Trendalytics: Lipstick Searches Soar Amid Pandemic Recovery

Lip cosmetics may have been the hardest-hit category in prestige beauty in 2020, but new data suggests it’s headed for a rebound. Data from Trendalytics shows triple-digit search volume growth in several searches around lip cosmetics, which the firm attributes to changing CDC guidelines around mask wear. Long-wear lipstick grew 1,135 percent year-over-year, while shimmer lip gloss, plum lipstick and […]

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The Future of Makeup, According to Anastasia Soare, Sir John Barnett and Laney Crowell

Skinimalism, the term coined to describe the blending of makeup and skin care, is what excites Sir John Barnett most these days. “Clients are looking to a more holistic approach to their lifestyle, their diets, their families, their children,” said the makeup artist, who’s worked with the likes of Beyoncé and Priyanka Chopra. Cosmetics is no different, he said: “It’s […]

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The Gen Z Beauty Shopper, Explained by Klarna

Gen Z is more focused on skin than hair, makeup or fragrance, new data indicates. According to a study conducted by Klarna, which surveyed 15,000 shoppers, more of Gen Z is spending on skin care than of Millennials, Gen X and Baby Boomers, with 41.4 percent of respondents saying it was their top category. “From an investment standpoint, it’s beauty […]

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Natura Launches VC Fund Helmed by Aesop Execs, Makes First Investment

Natura & Co.’s new venture capital fund, Fable Investments, has made its first deal — Perfumer H, the fragrance brand of perfumer Lyn Harris.  Harris, a former Robertet perfumer who founded the London-based fragrance brand Miller Harris in the ’90s and now runs Perfumer H out of England with her husband, Christophe Michel. The brand incorporates natural ingredients and refillable […]

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Huda Kattan Launches No-Makeup Makeup With Glowish

Huda Kattan, the mega beauty influencer known for her elaborate and full-coverage makeup looks, has gone low-key in quarantine.  Kattan said during the coronavirus pandemic she, like most people, was wearing less makeup. Unlike most people, it led her to develop another brand.  View Gallery Related Gallery Fall 2021 Trend: Double Up “It was supposed to be a concept of […]

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Prestige Beauty Grew 11 Percent in Q1, Per NPD Group

According to the first quarterly data of 2021 from the NPD Group, the U.S. market’s prestige beauty categories are bouncing back. Prestige beauty sales almost hit $4.2 billion in the first quarter of 2021, up 11 percent from the same period in 2020 (which included the onset of the coronavirus pandemic). Digital sales continued to track gains, and were up […]

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