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July 28th, 2023

July 28th, 2023

bperfect mini muted palette launches stories events collaborations

In celebration of their 10th Birthday BPerfect have released a mini version of their sell out hero product the Muted Eyeshadow Palette (£29.95). The Mini Muted Palette (£14.95) is a refined collection of wearable neutral shades, complemented with subtle shimmers – perfect for those on the go. It promises endless colour combinations, high pigmentation and versatile formulas, containing 9 seamlessly blendable mattes and 3 highly pigmented shimmers. Available from from bperfectcosmetics. Hot off the Press


bareminerals blonzer launches stories events collaborations

bareMinerals Gen Nude Highlighting Blush (£25.50) is a 2-in-1 blush and highlighter hybrid that takes the rosiness of a blush and pairs it with the “lit-from-within” glow of a highlighter in one weightless formula. With silky blurring mineral microspheres, this complexion-enhancing powder diffuses the appearance of imperfections for an instant subtle filter effect.  Gen Nude Blonzer Blush & Bronzer (£25.50) is an innovative clean blush and bronzer hybrid that combines the healthy-looking flush of a blush with the sun-kissed glow of a bronzer. Silky, weightless, and radiant with finely milled pearls, this one-stop glow enhancer effortlessly melts into skin.  Available from bareminerals, boots, johnlewis and sephora.


laura mercier real flawless foundation launches stories events collaborations

Laura Mercier Real Flawless Foundation (£38). A weightless, waterproof, long-wearing foundation that blurs the line between makeup and skin with medium buildable coverage and 12 hours of fade-proof wear.  Blurring the lines between makeup and skincare Real Flawless Weightless Perfecting Foundation delivers buildable natural-looking medium coverage for all skin types, while targeting dark circles and spots, dryness, uneven texture, fine lines and wrinkles and the appearance of pores, with its antioxidant-laden formula.  Available now from spacenk.


Primark Beauty Double Act Volumising & Waterproof Mascara launches stories events collaborations

Primark Beauty Double Act Volumising & Waterproof Mascara (£3.50) aims to lengthen all while adding definition and volume to the lashes for a bold, sultry and fluttery eye look. Arriving in a classic black colourway, this mascara is quite a simply a must. Even the packaging is cute with its pale pink, metallic aesthetic and ridged handle. Available now from primark.


Lottie London Hot Glaze Bronzing Serum Drops launches stories events collaborations

Lottie London Hot Glaze Bronzing Serum Drops (£8.95) has an innovative serum to water formula for a buildable, natural skin finish to allow you to add colour to your complexion in an instant, to keep that holiday glow going all year round. The serum is infused with skin loving ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, coconut extract and niacinamide to help brighten, hydrate, and soften the skin. Shimmer free, it features a dreamy holiday coconut scent. Apply under foundation, over makeup or wear on its own.  You can also add to your foundation, moisturiser or body lotion. 100% PETA approved vegan and cruelty free. Available from and the Lottie London app.


Tan Luxe Super Glow SPF 30 launches stories events collaborations

Tan Luxe Super Glow SPF 30 (£40) hyaluronic acid self-tan serum with SPF 30 provides photostable protection from UVA/UVB rays whilst shielding from the damaging effects of blue light pollution & photoaging. The chemical complex is free from mineral oils and silicones. Lightweight and non-greasy, it melts into skin with no white cast left behind.  Available from tan-luxe.


Simple Protect 'N' Glow Radiance Booster SPF 30 launches stories events collaborations

Simple Protect ‘N’ Glow Radiance Booster SPF 30 (£7.99) has triple protection against potentially skin-damaging elements of modern life. It boosts skin’s antioxidant levels and helps protect against skin-damaging UVA and UVB rays, pollution and blue (electronic) light. Invisible, non-chalky and fast-absorbing, it glides on like a serum, leaving no greasy or sticky feeling. With vitamin E and algae oil, it’s a double-duty essential as it can be used alone or as a primer before or after face cream. Like all Simple products, this lightweight moisturiser is free from artificial colour and perfume and has no harsh chemicals that can upset skin. Available from boots.


Carmex Tropical Click Stick

The new Carmex Tropical Click Stick (£3.99) is the ultimate lip protector with added SPF30 for all your lip care needs. The tropical scent transports you to another world whilst the unique blend of long-lasting, hydrating ingredients including enriching cocoa butter help to soothe, relieve and nourish even the driest of pouts. Available at carmex.

