Priceline: The Beauty Prescription Live 2018 - Cruelty Free Recap
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Priceline: Beauty Prescription Live showcase where I met the brands and learnt about all the new beauties hitting Priceline shelves soon. Priceline is your destination for all things health and beauty and they stock a lot of brands which do not test on animals, YAY!
In this blog post I am going to share cruelty free new arrivals landing in Priceline in the coming months and the products I can't wait to try. If you are slowly transitioning to cruelty free consider some of these amazing products next time you're in store.
While they didn't have them at the event I can tell you that Ardell will be releasing magnetic lashes! This new and innovative product is sweeping the world and while I am yet to try the concept you know I will be the first to try the Ardell Magnetic Lashes when they arrive - stay tuned!
I love customizable palettes. Not only are they great for travelling but they allow you to fill it only with your favourite shades. So I was super excited to hear about the new Australis Customizable Palette system. From eyeshadows, blushes, bronzers and brow powders to cream and powder contour and highlighters they have a shade to suit every skin tone and style which you can house in their magnetic palette. I have swatched one of the eyeshadows and powder bronzer and they are beautifully pigmented and buttery, gliding right over the skin. I cannot wait to build up my collection!
So remember last month when I featured Face Halo, a magical microfibre disc that removed makeup with only water, on the blog (click here for results)? Well guess what? They are coming to Priceline! I am so glad they are going to be easily accessible in store but already know they will sell out fast so be quick to grab yours!
I am all about that sunkissed skin life so I was excited to see Luma is releasing a Natural Radiance Bronzing Primer. This is such a beautiful formula which blends out nicely and instantly adds warmth to the skin. It contains crushed pearl to stimulate cell regeneration and brighten the skin, grapeseed oil to hydrate and Vitamins A and E. Wear solo or under your fave foundation for a luminous glow!
I will admit I was a little distracted by the frozen yoghurt and candy buffet but I did get a sneak peek at the new Models Own Cheat Day range coming soon to Priceline. I am a huge fan of the range and use their Sculpting Powders and Lip Glosses religiously so I was excited to see a new Cheek Glaze Palette, Eyeshadow Palette and Liquid Lipstick shades being released. Keep your eyes peeled - this is guaranteed to be a popular collection!
NYX invites you to let your inner unicorn shine with their new range of Shimmer Down Pigments, Metallic Glitters and Duo Chromatic Lip Glosses! Add these highly pigmented powders and glitters to your eye makeup or anywhere you want to shine and use the gloss on it's own or as a topper over your fave lipstick to add shine and dimension. My fave gloss shade is 'Booming Retentissant' which is a pretty, pearlescent, mermaid pink.
Is it just me or are the sponges which come in cream cushion compacts thin and never blend the product out evenly? Well applying your favourite cushion compacts is now a cinch thanks to the Real Techniques Expert Air Cushion Sponge. The build in handle eliminates getting product on your fingers and you simply tap it into your fave cushion compact before blending over the skin for an airbrushed finish.
Founded by Ryan Channing, boyfriend of Olympic legend Ian Thorpe, BLAQ is renown for its Face Mask, Eye Mask and Meteor Shower Shimmer Scrub formulated with actual meteors from outer space. But what cult followers can expect next is Generation Clay, a Purifying Pink Clay Mask created with Kakadu Plum to purify, illuminate and brighten the skin. This is not packaged in their signature black packaging but instead a pink jar with white lid which is sure to look great on every vanity!
BLESSED BY NATURE
Natural and organic, Australian skincare range Blessed by Nature is another new brand to launch in Priceline with Anna Heinrich, fiancé to Bachelor Tim Robards (see below for his ambassadorship with Handsome) as ambassador. This affordable and effective range is created using ingredients obtained locally from sustainable sources for all skin types including the most sensitive.
Known for their famous beeswax lip balms, Burt's Bees has now released Micellar Cleansing Towelettes and Micellar Water. I am so happy to see this addition to their range especially since after culling my non-cruelty free range left me with little to no options! This formula is infused with natural ingredients like Australian White Cypress Oil and Honey Extract to help trap and lift away dirt and other impurities for a fresh and clean complexion.
What started with Face Cheat, the versatile 5 in 1 moisturiser, primer, illuminator, hydrator and pore minimising facial mist, has now expanded into 'Face Cheat-er' Cream Moisturiser and Glow and 'Face-It' 5 in 1 Cleanser and Glow Micellar water. Face Cheat-er does everything the OG does but it now comes in a velvety cream for 72 hour moisturisation while Face-It is an alcohol free, no rinse cleanser that removes makeup, replaces your toner, exfoliates and leaves the skin feeling hydrated and glowy. These versatile products are ideal for travelling or if you are time poor in the mornings.
