Hot off the Press

June 17th, 2022

June 17th, 2022

The latest beauty drop by ICONIC London is the ultimate sun-kissed summer skin product Prep–Set–Tan (£24) a summer sister for the brand’s shimmer spritz, Prep-Set-Glow.  Infused with the most premium tanning agents to give the best golden glowing tan yet and enriched with hyaluronic acid to give a nourished, healthy looking and even tan.

There are two glistening shades, original and glow – suitable for all skin tones and will add an immediate, soft-focus shimmer to the skin.

After 4-8 hours of application, shade original (for light-medium skin tones) will develop into a subtle, fresh, sun- kissed effect.  Shade glow (for medium-deep skin tones) will develop into a richer, warmer tan to add depth to your complexion.  Available now from iconiclondoninc.


Glisten Cosmetics have the perfect shades for your summer or festival look. Their bestselling products are their innovative Wet Liners (from £6.50), these amazing water-activated liners are incredibly pigmented. Plus, they come in almost every colour of the rainbow (currently over 140 shades).  They also have a range of UV Liners that mean you can stand out in a club, party or festival, shades include Cherryade UV Liner – certainly not for the faint-hearted, this gorgeous, cherry-red UV Wet Liner is a must-try for a seriously stunning festival look; Bubblegum UV Liner makes for the most stunning pop of colour; Lemonade Wet Liner is a true neon dream. Perfect for graphic cat-eyes or bold detailing, it’s a must-have in any festival makeup kit; Limeade UV Wet Liner complements Lemonade, and the pair could work brilliantly together for a citrusy inspired look; Golden Wet Liner – look like royalty with this bold shade; or for those who prefer a more muted look try Plum Wet Liner a gorgeous, muted lilac in the colour of the season. Stunning, wearable and flattering on all.

If you can’t decide which liner to buy from the 140+ available shades, you can now create your own palette with 4, 9 or 15 pans (from £25).  Vegan and cruelty-free, and PETA certified.  All available from glistencosmetics.


New from Charlotte Tilbury Beauty is Pore-Refining Acid-Free Glow Toner (£40).  A skin workout that resurfaces, hydrates, and refines the look of pores, boosting natural skin turnover with gentle exfoliating action. This acid-free elixir is packed with science-powered ingredients and is suitable for all skin types.

The super-charged formula includes: super peptide royalepigen p5 which supports natural skin turnover, increases absorption and helps maintain a brighter, more even looking complexion; resurfacing Exfolactive™ which helps boost the skin’s natural exfoliation process whilst improving the appearance of clarity and luminosity; Poretight to rebalance the skin and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and uneven skin texture; hydration powerhouse sodium hyaluronate and niacinamide to support the skin’s natural processes to help maintain optimal function as well as balancing, smoothing, pore-refining properties. Cruelty-free, vegan and in a recyclable bottle.  Available 23rd June from charlottetilbury.


Kiehl’s latest innovation are their new Future Made Better Concentrated Facial Bars (£20.50) providing targeted solutions that are as committed to sustainability as they are to skin.  A collection of three targeted, solid cleansers formulated to thoroughly clean with a rich lather, leaving skin fresh and balanced.  Choose from Ultra Facial Hydrating Bar enriched with glacial glycoprotein and squalane, to gently cleanse and replenish moisture, Calendula Calming & Soothing Bar suitable for acne-prone and distressed skin, with calendula petals, to help reduce the appearance of visible redness, leaving skin soothed and calm, or Rare Earth Deep Pore Detoxifying Bar formulated with Amazonian white clay and bamboo exfoliants to leave skin feeling deeply cleansed while balancing oil and minimising visible pores.

Each bar is over 96% biodegradable and contains at least 1 renewable or fairly-traded ingredient and is formulated with 5x less water than a Kiehl’s liquid cleanser with minimal plastic waste packaging to provide a targeted cleansing routine.  Available 22nd June from kiehls.


Ready for summer is a new shade from Dr.PAWPAW, Tinted True Coral Balm (£4.25).  A beautiful coral multi-tasking balm for lips, cheeks and eyes. The vegan and 98% natural formula is packed full with sustainable ingredients including pawpaw, aloe vera, castor oil and olive oil. Available now at Waitrose and drpawpaw and from 4th August at Marks & Spencers.


