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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

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Shiseido acquired Dr. Dennis Gross earlier this month. Multiple news outlets reported the sale was for $450M 

 

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I'm saddened by this.  Literally just recommended this brand 😓😭

 

From Lipstick Alley:

 

Private Equity Firm Acquires Uoma Beauty’s Assets

 

  By Daniela Morosini, Priya Rao 17 December 2023 

 

The inclusive label had struggled to capitalise on its early success, and recently faced customer complaints about failing to ship orders. New owner MacArthur Beauty is hiring a new team to run the brand and says “no one will be left high and dry,” but founder Sharon Chuter said she intends to challenge the sale.

 

 MacArthur Beauty LLC has acquired Uoma Beauty’s intellectual property, The Business of Beauty has learned.  Founded in 2019 by Sharon Chuter, Uoma Beauty put inclusivity front-and-centre in its product development and messaging, quickly building a following for its Say What?! Foundation, which comes in 51 shades. Chuter became a high-profile figure in 2020 after starting the Pull Up For Change movement, urging beauty companies to share what percentage of their employees are people of colour and Black.  The brand garnered attention and sales as shoppers patronised brands touting their commitment to diversity and inclusion. But Chuter unexpectedly departed the business in May, and Uoma Beauty had gone all-but dormant in recent months. Its last Instagram post was in August, and retailers such as Walmart and Harvey Nichols have put its products on clearance. Recently customers have taken to social media to complain that their orders were going unfulfilled. Emails sent to the brand’s press account bounced back. Chuter could not be reached for comment.

 

In an email sent to The Business of Beauty after this story’s publication, Chuter said she intended to challenge the sale, which she claimed she learned of only after it had been completed. She described the situation as “a cautionary tale of the realities of what founders have to suffer quietly with investors and why we are seeing more and more exodus of founders and consequently a decline in innovation.” 

 

MacArthur Beauty is an offshoot of The MacArthur Companies, which has historically specialised in deals within the cannabis, real estate and pharmaceuticals sector. Uoma Beauty is the new fund’s first beauty acquisition. BrainTrust, co-founded by Kendra Bracken-Ferguson, who sits on Uoma Beauty’s board, will stay on as an investor, while other partners, including Unilever Ventures, will no longer be involved.  “We saw an opportunity to save this company and turn it completely around,” said Todd Boren, managing partner at The MacArthur Companies in a joint interview with Bracken-Ferguson on Nov. 30. He said Uoma Beauty’s sales reached $15 million in 2022. Boren and Bracken-Ferguson declined to comment on Chuter’s remarks on Monday. The first order of business is to “stabilise inventory and make sure that we could re-fulfill these orders for these large customers and regain ... retailer trust,” said Tony Bash, MacArthur’s general partner.  Regaining customers’ trust is a priority, too. Boren said customers who never received their orders will be made whole. So will warehouses that are owed money by Uoma Beauty.  “No one will be left high and dry,” he said. Staffing will be another priority, as Boren said the previous team had largely already departed; a new chief executive and chief operating officer will be appointed shortly.

 

Boren said Uoma by Sharon C., the brand’s lower-priced diffusion line, which was exclusive to Walmart, is unlikely to continue, as the products were too similar to Uoma’s core offering.  “This isn’t a short-term play for us,” Boren said, adding that he anticipates the business will grow to add new categories such as haircare.  Bracken-Ferguson said she didn’t want to see such an important, Black-founded business fall by the wayside.  “[MacArthur’s team] ... see that vision, see that opportunity and [can] truly take the brand to the next level,” she said.

 

Editor’s Note: This story was updated on Dec. 18, 2023 to include a response from Sharon Chuter.

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@danielledanielle, interesting. I'll try to remember to keep up with how things go with this. 

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From WWD Women's Wear Daily

Acquisition is expected to close first quarter 2024; terms, including valuation or purchase price, were not  available when the news was announced two days ago.

 

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Oof, mixed feelings @itsfi 

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Same @danielledanielle, same. They acquired Tatcha a few years ago. I can't recall where or from whom I heard this but my understanding is that the Tatcha team stayed the same for the most part, and if that's the case, hoping that is the same for K18. 

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🫣🤞🏽🤞🏽

 

Right? @itsfi  Dermalogica and PC seem like they're doing ok.  I'm always worried about a brand being spread too thin, or an overhaul in employees/teams, or just cutting cost in general (discontinued products, reformulations

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Definitely @danielledanielle🤞 Discontinued products and reformulations are always a concern; add a sale to the mix and those two things are likely to be brought up or considered much more and likely through different lenses. I hope the team at K18 stays on board, with any changes being ones that would enhance the skillsets of those with the brand and strengthen areas that might not have been as well rounded.

