Whether you are a small indie beauty brand, an established luxury brand, or just have an idea and are in need of strategic and mindful advice, there is now a place to go that offers hourly beauty “therapy” or consultation sessions. With over 30 years of beauty industry experience, former LVMH exec and Spotlight Beauty PR Founder, Dianne Vavra, who spent most of her career as a beauty publicist working for brands like Dior and Lauder, has recently been guiding and growing thoughtful known and unknown indie beauty brands. “One of the things I’ve enjoyed most throughout my

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The 2020 Jury for the Dior Photography and Visual Arts Award for Young Talent deliberations were held at a distance, but with more enthusiasm than ever before, to designate the 14 talents distinguished in this 3rd edition (11 Laureates and 3 Jury Mentions). The works of these young artists, who had carte blanche on the theme “Face to Face,” were a genuine revelation. imbued with liberty, meaning and emotion, they provided wild hope for the near future, for a “tomorrow” that is coming. Although the artists are unable to present

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HDRF Raises $200,000 in First-Ever, National Virtual Race of Hope

Charity –founded by Audrey Gruss, is Determined to Create Community in Midst of Pandemic This summer the Hope for Depression Research Foundation faced a tough choice: either cancel its marquee summer event in Southampton, the 5K Race of Hope, or move the race to a virtual format due to covid restrictions. The virtual choice felt less than ideal, because the whole point of the race is to bring people together in community. So HDRF invented a bold new concept:  a virtual race paired with a live broadcast show to allow participants

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Givaudan Active Beauty Unveils Koffee’Up, the Upcycled Coffee Oil for Well-Aging

Koffee’Up™ The upcycled coffee oil for well-aging Koffee’Up™ is a new sustainable beauty oil crafted from upcycled Arabica spent coffee grounds with remarkable skin care benefits. Its balance between saturated and unsaturated fatty acids helps the oil to quickly penetrate the skin layers. Crafted to be the wake-up call for the skin. Activity Acts quickly on first signs of aging, Improves antioxidant defense, Repairs and protects the skin, Strengthens the skin barrier against external aggressions, Helps the skin to stay hydrated. Applications Face care, eye care, anti-aging products for first-wrinkles and premature aging

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Takasago to Celebrate its 100th Anniversary with Forms of Fragrance Exhibition in Japan

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of TAKASAGO, an exhibition “Forms for Fragrance: Treasures from the Takasago Collection” will be held at the Mie Prefectural Museum of Art in Japan from Sept. 19-Dec 13, 2020. This is the first large-scale exhibition for Takasago, which will feature approximately 230 Forms for Fragrance from ancient times to the present. The exhibition aligns with Takasago’s ambition to popularize the culture of fragrance. Visitors can enjoy a glimpse of over 5,000 years of cultural trends in the history of fragrance.

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Tara Simon Named SVP, Global General Manager at Too Faced

The Estée Lauder Companies announced that Tara Simon has joined The Estée Lauder Companies as Senior Vice President, Global General Manager, Too Faced, effective August 31, 2020. She will report to John Demsey, Executive Group President, The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC), and will succeed Eric Hohl, who is departing from the company. Tara joins Too Faced from ULTA BEAUTY, where she served most recently as Senior Vice President of Merchandising, Prestige Beauty. In this role, Tara was responsible for the successful business model evolution and elevation of ULTA BEAUTY’s luxury

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Marking the birth of a new era in the company’s history, Amouage has revealed its Renaissance Collection. Narrating a key chapter in the brand’s odyssey to paradise, the collection features four alluring fragrances, Enclave, Crimson Rocks, Ashore and Meander, each depicting Amouage’s romantic interpretation of encountering pure joy. Drawing inspiration from its home country, the Sultanate of Oman, these sophisticated blends of exquisitely contrasting scents are a liberating force of imagination created by internationally renowned perfumers including Domitille Michalon-Bertier (Crimson Rocks), Mackenzie Reilly (Ashore and Meander) and Julien Rasquinet (Enclave).

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BOY DE CHANEL 2020 Makeup for Men

CHANEL borrows the best from the beauty world to create four new additions to the makeup line for men. PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS: BOY DE CHANEL Fortifying Gel Moisturizer An ultra-fresh, non-greasy gel moisturizer for men. Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid for long-lasting hydration* and antioxidant Green Coffee Extract to help protect skin against environmental aggressors. Instantly soothes skin post-shave* and preps for a smooth makeup application. $80.00 BOY DE CHANEL Concealer A correcting and perfecting concealer that helps cover blemishes and dark under-eye circles in a single swipe. Longwearing*, sweatproof** formula with

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