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Gen Z Makeup Trends, Explained By Makeup Artists

Gen Z might be the most beauty-savvy consumers in the game, and makeup trends show they’re also the most adventurous. While consumers once sought Instagram-perfect pouts, expressionism is now the name of the game. As epitomized by “Euphoria,” the 2019 HBO show which won an Emmy for makeup, young consumers opt for face art and […]

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Retailers Put Brands to the Test

Niche beauty retailers are moving beyond curation. For years, curating assortments has been crucial to how retailers have differentiated themselves — picking the best items from brands, and offering them up to beauty shoppers in a mix meant to surprise, delight and differentiate. But now, the most innovative beauty retailers are moving beyond curation, into […]

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From Taboo to Talked About: Sexual Health as Wellness

Female founders are setting out to modernize the sexual wellness industry. Among them are Catherine Balsam-Schwaber of Kindra, Beatrice Dixon of The Honey Pot and Éva Goicochea of Maude, who spoke with WWD and Beauty Inc senior editor Allison Collins about their plans to shift products and conversations in the sexual health and wellness space […]

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Mood-boosting Beauty, Meditative Rituals and Skin Care Devices to Reshape Wellness in Inter-COVID-19

MILAN — In the year ahead, beauty rituals, peer platforms and the rise of nature equity will create a new health lexicon, according to a report released by The Future Laboratory consultancy. In the study, the trend-forecasting agency traced an inter-COVID-19 roadmap, identifying the seismic shifts in consumer mind-sets and consequent implications and opportunities lying ahead […]

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Beauty Sales Grew Around 11% Worldwide in First Half

PARIS — The beauty market is bouncing back worldwide, with estimated sales growth of 11 percent in the first half of 2021, versus the same prior-year period. That’s according to L’Oréal, which on Friday morning held a virtual conference with financial analysts and journalists to discuss the group’s results this year. For the first time, […]

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P&G Shares Gain After Another Sales Jump, CEO News

Procter & Gamble’s chief executive officer David Taylor is going out on a high note — the company has posted another consecutive quarter of net sales growth during the pandemic.  P&G said on Thursday evening that Nov. 1, Taylor would transition to become P&G’s executive chairman, and that vice chairman and chief operating officer Jon […]