“We are proud to partner with Humane Society International, an organization that has done such thoughtful work advocating for animals everywhere,” Anna Klein, senior vice president, global corporate affairs for The Estée Lauder Companies, said in a statement. “They have been a wonderful partner and advisor as we work together towards our common goal to bring an end to cosmetics animal testing, worldwide.”
Started by Jo Horgan in the mid-nineties, Mecca Cosmetica is sort of like an Australian Sephora, offering a beauty destination where you can shop countless prestige brands, and also take advantage of beauty experts on-hand. It also has a signature line of skincare products.
The month-long trial begins on 14 June and all John Lewis shops with full-line beauty services will take part (36 shops) using TerraCycle’s Zero Waste Box solution. The trial’s purpose is to understand customer demand for beauty recycling, with a wider ambition to make the scheme permanent if successful – and we’re really hoping it will become a permanent fixture.
In a complaint filed in New York federal court on Tuesday, “eco-chic” brand Tarte claims that its younger rival Natasha Denona Make Up – the brand behind the cult-followed $200 Sunset eye-shadow palette – is “intentionally and knowingly” making use of two of its federal registered trademarks
Avon currently has stores in Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Kedah, Perak and Negeri Sembilan, among others cities in Malaysia. In 2018, the company had more than 200,000 sales representatives and 168 outlets in Malaysia.
Beijing-based company called So-Young International —there’s no pun in Chinese—raised $179 million through an initial public offering on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Think of it as the Yelp of China’s plastic-surgery market.
Allure, which is owned by Condé Nast, declined to share current figures around its beauty box subscribers, but in 2016, it reportedly had 30,000. Membership is at an all-time high, up 80% year over year in 2018, said Jill Friedson, vp of marketing for Condé Nast Beauty Collection.
Next time you find yourself watching a beauty tutorial on YouTube you may notice a new feature: try it on. A new augmented reality plugin will let users virtually try on new makeup and beauty products through a filter in their camera.
The Sa Sa Flagship Store on HKTVmall offers more than 1,200 SKUs consisting trendy skin care, make-up, fragrance and personal care products, catering the strong demand for quality beauty cosmetics products from local customers in Hong Kong.
Codex Beauty, a global, clean beauty skincare company, today announced that it has entered into their first exclusive retail partnership with SHEN Beauty, a Brooklyn-based beauty retailer specializing in natural and organic brands.
“We get a lot of the “shut up and sell me my skin care.” Any time I post anything queer, I’ll lose on average like 400 or 500 followers. Without fail. One hundred percent of the time. I get a decent amount of hate mail because I am so out.”
Over the past few months, a new crop of virtual influencers have begun to replace the human kind. Last year, Balmain hired CGI modelsfor its campaign, and more recently, Calvin Klein had Bella Hadid make out with AI-generated virtual influencer Lil Miquela, who boasts close to 2 million Instagram followers.
The moment in the episode, which was captured by fans and shared on Winnie’s Instagram Story, didn’t provide to many specifics regarding possible products, but the episode included a behind-the-scenes look at the pair’s photo shoot for whatever beauty goodies they’re working on.
Kim Kardashian wants you to start using foundation on your body. Yep, that’s right. KKW Beauty’s latest collection is one targeted at the legs, arms, and everywhere else, with the aim to “blur imperfections, enhance skin tone, and provide a flawless finish for any look.”
You can buy everything individually or buy the Skin Perfecting Body Foundation & Brush Duo for $64, the Skin Perfecting Body Shimmer Trio for $100, the Shimmer Powder for Face & Body Trio for $74, and the Complete Body Shimmer & Brush Collection for $200. So set those reminders for June 21 at noon PST, because that’s when the collection drops on kkwbeauty.com.
As Mcgrath told a group of beauty editors that the foundation, primer, and setting powder are a return to this “lab” concept, and she’s dubbed it Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection The System. In other words, it’s “a foundation system that will enable you to do exactly what we do,” McGrath explains. “Prime, prep, and perfect.”
