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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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@missjeanie I know a couple of BICers went and had a good experience. I think there's definitely a market for that and maybe after the brand closes they'll focus on expanding the stores.

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@makeitup305 @missjeanie I have pics and some video up of when I went in 2020 with my bestie on my IG. It’s pricey even with a discount but worth it for just the experience. I’m usually near the lib lab a couple times a week. 

 

 

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@SportyGirly125 I think it would be worth it for the experience.  I'll get it to fit in with a vacation/work someday!

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@MvLL @Sunnysmom @SportyGirly125 The more I think of it, the more I might want to do a mini bucket list of sorts and try to get to all the lip labs, creating and naming the lipstick for each city. Hm... Beauty Bucket List... May be onto an idea here. 

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Love that idea and it’s def a fun experience @missjeanie . They also offer specials periodically to help offset the pain. 😆

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@missjeanie @That’s a pricey bucket list. Sometimes you got to YOLO it. 

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@SportyGirly125 lol spread it out over a chunk of time maybe.  

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Jerrod Blandino, Jeremy Johnson Depart Too Faced

 

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The founders of Too Faced are leaving the brand. 

Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson, the duo behind the high-wattage makeup brand, which was founded in 1998 and acquired by the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. in 2016, are departing to pursue other entrepreneurial endeavors, effective July 1.

Taking the helm will be Tara Simon, who joined the brand in 2020 as senior vice president and general manager. She is being elevated to the role of global brand president. 

“Jeremy and I have known Tara for over 15 years, from her days at Sephora and Ulta to her current role at Too Faced. We want to congratulate her on her well-deserved promotion to global brand president. She has always had a uniquely Too Faced sparkle, positive outlook, business savvy, as well as strong and dynamic leadership skills,” Blandino said via email. 

Simon, who came to the brand after time as the senior vice president of merchandising at Ulta Beauty, said the brand’s performance was strong. According to recent data from the NPD Group, Too Faced is the seventh largest prestige makeup brand in the U.S. Simon said Better Than Sex Mascara and Lip Injection Lip Gloss are the top performers in their categories, and it’s off of that success she hopes to build the brand’s next chapter. 

“We have these three subcategories that really drive our business and they are helping us to deliver very strong growth,” she told WWD. “We’re continuing to lead with the strength of those hero skus, and build off of them. Our consumers will see more products in those categories, and attached to those skus.” 

That strategy is a hallmark of Lauder’s across its brands. As reported, hero products drive growth across the portfolio, and repeat purchases fall between 35 percent and 50 percent. 

Too Faced is also looking to strengthen its presence in key markets abroad. “Globally, we’re working really hard internationally to drive business in markets that are very strong, such as the U.K. and Japan,” Simon said. “Of course, the European markets are being impacted, but we have tremendous business in Latin America. We have plenty of bright spots around the world.” 

A few other category expansions are also on the docket. “We’re put together a long-term strategy we’re still executing to grow our consumer base and expand on hero skus,” Simon said. “We recently launched traditional lipsticks, for the first time in many years. That’s been incremental. We launched brow, which was also incremental for us. We’re doing a tremendous job of harnessing the power of our big heroes while sprinkling in cool, trendy products that will bring in a new consumer.”

Aside from growing the business, Simon also has the imperative of replicating Blandino’s creative prowess. “There’s nobody like Jerrod Blandino, and nobody can do everything that Jerrod can do in one person,” she said. “Jeremy found a way to operationalize and build every crazy idea that Jerrod had, starting with glitter eye shadow. 

“I’m not filling their shoes,” Simon continued. “I’m just coming in with my four-inch pump. My shoes are just different.”

My question is - does Clover get to stay?  Or is that the end of our lil' doggie friend. 🐶 

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@ZombieMetroAnt Didn't one or both of these guys posted a "Drunk Lives Matter" or "Rich Lives Matter" birthday cake on his/their social media(s)?? If so, then good riddance to him/them 👞 💨

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Yup, that's exactly right @Nahnom !  You have a good memory...it was the the latter on a birthday cake. 😑

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@Nahnom  Just had to look that up... because... how stupid would that be?  Well... yep.  Sounds like he said after getting busted that it was a friends party and he shouldn't have posted the photo.  Maybe posting the photo isn't the only poor judgement.  I remember some scandals with the brand owner/founders/family from years past as well.  EL may do well to distance themselves .

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@missjeanie , @Nahnom. Indeed probably many will distance themselves from this duo. How can they start a new venture with a their tarnished repute? I read on Muse's blog that the E.L. deal was worth 1.45B, (in '16). So not another penny!

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@Nahnom. If so, they aren't getting another dime from my purse. What a gauche, disrespectful 'joke' to put on a celebratory Cake. Plus, the posting of many of one's personal event stuff on social media is..impersonal. 

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From the NY Post: Ulta Beauty is attempting to makeup with fans after ugly backlash over its latest “tone-deaf” email promotion.

 

 

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The cosmetics mega company sent out an email for a Kate Spade perfume on Sunday that unintentionally alluded to the designer’s suicide. Ulta’s message to customers read “Come hang with Kate Spade” alongside a sale for its beauty products.

 

Spade died by suicide when she hanged herself in 2018. She was 55.

 

The beauty behemoth apologized in a statement to The Post on Monday.

 

“Ulta Beauty recently sent an email featuring Kate Spade New York fragrance with an insensitive subject line and for this, we sincerely apologize,” the rep said. “Mental health is a very serious, important issue in this country, and not something we would ever take lightly. We apologize to the Spade family, our Kate Spade New York brand partners and to our guests. Thank you for understanding as we strive to do better.”

