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BEAUTY NEWS

~ Updated Jan 8th 2019 ~

 

A place to talk about beauty news... anything that doesn't have a specific thread. For upcoming releases, product updates and brand threads see the links below.

 

Thanks to everyone who contributes to this thread!

 

UPCOMING RELEASES

SPRING-SUMMER 2019 RELEASES

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confidential/SPRING-SUMMER-2019-RELEASES/m-p/4186347

 

CURRENT FOUND IN THE WILD THREAD

(links to new products for purchase at Sephora)

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Trending-Now/2019-Spring-Summer-Found-in-the-Wild-Thread/m-p/441766...

 

CANADIAN PRODUCT THREAD

(links to new products for purchase at Sephora)

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Oh-Canada/What-s-New-On-The-Site-Today-Canada/td-p/2164948

 

Canadian site product update (ask the mods)

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Oh-Canada/Sephora-Canada-Site-Product-Update-Thread/m-p/3936771

 

 

BRAND THREADS

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ABH
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/The-Anastasia-Beverly-Hills-Thread/td-p/2516061
BECCA

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/%EF%B8%8FBecca-thread/m-p/2431704
BENEFIT
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/The-Benefit-thread/m-p/2933351
BESAME
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/The-Besame-Cosmetics-Thread/m-p/3316483
BIOTHERM
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/The-Biotherm-Thread/m-p/2439346
BITE

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/Upcoming-BITE-Beauty-Releases/m-p/2025165
BOBBI BROWN
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/Bobbi-Brown-Thread/td-p/2562428
BURBERRY
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/Burberry-Beauty-Updates/td-p/1983178
CHANEL
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/Chanel-Updates/m-p/1940873
CHARLOTTE TILBURY
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/Let-s-talk-about-Charlotte-Tilbury/td-p/2005225
CIATE LONDON
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup-Is-Life/All-about-Ciate-London/td-p/2464559
COLOURPOP

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/Any-ColourPop-Fans-Here/td-p/2156337
COVER FX
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/Cover-Fx-Love/m-p/2675382
DECIEM
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/THE-DECIEM-THREAD/m-p/2729996
DIOR
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/All-Things-Dior/m-p/2545923
DIPTYQUE
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/Discussion-for-the-Diptyque-Crowd-please-join/td-p/2341...
ESTEE LAUDER
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/Estee-Lauder-Thread-New-Releases/td-p/2552834
FARMACY
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/New-brand-Farmacy-feedback-and-discussion/td-p/2153377
FENTY BEAUTY
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/THE-FENTY-BEAUTY-THREAD/m-p/2877198
GIORGIO ARMANI
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Do-we-seriously-not-have-a-thread-dedicated-to-all-things/m-p...
GIVENCHY
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions/The-GIVENCHY-Thread/td-p/2565876
GUERLAIN

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Insider/For-the-love-of-all-things-Guerlain/td-p/2180749
HOURGLASS
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/HOURGLASS-THREAD/m-p/2419091
HUDA BEAUTY
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/The-HUDA-BEAUTY-Thread/td-p/2729529
INDIE BRANDS
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Indie-brands-and-other-not-so-talked-about-makeup-brands/td-p...
IT COSMETICS

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/IT-Cosmetics-Thread/td-p/2468298
JO MALONE
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/Jo-Malone-Thread-Share-the-News-and-Love/m-p/2609140
KAT VON D

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/THE-KVD-THREAD/m-p/2544212
KEVYN AUCOIN
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Kevyn-Aucoin-Thread/td-p/2437161
KIKO
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Let-s-Talk-About-Kiko/td-p/2341265
LANCOME
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/The-Lancome-Thread/m-p/2861748
LAURA MERCIER
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Laura-Mercier-Thread/td-p/2562421
LIPSTICK QUEEN
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/Lipstick-Queen-Thread/m-p/2737940
LUSH
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/THE-LUSH-THREAD/m-p/3131963
MAC

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/MAC-Love-and-Releases-Thread/td-p/2109065
MAKE UP FOR EVER
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/The-MUFE-Make-Up-For-Ever-Thread/td-p/2406781
MARC JACOBS
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Marc-Jacobs-Beauty-News-amp-Discussion/m-p/2301944
MILK MAKEUP
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/Milk-Makeup-Thread/m-p/2848850
MISCELLANEOUS JAPANESE BEAUTY BRANDS
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup-Is-Life/MISCELLANEOUS-JAPANESE-BEAUTY-BRANDS-THREAD-NEWS-amp...#M35047
NARS

