Hot off the Press

November 4th, 2022

November 4th, 2022

ISAMAYA launched its second makeup drop WILD STAR yesterday. Visionary makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench’s new collection explores her imagined world of rodeo decadence.

“Vivacious, glamorous and wild! The WILD STAR collection pays homage to our inner cowgirl – sexy, powerful yet always aligned with the spirit of the natural world. In vibrant hues of pink and baby blue that glitter against matte nudes to create a feminine, gorgeous look. Bold lip liners outline burnt bronze shimmering lipsticks that sparkle with seduction. Release your inner cowgirl!” – Isamaya Ffrench

The collection includes Wild Star Pressed Pigment Palette (£85) a prairie-glam, rhinestone-studded eyeshadow palette featuring 12 glistening shades of sorbet-coloured sunsets and rodeo nights. Presented in a gilded-gold reusable case embellished with rhinestones, each shade was selected by Isamaya to release your inner wild child. Wet-foil colours with a cream-like feel. Supreme pigment payoff with maximum impact. Dazzle Up Highlighter (£38) a moisture-boosting highlighter injected with glistening pearls.

Luckykiss Diamond Lip Glow Lipstick (£42 in 3 shades: Bluff, Outlaw and Buck. Infused with vitamin E to drench lips in hydration, each of the three shades feature a super-slick formula featuring
a two-tone pearlescent finish that changes colours from every angle. Spur Stick Suede Lip Liner (£22) in 3 shades: Bluff, Outlaw and Buck. A silky-smooth, waterproof lip liner housed in a glistening gold tube.  Lash Lasso Lash Wrap Mascara (£35) a thickening, curling mascara that adds instant drama in just one sweep. Proberry wax from the Chinese lacquer tree keeps lashes feeling soft, fluffy, and touchable for up to 16 hours. Wild Star Collection Set (£210) includes the palette, highlighter and mascara, along with the lipstick and liner in shade Outlaw. While the collection is a limited run, it has been designed with reusable features intended to be repurposed. It is important for the brand that each item in the collection becomes a desirable object with longevity and can be enjoyed well beyond its initial purpose. The collection is available now for preorder, and goes on sale in December/January at isamaya.


The Fox Eye and Fox Brow look sported by celebrities such as Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Zoe Kravitz have been trending for some time.  The new Colorsport Brow Lift Cream (£14.64) has been developed to improve the appearance of wrinkles and promote a lifted brow area. Essentially a fox eye brow in a bottle.  Harnessing the power of Advanced INSTANTLIFT and hydrolysed sesame protein, this highly concentrated formula works to contract the skin for an instant visible smoothing effect. It instantly smooths out fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet, improves appearance of the forehead, the brow, and the area around the eyes, and hydrates skin for a youthful glow.  This lightweight and non-greasy cream absorbs quickly, can be worn under makeup, and is suitable for all skin types.  Available now from amazon.


Thoughtful skincare brand Sachi Skin has recently launched an innovative Pro Resilience Serum (£65). The serum harnesses the power of ancient ayurvedic botanicals and advanced dermatological science to support the skin’s natural repair cycle. This light, oil-free formulation supports healthy ageing whilst targeting irritation, reddened and uneven skin tones. The proprietary 10.5% Ayurvedic Bioflavonoid Repair Complex activates skin resilience with intense hydration, antioxidants, peptides and multi-nutrients, giving luminous healthy skin. Suitable for all skin states especially those prone to inflammation, sensitive and reactive skin.  Available now from sachiskin.


Next week Pai Skincare launch The Vegan Collagen 0.9% Restoring Booster (£19), the first certified natural collagen booster on the market. It works to actively replenish dry and lacklustre skin, outperforming its animal-based competition. Derived from corn and soy proteins, this hydrating glow giver enhances the skin condition at speed, forming a breathable, protective film for an instantly smoother finish.  Also available in the booster range is the Stabilised Vitamin C 20%, Prebiotic Inulin 4% and Peptides 5% Booster (all £19 each). Each booster can be used alone or mixed with existing skincare to power up your routine.  The boosters use superior, natural forms of proven actives, without adding any fragrance or common preservatives – to deliver all the benefits without the irritation.  All are certified COSMOS Organic and COSMOS Natural, a standard that guarantees the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources. The full range is also cruelty-free and suitable for sensitive skin.  Available 8th November from paiskincare.

Sheet face mask specialists 7th Heaven are spoiling us with two new releases. The limited edition Día de Los Muertos sheet mask (£1.99) is loaded with goodies like aloe vera and cucumber extract and is formulated to energise and hydrate the skin.  It is also gentle, so great for those with combination or oily skins as it will help purify and lift impurities from pores.

The second release – 7th Heaven x Barbie™ “Be Good to Yourself” face mask range (from £4.99) – has taken social media by storm, ahead of the upcoming Greta Gerwig-directed Barbie film.  Great for children, teens and adults the collection features three purifying masks in varying shades of pink (obvs) and in multiple mask styles, so there are options for a range of skin types. Strong Girls Make Waves Pink Neon Toning Peel-Off is a refreshing aloe vera and grapefruit peel formulation containing naturally occurring AHAs to help promote brightening and smoothing of skin through increasing the rate of cell renewal. Radiate Friendship Pore-refining Pink Rose Cleansing Clay mask with a blend of cocoa and marula oil, this has been specially formulated to soothe redness and blemishes to improve skin complexion. This formulation also contains willow bark, a natural source of salicylic acid.  Nourishing You’ve Got This! Pink Chocolate Purifying Clay mask contains a rich blend of cocoa butter, shea butter and sweet almond oil to lock in moisture on the skin.

