EXCLUSIVE: Celeste Barber Signs as Face of Australia’s MCo Beauty

SYDNEY — Celeste Barber is about to inject some humor into the beauty business. WWD can reveal that the Australian comedian is the latest ambassador for MCo Beauty, which was launched in April 2019 by Innovative Brands Group, the Sydney-based parent of Australian beauty company ModelCo, as ModelCo’s diffusion line. Vegan-certified and cruelty-free, all of MCo Beauty’s 150 products retail […]

Read more

This $7 Foundation Is My 2021 Secret to Dewy, Clear Skin

We're not even halfway through the first month of 2021, and I already know which foundation I'll exclusively be reaching for the next 11 months: the new Essence Pretty Natural Hydrating Foundation. As a beauty editor whose primary job responsibility is to test out copious amounts of new makeup, this isn't the most realistic New Years' resolution, but this illuminating, […]

Read more

This MAC Collab Is the Closest We'll Get to a Harry Styles Makeup Line

If you've seen Harry Styles grace the cover of Vogue in a ruffled, powder-blue gown or the enormous-yet-elegant bow that topped Ellie Goldstein's head for our Beauty of Accessibility cover, then you're familiar with the work of Harris Reed. The 24-year-old designer created some of the most iconic pop culture fashion moments of 2020.  And with 2021 now in full […]

Read more

U.S. Named Second Cheapest Beauty Market

In spite of the beauty market’s downturn, the U.S. may still be one of the best countries for buying beauty, a new study shows. In a report from Cosmetify titled “The Cost of Beauty Around the World,” the U.S. was ranked second on the list of most affordable countries for beauty. The report, which was assembled by comparing online beauty prices […]

Read more

Follain to Help Black-owned Beauty Brands Get EWG-verified

Having secured EWG verification for its skin-care brand’s full product range, Follain wants to help its Black-owned brand partners do the same. The clean beauty retailer has achieved certification from the Environmental Working Group for its Follain Skincare products, making it the newest EWG-Verified brand at Ulta, where it is carried online and in nearly 400 doors. Now, Follain is […]

Read more

P&G, Billie Cancel Deal After FTC Suit

Procter & Gamble’s acquisition of women’s shaving and personal-care brand Billie has been canceled. The move comes after the Federal Trade Commission filed a suit to block the acquisition in December, saying that the deal would “eliminate growing competition that benefits consumers.” Earlier in 2020, the FTC sued to block Edgewell Personal Care’s proposed $1.37 billion acquisition of Harry’s for […]

Read more

Coty Closes $200M Kim Kardashian West Beauty Deal

Coty Inc. has closed a deal to acquire 20 percent of Kim Kardashian West’s beauty business, KKW Beauty, for $200 million. The deal was originally unveiled in June. Coty plans to bring KKW beauty into new categories, including skin care, which is slated to launch in fiscal 2022. “Kim shares our true passion for beauty products, and this acquisition allows us to leverage […]

Read more

Pierre-Loïc Assayag of Traackr Shares Standout Influencer Marketing Trends of 2020

In the span of six months, influencer marketing has experienced a decade’s worth of transformation this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, said Pierre-Loïc Assayag. “The impact of COVID-19 on influencer marketing has been to act as an accelerant to trends that were already underway,” said Assayag, the chief executive officer and cofounder of Traackr, a data-driven company that specializes […]

Read more

Sue Nabi Wants to Make Coty the Place Everyone Wants to Work

For Sue Nabi, a successful L’Oréal veteran and beauty entrepreneur, joining Coty Inc. may not have been the obvious choice. But when Nabi looked more closely at the company, which has been in turmoil since acquiring 41 beauty brands — many of them underperforming — from Procter & Gamble in 2016, she saw a diamond in the rough. “I’m a […]

Read more
1 2 3 4 7