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#TBT More African-American beauty ads

This is a follow-up to our feature #TBT vintage African-American beauty ads

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Sources:

Bly, Toi. “World Wide Webb: Veronica Webb On AlaÏa, Pro-Aging, and Shattering Beauty Barriers.” The Neue, 22 Mar. 2018, www.theneuenude.com/mbdtff/veronica-webb-breaking-beauty-barriers-azzedine-alaia-pro-aging.

“Fisk Industries Acquires Zuri Cosmetics.” Beauty Store Business, www.beautystorebusiness.com/fisk-industries-acquires-zuri-cosmetics.

Nittle, Nadra. “Before Fenty: Over 100 Years of Black Makeup Brands.” Racked, 23 Jan. 2018, www.racked.com/2018/1/23/16901594/black-makeup-brands-history.

“ZuriFlawless.” Fisk Brands, www.fiskgroup.com/ZuriFlawless/.

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HYUGE announcement from @ultabeauty

Is Kylie Jenner going to get to $1 billion??

Kylie Jenner on the cover of Forbes

It surely seems that way.  From The Motley Fool:

Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) recently reported its fiscal second quarter earnings, and while the company’s earnings per share figures beat analyst expectations, management’s guidance for the current quarter underwhelmed, sending shares down mid-single digits after hours.

Until the after-hours conference call with analysts, that is. … Ulta will now be the exclusive retail partner for Kylie Cosmetics, Kylie Jenner’s makeup line, which will be rolling out to all Ulta stores before the holiday season. …

Ulta shares went from roughly a 5% loss after hours to a 6.4% gain the very next day.


Sources:

Duberstein, Billy. “Premium Brands Keep Flocking to Ulta Beauty.” The Motley Fool, 9 Sept. 2018, www.fool.com/investing/2018/09/09/premium-brands-keep-flocking-to-ulta-beauty.aspx.

“Let’s Make Kylie a Billionaire.” Cold Cream ‘n’ Roses, 19 July 2018, thestylepagep2.wordpress.com/2018/07/19/lets-make-kylie-a-billionaire/.

Sephora’s crummy rewards program

Glossy posted an article on Sephora’s “upgrade” to its Beauty Insider program.  Whatever, it’s still the crummy program where you accumulate points to obtain samples that you’d otherwise should get for free.

Inside Sephora’s first major Beauty Insider upgrade in 5 years

Screen grab from Glossy

When Sephora, in its munificence, announced a limited time 10% off discount on products, beauty enthusiasts were indignant.   Just before that, Ulta had a 20% off sale, including prestige items.  Also, you earn cash back rewards with Ulta’s loyalty program.

On account of Ulta’s cash back rewards, I first visit Ulta to see if it carries a product.  If it doesn’t, then I go to Sephora.  Bonus: join Ebates for earning additional cash back points.  HT Marcia of Beauty Info Zone.

Sources:

[Screen grab from Glossy]. (n.d.). Retrieved August 22, 2018, from https://db.glossy.co/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/170330_Sephora_04-AZ.jpg
Sandler, E. (n.d.). Inside Sephora’s first major Beauty Insider upgrade in 5 years. Retrieved August 22, 2018, from https://www.glossy.co/ecommerce/inside-sephoras-first-major-beauty-insider-upgrade-in-5-years

Color story: terracotta

I love terracotta.  It’s one of my best fashion colors.  I also like terracotta pottery 🙂

Terracotta makeup

Color story: terracotta

Do you like liquid lipstick and matte finishes?  Then check out the terracotta colored lip colors at:

Norris, R. (n.d.). Meet the Lipstick Shade That’ll Replace Your Nudes This Fall. Retrieved August 4, 2018, from http://www.totalbeauty.com/content/slideshows/best-terracotta-lipstick-170928/page1

Revlon to launch Flesh makeup at Ulta

MUA Kevin James Bennett posted this to Twitter:

On Instagram, he adds:

In addition to foundation sticks, Flesh will include highlighters, lipstick, and blush — all created to complement a wide range of skin tones.
Flesh will be available online at Ulta Beauty beginning June 24th, and will be on store shelves in July.

Comments:

  • Will Flesh have staying power?  I’m thinking in particular about the stunning failure of Vital Radiance, a line that Revlon created for women over 50.
  • In the 1990s, Revlon had a line targeted at African-American women: I couldn’t find the name of the line (likewise, I couldn’t find the name of the line for which 1980s teen pop star Tiffany was a model).
  • I’m of two minds when it comes to Linda Wells.
    • Con: As EIC of Allure, she ostensibly approved a hatchet job on Paula Begoun. Wow – talk about duplicity.  The reporter ingratiated herself with Paula.
    • Pro: Allure was apolitical when she was EIC.

MUA Sarah Jane Wai uses 18 Charlotte Tilbury products to ready Lady Kitty Spencer for the royal wedding


Gasp! Is Lady Kitty Spencer for real?

Lady Kitty Spencer is the niece of the late Princess Diana.  Here she arrives at the wedding of her cousin Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.

The socialite dazzled in an emerald green ensemble by Dolce & Gabbana, teamed with a Philip Treacy headpiece. Prince Harry, 33, remains close to his mother’s side of the family.

Even a natural beauty like Lady Kitty Spencer benefits from makeup.  This article Revealed: How the EIGHTEEN different products used to get Lady Kitty Spencer royal wedding ready cost an eye-watering £560 identifies the 18 Charlotte Tilbury products that MUA Sarah Jane Wai (Instagram: @sarahjanewai) used on Lady Kitty Spencer.  BTW £560 converts to $750 US dollars.

Source:

Gayle, L. (2018, May 22). The products used to get Kitty Spencer royal wedding ready revealed. Retrieved May 25, 2018, from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5754219/The-EIGHTEEN-different-products-used-Kitty-Spencer-royal-wedding-ready.html

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5 stories from around the Web

Here are 5 articles about beauty that I found on the Web:

Oonagh suggests women in their 60s should add an extra layer of coverage along with a warmer shade of foundation