Hot off the Press

December 2nd, 2022

December 2nd, 2022

New from I Am Eyeconic is WetGloss (£13.95) an ultra-shine wet effect lip gloss, with a semi-sheer sheen. Coat your lips with the ultimate three-dimensional reflective glaze. A non-sticky, long wearing formula with a glassy wet finish.  Enriched with vitamin E and sunflower seed oil, with a subtle sweet vanilla scent.  Wear on its own or over lipstick.  Vegan and cruelty-free formula.  Available from eyeconicmakeup.


Meet The Marble Collection (£28), WYRL Beauty’s highly pigmented, moisturising and 100% vegan range of red lipsticks. Each shade adapts to the colour and tone of your lips, thanks to the marble effect.  The ‘better-for-you’ line has been developed to capture all that red lips symbolise, whilst empowering confidence in colour.  Available in three shades – Ignite, marbled with a powerful sunset orange shade; Sparkle, a neutral-reddish-mauve and Boost, a burst of energetic bright red marbled through a gorgeous deeper red.

WYRL donate 10% of the company’s profits to World Vision to support the charities Strong World, Strong Women initiative, empowering women all over the globe.  Available now from wyrlbeauty.


Jones Road The Best Eyeshadow Palette (£34) contains four of the brand’s best-selling eyeshadow shades (cream, so pretty, dark brown and smokey grey).  Whether you’re looking for a pretty wash of colour or wish to add some instant drama to any party look this limited-edition eyeshadow palette is the perfect way to achieve a depth and dimension to the eyes.  With a mini details brush inside, this palette is perfect for on the go touch-ups and travelling in your handbag.  Available now from jonesroadbeauty.


Create the ultimate Christmas and party looks with the new designs from Face-Lace. The new designs perfectly encapsulate the brand’s love of the ultimate sparkle with shape variations that allow you to elevate your make up look.  Silver Crystal Liners (£27.95) are the sparkliest Face Lace liners ever, while the Black Crystal Liners (£27.95) are the ultimate design for dark glamour. Made with premium European glass crystals which have a brilliant sparkle and have bona fide certifications meeting world standards for safety and ecologically responsible technologies.  All the crystal colours are certified lead-free and barium-free.  The Wishing Star designs (£15.95) have a Disney magic to them.  Made using super sparkly black and silver glitter with a colour-shifting translucent star which allows the sparkles to twinkle through.

Silver Spikelihood (£29.95) is a silver sparkly version of one of the most popular designs, and is perfect for adding the ultimate finish to your party make up and make you stand out from the crowd.  To celebrate the launch of the new designs, they are offering 10% off all designs, just use the code fixmas at checkout.  Available now from face-lace.


Dr.PAWPAW Ultimate Red Balm (from £4.25) has been used to create the killer lip look on Wednesday Addams in the new hit Tim Burton Netflix original – Wednesday. MUA Tara McDonald achieved the lip look on Jenna Ortega by using a dark brown lip liner paired with the Ultimate Red Balm for a multi-dimensional sheer yet eerily dark lip.

The Tinted Ultimate Red Lip Balm can be used in a variety of ways on the lips, cheeks and eyes. Instantly brighten your complexion with this buildable pop of colour, perfect for day-to-night looks. The award-winning, 98% natural, multi-tasking balm is packed full of pawpaw (papaya), aloe vera and olive oil.  Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. PETA approved. Vegan. Cruelty-free. Gluten-free.  Available from superdrug and hollandandbarrett.


Icy blonde tones have been everywhere this winter season and the latest shade to emerge is ‘Alpine Blonde’.  Celebrity hairstylist, and Jerome Russell Bblonde Brand Educator, Jason Collier, says “Alpine Blonde is a totally cool shade of blonde that suits all skin tones, hairstyles, and lengths. Think Scandi vibes, chic and minimalistic that stands out even against the white of the slopes. After achieving the shade – which can take a bit of work if you have dark hair – you’ll be jetting right off into skiing season and never looking back!

The key is to take your time and not bleach it too quickly, otherwise you can over process the hair. Start with the Jerome Russell Bblonde Ultra Blonding Kit (£7.99),  formulated with Jplex technology and avocado oil to achieve the brightest, strongest blonde whilst protecting and strengthening the hair fibres from within and hydrating hair for a gorgeous shine. It works best on light brown to dark brown hair, is super easy-to-use and lightens the hair by up to nine shades, helping you to achieve Alpine Blonde as quickly as possible. To ensure your hair stays healthy it also contains a conditioning shampoo to cleanse and condition, leaving hair vibrant and shiny.

