Hot off the Press

February 17th, 2023

February 17th, 2023

Leading Irish makeup giant BPerfect Cosmetics foundation range Chroma Cover Matte Foundation (£19.95) is loved by celebrities, and MUA’s alike for a weightless, full coverage, soft matte finish.  With skin optimising ingredients including hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, and concentrated pigment it gives flawless full coverage that lasts all day.  Available in 36 shades with three different undertones – warm, neutral and cool. Cruelty-free, vegan, and offers shades for all skin tones. Available now from bperfectcosmetics.


Young and Gifted’s Love Love Palette (£16), created with Danielle Peazer, features a stunning range of shimmer and matte colours to create the perfect dramatic smokey eye and for the current goth core trend. All pans are magnetic and removable with individual refills available for all colours. Available now from thefragranceshop


Stila Heaven’s Dew (£24) in Silverlake.  Achieve a brilliant, light-catching effect, without tackiness. The translucent base allows light to illuminate the pearlescent shimmers and micro-fine glitters in this gossamer-light hybrid cream/powder base creating a hyper-lustrous, glistening effect with a barely-there feel. Use alone or layer over your favourite highlighter for an amped up sheen. For added sparkle, tap onto lip colour.  Available now from stila and thefragranceshop.


&Other Stories have some great colour makeup for this season, including Cheek & Lip Tint (£17 each) in Wild Cayenne and Burnt Cinnamon. This cheek and lip tint is a creamy and high-pigmented formula designed for cheeks and lips. It melts into the skin, leaving a natural glow and satin finish with buildable coverage. Enriched with natural candelilla and carnauba wax and vitamin E to moisturise the lips and skin.

Eye Colour Cream (£17 each) in Midnight Dahlia a highly pigmented metallic pink cream and Midnight Encore a metallic dark blue.  This eyeshadow range is fast drying and easily blendable. All available now from stories.


Benefit Cosmetics have launched Pore Care.  From the makers of POREfessional, Benefit, has been smoothing pores nationwide with the POREfessional range. The newest line to the family is POREfessional Lite, a lightweight breathable formula with a cooling sensation, comprising six products.  Good Cleanup, Pore Purifying Foaming Cleanser (£26) and Tight ‘N’ Toned Pore-Refining AHA +PHA Toning Foam (£32) will visibly minimise pores, toning and purifying for smaller-looking pores.  Get Unblocked Pore-Clearing Makeup-Removing Cleansing Oil (£32) and Deep Retreat Pore-Clearing Clay Mask (£35) unclog and unblock for visibly clean, clear pores.  Smooth Sip Lightweight Smoothing Moisturiser for Pores (£35) and Speedy Smooth Quick Smoothing Pore-Mask (£35) visibly smooth pores and texture for soft skin that looks more even.  All available now from benefitcosmetics.


Another new launch from La Roche Posay is Hyalu B5 Eye Serum (£32). The brand’s first hydrating eye serum that plumps, hydrates and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fatigue. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, 4% niacinamide, caffeine and vitamin B5. The exclusive steel applicator gives an instant cooling and massage effect.  Available now from laroche-posay, lookfantastic and boots.


Byoma have three new skincare launches.  Milky Oil Cleanser (£11.99) – sensorial cleansing meets performance driven efficacy.  Glides onto skin, dissolving into a rich milky oil, to break down SPF, makeup and impurities without stripping the skin’s natural moisture barrier.  Delivers barrier strengthening actives in an oil-based formula.  Depuff + Brighten Eye Gel (£11.99) – a hybrid gel-serum to deliver results instantly and over time.  Performance ingredients cool and hydrate across multiple layers of the skin, with noticeable brightening benefits. Melting Balm Cleanser (£13.99) – rich in grapeseed oil and olive fruit extract the balm melts into an oil, then a milk for an ultra-gentle cleanse that rinses away easily.  Leaves skin soft and hydrated.  All available now from byoma.


Marine Elements is a new cosmeceutical skincare line that gives strength, relief and beauty to dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin, suitable for all ages, including menopausal skin. Following the brands’ successful launch in Asia, Italy and Spain, Marine Elements products have been tried and tested by many people with visibly dry and flaky, irritated skin caused by skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea, with proven results.  The formulations blend marine ingredients, naturally consisting of a high concentration of active ingredients, with multiple benefits against dryness and skin sensitivity.  Vegan and natural (up to 98%), effective and safe, hypoallergenic, alcohol and fragrance free, free of dyes, silicones, sulfates and substances of animal origin. All marine ingredients are extracted sustainably and in full respect of biodiversity.  The range comprises four products.

