Hot off the Press

October 21st, 2022

October 21st, 2022

ICONIC London have launched two brand new products ahead of the festive season; the perfect combo for party eyes.  Enrich & Elevate Eyeliner (£21) designed to sculpt your gaze and add dramatic impact to your lashes in one single sweep. This unique dual-ended liquid eyeliner creates high-impact, ultra-seductive feline flicks in just one sweep. With a dramatic carbon black formula and seriously long-lasting wearability, it is the perfect finish to every eye look. Enriched with the ICONIC Symlash Technology (a strengthening growth active) it also works to nourish and strengthen lashes as you wear it.

Glaze Crayons (£24) Dual-ended, vegan and absolutely no brushes necessary, the liquid glitter on one end is complimented with a rich eyeshadow crayon on the other. With five new shades to add to the collection, the craze for the Glaze Crayon continues.  The additional five shades include a midnight-blue After Hours, scorched bronze Desert Rose, nude-bronze Mirage, smoky pink Wildflower and sultry-gold Goddess. Rich in colour and pigment, these new shades can provide intense drama to any look or soft glam which is noticeable. In keeping with the previous seven shades, the new crayons are also highly blendable and long-lasting.  Available now from iconiclondoninc.


Clé de Peau Beauté have reformulated their award-winning foundation and after three years’ work they have just launched The Foundation (£265).  The Foundation’s new texture is rich, effortlessly blendable and imperceptibly light. Inspired by emulsifying technology typically used in skincare creams, the brand developed a water-gel base that turns dew-like upon application making it ultra-comfortable as if you’re not wearing foundation at all.

After undertone research and Blur Perfection Technology there are now 25 shades available, to aid in skin matching for a wide range of skintones.  The Blur Perfection Technology diffuses imperfections, rather than covering them, while enhancing natural beauty and radiance.  Precious Lakesis complex helps The Foundation to enhance elasticity. With continuous use over four weeks, skin appears 12% firmer.  Available now, exclusively from harrods.


Also new from Clé de Peau Beauté is Cleansing Oil (£63). A lightweight, high-performance cleansing oil that perfectly dissolves impurities and makeup (including waterproof makeup). Formulated with botanical oils, it leaves skin feeling soft and nourished without any oily residue, and is also suitable for eyelash extensions.  With continued use, it helps to enhance skin’s suppleness and luminosity.

Formulated with four oils valued for their skincare properties: anti-oxidant grapeseed oil, moisturising marula oil, hydrating meadowfoam oil and argan oil. With a serum-like lightness, it brings together superior oil-based cleansing power with easy rinsing that leaves no stickiness or oiliness behind.  Suitable for all skin types, particularly those prone to dehydration.  Available now from cultbeauty.


New from athletia is Treatment Cleansing Cream (£42); a two in one makeup remover and massage cream. Enriched with seven botanical oils, this cleansing cream has a melting texture that gently dissolves makeup and impurities while it is ideal for facial massages to boost circulation for a refreshed, healthier-looking appearance.  It effortlessly removes makeup and dirt whilst moisturising and softening the skin.  Containing seven plant-derived essential oils, refreshing notes of grapefruit and juniper berry combined with calming marjoram, neroli and cedarwood.  Formulated with two types of squalene, derived from olive and sugar cane. As the cream melts on skin, it also brings in a refreshing aroma of grapefruits, juniper berries and neroli essential oils that encourages you to breathe slowly and deeply, enhancing your relaxation ritual.  Ideal for dry, dull skin.  91% natural origin content, environmentally friendly biomass plastic tube.  Available now from athletia-beauty.


Hemp IQ Original Pure Herbal Extract Blend Moisturiser (£19.99) is a new sensitive skin friendly body moisturiser that instantly hydrates and soothes skin. Infused with 100% pure hemp seed oil and skin softening mango butter, cucumber and oat extracts.  This daily rich body cream that will keep skin hydrated for up to 24 hours, with a fresh, clean fragrance.

Hemp seed oil gives skin essential hydration and contains amino acids; cocoa butter and shea butters help to hydrate and add moisture to dry and damaged skin; vitamin E helps to fight off free radicals, while also containing antioxidants, anti- inflammatory properties, and anti-ageing benefits. Rice extract soothes and softens skin without added irritation; mango butter cleanses the skin’s surface of impurities and helps to unblock clogged pores; oat extract absorbs excess oil on the skin, helps reduce acne,and has anti-inflammatory properties, to help treat dry skin and slough off dead skin cells. Cucumber extract helps to naturally nourish, hydrate, comfort, soothe, calm and de-puff the appearance of skin. Available from jk-skincare.