“I believe there is always room for improvement,” the brand’s founder, Tiffany Masterson, tells Allure. “When it occurred to me that ceramides needed a more prominent place in my line, I decided to add them to a product that was already great instead of making a whole new product. I didn’t know I could like it [Lala Whipped Retro Cream] more, but I do.”
Glossier just added another essential to its family of makeup and skin care. The Brow Flick ($18) is an eyebrow pen with a brush tip. It dispenses a pigmented ink, making it easy to create fuller, more defined brows with just gentle flicks of your wrist.
Boy Brow came out four years ago (feel old yet?) and is meant to refine brows rather than add more depth to sparse areas like this new product does. However, the duo work together to give you the complete brow package.
“It goes on thin so you can create realistic-looking strokes. And even when I did accidentally go heavy-handed, it’s easy to smudge off. Don’t get it twisted, though: It stays put—all day—after you let it dry.”
“I think it’s really important to use it with the pen pointing down and only use the tip of the pen,” Hughes says, adding remarkably realistic marks both below and above her natural brow shape. “If you do it like this, you’ll get really nice, feathery strokes.”
The collection, which will be available on the brand’s website starting July 17, will include a colorful makeup palette (available for $30), a blush-bronzer, lip glosses (including a blue shade called Coral No.5), and sheet masks inspired by the shows iconic characters.
A beauty editor tried the collection for two straight weeks and enlisted the help of dermatologists Dhaval Bhanusali, MD, and cosmetic chemist Ni’kita Wilson for their thoughts on each Kylie Skin product.
The Makeup Hand Palette, by a brand called MakeupBoxLdn, isn’t a palette in the way we so often think of them in the context of beauty these days. Instead of being a set of color-filled pans, it’s more like the old-school definition of a palette — the slab artists use to hold globules of their chosen paint colors.
Catrena Laluangphet says she’s had a hard time finding the right shade of foundation because she is half Southeast Asian and half black. Laluangphet’s search ended when she found Orcé Cosmetics through Instagram. Orcé’s CEO and founder Yu-Chen Shih shared the same frustration.
Shick Intuition is blessing Sanrio fans with two Hello Kitty razors that are sure to sell out fast. While there have been Hello Kitty makeup tools, cleansing devices, and even trains for megafans to fawn over for years, this is the first time the cute cat has been put on a razor.
Lancôme came calling and asked Ferragni to lend her impeccable Italian tastes (and wide blue eyes) to a limited-edition selection of things to put on your lips, lids, lashes, and cheeks. The results? Well, it’s safe to say nothing got lost in translation.
While this doesn’t give you the green light to skip basic sunscreen, since these products aren’t simply enough to protect your skin, the double-dose of sun care ensures that you’ll look gorgeous and feel safe.
Sigma Beauty started in 2009 with a set of synthetic, high-quality makeup brushes that didn’t shed and applied makeup like a dream. YouTube “beauty gurus” raved about them, and my teenage heart lusted for these affordable tools (but alas, I did not have a credit card). Ten years later, I’m a beauty editor who owns dozens of these cruelty-free babies…
Beauty no longer has one type of look, skin tone or shape. Growing representation in media and entertainment has directly impacted the expectations of consumers. People are looking to hone their natural features, experiment with makeup and create their own standards without outside input.
“American make-up artist Gucci Westman has quite the legacy: she’s been behind countless fashion magazine covers, catwalk trends, and celebrity looks. Her clientele includes Hollywood heavyweights Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz.
“I am super excited to announce that Chika Cosmetics will launch in August. It’s been over two years of planning, visiting factories and testing products to get the best quality but affordable cosmetics”
In a culture where women over 50 still feel increasingly invisible as they get older, L’Oréal wants to show the world that age is not an issue and women are beautiful at every stage of their lives. It wants to challenge stereotypes and positively shape our perception of age, fostering a community where everyone embraces growing older.
Evolved by Nature, based in Boston, was started by biomedical engineer Rebecca Lacouture and chemist Gregory Altman in 2013. Their product is pure silk in liquid form, a regenerative technology made from discarded silkworm cocoons. The company has patented dozens of molecular combinations of the natural silk protein since filing its first application in 2014.
