#BeautyRecap: December 29th, 2015



Young cosmetic scientist creates own line of lipsticks for people of colour | Essence.com

Why are women of colour still having trouble finding foundation shades? | Cosmopolitan.com

21 beauty predictions from the Stella team | Telegraph.co.uk

Kylie Jenner responds to claims that she repackaged Colourpop lipsticks for her line | Seventeen.com

LA brand Kosas launches small-batch lipsticks | Racked.com

Ulta and other beauty brands are Amazon-proof | Nasdaq.com, WSJ.com

An overview of US retailers return policies, so you can get what you really want for the holidays | Bustle.com

Why do Colombian men like to get their nails done? | BBC.com

P&G (soon COTY-owned) Olay to increase sales by reducing choice | WSJ.com

Formula X announces #ColorCurators, 10 beauty experts who will help create new shades | PRNewswire.com

Lip liner was Elle Goulding’s gateway makeup | Inquirer.net

Gucci Westman’s New Years skin care tips, glowy not glittery | NYTimes.com

A recap of big beauty moments from 2015 | HuffingtonPost.com

A recap of big beauty blogger moments from 2015 | Bustle.com

Why Anastasia Beverly Hills is the most followed beauty brand on Instagram | Digiday.com

The reality of Christmas at a Selfridges beauty counter, 126 lipsticks sold an hour | Telegraph.co.uk

Cane + Austin expands into Bergdorf Goodman and Birchbox | WWD.com – Paywall

Jen Atkin launches Ouai hair care | WWD.com



New skin care launches from Label Young, Nature Republic, Deoproce, TheSAEM, and more! | Kinseng.org

New make up launches from Apieu, Laneige, Etude House, TheSAEM, IPKN, and more! | Kinseng.org

Department store chain Shinsegae signs deal with Italian cosmetic manufacturer Intercos to develop in-house lines | Reuters.com, WWD.com – Paywall

Chinese companies aggressively targetting South Korean companies for mergers and acquisitions | Hani.co.kr

Nepalese cosmetic industry suffers due to unofficial trade embargo | Kathmandupost.com

Korean retailer Peach & Lily opens in Macy’s | Bustle.com, WWD – Paywall

North Indian police bust gang who were making fake cosmetics | Nyoooz.com

Cosmax, a cosmetic manufacturer, has big plans for its Ohio plant | Cleveland.com

China hosts the first Health and Beauty international contest for makeup artists | WomenofChina.cn

Cosmetic surgery for Kuwaiti men on the rise | ArabtimesOnline.com

Unilever India in talks to buy Indulekha, an ayurvedic haircare brand | Presstelegraph.com

Too Cool For School is the latest Korean beauty brand making the grade abroad | Wallpaper.com

Amway’s first Indian manufacturing plant comes online | TheHindu.com

Korean beauty educator moves into direct sales market | Sunstar.com.ph

Kose expands into India with 200 tailored stores | WWD.com

Kao’s earnings expected to jump 16%, when earnings are announced | Nikkei.com

Shiseido completes acquisition of Serge Lutens perfumes | PremiumBeautyNews.com

Sustainability and Outreach

President Obama signs in 2017 plastic microbead ban for cosmetics and toiletries | House.gov

Canada bans the use of prostaglandins and limits the use of methylisothiazolinone and mehylchloroisothiazolinone | HC-SC.gc.ca

Athlete Stephen Curry provides 400 families food and personal care packages | ABC7News.com

Are Dior, Clinique, Clarins, and other brands illegally marketing “cruelty-free” products? | Peta.org.uk

Op-Ed on why Canada needs to end animal testing for cosmetics | Huffingtonpost.ca

Jo Malone to plant memorial fragrance garden in the Hamptons | Hamptons-Magazine.com

Market and Industry

Top story of 2015: COTY and P&G’s beauty mega-deal | WWD.com

Henkel challenges COTY’s purchase of Brazilian supermarket chain | Reuters.com

COTY begins process to acquire beauty brands from P&G | Scoop.co.nz

Saudi Arabia imported more than 44 million kilos of cosmetics in 2015 | GDNOnline.com

Solazyme wins arbitration over patent infringement of its algae products | Businesswire.com

Will Halal cosmetics be the next big trend? | Mic.com

ULTA’s earnings at a glance | UptickAnalyst.com

Research and Ingredients

4 year Danish project on nanomaterials deems them likely to be safe when applied topically | MST.dk – PDF

MERCK launches new deep blue pigment for cosmetics | EMDgroup.com

Interesting Reads

Makeup artist without hands follows her dreams | RT.com

“I quit makeup and my skin became terrible” | MarieClaire.com

What makes this $1000 haircut worth it? | Entrepreneur.com

The first time we used cosmetics to catch a murderer | Gizmodo.com

How to make a living by returning expensive things | Vice.com

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