December 1st, 2023
Warpaint favourite Ruby Hammer has another new release out, hot on the heels of her cheek colour sticks. Mascara & Brow Duo (£28) is a double-ended product that will nourish and condition lashes and brows with the multi-peptide infused formulations. Hot off the Press
The mascara end has a a micro-wand, designed to coat every lash from root to tip. The ultra-conditioning, tubing formulation is infused with caffeine, copper tri-peptides, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, tri-peptides and pentapeptides to strengthen lashes with each wear. The other end has a lightweight, clear brow sculpting gel enriched with nourishing and fortifying actives. Infused with caffeine, panthenol, arginine, alanine and tripetides to condition and strengthen the hairs with every use. The micro spiral brush is perfect for precise application. Keeps brows in place while conditioning hairs for a healthier, fuller appearance.
Ruby said “Taking three years to develop, I wanted a mascara that lengthens and defines lashes instantly, whilst making them stronger and healthier over time. This is the white t-shirt of mascaras – a staple in everyone’s wardrobe. It gently lifts and defines without clogging and can be removed with just warm water”. Available now from rubyhammer.
e.l.f. x Jennifer Coolidge Dirty Pillows Lip Kit (£25) is a luxe, limited-edition lip kit—featuring a trio of pout-plumping essentials and a mirror—created with the fabulous Jennifer Coolidge. The ultimate trio for creating Jennifer’s signature nude lip look: a plumped-up, shiny pout in a new rosy pink shade that works well on all skin tones. The set comprises O Face Satin Lipstick a satin-finish lipstick with a next-to-nothing feel in Dirty Pillows (rosy pink); Lip Plumping Gloss a high-shine lip gloss with serious plumping power in shade Swollen (creamy light pink), Cream Glide Lip Liner – a creamy lip liner with super-smooth application in shade Fill Frontal (neutral brown) and a gold mirror – embellished with Lips are the Mirror to Your Soul. Available now from elfcosmetics.
What’s better than the welcoming warmth of a steaming mug of mulled wine on a crisp night? This season, look to the most festive beverage for your next monochrome autumnal makeup aesthetic. Think cozy tones of winter spices simmered in warming red wine across eyes, cheeks, and lips. & Other Stories matte and satin textures in different deep burgundy hues really bring the trend to life. Try the Sleek Persona Ultra Matte Lipstick (£13) a long-lasting and highly pigmented lipstick with a true matte finish and moisturising properties. The easy-to-use formula glides onto the lips with excellent spreadability, while film forming ingredients leave a light protective coat on the lips and micronised powder pigments ensure an even colour pay-off. Blurring ingredients reduce the appearances of fines lines and wrinkles giving a soft-focus effect on the lips.
Burnt Cinnamon Cheek & Lip Tint (£17) is a creamy and high-pigmented formula designed for cheeks and lips. It melts into the skin, leaving a natural glow and satin finish with buildable coverage. Enriched with natural candelilla and carnauba wax and vitamin E to moisturise the lips and skin.
Pair your darker makeup look with Maroon Joie Nail Polish (£8) a highly pigmented natural origin nail polish that gives an intense gloss and brilliant shine that lasts and lasts. The solvents in the formula are derived from corn, wheat, manioc and sugar cane. All available now from stories.
Aussie cosmeceutical brand Skinstitut™ has just launched in the UK along with three new Power Serums, each created to target a different skincare need. Formulated to hero high-performing actives at concentrated doses to boost, balance and support skin’s best health – Skinstitut’s new serum trio is dermatologist endorsed for proven results, combining proven active ingredients at ideal concentrations to ensure maximum skin tolerability, product stability and efficacy. 10% Vitamin C Super Serum (£49) formulated to target skin exhibiting dullness and discolouration, it brightens overall skin tone, improves pigmentation, UV damage, melasma, ageing and skin inflammation. Formulated with ascorbyl glucoside, ferulic acid, kakadu plum extract and liquorice extract. 1% Hyaluronic Complex Serum (£49) formulated to target dry and dehydrated skin and loss of elasticity. This replenishing formula contains multiple weights of hyaluronic acid to penetrate deep into the epidermis for up to 72 hours of hydration. Formulated with hyaluronic acid complex, pentavitin and vitamin B5 (panthenol). 10% Niacinamide Power Serum (£49) formulated to target sensitised, acne-prone and ageing skin types, or those with a compromised skin barrier. Strengthens the lipid barrier, helps to soothe inflammation and redness and helps to prevent blemishes. Formulated with niacinamide, probiotic complex, cucumber seed oil and aloe vera. Available now from skinstitut and laser clinics nationwide.
