Hot off the Press

June 2nd, 2023

June 2nd, 2023

Jones Road Beauty’s new Gel Bronzer (£32) gives you sunkissed skin in a bottle and has arrived just in time for summer. The bronzer provides a sheer, lightweight skin tint that offers a natural suntanned look with a barely there feel. Use on bare skin, mixed with your moisturiser or over your foundation.  It gives a sheer finish that easily can be layered with multiple swipes. This formula is unique because you have a few seconds of play time to blend it in, where other formulas need to be instantly blended or it will stain where you put it on your face or fingers. In three shades, Light – golden bronze; Medium – reddish bronze and Dark – chocolate bronze.  Available 15th June from jonesroadbeauty and Liberty London.


BPerfect Cosmetics have released their brand-new Gravity Shadow Palette (£19.95) featuring 15 cool and neutral matte shades, each with light-reflecting pigments and intense metallic shimmers. The perfect palette to take to any festival this summer, enabling users to create beautiful smokey colour stories, statement eyes and the frosted nineties eyeshadow trend. With high-pigmentation and a luxe formula, eyeshadow looks will last all day while the light-reflecting pigments will catch stage lights to create a gorgeous sparkling effect. Available now from bperfectcosmetics.


Dior Beauty have introduced four inclusive new shades of Dior Backstage Rosy Glow Blush (£34), the makeup phenomenon turned icon of customized colour. These four new colour extensions join the original sell-out Pink and Coral shades that have become a makeup must-have and found in top celebrity makeup artist’s kits the world over.

As well as the new colours, the best-selling formula has been updated.  An extremely soft new powder blends seamlessly with the skin to provide different skin tones with a universal healthy glow, offering the perfect way to achieve a natural flush look such as the now viral ‘soft girl makeup’ look that has been seen everywhere from LA to Cannes. Its “colour reviver” technology reacts to the pH and humidity levels of the skin to enhance its natural glow. Rosy Glow was used by Peter Philips to create the look at the Dior Cruise 2024 show.

The shade line-up includes the original Pink – a healthy glow booster rosy glow and Coral – natural looking colour alongside the new shades Berry – a deep plum; Rosewood – a delicate pink; Cherry – a timeless red and Mahogany – a warm, intense brown. The six shades of Rosy Glow reproduce the six identical hues of Dior Addict Lip Maximizer, Lip Glow and Lip Glow Oil. Perfect harmonies, simple to customize and build.  Available now from diorbeauty.


Leading Swiss skincare brand Mavala has announced the launch of its newest marvellous makeup creation, the Translucent Loose ‘Magic Powder’ (£27), an innovative compact powder designed to enhance skin radiance and texture in a spellbinding way. The powder is worn to set makeup, mattify the skin and allow a comfortable feel while providing protection from everyday aggressors.

The Magic Powder which has been created to hypnotically adapt to all skin tones, has five superpowers which include; enhanced skin tone, a blurred finish, mattified skin and the ability to also highlight key areas. It can also protect skin from blue light using natural phytoplankton, a naturally derived volcanic sand powder that has been proven to protect the skin from urban and digital pollution. Research shows that digital blue light can accelerate skin aging, dull the complexion, increase the appearance of dark spots and imperfections, and make the skin feel tight. This is the idea product for those who spend a lot of time in front of screens.  Available now from pharmacies nationwide.

Mavala is also releasing a kabuki-style brush (£16) designed for soft and uniform application of all powders. The brush is charcoal-infused to help keep it clean and is made with synthetic hair, making it vegan-friendly.


Murad have just released Retinal ReSculpt Overnight Treatment (£105) a new next-gen serum designed to treat advanced signs of ageing.  Formulated with encapsulated retinal, one of the most efficacious forms of vitamin A available without a prescription and is clinically proven to tackle advanced signs of ageing with 2.5x better efficacy versus free retinal.

The new serum delivers transformative results including: lifting neck/jowl sagging in 2 weeks; smoothing deep-set wrinkles/crêpey skin in 2 weeks and increasing skin elasticity in 4 weeks.  Available now from murad.


Spectacle Performance Cream (£76) is a versatile moisturiser that tackles a multitude of skin concerns, making it a perfect make-up bag essential for holiday hand luggage and in-flight skincare. Co-founded by respected beauty journalist Olivia Falcon, the formulation includes skin-identical ingredients that work together to strengthen your skin’s natural barrier. The cream also makes a brilliant primer for a flawless makeup finish and arrives in eco-friendly packaging. Available now from skincare concept store dermoi!.


Charlotte Tilbury’s new Magic Hydrator Mist (£35) is a hydrating, radiant skin rescue essence-in-mist. The oxygenating, skin energising mist hydrates skin, strengthens the skin barrier and boosts radiance in a flash. Formulated with hyaluronic acid matrix, niacinamide and Japanese kombu extract for smoother, younger looking skin. Launching 30th June at charlottetilbury.


Ardell Lashes have been making a splash on the red carpet recently.  As part of The Little Mermaid press tour, Halle Bailey dived into her Gucci handbag and revealed her essentials – including ARDELL Faux Mink Lashes style 812 (£6.95). Expertly designed to be luxuriously lightweight for a comfortable, natural feel; these high-quality lashes offer a stunning enhancement. The invisible band allows for an undetectable application, and the fine, soft lash strands are beautifully layered and criss-crossed to achieve subtle volume and a flawless, textured finish.  Available now from sephora.

I Kissed A Boy host Dannii Minogue brought the sunshine with a gorgeous yellow dress, but the standout for us were her eye-catching full lashes. Dannii’s MUA Christian Vermaak revealed that he used ARDELL Wispies lashes style 703 (£5.49) to pull Dannii’s smokey eye look together. These lashes offer luscious length and lots of wispiness. They have a unique design of wide V-shaped clusters, layered in a criss-cross pattern. The V-shaped clusters gradually increase in length and density towards the outer corners, for a flattering and feathered appearance. Available from superdrug.