 

Dovetailing on the acquisition news, Unilver also announced (and included a quick sentence at the end of the press release about the acquisition of K18) that it would be selling one of its beauty and personal care groups, one that includes brands like Byoma, Isle of Paradise and Tigi. That transaction is expected to wrap up in mid-2024. For a year (2024) that is / was expected to see less purchase/sale activities in the beauty space, Unilever sure has a full plate for the first half of next year. 

 

Back to K18, have you tried or are you interested in trying the recently released K18 Biomimetic Hairscience DAMAGE SHIELD Protective Conditioner 8.5 oz / 250 mL?

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No, @itsfi .  I haven't tried it yet.  I think I recommended it to hubbs, because he's having hair issues, but since we've been away from home, we haven't tried.  I've been meaning to work in the hair oil first.

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From The Guardian earlier today:

Hermès billionaire plans to leave half of fortune to ex-gardener and cut ties with charity

 

A descendant of the Hermès luxury handbag empire is engulfed in a public battle with the charitable foundation he founded after reports that he planned to cut its funding and instead adopt his 51-year-old former gardener and bequeath him billions.

Nicolas Puech, 80, a secretive fifth-generation descendant of Thierry Hermès, who founded Hermès in 1837, has begun the legal process of formally adopting the unnamed former gardener and plans to leave him half of his €12bn (£10.3bn) fortune, according to Swiss media reports.

 

Puech, who has no children, is attempting to cancel a “succession agreement” he agreed with a charity he established in 2011 to fund “the protection and promotion of public debate”.

 

😲

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Wild news @pocketvenus . 

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Dang, that is certainly some @pocketvenus 

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From Businesswire:

Sephora Announces New Class of Brand Founders for 2024 Accelerate Incubator Program

December 12, 2023 10:29 AM Eastern Standard Time

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Sephora North America announced the names of eight BIPOC brand founders who will join its 2024 Accelerate program, a longstanding brand incubator that supports emerging beauty businesses. Sephora's Accelerate program continues to serve as a pathway to success for many BIPOC-founded and -owned brands, with this year’s cohort spanning the haircare, makeup, skincare, and fragrance categories.

“We are thrilled to reveal the 2024 finalists of the Accelerate program and officially welcome them to the Sephora family”

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Now in its ninth year, the Sephora Accelerate program continues to focus on building a community of innovative, inspirational brand founders in the beauty space; it creates a foundation, network, and ecosystem for brands to launch and thrive. The program features a 360-degree, six-month curriculum with mentorship, merchandising support, grants, and investor connections for all participants, with the opportunity to launch at Sephora North America upon completion.

“We are thrilled to reveal the 2024 finalists of the Accelerate program and officially welcome them to the Sephora family,” shared Kristin Odegaard, Sr. Director, Merchandising Strategy and Business Development at Sephora. “This year, we received more than 800 applications – a record-setting number of applications in Accelerate program history – which we believe is a testament to the unique and differentiated curriculum we’re able to offer, plus the strength of our community. Accelerate continues to serve as a vehicle for discovering, cultivating, and even launching these amazing brands that represent so many of our clients and the world today, while providing meaningful support for growing brands to continue to succeed well beyond the program’s completion.”

Meet the 2024 Sephora Accelerate Cohort, demonstrating leadership in beauty:

  • Roz Samimi, banuskin – Founded on the belief that acne should never hold you back from safely achieving all your skin care goals, banuskin offers a full range of products formulated for the unique needs of acne-prone skin.
  • Hannah Diop, Sienna Naturals – Sienna Naturals was created by Issa Rae and Hannah Diop to elevate the wash day experience for textured hair consumers with clinically-proven, clean products that cleanse, treat, condition and style.
  • Yasmin Zeinab, ABI AMÉ – ABI AMÉ creates problem-solving skincare for the body, powered by active ingredients and made in France.
  • Diipa Buller-Khosla, indē wild – indē wild is a holistic beauty ecosystem rooted in tradition with revolutionary products that marry 5000+-year-old Ayurvedic superfood ingredients with modern chemistry, creating the world's first global Ayurvedistry™ brand.
  • Katini Yamaoka, Katini Skin – Katini Skin is home to powerful and high-quality facial oils that use wild harvested, natural, and organic flora from around the globe, with a unique focus on hero ingredients that pay tribute to Katini’s cultural heritage across Africa, Japan, and Australia.
  • Teri Johnson, Harlem Perfume Co. – The Harlem Perfume Co. is a luxurious, fine fragrance brand inspired by the heart of Harlem and the soul of jazz.
  • Denise Vasi, MAED Beauty – MAED Beauty offers decadent lipcare for daily wear.
  • Quani Burnett, Soft Rows – Soft Rows is a culturally-inclusive beauty brand, deeply rooted in high-performing, clean solutions that celebrate texture-rich hair.