FaceWise is a skin care range offering nourishing, gentle skincare that is formulated to naturally low in salicylates. Created by award-winning British actress, director, producer and entrepreneur, Sharon Maughan, following personal health struggles linked to salicylates. Suitable for all genders and skin types, the brand has launched a quad of products for those who suffer from sensitive skin and for those seeking a gentle, ingredient-led option. The range includes: Melting Cleansing Balm (£39.95) reacts to body heat to revive skin and cleanse away dirt and make-up. Sweet almond oil ensures skin remains moisturised without clogging pores. Cocoa butter and rock samphire extract ensure skin feels both clean and supple. Essential Eye Cream (£18.95) a combination of vitamins A, E and F, all found in shea butter, aid the skin in producing collagen. Hyaluronic acid hydrates, helping to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin feeling refreshed. Revitalising Face Oil (£19.95) blended with intensely nutritious Kalahari melon seed oil which is rich in omega-6 fatty acids and rock samphire extract. Moisturising Day Cream (£21.95) delivers a nourishing daily boost, formulated with hyaluronic acid and shea butter while rock samphire promotes brightness uniformity and cell renewal leaving skin feeling refreshed. Available now from facewise.
Turn back the clock with newly launched skincare brand Skinbunny, and their age-defying Under Eye Enhancer (£19.99). Clinically proven to dramatically reduce wrinkles, bags and dark circles from around the eye area in an instant – with the effects lasting for up to 10 hours. The hardworking formula won’t leave skin feeling dry or irritated. Available now from skinbunny.
Scamp & Dude regularly have charitable collaborations, and we are loving their current one, Swag Bags With Purpose. They have launched a range of multi-use, wipe clean Makeup Bags (£25 small/£35 large) in conjunction with industry names, with proceeds going to nominated charities. £10 from each small and £15 from the large size is donated, with the company aiming to raise £160,000 for charity. Ruby Hammer’s black and red foiled leopard print and lightning bolt bag supports Parkinsons UK, in memory of her late father. Caroline Hirons’ khaki with pink camo raises money for Diabetes UK while Ruth Crilly’s pink and gold lightning bolt bag is for the Bristol Children’s Hospital. MUA Adeola Gboyega’s black with pink foil star bags support Black Women Rising, while Sam Chapman’s hot pink with metallic turquoise foil leopard are in aid of Refuge. Two more designs will be released later this month: Hannah Martin’s red with neon pink and gold foil snow leopard design supports Future Dreams and Sali Hughes’ blue with black and gold foil snow leopard pattern is in aid of her own charity Beauty Banks. All available to order/preorder now from scampanddude
Forest Spa Finland have announced a collaboration with talented Finnish print designer Jonna Saarinen. The brand’s product packaging is timeless, functional and as sustainable as possible, but they’ve had some fun with the limited-edition Forest Treasures cosmetic bag which takes inspiration from autumnal walks in the forest.
Jonna said: Though the leaves change colour in the autumn, deep in the forest the strong dark greens remain all year round, and scattered across the forest floor you can find beautiful red, blue, and yellow patterns formed by the berries and the mushrooms that have arrived. These evergreen branches and autumn colours formed the design and were created by hand painting the shapes and textures, that were collaged together to form the pattern. They really showcase the Forest Spa product ingredients, and the natural beauty of the Finnish forest. I had great fun working on it!”
Jonna Saarinen is a graduate of the Royal College of Arts in London, and now designs from her studio in Southern Finland. The ‘Forest Treasures’ cosmetic bag by Jonna Saarinen is a limited-edition gift with any purchase at forestspafinland available from 1st December while stocks last.
Treatwell, Europe’s leading marketplace and SaaS dedicated to the beauty and wellness industry, has announced their new CEO is Claire Davenport. With a career distinguished by expertise in digital marketplaces, well-loved brands, new technologies and a profound commitment to the value of people, Davenport is set to lead Treatwell into a new era of growth and innovation.
“I am thrilled to be joining Treatwell at this pivotal moment,” said Claire. “The opportunity to make beauty services more accessible and convenient for people, and support salons’ prosperity, aligns with my drive to simplify and streamline everyday life – for both consumers and businesses – through the power of technology“.
The National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) was quoted this week in the House of Commons during a debate about aesthetics regulation. The UK’s largest hair & beauty trade body had raised concerns about a concerning bias emerging in the Government consultation process. The consultation, which is now closed, will inform the shape of the government’s licencing regime for non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
In September this year, the NHBF wrote to Steve Brine, the Conservative MP for Winchester and Chair of the Health and Social Care Committee in Parliament, outlining concerns regarding the pre-consultation process related to aesthetics regulation. It was felt that more medical organisations than beauty organisations were being consulted, which the NHBF suggested caused confusion and a bias narrative in the consultation document.
The Minister responsible for aesthetics regulation, Maria Caulfield replied that a total of 12,000 responses were received during the consultation period, with similar numbers of aesthetic practitioners and healthcare professionals participating. She also noted that this was one of the highest number responses received for a Government consultation.
Caroline Larissey, NHBF chief executive, said, “We are pleased that the Chair of the Health & Social Care Committee has raised the concerns of the sector during a debate in Parliament with the Minister in the Department for Health and Social Care, Maria Caulfield. NHBF continues to be fully engaged in shaping the licensing regime for non-surgical cosmetic procedures, including collaboration with sector colleagues through the Beauty Industry Group. We look forward with interest to the Government response to the consultation early in the new year.”
The NHBF remains committed to actively participating in the ongoing consultation process and will continue to advocate for a fair and balanced regulatory framework that supports the needs and interests of sector businesses.
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