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September 8th, 2023

September 8th, 2023

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Lisa Eldridge is really spoiling us with new releases at the moment.  Her latest drop is the Seamless Glide Eye Pencil (£24). A luxurious, silky smooth, long-wearing gel eye pencil with a sensorial gliding texture and intense colour payoff.  The initial launch includes six essential shades, from velvety matte to lustrous metallic, all with pure, rich colour. Use to line, define, blend, buff and smoke.  The formula allows for 40 seconds of playtime before setting to a budge-proof, waterproof and fade resistant finish, with 16-hour proven wear. Hot off the Press

Suitable for the lids, lash line and waterline.  The formula is infused with soothing chamomile flower extract, smoothing colour comfortably across the lid. The shades available are: Black Treacle, a classic, matte black; Burnt Umber, a rich, warm, matte brown; Renaissance Gold, a blackened metallic gold with cool champagne pearl; Ground Coffee, a neutral, deep matte brown; Cinder Smoke, a cool, grey with subtle pearl and Night Forest, the deepest green with blue and green pearl.  Available now from lisaeldridge.


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Following the success of the Powermatte launch in 2022 NARS have added six new shades of Powermatte Lipstick (£26.50 each) to the range.  Just one swipe gives bold colour that lasts for 10 hours and sets to a smooth, matte finish.  Power Pigment Complex – a dynamic blend of pure pigments and colour-locking ingredients – saturates with dense colour that glides on effortlessly and wears comfortably all day.  The new shades include provocative pinks, dynamic nudes and rebellious reds.  Available now from lookfantastic and nationwide from 15th September. Hot off the Press


The new Kiko Milano Create Your Balance Collection is designed to encourage self-expression, with a powerful combination of colours, textures and ingredients. The range includes: Soft Touch Compact Foundation (€18.99) brings natural, buildable coverage and easy blendability in six shades. In creamy texture, applied as a powder, but with the impact of a liquid foundation, it’s the perfect choice for an easy base. Enriched with chamomile, sunflower seed oil and grape fruit extract, its delicate white tea fragrance creates an immediate feeling of well-being.  Gaze Defining Eyeshadow Duo (€13.99) has an ultra-soft and blendable silky texture and mix of matte and pearly finishes; each shadow is enriched with energising matcha green tea extract and sunflower seed oil.  Choose from four combinations. Precision Boost Lip Liner (€8.99), enriched with coffee seed oil and delivering long-lasting, high precision, water resistance texture, in eight shades.

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Definition Boost Lipstick (€12.99), containing coffee extract, sunflower seed oil and jojoba esters. The lipstick’s emollient properties and soft vanilla and orange aroma will awaken your senses and give you an uplift.  In eight shades.  Soft Touch Lip & Cheek (€12.99). With chamomile, hyaluronic acid and vitamin E in the ingredients list and a white lotus fragrance, your lips will feel in no time.  Three shades available. Colour Boost Face Bronzing Drops (€14.99), which bring a hint of bronzed colour to your face. Perfect for holding onto any summer tan that’s fading with the season, the drops blend effortlessly into your base with a metallic, luminous finish. Enriched with ginger extract and safflower oil, they deliver a lightweight, sunkissed glow in two shades.

Glow Boost Powder Highlighter (€16.99) s developed with calendula extract and soybean oil in two shades. Green tea extract-enriched Contour Boost Powder Blush (€14.99) gives for a demi matte finish in four shades. Available now from kikocosmetics and in stores worldwide.


Nailberry’s brand new AW23 Scented Collection (£16 each) is a range of delicately fragranced polishes in three enticing, seasonally tonal shades. As each energising, richly pigmented hue dries, subtle aromas are released. From fresh and fruity to rich and warming, these scented lacquers add an uplifting edge to your everyday.

Choose from Strawberry – this joyful, hyper-bright pink with its delicately sweet strawberry scent adds a distinctly playful edge to your every look and is perfect for party wear this season and beyond. Coffee – a rich, glossy brown with a subtle, warming aroma of fresh coffee beans. Flattering on all skin tones and nail lengths, wear by day as a new-season nude or by evening as a luxe accent colour that exudes depth and sophistication. Mint – in search of a chic, versatile neutral with a unique, characterful twist? This fresh sage green with its soft minty fragrance delivers on every level. An impressive all-rounder with real eye-catching appeal, you’ll love this out-of the ordinary hue for every day, office and even special occasions. Hot off the Press

Formulated using Nailberry’s award wining signature L’Oxygéné formula, these gorgeous shades have a glossy, long-lasting finish and are 12 free, vegan friendly and Halal approved.  Available now from nailberry.


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Soho Skin’s new Face Oil (£60) is a nutrient-packed, nourishing oil that stimulates collagen and improves skin health. Formulated with an array of plant oils that have been enzymatically activated to quickly penetrate the skin, it is ultra-reparative and deeply nourishing. Containing squalene, oat kernel and raspberry seed oils, it’s packed full of omegas and skin-defending antioxidants to protect skin from daily aggressors, while essential fatty acids and lupinus albus seed extract maintain healthy cell membranes and boost collagen production. Created for all skin types, it feels lightweight whilst still feeding skin all the good stuff, leaving it firm, plump, hydrated and smooth. Available now from sohoskin and spacenk.


Fresh’s Black Tea Range is an alternative to retinol for sensitive skin. Formulated with BT Matrix™ an exclusive blend of naturally derived ingredients with retinol-like strength to correct signs of aging on all skin types—this blend of black tea and rambutan leaf extracts smoothes the appearance of deep-set wrinkles while improving firmness and radiance. Black Tea Ceramide Moisturiser (£84) is gentle enough for twice daily use without the known discomfort typical of many retinol products. The dermatologist-tested and proven cream is effective on all ages and skin types, even sensitive skin.

