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May 13th, 2022

May 13th, 2022

Say hello to the brand-new collection by colour cosmetic leaders Morphe that’ll leave you with the ultimate gilded bronze through-out summer and beyond.  Bronze with benefits with Morphe’s Gilded Desert Collection packed full of skin-enhancing ingredients & face-sculpting applications take your bronze above and beyond!  With the 35U Gilded Desert Artistry Palette (£25), bronze bares all. Its deep metallics, toasty terra-cottas, cool-toned neutrals and sultry nudes take any makeup look from daytime sun-kissed to glamourous bronzy nights. Create the ultimate sun-kissed look with the Bronze Show Velvet Matte Pressed Powder (£13). This velvety, buildable, matte bronzer with a talc-free formula, infused with soothing coconut oil and nourishing shea butter, brings on a faux show for a totally bronzed-up glow.

Build precision, sun-kissed colour and contour with the showstopping M611 Bronze Show Fluffy Bronzer Brush (£17) that looks as divine as it performs. Designed to be used with the Pressed Powder, the fluffy, synthetic bristles and domed shape sweeps up just the right amount of pressed-powder product for controlled all over or defined application. Give your look mega dimension with the silky-smooth, sheer-to-build Glow Show Radiant Highlighter (£16).  Also talc-free and infused with hydrating hyaluronic acid and antioxidant-rich vitamin E to amp up your radiance with a gorgeous good-for-you glow.  Amp up your shine with the luxurious M610 Glow Show Highlighter Fan Brush (£9) designed for precision highlighting. Created to be paired with the highlighter, the synthetic bristles make your gleams come true by building and blending defined colour.  Available now from morphe.


Cult British brand Ciaté London are queen of iconic collabs. They are back with a collaborative collection: Ciaté London X Smiley™ Capsule Collection which launched this week.  A euphoric new makeup collection giving us all the Y2K vibes for Spring/Summer.  Inspired by one simple principle: happiness. With playful designs that will have you grinning and uplifting, vibrant colours, this collection with Smiley® is encouraging beauty lovers globally to experiment with artistry and explore their individual style, and most importantly, remember to smile. This universal, five-piece, serotonin-boosting collection is made up of Plump Pump (£20) a lip-plumping gloss with an innovative, nourishing formula specifically designed to gently plump your pout for enviably soft, full looking lips. Glow-To Illuminating Blush Quad (£27) a luxurious, magnetic palette that is perfectly pocket-sized for top ups throughout the day and contains all-new universally flattering shades. The silky matte blush with ultra-fine powder highlighter creates a stunning shimmer effect and is topped off with a joyful Smiley® embossed finish. This beautiful blush quad packs a long-lasting glowfor up to 12 hours.

Nail Wraps (£13) these best-sellers have been reimagined to include twelve playful and vibrant designs for the easiest, sweetest addition to any mani. With speedy, easy application and zero drying time, Nail Wraps are designed to push your nail game to the next level. These vibrant designs will have your nails decked with artwork in an instant.  Lip Mask (£16) doubles up as a two-in-one nourishing overnight mask and everyday balm. This hard-working, nourishing mask will give your lips some TLC while you sleep, or a hit of hydration throughout the day. This refreshing formula has an invigorating citrus zest scent to help revitalise both your mood and your lips. The buttery balm melts into skin leaving a softer, smoother-looking pout. Sealed with an iconic Smiley®, this playful portable pot of lip-loving joy will be your new go-to.  Handheld collectable mirror (£18).  Available now from ciatelondon.


It’s time to get glowing this summer, with ICONIC London’s best-selling product: Prep-Set-Glow (£24). This hydrating mist refreshes the skin and contains light reflecting properties giving the skin that iconic glow.  This multi-use glowing spray is 100% vegan and the perfect addition to any holiday make-up routine. It can be used to prep the skin before applying make-up, set a finished look or add a radiant gloss to a bare face.  The brand’s hero product includes extracts of cucumber and chamomile giving the skin that standout glossy finish. The cruelty-free formula is also rich in antioxidants, green tea and vitamin E, making it the perfect product to soothe skin after a day of sunbathing. Not forgetting the extracts of caffeine which can aid in combatting those dark circles and really revitalise the skin. A holiday skin must have!  Available in original and glow from iconiclondoninc.


Murad’s new Correct & Protect Serum SPF 45 (£68) combines the proven results of a treatment serum with an SPF to help future-proof your skin and brighten the more you use it.  The satiny-smooth serum has a 100% mineral SPF is clinically proven to visibly correct discoloration and prevent future hyperpigmentation.  Murad’s exclusive UV-responsive carotenoid technology is formulated with responsibly-sourced jojoba, squalene, tomato and beetroot extract blend to absorb and reflect UV light for an instant, naturally-enhanced skin glow; provide a powerful antioxidant defence; brighten and reduce visible discolouration; infuse skin with comfortable, lasting hydration and stimulate vitamin D production.  The 100% mineral zinc oxide (16.7%) sunscreen with plant extracts delivers 360-degree UVA and UVB defence, protects against blue light and pollution while leaving no white cast for truly radiant skin.  Free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates, gluten, animal-derived ingredients, mineral oil, formaldehyde, oxybenzone and petrolatum. Cruelty-free.  Available now from murad.


