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September 15th, 2023

September 15th, 2023

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Milk Makeup have several new releases this week, starting with Odyssey Lip Oil Gloss (£26). Made with vitamin-rich oils for a nourishing burst of hydration and juicy colour in every swipe, Odyssey comes in 8 non-sticky shades: 4 shimmer shades, 3 cream shades, and 1 clear shade – Journey, Voyage, Quest, Werk Trip, Soul Search, Explore, Globetrot and Trek. Each is made with ethically sourced crushed ruby and sapphire gemstones for a juicy burst of colour and serious shine in a swipe. Traditional glosses give a pop of shine but can leave your lips feeling dry or sticky. Odyssey’s nourishing jojoba oil, goji berry extract, and vitamin-rich blend of cloudberry seed oil, sunflower oil and avocado oil keep lips soft and hydrated. Hot off the Press

Pore Eclipse Matte Translucent Setting Powder (£32). Blur the look of pores and fine lines with this translucent loose setting powder with a matte finish. Infused with niacinamide, this also helps to regulate oil and minimise redness and the appearance of pores. Crafted with pore-blurring microspheres, it also helps to blur imperfections while providing a soft-focus matte finish. As a natural alternative to retinol, bakuchiol helps to smooth the skin’s texture and fine lines while evening the skin tone and improving the skin’s elasticity. Shades: Translucent Light, Translucent Medium, Translucent Deep and Translucent Very Deep

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Highlighter Extensions (£22).  The best-selling cream highlighter stick has three new shades for a wider range of skin tones and look. Spark is a golden copper, Flare a rose gold and Strobe is gold. This easy to-use stick glides on smooth for an intense highlight with a radiant, shimmery finish. 1000 swipes per stick and made with a hydrating blend of mango butter, avocado oil and apricot oil so it glides on smooth with no caking, creasing or dragging. Cruelty-free, gluten-free and talc-free.  All available now at spacenk, and Sephora UK from 19th September.


Jones Road Beauty released The Lip Pencil (£21) this week. A richly pigmented pencil that defines and fills in lips for a refined, modern look. The creamy formula is derived from the perfect blend of waxes and oils, giving a lightweight, breathable and barely there finish. The eight nude shades match the colour of natural lips, providing multiple options to add a subtle enhancement or play up a bolder look.  Available now from jonesroadbeauty. Hot off the Press


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ICONIC London, have just launched Smokey Eye Duo Kajal (£20). This double-ended dream product features both a chunky shadow-liner and a slim precision liner which creates a fool-proof, yet fierce and hypnotic look that’s perfect for any occasion. Available in seven dreamy shades, each kajal contains two complimentary tones designed to flatter your natural beauty and make your eye colour pop. ICONIC have ensured colour theory is at the heart of this new product with each shade not only perfectly crafted to compliment differing eye colours, but can also be mixed and matched together for a mesmerising and captivating gaze guaranteed to last the whole day (or night). Smudge it, smoke it or wing it.

Shades include: Spice Plum, Juniper Green, Electric blue, Chocolate Brown, Ash Grey, Midnight Black and Natural Neutral.  Available now from iconiclondoninc.


Following Ekin-Su’s huge success surrounding her edit with BPerfect Cosmetics, they have collaborated again on the brand new BPerfect X Ekin-Su – Radiant Blush (£16.95). Both a shimmer blush and highlight combined into a lightweight, buildable formula, with light reflecting golden pigments. Infused with hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and camellia oil, the blush melts onto the skin for a sun kissed flush of colour.

This vegan and cruelty free formula can be used on the cheeks, temples, forehead, and bridge of the nose for a sun kissed, radiant glow. The shade is named after Ekin’s name for herself: “Turkish Delight” – a peachy pink blush wish a golden shimmer, that can be used on all skin tones.  Available now on bperfectcosmetics.


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Embrace the grunge this Autumn with multi-award winning Swiss nailcare brand Mavala’s new Pretty Rebel Nail Polish Collection (£6.40 each). Inspired by some of Autumn’s timeless staple fashion pieces like studded leather jackets, biker boots and a whole lot of black, Mavala’s unconventional yet refined Pretty Rebel Nail collection adds a touch of glam rock to the biker chick trend. Combining audacity and sophistication, this subtly rebellious collection is made up of six metallic shades to illuminate nails with a glamorous pinch of rock attitude; Pretty Ebony, Pretty Platinum, Pretty Gold, Pretty Bronze, Pretty Copper and Pretty Silver. Available from October from salons and pharmacies nationwide. Hot off the Press


PERL Cosmetics have released their long-awaited Nourishing Lash Oil (£22). Four months in the making, the TikTok-viral, all-natural oil combines the superpowers of castor seed oil, argan kernel oil, pumpkin seed oil and other natural oils to strengthen lashes, boost growth and prevent lash loss. The vegan and fragrance-free oil has been a labour of love for PERL Cosmetics founder, Isobel Perl. A sufferer of trichotillomania has left her with sparse, weak lashes, she was determined to create a safe, gentle formula to help strengthen and protect her lashes, while encouraging new growth.  It can also be used on eyebrows.  Available now from perlcosmetics.