“Sakura, definitely! This ingredient is in Estée Lauder’s latest Sakura Micro-Essence. The ritual of watery lotion originated in Japan. Asian consumers have the most complex skincare regimes in the world – many women use seven or eight products as part of their daily skincare routine, so a lightweight texture is important. Asian consumers believe that lotion prepares their skin for the rest of the products. Lotion is not commonly used in the Western market, but it is truly transformational.”
Living in Australia and working for L’Oréal as a project manager, Jo Horgan saw an opportunity to sell beauty in a different way then the branded department store model. In 1997 she left her job, sold her home to help raise funds, and founded Mecca, opening the first location in Melbourne’s upmarket South Yarra suburb.
The first phase of the three-part refurbishment, which will finish in 2020, was unveiled today and beauty fans are in for a treat. There’s fireplaces in each room, a dressing room and a library, complete with a sweeping staircase you’re more likely to find in a country house.
According to cosmetics industry on Thursday, cosmetics maker Able C&C and its owner private equity fund IMM Private Equity have decided to remodel one-brand cosmetics shop Missha as multi-brand cosmetics store under new name NUNC.
“Our products are in a state of constant evolution,” states Hoxha. “Similarly to our lives, functional design is ever-evolving because we always want to improve what we currently have based on where we want to go”
“We are moving in a more ‘wellness’ direction; we want to see how our customers respond and get their feedback,” said Rhyu. “[While] I don’t have a three-year road map yet, we may become more of a lifestyle-oriented company.”
Starting today, both app-based companies will now operate as one under the Priv brand. Having raised a combined $15m in funding, with both companies founded in 2014, the two technology-driven beauty companies are joining forces to expand their footprint and to create efficiencies on the consumer and service provider sides.
“It’s a year of renewal for Birchbox. Armed with drugstore giant Walgreens as a new minority stake investor, the nine-year-old beauty brand has been making changes to its offerings with increased prices and gender-free products.”
“We believe beauty tech is driving the next beauty revolution,” said Wayne Liu, senior vice president and general manager of Perfect Corp., pointing to a multitude of article headlines on the subject, with his favorite being “The Next Tech Unicorn Will Be Wearing Lipstick.”
The health and beauty industries have undergone some big changes in the last few years, and there is more to come. While some new players make up less than 0.1% of the market on their own, together the ‘challengers’ are really making waves – changing consumer expectations, pushing innovation, and encouraging established brands to think differently about products, packaging and routes to market.
“Thanks to Vicky’s passion and expertise, iconic products like The Water Cream and The Silk Canvas have become the cornerstone of long-term consumer loyalty,” Vasiliki Petrou, Unilever executive vice president and CEO of the Prestige Group
Consumers can’t seem to get enough of sustainability and personalization. In the beauty space, AI is helping firms deliver both. By aligning cosmetic shades and styles with specific shoppers’ skin features, AI is ending the beauty product guessing game.
Social media storytelling needs to imply authentic, small, instant content that quickly draws attention but leaves a strong impression so that it needs to be distributed. Encourage others to share stories, to take action such as liking, commenting, and re-posting.
India is the world’s largest producer of mica, which is used in cosmetics and paint production. On World Day against Child Labour, the People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights presents a report on mica mining in Bihar and Jharkhand. The photos of Ravi Mishra show the tragedy of child miners, deprived of their rights as children.
In the past several years, multinational corporations have heavily marketed the idea that lighter skin leads to more prosperity. As a result, dangerous skin bleaching has become a public health crisis, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In response, the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) recently passed a resolution recommending a regional ban on cosmetics with hydroquinone, a skin-bleaching agent — a ban that looks likely to pass.
Stephen Clarke, Head of Communications at recycling company Terracycle, explains: “Beauty industry products and packaging have to look good and be pretty so consumers pick them off the shelf and buy them. Plastic packaging brings down production and transportation costs for producers, offering an accessible price for consumers, making beauty and personal care products easy to use, and encouraging disposal and new purchases.”
