“Indeed, since picking up a makeup brush for the first time at the relatively late age of 26, Philips has worked with some of fashion’s greatest names, from Penn and Richard Avedon to Grace Coddington, Raf Simons, Karl Lagerfeld and Alexander McQueen. Last year, Philips was named creative and image director of Christian Dior Makeup, a similar role to the one he held at Chanel from 2008 to 2013.” Read more at Business of Fashion.
“Today’s a pretty major day for Selena Quintanilla fans. Back in February, devotees of the late singer started a Change.org petition urging MAC to release a limited-edition makeup collection inspired by the Mexican-American icon. 37,772 signatures later, it looks like it’s becoming a reality. ‘Selena’s talent and beauty, inside and out, have left a colourful, meaningful impact in the world, that has continued to grow over the last two decades,’ James Gager, MAC’s creative director, told People.” Read more at Refinery29.
“Upscale Australian skin care brand Aesop has opened its first two Canadian locations. A third location is set to open soon in Montreal, as the brand expands its brick-and-mortar presence worldwide.” Read more at Retail Insider.
“Department store brands are finding that investing in personalized e-commerce can lead to more transactions and turn shoppers into big spenders. Research shows shoppers who interact with a store digitally and physically during a single transaction are likely to spend two to four times as much money as those who interact with just one of the brands’ channels.” Read more at L2.
“LVMH-owned Sephora maximizes mobile commerce possibilities with more relevant and personal content in a recent update to its iPhone application, which introduces a beauty match search feature into Beauty Board.” Read more at Luxury Daily.
“While the West has long been a breeding ground for beauty trends, brands from the East have increasingly been claiming a bigger stake of the global beauty market, estimated to be worth $44 billion, according to the NPD Group. As a report by Euromonitor International revealed, 80 percent of global skincare revenue gain by 2019 will come from Asia, with China set to account for 75 percent of total regional growth.” Read more at Business of Fashion.