Hot off the Press

June 3rd, 2022

June 3rd, 2022

Based in Melbourne, All Shades Matter Cosmetics have recently launched The MATTERfying Foundation (AUD $34.99) which comes in 4 distinct shades for people of colour.  Made in Sydney, Australia, utilising local ingredients, its weightless mousse-like texture provides a natural ‘no makeup makeup’ look and has the ability to create buildable coverage perfectly for your desired finish.  It’s also transfer-proof and infused with a light vanilla and coconut scent.

Founded by Tali and Shaanti, All Shades Matter Cosmetics is built on the notion of supplying affordable, simple and polished everyday foundation that caters for people of colour.  They are both adopted from India and struggled to colour match makeup products in Australia.  They are striving to close the gap between makeup shades, eliminating the need to ‘colour mix’ or find the ‘ideal’ shade.  At All Shades Matter Cosmetics, the message is to positively change the beauty industry within Australia and the movement of shade variety and diversity. Believing this is not just confined to their skin tone, all shades matter to them and they aim to expand their range towards the Caucasian market.  Available now from asmcosmetics


New from Laura Mercier is Tinted Moisturiser Light Revealer (£37) the newest addition to Laura Mercier’s iconic franchise, with an all-new skin-illuminating formula for an effortless, no makeup look. Infused with luminosity made for your own skin tone with complexion-boosting pearl blends developed for each shade level. With ultra-sheer, flexible coverage, this formula boosts skin’s natural radiance with every application. Deep hydration powered by French algae paired with the pearl blends reveal healthy skin that exudes a glow that is truly your own.


Also just launched is Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Blush (£25) the ideal blend of skincare and makeup with just a hint of natural, long-lasting cheek colour. With 12 hours of weightless, tinted hydration, skin looks fresh and healthy — never dry. This new take on the iconic Tinted Moisturiser is available in 14 adaptable shades and 3 finishes to deliver the perfect flushed glow.  Both available now from lauramercier and johnlewis.


bareMinerals have released their new MAXIMIST Phyto-Fiber Volumizing Mascara (£23), and Liquid Eyeliner (£20).  This new eye collection contains amplifying formulas made with innovative, earth-conscious ingredients like volume-building upcycled orange peel fibres and rich black mineral pigments for ultra-dramatic looks, as well as a sustainably-sourced microalgae complex that fortifies and nourishes for thicker, healthier-looking lashes over time.  Available now from bareminerals and bareMinerals boutiques nationwide.


bareMinerals new AGELESS Phyto-AHA Radiance Facial Mask (£44) is a transformative treatment clinically shown to dramatically improve your skin thanks to Phtyo-AHA, an innovative plant-based alternative as effective as AHA, without the irritation. The 3-in-1 peel, exfoliator and mask — which is tested and proven on sensitive skin — delivers brighter, more even toned skin, while also reducing the look of fine lines, discolouration and visible pores. Available now from bareminerals and bareMinerals boutiques nationwide.


New from Shiseido is Future Solution LX Infinite Treatment Primer (£55) a dual-purpose skin primer with a unique formula that combines skincare and makeup benefits for the ultimate luminous pearlescent skin and makeup finish.  The light-texture keeps makeup looking fresh while protecting skin against external agressors and UV rays with broad-spectrum SPF 30.  Instantly smoothing away pores and correcting dullness and uneven tone while providing 8-hour hydration.  Available to purchase now from shiseidocultbeauty , harrods and johnlewis.


Parian Spirit Makeup Brush Cleaner (from £7.50) is made from citrus spirits and food grade solvent, it has powerful cleaning properties that cut through oil-based makeup and adhesives but remains gentle to natural and synthetic hair.  Strong but gentle, it has no artificial scents, parabens or preservatives.  Fast-drying and no water rinsing required, it conditions brushes as it cleans.  However it is not just a great brush cleaner!

It’s also perfect for cleaning lace and removing spirit gum and other adhesives from your hair pieces and wigs. It can also be used to clean prosthetic pieces and even skin.   Available in a 2oz spray bottle, an 8oz screw top and 16oz from themakeuparmoury.


Bondi Sands have recently launched a skincare range which will help get your skin looking lit from within,  The range includes:  Sunny Daze SPF50 Moisturiser (£12.99) This hydrating, SPF 50 Mineral Moisturiser is a daily essential to protect your face against UVA & UVB sun exposure. Non ghosting and enriched with vitamin E, hibiscus sabdariffa fruit extract and zinc oxide to provide up to 72 hours of hydration leaving you plump and protected.  Wonder Potion Hero Oil (£9.99) This all-in-one works to soothe irritation, decongest your skin and assist with the signs of aging. Enriched with sea buckthorn, calendula extract and rosehip oil, Bondi Sands Wonder Potion leaves you with bright, hydrated and nourished skin.  Eye Spy Vitamin C Eye Cream (£9.99) a vitamin C Eye Cream that makes 3 hours’ sleep look like 12. Illuminating particles both brighten and diminish dark circles instantly and overtime. Enriched with vitamin C, green coffee bean and carrot oil to soothe and hydrate tired eyes, resulting in brighter skin.  Fountain of Youth Bakuchiol Serum (£9.99) This Vitamin A alternative resurfaces your skin and helps to fight against the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Enriched with bakuchiol, sunflower seed and rosella extract to hydrate, fade pigmentation and soften your skin.  Gold’n Hour Vitamin C Serum (£9.99) This Vitamin C Serum works to brighten, soothe and nourish the skin to leave you with a radiant complexion. Enriched with vitamin c, kakadu plum and licorice root extract, it brightens uneven, dull skin for a luminous complexion.  All available now from bondisands, boots and cultbeauty.