No longer a disease of people overexposed throughout their lifetimes to the sun, skin cancer is increasingly common in women in their 20s, 30s, or early 40s – the first generation to use tanning beds in their teens.
Increasingly, with the explosion of social media, women started talking directly to each other, bypassing a host of gatekeepers altogether. Social platforms helped push women’s issues to the forefront and opened up unmediated spaces for long-suppressed voices and perspectives – from women of colour, members of the LGBTQ community, Indigenous women, unapologetic feminists from those or other communities, and those lobbying for body positivity.
Knoll argues that our new cultural obsession with “wellness” is just dieting in disguise — “and the diet industry is a function of the patriarchal beauty standard under which women either punish themselves to become smaller or are punished for failing to comply.”
With my new found love for bronzer and brands seemingly taking note that black women want to bronze too, I set forth to find every black girl-friendly bronzer on the market. With all the talks of inclusivity in the beauty industry, I was very confident in my ability to do so. Instead, I was left frustrated, confused, and in search of answers. With all the extensive foundation launches, why haven’t brands put the same energy into making inclusivity an all-around effort?
“Using too much can cause the detergent to become impregnated between fibers of the fabric and come into direct contact with the skin as you wear the clothing,” Dr. Zeichner says, “Especially if you have a high-efficiency washing machine, you really want to make sure you’re only using the amount of detergent recommended.”
As tempting as it is to banish your peach fuzz, if it’s your first time waxing, Nad’s brand ambassador and beauty expert, Natalie Ismiel, recommends waiting at least two weeks after shaving before waxing.
In many ways, it’s the antithesis of the popular 10-plus-step beauty routines. Although just as trendy and effective, skip care involves paring down your product and ingredient load to only a few overachieving essentials. It’s going back to basics and using a select number of powerful products that offer a multitude of skin benefits without sacrificing any efficacy.
Allure’s digital beauty reporter Devon Abelman shares her experience going to a bathhouse at her hotel in Tokyo, Japan. Having tattoos is typically prohibited at Japanese public baths, so she reveals what it was like covering up her body art with special seals and how she learned to accept unexpected parts of her body because of it.
Consider this your official, dermatologist-approved permission to spend time outdoors this summer. “It’s OK to have fun in the sun, as long as you are sun smart,” says Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
But before booking yourself that facial the night before or spot-treating a surprise zit the morning of, take a close look your product’s label. We’ve tapped cosmetic chemist Ni’Kita Wilson and dermatologist Deanne Robinson, MD, to tell us what skincare products we should and shouldn’t be using before the big day.
On May 30, a collection of nude lipsticks, created by Jaclyn, officially launched to the public, Buzzfeed reported/ Almost immediately, customers took to social media, informing Jaclyn that their lipsticks weren’t arriving as expected.
In a statement emailed to Teen Vogue from a Jaclyn Cosmetics spokesperson, they confirmed that products “are made with cosmetic industry-standard, FDA compliant ingredients and are produced in an OTC (Over the Counter) compliant factory that is registered with the FDA, providing high degrees of safety standards and rigorous testing. The issues reported over the last several days are related to irregularities in the manufacturing process which are being fixed and do not impact the ingredients, formula, or safety of our products.”
“I just wanted to let you guys know the situation,” JoJo continued. “Thank you for understanding, because it is serious to me, and it means a lot to me. It is my name, my brand, and it is my face — quite literally.”
“Claire’s stands behind the safety of this item and all other Claire’s cosmetic items, as such small trace amounts are considered acceptable under European and Canadian cosmetic safety regulations…In addition, last year Claire’s moved to talc-free cosmetic manufacturing to prevent any further concerns about talc contamination. Claire’s also supports increased FDA oversight of personal care products. We will provide a full refund to any customers who purchased the product.”
“I love playing with makeup and color, but we’re not stage makeup,” Jacobs tells InStyle of his brand. “We’re a beauty line that you use to create a look, but you as an individual still comes through.”
Her experience of coming up in an industry with little representation to relate to or products that worked for her skin tone shaped her guiding principle to create makeup that not only connects with women and men of all shapes, sizes, and genders but to create makeup that empowers the individual.
