Hot off the Press

February 10th, 2023

February 10th, 2023

Indie beauty brand Glisten have launched two new product ranges, formulated to provide long-lasting colour and definition, and are ideal for getting that vibrant, 90s cool girl look.

Glis Gloss (£12) is a highly moisturising lip gloss that glides onto your lips with an easy to use large wand. Cruelty free and vegan, it comes in twenty-four delectable colours proving there really is something for everyone. Whether you want to create a subtle look or go bold with your lip colour, these glosses are sure to help you stand out from the crowd.

Spectra Paints (£9 each) are a cosmetic paint for eyes, lips, and cheeks. They are mixable, waterproof, blend-able and multi-use.  You can use them on the lips, cheeks and eyes but be warned a little will go a long way!  Create any shade you desire by mixing them together.  Apply with a brush or sponge and use an oil-based remover to take them off.  All available now from glistencosmetics.


Perfect for spring, the vibrant primary green brings an unexpected pop of colour and energy to the face. Inspired by fresh cut grass, bright northern lights against the winter sky, and lush summer foliage, this green brings fun, modern colour to your makeup bag. 19/99 Beauty continues to break the mould with their limited edition Colour Precision Pencil in ZOLD! (£19) the perfect colour for any look.  This emerald green, highly pigmented liner glides on with a creamy-matte finish.  Use to draw, blend, line, define and buff.  Available exclusively at browns.


Last night Lisa Eldridge launched eight new shades of her Gloss Embrace Lip Gloss (£18).  The glowing colour is available in a range of finishes, from sheer washes to impactful coverage shades that serve high colour drama. All shades replenish lips, leaving them feeling smoothed, cushioned and plumped but not sticky.  Formulated with nourishing oils and butters including wild mango kernel butter, acai berry oil, sunflower seed oil and vitamin E oil.  The new shades are: Sorcery, Blush Lightly, Carnival, Decade, Rain and Pompadour along with pigment free versions Dancing Rose and Silent Sun.  These two shades have subtle coloured pearls blended into a translucent, glossy base.

Additionally, Lisa has also extended her Seamless Skin Foundation range based on feedback from MUAs and clients.  Three new shades (2.5, 9.5 and 20.5) have been added based on nuances in undertones that Lisa felt could be fulfilled more specifically.  All available now from lisaeldridge.


NARS have launched their Soft Matte Collection into all their nationwide retailers.  Soft Matte Complete Foundation (£31) True colour oxidation-resistant, full, natural-looking coverage with comfortable 16-hour wear. Superior oil absorbing powders create a smooth, mattified, second-skin look. Available in 34 shades for all skin tones.  Soft Matte Complete Concealer (£25) Discover high-performance correction with soft-focus blurring: instantly blurs and smooths uneven texture while concealing dark spots, undereye circles, redness, and breakouts with a soft-focus matte effect that wears all day.  Soft Matte Primer (£30.50) A lightweight makeup primer that gently glides over skin with a transformative water-gel texture and then breaks into a velvety, soft matte finish. It instantly fils in uneven, textured skin and prepares it for a smooth foundation application while maintaining makeup wear and controlling shine.  Available at NARS Stockists nationwide.


Korean skin brand Eborian’s best-selling and award-winning Super BB (£20.50) is the ultimate alternative to foundation.  Containing 4% Niacinamide it’s perfect for those suffering from active breakouts, those who have acne scarring or simply those looking for more coverage than standard CC and BB creams. This makeup/skincare hybrid provides full coverage, concealing imperfections, redness and dark spots.  Thanks to the light and comfortable texture, it leaves a natural, velvety finish and a perfectly even complexion.  Combining two Korean super-ingredients: white Ginseng and fermented Ginseng flower, the formula instantly reveals a smoother and moisturised skin.  Available now from uk.eborian, sephora, boots, Harrods and Selfridges.


A midnight feast of skin nutrients, Green People’s new Nordic Roots Truffle Night Cream (£32) features skin soothing Northern Truffle, wild harvested in Finnish forests offering clinically proven properties that soothe and protect against heat stress and irritation. Entirely scent-free, this gives skin a rise-and-shine glow with a moisture-binding blend of ceramides, hemp seed oil, cellular apple water and glycerine. It sinks in overnight to reset skin hydration levels so that dry patches are diminished, and skin feels plump, firm, soft and protected.  Available now from greenpeople.


Salon System, brand leaders in professional beauty, have unveiled their Gellux spring/summer nail colour collection (£11.95 +vat each) “Seas the Day” with eight new colours.   Reminiscent of carefree summer days on the beach, colours such as Cray Sea’s ocean green and Seas The Day’s deep blue shade, both of which echo the sea itself whilst Sea You Later, a light blue hue, is much like the joyous summer sky. Pastel shades such as Sally Shells and Sandsational are combined with pops of vibrant colour such as Beach You To It and Shellariuos.

