Beauty News

April 29, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

South Korea's LG buys Avon North America for US$125 million; Unilever Ventures invests in Australian skincare brand Dr Roebuck's; Aussie link to Kendall Jenner's first beauty venture; and growth in beauty sales fuels P&G's Q3 results.

Diesel Fragrances teams up with top Brazilian footballer

With around 250 million followers on social media, Neymar Jr. ranked in the top ten of the world's most famous celebrities.

Leonard Lauder is writing a book about his life

The 86-year-old son of Estée Lauder is working on a book detailing the story of his parents’ company, as well as all of the business lessons he has learnt.

Ellie Goodman farewells beautyheaven

The content producer has taken on an internal role at Bauer Media.

New magazine for young women launches

Win Win Magazine is set to "fill a void" with its empowering and inspiring content, with young women aged 16 to 21 being able to shape future content.

Pure Beauty Global Awards 2019 winners

The evening saw a record number of entries from over 30 countries across 31 categories, with established brands and industry newcomers coming together to battle it out.

Tried & tested: Youth-capturing beauty

Forget Instagram success, ethics and sustainability for a moment. Let's not forget that simply prolonging youthful, healthy skin is the aim of the game for many global beauty brands.

Instagram could be getting rid of like counts

A design prototype has been leaked that shows hidden like counts.

April 22, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

The Hut Group buys Christophe Robin; Daigou-focused AuMake acquires rival for $14.2 million; beauty giants rank high on Deloitte's largest luxury goods companies list; and Unilever scoops up supplement startup Olly and posts solid Q1 growth.

Bieber Beauty incoming?

Rumour has it, the new Mrs Bieber has filed for a trademark under her married name.

Australia’s favourite new beauty products revealed

With 48,600 votes submitted, the beautyheaven Glosscar Awards 2019 are here!

BEAUTYDIRECTORY's bumper guide to Mother's Day 2019

Get ready for Mother's Day with this edit of beauty gifts.

WGSN launches beauty forecasting platform

WGSN Beauty has been developed in response to increasing demand from the industry.

Why influencers are key to independent beauty brands

Consumers say that being introduced to new independent brands is the most common way in which digital influencers have impact for them.

Seven brands with peel-off masks

These brands will have skin looking fresh in no time!

April 15, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Foreo rumoured for sale with US$1 billion price tag; biggest monthly slump on record for Australian online sales; Fenty and icon brands drive double-digit growth for LVMH in Q1; and French private equity firm buys Scandi beauty favourite.

Report proves influencer marketing is going from strength to strength

The outlook for influencer marketing is still extremely positive, despite naysayers claiming that influencer marketing is dying.

Amazon Australia introduces Luxury Beauty category

Australian customers will now have access to thousands of luxury and salon products across almost 200 brands.

Pedestrian founders exit business

The pair are leaving to "explore new ventures".

LUSH to farewell social media?

The brand has decided to open up the conversation with its consumers elsewhere.

Hollywood actress launches fragrance line, Henry Rose

The range of 'clean' perfumes has been developed in partnership with the Environmental Working Group.

What to do if you're bad with names

Refinery29 has some tips.

April 8, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Colgate enters race for multi-billion dollar Nestle Skin Health business; Nutrafol attracts US$35 million from LVMH's investor arm; Lululemon to launch personal care range; and L'Oréal gears up to become world number one in prestige fragrance.

10 brands helping makeup stay in place

These 10 brands will help makeup stay fresh and skin hydration

Kourtney Kardashian launches Poosh

Kourtney Kardashian has unveiled Poosh, a beauty and wellness site.

Pia Miller: Pantene's first Aussie ambassador

BD recently spoke to the Chilean-born actress about the partnership and how she feels about joining the diverse line-up of strong, confident and empowering women.

Apr 5: Industry and brand news round-up

A round-up of the latest moves and changes in beauty this week.

Tried & tested: On counter April

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

Biologi influencer campaign raises over $10K for breast cancer

The campaign was fronted by breast cancer survivor Sofi Leota.

Combatting the declining sale of makeup brushes

Brush brands have started getting creative with new strategies, such as capitalising on the popularity of skincare.