Who are indie beauty’s rising stars? At CEW today, we reveal five game-changing factors making today’s top 25 independent brands stand out from the crowd. The brands themselves, and their founders, will be unveiled in The Indie25 Report, releasing June 18. “We investigate 25 brands generating sales under $10 million in the scent, skin, makeup, hair care, and personal care categories,” reports CEW’s Andrea Nagel. “The Indie25 Report will showcase some of the most promising brands and the trends they are creating.”

Also at CEW, we spotlight the trailblazing work of our Cancer and Careers charitable initiative, founded by CEW President Carlotta Jacobson 23 years ago. In advance of the CAC 2024 Beauty of Giving Luncheon today, reporter Kate Sullivan talks to Rebecca V. Nellis, Executive Director of the nonprofit, about its mission, vision and the lives it continues to change for those affected by cancer. You can now register, too, for the CAC virtual 2024 National Conference on Work & Cancer, on Friday, June 21. “Cancer and Careers became an answer hub for patients — and remains one — serving up legal and financial information as well as guidance on disclosure,” writes Sullivan. “It’s now helping corporations establish policies on leave and accommodations, as well as providing employee training to embed compassion and understanding within company culture.”

The CEW ViralMoment May 2024 has dropped, giving a breakdown of TikTok’s trending beauty products and looks, from the passport makeup tutorial to “boyfriend blush,” and summer makeup essentials that “embrace a relaxed vibe.” In other makeup news, The Estée Lauder Companies has launched its second brand on Amazon (after Clinique): Too Faced. “We’re 26 years old, we cut our teeth in specialty and multi[-brand] retail, and now, we have the opportunity to meet our consumer where they are,” said Tara Simon, Too Faced’s Global Brand President. Meanwhile, Hailey Bieber’s Rhode has opened the wait list for its buzzed-about first blush stick, Pocket Blush. It goes on sale June 20, in six shades.

In executive news, LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault has appointed his son, Frédéric Arnault, as the new Managing Director of Financière Agache, the family holding company controlling the beauty and fashion division. And in business, Walgreens Boots Alliance has allegedly abandoned its IPO plan while it considers ongoing talks with potential buyers.

Catch up on these and other stories at the links below.

Indie Beauty’s Rising Stars. CEW is set to reveal all in The Indie25 Report, to be released June 18. (CEW)

CEW’s Cancer And Careers Charity Expands Its Mission. The charitable initiative, founded by CEW President Carlotta Jacobson 23 years ago, is hosting a Beauty of Giving Luncheon this week, in New York City, and a  virtual 2024 National Conference on Work & Cancer, on Friday, June 21. (CEW)

CEW ViralMoment May 2024 Drops. Get the lowdown on TikTok’s trending beauty looks and products, right now. (CEW)

Lauder Launches Too Faced On Amazon. The makeup brand is the second owned by The Estée Lauder Companies to debut at Amazon. (WWD)

Rhode’s First Blush To Launch. The wait list is open for Hailey Bieber’s latest offering, Pocket Blush, launching later this month. (MARIE CLAIRE)

LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault Appoints Son MD Of Family Holding Company. Frédéric Arnault will take over at the helm of the company controlling the luxury beauty and fashion division. (HAPPI)

Walgreens Reported To Be Postponing IPO. Walgreens Boots Alliance has allegedly postponed an IPO listing amid ongoing talks with potential buyers. (COSMETICS BUSINESS)