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Jan 27, 2020: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Helen of Troy acquires Drybar business for US$255 Million; UK fashion stalwart Ted Baker enters the beauty market; major growth in all regions lifts full year results for Beiersdorf; and premium cosmetic market to reach US$199 billion by 2025.

Hermès unveils new lipstick line

French fashion powerhouse reveals its first foray into the cosmetics industry.

Morphe teams up with YouTuber Pony

Morphe has snapped up South Korean Instagram star, Pony, to front its new makeup collection.

Kylie Jenner unveils new collection

Kylie Jenner is launching a Valentine's Day collection with her daughter, Stormi.

Jan 20, 2020: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

L Catterton-backed Intercos enters US$388 million financing agreement; L'Oréal Paris to debut 100 SKU Age Perfect Makeup Collection for the over-50s; November retail sales surge on back of Black Friday Bonanza; and refillables: Hermès and L'Occitane tap into the growing trend.

Kat Von D sells beauty brand

Kat Von D is saying goodbye, announcing that effective today she will no longer be in the beauty business.

Fragrance Foundation Awards adds gender neutral category

Gender-neutral fragrances will be officially recognised at The Fragrance Foundation Awards.

Jan 13, 2020: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Beauty tech grabs headlines at world's largest consumer technology show; leading Italian investment firm buys 20 per cent stake in Santa Maria Novella; halal beauty and personal care sales to reach US$54 billion; and L'Oréal to ramp up international expansion of US luxury brands with new global president.

Goop's Netflix trailer has officially landed

Netflix has released a new trailer that embraces Goop's controversial reputation.

Shane Dawson reveals secret beauty channel

Dawson spoke out in a series of Tweets that led to the unveiling of a secret YouTube channel.

Kylie Cosmetics appoints new CEO

Kylie Jenner will continue to to lead creative efforts, as well as social media.

Jan 6, 2020: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Retailers buoyed by Boxing Day sales of $2.3 billion; the four mega-trends for 2020 beauty; direct-to-consumer beauty sales continue to soar; and Kylie Skin to debut in Europe.

Facebook releases key trends set to dominate in 2020

The report is based on examination of on-platform conversation shifts over the last two years.

Dec 16, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Prada inks new fragrance license with L’Oréal; Australian Retailers Association partners with Facebook; World's top 10 cosmetic exporting countries; and Adore Beauty gets intimate.

Dec 13: Beauty reads from across the web

Here are four industry articles that have piqued our interest over the past week.

Google reveals its 2019 beauty trend statistics

Google has released this year's top 10 beauty trend statistics.

Pinterest 100: The top trends to try in 2020

For the first time, Pinterest has organised these insights into ten themes that show broader cultural shifts and changes in consumer behaviour.

Beiersdorf acquires stake in beauty tech start-up

South Korea's Lycl Inc.combines three different business models.

Jeffree Star refunds customers following backlash

The beauty influencer is refunding his mystery boxes, following a string of 'false advertising' claims.

YouTube reveals top beauty videos of the year

What this wrap-up lacks in originality, it makes up for in useful data.

Elle Macpherson unveils first skincare line

WelleCo's first skincare line is now available for purchase.

Dec 5: Beauty reads from across the web

Here are five industry articles that have piqued our interest over the past week.

Reddit's new data reveals a lot about the state of beauty

Here are its top ranked communities and talking points from the past year.

Twitter publishes handy 2020 marketing calendar

The social platform has rounded up 2020’s most-anticipated events that will unfold over the year.

The biggest 2020 social trends predicted

What will 2020 hold for the ever-changing landscape of social media?

Dec 2, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Priceline launches Click-and-Collect for Christmas; Unilever, Henkel, Colgate-Palmolive and private equity firms shape up for US$7 billion auction to buy Coty Professional Beauty; L'Oréal ramps up global presence of SkinCeuticals; and Givaudan acquires Indena's cosmetics division.

Are brand community members the new influencers?

Just when you thought you had all marketing bases covered, it appears there's another model on the horizon that experts are claiming could lead the way when it comes to building engagement and sales in 2020.

Facebook launches new app for teens

The new app allows users to create their own memes using simple tools and templates.

These are the posts that Instagram thinks defined the decade

Here are the winners...

Instagram's latest feature could be a beauty PR's best friend

Is the social platform about to take on Facebook events?

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