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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

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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

 Old Beauty News Thread

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@MvLL thank you for sharing the story. He produces all of his own textiles? That is remarkable. It is also exciting to earn that there will be more to come.

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Yes, it is outstanding, @eshoe.  DvN hails from a family of tailors (3rd gen?); after reading a brief bio on famous fashion designers .org blog, it isn't a big surprise, as he has a strong Vision. And is maybe a lil' stubborn- in a good way.

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Ooh thanks so much @MvLL , I will look for it! 💄Don’t you also just love/hate it when you see a shade that you know is probably made for you?! Best ever. 

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Yes indeed, @Sunnysmom. Happy to help.

'Street Pink' looks suspiciously similar to Giv. le Rouge 'Framboise Velour' #315, & Merit 'Fashion' (which is a Proper Cool Berry on me- only if I skip B.Bees lip Balm under it).

I do wonder about their Formulas more than the colors though. Just how many can be concocted? 

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That was a good quick article @MvLL , my kind of read these days. 🤓 I hear you tho I suppose there is a world for a sheer, balm, satin and matte. Considering how I have managed to buy some of each one too lol. 

I’m sure there are so so many similar shades in the world. I mean how many of those can there truly be with but a tweak here, a tweak there?! Kind of seems like C Herrera lips which I have some of the satin and matte anyway. Did you try any? Hers are quite good. I was happily surprised as I was going to just dismiss them (and DVN as well maybe) as a fun boutique novelty and they are a terrific lip product imo. 

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@Sunnysmom We're just 'kids in a candystore' when we see l.s. (& other m.u)! Haven't seen Herrera l.s.(in person) - seems several designers have tried their hand at cosm., with quite mixed results. Remember Calvin Klein mu, circa '99-'01? or Ralph Lauren in early 80's? Good stuff.

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So true @MvLL ! I do remember CK (both!) and RL, and I did have some of CK and even Halston! Oof yes I’m old! Lol The cases were so fun too, I loved the heavy lucite CK and bean shaped creamy Halston! The original CK were kind of different if I recall. Or basic I should say. 

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@Sunnysmom. The minimalist Lucite & silvery metal of Calvin Klein cosm.(1999) was so complimentary to the House's cool, sans-serif aesthetic. Totally dig it. I even considered a set of C.K.Lucite brushes- But quality and form just wasn't there. The color cosm. were very subtle thou'. Bit like RL's.

I missed Halston's foray. Was that in the 80's?

Do you remember Chas.of the Ritz? With money from babysitting, I bought 'Manhattan Brownstones' e/s quad. Its pigmentation was Miles away from Covergirl, Max Factor, et al. Did it spell doom for me? nah...

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Yes @MvLL , I loved his minimal everything! Still do. They weren’t the greatest products true. Yup I think it was the 80s, had to be when I count back! If I can count back. 😆 Now I had to google it and it said he and Elsa P did collab sometime late 70s tho I know I would have bought in 80s. Found this old pic. I had the perfume, blush, powder and lip if I recall. Packaging had that nice heft like WA.  They were actually really nice products! Wonder if I saved any. 

I do recall C of Ritz!! Not sure I had any tho. Went from YSL to Revlon right if memory serves. Great use of babysitting money, good priorities even then. 🥰 

 

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Compliments, @Sunnysmom on your Fab taste. 

Elsa P. was so influential back then- I'd venture to say that her sculptural forms influenced NY Fashion designers with a 'minimalist' tendency,  ie Donna Karen, CK, Zoran. And H. -all the ultrasuede, and silk column dresses. Well, Japanese designers (Rei, Issey M, Yojhi Y) also had a Big influence on NY, London & Paris fashion-houses. A big topic..!

Over in the Besides Beauty group- '..favorite makeup moments in tv/movies?', there's a post with a still from a recent bio-pic of the late, great Halston.

 

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Yup I’m very familiar with those designers from the good old days too @MvLL ! (Loved those oversized white shirts!🥰)  Donna Karan was and is amazing. Great classic design lives on! Now if I could only apply that rule to cosmetics. 😳🙃 I did enjoy the miniseries on Halston, did you see it too? Over the top but it is what it was! 

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Ariana Grande’s R.E.M. Beauty Heads to Ulta

In its first brick-and-mortar distribution play, the brand is entering more than 1,000 Ulta Beauty doors next month.

