Beauty News

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

Revlon seeks buyers for entire business; Coty to exit Younique; Ulta Beauty posts double digit growth but warns against slowdown; and IPSOS tracks impact of major beauty trends.

Brand hires pet influencers as part of new campaign

Hourglass Cosmetics has partnered with influencers and their furry friends in a bid to stop cruelty-free beauty.

Zoë Foster Blake announces new brand

The mother-of-two looks set to launch a range of kids' bath and body products.

Beauty 101: Celeb fragrances

From sports stars and fashion designers to pop princesses and YouTubers, these celebrities have cemented their name in the world of fragrance.

Tried & tested: Charcoal

Over the last few years, charcoal has quickly become a staple in many beauty routines. Here are some of the charcoal products that are currently making waves in the BD office.

Zendaya to star in first beauty commercial

The singer and actress signed on as Lancôme’s newest global ambassador earlier this year.

The importance of beauty product reviews in 2019

Plus the tips to keep in mind when embarking on a product review plan of action.

10 brands for a well-groomed male

With Father’s Day quickly approaching, these 10 brands have the males in your life covered.

Aug 26, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Net sales at Estée Lauder reach US$14.86 billion; Givaudan continues shopping spree with buyout of Fragrance Oils; high percentages of young Australians suffer from stress, anxiety and panic attacks; and South Korean beauty device market to hit US$1.43 billion.

The lowdown on beauty product reviews

This week, a handful of articles have been published that observe the effectiveness of user reviews.

Charlotte Tilbury wins infringement battle

The celebrity makeup artist has won her legal battle against Aldi for copycat line.

Beauty 101: At-home hair colour

BD rounds up 10 products lending a helping hand with DIY hair colouring.

Actress launches Gen Z beauty line

2019 is undoubtedly the year of the celebrity beauty line.

Tried & tested: On counter August

The BD team road-tests all the new and noteworthy products hitting stores this August.

Libertine Parfumerie teams up with Myer

The boutique will offer a carefully curated range of cult fragrance and displays.

The natural lip collection winning over consumers

Here are the results from a recent beautyheaven Nude by Nature Trial Team.

Scientists develop new environmentally friendly sunscreen

Cashew shells have a distinct advantage over current UV protection agents, which are well-known for their negative effects on the environment.

Bobbi Brown and Birchbox founder back inclusive makeup brand

Live Tinted looks set to hit the big-time with its first injection of capital from a number of big-time industry investors.

Aug 19, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Revlon exploring strategic alternatives with Goldman Sachs; parent company of Aesop and The Body Shop posts strong Q2 results; Japanese brewer Kirin buys stake in pioneering skincare company for US$1.2 billion; and Shiseido's travel retail sales climb to US$504 million in first half.

10 brands for ad hoc hair

These 10 brands will have you covered, no matter the bad hair day.

A new role for Anna Wintour

Vogue's EOC has a new responsibility within Condé Nast.

First-ever Beauty BAZAAR lineup announced

Harper's BAZAAR is thrilled to announce its first luxury beauty event.

Tumblr has just been sold for an estimated $US20m

The new owner is optimistic about the acquisition, saying they couldn't be more excited to be joining a team with a similar vision.

Beauty 101: Baby-soft skin

BD rounds up 10 must-have products for baby.

Minenssey x Absolute launch

Take a look behind the scenes of the Minenssey Absolute launch at Botanica Vaucluse in Sydney.

Cult-favourite brand raises US$15m

The cult-favourite prestige brand has just scored its first outside investment.

The next pop star entering the beauty market

Ciara attended Beautycon L.A. over the weekend and spilled on her upcoming beauty plans.

ELLE and Harper's BAZAAR name Beauty & Wellness Director

An Allure beauty and wellness alum the beauty journalist has worked in Sydney, New York and London for multiple magazines and luxury brands.

Everyone at Cosmoprof was talking about these four brands

Various media outlets have done their best to uncover the most notable brands among exhibitors at CPNA.

Aug 12, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Top 15 international beauty and personal care companies for 2019; Canada's Cronos acquires US CBD company for US$300 million; Africa/Asia/Australia the strongest growth region for Beiersdorf; and 12.4 million Australians buy headache and pain relief products.