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Hong Kong Loses Ralph Lauren Flagship, Braces for More Closures

Ralph Lauren quietly shuttered its two-year-old 20,000-square-foot store last week. Other brands are expected to close boutiques in a city that has lost its luster for cash-rich mainland Chinese tourists.

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WWD Beauty Inc Honors the Industry’s Best for 2016

The 15th-annual awards ceremony recognized the accomplishments of a cross section of beauty executives.

clock December 8, 2016Layla Ilchi

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

The decision could be a landmark ruling for Western brands in China.

clock December 8, 2016Nyima Pratten

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Laura Geller Honored by CEW Cancer and Careers

The makeup artist and Laura Geller Beauty founder was honored at the annual Beauty of Giving luncheon, which raised a total of $732,000.

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SHEA MOISTURE FOR THE #BREAKTHEWALLS CAMPAIGN.

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The Best Beauty Ad Campaigns of 2016

Shea Moisture and Kenzo World get kudos for their inspirational and artistic ad campaigns.

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Ulta Beauty to Open First Manhattan Store

The retailer is moving into a neighborhood that also hosts Sephora and Bluemercury.

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Beauty Features

The Most Innovative Digital and Social Media Beauty Brands of 2016

These three brands take top prizes for innovative messaging on all social media platforms including Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.

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Avon Sees Transformation Brewing in Brazil

The direct-selling company predicts its revenues will rise dramatically, driven by hot products, like Batom Ultramatte lipstick.

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Neutrogena’s Light Therapy Acne Mask was the first to combine blue and red visible light. 

Products

The Best New Skincare and Makeup Product Launches of 2016

Neutrogena and Pat McGrath Labs get gongs for bringing light therapy and runway-ready makeup to the masses.

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From palettes to provocative lip colors, Urban Decay’s slate of launches resonated.

Products

The Best Beauty Brands of 2016

Urban Decay and Garnier score major points with brand building buzz and tapping hot trends like micellar cleansing water and superfoods.

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Fairweather Faces works with all skin tones.

Beauty Features

Makeup Artist Uses Color-Coded Tool to Duplicate Celeb Looks

Paint by numbers approach helps women of all complexions get makeup right.

clock 5hFaye Brookman

Hair

Infusium Looks to Pump Up Salon-Inspired Hair-Care Business

Listening to consumers resulted in lean lineup aimed at busy lifestyles.

clock 5hFaye Brookman

Kylie Cosmetics blossomed into a broad line, with sales driven by Kylie Jenner’s Snapchat postings.

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Kylie Cosmetics Named The Best Indie Beauty Brand of 2016

Kylie Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics — responsible for creating the Lip Kits phenomenon — takes the prize for best indie brand of the year.

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Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

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