Hot off the Press

February 3rd, 2023

February 3rd, 2023

This week ISAMAYA launched their daring new LIPS collection, which challenges the way makeup is perceived. It calls for human connection, and maintains the brand’s ethos of celebrating one’s self. As repression flourishes in every society, LIPS fearlessly honours the freedom of ideas and ownership, calling for liberation, innovation and seduction

LIPS Colour Infusion Lipstick (£80) in Cardinal, a vicious red housed in chrome packaging that delivers intense colour payoff with a lustrous, comfortable finish. Featuring ultra-dense liquid pigments suspended in a solid oil, the final effect is satin-slick, saturated colour in just one stroke. Formulated with antioxidant botanical actives – acai, berry oil, cherry seed oil, pomegranate seed oil, refined sweet almond and jojoba oil – which fuse with a high concentration of plant-derived conditioning agents for deep nourishment and potent restorative action.

LIPS Water Balm (£80) in Vanity, a sheer black glaze that drenches lips in a glossy veil of mesmeric shine. Housed in gunmetal packaging, the wet pigment technology melts upon contact with lips, gliding on with a soothing, water-like feel.  The sheer black glaze adds a healthy flush of colour and is a great topcoat for your lips.  The LIPS Collection bullets are designed to be removable, enabling the packaging to be used as an objet d’art or refilled for second use. LIPS refills will launch later in 2023. Vegan & cruelty free. Available now at isamaya.


New from Jones Road is The Bronzer (£32) a velvety powder that adds instant warmth to the skin and has been two years in the making, alongside The Bronzer Brush (£40) for flawless application.

“This is not like most bronzers – it works as a face powder and bronzer combined thanks to how its blended. The Bronzer can be used to add warmth to the skin or for colour correction if your skin is looking sallow – it’s minimal, quick and easy to use. It’s really reinventing the way powder looks on the skin!” Bobbi Brown

Available in 7 shades: Laguna, Medium Tan, Honolulu, Telluride, Stonestreet, Deep and Montego Bay.  Available now from Liberty London and jonesroadbeauty.


Leading Irish makeup giant BPerfect Cosmetics have partnered with Love Island 2022 winner, Ekin Su Cülcüloğlu to launch a range of innovative new products.

With equality and inclusivity at the heart of the business, BPerfect has over 2,500 retailers, in more than 100 countries, reaching customers all over the globe.  All products are cruelty-free, vegan, and offer numerous shades for all skin tones.

The BPerfect X Ekin-Su range includes four products: Fearless Face & Eye Palette (£29.95), Radiant Glow Luxurious Skin Enhancer (£16.95), Luxury Half Lash Set (£16.95) and Mini Empress Base & Body Brush (£9.95)  Available to purchase now from, and expanding into retail stores across the UK later this year.


If you’re looking for beauty on a budget, then Catrice have some new launches for you that are perfect for spring/summer.  Glow Super Vitamin Serum (£5.99) The nourishing formula is enriched with a unique vitamin complex containing 2% vitamin C, 8% niacinamide and 1% vitamin E. The liquid texture is quickly absorbed, hydrates the skin and is fragrance-free. The result: a healthy- looking glow and a radiant complexion.  Nude Drop Tinted Serum Foundation (£7.49) Performs like a foundation, feels like a serum: this has a very fluid, lightweight texture and ensures a long-lasting, radiant complexion with its buildable light to medium coverage. At the same time, the formula nourishes the skin with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E and provides moisture for up to 24 hours.

18H HD Matte Powder Foundation (£3.99) offers an impressive long-lasting, sweat-proof and mattifying effect for up to 18 hours. It is non-staining and ensures a smooth, matte complexion with an airbrush finish. At the same time, the foundation has SPF15 for light UV protection. The texture is non-comedogenic, feels pleasantly light on the skin, mattifies like a powder but provides coverage like a liquid foundation.  Pure False Lash Mascara (£3.99) This deep black mascara with vegan collagen comes with a curved fibre brush – so it can reach every single lash and visibly lengthens it. Smudge-proof and clump-free.  Scandalous Matte Lipstick (£3.99) Its light, silky-soft texture smoothly glides onto the lips and has a highly-pigmented colour payoff. The formula with hyaluronic acid, shea butter and passion fruit oil provides moisture and leaves behind a long-lasting pleasant feeling on the lips.  All available from justmylook.


Kiehl’s have recently launched their new Ultra Facial Advanced Repair Barrier Cream (£35). Specifically developed with distressed and compromised skin moisture barriers in mind, the fast-absorbing balm-to-cream formula harnesses a unique Advanced Barrier Technology which mimics skin’s lipid structure. The formula helps repair the skin moisture barrier and quickly absorbs, helping skin to feel instantly comforted. Including colloidal oatmeal and beta-glucan, this a targeted treatment for soothing distressed and sensitive skin, protects from other external aggressors that compromise skin’s comfort and moisture.  Available now from kiehls.


Byoma has two new launches: Brightening Toner (£11.99) and Hydrating Recovery Oil (£13.99). Born on the principle of being the building blocks to better skin, Byoma’s mission is to be the destination for accessible and affordable barrier care – gentle enough for sensitive skin, yet effective enough to deliver noticeable results.

Gentle enough for daily use, the Brightening Toner works to clean pores and help control oiliness for a more balanced, radiant complexion. The concentrated, invigorating formula works with key Barrier Lipids to help repair and restore the skin barrier, while a blend of exfoliating lactic and mandelic acids plus birch extract gently accelerate cell renewal, improving skin’s tone and texture – fighting signs of pigmentation and dark spots.