As with all products created by skincare brand Montagne Jeunesse, all the masks are vegan, approved by the Vegetarian Society and cruelty-free.  They are also biodegradable.  All available now from amazon.



With Hallowe’en in the rearview, Christmas is firmly on the horizon, and with it party season.  If your favourite party accessory is a gorgeous, glowing tan, then Rose & Caramel may have the product for you in their range of award-winning tanning products. Skinstant Bronze Tanning Stick (£24.99) is the quick-fix you need to get beautiful, bronzed skin just moments before you walk out the door. Whether it is just your legs that need a little bit of colour or you want to enhance the area around your neck and chest, the sweat and water proof formula will last all night before being washed off with soap. Blurs imperfections as well as being fast-dry and transfer-resistant.

Nudity Aqua Facial Tanning Mist (£14.99)  The perfect blend of self-tan and skincare, this moisturising facial mist is infused with niacinamide to help improve skin texture and give an even, rejuvenated complexion. Purity 60 Second Self Tan Removing Scrub (£29.99) Streaky legs? Orange palms? Or just want to strip it all back and start again? This scrub contains a blend of hard-working ingredients, including natural perlite, to leave skin soft, smooth, and most importantly, tan-free.  Made in the UK, all Rose & Caramel products are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free.  All available now from roseandcaramel, feelunique, prettylittlething and justmylook.


Velour Lashes  Plant Fibre Lash Collection (£22) are luxury, vegan Hemp-derived plant fibre lashes.  Using plant-based innovation, the 100% vegan and cruelty-free collection is derived from hemp, celebrated for it’s eco-friendly and low-impact qualities.  The lashes are 90% biodegradable and the packaging is fully recyclable. The lashes have a fine, fluttery and wispy hair-like texture with a natural matte finish, sitting on a lightweight thin black full-cotton band, giving you all day comfort.  They can be reused 20+ times. Available in three styles from sephora.


Love Island star Kaz Kamwi has launched her edit with leading hair brand Easilocks.  The Kaz x Easilocks (from £40) textured hair collection features six clip-in ponytails and three headband wigs in a range of lengths, textures and colours, including the mocha-esque shade of the moment.  Whether you’re looking for curls, silky straight or more of a deep wave, the edit has something for you.  Available now at easilocks and asos.


Industry News

STELLA by Stella McCartney – the fashion designer’s skincare line – is now available at SpaceNK. The vegan and cruelty-free skincare collection was launched as a responsible alternative to luxury skincare, designed to not over-stimulate skin, prioritising long-term vitality over short-term results.  Formulated with natural active ingredients to deliver clinically-proven results and work in harmony with the skin, supporting its key functions of regeneration. The collection consists of three essential and refillable products based on Stella’s personal philosophy of using ‘only what you need’.  STELLA Reset Cleanser (£50, refill £38), STELLA Alter-Care Serum (£110, refill £90) and STELLA Restore Cream (£85, refill £70).  Available from stellamccartneybeauty and the Stella McCartney UK flagship Old Bond Street store, and now also from


The UK’s top make-up artists from film and TV have revealed they use Dr. Bronner’s products on set when filming some of the most popular productions. Loved for its inclusivity, Dr. Bronner’s products are ideal on set as they are long-lasting, organic, suitable for sensitive skins, vegan, cruelty free and fairtrade.  From The Crown and Britannia, to Brassic and Bridgerton, the gorgeous scents have been escaping from kit bags on set.

Dr. Bronner’s 18 in 1 Castile Soaps (from £8.79) are a must-have as a make-up brush cleaner, due to its gentle formula which prolongs the life of precious makeup brushes. Made with organic and certified fair-trade ingredients, packaged in a 100% post-consumer recycled bottle the liquid soaps are good for just about any cleaning task. Face, body, hair and makeup tools and brushes, as well as dishes, laundry, pets and house cleaning. Formulated without synthetic preservatives, detergents, or foaming agents. Scented with pure lavender and lavandin oils to calm the mind and soothe the body, this has been a long-standing favourite product from former actress the Duchess of Sussex, Megan Markle’s.

The Hand Hygiene Spray (£5.49) can be used by on-site teams and cast alike, a natural and wonderful smelling (either lavender or peppermint) way to keep both hands and tools sanitised.


Botanically based skin and body care brand, Indie Lee launched its UK e-commerce website this week along with some new products. For the first time since the brand’s US launch in 2009, UK consumers can finally get their hands on Indie Lee’s beloved line directly via their new UK site.  The brand’s face-care line up is included, with core fan favourites and best-sellers Brightening Cleanser and CoQ-10 Toner along with award-winning Restorative Eye Cream. This month will see the launch of Retinol Alternative Cream while in December Botanical Boosting Oil will become available.


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