Hot off the Press

December 16th, 2022

December 16th, 2022

Charlotte Tillbury is launching Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter (£36) in the New Year.  This next generation highlighter will be available in seven glow shades to highlight, sculpt and lift the look of skin.

Inspired by the genius lighting tricks of Old Hollywood cinema, it is infused with light flex technology and smoothing emollients for a glow glide texture and a soft-focus satin finish that illuminates and blurs the skin like Hollywood lights.  Available on 5th January 2023 from charlottetilbury.


WILD STAR, the second exclusive collection from ISAMAYA, launched this week after being available on preorder. The campaign was created with world renowned director and photographer Steven Klein, continuing a long-standing collaboration between the two like-minded creatives.

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.  Available now from isamaya.


Studio 10 Skin Repair Perfect Canvas SPF30 Foundation (£34) is an advanced serum foundation that redefines and transforms the complexion.  This hydrating super crème leaves skin flawless and healthy-looking in an instant. Offering medium to full coverage, without looking heavy or cakey, it perfectly evens the skin tone, covering pigmentation, dark circles and redness, so there’s no need for concealer.

Define and shape brows to perfectly frame your face with the Studio 10 Brow Lift Perfecting Brow Pencil (£23), a dual-ended brow lift pencil for ultra-natural-looking eyebrows. Long-wearing and buildable, the unique ash-toned shade mimics hair, and adjusts for a true-to-you finish when you press a little firmer. It’s paired with the neutral-tone highlighter to add a soft, natural lift to the brows. Both available now from studio10beauty.


Pantone have revealed their colour of the year – Vivid Magenta. Now, you can get your magenta mani with Mylee.   Mylee Raspberry Gel Polish (£7.99) is a deep pink with purple undertones and is UV/LED curable.  Perfect for festive berry nice nails that last up to three weeks.  Available now from mylee.


New DOMA Longevyouth Cream (£119) is an advanced daily treatment moisturiser, createdd by Harley Street facialist Donna Maneva, which supports the mechanisms of skin cell rejuvenation and cellular repair.  Its double strength moisturising formula, comprising of unique, luxurious natural and organic ingredients, nourishes dull and dehydrated skin whilst stimulating collagen and elastin production.

It also contains a prebiotic which helps to balance the microbiome, so it’s great for skins prone to blemishes and acne, plus Multisal Retinol, which is a slow release vitamin A, perfect for sensitive skins whilst delivering benefits of retinol. It’s fab under make-up too; creating a beautiful post spa look to the skin.  With its unique mousse-like texture, Longevyouth Cream is suitable for all skin types, possessing a lightweight, airy consistency, while leaving skin feeling deeply nourished, energised and illuminated.  Available now from doma-cosmetics.


BYOMA, who launched in January 2022 and have taken the skincare category by storm, leading conversations on barrier care, have just launched bundles of their full-size products, after customer demand.  The new hero sets include: Brightening Bundle (£30, saving of £19) comprising BYOMA Creamy Jelly Cleanser, Balancing Face Mist, Moisturising Rich Cream & Brightening Serum; Clarifying Bundle (£30, saving £17) comprising BYOMA Creamy Jelly Cleanser, Balancing Face Mist, Moisturising Gel Cream & Clarifying Serum and Hydrating Bundle (£30 saving of £17) comprising BYOMA Creamy Jelly Cleanser, Balancing Face Mist, Moisturising Gel Cream & Hydrating Serum.  All available now from byoma.


Kristin Ess Hair will help keep your hair hydrated and nourished this winter.  Instant Exfoliating Scalp Scrub (£12) removes flakes, product build up, excess sebum and hard water deposits from the scalp, giving you a cleaner canvas through gentle exfoliation. It’s non-drying and formulated with a sugar complex to keep natural moisture intact.

Scalp Purifying Micellar Shampoo (£10) brings the power of micelles into your shower for a new type of cleansing experience for your scalp and strands. It gently washes away impurities while leaving your natural moisture intact. You can use this on the finest, thinnest hair or the thickest, curliest hair and get the same perfect results. This high lathering, sulfate-free formula boosts shine and hydrates the scalp. ​

Scalp Detoxifying Bubble Mask (£12) this bubbling scalp mask instantly removes oil, build-up, dead surface skin cells and debris. Use it as a pre-shampoo scalp treatment on dry hair before you shower.  All available now from boots.


Industry News

Balloonary is an easy-to-use AI-powered tool designed to help small businesses harness the expertise and methods that larger companies use for sales success by creating, launching and managing fast, simple and successful digital ads across multiple platforms, supercharging their earning potential.

On a mission to help small businesses grow and run impactful ads on their own, as well as drive highquality traffic cost-effectively to their website and maximise online sales, Balloonary is set to become a must-use tool to help make business growth quicker and pain free for time poor entrepreneurs and side hustlers.

Business owners can get started by entering their website URL and letting Balloonary’s AI do everything else. From writing the advert text and suggesting which photos to use, to targeting the correct audience and launching, no prior copywriting, design or advertising experience is required to launch a campaign that will start driving high-quality traffic to maximise online sales and leads.  For more information visit balloonary.


Afrodrops, the natural hair care brand for Afro and curly hair, has given away over £1,000 in afro hair care bundles to struggling Black families across the UK this Christmas. This compassionate brand noted that the cost of living crisis was going to compromise Christmas for many Black families across the UK this year – and they wanted to help. Black children are twice as likely to grow up poor compared to white children, and will be amongst the UK’s hardest hit this Christmas.  People were able to nominate family or friends who could benefit from a helping hand, and the brand arranged for product bundles worth £30 to be delivered.

Luke Carthy, founder of Afrodrops, said: “The cost of living crisis is going to compromise Christmas for many Black families across the UK – we want to help. Black children and families will be among the UK’s hardest hit this Christmas, with more than half of the UK’s Black children living in poverty. We want to help struggling Black families by gifting £30 of Afro hair care bundles on us.

Afrodrops is a bootstrapped and fully independent UK-based business specialising in selling Afro hair care online. Black-owned, the brand is dedicated to making Afro hair care more accessible to those that need it, through education and access to products.


UK brand Dr.PAWPAW have donated a further £35,273 to Teenage Cancer Trust, bringing their grand total to £91,000 over the last three years.

This years’ donations were £30,000 directly from sales of the partners collaboration product Dr.PAWPAW X Teenage Cancer Trust Shimmer Balm where 15p from each sale is pledged to the trust. In addition this collaboration balm is graced with four inspiring stories on the back of the packaging from young people who have been helped by Teenage Cancer Trust, to show the real difference you can make to someone by purchasing a balm.

In August 2022 – Dr.PAWPAW founder Pauline Paterson – along with three team members – took on the challenge of the Yorkshire Three Peaks and raised a further £5,273.

Teenage Cancer Trust works around the clock to ensure that no young person faces cancer alone. Identifying the complex needs of teenagers and young adults and helping them to retain a sense of normality and comfort during cancer treatment and beyond. As well as monetary donations Dr.PAWPAW have also donated thousands of products and many hours of their time to help to inspire, educate and help young people. Founders Johnny and Pauline Paterson have hosted digital workshops on careers and helped Teenage Cancer Trust acquire new partners by providing introductions and sharing their partnership story.



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