The Jerome Russell Bblonde Atomic Blonde Toner (£4.99) will improve your shade and condition whilst neutralising yellow and brassy tones. On trend and stylish, this toner will last up to eight washes, giving you that Atomic Blonde, as well as ensuring your hair stays ski slope ready for as long as possible.  Available now from boots.


OSMO CHROMPLEX is the essential haircare staple for winter. Created with Fibre Bond Technology CHROMPLEX™ fortifies bonds within the hair structure to minimise breakage and dramatically improve the hair’s overall condition.  Perfect in preparation for the deluge of festive parties.  The 3-step Osmo Chromaplex Aftercare Kit (£36.10) helps strengthen, nourish, and protect the hair from the inside and includes:  Chromaplex Bond is a gentle sulphate free shampoo that strengthens and restores hair. Packed with Colour Save Complex and UV filters to help protect against natural pollutants and prolong the life of colour. Hair is left feeling soft, strong and radiant. Chromaplex Bond Conditioner is a nourishing, silicone-free daily conditioner. Formulated with sunflower seed extract and argan oil, which help to protect against natural pollutants and prolong colour life. Leaves hair feeling replenished, strong, supple and radiant.  Chromaplex Bond Sustainer – designed to maintain hair strength, sensational shine and suppleness, this ultra-conditioning at home treatment is formulated with Fibre Bond Technology. Use twice weekly to complete the 3-step aftercare hair regime.  OSMO is available from wholesalers nationwide.


Beauty Works hero product 10-in-1 Miracle Spray (£11.99) has been included in a TikTok lineup of hair products that help with rapid hair growth.  Fortified with argan and macadamia, the innovative formula replenishes lost oils in the hair and helps to eliminate frizz, restore mirror-like shine and prevent split ends. This haircare essential is formulated to maintain, protect and restore the health of hair in one simple spray.  Available from beautyworksonline.


Ardell Wispies (from £5.49) are the go-to product for all lash lovers – full and fluttery with an elongated centre for a beautiful eye-opening look. Wispies add soft, feathery flare without all thedrama. Beloved of Insta-influencers and makeup artists alike, the classic Demi Wispies are the go-to lash for subtle glam. The lashes create a striking look that elevates your natural lashes without being too thick or heavy. Made from 100% natural human hair, the lashes are knotted and feathered by hand for a pretty, fluttery finish. The mixed length lashes have flared outer corners that instantly boost volume, define and lift. Ideal for all eye shapes, they will add a touch of glamour to your everyday or party looks.  Available now from superdrug.


Industry News

The Hair & Beauty Charity’s annual Bike Ride returned for 2022 raising a total of £7,265.  Back for this first time since 2019, when teams previously travelled to Girona, Spain, this year’s challenge saw a host of industry professionals put the pedal to the metal in the breathtakingly beautiful valley of Lake Garda in Italy.

14 riders took part all in support of the Hair & Beauty Charity, which catered for cyclists of all abilities. The group took rides of varying difficulty, with gentle routes to full-on adventures into the foothills and beyond all set against a picturesque backdrop.

A special mention goes to the top three fundraisers: L’Oreal Professional Products Division’s Arianna Botti, Mariya Tsvetkova (Hair by Mariya) plus Julie and Andrew Mercer (Julie Mercer Beauty Therapy).

Other riders included Brian Thomson (Leslie Hairdressing), Anne Veck (Anne Veck Salon), Jeff Goodwin (Jeff Goodwin Hair), Andy Mercer (HB Collective and Great Lengths Hair Extensions), Victor Pajak (Headquarters), and Kate Preston and Ian Chisham (Kate Preston Salons).


Known for innovative skincare technology, Germaine de Capuccini has launched Timexpert Hydraluronic, a new treatment and product range which weave a multitude of holistic and scientific elements together. A cosmetic alternative to medical-aesthetic hyaluronic acid injections, the facial uses a combination of a tool and hand massage.  Anti-ageing with an intense, long-lasting hydrating action, new Timexpert Hydraluronic redefines and smoothes the skin from within, restoring its plumpness.  The exclusive formula combines the power of hyaluronic acid (with three molecular weights low, medium and high) with Germaine de Capuccini’s patented HLG nanopolyer, an innovative treatment to benefit a wide range of skin concerns from: preventing signs of premature ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and dehydration.

The retail product range includes Hydraluronic 3D Force Moisturising Fill-In Serum (trade £27.15) For the first time, a concentrated formula combining high, medium and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid with HLG Nanopolymer. Aids maximum hydration in all skin layers, offering a filler effect with 24 hour + hydration. Plumping Moisturising Cream (trade £30.70) an anti-ageing treatment with a very intense, long-lasting hydrating action. Smooths the skin from within, restoring its plumpness.  Both formulas are available in two non-greasy textures, Rich Sorbet for normal to dry skin and Soft Sorbet for combination to oil skin.


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