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June 10th, 2022

June 10th, 2022

Morphe have been super busy and launched another new collection.  This one is the Up ‘Til Dawn Collection.  Go bold and bright all night long with tempting tropical shades for eyes and coconut-scented glow-getters for face and lips.  The range includes Up ‘Til Dawn Artistry Palette (£25) Meet an all-new palette packed for bold artistry. Keep your look energized from dusk until dawn with a romance of rich neutrals, glowing shimmers, deep blues, and pink pops. Transition from natural effects to smoked-out hues and vivid vibes that light up when the sun goes down.

Lip Shine in Coco Calypso (£10) This lip formula glides on a glow with a sultry, limited-edition coconut scent. Ultra-smooth and never sticky, it can be swiped on alone or layered over lip colours for versatile, glossy effects. Limited-Edition Continuous Setting Mist in Coconut Bliss (£16)  a limited-edition, coconut-scented update of the best-selling Continuous Setting Mist. This micro-fine mist sets and improves the wear of liquid or powder makeup, stopping melting, caking, or fading. Multitasking, it can also amp up pigments. A continuous, air-powered spray ensures an even and controlled, radiant application, every time and is infused with vitamin E, vitamin B5, and fruit extracts.  All available now from uk.morphe.

 

New from Hair By Sam McKnight are Lazy Girl Biodegradable Hair Cleanse Cloths (£17 for 20 cloths).  A fast, effective and fragrant ‘no wash’ solution for great hair on the go.  Legendary hairstylist Sam developed his innovative, first-of-their-kind biodegradable hair cleansing cloths to enable anyone to clean and refresh their hair instantly, easily and fast without reaching for the shampoo bottle and as an alternative to dry shampoo.

Sam says, “These cloths have been years in development. I often work with models who arrive at shows with hair that needs washing or has make-up in their hairline from the previous shows they have worked at. My hair team and I needed something that worked immediately to clean and refresh the hair without us starting from scratch so that we could style it for our show. Outside of the shows, I know how busy people are – there isn’t always time to wash and style their hair, so I wanted to offer an alternative that worked and worked fast. “

Formulated with velvet flower seed, honeysuckle and aloe leaf extracts that nourish and condition the hair and witch hazel, which gently removes grease, impurities and product build-up from the hairline, scalp and roots and cleans the hair. Each cloth is infused with Sam’s signature luxury hair fragrance which lingers beautifully in the hair after use. The wipes are made of tree pulp cellulose sourced from certified forestry regulators and are certified as compostable material.  Grown on marginal land that is unsuitable for food crops.  They biodegrade in six weeks and once composted are converted into pure water and CO2.  Vegan. 94% naturally derived ingredients.  Free from sulphates, parabens, soya, gluten, silicone, ceramides, phthalates and nuts.  Available now from sammcknight.

 

The latest addition to the OSMO IKON Blonde Elevation family is the new Yellow Colour Additive (£8.35 +vat). Created after responding to customer demand, OSMO IKON Blonde Elevation range allows the creation of a bespoke blonde colour service for clients, regardless of their individual hair demands and needs. This multi-use, neutralising solution is suitable for use with any lightening formula with no compromise on development time. Colourists can create a quick solution and get excellent results, which is perfect for saving time in busy salons.

Blonde Elevation will neutralise violet undertones, can be used as a pre-pig tool to replace missing colour pigments, can be added to bleach for a sun-kissed result, is designed to be mixed with the existing Colour Additive shdes to create the perfect colour palette and can be added to leave-in conditioner as a top-up colour treatment or to mask violet tones.  Available now from osmo and wholesalers nationwide.

 

The Hair Boss Detox Foam (£9.99) is ideal for removing product build-up from dry shampoo, chlorine, and hard water deposits, resulting in super clean and fresh hair.  Use prior to shampooing.  Available from superdrug.

After shampooing, follow with The Hair Boss Body Building Foam Conditioner (£8.99) to add long-lasting body to fine, limp and lifeless hair. This lightweight, volumising formula is enriched with shea butter and argan oil to boost lack-lustre hair, restoring shine without weighing it down.  Available from asos.

 

St Moriz Advanced Colour Correcting Tanning Mousse Ultra Dark (£8.99) works like a colour correcting primer using honey undertones to add golden warmth to dark skin, creating an even and deep bronze glow. Perfect for any babes on the go, the transfer resistant instant colour lasts all day, and then washes off to reveal a long lasting natural-looking sun-kissed tan. Meanwhile active skin care ingredients get to work providing long lasting hydration, helping your skin stay silky smooth and keep your tan looking flawless for days. Colour Correcting Ultra Dark Tanning Mousse is best suited for mid-dark skin tones looking for an ultra-dark tan. Suitable for normal, oily or combination skin types.  Available now from boots and stmoriz.

