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October 20th, 2023

October 20th, 2023

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From The Contemporary Edit comes The Make-Up Artist Journal (£40) the first bespoke organiser and must-have tool for MUAs. This luxury organiser has been designed by MUAs for MUAs, to allow them to have their creative and business information in one place to assist with improving efficiency, planning and workflow. The A5 journal allows you to capture bookings, notes, finances, clients, season trends, creative designs and more with meticulously thought out sections and unique face charts that have been defined, developed and designed by two professional MUAs.  Hot off the Press

Made with vegan soft touch leather and 185 pages of FSC-certified sustainably sourced paper.  Available from 31st October, exclusively from Guru Makeup Emporium.


The Omorfia Sixty range of makeup brushes (from £18.99) dry in just 60 seconds after washing due to the brand’s Quick Drying Omorfia Fiber Technology. The Five Brush Set (£69.99) includes Powder Power Sixty, Foundation Flawless Sixty, Contour Queen Sixty, Highlighter Heaven Sixty and Concealer Sixty.

The brushes were developed to not unnecessarily and excessively absorb and waste valuable makeup product before applying to the skin. Each brush gives an even distribution of product for a flawless, airbrushed finish.  With wooden handles and high-density, high-quality synthetic fibre bristles.  Cruelty-free and vegan-friendly.  Available from omorfiamakeup.


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Everlasting Brows has launched a new iridescent Double Sided Eyeliner Pencil Eye-Edge (£7.95) to accentuate and add a beautiful hint of sparkle to your eyes just in time for the festive period. This dreamy doubled sided eyeliner pencil features two shades: Heavenly Black to define the eyes and Glitter to add a subtle hint of shimmer, making it the perfect make-up staple to transition your look from day to night. This versatile pencil can be used as a standalone eyeliner to define the eyes, craft the perfect feline flick or smoky eye look, or you can combine both shades to create beautiful mesmerising eyes that glisten and sparkle, a ‘must have’ for the party season.  Available now from everlastingbrows.


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Launched this month, Botanical Elixir is the trailblazing, organic skincare brand with soul. Inspired by female-founder Laura’s experience growing up in Botswana and Eswatini, the range is a celebration of plant-based African ingredients and the transformative effect they can have on the skin. Harnessing the power of the natural world’s super-ingredients, everything is ethically sourced, sustainable, vegan and cruelty free. Luna Essence (£52) facial oil concentrate is a concentrated blend of bioactive, certified-organic botanical oils that moisturise, revitalise, and soothe the delicate skin on the face, neck, and décolleté.  Suitable for all skin types, the key actives include bio-retinols, bakuchiol, vitamins A,C & E and antioxidants to reduce oxidative damage while maintaining healthy cellular levels. Uplifting neroli is combined with calming lavender and soothing chamomile for relaxing fragrance.  Available now from botanical-elixir


The organic beauty experts at Green People have introduced the new and improved Firming Eye Serum (£18). The new formulation works to tone, soothe and hydrate tired, puffy eyes naturally. The skin-firming favourite now uses 94% organically farmed ingredients and is even more effective at toning and hydrating the skin thanks to the addition of Bacillus Ferment. This natural extract supports skin regeneration and reduces water loss for firm and radiant skin. Gentle on the delicate eye area, a light chamomile fragrance soothes tired eyes so that they feel fresh as a daisy while earthy frankincense oil helps fade fine lines. Presented in a recyclable squeezy tube that dispenses the perfect amount, this silky eye serum is Vegan Society-approved and cruelty free.  Available now from greenpeople.


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Sienna X, the professional tan brand, has created a range of festive crackers containing their best-selling skincare and tan products, that make great gifts – or treats for yourself. Gradual Self Tan Rose Water (£19.99) infused with 250 drops of sunshine per bottle, this hydrating rose water blends seamlessly into your skincare routine, allowing you to control and build your perfect tan. Formulated with chicory root extract, known for rebalancing and replenishing the skin while protecting it from the environment, while organic rose extract and rose geranium oil maintain the skin’s PH balance, controlling excess oil.  This can be found in the Radiant Rose Cracker.

