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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

 

Re: BEAUTY NEWS 2.0

Beautypedia has stated for the longest time that the site was being re-vamped.  It looks like they've gotten rid of reviews, and have replaced it with an ingredient checker and ingredient dictionary.  I'm devastated.  I was hoping for a plethora of new brands or at least new products to be reviewed.  And I'm saddened that it looks like we can't access the old reviews anymore.  Even if a formula changed, I still found it very helpful.

 

From the site:

 

What happened to the original Beautypedia review site?

 

The original Beautypedia review site has been replaced by the new Beauty Ingredient Checker, which gives you the ability to analyze and personally review any skin care product you want.

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@greeneyedgirl107  Well, at least Beautypedia's not pretending to be separate from Paula's Choice anymore. 🤣 The clear bias in several of their reviews was astounding. Some reviews were objective and I understand why many folks found the site to be a helpful resource. But it seems enough other people complained about the bias and inconsistency that PC decided to drop product reviews altogether and make Beautypedia an ingredient rating tool. I mean, I'm sure other reasons played a factor that only employees know (example: maybe Unilever didn't want to be responsible for reviewing other brands' products and the potential resulting backlash). But I'm kinda sad that you and others have lost what was a helpful resource for you. 

 

I guess PC/Unilever wants Beautypedia to give users a simplified view of best, good, bad, etc. ingredients for any product. They've simply hooked this tool into the existing PC ingredient dictionary to provide more details. I'm sure many people will like the simple pie chart presentation and this type of ingredient rating. Since I'm an ingredient-driven nerd, I prefer INCIdecoder's presentations via ingredient types/categories and chart with a few ratings. (INCIdecoder hasn't rated all ingredients in their database.) I assume PC's Beautypedia team has more experience in cosmetic chemistry and/or dermatologist or esthetician practice than INCIdecoder's team—though I wish PC would be more specific/detailed about that—but I like that both sites still cite studies to back their explanations and ratings. 

 

To test Beautypedia, I entered the INCI list of The Ordinary's Alpha Arbutin + HA serum. Apparently the tool doesn't recognize "alpha arbutin" (with or without a hyphen) as an ingredient: it gave me info on alpha bisabolol instead, which is definitely not the same ingredient. 🤦‍♀️ I had to change my input to just "arbutin" to get Beautypedia to find it in the ingredient database. If this tool's gonna be this fussy about inputs, it's gonna frustrate people. I'll let PC know they should widen the acceptable keywords for each ingredient. Also, I see this new tool now advertises (eh, suggests 😂) PC products related to ingredients. Not necessarily a bad thing since it's at PC's site. Just amusing, when I remember Beautypedia's "reviews" of PC products were all 5 stars and most read exactly like brief marketing blurbs. 

Re: BEAUTY NEWS 2.0

For those of you who have loved the Glow Recipe Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask 2.7 oz/ 80 mL , it looks like it's being discontinued:

 

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@CookieGirl1 I'm so proud of them for announcing a discontinuation.  Wasn't their watermelon mask a pivotal product for them?  I'm thinking it was the one that came in a sample that was shaped like a slice of watermelon - one I kept missing out on, so I'm so familiar with the product.  

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@greeneyedgirl107 @Yes agree I wish more brands would be this open when they sunset a product !! 

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@Kim888 other than UD's Naked palette, I don't ever recall a brand giving people a heads-up that it was being discontinued. 

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@greeneyedgirl107 and I'm interested to see the "replacement" as well.

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@CookieGirl1 Yeah, IDK if I've ever seen a replacement be better!

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@greeneyedgirl107 🤞🤞

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@CookieGirl1 - Kudos to the company for letting customers know in advance! 💖💖💖

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@Titian06 I know, right?  Better than just ripping it off the shelf and then saying, "Surprise!  We replaced it!"

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Crosspost: Looks like Glossier is coming to Sephora next year unless another brand has super similar product names ! 

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Wow, very exciting guys! Thanks @Kim888 ! 

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@Kim888 @SportyGirly125 this is so exciting!!!

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@Kim888 @So awesome. 