Fimpo have just launched Nail Prints (from £9.99). High-quality statement nail prints which look and act like gel with no chips, yet come off easily with no damage to your real nails.  Simply select the correct size of print for your nail, position and smooth down, filing off any excess.  Seal with Diamond Shine Topcoat (£6.99) and cure under The Little White Lamp (£16.99) for 60 seconds and you’re all set.  Remove by soaking in warm water then peel.  Vegan, cruelty-free and toxin-free. Available individually or in boxsets and bundles from fimpostore.


PROSHINE (£30) high shine solid body oil by Proshine by CDM, created by top celebrity make-up artist Ciara O’Shea (@ciaradoesmakeup), is a cult fave in the making. Convenience is central to the creation of this portable solid body oil in a stick with its easy, no-mess application, it is the perfect addition to a body care routine and makeup kit.  Just twist-rub-shine. In natural light the body looks well moisturised and hydrated.  Under artificial lights it’s super shiny and glossy.  Layer it up for extreme shine.

As well as high-shine, it is a moisturising and healing blend, formulated with soy wax, mango butter and shea butter to moisturise and protect.  Moringa oil and tamanu seed oil brighten and add shine while D Panthenol help strengthens the skin barrier to prevent moisture loss. Tomato seed oil, alongside ProVitamin B5 and tamanu seed oil, aids in healing dry and cracked skin by repairing damaged skin cells. The twist up container is recyclable, durable and refillable. Earth-friendly and made in the UK.  Available now from proshinebycdm and tiltmakeup.


New from UK nail brand Mylee in time for the long-awaited festival season are Festival-Vibes Gel Polish Trio (£22) a set of three glow in the dark neon polishes.  This trio of polishes will take you from day to night with ease.  Not only bold, bright and beautiful, but glow in the dark, perfect for parties or those late festival nights.  Made up of Main Stage, a bright hot pink, Glow Stick, a true neon orange and Lime Light, a gorgeous lime green.  Go rainbow with each nail a different colour or go for a French manicure with neon tips.  Apply over MyGel Base Coat and seal with MyGel Glossy Top Coat (£15 for both) for a salon quality finish that lasts up to three weeks.  Available now from mylee and amazon.


Meet the next revolution in hair care from London-based brand, REHAB.. Ground-breaking yet affordable flagship Dose 1.0 Hair Oil (£26) is their hero product.  Presented like nothing else on the market it contains 30 biodegradable capsules, which dissolve in hot water.  Formulated with a rich blend of Moroccan oil, jojoba oil, aloe vera oil and vitamins A, C, E and B5, it contains 10 times more nutrients than average hair oil, and can be applied to wet or dry hair.  Their debut collection also contains Silk Heatless Curler (£35) and Vital Hairbrush (£12). Beautifully packaged with accessible pricing, REHAB. is also an eco-friendly contribution to the market.  LA-based celeb hairdresser Sami Knight will be using REHAB to style Adele’s hair ahead of her BST Hyde Park gig.  Available nationwide from 15th June 2022 at rehabyourhair.

Lilly Lashes have launched the Click Magnetic range (£28).  The lashes are wearable up to 50 times – the ultimate investment for any lash lover. The micro-magnets are lightweight and guarantee all day comfort, simply click the lashes onto the Click Magnetic Eyeliner, (£32).  A perfect no-mess solution for those new to lashes or looking to save time in their routine.  The lashes are available in 8 styles (Faux Mink Miami, Faux Mink Mykonos, Loyalty, Irreplaceable, Cause We Can, Ur Faves, For Life and Bonded – shown above) ranging from light, natural glam to the most dramatic and voluminous effect.  Available now from lillylashes.


Industry News

The Hair & Beauty Charity is launching its annual raffle on 1st July 2022 and entering couldn’t be easier, as tickets will be available for purchase online via the charity’s website.

The raffle is renowned for its extensive list of fantastic prizes and this year will not disappoint, with all winners being announced in December 2022. Purchase a ticket for only £1 each and you could be in the running to win one of many excellent prizes, including £1000 cash, gift vouchers up to £500, a Spa Day and many, many more.

All proceeds raised will go towards supporting the charity’s hair, beauty and barbering beneficiaries. With your help, the Hair and Beauty Charity is able to provide much-needed financial support to individuals and their families facing difficult times due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness, bereavement and financial hardship.  To purchase raffle tickets, click here.


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