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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.

clock December 9, 2016Amanda Kaiser and Tiffany Ap


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


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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Maria Hatzistefanis, The Rodial Group

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Rodial Set to Launch Baking Powder

For 2017, Rodial will focus on expanding distribution for its makeup line.

clock December 9, 2016Allison Collins

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.

clock December 9, 2016WWD Staff

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What Does Virtual Reality Mean for Beauty?

Why virtual reality might just be beauty’s most transformative technology yet.

clock December 9, 2016Rachel Brown


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New Beauty Stores Open in Lower Manhattan

From a multifunctional hair salon to a cult favorite K-beauty brand, the latest stores in lower Manhattan add a fresh voice to the beauty market.

clock December 9, 2016Layla Ilchi

Drew Barrymore

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Drew Barrymore’s Flower Beauty to Expand E-commerce Presence

The Wal-Mart-exclusive beauty line will be launched on in early 2017.

clock December 8, 2016Ellen Thomas


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EWG Finds Non-Toxic Beauty Product Choices Lacking for African-Americans

The trade organization Personal Care Products Council disputes the non-profit’s analysis.

clock December 7, 2016Rachel Brown

Too Faced

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Too Faced Ends the Year on a Peach High

The makeup brand that smashed records at Estée Lauder and Sephora in 2016 is unleashing a series of peach products to finish out the year strong.

clock December 7, 2016Rachel Brown


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Pür Celebrates the Holidays With Influencer Collaboration

The brand has linked with Angel Merino and Jade Marie Chapman to spotlight its high-impact color-cosmetics merchandise.

clock December 6, 2016Rachel Brown

Acrylip, a lip paint that will come in 10 shades, is the first product in  Make Up For Ever's Artist Collection in partnership with Jessie J.

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Make Up For Ever Collaborates With Jessie J on Collection

Jessie J, the latest to partner with Make Up For Ever on its Artist Collection, will launch Acrylip for the brand in January.

clock December 1, 2016Rachel Strugatz

Jenna Hipp polishes

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Jenna Hipp’s Nail Polishes Land at Thrive Market

The green celebrity manicurist is broadening her brand out from Costco with four red shades and six nude shades available at the online organic food delivery service.

clock November 30, 2016Rachel Brown

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Kiss Products Blazes New Territory in Artificial Nail and Lash Categories

Technology advancements slated to keep the sales momentum expanding in artificial nails and lashes.

clock November 30, 2016Faye Brookman

Lilah B for Neiman Marcus

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Lilah B. Grows Its Retail Network

The prestige color cosmetics brand’s multipurpose products are launching at Neiman Marcus and HSN.

clock November 29, 2016Rachel Brown

Adriana Abascal wears a shade from her Reinvention Lipstick Palette. 

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Adriana Abascal Launches Multipurpose Lipstick Palette

The Mexican-born model and digital personality’s transformative view of beauty could apply to many more products in the future.

clock November 29, 2016Rachel Brown

Kylie Jenner Lip Kit.

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Confirmed: Kylie Cosmetics to Be Sued by Makeup Artist

Makeup artist Vlada Haggerty has publicly fought with Jenner’s cosmetics business before but has now confirmed a lawsuit is in the works.

clock November 28, 2016Allison Collins

Benefit Cosmetic's assortment of eyebrow products.

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Benefit Challenges Anastasia for Brow Brand Crown

The success of Benefit’s eyebrow products this year nailed down the new order: digital and social media drive launches.

clock November 28, 2016Rachel Strugatz

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Sen. Charles Schumer at podium with Leo Gerard of United Steelworkers.


Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

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