McGrath’s small shade range feels like a slap to the face—so why isn’t anyone talking about it? Could it be that no one wants to go after one of the biggest names in beauty, or is it because we’re in a “pick and choose” callout culture?
Chamberlain recalls her first few videos—a failed attempt to be a serious beauty vlogger; something with fidget spinners—with a laugh. “Honestly, I was posting videos just to have something to do,” she says. “At the time, yes, it felt like it was for nothing.” The videos got “50 views, max,” she says.
“My first struggle when I moved here was with modeling. Yes, they liked my beauty, but in general, if [brands] get Asian representation, it’s usually [someone who is] Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. Some [models] have darker skin tones, but I feel like [brands] got used to Asians with lighter skin tones. So a lot of the Pacific Islanders, the Asians down in the islands who have darker skin tones, are still not globally known or widely used [in campaigns]”
On Wednesday, June 12, Texas-based makeup artist Kristian Cardenas posted screenshots to her Facebook profile in which a bride-to-be is seen showing interest in her services, only to then ask if she’s gay and derogatorily explain why she won’t be hiring her.
“Hey so with my wedding, I wanted to ask if you could please make sure your tattoos are covered & and could you maybe fix your hair up so it’s a natural [color]? We’ve put a lot of work into our theme and I’m sorry but your look clashes with it.”
“Braiding started in Africa with the Himba people of Namibia,” she wrote. “We have been braiding her hair for centuries. In many African tribes, braided hairstyles were a unique way to identify each tribe. Because of the time it would take people would often take the time to socialize. It began with the elders braiding their children, then the children would watch and learn from them. The tradition of bonding was carried on for generations and quickly made its way across the world. I am honored to share this bonding experience with my own daughter and add another generation of historic traditions.”
It’s been a crazy seven years because entrepreneurship is very tricky, but what people don’t talk about is the trials and tribulations and if you know what it means to be a leader. You can be a founder and a CEO all day, but it doesn’t make you a good leader.
On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl disaster occurred when a nuclear reactor caused an uncontrolled nuclear chain reaction in Soviet Ukraine’s Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The event was catastrophic, but the immediate crisis management that could have prevented the spread of radiation, which contaminated the bodies of individuals in nearby areas and water supplies, ultimately causing cancer and death, was in its own way a smaller calamity.
“To wing the liner out, angle your line towards the end of your eyebrow.” In other words, start your wing in the outer corner of your eye and aim as if you’re going to draw it to meet the outer point of your brow — but don’t actually draw it all the way up. “I tend to stop my wing where my crease ends.”
Now more than ever, Gen Z-ers are showcasing their unedited and natural selves on their main feeds, trailblazing a radical new standard for beauty that pushes to celebrate — rather than conceal — flaws and differences. Countless celebrities and influencers are catalyzing this shift, either by openly addressing toxic, outdated representations of beauty, getting vulnerable and “human” about their own mistakes and struggles, or drastically straying from the glossy Instagram aesthetic that many have described as “suffocating.”
“It’s crazy how fast we put a ballet together,” Erica tells Teen Vogue, noting that though the company is New York City–based, it tours nationally and internationally throughout the year. “We really start cramming for the spring season in April, and then we’re still rehearsing once it starts in May, because we have nine different productions in the eight weeks we perform.”
Inspired by Joan Crawford’s no-holds-barred approach to vanity portrayed in Mommie Dearest, the 45-year-old model has been known to submerge her face in a sink of icy water to counteract morning-after puffiness.
Aweng opened up about the struggles she faced growing up with her scars. “People tell me I look like a jaguar or that I’m ‘exotic’,” she told Dazed in 2018. “Sometimes I just want to shout at everyone: ‘Look at me, I’m not just a scar, I’m a human.’ But I get it, it’s a curiosity. I know I’m different, I know my facial features are different, but to me that’s beauty.”
Speaking of razors, Robinson is debuting her very first beauty partnership—a milestone in any performer’s life, to be sure. Together with Schick Intuition F.A.B., the comedian is starring in a new content series called “Shave Thoughts.”