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Let-s-Talk-About-NARS/td-p/2099708
NATASHA DENONA
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Natasha-Denona/td-p/2090656
NUDE
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Stories/NUDE-Skincare-Thread/td-p/2507094
NUDESTIX
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/Let-s-Get-Nudestix/m-p/3061231
PAT McGRATH

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/PAT-McGRATH-LABS/td-p/2418816
RITUEL DE FILLE
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Does-anyone-have-experience-with-Rituel-de-Fille/td-p/2059082
SEPHORA COLLECTION
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Sephora-collection-New-Releases-and-Discussion-thread/td-p/27...
SHISEIDO
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup-Is-Life/THE-SHISEIDO-THREAD-NEWS-amp-DISCUSSION/m-p/4105635#...
SMASHBOX
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/Smashbox-Discussion-Thread/m-p/2913519#M52686
STILA
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/Stila-Cosmetics-New-Releases-2017/m-p/2709226
STORYBOOK COSMETICS
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Storybook-Cosmetics-Thread/td-p/2717768
SUQQU
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup-Is-Life/THE-SUQQU-THREAD-NEWS-amp-DISCUSSION/m-p/4105770
SURRATT

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Let-s-talk-about-Surratt/td-p/2455924
TARTE
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/THE-TARTE-THREAD/td-p/2419298
TATCHA
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Brand-Loyal/The-Tatcha-Beauty-Thread/m-p/3388968
TOM FORD

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Tom-Ford-Updates/td-p/1903440
TOO FACED
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Too-Faced-New-Releases-2016/td-p/2500873
URBAN DECAY

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Urban-Decay-Thread/td-p/2147187
VISEART
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/THE-VISEART-THREAD/m-p/2396215
YSL
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/YSL-Love-Updates/td-p/2430645

 

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Re: BEAUTY NEWS

Barney's is accepting bids until October 22.  If none are offered and accepted, they could close all of their stores, including the flagship Madison Avenue Store.

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Luxury department-store chain Barneys New York could close all its stores, including the flagship Madison Avenue site, if a buyer is not found in the coming days. 

The high-end department chain reached an agreement to sell its assets to brand developer Authentic Brands Group and investment bank B. Riley Financial.

The deal comes as a 'stalking horse purchase agreement,' with the price estimated to be about $271.4 million in cash, according to the court filing Wednesday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Poughkeepsie.

A 'stalking horse' bid is used as a starting bid or minimally accepted offer that other interested bidders must surpass if they want to buy the company.

Any further bids must be received before a deadline on Oct. 22, according to the filing. In the absence of further bids by the deadline, the company will go ahead with the deal with Authentic Brands and B. Riley.

If it receives a bid before the deadline, Barneys may conduct an auction until Oct. 24.

Barneys filed for bankruptcy protection in August as the landlord of its flagship store on Madison Avenue in New York raised rent to nearly double at $27.9 million.  

A potential deal with Authentic Brands could lead to Barneys shops to opening in Saks Fifth Avenue stores. 

Barneys is encouraged by the agreement but is also 'actively pursuing' additional options, the Wall Street Journal reported.

One of those options is Authentic Brands possibly keeping some Barneys stores open based on talks with landlords, the Journal reported.

A group led by fashion executive Sam Ben-Avraham has explored a bid for Barneys and was continuing to work on a potential deal that envisions keeping many of the retailer's current stores open, Reuters learned. 

Barneys is one of the most high-profile victims of the downturn in retail, and underscores how even luxury department stores are not immune from fierce competition with e-commerce firms such as Amazon.

Sears, Toys 'R' Us and Gymboree have also filed for bankruptcy in the last two years.

Without an offer, Barneys faced winding down its business entirely.

The company made its name in the 1930s by placing women dressed in barrels outside beer halls in New York City, where they handed out matchbooks advertising the store. 

The store, now known for exclusive apparel made by designers such as Burberry Group, began as a destination for middle-class families. It transitioned to luxury fashion in the 1960s.

Barneys moved into its sprawling 275,000 square-foot Madison Avenue location in 1993. There are 22 Barneys store across the country. 