Soho House have just launched Soho Skin, a new modern skincare range of ten hard-working, genderless skincare essentials with a science-backed approach grounded in efficacy and efficiency.  The formulas are designed to streamline routines and deliver transformational results. Each product is a unique combination of active ingredients that drive cellular energy and replenish essential functions to help the skin perform at its best.  Some of the range includes Soho Skin Concentrate which has been uniquely designed to restore energy, regenerate skin structure, and protect the microbiome.

The range includes: Liquid Exfoliator (£60) – a gentle acid exfoliator designed to clarify and correct uneven skin tone. Brightening lactic acid, succinic acid and mandelic acid help to eliminate congested and dull surface cells, targeting oiliness and clogged pores.  Renewal Serum (£76) – a calming, lightweight serum developed to brighten and even skin tone, and increase luminosity, while a smart melanin modulator targets uneven pigmentation. Peptides work to regenerate and lift vital support structures in the skin, boosting the production of hyaluronic acid, as well as stimulating collagen and elastin.  24/7 Treatment (£72) – a transformational skin treatment to offset the effects of a 24/7 lifestyle. Formulated with Soho Skin Concentrate, helping to leave skin looking brighter, clearer, and smoother.  Face Cream (£60)a multitasking face cream providing lightweight hydration, day or night. A blend of carotenoids shield skin from urban pollution, helping to reduce the appearance of temporary redness, while niacinamide and stabilised vitamin C contribute to healthy skin. Vegan, cruelty and silicone-free.  Available now, exclusively at spacenk.


Morgan Taylor have announced their winter 2022 I Wanna Dance nail colour collection (RRP £9.95/trade £4.95 +vat each) in collaboration with the much-anticipated cinema release, I Wanna Dance With Somebody which hits UK cinemas on 30th December. The collection features a range of six gorgeous shades inspired by the beauty, charisma, and life of the iconic superstar Whitney Houston, who is portrayed by Naomi Ackie in the film. The collection is made up of six shades: Record Breaker (black with silver glitter), Blazing Up The Charts (hot red crème), Belt It Out (violet holographic glitter), Signature Sound (soft beige crème), Certified Platinum (platinum shimmer), and Command The Stage (antique bronze shimmer).  Available at the beginning of November 2022 for a limited time from louellabelle.


R+Co have launched Ring Tone Ultra Defining Gel Crème (£25). This gel-cream hybrid harnesses the power of nature’s nourishing agave nectar extract to help block calls from humidity and tame frizz. Restoring and retaining moisture with a deliciously rich blend of chia seed, prickly pear oil and vitamins B + K, this moisture-locking cream fortifies weaker shafts and drastically improves elasticity to elongate precious curls. Fighting off environmental stressors that threaten to loosen texture, this hardworking hair care staple is brimming with strand-softening complexes that condition the delicate hair cortex and scalp with just a few dollops.  Available now from cultbeauty.


Industry News

Errol Douglas, Sally Brookes, Akin Konizi, Angelo Seminara and Darren Ambrose are amongst a host of industry icons who have joined forces to support a fundraising initiative by Hooker & Young to create a gorgeous calendar for the Hair & Beauty Charity, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional.

The stunning 2023 calendar features 12 images shot by award-winning hair photographer, Michael Young featuring signature work by Mark Leeson, Martin Crean, Gary Taylor, Bruno Marc, Suzi McGill and Tim Scott Wright.  The calendar is available to buy for £15.00 online at


Charlotte Tilbury’s Beauty Wonderland has opened its doors to fans and beauty lovers in Liverpool One.  Shoppers in Liverpool and beyond can now fully immerse themselves in Charlotte’s world of makeup and skincare magic – from her latest collections to the exclusive, limited-edition launches that are available only in Beauty Wonderlands and on the Charlotte Tilbury website.

The store has treatments and consultation services available from 15-minute Glow + Go express transformations to Charlotte’s 1-hour Signature Glow Facial.  They also offer shade matching and expert skin analysis.  Inspired by the decadent vanity tables of Old Hollywood, Charlotte’s iconic Beauty Boudoir is available for group bookings, makeovers, bespoke bridal and bridesmaid consultations.  You can also book a 60-minute makeover with one of Charlotte’s Team Tilbury makeup artists to leave you feeling and looking red-carpet ready.


We Are Concentrate are a pioneering new water-conscious beauty brand on a mission to create sustainable and essential beauty products using as little water and plastic as possible to create better products – and in turn a better planet.  They add no water in its production process and use an in-house manufacturing method called a ‘closed loop water system’ in the formulation of their Shampoo and Conditioner (£14 each) which is proven to be more sustainable than other manufacturing methods.  With only a marble sized amount needed per hair wash, these concentrated pastes contain all of the actives and benefits of traditional hair care products, without any of the added water.

The shampoo and conditioner contain aloe vera, coconut, papaya, guava and shea butter.  Plus, to make sure that no product goes to waste, the tubes can be paired with a tube squeezer and shower hanger (£6) to ensure every last drop is used.  Available from 1st November 2022 at



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