New from TEMPLESPA is Let’s Concentrate (£50) a high-performance, innovative gel serum enriched with intelligent active ingredients.  It works to reduce the appearance of age spots, blemishes and hyperpigmentation, and brightens, treats uneven skin tone leaving it looking healthier and more visibly radiant.  With an orange zest aroma, the serum is like a freshly squeezed orange juice health boost for the skin. The potent formula is made up of powerhouse antioxidants: ascorbyl glucoside – a new stable form of vitamin C with longer-lasting benefits and alpha arbutin – working in conjunction with vitamin C to enhance its ability to reduce the appearances of age spots, redness, pigmentation and sun damage.  Boasting a dose of a hydrating unsung-hero, sodium hyaluronate (the salt of hyaluronic acid) skin-smoothing orange essential oil and lemon fruit water alongside skin energising minerals zinc, magnesium, manganese and potassium PCA, it fights against visible signs of skin ageing such as age spots, wrinkles, fine lines, dehydration, dullness, sensitivity, and uneven tone.  Available now from templespa.


For the first time in two years, the Bafta TV Awards took place in person with a full audience at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 8th May. With all eyes on the red carpet, nominees did not disappoint pulling out all the stops with showstopping outfits complete with glamourous hair and make-up.

Louella Belle Brand Ambassador and celebrity manicurist, Robbie Tomkins) was behind the scenes getting Olivia Colman ready with bang on trend nails using Artistic Nail Design’s Intoxicating (£5.95 +vat) a luxurious deep burgundy, to complement her stunning Alexander McQueen suit.  Available now from louellabelle.


New from Philip Kingsley is Elasticizer Booster (£27), the latest innovation to join their award-winning treatments range.  The perfect partner for the brand’s hero product, Elasticizer Booster is designed to enhance and prolong the deeply hydrating effects in-between weekly treatments of Elasticizer Deep-Conditioning Treatment.  With a medley of nourishing ingredients encapsulated within an intensive, in-shower formula, it swiftly nourishes strands in the shower as part of your hair wash routine. Highly versatile, it can be used as either a conditioner, flash mask, or layered over conditioner on the driest and most damaged parts of the hair.  This fortifying, multi-use booster immediately improves hair’s elasticity, to help restore stretch and in turn strength. Recovering softness and movement, strands are left instantly softer, hydrated and healthier, with improved resistance against daily damage like brushing and styling.  Available now from philipkingsley.


Introducing the new Glaze Super Color Conditioning Gloss (£12.99), a high-shine, super-conditioning and fool-proof addition to your haircare routine. A semi-permanent colour that gives you a vibrant glossy colour, whilst deeply conditioning, caring and repairing the look of your hair in just one use, adding instant lustre, shine and luminosity in just 10 mins.

Including Glaze’s GlaziPlex™ technology, powered by babassu oil, unique glossifying conditioners derived from glycerin and fatty acids alongside their pearlescent biodegradable silicone alternative, that’s how they get their signature mirror-glaze shine. Also, with their KINDColor technology, hair is left feeling healthier, and less damaged after colouring. Available in 10 glossy shades from glazehair, and superdrug.


Rose & Caramel is the vegan, cruelty-free and award winning self-tan brand first known for the array of purity removers, which effectively rid the skin of any tan traces (without harsh scrubbing!), they are now a one-stop shop for anyone on the search for summer skin, with their Premium Self-Tan Range (from £17.99).

EU regulations changed recently, requiring a reduction in DHA (the active ingredient that causes the skin to look tanned) across all retail and professional formulations. Rose & Caramel are proud to own an award-winning ultra-dark formula that was already within the safety guidelines before the EU rules changed.  DHA can dry out skin, so Rose & Caramel sourced their own ingredient to intensely moisturize and enhance the quality of the tan.

Providing a natural finish with no streaks ensures skin appears sun-kissed and natural – removing the need to expose the skin to the sun’s UV rays. And what better way than to relieve all the stress from removing self-tan with their Rose & Caramel Purity Self Tan Removing Bubble Bath (£22.99). Simply run a bath, add the solution and wait for the tan to wash away – all while simultaneously removing dead skin cells and rejuvenating the skin!  Available now from roseandcaramel.


Industry News

Murad is now partnering with TerraCycle allowing consumers the opportunity to recycle their products. This is a global initiative with Murad HQ in Los Angeles rolling out the partnership in both the States and the UK.  The Murad Free Recycling Programme is the latest in Murad’s sustainability initiatives. The brand has a goal to transition to 50% reduction in virgin plastic by 2025, the integration of 50% PCR components by 2030 and 100% designed to be recyclable by 2030. Achieving these goals could potentially reduce the total amount of virgin plastic going in global landfills by 750,000 pounds by 2025 and 1.25 million pounds by 2030.


The facials you’ve been waiting for have finally arrived in London! Kate Somerville is already making waves in the UK skincare market, but now Kate and her team of experts are bringing their most-loved treatments across the pond, with the new Kate Somerville Treatment Rooms landing on our shores this week. Nestled in the heart of Knightsbridge, opened in iconic department store Harvey Nichols on Wednesday (11th May 2022). Clients will be able to choose from a range of transformative treatments, including the Hollywood A-listers’ go-to, the Melrose Place Facial.  They are the first in the UK to offer ‘Dermotechnology Serum Infused Microcurrent Treatment‘ and ‘LightStim LED Light Therapy’, straight from Kate’s Melrose and New York clinics.  Offering a range of Kate’s most-loved treatments, powered by clinical skincare and cutting-edge technology, each service approaches your skin health with a holistic, 360° approach for transformative results.  To book a treatment on line click here.



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