MONAT has launched two new products to its hair collection for freelance hairdressers, the Violet Lights Shampoo (£41) and Toning Masque (£45). Violet Lights Shampoo is a vegan toning shampoo for lightened, cool blonde, grey and silver hair that will transform locks in just one wash. Designed to neutralise unwanted warm, brassy tones on blondes, grey and silver hair, this shampoo with violet pigments and flower extracts delivers a brighter blonde and gorgeous greys with no yellow tones in sight. A blend of naturally derived ingredients also helps to provide superior conditioning, improved manageability, and softness.

The MONAT Violet Lights Masque is a rich toning masque that deeply nourishes and helps to neutralise brassy tones in cool blonde, grey and silver hair tones. It leaves hair radiant, smooth, bright, silky, and luminous in one step. Instantly hydrating over-processed hair, the masque hydrates and strengthens lightened, grey, and fragile hair. With light and airy floral notes of rose and Egyptian Violet teamed with juniper and coriander – the masque is uplifted with a sweet hint of vanilla.  Both available now from monatglobal and partners nationwide.


Salon System, brand leaders in professional beauty, have launched two new limited-edition waxing products to its hero Just Wax Expert collection which are perfect for sensitive skin and delicate areas.

Just Wax Expert Advance Watermelon Hot Wax (£14.05 +vat) is high performance strip wax, professional grade formulation, complete with flexible fast set. The formula has a beautiful sparkling watermelon aroma and hydrating cucumber extract, perfect for ensuring a fragrant, relaxing experience for clients. This extra fast setting hot wax has a perfect balance of flexibility and firmness regardless of skill level. Smooth gel texture and super thin application allows for quick and comfortable hair removal without any stickiness. The wax has a low working temperature, and it is formulated to grasp hair and not skin, for superior client comfort.

Just Wax Expert Watermelon Strip Wax (£6.95 +vat) is clean, green strip wax with a fruity watermelon aroma and hydrating cucumber extract that’s tough on hair and kind to skin.  The fast-setting, flexible formula allows for clean, easy removal of all hair types from every area of the face and body.  Designed for outstanding client comfort and flawless results, even on sensitive skin and delicate areas.  Both are rosin free and low allergen. Available from wholesalers nationwide.


Industry News

In an exclusive arrangement, cancer support charity Look Good Feel Better have joined forces with The Perfume Shop to sell specially designed bracelets (£2 each) in its UK stores to raise funds for the charity. The bracelets, available in three colourful floral designs, are made out of fabric and can be adjusted to fit any wrist size. Inscribed with the words “Facing cancer with confidence” they are for sale on counters in 200 The Perfume Shops nationwide to coincide with the charity’s annual awareness and fundraising event, Look Good Feel Better Week (3rd-11th June). The Perfume Shop and Look Good Feel Better’s fundraising target for 2023 is to achieve over £100,000 with all proceeds from the sale of the bracelets going direct to the charity.

Look Good Feel Better aims to boost the physical and emotional wellbeing of people living with cancer. It offers a series of face-to-face group sessions and online workshops to help people face cancer with confidence, regain their sense of normality, make friends and look good and feel better. Workshops are run by beauty industry experts and offer practical make-up and skincare tips, as well as advice about changes to skin, eyebrows, eyelashes, hair, nails and body confidence. Services are free and open to anyone facing cancer.

To raise further funds, The Perfume Shop will also be offering gift wrapping with personalised ribbons during Look Good Feel Better Week, 3rd until 11th June 2023.


Everlasting Brows has launched a new PMU (Permanent Make-Up) & Microblading Artists Survival Kit (£195).  The Kit is packed with everything that you need to perform PMU & Microblading treatments, featuring essentials, from disposable tools, measuring tapes, predraw pencils, white pencils, microblading blades, single use shavers, eyebrow pigments, lip pigments, concealer and highlighter, numbing cream to prep wipes.

Kintija Belska, Co-Founder of Everlasting Brows says: “Everlasting Brows New PMU & Microblading Artists Survival Kit is a game-changer for professionals in the industry. This comprehensive kit equips artists with all the necessary tools to excel in PMU & Microblading treatments. We are proud to offer this survival kit, backed by our expertise and dedication to safe procedures, true-to-color pigments, and high-quality tools. With Everlasting Brows, artists can take their PMU & Microblading skills to the next level and deliver exceptional results to their clients.”  Available now from everlastingbrows.


Multi-award-winning Swiss brand Mavala, brand known for its nail, cosmetics and skincare products, have unveiled its Swift Cloud ordering platform for its spa and salon customers. This cutting-edge digital solution revolutionises the ordering process, allowing professionals to conveniently and swiftly place Mavala product orders directly from their digital device.

The new ordering process provides real-time, up-to-date information of product stock availability, enabling spa and salon owners to make informed decisions about their orders. With no more waiting for warehouse confirmations, orders are transmitted directly, optimising efficiency and ensuring a seamless experience with a 24-hour order turnaround. The new system also eliminates the burden of minimum stock commitments by introducing a remarkably cost-effective minimum order of only £85.

Additionally, an extensive image library is provided for convenient downloads, along with video tutorials for in-depth product knowledge, ensuring that spa and salon professionals have access to all the necessary information to offer their clients the best experience. The platform proves that Mavala has much more to offer than simply nails, offering decision makers the opportunity to trial the skincare and cosmetics themselves before bringing it in to the salon and spa.  More information from mavala.


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