Hot off the Press

May 20th, 2022

May 20th, 2022

Just launching in the UK is French brand BE+RADIANCE, the first microbiome friendly make-up range. Founded by an ex-L’Oreal and Sephora team member, it is all about healthy skin for all colours.  BE+RADIANCE was born in 2019 and the probiotic infused makeup launched in October 2020. The brand mission is to create makeup products with positive impact for a healthier skin with a microbiome friendly approach.  The collection includes Cucumber Water Matifying Foundation (£26) The first silicone-free cucumber water foundation that rises to two challenges: being the perfect radiant makeup that keeps the skin balanced, and coming in a range of 17 shades with something for every skin tone. Velvet Touch Primer (£22) the natural, breathable primer immediately blurs imperfections, makes pores less visible and keeps makeup in place for longer.

Set + Glow Powder + Highlighter with Probiotics (£29) A perfectly matching face powder and a highlighter, both in the same case. The fine powder sets foundation in place and mattifies problem areas, and the highlighter has been designed to give a subtle glow without any sparkle. The duo comes in 17 shades to suit every skin tone. Color + Glow Blush + Highlighter with Probiotics (£29) Gorgeous blush shades like peony pink, coral apricot, poppy red and deep plum alongside pearly highlighters in rose gold, bronze and copper. These duos have a sophisticated effect when applied next to each other on your cheeks, and create a fresh look when mixed together. Available in six shade duos.  Made in France with 85% to 100% ingredients of natural origin and enriched with active probiotics. Cruelty-free and vegan and ideal for sensitive skins.  Available now from uk.beradiancebeauty.


Dolce & Gabbana have introduced two new additions to the Iconic Solar Glow Collection: Solar Glow Universal Radiance Drops in Sunrise (£38) offer an effortless way to illuminate the complexion; the peach-hued elixir creates a unique ‘Sweet Glow’ finish, casting a subtle pearly light on all skin tones with a warm and radiant bare skin effect. Flawless, mistake-proof and effortlessly buildable to create a unique finish, the fresh, light texture brings a cooling effect to the skin. In addition, the caring skincare ingredients of the Mediterranean Glow Complex, combined with the antioxidant effects of vitamin E, brings softness, comfort, and exceptional all-day hydration.

Solar Glow Illuminating Powder Duo in Tender Apricot (£55) to enhance and define the complexion.  Combining two shades: a luminous, pearly apricot to brighten the skin, and an intense orange to add a delicate flush of colour; the two complementary shades bring healthy radiance and subtle sculpting to the complexion in an elegant duo that is easy to apply and easy to blend; each offering buildable colour payoff.  Available now from feelunique.


Jones Road was founded by makeup artist Bobbi Brown on the philosophy that the world doesn’t need more beauty products. It needs better beauty products. Clean, strategic, high-grade formulations that work on every skin type and tone—and that are as simple to use as they are to master.  The brand is a growing collection of simple, smart products for all ages, skin types, and skin tones that help women achieve the no-makeup makeup look naturally- and an evolution of how good makeup can actually feel (as well as look).

Lip Tint (£24), Bobbi’s take on a traditional lipstick, is the newest launch.  With easy application, buildable colour and ultimate hydration, it is between a balm and a stain.  Designed to be used on the go, without a mirror.  With castor oil seed, the formula delivers intense moisture, leaving lips feeling hydrated and supremely nourished.  Available in 9 shades from June, from jonesroadbeauty.