New from UK nail brand Mylee is the Magic Metallic Mani collection (from £5), designed to make your nails dazzle this summer, taking you for day to dancefloor.  With Y2Ks resurgence, bold and beautiful nails are the key trend for summer.  With ten chrome, holographic and metallic colours and patterns to choose from, there are unlimited ways to use these foils.  Whether you want to cover the entire nail, gently dust for a distressed effect or outline a tiny shape, you can create a whole host of unique looks that are fit for a queen!  Available now from mylee and amazon.


New from Philip Kingsley this week is the launch of their new Density hair care range.  Targeting those who have hair loss or have fine hair, Density will thicken, stimulate and preserve the hair you have and will also strengthen against breakage whilst improving hair condition. One of the key ingredients in the range is a pea protein, which volumises the hair increasing strand thickness and has a stimulating action that results in longer anagen and shorter telogen phases, meaning the hair stays in the growth phase for longer.

There are nine products in the range, including:  Density Thickening Shampoo (£25) Unique hyper-branched polymers and hydrolysed pea peptides instantly volumise hair without causing dryness. Restores and strengthens strands from deep within the cortex, while BHAs exfoliate the scalp, for reduced breakage and an optimal scalp environment.  Density Thickening Conditioner (£25) Feather-light formula contains unique hyper-branched polymers and hydrolyzed pea peptides to instantly volumise hair. Biomimetic ceramides help replace depleted lipids in damaged hair, sealing and smoothing the cuticle for easy detangling and improved resistance against damage.  Density Preserving Scalp Foam (£22) Uniting a styling aid and scalp treatment in one, this weightless foam adds lasting volume and texture at the roots, while creating an optimal scalp environment to help improve hair quality, shine and strength.  Density Thickening Protein Spray (£36) This instantly volumising, hydrating formula fortifies weakened strands and protects against heat, while improving lustre and shine.  Available now from philipkingsley and retailers nationwide.


Velour Lashes Effortlesss Collection (from £23) makes lash application a breeze, whether you’re a first-time lash wearer desiring a more elegant look, or an everyday lash lover looking to enhance your natural beauty.  The award-winning range has been handmade with each individual lash carefully arranged on a 3⁄4 length soft cotton lash band – so you don’t need to worry about measuring or trimming before application.  Founded in 2011 by lash-lover Mabel Lee, Velour was created out of personal necessity and a hunt for the perfect set of faux lashes.   The brand has the A-list seal of approval with celebs, including Beyonce and Lizzo wearing the range. They were even Meghan Markle’s choice on her wedding day!

The Innovative lash fibre material is one of the most unique traits of Velour lashes, as it provides the exceptional natural, lightweight wear. Velour also ensures (an average of) 25+ uses, providing an unmatched cost per wear.  Velour lashes are all ethical, vegan, cruelty-free and come in recyclable packaging. Available now from amazon and lookfantastic.


Industry News

Nadira V Persaud has launched a new website and online store.  To celebrate she is offering Warpaint readers 20% off most products, until midnight on Sunday 5th June.  Apply the LAUNCH20 discount code at checkout.  Happy shopping!


Congratulations to Sharon Hilditch MBE, co-founder of Crystal Clear International, the UK’s leading luxury beauty, skincare and bodycare brand, who has been awarded a Fellowship of the City & Guilds of London Institute (FCGI), its highest honour, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the Beauty Industry.

To be considered for Fellowship, candidates must ‘exemplify excellence by embodying the core values of leadership, imagination and integrity. Fellowship is bestowed upon leaders and innovators who have had an impact on their industry or in education. Fellows are leaders of industry who have achieved remarkable success in their respective fields.’

Sharon has been the driving force behind Crystal Clear since its inception in 1995. Renowned for being one of the world’s leading innovators and providers of hi-tech beauty treatments as well as its premium skincare and beauty tool ranges, Crystal Clear’s phenomenal success lies with Sharon’s hard work, passion and determination. Over 25 years later, the remarkable Liverpool-born skin care expert is the name behind several pioneering beauty technologies and skin care products and presides over a company that is firmly established as one of the leading brands within the global professional beauty industry.

Sharon was presented with her Fellowship Diploma at a ceremony held at Barber-Surgeons’ Hall in London on 4th May 2022, delayed from last year due to COVID-19 restrictions.


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