Vitamin C Serum (£80) The next generation in vitamin C serums, delivering radiant, smooth, even skin.  It promotes a healthy-looking, radiant, and rejuvenated skin complexion. The serum contains potent antioxidants that help to protect the skin from the visible effects from environmental stressors.  Formulated with Australian super-fruit kakadu plum, the world’s richest source of vitamin C as well as vitamin E, a powerfully nourishing antioxidant that enhances skin’s natural protection and promotes visible radiance and smoothness. To round out this formula, there’s phloretin, derived from apples, which helps to smooth and calm even the angriest of skin. Suitable for all skin types.  Available now from cultbeauty.


Altr London’s mission is to provide a quick and easy solution to daily skin problems faced by men, helping them to look and feel better in their day-to-day life. Founded by Alex Doyle, he created the brand as a response to his own skincare problems, including acne and eczema.  Designed with simplicity in mind, all their products are also environmentally friendly and cruelty-free, with their packaging ethically sourced and recyclable after use.

The range includes: Beard & Brow Filler (£16.99) the perfect tool for filling, shaping, and defining men’s facial hair. Using a mouldable gel formula, it glides across hair to provide a defined and natural finish. Their range of tinted options are ideal for filling patchy areas, adding volume or colouring any grey hairs, whereas their translucent is perfect for shaping and defining. Alcohol free, plus water and smear resistant.

Blemish Combo (£24.99) for brightening the complexion, evening skintone and concealing problem areas.  Made up of Face Fix to conceal dark circles, spots and redness with a natural finish and super quick and easy application.  It also combats breakouts; Blemish Balm a tinted moisturiser that naturally brightens skins appearance and helps to conceal dark circles, spots and redness, whilst also hydrating the skin while protecting against pollution and environmental damage and the Altr Blender a latex-free, extra-soft blending sponge.  Available from altrlondon.


Dermatology M’s latest offering for treatment of skin prone to psoriasis, dandruff, eczema or dermatitis on the scalp or beard is Softening Psoriasis Shampoo, Bai Bi Xi Fa Shui (£45) An advanced sulphate-free shampoo, dermatologically designed by Founder, Dermatologist and Authority on Traditional Chinese Medicine – Mazin Al-Khafaji.  It contains active and precious Chinese botanicals like cordyceps (dong chong xia cao) to regulate plaque formation, huang qi soothes itchy scalps, ginseng purifies skin, lavender helps boost cell regeneration and ginger aids in scalp circulation – delivering a flake-free, comfortable scalp and glossy hair that positively shimmers.  Available from dermatology-m.



Designed to help you to get longer and stronger hair, The Hair Boss by Lisa Shepherd Grow & Glow Shampoo (£12.99) is infused with rosebay and pea sprout extract. These ingredients have been clinically proven to create a healthier scalp microbiome – creating the perfect environment to encourage hair growth whilst retaining the length you have.  Even better, The Grow and Glow formulation is effective and safe to use on hair extensions. Lisa explains that “our shampoo has been specially formulated to be used with hair extensions to ensure that the bonds don’t break down, which can happen with some shampoos. We have extensively trialled this on all different extension types and it works beautifully.”  Available at selected Superdrug stores, superdrug, Amazon and thehairboss.


With Spring and warmer weather (hopefully) just around the cormer, Mylee have added 10 gorgeously bold colours to their collection to cover all Tiktok hacks, and runway trends you want to nail in the new season.  Mylee MyGel Polishes (£7.50) are expertly formulated to meet the needs of professionals and beauty enthusiasts alike. Achieve durable gel nails for up to three weeks’ wear time without the price tag; no chipping, smudging, nicks or dents.  Available onmylee.


The latest launch by prestigious skincare and makeup brand Germaine de Capuccini is Timexpert Sun for Summer 2022.  For over 15 years, the brand’s Golden Caresse line has been caring for and protecting the skin before, during and after sun exposure. The new line is a range of of anti-pollution and antioxidant products which target wrinkles and dark spots comprising 14 products, including facial and body sunscreens, after-sun treatments and self-tanners that provide a tan without the need for sun exposure.

These broad-spectrum sunscreens have been completely reformulated featuring Ocean Respect formulas which care for skin and protect it from the sun while respecting the environment, whilst staying true to the premium spa brand’s hallmark of pleasant, innovative textures upon application.  Ocean friendly formulas of high percentage of biodegradable ingredients, free from silicones; nano physical filters Tio2 and ZnO have been replaced by non-nano TiO2.

Facial Sunscreens: Anti-Ageing Protective Fluid Wrinkles + Dark Spots in SPF30 and SPF50 (£44.20) and Anti-Ageing Protective Cream Wrinkles + Dark Spots in SPF50 (£44.20) – facial sunscreens that combat sun-induced wrinkles and dark spots with broad-spectrum protection: UVA, UVB, infrared and blue light. Fluid available in tinted and non-tinted versions.  Body Sunscreens containing ginger root oil: Protective Milk SPF50 (£49.20), Blue Protective Bi-Phase Antioxidant Oil & Water SPF30 (£49.20) and Oil Bronze SPF20.  Icy Pleasure after-sun facial repair treatment (£50.40) and after-sun body repair treatment (£39.80).

Sunless TanningHi-Protection Makeup SPF50+ tinted photo-protective compact the perfect combination of sunscreen and makeup. Long-lasting, non-greasy texture. Provides very high UVA, UVB and antioxidant protection. Evens the skin tone and conceals imperfections.  All Year Bronze Powder SPF15 Bronzing Powder Duo provides a natural, silky finish that provides the complexion with a seductive, radiant and natural tan.  Sun Beautiful Tan Self-Tanning Milk (£51.70), Sun Idyllic Tan Subliming Oil – nourishment and well-being.  Available from germaine-de-capuccini.


Industry News

From the team behind Beauty Uncovered Magazine, the new go-to publication dedicated to cosmetic aesthetics, comes Beauty Uncovered LIVE; the first of its kind, two-day cosmetic aesthetic event.  Takes place Business Design Centre, London, Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th May 2022

Join some of the biggest names in beauty and aesthetics, discover new products and treatments, watch live demonstrations, and find out about the hottest technology and trends…and don’t forget your exclusive goody bag worth £150!


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