This year’s program provides participating brands with comprehensive support and tailored guidance from the retailer’s ecosystem of beauty entrepreneurs and experts, as well access to an expanded network of top-notch operational experts and advisors. With a continued focus on building community and collaboration across the beauty industry, the program features weekly content and curriculum that aims to prepare brands for long-term success, with sessions such as Nancy Twine’s (Briogeo) Financial Readiness; Vicky Tsai’s (Tatcha) Brand + Assortment Strategy; Christine Chang + Sarah Lee’s (Glow Recipe) Social Media + Community; and Marketing Sessions with Amy Liu (Tower 28).

The 2024 Accelerate class will also receive access to 1:1 personalized consulting with Front Row and Clarity Media, plus a dedicated advisory team comprised of beauty industry partners, founders from within the Sephora portfolio and financial professionals.

  • Investment experts include Alicia Sontag, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Prelude Growth Partners; Alisa Carmichael, Partner at VMG Partners; Janet Gurwitch, Operating Partner at Advent International, and more.
  • Brand Founders + Legacy Partners include Danessa Myricks of Danessa Myricks Beauty, Greg Gonzalez and Joe Cloyes of Youth to the People, Lilli Gordon of First Aid Beauty, Wende Zomnir of Urban Decay + Caliray, and more.

Through this journey, brands will gain the necessary skills and relationships to build and sustain a successful business through consistent, cohesive, and ongoing support backed by digital and in-person resources with content and curriculum directly correlated to helping founders succeed at Sephora.

All 2024 participants applied to the program in Fall 2023. Eligible applicants were required to be at least 18 years old, have a North American-incorporated company, and be in the early stages of development (i.e., not yet widely distributed by others). In selecting finalists, Sephora also considered each brand’s vision, innovation, and current stage of product development.

To learn more, please visit sephoraaccelerate.com.

About Sephora Americas

Since its debut in North America 25 years ago, Sephora has been a leader in prestige omni-retail with the mission of creating an inviting beauty shopping experience and inspiring fearlessness in our community. With the goal of delivering unbiased shopping support and a personalized experience, Sephora invites clients to discover thousands of products from more than 360 carefully curated brands, explore online and through our mobile app, enjoy services at the Beauty Studio and engage with expertly trained Beauty Advisors in more than 600 stores across the Americas. And with its long-term strategic partnerships with Kohl’s, customers can now shop a fully immersive, premium beauty destination, with over 850 locations nationwide. Clients can access the free-to-join Beauty Insider program and digital community, which together enhance the experience of Sephora’s passionate clients.

Sephora has been an industry-leading champion of diversity, inclusivity, and empowerment, guided by our longstanding company values. In 2019, Sephora announced a new tagline and manifesto, “We Belong to Something Beautiful,” to reinforce its dedication to fostering belonging amongst all clients and employees and to publicly strive for a more inclusive vision for retail in the Americas. Sephora continues to give back to our communities and advance inclusion in our industry through its social impact and equity programming, called the Sephora D&I Heart Journey.

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@CookieGirl1 I am excited for all of those brands! Quite a few of them I can't wait to try!

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Leadership reorg at LVMH brings up speculations about succession plans

 

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Article from observer on msn

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Gotta love the nepotism here. I do think they could afford to bring some new ideas and fresh air into the organization but looks like that won't be happening any time soon. 

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More bad news at Forma, parent company of Morphe

 

In addition to Forma Brands filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy at the top of 2023, the company behind Morphe has undergone a round of layoffs. In October of 2023, Forma Brands quietly let go of 23 employees, with the decision taking effect immediately. The layoffs spanned across several departments, including social media, creative, marketing, influencer relations, and communications. It’s unknown how many employees are still with the company, but Forma has since begun to outsource work to agencies to bolster its creative and marketing departments.

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The Paris public prosecutor’s office is investigating financial transactions that "may characterize money laundering" allegedly involving the French billionaire Bernard Arnault, owner of LVMHLVMH owns Fenty, MUFE, Benefit, Fresh, Guerlain, Parfums Christian Dior, Aqua di Parma and others. 👀

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Has anyone tried out the new Rabanne beauty line by Paco Rabanne?

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