NARS are about to release The Summer Unrated Collection Heated Encounter Limited Edition.  When Orgasm meets Laguna, it’s a moment of pure passion. Sensual shades, sensorial textures, and skincare-infused formulas for a full-body glow. Two icons. One collection. Your hottest summer yet. “I love pairing Orgasm and Laguna. Together they make a warm, sexy glow.” — François Nars, Founder & Creative Director

The collection includes:  Summer Unrated Blush/Bronzer Duos (£37) Glow cheek-to-cheek with a dynamic duo, designed for sun-kissed looks with dimension. Superfine micronized blush pigments ensure an irresistibly soft, blendable application. Diffused bronzing powders create warmth, perfect for contouring or enhancing the look of naturally tanned skin. Available in three shades. Orgasm Lip Mask (£24) Cocoon your lips with a conditioning formula that leaves lips looking soft, smooth, and healthy. A trio of plant-based ingredients – echium and sunflower oils, plus tropical climbing plant balloon vine – melts onto lips, forming a nourishing base. Keep lips feeling hydrated during the day or use as a deep treatment while you sleep.

Summer Unrated Eyeshadow Palette (£50) Passion meets pleasure in a palette of 16 shadows in matte, shimmer, and glitter finishes. Featuring bestselling NARS favourites Laguna, Orgasm, and Taj Mahal, plus complementary shades in a range of matte neutrals, warm bronzes, and exotic pink tones. Intense pigments create a high-impact effect that lasts.   Available exclusively at cultbeauty, Brown Thomas, NARS Boutiques and narscosmetics from the 1st June and nationwide 15th June 2022


New from The Makeup Mat, is a limited edition Lavender Mat (£26.99). This allows you to layout your kit in a hygienic, organised and professional looking manner. Made from hardwearing silicone, it has a non-porous surface so it doesn’t harbour germs and bacteria. It is the perfect, reusable solution to single use couch roll. The roll proof rim prevents spills from reaching your actor and your products rolling onto the floor. If you have an accidental spill  you can simply wipe it away. The Mat is heatproof, so you can place your hot tools and tongs. Comes with a handy eco-friendly travel bag.  Dimensions 30cm x 43cm x3mm.  Available from themakeuparmoury.


Skin Academy ZERO have launched a new collection launch AGELESS, a revolutionary 100% natural, 4-step daily defence skincare routine designed with Gen-Z & Millennial skin in mind. The easy-to-follow skincare routine has been developed to help support skin from environmental stressors, responsible for up to 90% of skin damage.  The hero ingredient behind the range is Red Maple Complex which has five times the antioxidant power of Vitamin C and is clinically proven to improve skin firmness, enhance collagen production and boost skin elasticity.

The range features: Super Hydra Gel 2 in 1 Cleanser + Mask to cleanse and plump (£12.99).  A multi-tasking hydra gel that lifts the dirt of the day, leaving that fresh face feeling.  As a mask, it will help revive tired and lacklustre complexions, thanks to the blend of soothing and nourishing botanical ingredients.  Glow Booster daily serum to restore and brighten (£16.99) This serum targets dullness, dehydration, and uneven skin tone. It will even smooth and minimize the look of any fine line and help plump up skin for a healthy dewy glow.  Bright Eyes eye cream to firm and depuff (£12.99) The powerful plant-based eye cream restores much needed moisture to the delicate under eye skin, helping target signs of fatigue and puffiness. With nourishing botanical oils getting to work instantly, hydrating and helping restore the protective barrier. Midnight Moisture overnight cream to replenish and renew (£14.99) The moisture-rich formula helps to revitalise stressed skin and defend against the skin-ageing stressors of everyday life. It helps to brighten and firm skin, and hydrate and plump, waking up to a healthy complexion  As always, ZERO is 100% natural, vegan and 100% recyclable. Available now from feelunique.


New from Wake Skincare is their Facial Cleanser (£9.99). The gel based and hydrating formula, comes alive as foaming face wash, that helps refresh the skin’s surface, relieve dryness, and retain moisture in the skin. The vegan friendly cleanser gently removes daily grime, providing the skin with a deep cleanse, helping to minimise the appearance of pores whilst leaving the skin feeling hydrated. The cleanser includes citric acid, which gives a light exfoliation on the top layer of dead skin cells, helping reverse the signs of photo damage from long hours spent in front of phone and computer screens. Glycerine and propanediol help retain the skin’s moisture, refresh the skin’s surface, and reduce the signs of aging.  Together working to clean out enlarged pores, leaving a clean, refreshed, and smoother looking complexion.  The cleanser is designed for all skin types, including sensitive, combination and oily to acne-prone skin, working to help make skin feels soft and balanced while lifting sebum and impurities off the skin and helping to fight breakouts.  Available now from amazon.


