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 Hudson Scent: Avon's Imari Seduction Price: Imari Seduction will retail for $22.50 for 1.7-oz. Launched: This month through Avon's more than 650,000 sales representatives.
Gwen Stefani Scent: 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.
Prince Scent: 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.
Usher Scents: 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 Aguilera The singer inked a deal with Procter & Gamble in January, but details about the forthcoming fragrance were still unavailable at press time.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive
For @simonerocha_‘s fall show, hairstylist @jamespecis created a look inspired by the painter John Constable. Models’ hair was pulled back, tied into knots and topped off with a bow. (📷: @kukukuba) #wwdbeauty #lfw
Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance at @richardquinn1's London Fashion Week show to present the designer with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The new award will be handed out annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows exceptional talent, while demonstrating value to the community and sustainable policies. #wwdfashion #lfw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)