 

RevitaLash® Cosmetics, leaders and innovators in the lash and brow category, launched a new and improved reformulation of their Micellar Water Lash Wash (£32), a conditioning eye makeup remover for lashes, brows, and lids. The gentle, yet effective micellar water formula draws out impurities to remove makeup, dirt, and oil without drying the skin. Lashes, brows, and lids are left cleansed, soothed, and hydrated. The new formula is now even gentler for sensitive eyes, and is safe for use with eyelash extensions.

The product is formulated with unique micelle technology that attracts and draws out impurities without leaving any film or residue; panthenol, a natural humectant that hydrates and helps fortify lashes and brows to renew and defend against breakage and brittleness; and aloe and chamomile, anti-aging botanicals that deliver soothing moisture while calming the skin to prepare lashes and brows for RevitaLash® Advanced and RevitaBrow® Advanced.  Available from 13th June from revitalash as well as select salons and spas.

 

UpCircle have made a name for themselves as the indie brand pioneering the “by-product beauty” trend. Their ever-growing repurposed ingredient portfolio now includes by-products from varied industries, including the coffee, argan, olive and wood industries. In fact, they’re the UK’s no#1 by- product beauty brand.  They have just launched their most requested product SPF 25 Mineral Sunscreen (£24.99) formulated with upcycled raspberry seed oil.  The high- performance broad spectrum mineral sunscreen protects against UVA and UVB rays is formulated with the highest quality zinc oxide that blends in beautifully to protect skin and leave nothing but a natural glow.  Aloe Vera soothes while glycerin seals in hydration.  Formulated with non-comedogenic sunflower oil as well as breakout-busting lavender oil, making it great for those with acne-prone skin. The upcycled raspberry seed oil is the hero ingredient. It’s high in antioxidants vitamin A and E that boost collagen and also shield skin from environmental pollution by protecting against free radical damage.

Housed in a glass jar with an aluminum lid and a cardboard outer box, the 100% plastic-free packaging can be refilled as part of the brand’s  Return, Refill, Reuse scheme.  Reef safe, child friendly (3m+), natural, cruelty free, vegan and handmade in the UK.  Available from upcirclebeauty.

 

Mavala, leaders in natural nail care, have released the Delight Collection (£6.20 each), their summer range.  Bursting with six bright shades that radiate both vitamin C and D, the collection is inspired by stunning seaside locations, heavenly beaches and deliciously fruity and colourful cocktails.  With bold colours to match any beach-side bikini, cocktail (or mocktail), Mavala has created six mouthwateringly fresh and fruity colours with berry pinks and sunkissed reds, lemony yellows and pretty peaches. Taking inspiration from the current Y2K beauty trend; the sunny, flashes of colour work perfectly on both toes and fingers, sure to leave an impression. 2000’s pop princess nail jewels optional.  Each polish includes silica to help strengthen nails, prevent brittleness, protect against infections and provide extra care for overall nail health.  Available now from nailpolishdirect.

 

Earthy Nail Polish also have a new launch. Their brand-new Nail Treatments Collection (£26.97 for all four or £8.99 each) includes four indulgent treatments that are up to 99% natural origin and 21 free.  The treatments come with the brand’s signature sustainable bamboo cap and brush or pipette.  Included are Green SOS enriched with chestnut extract and vitamins B5 and C to support the repair of damaged nails.  Berry Oil made with vitamin F to lock in moisture and hydrate rough nails and cuticles.   Cuticle Oil rich in vitamin E and C softens the cuticles and extensively nourishes nails. Strengthener Treatment is enriched with vitamin E and bamboo extract for hardening soft cracking or thin nails.

The treatments are perfect when you need some pampering and self-care and clean healthy nails also help to ensure your manicure lasts that much longer. The vitamin enriched treatments will help to lock in moisture, nourish and strengthen nails and work especially well for intensive repair.  Vegan and cruelty-free. Available now from earthynailpolish.

 

Industry News

Coloured Contacts stock a wide variety of natural and cosmetic contact lenses (from £5.99) that for work for a range of looks.  Great for MUAs, cos play, carnival, film, tv and more.  Available in a wide variety of styles for both non-corrective and prescription needs. Coloured Contacts’ cosmetic contact lenses are FDA approved and CE marked with a premium construction to provide super soft wear for those looking for an everyday cosmetic eye colour change.  As well as their enhanced collection of styles for contact lenses for dark eyes and lighter shades, you can also find a variety of care guides on their website.  Available from colouredcontacts.

 

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