Hot off the Press

August 26th, 2022

August 26th, 2022

W7 Makeup’s latest launch is the My Atlantis Pressed Pigment Palette (£9.95) featuring 18 shades. Deep dive into your imagination and experience makeup utopia with this range of opulent pressed pigments featuring soft neutrals, blushed pinks and delicate purples. Made up of 8 soft and buttery mattes, 6 metallics, 3 marbled shimmers and 1 silky gloss with shimmering and explosive colour particles.  Available now from w7makeup.


ICONIC London have two new launches.  Super Smoother Blurring Skin Tint (£27) is a lightweight foundation base, designed to offer a weightless veil of light to medium coverage with a luminous, multi-dimensional second skin finish.  A skincare-makeup hybrid, Super Smoother hydrates like a hero while delivering light to medium coverage for airbrush-effects.  The ultra-lightweight skin tint seamlessly blends into skin – blurring pores, dark spots and uneven texture for a super smooth base that has a satin-matte finish with a hint of glow. As well as instantly smoothing skin, this unbeatable tinted moisturiser enhances your complexion over time, too – thanks to a cocktail of active ingredients that plump up, firm and soften skin. Available in a range of 18 shades to suit all skin tones.

Underglow Blurring Primer (£24) A completely unique skincare-makeup hybrid formula, that not only helps to enrich and protect your complexion with kind-to-skin ingredients but ensures your makeup applies like a dream and lasts all day long with an ultra-soft, fresh faced, ‘just applied’ finish.  It primes, preps, minimises the appearance of pores and helps to blur imperfections – leaving skin looking flawless, refreshed and perfected. Available in one, universally-flattering shade. Thanks to its subtle champagne pearls, one blurring barely-there tone is all that’s needed to prep and perfect all skin tones.  Both available now from iconiclondoninc.


New this week from Charlotte Tilbury is Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer (£25) which brightens, smooths and lifts the look of skin. Infused with high -performance skincare ingredients, from hydrating hyaluronic acid, to pore-refining niacinamide, brightening and radiance-boosting golden vitamin C and vegan collagen. The concealer is available in 30 shades – and matches with Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation.

Charlotte has also introduced her new Airbrush Brightening Flawless Finish Powder (£36). Inspired by the award-winning Airbrush Flawless Finish powder that smooths and blurs the look of skin, Charlotte Tilbury has worked her magic to create a new complexion perfecting micro powder for airbrushed looking skin in seconds.  Both available now from charlottetilbury.


Eyelash Emporium Stunt Double Lash Growth Serum (£19.96) and Leading Role Brow Enhance Serum (£19.96) are clinically proven to enhance lash and brow density by up to 72%.  Both serums contain a complex blend of conditioning actives and multi-vitamins to create strong, healthy and visibly thicker lashes and brows.  Both available now from retail.eyelashemporium.


New from Waso from Shiseido are Yuzu C, Glow – On Shot (£39) and Eye Awakening Essence (£27).  Both are formulated with actives yuzu – which supports the natural production of hyaluronic acid – and vitamin C, which as a powerful antioxidant that regulates excess melanin caused by sun exposure and oxidative stress. The Waso range is designed as skincare products for a new era of no-filter beauty with ingredients drawn from the heart of Japan.

Glow-On Shot Serum leaves skin healthy and glowing. The efficacy of Yuzu extract is boosted by two complementary forms of vitamin C. The skin’s radiance is instantly boosted by 36% and skin is protected day to day from factors that contribute to aging.  Eye Awakening Essence is a shot of moisture and glow to wake up tired eyes. Infused with yuzu and vitamin C, this essence minimizes dark circles, reduces puffiness and instantly refreshes the eye contour area. Containing refreshing menthol, the texture, in the form of a fast-absorbing gel with small grains, provides an instant sensation of freshness.  Both products now available now at boots, asos and shiseido.


New from Clé de Peau Beauté is Brightening Serum Supreme (£135). A potent blend of botanical ingredients supports skin’s natural ability to defy the visible effects of time. Harnessing the power of this blend, this serum reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and improves skin firmness.  The serum’s soft, silky texture allows the formula to instantly melt into skin without stickiness. After application, the complexion is intensely moisturized for 24 hours. Powered by a two-part approach that combines potent brightening and anti-dark spot ingredients and youthful-radiance enhancers it has been created with breakthrough ingredient Sea Ferment Brightener, to help address dullness, and 4MSK which effectively reduces the look of existing dark spots.  Available now from lookfantastic.


Artistic Nail Design have announced the launch of their new Cover Me Head to Toe collection for Autumn 2022. The collection features six unique shades perfect for embracing the season’s eccentric, layered monochromatic colour-blocking trends. Built with a combination of striking hues and reliable classics, this collection will surely keep your nails in vogue all season long.  Statement colours will be all the rage for this autumn and the bold crèmes Look Of The Day (garnet) and Against The Norm (blue) are here to make themselves known.  Alternatively, for a peek at the subtle side of autumn’s colour palette, try shades like Caught In A Vibe (coral), and Escape The Ordinary, (pink violet). Grounding this collection in edgy earthiness are the shades From AM to PM (hot chocolate), and Neutral on Repeat (taupe).  All will be available in Colour Gloss Soak Off Gel Polish (£12.95 +vat), Colour Revolution Reactive Nail Lacquer (£5.95 +vat), and Perfect Dip Powders (£7.95 +vat), ensuring that every lover of colour will have an Artistic formula to meet their nail needs. Available from 5th September 2022 for a limited time from louellabelle.


