Hot off the Press

April 21st, 2023

April 21st, 2023

Coming soon from Givenchy is Le 9 De Givenchy 9.09 Eyeshadow Palette (£67). Composed of four finishes (matte, satin, glittery and metallic), the deeply sensorial textures give lasting comfort and wear, a unique colour effect and an eye look defined by bold, ultra- pigmented shades. The palette is the first to be co-created with Creative Director Thom Walker and provides a range of warm, rosy-toned shades for everyday natural to a sophisticated front row glance.  Available in June from givenchybeauty, lookfantastic, sephora, Harrods, John Lewis and Boots.



New from TikTok viral brand Glow For it are Blush Sticks (£14). The vegan blush sticks come in four shades: Fresh Face, Rose Glow, Pinky Promise and Berry Much. The pigmented, buildable formulation will glide onto skin giving cheeks the perfect flush of colour. They can also be used as a lip tint and cream shadow, so perfect for a streamlined makeup kit.  Available now from glowforitshop.


After the sell-out launch of LIPS in Vanity and Cardinal ISAMAYA is back with a new shade – Flamingo Sheer Lipstick Balm (£80) which launched earlier this week. The innovative melting lipstick formula has a creamy balm texture to create a glossy sheer finish. The formula is enriched with vitamin E and lightweight powders that hydrate and care for the lips whilst creating a juicy, glossy lip. Vegan & cruelty-free.  Available exclusively from Selfridges and isamaya.



Get all you need for glowing spring skin with W7’s new Glowing Skin Bundle (£14.95).  This is packed with all the essentials, including It’s Glow Prime Radiant Primer, Afterglow Highlighter, Shimmer Brick Bronzer and The Dewy Fixer Setting Spray. Available now from w7makeup.


Since 2017 Face Halo have pioneered the way for sustainable skincare solutions; having stopped over one billion disposable makeup wipes from ending up in landfill sites. Now, their sights are set on disposable cotton pads.  Their latest launch Bamboo Pads (£15/8 pack) are flexible, lightweight, and reusable alternatives to make the application of liquid skincare easier, and more sustainable, than ever.  With every pack of eight pads replacing up to 2,000 disposable cotton rounds, the re-washable, reusable and compostable Bamboo Pads are designed to be used again and again and again; delivering incredible value to your planet-friendly skincare routine. Made with 80% bamboo, the high quality, vegan and cruelty-free pads are extra soft and gentle; serving as the perfect partner for even the most sensitive of skins. Available now from facehalo.


The original Face Halo Makeup Remover Pads (£18/3 pack) are a sustainable beauty tool that remove makeup with water only, capturing even stubborn formulas to help leave complexions clean and fresh. The reusable makeup remover pads feature HaloTech fibres that draw lingering product from the pores while eliminating the need to scrub. Designed to be kinder to the skin, and the planet, these multi-tasking, multi-use remover pads are simple to use, easy to maintain and perfect for all skin types.  Available now from lookfantastic.


Beauty giant Avon has partnered with Dr Zoya Diwan, Expert in Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, to launch Anew Renewal Power Eye Cream (launch price £12/RRP £14), the new eye cream is powered by world-exclusive ingredient Protinol™ and helps to restore younger looking eyes by instantly blurring and brightening, smoothing, and reducing lines over time. Available exclusively via Avon representatives and on


100% vegan and cruelty free beauty brand Pacifica have just launched two brand new hair care collections. Pacifica Coco Peptide Collection (from £13) is a silicone-free ultra-moisturising range formulated to help repair damage (caused by bleach, colour, chemical services, chlorine, and blow-drying), split ends and frizz. The CocoBond complex is an innovative plant oil and extract blend (including quinoa, lentil and apricot) designed to work like keratin, leaving hair feeling stronger, and softer. Coco Peptide Damage Care Shampoo and Conditioner (£13 each) Powered by vegan collagen and copper peptides, thy help seal split ends, calm frizz, and enhance strength and shine. Coco Bond Damage Care Leave-In Mask (£23) Fermented vegan peptides and and plant-based film formers help seal, smooth and protect shine.

