With more and more artists jumping into the beauty business, it sometimes feels like companies and pop stars are pairing off in an industry game of musical chairs. Here, a rundown of the year's more notable beauty deals: Jennifer HudsonScent: Avon's Imari SeductionPrice: Imari Seduction will retail for $22.50 for 1.7-oz.Launched: This month through Avon's more than 650,000 sales representatives.Gwen StefaniScent: L, a L.A.M.B. Fragrance by Gwen Stefani, with Coty.Price: Eau de parfum in two sizes for $55 and $70, and a solid perfume compact, $42.Launches: After a July debut at Nordstrom, L rolls out to 2,000 department and specialty store doors next month.PrinceScent: 3121, with Revelations Perfume and Cosmetics Inc.Price: 3121 will range from $31.21 to $70, depending on bottle size.Launched: July at Macy's.UsherScents: Usher for Men and Usher for Women, with Liz Claiborne Cosmetics.Price: The women's lineup will include an eau de parfum in two sizes, for $52 or $68, and a 0.5-oz. parfum, $120. The men's eau de toilette is $50 and $65. A concentrated eau de toilette will retail for $95.Launches: September at department stores nationwide.Kylie Minogue Scent: Darling, with Coty.Price: Packaged in three sizes, the eau de toilette is priced at £19.50, £26 and £32.50 (or $39.26, $52.35 and $65.44 at current exchange).Launched: Available since November in Australia, the U.K. and Ireland, Darling hit shelves across Europe this spring.Christina AguileraThe singer inked a deal with Procter & Gamble in January, but details about the forthcoming fragrance were still unavailable at press time.
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion
Exclusive: Cate Blanchett has been named the first global beauty ambassador for @armanibeauty. Blanchett has been the face of the brand’s Sì fragrance franchise since 2013, and is now representing all of the label’s beauty categories including makeup and skin care. #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)
“From concept to creation, my goal was to create beautiful pieces, with a variety of sizes, all at affordable prices,” said @joansmalls of the swimwear and intimate apparel she designed for @smartandsexysocial. The collection includes neon laced bras, sheer bodysuits and swimwear separates. The intimates collection will launch in July, while the swimwear collection will be available for purchase on Tuesday at select @walmart stores, walmart.com and smartandsexy.com. #wwdfashion