 

Fans were appalled by the reference and expressed outrage on social media.

 

“How disgusting to use for clickbait,” wrote one, believing the message was written intentionally.

“I cannot believe I got this email today,” one person wrote on Twitter. “Is this some kind of sick joke? How insensitive and absolutely tone-deaf. Apparently nobody in marketing at Ulta remembers how Kate Spade died. Disgusting.”

 

Another chimed in “Just got this email … this is wrong of Ulta Beauty … Kate Spade committed suicide by hanging herself.”

 

“Ulta Beauty corporate probably having a MELTDOWN realizing somebody sent out a promo email with the subject line Come hang with Kate Spade … somebody’s losing their job,” a user added.

 

”Ulta Beauty f—ked up with their Kate Spade email. Not only did I get a metric f—k ton of emails all night, but the headline was BULLS—T. Ulta gives no care to the mental health community, Kate Spade or her family. Gross,” a fan wrote.

 

As May marks Mental Health Awareness month, another noted, “Kate Spade was amazing and an icon. Your lack of attention to detail is sad at best, negligent and hurtful at worst. Do better. #MentalHealthAwareness.”

 

Criticizing the critics currently disseminating the promo, one insisted, “Sharing that awful ulta beauty x kate spade email is honestly worse than ulta sending it in my opinion because someone in the comments who would’ve never seen it otherwise literally said they were triggered by it. that person should’ve just emailed ulta.”

 

At the time of the fashion icon’s death, her family sent out a statement saying: “To most of the world, she was Kate Spade, the beautiful embodiment of her brand and a glamorous cultural icon.”

 

Kate Spade founded the brand with husband Andy Spade in the early 90s, putting up their own money to launch their line of preppy, colorful handbags, which they hustled together at trade shows for years until the likes of Barneys and Saks would carry them — and without the help of celebrity endorsements as so many brands rely on these days.

 
How Kate Spade’s handbags took over the world
 

The duo sold their stake in Kate Spade to Neiman Marcus in 2006 — by then already considered iconic, and expanded beyond bags to include other accessories, clothing and home goods.

Andy released his own statement at the time of Kate’s death, explaining that “there were personal demons she was battling.”

 

“Kate suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease, one that takes far too many lives,” he wrote in 2018.

 

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or are experiencing a mental health crisis and live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside the five boroughs, you can dial the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline [dotorg)

 

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Wella Buys Natural Hair Care Brand Briogeo

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The acquisition marks a sharpening focus on sustainability, said Annie Young-Scrivner, Wella's CEO. 

 

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Wella Company has made its first acquisition under KKR’s ownership. 

The parent company of OPI, Nioxin and GHD has added Briogeo, the natural hair care brand founded by Nancy Twine in 2013, to its portfolio for an undisclosed sum. As reported by WWD, the brand was said to reach a sales volume exceeding $100 million, per industry sources. 

Annie Young-Scrivner, Wella’s chief executive officer, said that while Wella’s business was growing double digits, Briogeo caught her eye because of its own rise in sales. “We looked at companies growing even faster than us,” she said. “With Briogeo’s size, [Twine] has just knocked it out of the park, doing extremely well in premium retail and also building her digital capacity.” 

Young-Scrivner added that while the brands in her purview already focused on sustainability, Briogeo’s commitment to the cause would allow Wella to double down on it. “We’re very thoughtful of areas where we’re not as strong,” she said.

 

The infusion will also ignite product development in current and adjacent categories. “We have an incredible innovation arm with research and development centers across the globe, and we could fuel her growth in hair, and maybe in skin,” Young-Scrivner said. 

International expansion is in the works for the brand, which has a presence in the U.S. as a Sephora-exclusive brand and a growing presence in key markets. “[Twine’s] strength is that she started her business in the U.S., and she’s starting that expansion in Europe and Asia. We could definitely help fuel that ⁠— we’re in 100 countries across the globe, and it’s also making sure we’re growing in the right way,” Young-Scrivner explained. 

“The strength of Wella Company’s research and development, digital marketing and global operations, and their ability to reach 91 million hair and nail professionals and followers they serve and support will take our Briogeo brand to the next level,” said Nancy Twine, CEO of Briogeo, in a statement. “This is a significant strategic partnership for both sides, and one that is compatible in ambition, philosophy and culture. In Wella Company we have a committed partner to help our business and our employees reach the next level of growth. We’re excited to accelerate our expansion and innovation, globally delighting more people in more geographies and through broader delivery channels.”

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Dries van Noten has a limited beauty line including refillable lipsticks, perfumes, combs and pocket mirrors. The cases for the later two are made with ‘upcycled fabrics from past collections,’ according to Vogue. 

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These are really pretty aren’t they @eshoe , sigh. Lol. I’m sure you saw this as well but I thought it was kind of a helpful guide as Lexi mentioned the site shows them much warmer than they appeared to be from the shades she selected anyway. Yup I’m down that good old rabbit hole yet again! Holding on to those purse strings tightly. For now…! 💞

 

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Wonderfully realistic-looking swatches in this screen -shot, @eshoe , @Sunnysmom I.s.Smudged on paper is surprisingly effective, appealingly amateur and approachable. Rose Cliche -! Antwerp Vermilion!

Guess we could hope for a trio of miniatures? A holiday set?

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I love a good fast imperfect smudge of a swipe @MvLL ! I nearly ordered Rose Cliche! Held off. Lol Yes, a set would be good fun! 💞

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Oooooooh a holiday set, @MvLL! @Sunnysmom there is a lilac shade that is supposed to be coming out (I did not see it in the swatches, but elsewhere)…that would be a fun addition to a mini set.  

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