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Tati Beauty To Launch Oct 25
YouTuber Tati Westbrook, founder of supplement company Halo Beauty, is launching a cosmetics brand.

Tati Beauty To Launch Oct 25 Article:

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Tati Westbrook has announced that her new cosmetics brand, Tati Beauty, will launch October 25, 10 am PST on the brand's website.

The first product to launch will be a 24-pan eyeshadow palette -- and an Instagram post describes it as "Textured Neutrals Vol. 1 - 4 Textures, 6 Tones..." The palette features pretty earth-toned eyeshadows, with several glittery shades.

The packaging looks black, and the Tati Beauty logo is gold, in the few photos of the collection that have been released.

Westbrook is a star on YouTube, and first became a beauty entrepreneur with the launch of her beauty supplements, Halo Beauty.

See Westbrook's video below.

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Drew Elliott is MAC Cosmetics' new creative director


Article:

Spoiler
Drew Elliott is MAC Cosmetics' new creative director

Paper Magazine's current Editor-in-Chief has been named Global Creative Director at MAC Cosmetics, according to a report by Women's Wear Daily (WWD) on Friday, October 11.

Drew Elliott is leaving publishing for the beauty industry. WWD has reported that he is preparing to leave his post as editor-in-chief at Paper Magazine in order to be the new senior vice president and global creative director at MAC Cosmetics.

The American is leaving his current role in order to join MAC Cosmetics on October 28, taking over from Toni Lakis.

For those who don't know him already, Drew Elliott was behind Paper Magazine's Winter 2014 cover entitled "Break the Internet," for which Kim Kardashian posed nude. The photographs, shot by Jean-Paul Goude, quickly gained worldwide attention, attracting millions of visitors to the magazine's site in only a few hours.

Drew Elliott confirmed the news on his Instagram page, stating that it is "a dream come true," and paying homage to his numerous years at Paper Magazine.

@veronika23 

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Thanks @shimmerbait! Affiliated with the kardish!ts.... yeah I don't like him already. Smiley Very Happy

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Official, Shiseido bought Drunk Elephant, sad day. Every “little “ guy gets eaten by the big three TOKYO — After months of speculation, Shiseido announced Tuesday that it has signed a deal to acquire a 100 percent stake in “clean beauty” brand Drunk Elephant, in a transaction valued at approximately $845 million. The move is the latest step in the Japanese beauty company’s push to become a bigger player with a more global footprint. Founded in 2012 by Tiffany Masterson and launched in August 2013, Drunk Elephant helped to pioneer the clean beauty movement. It saw exponential sales growth, with estimates putting its net sales for 2018 close to $100 million. It has attracted customers representing a wide range of demographics, but is especially popular among Millennials and Gen Z. Drunk Elephant will be able to leverage Shiseido’s global platform and resources to expand into new and existing markets both in the Americas and internationally including Europe and Asia,” Shiseido said in its release. “Shiseido’s Global Innovation Center and Digital Center of Excellence will provide a wealth of expertise and a unique support network, maximizing Drunk Elephant’s opportunities for growth and development across all channels.” Speculation about the possible sale of Drunk Elephant had been ongoing since early this year, and just last week it was rumored that Shiseido and Estee Lauder were among the finalists for the transaction. Masahiko Uotani, Shiseido’s president and chief executive officer whose contract was just renewed for an additional five years in late September, called Drunk Elephant “one of the fastest-growing skincare brands in history.” “Drunk Elephant’s approach strongly resonates with its highly engaged and loyal consumers, who value the integrity and effectiveness of Drunk Elephant’s formulations combined with a fun, curious approach,” Uotani was quoted as saying in the release. “I am confident that under Marc Rey’s leadership in the Americas and Shiseido’s global platform and unique resources, we will strongly support Drunk Elephant on its ongoing growth trajectory.”

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I’ll take Shiseido over EL anytime. Out of curiosity. Anyone know of brands similar to the DE buyout that went on to be more successful and BETTER than before? 🤔 I can only think of one of my faves so far, Nars?

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I'll play devil's advocate here for a second Smiley Happy I know everyone is always sad when an indie "sells out" to a giant conglomerate, but I don't see why that's necessarily a bad thing. From the business owner point of view, to start a company in 2012 and then be able to attract a $845 million dollar valuation today, that is truly an achievement of a lifetime. The beauty industry is so cut-throat, brand darlings one year are gone the next, who's to say this isn't a savvy play by DE to stay relevant and in business for the long term? That valuation off a $100 million annual REVENUE, not net, is a pretty high multiplier (though I do recall reading that it could have been even higher if not for the negative publicity earlier this year). 