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Goldwell Dualsenses BondPro+

The Goldwell Dualsenses BondPro+ range has been especially developed for weak, fragile hair that is prone to breakage. The range is formulated with a microPROtec complex and inter-amino-bond-builder that provide structure and protection for weakened hair. Fortifying Shampoo (£14.80) gently cleanses without stripping the hair of natural moisture. FadeStopFormula helps to minimise colour fading, preserving the hair’s lustre and vibrancy for longer. Nourishes hair that has been exposed to chemical or physical damage, while promoting bond stability. Fortifying Conditioner (£16) features soy protein for its revitalising benefits, helping to reinforce the hair and promote healthy-looking locks.

Repair and Structure Spray (£17.55) suitable for fine, fragile hair, the formula is designed to offer cuticle protection while strengthening against the effects of environmental stressors. The leave-in spray promotes easy styling while also offering heat protection. 60Sec Treatment (£17.55) acts to nourish and condition strands that have suffered breakage. Working in 60 seconds, the lightweight hair mask is designed to prevent further damage, promoting rejuvenated, luscious locks.  All available from lookfantastic.

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Maybelline UK have a new partnership campaign with Ditch The Label to help youth in their mental health journeys.   Maybelline UK will fund over 17,500 hours of 1:2:1 help, providing online support every hour of the day for the next two years via Ditch the Label’s safe space community forum.

For the launch, Maybelline UK has conducted a survey with 2,000 18-25 year olds and found the following:

  • 34% of 18–25s look towards social media for access to mental health resources
  • While 82% of 18–25s have sought or have considered seeking mental health support, 33% struggle to access mental health support in the UK, with the biggest barrier for them being ‘waiting times’ (48%).
  • 26% of 18–25-year-olds cited that the stigma surrounding seeking help (mental health support) was the biggest barrier for them.
  • 50% of 18–25-year-olds are managing their mental health by speaking to friends and family
  • 65% of 18–25-year-olds would also like to see more focus from brands in supporting mental health.

The new “Brave Together” launched last week on with further elements (such as a therapy in the metaverse offering) launching in September.

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fudge jonathan andrew launches stories events collaborations

Fudge Professional Global Ambassador Jonathan Andrew was seen on Channel 4 Steph’s Packed Lunch recently for a very special makeover he’s calling the ‘Comfort Cut’ with recently diagnosed MasterChef Semi-finalist, Vanessa D’Souza aka The Autistic Chef.

After 3-years of avoiding cutting her hair due to sensory issues and general concerns, Jonathan gave her a beautiful bob live on TV, cutting off 15 inches of Vanessa’s hair that she then kindly donated to The Little Princess Trust.  In doing so, Jonathan became privy to the importance of struggles neurodivergent individuals face in day-to-day services we often take for granted.

Jonathan is using his long-standing industry knowledge to reach out to other salon owners and raise awareness of the importance of being inclusive in order to make every individual feel understood, safe, and nurtured when they come into a salon.  Jonathan says: “As Fudge Professional Global Ambassadors, we share a message of #fudgetherules by championing every individual. Hair salons are among the most diverse places you can go, making people feel good about themselves, and encouraging individuality. I’m proud to be a part of an incredibly inclusive industry but I think we as salon owners and stylists can do more to welcome a whole new community into feeling more comfortable within our spaces.

After speaking with more neurodivergent individuals, I couldn’t believe how many simple fixes could make everything more accommodating and create somewhere everyone can go. I will be rolling out much more content on this to show others how we can help make small changes that make a big difference to people’s lives.”


salon system Sensitive Strip Wax Cartridges launches stories events collaborations

Salon System, brand leaders in professional beauty, have launched Sensitive Strip Wax Cartridges (£13.15 +vat) which are perfect for larger areas; legs, arms, chest, back. Salon System’s best-selling sensitive creme wax is now available in a convenient cartridge. Mess free, ‘no leak’ formula, for fast efficient waxing. A high performance, professional grade formulation this soft creme formula is tough on hair, kind to skin and less sticky than natural resin waxes. This guarantees a clean, easy release from the skin.

Just Wax is developed using the very latest technology and offers salons and waxing professionals a complete, innovative, and award-winning menu of premium grade depilatory waxes, lotions, and waxing accessories.

Salon System educator, Lisa Stone explains “The new Salon System Sensitive Cartridges are perfect for effortless waxing, clean, fast, and super-efficient waxing. Perfect for the busy summer season, mobile therapists, beginners, and experienced therapist looking to carry out speed waxing techniques.”  Available from wholesalers nationwide.

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