SBC Skincare Hydra-Collagen range is formulated with marine collagen which targets signs of ageing for all skin types, on the face and the body. There are rich, intensive products for dry skin types, and lightweight options for oilier complexions. Marine collagen helps to enhance suppleness and flexibility of the skin, prevent dehydration, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The formulas are also infused with 8 essential amino acids, which exhibit powerful moisture binding properties.​

Hydra Collagen Replenishing Cream Cleanser (£28). The 3-in-1 formula deeply cleanses skin of impurities, gently removes make-up, including stubborn mascara, and effectively hydrates the skin. Hydra Collagen Cleansing Balm (£28). A luxurious cleansing balm which transforms into an oil to effectively dissolve make-up, impurities and pollutants. Cleanses the skin to remove make-up, SPF and debris from the day. Hydra Collagen Micellar Gel Cleanser (£18). Gently cleanse, hydrate, and enhance skin’s natural radiance. Formulated with hydrating marine collagen blended with conditioning plant extracts including calendula, chamomile and passionflower.  All available now from sbcskincare.


Introducing Bonne Nuit (£64), Pai Skincare’s first ever certified organic night cream. A multidimensional moisturiser to combat the signs of fatigue and revitalise mature skin – no matter how sensitive. The high-tech formula tackles premature ageing from every angle. Formulated with all-natural hexapeptide to stimulate the natural production of collagen and smooth fine lines, gardenia extract to protect melatonin levels by absorbing blue light and xanthophyll to provide powerful antioxidant action which shields against blue light and free radical damage.  Sleep-enhancing actives protect against blue light – a disruptor of melatonin – to help regulate your body clock and improve sleep quality.  Available now from paiskincare.


Industry News

e.l.f. Cosmetics have launched their first ever community-led brand campaign in the UK. To bring the e.l.f. acronym (eyes.lips.face.) to life in an irreverent, fun and cheeky way, e.l.f. turned to its community asking them “what does e.l.f. mean to you?” Their responses inspired the campaign. From “euphoric.luminous.fierce.” to “”, the campaign celebrates the individuality of every eye, lip and face.

From social channels to tube stations to digital screens to experiential pop ups, the UK will light up with e.l.f.’s first 30-second UK created advert, encouraging everyone to get involved and #expressyourelf. The 30-second spot will also make its television debut during the much-anticipated return of Big Brother on ITV2, when it returns in October. The campaign features the brand’s UK community, with a group of 20 people street cast while they were living their best e.l.f.s fearlessly. Adding a special beat, e.l.f. has teamed up with Caity Baser, one of the fastest emerging UK singer/songwriters and proudly features Caity’s latest singles ‘Disco Shoes’ in the campaign.

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New from NARS is Unknown Beauty: François Nars, the definitive documentary on the legendary makeup artist and Nars founder.

I’ve been asked so many times, what is beauty? It comes in so many forms. I’m still searching for it. Beauty is undefinable.” – François Nars

François Nars, the French-born makeup artist, photographer, founder and creative director of Nars Cosmetics, honed his craft backstage at the runways and shoots of the 1970s and ’80s Paris before creating iconic (and often iconoclastic) imagery in New York for magazines like Vogue and designers like Marc Jacobs and Versace, all the while helping to usher in the supermodel era.

In 1994, Nars launched NARS Cosmetics with a collection of 12 lipsticks at Barneys New York, an instant smash that soon grew to encompass a full range of cosmetics and skincare. What sets NARS apart is the way it captures the authentic vision of its creator — each iconic product, from Orgasm Blush to Copacabana Multiple and Dragon Girl Powermatte Lipstick, embodies its own world of emotion, memory, and cultural inspiration.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland, it includes licensed footage from the cinematic classics that inspired Nars’ vision and aesthetic, from the golden age of Old Hollywood to the Nouvelle Vague. Nars himself handpicked each clip from over 50 of his favourite movies, and the footage comprises 85 percent of the documentary.

Global premier 12th September 2023. Run time: 90 minutes.  Available in the UK via download on the following platforms: Apple TV, Google Play, YouTube Movies and Vimeo on Demand.


Immerse yourself in the world of all things fashion and hair, with a retrospective exhibition of Celebrity Hair Stylist Sam McKnight’s unique wig collection.  Showcasing 8 wigs from his styling archive, including vintage fashion from Vivienne Westwood and a Dries Van Noten outfit, each look will share insight into Sam’s Fashion Show heritage. The Iconic Sam McKnight Wig Exhibition at Selfridges London,  11th to 25th September 2023.

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