 

Being part of a global conglomerate opens markets, resources, and talent that a smaller brand could never dream of. DE wants to become an international brand, the capital investment alone to explore those markets might have been just too risky, but with Shiseido's backing, it's now a real probability. 

 

Furthermore, it sounds like the founder and her team are staying on! There's definitely nativity to assume everything will stay the same, but Shiseido seems to be a good steward of their brands. I'm not even a huge DE fan (I only use maybe a couple items?) but I'm excited for them. 

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@MissPuff  I believe they also agreed to take on DE's liabilities.  I forget where I read it - it came up on my Google Newsfeed and the article indicated it was a plus for DE who is currently in litigation with L'oreal who alleges DE is using part of their proprietary formula for C-Firma.  

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Fascinating! Must be similar enough, I should go buy DE’s C-firma ($80/30 ml plus CUTER better designed hygienic user friendly bottle) since I don’t want to splash out $166/30 ml of skinceuticals c e ferulic. I tried a skinceutical product once only ~ 10 years ago. It was pricy, obscure (only spas and drs seem to know it), off putting, and didn’t work.  I’m sure it’s evolved (it is a fave among dermatologists). L’Oréal just has too much fragrance for me and it’s not a clean brand to my knowledge.  I love the L’Oréal shade range for my skin tone ( ❤️ Lancôme’s mascara primer and mascaras) but I’ve had to throw away every drugstore lipstick that I’ve tried over the years within a few uses because the fragrance and chemicals were too overpowering for me.

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@MissPuffgood points! The only relationship I've followed with Shiseido as the buyer is Serge Lutens. In recent years, the offerings for the house have not been as great but it is hard to tell whether it's due to pressure to increase profit margins and/or churn out commercial hits (which I think we're seeing with the Estee Lauder niche fragrance acquisitions like Kilian and Frederic Malle who, as you noted, agreed to be acquired in order to access EL's distribution channels) or whether Uncle Serge is running out of ideas! I have read complaints that the older scents have been reformulated but everyone says that about every house and of course, with new regulations, formulas do have to change.

very good points @misspuff if I had been offered almost a...

very good points @MissPuff if I had been offered almost a billion dollars I'd sell, heck I'd probably sell for much less. ps I love your profile photo

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@MissPuff Yes I am impressed by the purchase price vs revenue!!! If they didn't upset Caroline Hirons (and others), I think the brand could have been a unicorn. lol

 

Shiseido doesn't actually hold a lot of western brands (mostly their own sub-shiseido lines and some Chinese ones...plus Nars which had a big Japanese culture within the brand in the beginning). I would be interested in how they approach this. 

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@sarahshter thanks for sharing the news. 

 

Can't blame EL or Shiseido for taking what is offered for sale but why was it for sale? I'm annoyed with brands that are taking the crappy startup route - cashing out as soon as possible without a care about its customers or products. I notice the press release doesn't even say that the founder is staying on to work for the brand. 

 

Don't get me wrong, the part of me that is an analyst says this is a smart move by the owners. Move on, cash out $845M from only $100m annual revenue. lol, truly wonderful result from that perspective. 

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@nche the article I read from WWD, mentioned at the end of the article that Tiffany will stay on as creative director/president of the brand.

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@snoflakefaerie oh that's great! glad that she is staying. She has very strong opinions (not all I agree with) but that's part of the USP of the brand in my opinion. 

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Another one bites dust...

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Well, I think there were rumours of a sale to EL last yea...

Well, I think there were rumours of a sale to EL last year. Disappointed but not surprised. I'm tired of these large conglomerates buying up the smaller companies.

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Upsetting. Just look at Bobbi Brown after EL took over 😣

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@veronika23 definitely not good news 😐😐 I’m going to be really annoyed if the formulas change 

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There's rumblings on the market that DE could go for a lower price since they've had current run-in's and issues with social media and their customer base. It will be interesting to see if their bad PR does play a factor. Personally if they are going to sell I hope it's to Shiseido. EL has too much of the market as is plus of the 2 companies I think of Shiseido more when it comes to skin care.

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