Ultra Intensive Face Cream (£29.99) gives intense and prolonged hydration that reduces redness and itching caused by dry skin. It repairs, strengthens the skin barrier of the face and protects it effectively throughout the day from external aggressors. Contains more than 98% natural ingredients.  Ultra Soothing Face Mask (£28.99) provides deep hydration and soothes the skin from the first application. Its formula is rich in sea chamomile and tetrapeptides that reduce redness and skin sensitivity. Contains more than 95% of natural ingredients.  Gentle Face Cleanser (£17.99) formulated with red algae extracts and sea chamomile, known for its soothing, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. Enriched with calendula flowers and delicate papaya enzymes, for a fresh, clean skin without irritation.  Nourishing Hand Cream (£14.99) intensely moisturizes, repairs and offers protection to sensitive skin. From the first application there is immediate relief from dryness and itching.  Contains more than 95% natural ingredients.  All available now from amazon.


Luxury skincare brand Omorovicza recently launched Queen Oil (£115) a rich, glide-on, rescue treatment that harnesses the power of nature’s most precious oils to tackle dryness, loss of skin density and a damaged skin barrier.  Whether experiencing dehydration, seasonal changes, over treatment of the skin, or hormonal imbalances – a healthy skin barrier is vital to a radiant and youthful complexion. Queen Oil is a rescue treatment that feels as good as it is potent, an artisan of skin health that resurrects skin’s integrity.

Three sources of omega rebuild skin’s lipid levels and encourage ceramide synthesis, locking moisture in; five-flavour berry reconstructs the pillars of skin structure – collagen and elastin – to plump and firm, while a powerful cocktail of vitamin C, E and K form an antioxidant shield that repairs skin’s barrier.  Available now from omorovicza and harrods.


Industry News

Convié is a new, first-to-market beauty brand, offering a co-creation product development opportunity to communities of beauty connoisseurs. It gives beauty enthusiasts the opportunity to co-create products and financially benefit from their sales and helps to ensure only the most-needed and most-wanted beauty products of tomorrow are brought to market.

Co-founded by French product development and logistics specialist Isabelle Salas and American digital brand expert Cristina Harrell, Convié was born from the desire to bring back authenticity to the marketplace, enabling the creation of products there is a real need and desire for as opposed to a manufactured desire for, rethinking the traditional model and giving more power to the end-user community.

The first capsule collection consisting of 3 lip glosses and 2 highlighter/bronzer products is in production following their first launch event with influencers, make-up artists and beauty experts, where feedback was collected on the formulations and packaging.  More information available on the Convié website.


Textured hair specialist Claire Martin, has released her first ever book, cLAHIR Mantra.

It offers an incredible insight into Claire’s journey with textured hair. As a young child she rocked her mum’s big section cornrows, but at thirteen Claire thought it time to discover her own personal look. She practised endlessly to master a variety of unique designs and patterns on her own hair, which soon became the envy of all her friends. Because her services were in such high demand, Claire was able to create a savvy stream of income whilst still at school.

Claire has tried and tested different products and techniques to discover the ultimate combinations and effective routines to encourage hair growth, strengthen lengths and avoid moisture loss. cLHAIR Mantra provides a compressed wash day routine that covers all bases for healthy, balanced hair to assist other professionals who want to broaden their knowledge across all hair types.

Claire says: “I have always believed that anyone can achieve a stylish look, no matter their hair type but it must start with a healthy head of hair. Therefore, I gathered my knowledge in all aspects of hair texture and put it down on paper to create cLHAIR Mantra. I hope to help other hairdressers educate their clients on healthy hair care as well as providing in salon services for all.”

From braiding in the playground to appearing on Channel 4s, The Big Blow Out, Claire has spent her career working with and teaching others to work with textured hair. cLHAIR Mantra divulges all of Claire’s top tips to grow and maintain a healthy head of hair, in order for any hair type to achieve a stylish look. Available to purchase on amazon or to download for free via Kindle the app now.


Colour World UK is a 2-day gathering for colourists in the hairdressing industry taking place on 14th and 15th May, in a former power station in Shoreditch, Central London.  Immerse yourself in colour as a professional working in a salon or independently. As well as larger sponsor spaces where big brands will be showing off their portfolios and inviting questions, there are also plenty of single Colour Shair demo points meaning that you can also see independent colourists and freelancers at work.

Colour World is for learning new techniques, meeting your idols, discovering ideas and new directions in colour; literally revelling in the joy of the UK colour scene with like-minded professionals. For more information and to book earlybird tickets visit the Eventbrite website.


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