Today’s roundup highlights a couple of stories that might cast a contemplative mood over the start of your weekend. Business of Fashion reflects on redemption with the news that James Charles is launching a makeup line. Are colorful eye paints enough to coax beauty lovers into forgetting this influencer’s past controversies? We’ll soon see as the launch is mere days away. And, when is the right time to walk away from the longest job of your career? Retail Dive details Debra Perelman’s departure from Revlon after spending 20 years at the company and serving as its CEO since 2018. You can read these stories, and more, in the links below.
Is the beauty community ready to welcome James Charles back into the fold? The scandal-prone influencer who’s been laying low since 2021 is sidestepping past controversies to focus on Painted, his brand of color cosmetics launching soon with squeeze tube eye paints. (Business of Fashion)
Revlon has appointed a new interim CEO. Elizabeth A. Smith will succeed Debra Perelman who held the role since 2018 and recently oversaw the company’s recovery from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Elizabeth adds interim CEO to her current title as executive chair of Revlon’s board of directors. (Retail Dive)
The Jefas is set to launch as a full-fledged beauty e-tailer during Hispanic Heritage Month. After selling out a $35 beauty box in May of this year, the platform plans to become the premier e-commerce destination for Latino consumers, offering makeup, skincare, haircare and more from 20 to 30 Latina-founded beauty brands. (Beauty Independent)