The Vegan Collagen Collection (from £13) is designed to revive dry and dull hair. A plant-based blend of ingredients help to quench dry hair, seal split ends and restore a weightless, shiny and smooth look. Lab-crafted vegan collagen peptides within the Vegan Collagen collection were created to mimic naturally occurring hair peptides to help restore strand strength and elasticity from the inside out. Vegan Collagen Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner (£13 each) Include a blend of fermented vegan collagen and plant-based ingredients to help soften, restore shine, address split ends and extra dry strands. Vegan Collagen Hydrating Leave-In Mask (£23) A creamy, concentrated leave-in treatment mask with an ultra-restorative blend of fermented vegan collagen peptides and jasmine to help quench dry hair’s thirst, seal split ends and restore a shiny silky-smooth look.  All available now from cultbeauty.


New from Bondi Sands is the Technocolor 1 Hour Express Self-Tanning Range (from £19.99). This range uses Dermachromatic™ Colour Technology, a unique blend of varying ingredients across each shade, to deliver optimal skin results that best compliment your skin function – the first of its kind in the beauty industry. This innovative formulation, comprised of self-tanning actives, electrolyte hydration and colour enhancers, is designed to give the most natural-looking tan using tailored levels of DHA, all the while ensuring tan longevity and seamless fading.  Available in a range of shades for different skin tones; Sapphire is for fairer skin tones, giving a natural, cool toned tan, with no orange in sight; Emerald is for olive tones, and will enhance medium skin tones in to a deep, olive-toned tan; Magenta is for deep skin tones; using red-violet colour enhancers, this shade will counteract cool tones and instead offer tone longevity and provide a deep, warm tan while Caramel will give deep skin tones a warm, golden glow.  You can take the Technocolor shade finder to find out yours.  All available now from bondisands.


New from Salon System for spring/summer is the Gellux Seas the Day nail colour collection (£11.95 +vat each). Create the perfect getaway nails for your clients with this dreamy sunny palette. Vibrant beachy hues and sunkissed tones inspired by a cool, coastal vibe…. Eight shades in pinks, red, purple, blue and green hues, along with a glitter polish. Available from wholesalers nationwide.


Industry News

Elleebana – one of the world’s leading authorities in Lash and Brow treatments – has launched Elleebana FLEX Lash Lift Rods (£16.95 for combo pack) that are designed to revolutionise lash lift treatments . The new rods require no adhesive on the back of the rods, which speeds up the application time and prevents any irritation to the skin. They have a superior grip and come in an ultra-soft silicone form to provide a comfortable fit for the eyelid when performing Lash Lift treatments. Available in 4 different sizes, including Small (for short lashes), Medium (medium length lashes), Large (long lashes) and Extra Large (extra-long lashes) with a rod for each eye (left and right side), the Elleebana FLEX Lash Lift Rods cater for all lash types and lengths.  Available now from everlastingatelier.


Ahead of Earth Day this April 22nd, VIEVE has partnered with 1% For The Planet and pledged to donate 1% of gross annual revenue to the organisation.  1% for the Planet was founded to prevent greenwashing, certify reputable giving and provide accountability. The 1% for the Planet certification is given to businesses that meet the high-bar commitment—donate 1% of annual sales to environmental causes.

Currently, only 3% of total philanthropy goes to the environment and, only 5% of that comes from businesses. The planet needs bigger support than this, and our growing network of business members is doing its valuable part to increase giving and support on-the-ground outcomes. We’re excited to welcome VIEVE to our global movement,” says Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet.

By contributing 1% of their annual sales, thousands of 1% for the Planet members have raised over $300 million to support approved Environmental Partners around the globe. Environmental Partners are approved based on referrals, track record and environmental focus. Thousands of Environmental Partners worldwide are currently approved.


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