New Zealand based natural beauty brand Glow Lab, which first launched at Priceline last year and is known for their nature and science based range in super luxe packaging, took the stage again showcasing their Eye Serum. I am a huge fan of their cleanser and moisturiser so I am looking forward to incorporating the firming, lifting and replenishing Eye Serum into my skincare routine. A potent mix of active anti-aging ingredients formulated to protect and treat the eye area work together to reduce the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, smooth crow's feet and lift upper eyelids. I have hooded eyes so I am keen to see the results after a couple of months of use.
Another new New Zealand skincare brand to join the Priceline portfolio, Only Good is a kinder way of caring for your skin and is 100% natural, Palm Free, Sulfate Free, Paraben Free and Cruelty Free, with effective uplifting botanicals. Their range of body wash, hand wash, skin and hair care is not only made from natural ingredients but it smells incredible too! I was kindly gifted the Only Good Balance Body Wash which contains rosehip, ylang ylang and chamomile to cleanse and restore the skin.
I am a huge fan of the Skin Republic Sheet Mask range so I was excited to learn about their new 'Youthfoil' Foil Face Sheet Mask. Infused with a double dose of Hyaluronic Acid, this high performance mask locks in moisture for younger, more nourished and luminous looking skin.
With 50,000 cans sold only 3 weeks after launch it is no wonder the Bondi Sands 1 Hour Express Tanning Foam has sold out nationwide. I put this to the test over the weekend and I can confirm the hype is real! This is a beautiful formula which creates a golden, streak-free tan in 1 hour! Leave it on longer for the darkest finish or for only 30mins if you're in a rush or only want a light to medium glow.
The makers of Skinny Tan have joined forces with PR queen Roxy Jacenko to release a limited edition 'Roxy Tan' - a 7 day ultimate dark tanner which creates a streak-free, natural looking tan. Packed with almond and sunflower oils, this formula nourishes and moisturises the skin and has a delicious coconut scent. If Roxy's gorgeous glow is anything to go by I will definitely be trying this one next!
With such a big focus on mens grooming and skincare it was nice to see some new ranges launching into Priceline.
JOHHNY'S CHOP SHOP
For guys who want well-groomed with attitude you can't look past Johnny's Chop Shop. From beard oils to hair pomades, this range fuses 1950s and 1960s retro style and modern day trend. I was gifted some beard oil and hair pomade which I know Jason cannot wait to try!
HANDSOME MEN'S SKINCARE
Chiropractor and ex-Bachelor star, Dr Tim Robards is the new ambassador of Australian-owned men's skincare range Handsome. Sat proudly on the Priceline panel (above) he explained that he takes care of what goes into his body and the same rules apply to what he puts on his skin so being the face of Handsome was a no brainer. The range is made with men in mind using natural and organic ingredients with no harsh chemicals. With products starting from $17.95, this is an affordable and quality range your man will love!
Since starting my cruelty free journey I will admit it has left my hair care options limited. But thankfully there are some new brands hitting Priceline shelves soon which I can't wait to try!
Another New Zealand addition to the Priceline family is Noughty, a Natural and Vegan Hair range focused on caring for your locks without silicones, parabens, sulphates and petrochemicals. When I visited their stand I learnt they had products targeting particular issues. For example, I have fine hair which often gets flat and oily so they recommended Pumped Up Shampoo and Conditioner to boost your hairs volume and eliminate limp hair. Their wide range of products also targets Blonde Locks, Coloured Hair, Curly Hair with serums, treatments and masks to nourish damaged hair.
Inspired by handpicked and handcrafted ingredients from Maui, the eco-friendly Maui Moisture range starts with a unique blend of 100% aloe vera juice which is then infused with pure coconut water and other powerful natural ingredients. Available in 6 amazing ranges for different hair types and textures, the shampoos and conditioners in the range are pH balanced and don't contain any nasties.
This classic haircare brand has had a makeover and is looking better than ever! Rose gold accents and packaging, their new range of brushes and hair accessories come in a variety of sizes and styles. The metallic slides and clips will have your hair looking like it stepped straight off the runway!
Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is only a cup of Bioglan Inner Glow Beauty Water Away. Infused with Hydrolysed Collagen, Aloe Vera, Coconut Water, Blue Spirulina, Natural Vitamin C and Zinc, simply mix 2 teaspoons with water to help support glowing and firm skin, strong nails and shiny hair. I sampled a chilled cup at the event and it tasted quite refreshing. If you aren't a fan of the flavour you can add lemon juice to taste or create a Mermaid Smoothie by blending 2 bananas, a cup of ice, 1/2 a cup of coconut water and 1 tablespoon of inner glow powder.
March 2018 will see the arrival of Vierra Essence, a premium Australian beauty tonic starting beauty from the inside out. Their new formula 'Forest Supreme Essence' contains 8,600mg of pomegranate extract to help plump and firm the skin. Have one serve a day either concentrated or mixed with water.
What new Priceline release are you most excited for? Let me know in the comments below.
*I was invited to this event and gifted samples of selected products. All opinions expressed are honest and my own. All photographs have been taken by me.