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BBW is changing their return policy September 14:

 

At Bath & Body Works and White Barn stores in the US, we offer our customers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not completely satisfied, you may return products purchased from us that are in new, gently used or defective condition (due to materials or craftsmanship) to any of our Bath & Body Works or White Barn stores in the US for a refund, merchandise credit or exchange, subject to this policy.  

 

AT SELECT US STORES, YOU WILL BE LIMITED TO $250 IN NON-RECEIPTED RETURNS OR EXCHANGES WITHIN A 90-DAY PERIOD.  These limits do not apply to the return or exchange of defective merchandise.  At select US stores, Bath & Body Works and White Barn will use an electronic system to record, monitor, analyze, and limit returns and exchanges. At select US stores, a government-issued identification (“ID”) is required in order to track returns and exchanges and Bath & Body Works and White Barn will electronically scan or manually collect information from this ID.

 

  • Original Receipt — Ninety days or less from the original purchase date, cash, credit card, debit card and PayPal purchase refunds will be issued based on the original tender; thereafter merchandise credit will be issued. Refund amounts are based on the purchase price shown on the original receipt (excluding any shipping and handling charges). All applicable promotions, discounts, offers, free items (as part of a qualifying purchase) and coupons granted at the time of purchase will be prorated and applied when calculating the refund amount. Your shipping confirmation email can be used as a receipt.
  • Gift Receipt — Merchandise credit will be issued for the purchase price on the gift receipt (excluding any shipping and handling charges). All applicable promotions, discounts, offers, free items (as part of a qualifying purchase) and coupons granted at the time of purchase will be prorated and applied when calculating the credited amount.
  • No Receipt — Merchandise credit will be issued based on the lowest selling price of the item, factoring in all promotions, discounts, offers, free items (as part of a qualifying purchase), and coupons that may have applied.
  • Gift Cards — Gift cards (including eGift cards) cannot be returned, exchanged or redeemed for cash unless the total gift card balance is less than $10. TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY TO GIFT CARDS.
  • Price Adjustments — A one-time price adjustment from the original selling price to the current selling price will be issued for in-store purchases when the original receipt is presented within 14 days after the date of the original purchase. Flash Sales, select promotions lasting 48 hours or less, Candle Day event pricing and email offers are not eligible for price adjustments.
  • My Bath & Body Works Rewards – With a receipt, an item acquired by redeeming a My Bath & Body Works loyalty program reward (a “Reward”) may be exchanged for another item meeting the eligibility criteria for Reward redemption. Without a receipt, an exchange will be processed pursuant to the terms of the “Additional Terms and Conditions” section of this policy.  If credit is preferred, with or without a receipt, merchandise credit will be issued based on the lowest selling price of the item, factoring in all promotions, discounts, offers, free items (as part of a qualifying purchase), and coupons that may have applied.
  • Instacart – With an Instacart receipt, merchandise credit will be issued based on the price paid for the product. Without a receipt, merchandise credit will be issued pursuant to the terms of the “No Receipt” section of this policy or an exchange will be processed pursuant to the terms of the “Additional Terms and Conditions” section of this policy.
  • Additional Terms and Conditions — As an alternative to a refund, customers are welcome to exchange product for a replacement that is of the same type and the same ticket price as the product being returned (for example, exchanging a three-wick candle for a different three-wick candle with the same ticket price). To make sure that we handle every return or exchange with reasonable fairness, we will not allow the return or exchange of product showing excessive wear and tear (for example, if the product looks significantly used) or product with a label that has been intentionally defaced. Whether a product shows excessive wear or tear or is returned in new, gently used or defective condition (or whether a return otherwise complies with this policy) will be determined by Bath & Body Works and White Barn in their sole discretion. All returns, exchanges and price adjustments must be made in the country of original purchase.  Policies may vary by store locale. The policy posted in the store of return governs. 

A written copy of this policy is available by request. Bath & Body Works and White Barn reserve the right to modify or withdraw this policy and the 100% satisfaction guarantee at any time with or without notice.

 

Here's the current policy:

WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY?

We just want you to love it! Return anything, anytime for any reason. 100% Guaranteed.

If at any time you're not completely satisfied with the quality of our products, you may return them to any of our Bath & Body Works or White Barn Stores in the US for a full refund, subject to the terms of our Return Policy.

