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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

Spoiler
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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NYX Cosmetics’ Toni Ko Launches Bespoke Beauty Brands
The company, which focuses on partnering with influencers to launch niche beauty brands, will release Kim Chi Chic — a collection with “RuPaul's Drag Race” contestant Kim Chi — on Oct. 16.

Kim Chi Chic 

Full article:

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NYX Cosmetics founder Toni Ko, who sold the company to L’Oréal in 2014 for a reported $500 million, is making her return to beauty with Bespoke Beauty Brands, an “incubator” partnering with influencers to launch niche beauty brands.

“My life goal is to build another successful company,” said Ko, who’s based in Los Angeles. “…I came here when I was 13 years old, a first-generation immigrant.”

With parents in the cosmetics industry, in retail and later working as wholesalers, Ko was immersed in the business growing up and would end up dropping out of community college in Glendale, Calif., to work for them full-time. At the age of 25, she saw a gap in the market and, after receiving a $250,000 loan from her parents, started NYX Cosmetics. 

Any regrets about selling the company?

“No, my life motto is to not have regrets in the decisions you make,” said Ko. “I do wish I had the company for another year or maybe two. But L’Oréal is an amazing buyer for the brand. I was just in Scotland walking down a random street, and I look over and see like a four-foot display of NYX Cosmetics in a random store in Scotland. I was like, ‘I can’t believe it this is my baby.’ It’s so exciting to see it become such an international brand.”

These days too many brands are under “one umbrella,” she said. “They try to hit every market.”

“With CBD, I just noticed even NYX has a CBD line,” she continued. The cannabis ingredient, which is derived from the hemp plant and helps treat pain, anxiety and insomnia, has been a breakout trend in beauty this year. “When you do that, I think you lose that specialty in that certain ingredient. If I do a CBD-infused cosmetics line, I want a brand that is solely dedicated to that. I think that is what’s lacking, the lack of specialty.…For me to fill that gap is to launch smaller, more boutique brands that specialize.” 

Ko — who appeared on Forbes’ “America’s Richest Self-Made Women” for the third time this year — plans to do just that with her newest endeavor now that her non-compete with L’Oréal is behind her, expiring on July 30. Bespoke Beauty Brands projects $2.5 million in sales the first year with a double-digit increase each year following, the company shared.


Toni Ko

As she continues to act as chief executive officer of Thomas James LA, a sunglass company she founded after she sold NYX Cosmetics, Ko is getting ready to release her first launch, a partnership with Kim Chi — the stage name of fellow Korean-American Sang-Young Shin. Shin, an influencer with 1.8 million Instagram followers, is best known for competing on season 8 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” 

“He’s amazing,” said Ko, who was a fan of the reality star. “I just adore him so much.…I want to work with people who are nice. I’d much rather work with someone who is more genuine, more organic, just that nice core person than with somebody who has a gazillion followers.”

Shin shared his excitement for the opportunity and respect for Ko. After she reached out, it was a no-brainer to say yes. “It was always my dream to have a beauty brand. It means so much to me, and I’m so excited for the release.” 

Kim Chi Chic, which launches on Oct. 16, is a playful and colorful collection of products: three “High Key Gloss” lip colors, eight glittery “Diamond Sharts” liquid shadows, a “Rainbow Sharts” eye shadow palette and two hand-held, LED-lit mirrors. The all-pink packaging includes a limited-edition collaboration with Ketnipz, the Instagram cartoon with 1.3 million followers.

“If you feel the weight of the palette, it’s very substantial, and it’s only $29,” Ko said. Like NYX Cosmetics, she plans to keep the pricing competitive. The eye shadows retail for $8 each; the lip glosses for $9, and the mirrors for $25. “We aren’t the $50 palette. We’re not your $25 lip-gloss company.” 

Kim Chi 

She and Shin will next release a rice powder-based setting powder named “Puff Puff Pass,” a cream eye shadow line, “Pot de Crème,” and concealer palette, “Undercover Hoe.”

“That’s what I mean by it might not be for everybody,” said Ko with a laugh. “We’re going to drop every three to four weeks. It’ll be on the Kim Chi Chic web site, and under the Bespoke brand, we’ll have it as an individual [limited liability company]. Each of the entities will have its own web site but will operate under Bespoke Beauty Brand.”