 

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Not surprising, given it's morphe tie

 

article in it's entirety here ▼

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Ariana Grande’s R.E.M. Beauty is going wide with its first retail partner. 

The brand, which launched last year, is going into more than 1,000 Ulta Beauty doors next month with its full assortment. At present, it is only sold via the brand’s website, and spans makeup and skin care. Prices range from $16 to $24. 

R.E.M. Beauty may be new to Ulta, but Grande is not. The retailer has carried Grande’s perfume lines, which initially launched in 2015.
“We carry a number of celebrity brands that deliver credible influence and innovative products across all categories,” said Monica Arnaudo, chief merchandising officer, Ulta Beauty in an email. “Ariana Grande is a wonderful example of a long-standing, successful celebrity brand partner. Her fragrances are some of our most-loved in the category and we are thrilled to embark on this next chapter of her beauty journey,” she continued.

The brand, incubated by Morphe parent company Forma Brands, is said to resonate both domestically and globally. “From the beginning, Ariana has had such a super clear vision and really knew from the very beginning of the process, as founder and creator, what she wanted the brand to really stand for and to be about,” said Alex Alston, the brand’s vice president. 

Part of that value proposition includes accessibility, which Alston sees as guiding its distribution strategy. “Just having that IRL moment is really important, where [consumers] can really touch and feel and explore the product and also, we’re able to provide this playground in a meaningful way across the country,” he said. 

“In line with that ambition to be inclusive, it provides us that opportunity to connect with the widest audience possible,” he said. 

The celebrity beauty space has seen an onslaught of new entrants, from Scarlett Johansson to Jennifer Lopez. Part of cutting through the clutter, Alston said, involved making sure Grande was involved in every step of building the brand.
“What really differentiates the brand is that we are so authentically linked to her point of view and perspective. That has really allowed us to create something that feels very uniquely Ari,” Alston said. “She will always ensure that we are focused on the core DNA and fundamentals of the brand and I that keeps us true to her vision.” 

To that end, Alston added that Grande’s experience with beauty — both as a consumer, and from years in the makeup chair — makes her an ideal sounding board. “She road tests the product, her makeup bag is always full of R.E.M. Beauty samples and she will give me honest feedback all the time about how to make something better,” Alston said. 

The brand’s decision to enter retail comes after its second collection drop, called “goodnight n go,” named after the track on her 2018 album, Sweetener. 

Grande seemed equally bullish on the partnership. “I decided to work with Ulta Beauty as an exclusive retail partner because they are simply the best and such incredible partners,” she said. “We’ve worked together over the past few years doing fragrance and have built such a wonderful relationship. I feel like R.E.M. Beauty has such a perfect home in Ulta Beauty stores, and I so deeply appreciate their loyalty and their belief in my products. It’s an honor and I am very excited for people to get their hands on them in person.”

 

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Tula Skincare Goes Into Sephora U.S. - April 1st 
An assortment of 30 stock keeping units will be available online and in 250 doors.

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P&G’s latest acquisition is broadening its reach. 

Tula Skincare, which was acquired by the conglomerate earlier this year, is going into Sephora starting April 1. An assortment of 30 stock keeping units will be available on Sephora’s website and in 250 doors. 

The brand was reported to be Ulta Beauty‘s fastest-growing prestige brand, and was said to be doing around $150 million in net sales last year, as WWD reported. 

“We really are at an inflection point as a brand. I always say that strategy is what you say no to. We have stayed very focused from a channel strategy standpoint,” said Savannah Sachs, chief executive officer, Tula Skincare. “Now, we’ve earned the right to focus on the next step, which is incremental expansion and really raise the bar, which is our theme for this year.” 

Tula Skincare first launched in Sephora Canada last year, and Sachs cited exponential interest from Sephora’s customers as the impetus for the partnership. “We knew there was incredible pull from the Sephora customer on demand for Tula, and Sephora saw this whitespace in their assortment for a clean and clinical brand,” she said. “When Sephora came to us, they saw hundreds of thousands of searches for Tula on sephora.com.” 

Beyond casting a wider net, Sachs sees another facet to the partnership’s advantages. “Our brand awareness in the U.S. is still quite low, which is exciting. There’s this opportunity ahead of us, and so we see this expansion into Sephora as an incredible brand awareness move, to reach a customer that has a common foundation with our customer today, but also really complementary. 

