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BEAUTY NEWS 2.0

~ Updated Dec 23rd 2020 ~

 

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

2021 RELEASES THREAD

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confidential/2021-PRODUCT-RELEASES-THREAD/m-p/5692691

 

FALL-WINTER & HOLIDAY RELEASES

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confidential/FALL-WINTER-amp-HOLIDAY-2020-RELEASES/m-p/55432...

 

FOUND IN THE WILD THREAD

(links to new products for purchase at Sephora)

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Trending-Now/FOUND-IN-THE-WILD-THREAD/m-p/5157361

 

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

 

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

 Old Beauty News Thread

Spoiler

 

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I received an email from Kohl’s that you can now purchase Sephora + Kohl’s on line. You can not apply Kohl’s cash or coupons to your order but you can earn Kohl’s rewards on your purchases .  Also according to the website you can earn Beauty Insider points. I will be looking into how to receive both. This will definitely help with the $75.00 towards free shipping. Not sure when the in store shopping will be available but when I was at Kohl’s a couple of weeks ago the sign stated that the area will be open in August. At the moment 125 brands are available for purchase.

 

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Thought I'd post an update on the Marc Jacobs situation. Business of Fashion reported on the situation roughly a week ago. Excerpts below

 

Marc Jacobs Beauty is unloading product and considering changes to the brand as its licensing agreement with Kendo enters its final months.

 

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A customer service representative for Marc Jacobs Beauty told BoF the brand would be relaunching. A spokesperson said the Marc Jacobs Beauty licensing agreement with Kendo ends later this year, and the brand is “exploring opportunities with a new partner.”


“Marc Jacobs Beauty is not being discontinued,” the spokesperson said. “Currently, we are in the process of strategising the best way to reach our global customer going forward.”


Kendo, the LVMH-owned beauty incubator, manufactures Marc Jacobs Beauty, as well as Fenty Beauty and Ole Henriksen; meanwhile, LVMH-owned Sephora sells the products. A spokesperson for Sephora declined to comment on whether the beauty retailer will continue to sell Marc Jacobs Beauty in the long term.


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Other popular beauty brands, like Kylie Cosmetics, have undergone rebrands and reformulations in recent months, opting for vegan and cruelty-free products in keeping with the prevailing industry trends and consumer expectations. But in the case of Kylie Cosmetics, speculation surfaced that the rebrand was forced due to ongoing litigation with Seed Beauty and Coty Inc., where the former accused the latter of stealing trade secrets.


Whether Marc Jacobs Beauty undergoes a product and branding change depends on its contract with Kendo, and who owns the rights to the formulations, said Oliver Herzfeld, senior vice president and chief legal officer at Beanstalk, a branding firm that helps facilitate licensing deals for consumer goods. Licensing agreements are typically three- to five-years long, and usually up for renewal if the relationship is successful, he added.


“If the relationship is going well, [licensing partners] would have no reason not to renew the relationship, but ‘going well’ could be based on a lot of different factors like commercial success, how they’re behaving, royalty payment disputes,” Herzfeld said. “Ultimately the licensor has to protect its brand, that’s the number one thing.”

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Thanks for the official scoop - this is what I've been hearing in the rumor mill, too, @pocketvenus 

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Glossier will be opening stores in Seattle, Los Angeles, London and New York. They had stores but closed them. 

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Thanks, @SportyGirly125 !  I really liked the store in L.A., but the pop-up my daughter and I visited in Austin a couple years ago was even. more fun - it was bigger and had more room to move around - hopefully they'll remodel the permanent stores. 

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Nice! I visited their NY store once when it was open and it seemed well organized 

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From WWD:

 

A new program called “Clean Plus” is said to be banning petroleum-based ingredients and focusing more heavily on sustainability.
 
By James Manso on June 15, 202
 

Sephora is beefing up its clean beauty initiatives with a program called Clean Plus, sources tell WWD.

Several industry sources said the U.S.’s largest prestige beauty retailer will be introducing new parameters for brands to qualify as “Clean Plus,” which includes formulating without polyethylene glycol and other petroleum-based ingredients. Skin care, hair care and makeup brands are expected to comply by 2022; fragrance brands are given until March 31 of 2022, the sources said.

Sephora did not respond to WWD’s request for comment by press time.

Two sources said 30 percent of Sephora’s sales growth — which is nearing $3 billion in online sales for North America — is coming from the 92 Clean at Sephora brands, and Sephora is hoping to build out its assortment of clean hair care and color brands.

