Hot off the Press

July 14th, 2023

July 14th, 2023

Global makeup brand, ICONIC London are the go-to for glow-giving offerings and one of their latest launches, the Rollaway Glow (£25), is the perfect addition to any face. This new generation of liquid highlighter gives light to any complextion. Available in a range of three shades it suits every skin tone. Chose from Champagne Chic (a champagne nude tone), Peach Paradise (a peachy rose tone) and Rose Potion (a rosy pink tone).  Available now from iconiclondoninc.


Haus Labs, developed by Lady Gaga, has been whipping TikTok into a frenzy. Triclone SkinTech Foundation (£42) has a lightweight feel and long-lasting medium coverage, in 51 shades (Lady G’s goto shade is 220).  Suitable for all skin types, it contains over 20 skin care ingredients, including fermented arnica to keep skin hydrated throughout the day, with no fade or cakiness.

Bio Radiant Gel Highlighter (£41) is a strong-shine multi-use product that its gentle enough to use on eyes as well as all over the face.  Atomic Shine Lip Lacquer (£26) is a transfer-proof liquid lipstick that delivers high-impact colour with a glossy, vinyl finish that lasts all day.  Available exclusively at Sephora Westfield White City and sephora.


Embrace the sweet shades of summer with W7‘s Sweet Nectar Collection. A range of products inspired by the prettiest of pastels and the warmest sun-kissed shades that are bursting with colour. The Sweet Nectar Glow (£5.95) is a duo compact featuring a warm, buildable matte bronzer and a shimmering, champagne glow highlighter.  The perfect combination of tones to bring that golden-hour glow to your skin with ease. Simply apply separately or blend together for an overall gorgeous shimmer finish.  Available now from w7makeup.


Botanical Beauty Lip Tint by Monika Blunder Beauty (£23) is a soothing lip product formulated with botanical oils and butters. Containing hyaluronic acid, this multi-purpose balm delivers a surge of long lasting moisture and deep hydration to lips. Available in four shades, including clear, this silky sheer tint softens lips, making them smoother and plumper, reviving a satin soft smile.  Available now at spacenk.


With Fresh Rose Instant Hydration Mist (£20) you can prime, set and refresh anytime. This multipurpose mist can be used throughout the day or whenever you need a refreshing pick-me-up for supple, dewy skin—pre-or-post makeup. Specifically formulated to instantly reduce the look of pores, soothe, and soften while immediately replenishing skin thanks to key ingredients like moisture-retaining damask rose—sourced from Rose Valley, Bulgaria—and soothing rosewater, used since antiquity for its cooling and astringent properties. Available now at fresh, Harrods, cultbeauty and lookfantastic.


Formulae Prescott’s hero product Tri-Balm (from £33) is a cleanser, exfoliator and moisturiser in one, in lightweight and sustainable packaging.  The clever waterless stick formula is easy to transport and reduces the amount of products you need in your case or kit. Formulated using the purest premium ingredients, Tri-Balm nourishes and nurtures skin to give a healthy glowing complexion. Inspired by the healing powers of nature, it contains no harmful chemicals, parabens, silicones or synthetics. Easy to use, non-spill and suitable for all skin types, Tri-Balm is the ultimate multi-purpose product.  Formulated with a blend of botanical oils, starflower, and oats to remove impurities and make-up, enzymes from pumpkin seeds to freshen and brighten skin, as well as hyaluronic acid and natural antioxidants to protect the skin. Available now from formulaeprescott.


Dr.PAWPAW’s Your Gorgeous Skin Range was spotted in the kit bags of the MUAs on the set of the Barbie movie.  We particularly like YOUR gorgeous SKIN Glowing Sheet Mask (£4.99) containing vitamin C sourced from the green tangerine which holds 10x more vitamin C than an orange. The relaxing creamy textured sheet mask leaves skin feeling plump and glowing.  YOUR gorgeous SKIN 4in1 Serum (£15) leaves a smooth, brightly replenished canvas. This supercharged vegan serum will not only moisturise, it will also leave skin bright and radiant.  Formulated with Papayaluronic™ that provides the nourishing and soothing effects of the papaya extract, teamed with 8x hyaluronic acids and vitamin C sourced from the Jeju green mandarin for an instant brighter complexion. Also contains bakuchiol, which helps to firm and smooth the skin for an overall more youthful complexion. Both available now from superdrug.


SOS Serum (from £16) has been formulated to cool, heal and repair problem skin with anti-inflammatory wasabi, calming burdock leaf extracts and the refined extract of cooling peppermint and lauromacrogols which acts as an anaesthetic to soothe the skin. Together they deliver comfort, moisturisation, hydration and rapid relief of sun damaged skin. Available at superdrug and sosserum.


REHAB Shampoo Sheets (£24 for 25 sheets) make for the perfect addition to your travel toiletries or on set kit.  They come individually wrapped so they can slip into the smallest of spaces allowing you to bring just what you need. Formulated with rosemary oil, known to promote stronger, fuller-looking, healthy hair, this single use shampoo sheet instantly lathers to a foamy shampoo with water. The shampoo sheet comes in a dissolvable sachet that dissolves down the drain while you wash your hair.  100% vegan and cruelty free.  Free from plastic, sulphates and parabens.  Available now from rehabyourhair.


Smooth Appeal After Wax Gel (£7.99) is a professional, salon-strength gel moisturiser designed to nourish, calm and soothe skin after hair removal on the face, bikini line, underarms and more. Packed full of aloe vera to soothe and calm skin after hair removal it is 100% vegan, paraben-free, gluten-free and cruelty-free.  Available now from amazon.


Industry News

Iconic lip care giant, Carmex have announced a line of irresistible miniature Carmex Coin Purses (£225) in collaboration with quintessential British brand, Anya Hindmarch.  The recognisable little yellow pot is a staple of a many a makeup bag and MUA kit but can often get lost in big bags and pockets. Enter the Carmex Coin Purse… this delightful little accessory has been cleverly designed to house not only your loose coins (as the name suggests) but also keeps the cult classic Carmex Lip Balm Pot safe and locatable at all times. Made from shiny capra leather and boasting a tassle zip pull, lobster clasp, Carmex Logo and Anya Hindmarch gold-tone bow, this limited-edition offering is destined to become a collector’s item.  Available now at anyahindmarch.


Congratulations to MUA Lisa Anderson who not only collected her MA in Hair and Makeup Design Futures, but was also awarded Most Inspirational Colleague by Preston College. This award is given to a colleague that inspires others to make positive changes to their work or personal life. “Lisa goes above and beyond for her students. Listening to her positivity in the light of her challenges often encourages myself and my colleagues to re-evaluate our approach.”  Lisa Anderson is a Lecturer in Theatrical, Media Make-Up & Special Effects.


(MALIN+GOETZ) have opened a pop up in a glass box in the centre of the concourse at St Pancras station.  Designed to showcase the brand’s travel essentials and more, their modern beauty store experience is reminiscent of traditional neighbourhood apothecaries.  Open: Monday-Saturday 07:30-21:00 and Sunday 10:00-19:00.



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