Hot off the Press

July 7th, 2023

July 7th, 2023

Lisa Eldridge has launched a limited-edition shade of her True Velvet Lipstick, Velvet Bloom (£27), and a matching Enhance and Define Lip Pencil in Bloom (£19).  Velvet Bloom is a flourishing, nuanced pink red, inspired by the ruffled blooms of an azalea. The saturated and highly pigmented lipstick has a true velvet effect on the surface of the bullet which looks exactly like velvet fabric. The formulation is a creamy, hydrating matte with a slight sheen – it’s not a ‘flat’ matte. The colour is long wearing and non-drying on the lips. This shade is a classic face brightening red that suits everyone (and it’s a great tooth whitener).


The creamy, gel formula long-wearing lip pencil is available in the same tone as the lipstick but is deeper in intensity for an extra defined look. The gel formula glides on smoothly and easily to even the driest lips. Once set it is completely smudge and waterproof. A limited quantity both are available now at lisaeldridge and selfridges.


Vieve’s new Modern Radiance Cream Bronzer (£28) is a lightweight, buildable cream bronzer, which instantly adds natural warmth to the skin. It can be used to give a sun-kissed glow and gently contour the skin.  Available now in four shades from vieve.


Milk Makeup RISE Waterproof Mascara (£25) is a clean waterproof mascara that lengthens, holds curl and adds subtle volume for the most natural-looking, defined lashes possible.  Formulated with monoi oil and marigold extract to help condition, fortify and strengthen lashes. Clean, vegan, cruelty-free, paraben and fragrance free. Available 19th July at spacenk.

Milk Makeup Pore Eclipse Primer (£31) is a lightweight, makeup primer that works to blur the look of pores and control shine.  Providing a matte finish with a blurring effect, it keeps makeup locked in place for up to 12 hours. Formulated with moonstone, lentil extract, niacinamide and bakuchiol.  Available now at spacenk.


& Other Stories new Illuminating Sticks (£) are highlighter sticks that gives skin a healthy, dewy glow and take makeup to the next level. They have a creamy, weightless formula that glides easily over cheekbones with a buildable glow and dew level.  Available now from stories.


Synergie Skin EnvIroshield (£67) is an essential spritz that forms an invisible shield to guard against airborne pollutants and infrared damage. This refreshing cosmeceutical mist also hydrates the skin and sets mineral makeup for an all-day dewy glow.  Formulated with polygonum aviculare a botanical concentrate that directly targets infrared ageing and protects against loss of firmness and elasticity from IR radiation, and alteromonas (seaweed) ferment extract that forms a surface invisible mesh to entrap fine pollution particles, preventing and reducing cell damage. It also binds to reactive toxic heavy metals in the air (lead arsenic, mercury and cadmium) rendering them neutral and harmless to the skin, and reduces free radical destruction to cells produced by airborne pollutants. Vegan and free from nuts and gluten. Available now from synergieskin.


Discover the hottest secret to achieving a natural, skin-like finish with Youth To The People’s Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Oil (£41.50).  Simply add 2-3 drops to your foundation or your highlighter for a beautifully dewy and radiant look.  Available now from youthtothepeople.


Freezeframe has launched in the UK, including Australia’s number 1 eye cream RevitalEyes (£45), a cocktail of three super- strength peptides dedicated to treating all three major signs of ageing around the eyes, both instantly and long term. This trio of peptides are combined in a base of vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and a unique gel tensor system which lifts and smooths the delicate eye area in just 30 minutes. The powerful gel-like balm moisturises and energises the tissue surrounding the eye, increasing microcirculation and performing a deep and long-lasting anti-wrinkle, anti-puffiness and anti-dark circle action. Each one of these powerful peptides is included at a clinical level and has been clinically proven to improve its respective sign of ageing.  Fragrance free formula, suited to all skin types.  Available now from freeze-frame.


Grace & Stella A Dream Come Blue Eye Mask (£14.99 for 24 pairs) Blue is the colour of calmness, and that’s exactly what these superhero eye masks bring. With key ingredients like niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, restoring moisture to delicate skin has never been so easy. They work to bring down puffiness and reduce the appearance of dark circles, especially when kept cold. Ideal as pre-make up prep.  Available now from amazon.


