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For sale: A brand that pioneered cosmetics for women of color

by Erika Beras Apr 11, 2019
The company that launched Ebony and Jet magazines — Johnson Publishing Company of Chicago — has filed for bankruptcy. Johnson sold off its magazines in 2016, but held on to Fashion Fair, its cosmetics brand. When the brand hit the market…
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Red lipstick and gold hoops: attitudes toward makeup are changing at work

by Janet Nguyen Feb 19, 2019
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has started a conversation about the standards placed on women in the workplace.
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How to be a cosmetic scientist

by Janet Nguyen Feb 15, 2019
Beauty and science aren't mutually exclusive.
Balanda Atis serves as the director of face innovation and multicultural beauty at L'Oréal USA.
Courtesy of L'Oréal USA

Young shoppers are giving the makeup industry a makeover

by Erika Beras Oct 8, 2018
With big chains like Sephora and Ulta on the move, department stores are playing catch up.
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YouTube beauty videos for people over 35 are a huge hit

by Sean McHenry Oct 27, 2017
Yes, many social influencers are millennials. But the category to watch might be the over-35 crowd.
Angie "Hot-and-Flashy" Schmitt before shooting one of her videos. 
Courtesy of Angie Schmitt.

Why is Rihanna's makeup line selling like wild?

by Peter Balonon-Rosen 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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Campaign Jobs: Making politicians prettier

by Kai Ryssdal and Robert Garrova Aug 19, 2015
Kriss Blevens is makeup artist to politicos, including former Rep. Newt Gingrich.

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Why M.A.C. is the foundation of the Estee Lauder brand

by Stan Alcorn Aug 15, 2013
Estee Lauder began marketing makeup to minorities in the U.S. during the recession, launching its M.A.C. stores. Now that line is the biggest selling makeup in several countries.

FDA warns on anti-aging claims of cosmetics

by Sarah Gardner Sep 13, 2012
Anti-aging creams are a growing share of the cosmetics market, but the FDA warns that if companies claim pharmaceutical benefits from their products, the FDA will review them as drugs.

Cosmetics for men a growing market

by Jeff Horwich and Jeremy Hobson Jun 25, 2012
One of the fastest growing segments of the cosmetics market is actually products geared towards men. According to the research firm Mintel, sales of men's toiletries could hit $3.2 billion by 2016.