Posts Tagged: cosmetics

Who IS Barry M?

Barry M is a cult-favourite colour cosmetics brand and has been around for over THREE decades! But who IS Barry M? Well, throwback to the 1970s when a young man began selling a range of beauty products on a stall on Dalston’s Ridley Road Market! His name was Barry Mero, and after expanding to a… Read more »

Pat McGrath’s Phantom 002 Makeup Kit

Make-up artist and Global Creative Director at Max Factor, Pat McGrath, is expanding her range of cosmetics. After sharing hints on Instagram of obsidian lacquered lips, holographic oil spills, and faces painted with smatterings of glittering metallics, McGrath launched Phantom 002 at an exclusive launch party hosted by Vogue magazine and held at Kellogg’s Diner in New… Read more »

Covent Garden’s House of Tilbury…

Look what is being erected in Covent Garden, just around the corner from us at Veblen…Charlotte Tilbury’s FIRST stand-alone store! It seems that Covent Garden is fast becoming a hub for stand-alone stores for luxury beauty brands. We have Dior, Burberry Beauty, Jo Malone, Urbvan Decay, Kiko, Bobby Brown, Mac to name but a few,… Read more »

Lippistix – the INGENIOUS Lipstick Sampler!

Testing lipstick on the back of your hand or selecting the wrong shade may be a thing of the past, all thanks to the lipstick sampling product, Lippistix. Developed by Carolyn Devitt, Lippistix helps consumers to test lip colour in-store or at home before buying the end product. Simply select your desired shade and place… Read more »

Burt of Burt’s Bees Passes Away Age 80

Burt Shavitz, the beekeeper, co-founder and namesake of natural personal care company Burt’s Bees, has passed away at the age of 80. The company was started by a chance encounter. Beekeeping Burt sold honey from a roadside stand, and pulled over one day in 1984 to pick up hitchhiker Roxanne Quimby. Roxanne impressed Burt with… Read more »

Superdrug to Launch First Open House Event…

UK beauty retailer Superdrug is hosting its first ever Open House event to speak to new beauty brands on Wednesday 29th April in central London. This is a unique opportunity for undiscovered brands to launch their product to the UK health and beauty market, whilst gaining invaluable support and advice from high street experts. Buying… Read more »

The World’s FIRST Custom Mascara

Launching exclusively to Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge, beauty brand Eyeko is bringing customisation to the next level by offering the world’s first personalised mascara service. Customers can visit the beauty bar for a consultation leading to the creation of their very own bespoke, monogrammed mascara. Whether it’s dramatic, long lashes or natural, fluttery ones, Eyeko’s… Read more »

MAC vs. the Partners in Design…

Famed for its celebrity collaborations, MAC Cosmetics’ latest team consists of fashion designers and illustrators, couple Isabel and Ruben Toledo. Renowned for their award-winning and imaginative work, the pair has collaborated with MAC on a range of colour cosmetics including mascaras, lipsticks and eyeliners. There is also a specially designed powder/blush brush and make-up bag…. Read more »

Korea to be Cruelty Free…

Korea has taken its first steps towards a cruelty-free cosmetics industry, with a ban on animal testing for finished cosmetics products. The South Korean government announced this week their plans to end testing on animals for cosmetics. The news comes following two years of work between Cruelty Free International and South Korea’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural… Read more »

Drew’s PETA News…

Drew Barrymore’s line of beauty products, Flower Beauty, has joined PETA US’ list of cruelty-free cosmetics companies and its Beauty Without Bunnies programme. The company has just provided PETA US with assurance that it does not conduct, commission or pay for tests on animals anywhere in the world, a move that has landed Flower Beauty on PETA US’ Beauty Without… Read more »