What to Watch: 9 Prestige Beauty Launches for Fall

Can an influx of launches stimulate the prestige market? Prestige beauty has experienced little growth over the past year, according to data from The NPD Group. The $18.7 billion market saw the most growth in the hair category, which grew 19 percent to $790 million from August 2018 to July 2019, according to NPD. Skin care was the second fastest-growing […]

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It Cosmetics Founder Jamie Kern Lima to Exit Business

The cofounders and chief executive officers of It Cosmetics, Jamie Kern Lima and her husband Paulo Lima, are leaving the business. The Limas are set to exit the business at the end of September, when their contracts are up. It's been three years since the couple sold It Cosmetics to L'Oréal for $1.2 billion. That year — 2016 — the […]

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Influence Peddler: Diana Madison Launches Skin-care Brand

Diana Madison wants to bring women to the forefront by first directing them to the back of their beauty bottles. The beauty entrepreneur, who is a creator and executive producer of the TV show "Glam Masters" with Kim Kardashian, and mother of two never paid attention to ingredients until she began experiencing post-pregnancy skin issues. While at Coachella a few […]

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Zoë Kravitz Teams With YSL Beauty on Lipstick Line

Zoë Kravitz is parlaying her signature edge into lipsticks. The actress, who became a YSL Beauty muse in 2016, teased a product collaboration with the beauty brand on Instagram Monday night. YSL Beauty quickly followed that up with the announcement of YSL x Zoë Kravitz, a lipstick collection consisting of six shades, the first of which drops today. View this […]

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Glow Recipe Is Hosting a NYC Sample Sale

Beauty, on a budget. Glow Recipe is hosting a sample sale in New York City. The Korean beauty brand, which recently got rid of its third-party distribution business, is giving its customers one final opportunity to stock up on K-beauty products. From Aug. 6 to 8, Glow Recipe will take over the space at 260 Fifth Avenue, offering up to […]

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FIT Capstones Examines Technology and Beauty

The class of 2019 graduates from the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Master of Professional Studies program in cosmetics and fragrance marketing and management presented their capstone research projects at the program’s annual Capstone Research night. This year’s research and presentations, backed by Luminess, centered on a theme of beauty and technology. Source: Read Full Article

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Dr. Barbara Sturm on the ‘New Era’ of Skin Care

For Dr. Barbara Sturm, skin care starts with science. Sturm spoke about her background as an orthopedic surgeon and how she came to launch her eponymous skin-care line. Thanks to her famous vampire facial, she shot to Internet fame through social media organically, without any sponsored content. “It’s not a strategy, it’s not marketing, it’s not paid," she said of […]

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Sephora Gets Serious About Asia

SHANGHAI–“The goal is to create this beauty community. We want to be the most-loved beauty community,” said Sephora Asia president Benjamin Vuchot. The executive was seated on the second floor of the Sephora Shanghai flagship store on Nanjing Road, sharing what the LVMH Group-owned beauty leader has in store for the region. There was plenty to share. While the retailer […]

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Sephora Commits to Inclusivity With New Campaign

  Sephora is pledging to be a more inclusive company — inside and out. The retailer is today launching a new initiative aimed at fostering a greater sense of belonging within the beauty community. "We Belong to Something Beautiful" is both a brand campaign and a pledge accompanied by a manifesto. It has been in the works for at least […]

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Why Amazon’s Private Label Beauty Brand Matters

Amazon has launched private-label beauty, and U.S. retailers need to be paying attention. Amazon's first private-label skin-care line, called Belei, has 12 stockkeeping units that hit all major trends: free-from, earth-friendly packaging and affordable price points, said Wendy Liebmann, chief executive officer at WSL Strategic Retail. "They have ticked a lot of boxes in terms of hot trends," she noted. […]

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