New from Pai is C-2 Believe (£49) their first ever vitamin C moisturiser for sensitive skin, designed to deliver radiance without the irritation.  The light, silky formula combines vitamin C – a glow-giving antioxidant – with upcycled bilberry extract for essential skin repair, giving brighter, stronger skin. Sustainably sourced; sensitively made.  Available from paiskincare.


Hair By Sam McKnight Happy Endings (£36) is the ultimate multi-tasking styling and conditioning balm that’s perfect for priming hair pre-styling or as a style-finisher to smooth and soften hair or add definition to waves and curls. Pro- vitamin B5 and shea butter condition, vegabead microcapsules made from mushroom-derived chitosan boost manageability and shine without build-up for all-day softness and control (they reactivate whenever hair is combed or brushed). For all hair types to de-fluff, tame frizz, smooth flyaways, seal ends and define texture.  Available now from sammcknight and spacenk from 30th August.


REHAB. have announced their latest launch – The Hair Tamer (£14), designed to tame unruly hairs in a few strokes.  Specially designed with anti-frizz gel, The Hair Tamer easily slicks looks whilst holding down any troublesome flyaways. The fine-tooth comb applicator and nourishing gel formula easily tames baby hairs and frizz.  The 100% vegan and cruelty free formula is set to be an essential in any haircare kit.  Available now from rehabyourhair.


Fudge Professional Clean Blonde Pre Toning Primer (£16) is a copper removal hair product that helps to keep hair toned for longer.  It’s especially good for those living in hard water areas.  Metal ions and minerals from hard water deposit on the outside of the hair surface leaving it looking patchy and dull. In addition, metal ions like copper can penetrate into the hair due to their small molecular weight. These then interfere with the bonds between hair colour molecules in the presence of hydrogen peroxide (bleach) to leave hair with patchy, unpredictable colour results and weak and damaged hair. Working in under 2 minutes, this fast-acting primer transforms your tone, leaving hair the brightest and lightest it’s ever been. It’s formulated with E Technology to help remove the surface build-up of colour distorting, dulling, and damaging minerals, like copper, for your most even blonde yet. To order Fudge for your salon visit your local wholesaler or fudgeprofessional.


Industry News

Congratulations to Northern Lashes who have been featured in the latest edition of Vegan Life’s Lifestyle Best Buy column – the magazine’s monthly roundup of their favourite vegan products.  Northern Lashes has only been in business for 18 months, but is going from strength to strength.  They have been working hard to bring a greener message to the industry and they are still the first 100% biodegradable and plastic free brand on the market.

This year’s British Beauty Week, organised by the British Beauty Council, runs 5th – 11th September and is set to be the most inclusive, accessible event yet with over 60 events nationwide. The seven-day event will see beauty businesses from across the breadth and depth of the country coming together to host workshops, fireside chats and discounts.  The immersive events span fragrance, skincare, organic beauty and nail art to provide key beauty touchpoints for people of all ages, wherever they live.

In addition, the industry will educate and inspire its talent from across the UK to think about beauty in new ways and grow their community. Highlights include:

  • Space NK X British Beauty Week: All participating high street branches will display the BBW logo in their windows. Events include Paula’s Choice Skin Scanning, a Hair Treasure Hunt with JVN Hair, Chantecaille Makeovers and the testing of Rose Inc’s new Solar Collection.
  • Exclusive Dermalogica X HydraFacial consultations: Skincare lovers in London and Belfast can visit their local stores. For those who can’t make it to the stores, Dermalogica is hosting two webinars on ‘Healthy Skin’ and ‘Advanced Treatments’.
  • The importance of head care, hosted by ARKIVE & Adam Reed: Celebrity hairstylist, Adam Reed, will open British Beauty Week with a scalp care-focused panel talk at his Spitalfields salon in London.
  • An olfactory journey with Diptyque: Visit Diptyque’s London Brook Street boutique for a journey of olfactory discovery of the brand’s timeless scents and newly launched fragrance refill service.


The Hair & Beauty Charity has launched a new Charity Supporter campaign for those in hair and beauty to provide a minimum £20 monthly donation, doing their bit to give back to the industry and those who have fallen on the hardest times.

Since 2019 the Charity has seen a huge increase in applications from our industry. A significant rise in domestic violence and the cost of living crisis means that more people need the help of the charity than ever before.

The monthly amount raised will go towards providing school uniforms for children in financially struggling families; cots, beds and bedding, carpets, fridges, freezers and washing machines for many more families – everyday basics that change lives.

Pledging has never been easier, simply visit to sign up in three easy clicks. Mobile users can now use Apple Pay or Google Pay. There’s an also an option to pledge more if you wish and Supporters will each receive a Welcome Pack.  All donations to the charity are hugely welcome and a donation of any amount can be set up via the JustGiving page.


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