How Beauty Brands Are Responding to Coronavirus

Beauty brands big and small have gotten on board the hand sanitizer train, but a select few are going above and beyond during the coronavirus pandemic — offering anything from donated medical equipment to financial assistance. Right now, it’s the bigger companies that are more able to flex their resources to make a difference. This week, Unilever unveiled a list […]

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Lancôme USA Names New President, Stuart Leitch

Lancôme USA has a new brand president. Stuart Leitch, current president of retail sales and business strategy for the L'Oréal Luxe division, has been appointed to president of Lancôme USA. In his new role, effective Jan. 1, Leitch will report to Megan Grant, president of L'Oréal Luxe USA. In his most recent role, Leitch was tasked with strengthening retail partnerships […]

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This Black Friday, Beauty Is on Sale, Too

An Urban Decay Naked Palette, for 50 percent off — could it be?  This Black Friday, it could, as the beauty industry’s full embrace of the season’s promotional spirit collides with a major slowdown in makeup sales.  At Macy’s and Ulta Beauty, for example, Urban Decay’s Naked 3 Palette will indeed be 50 percent off, at $27. The Tarte Dare to […]

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These Celebrity Weight Loss Tips Are The Real Deal

We have always wondered how a celebrity can go from undesirably fat to drop dead gorgeously slim just for a movie. Their ability to simply lose or gain the weight when they need to is quite remarkable. It seems they can just lose all the weight whenever the heck they want. More recently is the case of British sensational Grammy-winner […]

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Italian Beauty Box Start-up Gains Traction With Fashion Partnerships

MILAN — In a world demanding newness on a daily basis and a market saturated with products, to find a disruptive idea doesn’t come easy. Getting inspired by disruptors and being the ambassadors of a concept and reinterpreting it with a personal touch can still create waves, though. Young Italian entrepreneurs Mario Parteli and Luca Della Croce always looked up […]

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Meet the Skin-care Brand Sourced From a 700-Acre, Private Sicilian Farm

A new Italian skin-care brand is proving that organic is potent — and chic. Furtuna Skin is a Sicilian beauty brand founded by model Agatha Relota Luczo and industry veteran Kim Walls, formerly Lime Crime's global general manager. The brand, which has been in the works for about four years, is clean and sustainable. Its ingredients are sourced from a […]

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A Changing of the Guard at Parfums Christian Dior

PARIS — There is a changing of the guard at one of the world’s largest fragrance and beauty brands — Parfums Christian Dior — after almost two decades. Laurent Kleitman has been named president and chief executive officer of the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned brand, effective Nov. 6, according to an internal announcement seen by WWD. He succeeds Claude […]

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Sephora’s Artemis Patrick on the State of Beauty: ‘Makeup Is Not Dead’

As the beauty industry enters a state of "weiji" (the Chinese word for "a critical moment"), JOMO (the joy of missing out) is key. Artemis Patrick, Sephora's executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, introduced the audience at WWD's BeautyVest to these two words, which she used to describe the current state of the beauty industry. Despite recent reports on […]

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