The Lightweight Hydrating Recovery Oil, visibly illuminates, brightens and balances skin, helping to hydrate and restore the barrier from first use. A concentrated blend of Barrier Lipids support skin barrier function while hydrating squalane works with 9 antioxidant-rich botanical oils including jojoba and sea buckthorn to effectively plump, restore and replenish skin.  Available now from cultbeauty and boots.


New from St.Tropez is Self Tan Luxe Body Serum (£26) a hydrating and collagen-enhancing self tan serum. This supercharged, luxurious serum glides on with a silk, smooth finish building a glow from the inside out. ​ Enriched with science-backed skincare ingredients niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5, the serum also contains the brand’s new Collagen-Enhancing Complex; this no-rinse, ultra-lightweight serum will hydrate, firm, smooth, soothe, reduce redness and even skin tone while delivering a natural, streak-free, sunkissed glow that lasts for days with an even fade.  Available now from boots.


Hair By Sam McKnight Dressed To Kill Define and Defrizz Crème (£26) has been years in the making and is the ultimate soft reworkable crème with Sunflower wax to control and define fluff, frizz and flyways. It adds light hold and texture to all hair whilst nourishing and softening, allowing you to dress and condition your hair in one.

Formulated natural Sunflower Wax which adds thickness, texture and light hold whilst nourishing and softening, conditioning Hibiscus and Fire Tulip flower extracts. Infused with Sam’s signature botanical fine fragrance, and the fully recyclable packaging made from at least 30% post-consumer recycled plastic  Available now at sammcknight and spacenk.


Tackle split ends, frizz and dullness with FFS award-winning Hair Masque (from £8). Natural and vegan, it is packed with a powerful blend of argan oil to repair damage, shea butter to control frizz and coconut extract to repair split ends.  Your search for shiny, soft and manageable hair ends here.  Available now from ffs.


OSMO® have added some new products to our favourite X.POSED range. A collection of products with an environmental and social responsibility at its core. Being planet aware and ingredient focused, this new natural, vegan and cruelty-free hair collection is making a commitment to limit the impact hair products have on the environment.

Treatment Mask (£9.60) A deeply conditioning 95% natural hair mask that restores essential hydration and enhances hair’s resilience to protect it against future damage. Formulated with extracts of basil, thyme and mandarin, this revitalising treatment leaves hair feeling silky, smooth and healthylooking.  Leave-In Treatment (£10.20) A highly nourishing 83% natural leave-in treatment formulated with extract of prickly pear, pomegranate seed and neem oil to encourage repair and replenishes dry and damaged hair from the inside out. Lost moisture is restored leaving hair feeling nourished, smoother, and softer.  Anti-Humidity Spray (£10.20) A unique 84% natural anti-humidity spray that coats the hair with an invisible water-resistant shield to help fight the battle against frizz. Formulated with a blend of avocado oil, raspberry seed oil and aloe vera, this lightweight styling treatment helps strengthen and seal each hair strand, promoting elasticity and suppleness for smoother, healthier, and shinier results.  Available from hair salons nationwide or online at sallybeauty.


Industry News

This week BABTAC launched its T.I.M.E initiative at the Houses of Parliament supported by  several influential bodies and key figures across the industry, including the Beauty Backed Trust and ambassador founder Caroline Hirons, Millie Kendall OBE, founder and CEO of the British Beauty Council, skincare expert and founder of the Black Skin Directory, Dija Ayodele, and Skin Group International Founder Candice Glanville.

A regulatory checklist, T.I.M.E will provide the framework necessary to ensure that consumers are aware of what to be mindful of when booking a service with a beauty therapist.

  • Training – What training and qualifications, including continual professional development (CPD) do you and all your staff have?
  • Insurance – Are you insured & who by?
  • Monitoring – Do you carry out important pre and post appointment processes such as patch tests, consultations & aftercare
  • Evidence – Can you provide certified proof of training and insurance and client testimonials?

For more information visit the babtac website.


in line with their commitment to Empowering Women, L’Occitane have collaborated with Women’s Aid for International Women’s Day, to support the amazing work they do to build a future where domestic abuse is not tolerated. £2 from the sale of every L’OCCITANE Give Back Hand Cream Trio sold, (£22.50), throughout February and March, will be donated to Women’s Aid.  Available online and instore from loccitane.


New from NuFace, the global pioneers in clinically proven, award-winning and best-selling microcurrent skincare since 2005, is the Trinity+ Starter Kit Smart Facial Toning Device (£385). This clever device combines exclusive 3-Depth Technology to target skin and muscles, instantly helping to blur fine lines and wrinkles. Skin appears tighter and lifted, with a toned and defined, bright and youthful, contoured appearance over time. With interchangeable microcurrent and LED Red Light attachments, the TRINITY+ gives you clinically proven, pro-level results in just minutes. The new Boost-Button also amps up 25% more microcurrent for areas that need the extra TLC (tone, lift and contour).

Taking your personalised skincare routine to the next level, the NuFACE® App easily connects to your TRINITY+ device and unlocks exclusive advances in treatments targeting different layers of the skin – from the skin’s surface, all the way down to the muscle, where topical skincare cannot reach.  By synchronising the device, you can follow step-by-step tutorials from the pro’s and use the Selfie Tracker to track your progress. Set yourself custom treatment reminders, so you never miss a lift.  Available now from currentbody.


As mentioned in last week’s Hot off the Press, the new Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Matte Beauty Blush Wands have officially launched and are available to buy now from charlottetilbury..  Alongside this, the incredible Golden Globe Award-Winning Actress, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez has been announced as Charlotte’s newest skincare and beauty muse, and star of her new global campaign – celebrating her iconic, best-selling, universally flattering PILLOW TALK universe.


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