Hot off the Press

June 16th, 2023

June 16th, 2023

Following the success of their globally acclaimed Dewy Range, cult British beauty innovators Ciaté London have just launched Dewy Gloss Tinted Lip Jelly (£18). This semi-sheer, ultra-glossy, non-sticky tinted jelly-like formula is enriched with lip-loving benefits, bringing together skincare and cosmetics for the ultimate glassy, hydrated finish. The innovative formula takes the form of an oil-gloss hybrid, leaving a smooth, natural finish without the stickiness or weight of a traditional gloss. Infused with the brand’s exclusive, nourishing Triple-R Complex, the gloss rejuvenates, replenishes, and renews lips with raspberry seed oil, hyaluronic acid and squalane.  Available now in four shades from ciatelondon.


Two new releases from NARS just in time for summer. Afterglow Liquid Blush (£30.50) features a radiant rush of colour that’s loaded with hydrating skincare benefits.  The lasting, natural-looking glow has as silky formula that builds and blends easily without streaking, enabling you to create subtle or bold effects.  The lightweight, transfer-resistant colour is infused with sodium hyaluronate for eight-hour hydration, and vegan collagen for healthy-looking skin. Vitamin E helps protect from environmental aggressors. Available in six colours.

Afterglow Sensual Shine Lipstick (£26.50) a colour-meets-care hybrid, this delivers dimensional shine, nourishing benefits and long-lasting wear. In ten shades made up of nudes, pinks, red and berry shades, including favourite shades Orgasm and Dolce Vita. This new glow-to-lip formula has a blend of antioxidants to help protect lips, mango butter to help smooth dry lips with an anti-ageing effect and shea butter to retain moisture levels for 8-hour hydration.  Lightweight, with a non-sticky sheen, it gives lips a full appearance with sheer to medium coverage.  Both available 1st July from narscosmetics, NARS Boutiques and Brown Thomas.  Nationwide from 15th July.


Charlotte Tilbury’s new Airbrush Flawless Lip Blur (£27) is a modern matte-meets-moisture liquid lipstick in 8 flawless shades. Inspired by the smoothing, blurring effects of Charlotte’s award-winning, best-selling airbrush icons and formulated to hydrate for up to 24 hours.  The non-drying weightless colour lasts for up to 12 hours. Available 22nd June from charlottetilbury.


This summer is all about dewy skin, & Other Stories Illuminating Sticks (£19) can help you achieve the look. A highlighter stick that gives your skin a healthy, dewy glow and takes your makeup to the next level. It has a creamy, weightless formula that glides easily over your cheekbones so you can build up the glow and dew level.  Available in three shades.

Hydration is always a key factor when it comes to summer skincare and makeup, but more importantly lipcare. The & Other Stories Lip Shines (£13) come in three shades and are a three-in-one hydrating balm, sheeny gloss and lipstick. Buildable formula infused with hyaluronic acid. Both available now from stories.


Elevating the makeup-setting, wear-improving benefits of Morphe’s best-selling, cult-favorite Continuous Setting Mist, new Continuous Prep & Set Mist+ (from £12) is supercharged with ceramides and antioxidants to prep skin before makeup application. Prep skin and set liquid and powder makeup while supercharging your complexion with ceramides known to hydrate, nourish, and strengthen skin’s barrier; electrolytes to help enhance moisture for a healthy glow; and antioxidants known for boosting elasticity. Select sprays are also available in Jumbo and Mini versions. Available now from morphe and Selfridges.


Face Lace have released two new designs, just in time for festival season. Prismaxima (£18.95) This covers all the spectrum with the most dazzling colour shifts. The top piece shifts from magenta to icy lilac to cobalt blue, the outer corners shift from lime to emerald green to Azure blue, inner corner pieces from amber to acid yellow to fluorescent green, and bottom strips from crimson to fire red, to chartreuse. The shapes are designed to work all together or enhance the eyes one, two or three shapes at a time

Crystal Tips (£25.95) Each wing tip shape has different colour of AB crystals- the sparkliest colour coating of all. The crystals are certified carcinogen-free, and manufactured according to the highest environmental standards. The delicate shapes work all around the eyes, and the silver V’s make the eyes appear longer and thinner when worn on the inner or outer corners. There is also the option to lift up the slender black tails from the skin, for a 3D effect. Both available now from facelace.