Celeb nails have been the talk of the town as of late, and one of the most recent popular nail looks came from Hailey Bieber, who has opted for an elegant, pearlescent look, that’s being called the Milky-Mani!  If you, too, are looking for a perfectly pearlescent polish, then meet your mani-match…  Mylee – Sea Shell Gel Polish (£7.50) is pearlescent with a pink/purple shift in the light, this stunning, sheer polish can be built up with several layers to wear on its own, or as a topper to go over any other MyGel shade to add sheen. Pair with the MyGel Base Coat and Top Coat (£15) for a stunning manicure that lasts up to three weeks with no chips.  Available from mylee.


New this week from JVN, the hair care line from Jonathan Van Ness, is Nourishing Shine Drops (£19). Give hair lustrous shine in an instant.  These emollient pink-hued drops enhance hair thanks to hibiscus extract, giving a prismatic effect while providing deep nourishment.  Gentle enough for daily use on all hair types, including colour-treated.  Leaves a high-shine silky finish that refracts light without frizz or flyaways.  Weightloss, silicone-free moisture glides on without buildup, never leaving hair greasy.  Filled with antioxidants to protect from damage, colour fading and humidity for lasting shine.  Formulated with patented sugarcane derived hemisqualane, a sustainable and superior alternative to silicone, that works to protect hair from color fade; reduces damage; prevents breakage; smooths frizz; and strengthens hair without product build-up or environmental harm. Fragranced with sparkling grapefruit and tangerine, infused with white florals, soft violet and sweet honey notes. 96% plastic free recyclable packaging.  Available now from jvnhair and spacenk and in Space NK stores from 23rd May.


Industry News

Next weekend (26th-29th May) is L’OCCITANE’s Green Day Weekend where they will donate £5 from every Eco-Refill purchased to UK charity, Surfers Against Sewage. The brand are encouraging everyone to FILL FOR THE FUTURE, switching to Eco-Refills which use an average of 85% less packaging versus the original bottles, saving L’Occitane 200 tonnes of plastic every year and reducing their carbon footprint significantly.

The brand’s newest Eco-Refill is the Overnight Reset Serum.  This line sells one every minute worldwide and is now available in a diddy eco-refill using up to 2x less plastic than the original plastic pump bottle.  With over 27 product lines available in Eco-Refills, it shouldn’t be too hard to find the perfect one for you.

Finally, they are also offering customers a free Forever Bottle 250ml, when they buy any two Eco-Refills from 5th May – 8th June 2022. The aluminium Forever Bottle can be reused and refilled for years to come, using the eco-refill pouches or direct from in-store refill fountains.  For more information visit uk.loccitane.


This week saw the launch of leading transatlantic Communications specialists SEEN Group’s community x seen; a new beauty advocacy platform that aims to quickly democratise the beauty influencer space, affording nano creators the opportunity to partner with leading global beauty brands and make their mark on the world of social.

Curated in collaboration with the strategic expertise of SEEN Group, Community X SEEN is an inclusive social network of more than 2,000+ nano beauty creators, everyday enthusiasts, and pro beauty specialists across the UK and U.S. Collectively, they bring a new level of authentic advocacy at scale for brands, shaping the social narrative to create a new form of beauty influence for obsessed audiences globally.

The platform provides an opportunity for true beauty fans to be part of new beauty conversations – to trial and review exclusive new product launches, experience social brand events and collaborate on bespoke brand content creation experiences. The super beauty network provides creators with a platform to elevate, educate and celebrate beauty brands through social first content experiences, sampling and gifting. Community X SEEN also reinvests back into creators through bespoke social upskilling sessions, product rewards for gold, silver and bronze star creators, and where possible paid content collaborations. For more information visit communityxseen.



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