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Revlon has filed for bankruptcy - from Hypebae

 

Cosmetics conglomerate Revlon has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection due to its debt load and the changing e-commerce vertical.

 

The company expects to receive $575 million USD in debtor-in-possession financing from its existing lender base, which will help support its day-to-day operations. “Today’s filing will allow Revlon to offer our consumers the iconic products we have delivered for decades, while providing a clearer path for our future growth,” Debra Perelman, Revlon’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said to Business Wire. “Consumer demand for our products remains strong — people love our brands, and we continue to have a healthy market position. But our challenging capital structure has limited our ability to navigate macro-economic issues in order to meet this demand.”

 

Revlon has faced fierce competition in recent years from indie beauty brands that are better positioned to meet the needs and wants of the Gen Z makeup demands. See more on Revlon’s filing and case background as this story develops.

 

Some Revlon memories

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@pocketvenus This reminded me of when Revlon dropped Cindy Crawford.  Here's an old NY Post article from 2000:

 

Revlon has reportedly traded in Cindy Crawford for a younger supermodel.

 

Revlon, whose value has dropped from billions to millions since the ’80s, says the 34-year-old Crawford’s look is out of fashion, according to a report yesterday on the Fox News Channel’s Web site, Foxnews.com.

 

They’re seeking “a new face for a new era” – looking for a barely 20-year-old younger model to fill Crawford’s high-heeled boots.

 

Possible Crawford replacements include Goldie Hawn’s ingenue daughter Kate Hudson and ultra-hot supermodel Gisele Bundchen, London’s Daily Mail reports.

 

A Revlon spokesman said: “Everyone has to move forward. It’s a new era. We’re moving with the times, and we need a new face to reflect that. It will be someone revolutionary.”

Crawford started with the company as a sweet, young 23-year-old.

 

In her two decades on the catwalks, she’s married and divorced Richard Gere, then married night-life entrepreneur Rande Gerber and become a mom – but her looks haven’t changed.

Her thick chestnut mane, deep red lipstick, beauty mark and brown eyeshadow are still firmly in place. But Revlon says she looks dated.

 

Ironically, Revlon is currently using Crawford to promote its hair-care products – which hearken back to the big and bouncy “Charlie’s Angels” hairstyles of the ’70s.

Her $3 million-a-year deal has been her biggest contract for more than a decade, plastering her face all over the world.

 

But her celebrity may have been her downfall. Revlon research showed she became almost invisible to consumers because she was such a familiar face.

 

Customers didn’t see the product lines launched by Crawford’s face as new products, the research found.

 

With its new trademark face, Revlon will seek out a younger, hipper following.

Meanwhile, sources say Crawford’s going the way of other disgruntled models and launching her own cosmetics brand to rival the firm that got rid of her.

 

She already has many personal businesses, including lucrative exercise videos.

Revlon says she may well continue working for the cosmetics giant “in a smaller capacity,” but she’s not yet old enough for its age-defying range – Melanie Griffith’s still got that job.

 

Crawford isn’t the only 30-something bombshell who’s getting let go for a 20-something.

Estée Lauder is also expected to ax Liz Hurley, 34, as its “face,” replacing her with 28-year-old Gwyneth Paltrow.

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@greeneyedgirl107 Thanks for sharing, I didn't know her career with Revlon was so major! What a horrible way to talk about someone's face though, comparing someone's features to a dated trend 😮

 

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@pocketvenus And the term "outdated" is so odd to use about Cindy Crawford of all people, b/c she's such a beauty.  All the girls were so beautiful then, but she was always my fave.  I marvel even more at her beauty when I look back now than I did then.

 

I saw an interview with her in the past few years (I think it was part of the Kevyn Aucoin documentary) and it was interesting how she described how people viewed the super models' looks of her day.  She said Christy Turlington was the classic beauty, Linda Evangelista was the chameleon and that she, Cindy Crawford, was "unfairly" labeled as the "girl next door."  I guess maybe she thought that notion limited her career in some way(s).  I can't remember if she described other models like Claudia Schiffer or Christie Brinkley.  

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