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Do legacy brands still have the upper hand in the beauty industry?

Feb 6, 2024
Cosmetics and fragrance are an evolving business — influenced heavily by the ethos of Gen Z.
Legacy cosmetics brands have always had to keep redefining themselves to stay relevant for consumers, noted the Kearney Consumer Institute's Katie Thomas.
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With an eye on social media, Coty takes a majority stake in Kylie Cosmetics

Nov 18, 2019
The deal highlights the rising importance of influencers to the beauty business.
Kylie Cosmetics on display at Ulta beauty on November 18, 2019 in New York City. Kylie Cosmetics has sold a controlling stake to Coty Inc for a reported $600 Million.
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Why is Rihanna's makeup line selling like wild?

Sep 22, 2017
Fenty Beauty boasts 40 shades of foundation. Fans say it gives women of color something they can't find elsewhere.
Bamike Ogunrinu, left, sits as New York City-based makeup artist Etzel Ecleston does her makeup with Fenty Beauty products. The brand, launched this month by popstar Rihanna, has been selling out online and in stores.
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How tech is finding its way into your beauty bag

Mar 16, 2017
Turns out algorithms are just at good at assessing your pores as analyzing data.
More than 300 companies displayed their products at the Beauty Tech Summit at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Products showcased include a hairbrush with a built-in microphone.
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You're probably putting on deodorant the wrong way

Aug 9, 2016
Hotter temperatures means more deodorant sales, but are you even using it right?
Miley Cyrus applies AXE deodorant backstage at Z100's Jingle Ball 2013.
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How Ulta Beauty keeps people shopping at its brick and mortar stores

Jul 6, 2016
For beauty enthusiasts, Ulta is a "destination."
At Ulta you can find anything and everything. From $2 lip liners to $200 blow dryers.
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For public good, not for profit.

From a beauty blog to a booming business

Mar 16, 2016
Emily Weiss, CEO and founder of Glossier, talks lip balm and investors.
Emily Weiss says Glossier is for any girl who is "always searching for the best."

Glam App creators explain their beauty services model

Feb 15, 2016
The on-demand beauty app gives stylists the ability to book their own clients.
The Glam App provides on-demand beauty services to consumers. 
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P&G gets better looking by dumping its beauty lines

Jul 10, 2015
Procter & Gamble's beauty brands brought in a lot of revenue, but not much profit.