Hot off the Press

November 18th, 2022

November 18th, 2022

New from Make Up For Ever are the HD Skin All One Face Palettes (£68), available in two shades – Harmony 1 (light-medium skin tones) and Harmony 2 (medium-dark skin tones).  Co-created with pro MUAs, the complexion palette contains three cream foundations, four concealer and corrector shades, two blushes, two contouring shades and one highlighter, allowing you to unify, correct, camouflage, colour, model and illuminate. The melting formula of the 12 shades will allow you to combine the different shades to make custom tones.

This HD skin palette has blendable formulas, buildable coverage with the lightweight texture and natural finish of the original UHD Foundation Palette.  The new formulas are created without synthetic wax, BHT or allergens and without a greasy finish.  The percentage of perfume has been reduced to less than 1%.  Available now from themakeuparmoury.


New from Fenty Beauty is Gloss Bomb Ice Cooling Lip Luminizer Cold Heart’d (£20), the brand’s bestselling lip gloss—now in a new formula that delivers an instant minty cooling effect meant to refresh and give you that juicy, wet-look shine finish. Ice ain’t just for the wrist—put it on lips for major shine + cool mint feel.  Available now from boots.


Urban Decay’s 24/7 Moondust Shadow in Space Cowboy (£18) – the brand’s most popular vegan mono-shadow – is finally back in stock.  Vegan, cruelty free with up to 16 hours’ wear.  And for Black Friday you can get 30% off the range.  Available now from urbandecay.


New from Get Set Go Bags is the West End Wiggies Belt (£47.50).  It has two long pockets for metal tail combs and dressing combs and one overlapping pocket for a small Denman. Below it are two strong straps for hair grips.  Next to the hair section is a magnetic popper fastened pocket, covered with GSGs unique, and now detachable, pin pocket. Below it are two large open pockets perfect for glue pots and sprays.  Next is the redesigned, and larger make up brush section with a super strong net attached for your powder puffs & sponges. Made of black faux, it has a large pocket at the back and a long adjustable strap with O-rings.  Available now from get-set-go-bags.


La Roche Posay have launched a new range, enhanced with prebiotics.  Cicaplast Baume B5+ (£15) a skin barrier repair cream specifically formulated for damaged, uncomfortable and irritated skin and to provide the optimal conditions for faster and better repair.  The balm can be used the face and/or body for a wide range of common skin irritations including nappy rashes, mosquito bites, heating sensations, post peeling and laser. Suitable for the whole family from adults to babies from 3 months. It is also suitable as skincare for cancer patients undergoing treatment.

The award-winning skincare staple has received an innovative upgrade with the addition of prebiotic-complex Tribioma, while staying true to its cocooning texture and retaining all of its existing proven ingredients, including hydrating vitamin B5 and soothing glycerin and shea butter and enriched with antibacterial zinc and manganese. The new and improved balm formula helps accelerates the natural skin recovery process whilst respecting the skin microbiome and reducing feelings of discomfort. The balm texture acts as a barrier cream, leaving an invisible protective layer on the skin, and provides the optimal environment for skin healing, reducing the causes of long-term scarring.

Cicaplast B5 Spray (£14) a comforting, microbiome-respecting spray that tackles irritation with mist to leave you feelng soothed and hydrated, from head to toe.  The skin-restoring madecassoside hydrates and supports the skin barrier, while 5% panthenol reduces any discomfort, boosts hydration and accelerates the skin’s natural repair process, providing instant relief.  The spray formula reduces the risk of contamination on painful-to-touch or hard-to-reach skin conditions and provides the optimal environment skin needs for its healing process, reducing the causes of long-term scarring.  Both available now from cultbeauty.


To celebrate natural grey hair and banishing ageing stigmas, Charles Worthington is debuting a brand new ColourPlex Grey shampoo and conditioner duo (£8.99 each) after a survey carried out by the brand revealed that 73% of women would embrace their hair going grey.  The new range is designed to enhance and celebrate naturally grey hair with salon-strength pigments, leaving hair with a sparkling silver shine.  With over 25 years of professional hair care experience, Charles Worthington is committed to supporting its consumers at every age and stage of their life. Its latest, revolutionary colour care duo system is designed to protect, enhance and tone grey, washing away yellow tones and revealing softer, smoother and brighter hair.  Available now from boots.


Industry News

Newcastle-based beauty company Glitterbels, founded by nail artist Annabel Maginnis, has launched a Hema-Free Gel Polish Advent Calendar (£94.99) with 12 days to open.  The company has removed the Hema from their gel polish without compromising on the quality of a manicure, making it completely safe for everyone to use.  And it’s packed full of new and exclusive new colours which won’t be available for individual sale until next year. From glittery reds and greens to sparkly golds and silvers, elegant tonal neutrals, metallics or gleaming glitters; nudes and whites or eye-popping neon brights, there’s a look and shade for everyone.


Neom Organics are launching their very first Kings Cross pop up on Thursday 24th November at 7am, in Kings Cross Station. The pop up is in the theme of their Wellbeing Extravaganza Christmas Range and will have exclusive discounts and games on site, including a guaranteed win on the wellbeing grabber machine; a chance to win the full Christmas range worth over £1,000 plus 100 Christmas Wish 1 wick candle runner up prizes, a selection of the best-selling Christmas gifts sets and your NEOM must-haves available for complimentary gift wrap. Exclusively to Kings Cross there is 25% off all full priced products running until Saturday the 3rd December.  Open Thursday 24th November to Saturday 3rd December 7am – 7pm daily


Booksy’s 2022 UK City Takeover Tour ended on a high with business owners from across beauty, hairdressing, and wellness gathering in Sheffield to focus on bettering their businesses.  Sheffield was the final stop of Booksy’s city takeover campaign, with visits to Liverpool, Birmingham, and Bristol taking place earlier in the year.

From special nights of inspiration, education, and entertainment designed to help salon owners maximise their business, to Team Booksy taking to the streets to talk to the public, the takeover campaign has given the brand a unique insight into its customers’ needs.

In Sheffield, Booksy was joined by its Ambassadors world-renowned Barber Alan Beak, creative hair colourist Pedro Plastic, and nail extraordinaire Alice McNails alongside newest Ambassador social media star and nail expert Bryony Howell.

Hair and beauty booking app Booksy helps customers access hair, beauty, and wellness treatments in their local area without any fuss.  The app also provides businesses with a fully functioning booking and payment system, client and calendar management tools, detailed business reports, as well as marketing tools to help their business grow.


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