As Chinese Tourism Booms, Travel Retail Soars

CANNES, France — Despite global geopolitical turmoil stoked by protests in Hong Kong, the uncertainty around Brexit, trade wars and currency fluctuations, the travel-retail industry remains on a high growth trajectory, driven by beauty sales and the Chinese consumer. Overall, the channel clocked 12.9 percent gains in 2018 to $79 billion, of which $31 billion was rung up by beauty […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Drew Elliott Named Global Creative Director of MAC Cosmetics

Drew Elliott is leaving publishing for the beauty industry. MAC Cosmetics today revealed that Elliott is its new senior vice president and global creative director. In the role, Elliott will report to Philippe Pinatel, MAC's senior vice president and general manager, as well as John Demsey, executive group president, The Estée Lauder Companies. In an interview with WWD, Demsey called […]

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Benefit Names Christie Fleischer as CEO

Benefit Cosmetics has named a new chief executive officer. The makeup brand announced today that it has appointed Christie Fleischer as ceo. Fleischer was previously the head of global consumer products at Netflix, overseeing retail and licensee partnerships, publishing, interactive games, merchandising and experiential events. At Benefit, she will report to Chris de Lapuente, chairman and ceo of LVMH's perfumes […]

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MAC Cosmetics Appoints New Senior Executive

MAC Cosmetics has a new senior executive. The company announced today that it has appointed James Aquilina as senior vice president and general manager for international and global commercial, a role previously held by Mary Renaud, who retired in August after 35 years with MAC. Aquilina has spent 13 years of his career with The Estée Lauder Companies. He was […]

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National Beauty Science Institute Hosts Second Master Class in Paris

PARIS — Judy Price continued her quest to introduce students and young professionals to the multifaceted beauty industry with the colloquium she hosted here on Sept. 11. “The Science & Sustainability of Beauty Masterclass” ran all day at the Institut Pasteur Paris and included speakers from the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Coty Inc., Symrise and Johnson […]

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Tracee Ellis Ross Launches a Hair-care Brand to Empower the Curly, Coily, Textured Community

Tracee Ellis Ross has starred on hit TV shows, interviewed Michelle Obama and helped found Hollywood’s gender equality movement Time’s Up. For her next big role? She says beauty mogul sounds nice: “From your lips to god’s ears!” Today, the actress/producer/comedian/activist is announcing Pattern, a hair-care brand for the underserved curly, coily and tight-textured community available Sept. 9 at PatternBeauty.com […]

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I Worked Out In a Dress (Yes, Really)—and Actually Liked It

I’ll admit: My workout drawer consists of mismatched leggings, sports bras, running shorts, the occasional old college t-shirt, and just a few coordinating sets that make me feel incredibly put together. Although I hit the gym and the park for workouts often, my go-to exercise gear is low-maintenance at best. So when I received an invitation to attend a zumba […]

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Zendaya on Scent, Growing Up

Zendaya Coleman is looking at her latest career move — the role of Lancôme’s global ambassador — as the next step in a new phase for herself both personally and professionally. “I guess you could say I’m growing up, and I feel like I’m coming into my adulthood,” she said. She’s starting with the brand as the face of its […]

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