“We’re very aligned in terms of age demographics with the Sephora guest, there’s clearly a focus on Millennials and, increasingly, Gen Z. Sephora has this incredible beauty enthusiast and ‘skin-tellectual’ customer, and a more urban footprint, which will really be complementary to where we are today.”

 

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Lots of more info on this partnership:

 

From Forbes (which I personally dislike but it is a source of business news): forbes DOT com/sites/sharonedelson/2022/03/08/walmart-partners-with-space-nk-to-launch-prestige-beauty-products/?sh=2f5357d638fe

 

Excerpts from an interview with the SpaceNK CEO in that article:

" “We have a host of different brands across all different creative thinking and ideology and price points,” said Lightfoot. “Slip, Grow Gorgeous, Philip B and Mario Badescu will be taking the end caps at launch. We’ve got some of the doctor brands and makeup brands such as By Terry. It’s a real mix of different types of brands, heritage brands and doctor brands and lots of different price points.

Finding the sweet spot for price point is something we really want to test,” Lightfoot added. “The impression and depth of the customer demographic Walmart has, which is mostly everybody, suggests that there’s demand for lots of different price points and products at different levels. That’s why we selected lots of different curated brands at different price points and with different ideology to really test that and see what works. That’s very much what this first step is about, testing and learning what works to understand how we move forward and what we double down on.”"

 

From Walmart merchandising director of prestige beauty ...didn't know that role existed nor that Walmart offered prestige beauty 🤔🤐:

“We were trying to continue that in the prestige sector. For us, it made sense, knowing that customer for the most part will mix their beauty bag and their shopping bags with both mass and prestige product." (....😬Personally I think that people's habits of shopping for prestige beauty in places that are not Walmart and the beliefs that Walmart has certain price ranges are very ingrained and hard to change).

 

Brands exclusive to Walmart-SpaceNK deal:

"New and exclusive brands will include Summer Camp, a mineral-based SPF range from the founders of Soleil Toujours, which will bow only at Walmart this summer, while new and exclusive products will include a bespoke zip lock pouch of single scrunchies from Slip and a custom-made Philip B introductory set."

 

So this deal does exist... intrigued to see how this will play out in terms of business and sales. 

 

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This is interesting. I also wish it was in more stores. I actually really like the idea, that is super great for rural people like me that don't have the stores others do. We have an hour drive for Target, TJ Maxx, Ross, Ulta and SiJCP. That's all we have in a 4 hour radius. Luxury stores don't exist here. Now the downside. Walmart is really really a thief's paradise. I don't know about any of the other stores but I worked at a Walmart for 5 years. And this is a rural area. Our Walmart, had theft totals in the cosmetics department alone of 60,000+. That 60k was the year they introduced more anti-theft packaging and those things you need an associate to grab off a hook for you. The next year, it didn't take long for people to learn how to beat those, thefts went back up to it's usual number of 90,000+.

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What will be the impact of that level of 'shrinkage'? A major increase in price of items? in a Retailer known for Low Prices!  -brings to mind a puppy chasing its own tail.

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That’s crazy @Samtian , the small (?!) percentage ruin it for the rest as it always goes. 😕 I had a discussion with an SA in Nordstrom shoes the other day and we noticed that Walmart was also carrying some shoes that they carry with some much higher price points. Wild experiment if so. My friend used to always say that the cleaning supply prices could not be beat however and she would go just for that. I remember that some stores were so clean and neat while others were just a disaster. A shame. I bet they were glad to have you! 😊

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@Samtian  That's a shame. 

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@Nahnom It appears that there are only select Walmart stores that will have this section included so these may be stores with a higher-class demographic in general than what we see in a lot of Walmart stores.

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You're right, @Nahnom .  Wal-Mart has a reputation and demographic that are not prestige.  I don't care if they carry a brand that's never been available to me before, but I've been really wanting--it's Wal-Mart and I will not step foot in that store unless I'm desperate!  Makeup--regardless of brand--is not desperation.

 

The last time I was in Wal-Mart, people kept staring at me.  I was wearing jeans, a t-shirt, and a mask--I was overdressed and no one else was wearing a mask. 😱

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