The first day of the month is a busy one, with the news cycle buzzing from politics (the last-minute debt ceiling bill) to entertainment (Kim Cattrall’s return to the Sex and the City franchise). The beauty biz is no different, as brands announce new initiatives around Pride and DE&I, publications are recapping their IRL forums and summits, and a CEO announces their exit from the makeup brand they founded.

What Chinese Beauty Consumers are Looking for Today — and How Much it Costs to Reach Them. During a panel dedicated to China at Beauty Independent’s Dealmaker Summit, experts tried to answer questions around how to enter into the Chinese market and the best source of action if they do. (Beauty Independent)

Sharon Chuter Leaves Uoma Beauty C-Suite, Board. Chuter founded the brand in 2019, and although she will step away as CEO and board member, she will remain a shareholder and product and creative visionary for the brand. (WWD)

How Sephora is Partnering With Creators for Brand Impact. In an effort to empower diverse creators alongside a selection of its Accelerate brands, the retailer has collaborated with TikTok on an incubator program. (AdWeek)

How MAC Cosmetics is Expanding its Viva Glam Charity. On June 9, MAC is hosting its first-ever Day of Giving, where 100% of sales for over 200 lipsticks will go to charity. (Glossy)

Three Takeaways From The Makeup Show NYC 2023. Minimalist makeup options, inclusive foundation shades, and easy-to-use false lashes are three of the main trends spotted at The Makeup Show in New York. (CosmeticsDesign USA)

Meet the World’s First Shower Head for Self-Pleasure. The Womanizer Wave is a three year collaboration between the sexual pleasure brand and hansgrohe, a premium bathroom product manufacturer. (Hypebae)

Why Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty Brings Mental Health Advocacy to the Office. Rare Beauty’s extensive mental health advocacy isn’t just external-facing; every employee is trained in Mental Health First Aid, receives mental health reimbursement, and paid mental health days. (Fast Company).