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Marilyn Monroe Makeup Line Launched By Besamé

Marilyn Monroe, one of the 20th century’s most celebrated actors, just got her own makeup line via a partnership with Authentic Brands Group, owner of the brand. Bésame Cosmetics, an LA-based brand, known for glamorous and vintage-inspired makeup products, announce the April 23 launch of another collection celebrating Iconic Women. The 15-piece collection, which includes recreations of Marilyn’s own makeup based on items from her personal effects, will be available on April 23 at https://besamecosmetics.com/. “We’ve designed this makeup collection to feature Marilyn’s favorite colors and historically accurate products,” said Gabriela Hernandez, founder of Bésame Cosmetics. Hernandez is a makeup historian and sits on the board of the Makeup Museum in NYC. “These colors are authentic, and we are incredibly proud to be releasing them as they are a reflection… . . . read more

Elie Saab Inks Global Licensing Deal With Brands Beyond Beauty

The luxury fashion brand Elie Saab has signed a long-term global licensing deal for its perfumes and cosmetics with Brands Beyond Beauty. The agreement came into effect at the beginning of the year, and will see Brands Beyond Beauty handling the entire strategic and operational creation, distribution, online and offline sales and marketing of the Elie Saab perfumes and cosmetics lines. “The agreement represents an important milestone in the development of the brand in the beauty universe and a new chapter in its worldwide development,” explained Elie Saab in a statement. “The Elie Saab group and Brand Beyond Beauty’s top management will focus joint resources to bring new perspectives to Elie Saab Parfums and achieve stronger positions in brick and mortar and online channels.” The announcement comes ahead of the… . . . read more

Centric Brands Emerges From Restructuring, Acquires Taste Beauty

Centric Brands Inc. is back in action, announcing it has acquired Taste Beauty, a manufacturer and marketer of pop culture-inspired beauty and personal-care products. “We are thrilled to welcome Taste Beauty and its team into the Centric Brands family,” said Jason Rabin, chief executive officer of Centric Brands, in a statement. “This acquisition allows us to tap into an entrepreneurial, innovative and proven leadership team that, combined with our existing beauty division, creates the market authority resource in this category. It also further strengthens our bath and beauty product offering while expanding our entertainment licensing platform into complementary categories and properties.” Taste Beauty was founded in 2015 by Tom Crowley, Sabrina Vertucci and Alex Fogelson. The company’s products are distributed under its own brand, as well as a portfolio of licenses… . . . read more

“Makeup junkie” Halsey Launches Own Beauty Line

Most people, including her fans, aren’t aware that hit singer/songwriter Halsey is a self-taught makeup artist, so it makes sense she’s launching her own beauty line on Jan. 25 under the brand name about-face. “Makeup is an art and art is about happy accidents, not any one ideal of perfection,” said Halsey, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of about-face. “I always feel the most free when I am creating looks without following any rules. The beauty industry has norms, but I want to encourage people to challenge those standards and allow things to be imperfect and fun.” Halsey says she’s always taken control of her own look on stage and for music videos. Over the years she’s become a self-described “makeup junkie,” and has an encyclopedic knowledge of brands, application… . . . read more

HBA

CBD-infused, Sustainable & Bright: IBS+IECSC Roundup

We attended the 17th annual International Beauty Show (IBS) and International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) in New York City this week, and brought back the buzziest trends from the floor…


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Beauty

Celebrating the Beauty in Diversity

Wrapping up the latest in diverse intiatives from fashion and beauty leaders like Kimora Lee Simmons, MAC/Disney, Nikita Dragun, Calvin Klein, and Marvel…


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Domestics & Stationery

Living Coral: 2019 NSS, NY Now & Surtex Edition

Conscientious, Organized, Retro, and Animated Living—From the floor of the 2019 National Stationery Show (NSS), Retail Renaissance NY Now, and Surtex, TLL brings you the latest in home, stationery, and surface design…


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Health & Beauty

L’Oreal Ranks as Top Beauty Company of 2016

The top beauty company reached $28.60 billion in worldwide sales. Unilever was No. 2, while Proctor & Gamble slid in at No. 3 despite a drop in sales. In contrast, retail sales of licensed HBA products…


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TLL Survey

Apparel Fuels 3.1% Growth in U.S./Canada Fashion Licensing—Global Growth Is Even Higher

For all of its challenges, the fashion licensing industry continues to post strong sales in the U.S. and abroad. Global retail sales of licensed fashion goods totaled…


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HEALTH & BEAUTY

Vegan Cosmetics: The Newest Wave in Fashion Brand Building

Quality is no longer enough. Today’s consumers also want their brands to have a moral and social conscience. Few sectors have been more responsive to this demand than fashion—and vegan makeup brands are leading the charge…


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