November 10th, 2023
The latest release from e.l.f. Cosmetics is Glow Reviver Lip Oil (£8) which will nourish and hydrate your lips while enhancing your pout’s natural glow. This revitalizing tinted lip oil is a lip care-makeup hybrid. The non-sticky formula imbues your pout with a sheer tint of colour and glass-like shine while boosting your lips’ natural hue. With its ultra-plush applicator, slick your lips in nourishing oils and pucker up to a flattering, high-shine finish. Available in seven shades from boots and superdrug. Hot off the Press
We love Ruby Hammer so were thrilled to see she had dropped a new product. Cheek Colour (£24) is a lightweight, buildable cream cheek colour, formulated in Korea with skin-friendly ingredients to maintain moisture balance and complement all skin tones. This non-greasy formulation effortlessly glides on, imparting a natural flush of buildable colour. Infused with hydrating and nourishing ingredients, the combination of these skin-friendly elements and pigments seamlessly melts into the skin, delivering a flawless satin finish. Available in three shades: Red – a bold and beautifully bright red that mimics the skin’s natural flush; Pink – a vibrant fuchsia pink that can be worn sheer or built up for a brighter pop of colour and Nude – a multipurpose shade that gives the perfect neutral shimmer for enhancing all skin tones.
“Blush instantly revitalises a lacklustre complexion, providing an immediate healthy glow. When creating our Cheek Colours, the goal was to develop versatile shades that can be applied boldly or sheered out seamlessly to match the fairest to the deepest skin tones.” said Ruby. Available now from rubyhammer.
bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Luminising Tinted Moisturiser (£32.50) Reveal your inner glow with this new ultra-luminous skin tint that boosts hydration instantly and over time for a healthy glow that comes from within. With broad spectrum Mineral SPF 20 UV protection, vegan hyaluronic acid and 100% mineral pigments and pearls, this all-over tint is the ultimate fusion of skincare and colour, providing intense hydration and a universally flattering sun-kissed glow.
bareMinerals Mineralist Brow Pencil & Brow Gel (£18) Effortlessly enhance your brows. With a retractable micro-teardrop tip and argan oil-enriched formula, this foolproof brow pencil fills and defines brows, while nourishing hairs. Expect 12-hour smudge-, fade- and sweat-proof wear with five natural shades that promise fuller, beautiful brows. Both available now from bareminerals.
Milk Makeup’s Hydro Grip Primer (£35) is a silicone-free gel formula made with 94% natural ingredients that also works to hydrate the skin. Enriched with niacinamide and aloe water, it is invisible against the skin as it helps to create a smooth base while adding additional moisture that helps to leave the skin ready for makeup. Formulated with blue agave extract, it works to form a grippy (but never sticky) layer that locks in makeup, leaving it looking freshly applied for up to 12 hours. The airless container keeps formula fresh and ensures all product gets used. Available now at spacenk.
Skin Gym Super Juicy Spray Mist (£16) is a lightweight facial spray that deeply hydrates, soothes and plumps the skin with every spritz. Featuring a unique jelly formula, Super Juicy is packed with key ingredients including collagen and squalane to lock in moisture while quenching the skin for a soft, smooth appearance. It brightens and hydrates the complexion with an added dose of a ceramide and copper peptide that helps strengthen the skin barrier. Available now from boots. Hot off the Press
Forest Spa Finland’s Nordic Adaptogen Serum (£110) has won ‘Best Serum’ at the Nordic Natural Beauty Awards. The serum is powered by highest potency all-natural adaptogens which are proven to support and protect the complexion. This super-natural serum promotes renewed radiance and optimal skin health. Specifically developed to help redress the impact of stress on the skin, it works to strengthen the skin’s barrier, and helps compromised complexions transition back to a place of resilience and radiance, while the unique Forest Spa scent brings calm and balance to both skin and mind. Available now from forestspafinland.
SOS Serum Skincare SOS H2O (£17) A non-greasy, lightweight daily moisture boost with SPF 30. Boasts a silky texture which is rapidly absorbed by the skin. Formulated with active plant stem cells to stimulate new skin cell production and improve skin elasticity, while low molecular weight hyaluronic acid locks in essential moisture for smooth, soft, healthy-looking skin. Also contains anti-ageing ingredients that have been shown to reduce wrinkles, improve skin firmness, tone and significantly improve skin hydration.
SOS Serum Skincare SOS Night (£17) A unique and patented formulation that contains three Bio-Active ingredients with inter-related sleep time activation, to work individually and collectively during your nightly triptic stages of skin cell regeneration. Contains red algae sea moss from the Icelandic coast area (Chondrus Crispus Extract) which provides a rich source of nutrients for skin and allows ‘plumping while sleeping’, and cranberry (Vaccinium Macrocarpon Fruit Extract) a safer, retinol alternative. Both available from sosserum and amazon.
Rawr Beauty have a wide range of reusable 3D latex-free synthetic silk lashes (£8 each). With a thin but durable band and glue, their 14 styles will amp up the volume of your natural lashes. We love Striplash Blush perfect for daytime wear, Striplash Flutter soft feathered lashes and Striplash Noir long and glamourous, to open up the eyes for a more dramatic look. And if you need help applying them, visit any of their salons across the country and they’ll help you apply your lashes for £17. Available now from rawbeauty.
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A long-awaited flagship store is coming to Carnaby Street this week as award-winning cult makeup and skincare brand Sculpted by Aimee is opening its UK flagship store at 20 Foubert’s Place, Carnaby.
The latest stage in 30-year-old founder and CEO Aimee Connolly’s trailblazing trajectory towards the top of the global makeup and skincare industry, Sculpted by Aimee’s debut to London will boast the brand’s impressive portfolio of over 110 cruelty-free, multi-purpose products. But it doesn’t end there: expert advice and artistry from its team of professional makeup artists will also be available in its new 884 sq ft of stunning retail space.
Local shoppers and brand fans can experience the brand’s eponymous ‘Five Minute Face’ service at its new makeup stations. Offering a comprehensive service menu, the store’s team of expert makeup artists will be on hand to shade match, offer tailored consultations, provide makeup applications for special occasions or express services for consumers on the go. The second floor, opening in January 2024, features a unique event space set up for training and experiential consumer events and masterclasses.
The National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) has appointed Caroline Larissey as their new Chief Executive. Formerly the organisation’s Director of Quality and Standards, Caroline is a well-known and respected expert in her field and begins the role with immediate effect.
Caroline’s early career saw her working her way through the ranks, from joining the sector as a YTS learner at 16, to stylist, beauty therapist, business owner, further education lecturer and progressing on to National Training Manager (2002). She was also the National 14-19 Diploma Project Lead for hair and beauty at Habia (2006), Head of Standards and Qualifications for SkillsActive, incorporating Habia (2013) and the Director of Quality and Standards at the NHBF (2018).
In her time with the NHBF, Caroline is widely recognised and respected across the sector for her contributions to the development of standards, quality, and guidance to support the recognition and value of the sector. She has continued to champion the employer’s and practitioners voice, acting as a conduit between the industry, professional bodies, Government agencies, departments, and ministers on issues that affect the sector. She is also an active chairperson, vice president, ambassador, advisor, and board member of various industry, Government, quality assurance, regulatory, education groups across the sector.
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