Hot off the Press

April 14th, 2023

April 14th, 2023

Just launched in four new neutral shades is the Jones Road Lip Tint (£26). No one knows neutrals better than Bobbi, especially when it comes to lips. When Jones Road first came out with The Lip Tint, Bobbi’s take on traditional lipstick, they launched with a range of bold and colourful shades. They are now adding the ultimate collection of beautiful neutrals to round out the assortment. Meet the four new neutral shades: Nude Mauve a pale mauve; Cocoa Rose a cool chocolate brown; Mocha Rose Shimmer a metallic brown and Just Pinky a dusty pink.  Available now at jonesroadbeauty and Liberty.


ICONIC London’s brand new multi-use cheek glow, Kissed By The Sun (£25) will give an instantly gorgeous, sun-kissed and healthy flush of sun-swept colour.  A unique hybrid between bronzer, blusher and highlighter, it offers a wear-it-your-way, multi-dimensional glow-giver with pearlescent pigments that disperse a wash of sun-kissed shine to suit every skin tone.  Available in five shades from beige to plum, all with a golden sheen.  Available now at iconiclondon.


From LUMENE Finland’s best-selling skincare brand and pioneer in circular beauty for two decades comes Nordic Bloom [Lumo] a skincare series for smoother, firmer, more radiant skin. The Nordic Berry Pre-Retinol Complex that runs through the range is a naturally-derived, vegan, kind-to-skin complex with retinol-like benefits, made from a unique blend of beta-carotene rich Nordic Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil and Arctic Cloudberry Seed Oil. Studies show that topical beta-carotene is converted into retinyl esters by human epidermis resulting in retinol-like effects on skin. The range comprises: Anti-Wrinkle & Firm Day Moisturizer (£26.90) This lightweight and silky soft moisturising day cream containing Nordic Berry Pre-Retinol Complex melts into skin and layers beautifully with your favourite serums. Anti-Wrinkle & Firm Night Moisturizer (£26.90) A nurturing night cream formulated to deliver a complexion that is smoother, firmer, restored and revitalised by morning.

Vegan Collagen Essence (£30.90) A potent ‘first step’ smoothing serum formulated to target signs of collagen loss and help restore and maintain skin’s natural bounce. Harnessing vegan collagen alongside nordic lingonberry and hyaluronic acid in three molecular weights, this multi-tasking serum works to diminish the signs of collagen loss and dehydration. Vegan Collagen Eye Serum (£25.90) Formulated to deliver a targeted and highly effective support system to the delicate eye area, this lightweight, fast-absorbing and silky-soft serum infused with nordic lingonberry water and vegan collagen, alongside hyaluronic acid is clinically proven to restore skin’s natural bounce, while simultaneously hydrating skin and smoothing fine lines. A cooling, metal applicator massages the eye contour, minimising puffiness.  Vegan and fragrance free, the range is composed of at least 97% naturally derived ingredients and developed and manufactured in Espoo, Finland. Available now from John LewisMarks & Spencerlookfantastic and sephora uk.

In addition, Lumene has confirmed a pop-up at John Lewis Oxford Street which will run from 24th April – 8th May where customers can sit for consultations and learn more about the range.


ASHE London, the black-owned, female-led brand that are committed to diversity and social change, was founded by Ashleigh Alli in 2021. Their nail formulas are vegan, long-lasting and on trend.  Every colour is 84% bio-sourced and has 77% natural origin.  Ashe donates 10% of profits to charity; 5% to Bloody Good Period, who are fighting for global menstrual equality, and 5% of to Cianna’s Smile, a charity supporting individuals suffering from Sickle Cell Disease.

The polishes are released in seasonal collections that are carefully designed and curated by a small London-based team.  The latest drop are wearable, uplifting spring shades, inspired by and named after a global change maker. The formula also contains an innovative resin which ensures a long-lasting, hard-wearing and intense gloss finish. Shades (£15 each) are: Mabel – a refreshing, light lilac, Mae -a bright red, Tessa – a juicy yellow-green and Adelaide – a gorgeous, deep red.  Available to purchase now at ashelondon and selected stockists nationwide.


Isle of Paradise have just launched new Express Mousse (£21.95) which will get you glowing in just 30 minutes.  This is a week on the beach in half an hour. Packed with colour-correcting actives and body loving benefits including hyaluronic acid, glycerin, vitamin C and vitamin B5, it provides a happily hydrated sun-kissed glow after 30 minutes, a medium tan result after 2 hours or a deep bronze in as little as 4 hours.

The tinted guide colour ensures you can’t go wrong with application while the lightweight formula glides across skin for a streak-free finish that is dry to the touch within seconds and is clinically proven to deliver 24-hour hydration. Available now on line and instore at boots.


