Hot off the Press

March 10th, 2023

March 10th, 2023

New this week from Shiseido is TechnoSatin Gel Lipstick (£30) an ultra-comfortable weightless formula that envelops lips in long-lasting colour and hydration with a satin finish. Housed in a sleek, Shiseido-red case, this lipstick uses innovative Stretch-Flex Technology that acts like a second skin to create a flexible layer of colour that wraps lips in lasting colour and maximum comfort, and makes it feels as good as it looks. This nourishing formula contains over 68% skincare ingredients, including benibana oil, that conditions lips and leaves them feeling smoothed and hydrated. Available now, in fifteen shades, from nudes through to true red and fuchsia pink, on counter and online from shiseido.


Victoria Beckham Beauty have introduced EyeWear (£28) seven, longwear crease-proof eyeshadow sticks. The ultra-creamy single eyeshadows are available in a range of nuanced shades and finishes and are inspired by Victoria’s own wardrobe and colour-blocking style. From a minimalist all over wash of colour to a sultry smoky eye, no base, brush or touch-ups are required.  Available now from victoriabeckhambeauty.


VIEVE this week welcomed Soul Shadows (£29) to their collection. Four eyeshadow palettes, each curated with four richly-pigmented eyeshadows – from modern mattes to sultry shimmers, there is a shade, texture and finish for everyone. Each shadow delivers an intense, rich colour payoff in a single sweep, thanks to powerfully pigmented formulas.

“I created Soul Shadows so that everyone could experiment, play and most importantly have fun. Whether you want a pared back every day look or what to push the boundaries with colour and something more experimental, each palette allows you to express yourself depending on your mood. They’re curated with the same formula as our iconic 10-pan palettes meaning the mattes and shimmers are pigmented and buildable for you to create any look!” – Jamie Genevieve, Founder of VIEVE & expert makeup artist.  Available now from vieve.


Nails Inc Mani Markers (£5 each/3 pack £10) are all new nail art pens that enable anyone to do nail art as they work like a regular pen giving just the same colour pay off.   They just need to be sealed with a top coat.  Nail all the latest nail trends, from frenchies to swirls and smileys, with the six different colours.  Vegan and cruelty-free. Available now from nailsinc.



Lottie London x KimKimNails Stay Press’d Press On Nails (£7.95) is a collaboration designed by LA celeb nail artist KimKim, the NEW Lottie London Artist in Residence. KimKimNail’s three designs are inspired by 2023’s hottest nail trends – colour blocking, chrome and glazed doughnut. The nails come in a gel finish with easy application using either vegan nail glue or adhesive pads which are super easy to remove.  With long-wear for up to 7 days you can rock your mani all week or switch it up depending on your weekend plans. The nails are made from 30% PCR (recycled plastic) and the outer packaging is made from recyclable materials.  100% PETA approved vegan and cruelty free.  Available now from


B’KATE, a high performance, vegan, cruelty-free and gluten-free Brow Cosmetics range from the Netherlands has launched a new Brow Dip (£12.80 ) collection. Create natural eyebrows in an instant or slowly build the colour for a more defined look. Available in 8 different shades, including blonde, ash blonde, soft brown, golden brown, brunette, deep brown, ash brown and smokey black, it is long lasting due to the cream powder formula and adheres to the skin in places with little or no hair. Apply with the very fine B’KATE Angled Eyebrow Brush to create perfectly defined and shaped eyebrows.  Available in the UK from everlastingatelier.


La Roche-Posay have launched Cicaplast B5 Serum (£39). With barrier-like properties that form a thin layer on skin, it protects from external aggressors and promotes better skin barrier recovery. Designed for daily use, it’s the solution to dry skin that’s prone to dullness and can be used on sensitive skin.  “The unique aspect of this product is its focus on the skin barrier. The formula is enriched with vitamin B5 and will lock hydration into the skin to immediately start to soothe and help repair the barrier. The unique aspect for me is the fact it is a light non-comedogenic serum. I know that have a product that will work with all skin types/concerns, and can be used daily to maintain a healthy barrier- a perfect solution for a dermatologist.” Dr Justine Hextall, Consultant Dermatologist for La Roche-Posay.  Available now from cultbeauty.


MONAT Rejuveniqe (£90) is the ultimate piece of kit for the beauty therapist and hairdresser/barber.  It is the brand’s multi-tasking hero product and is the serum that will boost your client’s results. A hard-working, multi-purpose skin and hair serum with a silky lightweight finish, it can be used as a hair, face, or body moisturiser. The propriety blend of over 13 natural plant and essential oils includes rejuvenating Abyssinian oil. A little goes a long way.  Available in intensive and light from monat.


Industry News

Dr.PAWPAW have again extended their charitable giving overseas – this time to the USA. Partnering up with Save the Children U.S. – Dr.PAWPAW created a collaboration product with the charity through the Dr.PAWPAW Shimmer Balm 25ml. The multi-tasking shimmer balm complete with iridescent pearls for lips, cheeks and body features the Save the Children logo and has donated $0.50 from every sale through US retail partner Ulta Beauty.

The brand have donated $2,500 to support Save the Children in their mission to ensure children in rural America are provided with the education they need to progress. Since being founded more than 100 years ago, Save the Children have been integral in helping over 1 billion children around the world get the healthy start to life that they deserve.


The Shiseido Group have launched ULÉ, a new innovative conscious skincare brand, powered by vertical farming.  As the first beauty brand to integrate vertical farming into skincare, Ulé are pushing boundaries to reveal the full potential of nature, taking a nature-tech approach to skincare that both honours and cultivates nature for maximum skin benefits with minimum environmental impact.

Formulas are born in the revolutionary Ulé Eco-Farm. Every drop is packed with a customised and powerful blend of active ingredients to nourish and protect the skin, while providing an indulgent and sensorial experience. The result is resilient skin that appears healthy, strong, visibly supple and radiant, no matter what your skin type or lifestyle.

Beyond the environmental impact, vertical farming opens up a world of possibilities in skincare by guaranteeing 100% pure, traceable and fresh extracts with the highest skin benefits. The brand’s botanists are able to isolate the whole plant and extract hundreds of active molecules in the safest and most sustainable way possible.  Ulé has unveiled 11 products divided into 4 distinct ranges:”Biome Essentials” -“Active Serums” -“Fortifying Creams” and “Nutri Beauty”that offer unique and complementary treatments for more resilient skin.  Available now from spacenk.



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