Florence Pugh stepped out at Paris Fashion Week with a gorgeous pastel pink to accompany her now growing out buzzcut – and as expected she looks flawless.  To recreate Florence’s look at home, it’s incredibly important to start with a super clean light base, If you’re starting with dark hair try Jerome Russell Bblonde Ultra Blonding Kit (£7.99) to lift 8-9 shades. This formula includes JPLEX bond building technology to reinforce and strengthen hair bonds which can be damaged during the bleaching process. It also helps to improve the integrity of the hair, leaving it strong, smooth, and healthy.

To get the pink shade Bblonde Blush Pink Toner (£7.99) adds the perfect tone to pre-lightened hair, and a salon-worthy finish. It’s a no-ammonia dye that will give you fresh bright, bold results for up to 16 washes. Also, vegan friendly, and formulated with brazil nut seed oil, which is rich in omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin E which keeps hair strands healthy and treats hair that is brittle and prone to breakage.  Available now from boots and amazon.


The BaByliss Super Styler (£150) is equipped with 2500 ultra-fast micro heaters that undergo temperature checks at an unrivalled 50 times per second. This cutting-edge feature ensures optimal heat distribution and eliminates any hot spots, guaranteeing consistent and even heat across the plates.  The curved design enables effortless creation of soft curls and waves. The curved edges provide excellent grip, allowing you to effortlessly glide the styler through your hair for stunning curls with long-lasting hold. The ceramic coating ensures even heat distribution and reduces hair damage caused by excessive heat exposure. Each plate is designed with precision and care, allowing for seamless gliding through the hair and minimising snagging or pulling.  Say goodbye to frizz and welcome salon-smooth results every time you style. Available now July at lookfantastic, asos and babyliss.


The STYLPRO Four Litre Beauty Fridge (£54.99) keeps all your favourite products chilled and fresh for everyday use, including nail polishes, night creams, your SPF and cosmetics.  Liquid make-up and skincare formulas have an expiration date, but by storing your products in a beauty fridge, you can help preserve the quality of each product. Ingredients like peptides, antioxidants and growth factors stay potent for longer, and the cooling effect can also help calm and depuff the skin, whilst also reducing redness. Features include built in low-temperature protection for product cooling optimisation (20 degrees below room temperature), built-in noise reduction and a sizeable 4 litres to hold all your goods, Products will never spoil or freeze, plus you can switch your fridge to a heating setting to keep warm if needed. Works in the UK, EU and USA.  Available now from stylpro, boots and lookfantastic.


Industry News

Charlotte Tilbury’s Mystery Box returns today (Friday 7th July) as part of the brand’s limited edition sale, on their website and app.  With up to 50% off savings across skincare and makeup, you’ll get 6 full-size products, from a selection of skincare and makeup must-haves – including Super Nudes Matte Revolution Lipstick in Catwalking!


German personalised skincare brand Skinmade is the world’s first skincare brand that uses advanced technology and artificial intelligence to listen to, measure and understand the individual needs of each client’s skin. Skinmade’s biophysical skin reading system captures what skin currently needs and this reading system, combined with the brand’s industry leading AI, takes the data from the skin, translates it into a set of ingredients, freshly mixes up the formula and creates a personalised moisturiser (£255).

The brand will first launch in the UK in London’s leading clinc EF Medispa, renowned for pioneering, cutting edge skincare and treatments. Book a five minute Skinmade reading at a clinic or salon and the personalised products will be developed in Germany and delivered within 5 working days. Regular skin readings are recommended, as your skin’s needs are constantly changing throughout the year.  Complimentary Skinmade cleansers and serums  are also available and once you have your skin reading your skincare adviser will know which ones are uniquely suited to your skin concerns.  Skinmade is available now from EF Medispa London, and efskin.


Everlasting Brows, one of the world’s leading authorities in Permanent Make-Up (PMU) and Microblading is celebrating its 10 Year Anniversary. Founded by award-winning Beauty Entrepreneurs, Kintija Belska and Monika Ludwiczak, Everlasting Brows has revolutionised the PMU (Permanent Makeup) and Microblading industry over the past decade, making significant contributions that have shaped and elevated the standards of the profession.

From its inception, the brand has been at the forefront of innovation and quality, setting new benchmarks for the industry, from safe salon procedures, true to colour pigments, double sharpened blades, quick and symmetrical brow mapping technique, sterile disposable tools to accredited educational programmes run by leading industry experts worldwide.  Everlasting Brows Microblading and PMU services are now available at over 3,000 salons nationwide and in 15 countries worldwide, including the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, Mexico and the Middle East.




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