Hot off the Press

January 13th, 2023

January 13th, 2023

ICONIC London have just launched Tint and Texture Brow Perfecting Gel (£21). This is the must-have, fuss-free product for effortless arch-enhancing brows which look fuller instantly with hair-mimicking fibres which work to shape and define brows in an instant.

Iconic’s first tinted brow gel, it is available in six shades and can create any on-trend brow look including soft, natural brows, defined brows, 90s nostalgia skinny brows and laminated brows.

Whether you have sparse, overplucked or untameable brows, the gel offers a solid grip which ensures every hair looks lifted and fluffy with an easy-to-use angled brush for immaculate application.  Enriched with a blend of brow-loving oils including emollient-rich Amla which helps to reinforce and strengthen hairs whilst rosemary and geranium oil helps brows feel softer and healthier with repeated application. Available now from iconiclondoninc.


W7 Makeup are known for their incredible yet budget friendly makeup. Their latest collaboration is with TikTok sensation, Vickaboo. Having launched her first palette back in 2022, the two have joined forces once again to bring a second vegan-friendly palette Let’s Party (£8.95) to the market.  With 12 party-ready matte and shimmer shades to transform that brunchtime buzz into the ultimate girls’ night out glam, Let’s Party has all you need to bring the glitz and the glow.  Available now from w7makeup.


Just launched by VIEVE is Skin Nova XL (£63) which is over three times the size of the existing Skin Nova primer but not three times the price. An award-winning product in the VIEVE collection and one of the brand’s best sellers, Skin Nova is expertly formulated with hard-working skincare ingredients, creating a lightweight formula that hydrates, primes and illuminates – a multitasking beauty staple with light-reflecting pigments to dial-up the glow for all skin tones. A makeup-skincare hybrid, it works as a primer, hydrator and mixing medium and it’s suitable for all skin types and tones.  Formulated with beta-glucan, niacinamide, rose water and orchid extract.  Available now from vieve.


The ILash Starter Kit (£40) is a great introduction to this UK lash brand.  They make segment lashes on a clear, lightweight, almost invisible band which makes them lighter than traditional strip lashes.  They are then pre-cut into segments and are placed below the lashline, rather than on top, they will last for 5-7 days.  The lashes are made from premium Korean PBT silk. They are cruelty-free and suitable for vegans.

Available in eight different segment lash styles, the kit contains: one segment iLash style; bond & seal adhesive; remover; application tweezers and a step-by-step guide all in a magnetic closure case, ideal for keeping all your items together, and perfect for on the go application.  Available now from ilashuk.


New from SkinCeuticals is Phyto Corrective Essence Mist (£60) a hydrating, calming essence for all skin types. SkinCeuticals’ first-ever mist, it is designed to comfort irritated, inflamed skin and promote a clearer, calmer complexion. Loaded with a potent botanical blend and moisturising agents to encourage healing and bolster the skin barrier, the lightweight essence works to visibly reduce redness and increase hydration, radiance and suppleness.

Perfect for everyday use in the morning, afternoon or throughout the day whenever you need.  Ideal post laser or peel procedure to help reduce redness and protect skin barrier.  Available now from skinceuticals.


Fenty Skin have launched a new limited edition, Butta Drop Vanilla Dream Whipped Oil Body Cream (£32), the bestselling formula, now available in tantalising Valentine’s Day edition.  This special rose gold pearl-infused version features a dreamy, warm vanilla scent and will make skin look, feel, and smell irresistible. The thick, rich, luxed-up moisturiser is loaded with nearly 25% rich butters and restorative tropical oils and extracts to truly butta you up with instant and all-day hydration.  Available now from fentyskin, boots, harveynichols and sephora.


Curls N Lengths is a new natural and organic haircare brand for anyone looking for solutions to encourage hair growth, tame frizz and tackle damaged locks. The plant-based hair products are suitable for all hair types. The brand creates high quality products that empower people to wear their natural hair.  The range includes:  Mint & Cocoa Ayurvedic Hair Mask (£25.99) a botanical herb and vitamin infused hair mask/butter, which contains 25 powerhouse natural ingredients, and is designed to deeply penetrate the hair shaft, nourish and moisturise hair strands. It helps in preventing hair loss and, with DHT blocking properties, it will help stimulate hair growth. Root Stimulating Oil (£23.99) is a natural remedy designed to promote hair growth, prevent hair loss and can relieve a dry itchy scalp. The oil blend contains 12 natural ingredients, among which contain essential fatty acids, vitamins, proteins and antioxidants, which all contribute to hair growth, hair moisture and can help in preventing hair loss, leading to thicker, fuller hair.  Repair Oil (£23.99)is designed to treat and prevent dry, damaged hair, and split ends. The oil blend contains 9 natural ingredients that will penetrate the hair shaft, helping to promote cell growth in hair follicles, locking in moisture, resulting in healthier, stronger hair, with less frizz, breakage and hair fall. The blend contains ingredients which supports collagen that binds the hair strands together. Suitable for all hair types.  Available now from curlsnlengths.