Each Gellux gel shade is both chip and wear resistant leaving nails with a long lasting, ultra-glossy finish. The patented technologies within the Gellux formulation promotes excellent adhesion and wear properties, while still allowing for removal by soaking in acetone.  Suitable for use on a natural nail, nail extension system, acrylics or fibreglass, the polishes last up to fifteen days and are UV and LED compatible.  Available now from professional beauty wholesalers nationwide.


St Moriz, the UK’s most loved tanning brand, introduce two new products – St. Moriz Self Tan Remover Pads (£6 for 60 pads).  Fix awkward tanning mistakes and remove unwanted tan with these handy biodegradable pads. Comes in a resealable jar ideal for on-the-go! Available now from boots and tesco.

St. Moriz Advanced Luxury Crème Whipped Mousse (£9.99).  Designed to wrap you up in velvety soft consistency that leaves a powdery satin finish before washing off to reveal a super sun-kissed glow, it contains ingredients such as vitamin E and rosehip oil that will help moisturise the skin, as well as hyaluronic acid that can help reduce the appearance of fine lines.  Available exclusively from boots.


Industry News

IT Cosmetics are hosting their first World of Wellness pop up retreat tomorrow (Saturday 11th February) at Piccadilly Townhouse, London.   They have also announced Giovanna Fletcher as their newest brand ambassador.  Gi will feature in the upcoming campaign for their new CC+ Nude Glow (£36.50) as well as future product launches and key moments throughout the year.

Gi is a best-selling author, actress and podcast host. After becoming a mum in 2014, she founded Happy Mum Happy Baby, an online community committed to showing the raw realities of parenthood. This quickly led to the podcast where she uses the platform as a place for people to listen in on conversations with guests who share their different journeys into parenthood. Most notably, Gi interviewed HRH The Princess of Wales in her first ever podcast interview.  CC+ Nude Glow is available now from cultbeauty and nationwide from 15th February.


The British Beauty Council have launched the Future Talent Programme, an industry-first careers programme, set to shape the future of the industry and promote successful careers

The hair and beauty industry supports almost 600,000 – that’s one in every 60 in the UK – and these roles contribute almost £30bn to the British Economy. What’s more, successful careers in the beauty industry lead to six figure salaries and prestigious recognition for contribution to society, by supporting mental and physical wellbeing and positive self-esteem.

However, the value of beauty careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) have been long underestimated, making it difficult for young people to realise the diverse opportunities available to them in the industry. This has resulted in a shrinking pipeline of talent to our industry which has been hit post-Brexit and in the aftermath of Covid-19.  STEM skills are vital to the beauty industry. Whether it’s product formulation, sustainable packaging innovation, website design, supply chain efficiency or the various careers in-between, personal care couldn’t exist without STEM experts.

The British Beauty Council is tackling this lack of awareness with the Future Talent Programme. Supported by the Department for Education, The Careers & Enterprise Company and STEM Learning, the programme will be seeded out via The Careers Hub Network, to schools across England in order to inspire and educate young people in the most formative years of their educational careers.   Currently, 75% of STEM-based roles are occupied by men and only 33% of 10-13-year-olds aspire to develop a STEM career. Knowing this, the Future Talent Programme is dedicated to highlighting career pathways to young people, aged 11-18, inspiring them to see value in their current education.

More information available from the British Beauty Council website.


The NHBF have announced that Amanda Lodge-Stewart, Director, Link Training Academy, has been elected as the organistion’s new President.  Joining Amanda are new elected NHBF board members: Samantha Cunningham (Shine), Joanne Johnson (Bliss Hair Design), Jamie Mettyear (Mettyear’s Day Spa). Carolyn Sweeney (Creations) was re-elected for a second term.

Amanda commented: “It is a great privilege to be appointed to act on your behalf, representing our thoughts, feelings and ambitions for our hair, barbering and beauty sector. As the NHBF President, I will focus on raising the quality, culture and reputation of our sector, I will explore issues around business growth and sustainability for the benefit of our employers, business owners and members. I will actively seek feedback and input from members on the issues we face and the priorities for our businesses and will represent us wholeheartedly in sector debate, driving policy change, which is led by the industry, for the industry.”


HRH Princess Beatrice, in her newly appointed role as Patron of the British Skin Foundation, this week visited London’s prestigious Blizard Institute at Queen Mary University of London to see first-hand how scientists are tackling the UK rising skin cancer numbers.  Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK and rates continue to rise. At least 100,000 new cases are now diagnosed annually, and the disease is killing over 2,500 people each year in the UK – that’s seven people every day.

The British Skin Foundation has been funding vital research into all skin diseases at centres throughout the UK for many years now including its long history of funding skin cancer research at Queen Mary. Whilst dedicated to funding research, the charity is also committed to raising awareness and educating people about different skin conditions, helping to reduce stigma and promote understanding.



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