It’s an equity deal, she said. “I look at it as a portfolio,” she continued of the company. “My goal is to launch two brands a year…I’m an entrepreneur at heart. I can’t sit still and do nothing. I love building companies, but I love creating product. That is where my real passion is.”

A second brand she’ll be launching in about three months isn’t with an influencer, however, she shared. “I want to test out the two different concepts, but I actually love having an influencer partner. They are the ceo’s of their brand and the marketing engine behind it.” 

She’s focused on the U.S. market, and along with CBD and clean beauty, she sees opportunities in vegan-friendly cosmetics and men’s: “In this line we have some products that are vegan, but I’m talking about an entire line focused and dedicated to being vegan. I also see an opportunity in men’s grooming. I’m not talking about eye shadows or lip glosses. I’m talking about light cosmetics products, grooming eyebrows, spot treatments, concealers and a focus on skin care actually because men are different these days. This new generation of men is way more into their looks.” 
Kim Chi Chic 

“I learned a lot on what to do with my first company, NYX Cosmetics,” she continued. “I learned a lot on what not to do in my sunglass company, which I still have but didn’t go so well for me. Now I’m blending the two knowledges and implementing that into this third company.”

She currently has a team of six.

“I am self-funding currently,” she said. “I do have that advantage. Also, I already do have that relationship with my suppliers. I don’t have to go and source additional suppliers…I’m doing product development myself, and I have a graphic person. I want to bring in a lot of amazing influencer partners. I want everybody to be able to be very financially independent.”

Ko is also the founder and ceo of Butter Ventures, a firm that invests in start-ups, particularly those created by women.

“I like working with a lot of female founders and female entrepreneurs,” she said. “Hopefully, after this or along the way, I’ll be building a team, and when I’ll have a little bit of down time, my goal is to dedicate my time to the speaking circuit or being an inspirational role model for female entrepreneurs, minorities.”

 

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Morphe will carry p Louise

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New singles etc from Haus - Lady Gaga. Anybody try anything? Good prices too.  I ordered a lip gloss and lip pencil for science. ☺️ @TraceyEB BD5718AD-B92E-49D5-8879-1888D8AE6711.png

 

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@Sunnysmom  I just saw that Haus has its own "shop" on Amazon too!

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Interesting @Guessgal, I think we heard in the beginning it was going to be on Amazon but I’d forgotten! Thanks for reminder! 💞

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@Sunnysmom, It's worth the experiment! I ordered the Dynasty and Metalhead collections when first launched on Haus Labs. Waiting for it to be shipped.

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Even more data points!  Looking forward to your results too, @TraceyEB!

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@Titian06, looking forward to seeing what everyone bought!

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Yup def @TraceyEB ! I didn’t know you ordered some too! Fun! Def share when you receive them please. I did Slayer and Scream. Anxious to see. I held off on initial stuff bec none really spoke to me. Or I was just being good 🤔. Lol.  Doubtful. Wonder if she’ll do any traditional items like lippies or highlighters. One can hope! 

I ordered the goddess bundle on prime day I think it ship...

I ordered the goddess bundle on prime day I think it ships the 19th. Will share my reserch findings when it arrives

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Looking forward to your findings as well, @moxiepancakes!

Re: I ordered the goddess bundle on prime day I think it ship...

Oh fun @moxiepancakes ! We’re gonna have a great cross section of goodies to see! Wish she’d come to Sephora! 😊

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@Sunnysmom - Looking forward to the results of your scientific research!  Smiley Very Happy

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You got it @Titian06 .  This kind of work I like. 😬

BEAUTY NEWS

Victoria Beckham Beauty launches Sept 14.

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So excited for this! I really like her aesthetic, such a classy lady. 

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Ooo that’s exciting and very much expected. It was about time that she launched her own beauty brand.

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Well you just made my day @TraceyEB ! Thank you! Curious to see what she comes out with vs her other limited release stuff! I really liked a few items in skincare, lips and shadows. 

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@Sunnysmom Really Ree has swatches of all her first products on her blog. I really like the look of her potted shadows.

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Ooh thanks @makeitup305 I’ll def look. I did order the tuxedo eye and bronze liner. Excited to see them and rest of it too!! Did you get any did you say? 

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@Sunnysmom, that's nice of you to say! I only have a few things and liked them though the first launch seemed superior from a quality standpoint than the second. I guess we'll soon see the product lines!!

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