 

 

 

“A lot of these clean and sustainability initiatives are directed by consumers. It’s no longer Sephora doing above the call of duty, they’re responding to consumer demand,” said one source.

Although two of the sources described the upgrade as just updating the retailer’s standards, other sources allege that more rigorous standards around “clean” are meant to compete more directly with clean retailer Credo, which partnered last year with competitor Ulta Beauty. “Credo has become the gold standard,” one source said. “Credo is the destination for clean, but Sephora is the destination for prestige.”

There is a sustainability component to the certification process, a source said. “It’s actually very in-depth. They’re pretty strict,” one source said. “With this new program, you’re going to have some interesting brands come across.”

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@CookieGirl1 My concern about the push for "clean" products is that it may weaken formulas.  I know this isn't necessarily the case, but when I hear "clean" I think "natural."  And when I think "natural" I think "all natural."  And when I think "all natural," I think of products that pack less of a punch.  I like to use products with "chemicals" in them b/c that's what works.  When I try to be more logical, I think about how preservatives have been demonized, while I actually don't mind them because I appreciate that they keep my products lasting longer.  This keeps them in shape for items I hoard, and makes my dollar go further.  I'm also reminded of how other ingredients got a bad rap, like how many people jumped on the "no cones" bandwagon for hair care.  Meanwhile, many others like (and need!) silicones.  I would die if silicone hair serums were few and far between, or ceased to exist.  Basically, I like many of my products just fine and I'd hate that the "clean" push would change or eliminate them.  I'm wondering if there are more people out there like me, and if there is possibly a silent majority.

 

I've also become frustrated with "clean" items as so many of them contain irritants!

 

As a consumer, what I find most concerning is the lack of transparency about concentrations of active ingredients.  How often do we not know how much retinol or AHA or BHA is really in a product?  Rather than a clean label, shouldn't we be demanding more knowledge about ingredients that are in a product?  I feel like the "clean" label is often more focused on what a product is without.  But what's inside a bottle should be equally as important.  I feel like you can't have one and not the other; it's like checks and balances.

 

What I'd like to see from brands are more options - like, a fragrance-free option or an alcohol-free option.  Too many items are destroyed by these ingredients, IMHO.  I'd also like to know what's going on *before* an item is reformulated or discontinued.  I think it's so heartless of companies to leave consumers in the dark.

 

Another thought: the way I read this article, it seemed like Sephora was pushing the brands to comply.  On the one hand, you could interpret this as Sephora pushing high standards.  But on the other hand, you could interpret this as Sephora dictating what sorts of formulas brands should make.  I think this may be an uneven distribution of power.  Sephora is one big retailer pushing hundreds of brand to formulate a certain way.

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I feel like the "clean" label is often more focused on what a product is without.  But what's inside a bottle should be equally as important.”

 

This is such an excellent point, @greeneyedgirl107

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@eshoe @greeneyedgirl107 totally agree.  

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@greeneyedgirl107 You raise a really good point in Sephora and other mega-influential retailers having the power to enforce somewhat arbitrary rules about formulations based on the need to qualify as "clean." I can't help but wonder if this whole thing was a factor that led to the downfall of our beloved Bite???????? 😢

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@pocketvenus @greeneyedgirl107 regarding Bite, that sounds very similar to what I was told from a SA not long ago. They are struggling to figure it out I guess. So sad. I miss them too!! 

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@Sunnysmom Sad but good to know! I seem to recall there was also a regular stream of people who had experienced allergic reactions to Bite products so maybe there was pressure from distributors to change the formula because of that too?

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Oh that’s right @pocketvenus I do remember some folks having reactions. Yikes. Will be so interesting to see what they come up with. I hoarded so many backups I’m afraid they are have all turned  by now. 😢

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@Sunnysmom I feeeeeeel you!! It's so sad there's a limit to how long you can go when a cosmetic is reformulated ;_; 

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@Sunnysmom @pocketvenus I reacted to their old Agave formula made with lanolin, but never had an issue with the lipsticks. I’m not sure which ingredient caused the reaction for people in the lipsticks, since I’m fairly certain lanolin was only in the Agave products… 

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@alexasteph Yes, I'm also pretty sure the lipsticks were free of lanolin. The products with lanolin definitely seemed to bring up the most consistent issues for people but I seem to recall other products resulting in reactions? I did a quick google and found a reddit thread stating the almond oil may have been a problem for those with nut allergies

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@pocketvenus Ah that would make sense! Yes thankfully I have no issues with nuts, they’re a staple in my diet! I’m like a squirrel hahaha. 

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I’m sorry @alexasteph , yuk that’s no fun! 

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