R+Co Super Garden CBD Range launches this month. Infused with hemp derived CBD, this range is the answer to all frustrations when dealing with an irritated scalp; soothing and rebalancing, whilst conditioning and softening the hair strands.  The range includes:

Super Garden CBD Shampoo (£32) Infused with hemp-derived ingredients, this shampoo instils a sense of calm, whilst achieving beautiful hair. Boasting a unique blend of hydrating and invigorating oils, it gently cleanses, without disrupting the scalp’s natural balance. Super Garden CBD Conditioner (£32) This cream conditioner instantly detangles and imparts moisture without weighing hair down. Suitable for all hair types. Super Garden CBD Smoothing Scalp & Hair Treatment (£34) With a transforming texture that starts as a rich butter that melts when applied to the scalp and strands into a luxuriously hydrating salve. The scalp is left balanced and soothed, while strands are nourished and softened.  All available from April at Selfridges.


Kristin Ess Hair Weightless Shine Leave-In Conditioner (£11) primes hair for styling while instantly detangling, softening and strengthening strands. This leave-in conditioner creates a completely weightless shine, seals in moisture and can bring dull hair back to life over time.  Available now from boots.


Wedding season is quickly approaching, and Bellissima has you covered to help you and your clients achieve the perfect hair for the big day. Whether you are looking to achieve a casual beach waves, embrace natural curls or have a glamourous blow out, their range of stylers can create it all.

Bellissima Air Wonder 8-in-1 (£99.99) is a hot air styler with 8 accessories for drying and creating different styles with a single movement, including sculpted curls, waves, a straight look or adding volume and body from root to end. The ceramic and keratin coating on the front grid and the accessories evenly distribute the heat and ensure radiant, shiny, protected hair. The ioniser leaves the hair more hydrated, minimising frizz.  Two air flow/temperature combinations, plus a cool fix.  1000W power, and comes with a storage pouch, so perfect for travel or your kit.

Bellissima 2-in-1 Beach Waver (£59.99) makes creating naturally loose or glamorously defined waves simple, with one click, the plates rotate to deliver two unique looks, for ultimate style customisation. Featuring three temperature settings (from 160°C to 200°C) it is suitable for all types of hair, from medium-short to long. The ceramic coating on the plates distributes the heat evenly, meaning your hair is protected from stress and damage and the wand comes complete with a practical thermal case that doubles as a support to rest the wand in-between uses.  Both available now from very and bellissimaitalia

Bellissima Diffon Supreme (£129.99) is an innovative hot air diffuser, that combines a diffuser and a hairdryer in a single tool, creating soft, defined voluminous curls, whilst respecting the hair. The revolutionary Supreme Curl Flow technology guarantees the perfect combination of air flow and temperatures, for delicate drying that keeps curls intact. The ceramic technology and argan oil keeps hair hydrated whilst drying.  Curls are soft, defined and protected, thanks to the action of the negative and positive ions, which help to maintain the natural hydration of hair whilst reducing frizz. The digital heat control, protects hair from the damage caused by excessive heat. For curly hair. Ideal for long hair.  Available now from sephora.


Industry News

Made Up In Belfast, a 10-part docu-reality is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.  The 10-part series unveils the lives, loves and friendships of the dynamic young team working at a global cosmetics company BPerfect, based in County Antrim, revealing the not-so-glamourous hard work that goes on behind-the-scenes.

Founder Brendan McDowell and other key team members feature within the series which explores the glitz and glamour of the cosmetics industry, to focus on the employees who are chasing their dreams and building their lives – one makeup palette at a time. The first episode follows Brendan and the team as they attempt to clinch their biggest ever collaboration with the winner of Love Island, Ekin-Su.

The rest of the series follows the team as they open up new stores, launch new products and travel the globe, while trying to balance the demands of work with their love lives, friendships, personal health and wellbeing.  Available now on BBC iPlayer and  BBC3.


UKLASH, the world’s fastest growing eyelash serum brand, has just launched into over 1,300 Boots stores across the UK, Ireland and UAE, as well as online at  The partnership comes following a 300% year-on-year sales increase, and e-commerce success with stockists including Beauty Bay and Sephora.

A UK based, eye, brow and hair care brand, it has a portfolio of best-selling and award-winning products to boost and grow eyelashes, brows and hair, and look after the

delicate eye area.  Customers have reported success using UKLash to successfully grow back hair post chemotherapy, or following hair loss due to the menopause, illness, pregnancy or trichotillomania. UKLASH Eyelash Serum and Eyebrow Serum (£37.99 each) are available now from boots and selected Boots stores.


Postcards from Midlife Live is a brand-new women’s lifestyle event coming to London for the first time ever this May. The event will have a dedicated beauty zone, as well as speakers, workshops and brands from the beauty industry appearing including Temple Spa, Phillip Kingsley, female owned skincare brand Living M and many more. This is the first event that directly targets a midlife female audience.  There are 8.5 million ABC1 women aged 40-60 in England, and this age group spend £92bn annually. This is a huge audience and Postcards from Midlife Live fills a gap in the current events industry as it is specially curated for women who are navigating a modern version of midlife.

Organiser Touchpoint Live Media’s CEO, Nicole Cooper says, “I’ve been working in events for over 20 years and the landscape to deliver something new and exciting has never been more prominent. There is a whole untapped audience of midlife women out there, and we feel incredibly excited to be bringing this event to London. The Postcards from Midlife podcast is a credible, trusted, and entertaining brand that has the authority to educate and engage directly with women in their midlife.”  For further information visit the postcardsfrommidlifelive website.



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