Black Tea Firming Peptides Serum (£92) is a fast-absorbing serum that provides antioxidant protection while firming and visibly lifting skin. It is rich in peptides that improve skin elasticity and support skin density. Black Tea Eye Cream (£58) is a lightweight eye cream that reduces the look of dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines while visibly increasing luminosity. Apply it under makeup as a hydrating de-puffer with lasting nourishment to help visibly reduce wrinkles under the eyes.

Black Tea Peptide Firming Overnight Mask (£84) is a smoothing overnight treatment that firms and reduces signs of tiredness. This high-performance sleeping mask intensely moisturizes with firming ingredients for a tighter, lifted look by morning. Available now at fresh, cultbeauty and spacenk.

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Cultured Biomecare’s latest launch Biome One Rich Cream (£55) tackles dry, stressed and fatigued skin right at the root cause. This velvety, rich moisturiser replenishes, revitalises, and rejuvenates the skin to restore complexions to their plumped, smoothed, and radiant best.  Perfect for an array of skin concerns including dry and dehydrated skin, stressed skin, dull and lack lustre complexion, sensitive skin, photo-damaged skin, premature ageing and uneven skin tone.  Available now from culturedbiomecare.


Bali Body’s new Face Tan Mist (£25.95) has returned to the UK market, repackaged and reformulated with 100% natural DHA and an abundance of skin loving ingredients. Utilising micro mist technology, this fine spray ensures a streak free, even result in every application, leaving the skin dewy and bronzed. Key ingredients include: rose water, hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil and aloe vera.  Available in Dark and Ultra Dark – the shades pair perfectly with the brand’s Body Mousses so you can find your perfect match. Suitable for all skin types. Vegan and cruelty-free​. Made in Australia with natural ingredients. Available at uk.balibodyco.


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Cherub London Tricho Restore Scalp Serum (£38.99) effectively slows down or stops hair fall completely by stimulating blood flow and nourishing the scalp to strengthen the hair and promote growth, improving hair volume and density. It also regenerates the hair follicles and reinitiates the hair cycle, extending the anagen growth phase (growth) and postponing inactive phases. Formulated with an exclusive biotin complex which repairs and restores the hair follicles, and caffeine. For treatment of all types of male and female androgenic alopecia.  Available now from cherub-london.


“Cobain blonde” is set to be an extremely popular shade of blonde this Autumn. It is characterised by a rooted look featuring large slices of golden blonde throughout the hair. This low maintenance blonde and works well on all hair textures and styles. However blonde hair needs added moisture and hydration. Fudge Professional All Blonde Booster Shampoo (£15) is a sulphate-free hardworking shampoo which lifts and transforms blonde tones. Lemon extract leaves blonde vibrant with shine, whilst the Opti-Plex technology penetrates deep into the hair core to reconstruct bonds after chemical, styling, and environmental damage. To order Fudge Professional for your salon, visit fudgeprofessional.


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Growth Bomb Supercharge Shampoo and Conditioner (£15 each) harness the power of the Amazonian leaf; Yerba Mate, which has 10 times the caffeine potency of any other natural ingredient, to improve hair density and diameter, promoting supercharged hair growth. ⁠Alongside this magic ingredient, each formula contains a unique combination of antioxidants and nutrients, including aniseed myrtle and native snowflower which activates hair cells and anti-inflammatory benefits help prevent damage; and ⁠kaemperol which supports development and hair cell maintenance while counteracting thinning. ⁠Nourishing hair from roots to lengths really ensures growing strong, healthy hair.  Available now from growthbomb.

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Gisou Honey Infused Hair Repair Serum (£35) is born out of a passion for bees, haircare, and natural beauty. Based on a six-generation beekeeping heritage, each Gisou product is inspired by and made with the finest, sustainably sourced ingredients from the brand’s very own Mirsalehi Bee Garden.

Using a new encapsulated honey technology, the exclusive formula captures the freshest dose of honey in each droplet. Upon application, these droplets gently burst, releasing the honey and oil-based blend to seal in moisture and intensively hydrate the hair. A clinically proven plant-based keratin permeates deeply into the fibre to repair the hair and prevent future breakage. Shield hair against everyday styling, heat and UV rays, resulting in healthy hair and weightless shine.  Gives five times more moisture and smoothness, repairs and strengthens damaged hair and seals split ends.  Visibly reduces breakage and gives 230°C heat protection.  Available now at gisou and sephora.

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Industry News

The Government have finally launched their consultation into a licencing scheme for non-surgical cosmetic (aesthetic) procedures in England.  This includes botox, fillers and laser treatments. Proposals include restrictions on who can perform certain high-risk procedures and age limits for those undergoing cosmetic procedures.

Beauty professionals can access the full consultation document here. It outlines a proposal to divide procedures into a red, amber and green traffic light system, based on how complex the procedure is.  One concern is that many treatments commonly performed by beauty therapists with advanced training have been given an amber classification.  This means they could only be performed with the oversight of a healthcare professional, if the proposed classifications go ahead.

As the Government’s first ever consultation on treatments, this will be used to shape a new licensing scheme for practitioners and cosmetic businesses which operate in England. The consultation document asks for opinions on whether any treatments should be reclassified, so make sure you have your say, via the online consultation form.  The consultation period ends on 28th October 2023.



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