One Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk product is sold every two seconds. Since launching her eponymous cosmetics range in 2013, the British-born makeup artist has built an iconic beauty empire, acquired by Puig for a reported $1 billion in 2020. This spring saw its debut into the fragrance category, with Collection of Emotions, a science-based line. Tilbury, who remains at the helm as Chairman, President, and Chief Creative Officer, takes CEW behind the scenes today, sharing the story behind the line’s creation and the business itself. “I found the right noses with IFF (International Flavors and Fragrance) and they had the right technology, the Scentcube algorithm,” explains Tilbury. “It is the result of more than 40 years of research about how various fragrances light up different parts of the brain and elicit different emotions.”

Speaking of industry trailblazers, Carolina Herrera will be honored with the 2024 Hispanic Heritage Award at the Kennedy Center in September, established by the White House in 1988 to mark Hispanic Heritage Month. “It is an honor to receive the prestigious Hispanic Heritage Award which recognizes the tremendous contributions and legacy of Latinos in the United States and the world,” said Herrera, whose fashion and fragrance houses are owned by Puig.

In breaking news, a California Bill aiming to ban the sales of skin care containing retinoids, retinol and AHAs to children under the age of 13 is being moved to the Appropriations Committee, having passed the Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee in April. The bill, California AB 2491, is authored by Assemblymember Alex Lee. “Anti-aging products with powerful active ingredients like retinol have become much more accessible in recent years. We’re seeing videos on social media of children as young as seven using anti-aging serums. The industry itself has made statements that kids do not need to use these strong products. But the multi-billion dollar beauty industry in the U.S. is failing to take meaningful action to address the issue.”

Kiko Milano has tapped Emma Roberts as its first Global Brand Ambassador. The American actress will appear in a global campaign for the Milan-based brand, due to release soon. The company’s CEO, Simone Dominic, said in a statement that Roberts “embodies many values” Kiko Milano hold dear, including the way she “embraces the joy that experimenting with color, texture and art can bring.”

Read more about these and other stories at the links below.

Charlotte Tilbury Talks Business. The British-born makeup artist and founder of the iconic Charlotte Tilbury makeup brand tells CEW the story behind its first fragrance collection, and how she built a beauty empire. (CEW)

Carolina Herrera To Be Honored With 2024 Hispanic Heritage Award. The ceremony will take place at the Kennedy Center in September. (WWD)

California Bill Aims To Ban “Anti-Ageing” Skincare To Under 13s. The bill, California AB 2491, sets out to ban the sales of skin care containing Retinoids, Retinol and AHAs to children under the age of 13, and is being moved to the Appropriations Committee. (HAPPI)

Kiko Milano Taps Emma Roberts As Its First Global Ambassador. The American actress will appear in a new campaign for the iconic Italian brand soon. (BANG SHOWBIZ UK)

Hi, Skin To Expand. The five-unit facial chain is aiming to more than double its skin studio footprint in 2024. (BEAUTY INDEPENDENT)

Making Scents Of Retail. How store owners and marketers are making brick and mortar fragrance shopping work, as brick-and-mortar retail sales recover. (BUSINESS OF FASHION)

DIY Lashes Are Having A Moment. According to industry insiders, the recent backlash against professionally applied lash extensions represents an opportunity to brands making DIY kits. (BEAUTY MATTER)