Escentual Loves: #SunPoverty, Coola & Met Gala Trends

Escentual Loves

Want to be in the know with the best stories in the beauty and fashion industry? We’re in the business of beauty, so you can be sure that we’ll deliver only the most exciting news stories in the industry; from behind the scenes at Escentual, our favourite new celebrity brand faces to trends to try at home from the Met Gala, you’ve got all this and more to look forward to in this month’s edition of Escentual Loves





Sun Poverty is Back for 2023!

sun poverty

Our Sun Poverty campaign is back for the third time, and we plan to go bigger and better than ever with the mission to donate 20,000 sunscreens across the UK to the children who need them most. How can you help? When you buy any Escentual Sunscreen SPF50+, you’ll donate sunscreen to a child without sun cream access.


We Launched Coola



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The Escentual team have been working hard to launch the Californian suncare brand Coola on-site. Who are they? Chris Birch founded Coola when he discovered his parents were both diagnosed with skin melanoma. Coola is now loved globally for its organic, vegan formulas that are also cruelty-free.


Dermalogica: Courtney Cox



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Friends star Courtney Cox is now the face of the skincare brand Dermalogica. Courtney Cox was introduced to Dermalogica while on the show as props in Rachael and Monica’s Bathroom.


Met Gala Makeup Looks To Try


Everyone is talking about the Met Gala’s incredible fashion looks, but can we talk bout the makeup? Our favourite beauty trends spotted on the red carpet include the doe eye dark lower lash line look, the return of the soft smokey eye and embellished rhinestone makeup. And, the best bit? All of these are easy to try at home!


The Bald Lash Line


Celebrities like Billie Eilish and Emma Chamberlain rocked a lick of dark eyeliner on the bottom lash line to create a doe-eye look.


Billie Eilish



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Emma Chamberlain



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The Soft Smokey Eye


There’s a smokey eye revival from the noughties, with Paris bringing back her signature look and stars like Kate Moss also wearing the smokey eye.


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Kate Moss



Rhinestone touches


Euphoria meets chic Met Gala makeup, with stars like Gigi Hadid adding rhinestone accents to their makeup looks. Gigi’s makeup artist Patrick Ta accessorizes her eye makeup with a gem in the centre of her lower lash line. Would you add gems to your makeup look?


Gigi Hadid



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Met Gala Trends To Add To Your Wardrobe



3D Florals


Life-size florals made from the material were seen all over the Met Gala Red Carpet. From Rihanna, who wore it draped as a cape, Paris Hilton as a subtle neck choker to Anne Hatheway, who had them sewn into her tweed dress to cover her bust.





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Anne Hathaway



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Pearls were a big trend on the Met Gala red carpet, with celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Lizzo, and Serena Williams all wearing dresses draped in reems of pearls.


Kim Kardashian



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Serena Williams



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Nails To Ask Your Nail Tech For!



Micro French


@megglui short nails for fall calling it rn! #shortnails #gelpolish #microfrench #microfrenchmani #frenchmani #nailtutorial #nailart #naildesigns #nailarttutorial ♬ pink plus white – ✿

Everyone is getting a low-key mirco french manicure. Whether you want bright colours, multi-colours or classic white tips, you can spin this trend easily to suit your style.


Vanilla Chrome


@thehotblendofficial Vanilla Chrome Nails at home🫶🍨✨🤍 All products are listed in my bio (Amazon Storefront) also linked some similar products so you can recreate this look at home😊 I hope you enjoy the tutorial! Let me know in the comments if you have any questions 💅 #diynails #vanillachromenails #glazeddonutnails #chromenails #nails ♬ original sound – The Hot Blend

Glazed doughnut nails aren’t going away soon. The latest glazed doughnut nail trend, Vanilla Chrome, is the brainchild of @thehotblendofficial. The versatile minimalist style uses neutral vanilla tones with a dusting of reflective chrome.


L’Occitane Green Initiative


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We’re proud to see our brands taking steps towards a greener future so we feel compelled to share it with you! Our brand partner L’Occitane, is becoming a more sustainable cosmetic brand by creating its personal supply chains where they know every one of its producers by name. Alongside their sustainable packaging, blue and green cleans and donations to Surfers Against Sewage.


British Beauty Council Ambassadors


British Beauty Council Ambassadors

The British Beauty Council add their first American ambassador, Bobbi Brown. Alongside UK British beauty greats Sam McKnight MBE, Mary Greenwell, Dr Ateh Jewel, Marcia Kilgore, Kathy Phillips, and Caroline Hirons. The council have taken on these seven ambassadors in light of their increasing influence on beauty standards to ensure they are supported by the most influential individuals in the beauty industry.


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