Gender fluidity in makeup is moving to the front burner. Men are joining women at the grooming counter and the cadre of male beauty YouTube stars such as Patrick Starrr, Bretman Rock, James Charles and Jeffree Star boast more than 6 million combined channel subscribers. In August, Chanel announced it was debuting its first line of men’s makeup.
With an eye on understanding the emergence of gender diverse makeup, Perfect365, the augmented reality beauty platform, surveyed 481 million Millennial and Gen Z app users. “We are seeing a lot of discussion around this topic, so we wanted to explore it further,” said Cara Harbor, director of marketing at Perfect365.
Cosmetics entrepreneur Charlotte Tilbury came face to face with one of her inspirations when Queen Elizabeth handed her an MBE, or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, at Buckingham Palace earlier today. #wwdbeauty
Stella McCartney has been designing wedding looks for years for customers, friends, family — and herself for years.
And now, leveraging the success of the dress she designed for the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding reception in May, McCartney is launching, Made with Love, a bridal line including eight dresses and an ivory tuxedo, reports @natalietheodosi . “I feel very protective over the bride, because I know what it was like when I got married, and for me to do my own wedding dress. There are moments that are so personal and private, so emotional and loaded with many different issues,” McCartney told WWD in an interview in June. “I think we are really blessed to have the emotional trust with a woman. She’ll come in and feel the love that we put into everything. What she chooses can be conventional or unconventional. It’s a personal experience.” #wwdnews