Self Tan Concentrated Serum Drops (£14.99) are ideal for keeping on top of your facial glow. These drops elevate any skincare routine, ensuring a radiant complexion all winter long. These 325+ drops of sunshine can be added to your AM or PM moisturiser, with a luxury buildable formula that you can reapply until you reach the glow you love. Skin stays hydrated thanks to a blend of shea butter and vitamin E while a radiant, holiday-looking glow develops in just a few short hours.  This cracker includes a free mini mitt.  All products are vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and free from any common irritants. Available now from sienna-x.


Bblonde Toning Drops (£9.99) allow you to maintain your desired colour of blonde as part of your normal hair care routine, giving you the choice as to how often and how much you wish to tone your hair.  Available in platinum, atomic and silver, they will instantly neutralise yellow and brassy tones and can be applied as and when needed.  Just add to your shampoo or conditioner.  Formulated with glycerine and hydrolysed soy protein to help condition damaged hair and prevent breakage, as well as hydrate the scalp and mend hair fibres.  Available now from boots. Hot off the Press


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ARDELL Demi Wispies (£5.99) have been seen everywhere recently.  These lashes are full, fluttery, slightly curvaceous and have a graduated mixed length, with flared outer corners for added definition. These lashes feature an invisible, lightweight band that connects the hair strands to form a strip that ensures secure corners. They are knotted and feathered by hand for perfect uniformity, absolute comfort and an outstanding natural look.

Regina King’s MUA Maria Asadi revealed she’d used them to complete Regina’s natural elevated glam and bronzy goddess energy look that she’d created for fashion week. This week Georgia Harrison was glowing at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards and her makeup artist Kourtney Hammett revealed that she used Demi Wispies to complete Georgia’s bronzed glowy makeup look.  Available now from boots.

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ISOCLEAN, the leading UK-based cosmetic hygiene company, has announced the launch of the Creator Club, a groundbreaking initiative designed to empower and support creators in the cosmetics industry. Founded by Benjamin Moffat, an entrepreneur with a passion for ethical and disruptive business practices, the Creator Club aims to reshape the dynamics of influencer and brand relationships by offering a fair and mutually beneficial partnership.

We believe that creators are an integral part of our industry, and they deserve to be valued and rewarded for their hard work,” said Benjamin. “The Creator Club is our commitment to redefining the influencer-brand relationship, ensuring that creators are celebrated for their contributions and, if they so desire, to be assisted in developing their own brand.”

The first limited-edition collaboration was with Rebekah Eller which saw the brand’s first scented brush cleaner, with notes of Bulgarian rose, coriander, peach, jasmine and mandarin orange.  The next collab launches next week with Ebony Turner, aka inked_bone, a full-time TikTok creator.  Launching on 24th October, Ebony’s scented brush cleaner not only kills 99.9% of harmful bacteria but also leaves brushes smelling beautifully luxurious. Top notes are saffron and jasmine; middle notes are amberwood and ambergris; base notes are fir resin and cedar.


Lisa Eldridge has launched lisa&me a loyalty programme for her customers, with retrospective recognition.  This means any purchases made via the website, prior to the launch of the programme, will also count towards rewards alongside future purchases.  This was a non-negotiable for Lisa as she feels that she owes the growth of her brand to each and every person that showed it love, support and loyalty right from the beginning. Join the lisa&me programme here.


Celf® Micro-Vibration Skincare Therapy is a revolutionary micro-vibrational beauty tech tool that’s set to transform evening skincare routines as it literally clicks onto the top of an electric toothbrush. Retailing at £39.99 for 3 month’s supply – the Ceif Dermal Head and 30ml Glide Serum containing ultra-pure hyaluronic acid – it is new to the market and currently available from and soon to be on Amazon, with more stockists to follow.

Celf is a game-changer for the nighttime beauty ritual. Designed to fit effortlessly onto an Oral-B iO electric toothbrush, Celf is the world’s first micro-vibration collagen regeneration tool. It works from the inside out, giving skin that coveted ‘bounce’ while providing professional skincare results at home – all at a fraction of the cost, with no downtime. Independent clinical trials have shown remarkable results, over eight weeks of routine 2-minute evening use.  The dynamic duo of tool and serum, in conjunction with an Oral-B iO toothbrush, stimulates collagen production, exfoliates gently, and enhances blood flow and nutrient delivery.


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