Mylee’s latest release The Bare Elements Collection (from £7.99) is a range of 20 skin-tone gel nail polish shades, expertly curated to flatter a wide range of skin tones, with a core three approach.  A match, a contrast and an elevating polish. A classic skin tone match is the perfect optical illusion as it creates the impression that your nails are longer, making this ideal for shorter nails. Regrowth is also far less noticeable. Slightly cooler or warmer shades meanwhile, have a luxe elevating effect that sets off the base tone or matches nailbeds more closely. Alternatively, a contrasting tone will make a complimentary pop against the skin, whilst maintaining that classy neutral look.  Now with a total of 40 ‘bare’ shades across Mylee, finding your core 3 has never been easier.  Available now from mylee.


The Ella & Jo Glow Up Enzyme Mask (£34) is formulated with gentle exfoliating fruit acids, hydrating hyaluronic acid and brightening vitamin C – formulated together to brighten and rejuvenate the skin, unblock pores and accelerate cell renewal, leaving your skin feeling fresh, smooth and naturally radiant. Available now from ellaandjo.


Fudge Professional Salt Spray (£14) Promising a medium hold, this lush lightweight spray adds body to your strands and volumizes any style. It’s also enriched with vitamin B which helps to nourish, condition, and strengthen the hair without leaving it crispy or crunchy. It also contains UV technology UVisiShield to protect from the sun’s damaging UV rays. This enables you to deliver on-trend, beach waves – whilst protecting your hair at the same time. It’s the must-have beach/handbag essential. With beach curls at the helm, giant sea kelp, red algae and ocean salt minerals help keep this styling product in harmony with the sea, with the scent of coconut.  To order Fudge Professional for your salon, visit


Jerome Russell Bblonde Intense Silver Conditioning Water (£9.99) is the first toning water, which has a lightweight formula with the consistency of water.  It can penetrate the hair deeply, without weighing it down. This is a salon strength, sulphate free conditioning water that will transform hair, making it smooth and silky and adding shine whilst removing brassiness and unwanted yellow tones. This damaged hair treatment is a rinse out formula that gives immediate nourishment to hair. Enriched with amino acids and hydrolysed wheet protein, for intense conditioning performance. Professionally formulated from the UK’s No1 Blonding brand for use on all hair types including bleached, grey or pre-lightened hair.  Available exclusively from superdrug.


Leading the pack in innovation, quality and performance, Velour Beauty, have just introduced a first of its kind launch for the brand, the Velour-Xtensions Kit (£35). These are long-lasting, completely customisable lash extensions that take less than 10 minutes, vs 2 hours in the salon. Whatever your lifestyle, you can do lashes your way.  Available now from  sephora


Industry News

The Free From Skincare Awards this week revealed this year’s full list of winners.  OliPhenolia, based in Tuscany, became overall champions, winning Best Free From Skincare Product 2023 for their Intensive Serum.  Other category winners included Rhug Wild Beauty, Weleda, Odylique, Balmonds, Blur London and Plantopia.  For a full list of categories and winners, visit the awards website.


Karine Jackson has closed her Covent Garden salon after 20 years to focus on a new adventure, the launch of her sustainability consultancy for the hair and beauty industry.  Coming from Australia, who were way ahead when it came to sustainability and water conservation, Karine was one of the first UK salons to use organic, ammonia free colour after a client with cancer asked her to research what was available. This was just the start of her sustainability journey – she subsequently became the first London salon to go single use plastic free, established a long-term relationship with sustainability campaigner and journalist and author of Turning The Tide On Plastic, Lucy Siegle, works closely with Green Salon Collective and reduced waste by 50% in her role as Sustainability Curator at this year’s Colour World.

Karine says, “With all the difficulties faced by London salon owners post covid and in the current financial climate, I made the decision not to renew my lease to allow me time to focus on my passion – a new sustainability project working as a consultant for salons and companies within the hair industry to help them hit the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals reducing climate change globally. My learnings over the past 20 years have made me more determined to help our industry, which is a huge consumer of energy and producer of waste, to reduce our environmental impact.”



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