Hot off the Press

December 9th, 2022

December 9th, 2022

Yesterday Lisa Eldridge launched three brand-new, stunning shades of her Liquid Lurex Eyeshadow (£19), inspired by the antique golden threads, silks and pearls of the world of theatrical costume and named after female Shakespearean characters. Liquid Lurex Eyeshadow has a lustrous, wet-look finish with a durable shine that disco diva dreams are made of. Each of the effortlessly blendable shades contain a mirrorball blend of multi-coloured pearls that dance across the lids.

Titania is an antique, tarnished, blackened gold with a multicoloured mix of glittering pearl, Cressida gives a glossy, pearlised lid effect and can also be used as a pearly highlighter at the inner corner of the eyes, cupid’s bow or cheekbones, and Viola is a gilded, royal plum with gently shimmering pink pearls.

Cruelty-free, vegan and free from parabens, talc, fragrance, nylon 12, D6, D5 and silicone.  Available now from lisaeldridge.


ICONIC London Smokey Eye Goals (£36) contains everything you need to get party-ready eyes in an instant.  It includes: ICONIC London’s most famous mascara formula: Triple Threat Mascara for luscious party lashes, Soft & Smokey Eyeshadow Palette – containing four buttery soft, beautiful shadows and Ultimate Eye Brush Duo – the only blending brushes you’ll need to create beguiling eyeshadow looks this party season, worth £55.  A great gift for a friend or for yourself.  Available now from iconiclondoninc.


New for Christmas from The Cuticle LAB by Louisa Amelie are their Christmas & Winter range of Cuticle Oil Pens (£3 each).  Their bestselling gorgeous handmade cuticle oils are available in 15 new Christmas fragrances. Made with only 4 ingredients, jojoba oil, vitamin E oil, fragrance essential oil and grapeseed oil they are perfect for sensitive skin. 100% natural and vegan, each cuticle oil pen contains approximately 3ml of product and will last for several months. Each cuticle oil is handmade, hand-poured, hand-labeled and hand-bottled by Louisa and her family.  Louisa started the business in 2021 with bespoke press-on nails.  The company has expanded with a range of nail accessories, as well as a salon.  The cuticle oil pens were launched in March this year and are available in 70 scents, selling globally.  We discovered them at Look Good Live last month and are now hooked!  Available now from thecuticlelab.


athletia Lip Oil Essence (£18) is a rich oil gloss that provides long-lasting moisturisation and leaves lips supple and smooth.  With a natural origin content of 99%, it contains generous amounts of botanical oils and hyaluronic acid to protect lips and retain moisture. Particularly suited to those prone to sensitive lips caused from dryness.  The honey-like texture closely adheres to lips due to athletia’s developed gelation technology. Innovative in both formulation and texture, the oil combines a plant-derived gelation agent and plant-derived liquid oil, giving it a smooth texture that delivers radiance at the same time. Based on plant-derived ingredients including fresh notes of eucalyptus and juniper berry combined with the sweetness of bergamot and marjoram.

athletia Treatment Cleansing Cream (£42) is a two-in-one cleansing and massage cream that brings a moment of massage into your skincare regime. Whether the day has been calm or busy, relax skin and quieten the mind. Replenish moisture and restore softness. The cream melts smoothly on contact with the skin before turning into a luxurious oil-like texture, perfect for massage. Captures and removes makeup and dirt, while the massage movements relax and soften the skin.  With a refreshing scent of grapefruit and juniper berry combined with calming marjoram, neroli and cedarwood. Formulated with six plant-derived oils and two plant-derived squalene to leave the skin feeling moisturised.  Both available now from athletia-beauty and Selfridges.


BYONIK has launched Supreme Mastercare Cream (£90) in the UK in both retail and professional sizes. The cream delivers regenerative care and lifting effects and promotes the formation of collagen, connective tissue, and elastin. Effective for rapidly replenishing the skin’s hydration levels with long-lasting effects, Byonik® Supreme Mastercare Cream is essential for sculpting, supporting and addressing the needs of hormonally depleted skin.  Available now from pureskinboutique.


Philip Kingsley Flaky/Itchy Anti-Dandruff Toner (£10.50) is a great investment to make this winter. The product refreshes, soothes and comforts the scalp, which is much needed in the cold winter months. The toner is formulated with an anti-microbial scalp care formula which tackles the symptoms and causes of dandruff, flakes and itching, giving immediate and long-lasting relief. Available now from philipkingsley.


Pacifica Scalp Love Rosemary Mint Serum (£14) is the perfect way to purify congested scalps without disrupting the delicate ecosystem. As soothing and hydrating as it is detoxifying, this cocktail of panthenol, aloe leaf juice, sage, thyme and witch hazel can be used as a purifying pre-shampoo step or as an overnight treatment to thoroughly refresh the scalp.

Pacifica Rosemary Detox Scalp Scrub (£14) revitalises the scalp, shifting product build-up to promote more lustrous, bouncy-looking locks. The rosemary and sea salt clarifying exfoliant help to loosen the accumulation of natural build-up from all the things you do to your beautiful hair daily.  Both available now from cultbeauty.


The latest afro hair care product released by Healthy Hair Studio by Enitan is Inches Conditioned (£36) an innovative deep conditioner created by trichologist, and the UK’s first Afro Hair Coach, Enitan Agidee.  This instant and deep conditioner is formulated with intensely super conditioning ingredients for moisture longevity, including ceramides, chia seed oil and urea. For relaxed hair or natural hair.  Available now from healthyhairstudio.


Industry News

Monsterpalooza returns next year to the Pasadena Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.  Taking place 2nd – 4th June, 2023, Robert Englund has just been announced as a guest.  Tickets are available now from and Eventbrite.


Last month several NHBF Members attended the Small Business Reception held by HM King Charles III at Buckingham Palace. Earlier this year the Palace had asked the NHBF to nominate those Members who have had an impact on the industry from which these invitees were selected.

NHBF Vice President Mandy Lodge-Stewart and Board Member, Fiona Johnston were joined by industry legend, Andrew Collinge, alongside salon owners Mikaela Martin (Ginger Rabbit, London); Brooke Evans (BE Ironbridge, Shropshire), Debbie Digby (Passion4Hair), Julie Hensman (Hensmans), Lesley McCormack (Pamper & Polish/Michaeljohn Training), Gary Machin (The Rogers Barbers) and Erica Liburd (The Muse Salon) at the reception which celebrated the efforts of small businesses and their contributions to their local communities and the British economy after a stressful and unpredictable couple of years.

NHBF chief executive Richard Lambert commented, “Despite all the challenges hair & beauty has faced over the last few year, and of what is ahead, many salons are showing incredible resilience.  We were delighted to see the sector’s contribution recognised by His Majesty.”


Charlotte Tilbury have launched a virtual store, Charlotte’s Beauty Realm, in a beauty tech world first.  This multi-dimensional, virtual shopping experience allows customers to travel deeper into the Charlotte Tilbury beauty gifting universe using their avatar, dress up, party and shop trinkets, treats and treasures from the magical holiday collection.

Corinne Suchy, Chief Technology and Growth Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty said: “Whether we’re interacting in person, online or via our virtual store in the metaverse, we want to bring a one-of-a-kind experience to our customers. Making sure every single customer interaction feels elevated and personal across each one of our touch points is essential to us, helping our customers to feel and look the most confident and beautiful versions of themselves.”


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