Rose & Caramel have launched Unity, a unisex tanning range designed for everyone. Developed with colour-adapting technology, Unity contains a bespoke blend of all fake tan base colours – green, red, blue and violet – in one multitasking solution. From tanning mousses to water and drops, whatever your favourite formula, the all-inclusive range has been specially made to suit all skin tones. Together with products to prep, maintain and remove, there is everything you need to get a healthy, glowing tan from start to finish.

More than just professional looking results, Unity adopts a skincare meets tanning approach with enhanced hydration technology. Skin-loving ingredients including anti-oxidant rich elfamoist, aloe vera, glycerin and niacinamide deliver instant and long-lasting moisturisation for up to 48 hours. This helps to prevent dryness, ensuring an even fade while Matrixyl has been added to plump and firm.  The eight-piece collection includes:

Unisex Tanning Foam in Light-Medium, Medium-Dark (£21.99 each) and Ultra Dark (£22.99) infused with elfamoist which delivers up to 48 hours of intense hydration. Unisex Face & Body Tanning Water (£19.99) a lightweight tanning water that will give a sunkissed glow to any skin tone. Unisex Tanning Drops (£24.99) add 2-4 drops into any moisturiser and a golden tan develops over six to eight hours. Containing aloe vera extract, the moisturising formula is totally customisable; the more drops you add, the darker the shade. Power Scrub 60 Second Tan Remover (from £19.99) the award-winning scrub now comes with additional skincare benefits. Along with leaving the skin clean, clear and – most importantly – tan-free, the powerful new formula deeply exfoliates, hydrates and rejuvenates the body while reducing ingrown hairs. Miracle Moisture Mist (£19.99) boosting moisture levels for over 24 hours, this lightweight, oil-free body mist infuses the skin with aloe vera and glycerin to instantly hydrate and refresh. Available now from roseandcaramel.


Shakeup Cosmetics, the game-changing men’s makeup range, have partnered with Team GB gold medallist Calum Jarvis MBE to launch a sports skincare kit for pre and post workout skin.  Brand Ambassador Calum curated The Sports Skincare Kit (£19.99) with Shakeup Cosmetics, for those who lead an active lifestyle but need a simple skincare routine that keep their skin clean, clear and hydrated. The kit includes FACE 4WARD Multi-Action Daily Face Wash and HYDRATE IN A HURRY Moisturiser Stick.  Available exclusively at shakeupcosmetics.


Industry News

L’Occitane has partnered with luxury British womenswear brand Lily and Lionel. Launching now through to March (while stocks last) the collaboration sees an exclusive design of L’Occitane’s famous refillable Forever Bottle, adorned with Lily and Lionel’s bespoke floral print. The Forever Bottle is also accompanied by a Reusable Gift Bag, fully sustainable and derived from 100% cotton, perfect to be reused as a makeup or toiletry bag. The partnership supports L’Occitane’s Reducing Waste commitment and encourages sustainable swaps when it comes to beauty products.


Entries are now officially open for the 2023 Attracta Beauty Awards from brands and experts within the fields of beauty including skincare, makeup, hair, wellness and fragrance. The awards have 11 categories this year, including: Male Self-Care, Health & Wellbeing and Makeup as well as an expanded professional Beauty Experts category and for brands to be considered for the Best Socially Responsible Brand.  Entries close on 4th April, with Finalists announced on June 8th and Highly Commended & Winners announced on July 4th across social and digital platforms.  All information can be found on the awards website.


STELLA skincare has revealed the beginning of a collaboration with five global pioneers, known for their innovation and advocacy in the worlds of environmental and social activism and philanthropy. The brand’s new initiative unites with eco-conscious activists and campaigners, offering a platform for them to amplify their voices and inspire conversation and action around climate activism, environmental issues and animal rights The pioneers are:

Dr Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, the original trailblazer – inspiring people to preserve the natural world long before many others.  Xiye Bastida, at only 20-years Xiye Bastida has already received a UN Spirit Award and taken on leadership roles in the organisation of key climate strikes. Poppy Okotcha an ecological home grower, Poppy is on a quest to help others reconnect more with the earth – an ethos shared deeply by Stella.  Tammy Gan, a self-described ‘activist-in-progress, digital creator and communicator’, spends her time creating digital and physical community and learning spaces to build towards a more just, regenerative and loving world within our current one. Christabel Reed founder of two successful platforms – EcoResolution, which focuses on climate action, and Advaya – a transformative education platform that offers courses, events and storytelling across ecology, wellbeing, culture and spirituality.

More information can be found on the stella website.



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