Kering’s Next Frontier: Beauty | BoF

When Kering announced the creation of its eyewear division in 2014, the consensus was that it was a risky move, almost a step too far. Kering’s eyewear division is now targeting annual revenue of more than $2 billion, with much of that coming from expired licenses with Italian eyewear maker Safilo, leaving Safilo’s valuation in … Read more

Inside Beauty’s Biggest Disruptor | Case study

In 2004, the idea of ​​selling $1 lipstick online was radical. But months after its founding, Elf was changing the way consumers thought about beauty by doing just that. Co-founders Joey and Alan Shamah’s proposition to make affordable but quality makeup for every eye, lip and face – elf – paid off. Shoppers realized they … Read more

Klur founder Lesley Thornton shares her story

I would first like to start by talking about your background as an esthetician and why you decided to create your own brand. I became a licensed esthetician in 2010 — which was over a decade ago. When I was seeing clients, I basically couldn’t find the products I needed because I had different clients … Read more

Glossier Return Plan | BoF

New year, new Glossier. On Friday, the beauty industry darling will open a New York flagship in SoHo, marking the brand’s return to Manhattan after closing its downtown store early in the pandemic. The 3,200-square-foot space, decorated in subway tile mosaics, is three blocks from its previous location, which was famous for its snaking lines … Read more

Because the world’s largest beauty company is moving into the market

L’Oréal’s annual results conference is a trusted source of information for the beauty space: the company issues careful forecasts for industry-wide growth, as well as macro- and micro-trends affecting its businesses, from Garnier shampoo to Armani Privé Perfume. This year, the beauty industry’s biggest player has rolled out a wide range of initiatives, from collaborations … Read more

People with the best freckles on the Internet top these 8 foundations supremely

Growing up, I was always jealous of anyone with freckles. (I thought of freckles as constellations, each unique and beautiful in their own way.) Two such people are Larsen Thompson and Joyjah Estrada, talented models who wear their freckles proudly and with great style. However, it wasn’t always the case for these two, and on … Read more

Sephora hits back at claim its Clean Beauty program is anything but

On Thursday, Sephora filed to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a customer who claims the retailer’s “Clean at Sephora” label is a form of false advertising. In a November filing, Lindsey Finster claims that the labeling led her to believe that certain ingredients in the products “were not synthetic or linked to causing physical harm … Read more