Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021

Beauty & Balance

‘Nose’ Documentary Stars Dior’s Perfumer-Creator

PARIS — “Nose,” a new documentary, is a journey of the senses, offering viewers a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most mysterious professions — that of perfumer — through the lens of François Demachy. The perfumer-creator at Parfums Christian Dior since 2006, Demachy is the discreet star of the film, which toggles between such […]

Dreamy Beauty for Spring 2021 Couture Season

Couture season for spring 2021 was particularly lovely beauty-wise, with models’ hair often adorned. For Giambattista Valli, Odile Gilbert pumped up the volume. Valli told her he wanted a hairstyle proportionate to the collection’s large dresses. So they went for big hair festooned with flowers and bows. “To make it happy,” said Gilbert. “The inspiration […]

The Beauty Looks in This "Porgy & Bess" Revival Video Come With a Great Cause

It's February, which means Black History Month is officially on. It's also been more than half a year since last summer's Black Lives Matter uprising in the wake of multiple deaths of unarmed Black folks at the hands of police. That said, now's a great time to reassess your dedication to anti-racism and whether or […]

Shiseido in Talks With CVC to Sell Personal-Care Business

PARIS — Shiseido said that it is in discussions with CVC Asia Pacific Ltd. about the transfer of its personal-care business, which is primarily operated in Asia. Japan’s largest beauty company said in a statement Friday the deal could take place around the first half of 2021, and that the business would then be managed […]

Essie Is Now a Vegan Nail Polish Brand

As far as beauty goes, 2021 is already shaping up to be a great year for sustainability and ingredient awareness — and Essie is leading the pack. As of the end of 2020, the brand is only producing nail polish formulas that are vegan and eight-free.  A brand representative tells Allure that the eight ingredients […]

Goli’s New Ashwa Vitamin Said To Be Selling 200 Bottles Per Minute

Vitamin business Goli, best known for it’s Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies, is said to be selling through its latest launch at a rapid pace.  Industry sources say that Goli Ashwa, the brand’s new ashwagandha gummies, have been selling an average of 200 bottles a minute since they launched on Friday. At $19 each, that would […]

The Evolution of Beauty Retail: Who’s Gaining Share, and Who’s Losing It

The beauty retail landscape is poised for further evolution in 2021. In 2020, beauty shopping changed, largely because of the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, which had consumers shopping for everything from moisturizer to perfume online versus in stores. A dizzying logistics puzzle ensued, as well as an industry-wide scramble to implement curbside pickup and […]

Beauty by PopSugar Goes Out of Business

The parent company of Beauty by PopSugar, a line of products that made its debut at Ulta Beauty in 2018, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy with plans to liquidate. The brand was founded by beauty veterans Pam Baxter and Cathy O’Brien, who sent out a questionnaire to PopSugar readers in order to map out […]

Why Your Nails Might Have Suddenly Developed More Ridges

When we talk about nails it's usually in reference to a favorite polish color or the nail art trend we can't wait to try once salons are a thing again. And unless they're constantly breaking, the health of our nails typically takes a back seat to other concerns. It makes sense: Nail health isn't exactly […]

This Manicurist Transformed Her Client's Nonexistent Nails in One Sitting

Since my Instagram explore page is so heavily saturated with nail content (that happens when you're a beauty editor), it's rare that I stumble upon a manicure that makes me do a double take. This week, though, I came across an epic nail transformation in which a woman's damaged digits were brought back to life […]

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