Marking World Menopause Day last week, a group of beauty and wellbeing insiders joined Candace Bushnell, bestselling author and Sex and The City creator, for an event co-hosted by No7 and HELLO! The Let’s Talk Menopause Afternoon Tea was moderated by Donna Francis, a British beauty journalist of over 25 years now based in the US, and covered all things menopause. “Menopause only lasts one year but post-menopause lasts for a good portion of your life, if you are lucky,” said Bushnell, on the importance of their discussion. “It’s really looking at the whole women’s life and her value as a person, and that’s what these types of events do.”
At CEW today, we reveal the 14 LatinX beauty influencers of the moment, and why beauty brands need to know about them. ‘The LatinX community – which NIQ calls the “fastest growing demographic group over the next 40 years,” with a projected buying power of $2.7 trillion – is one the beauty industry is keen on targeting,’ writes Belisa Silva. ‘With a median age of 30, this consumer spends about 19% more on beauty than the average U.S. consumer and counts “trust” and “familiarity” as the most important drivers for purchase. Given this, the importance of the LatinX beauty influencers cannot be underestimated.’
In Paris, Sephora will re-open the doors to its famous flagship store on Avenue des Champs-Élysées this Friday, to reveal a state-of-the-art makeover that includes an illuminated ceiling with adjustable lights, designed to mimic daylight and inspired Parisian walkways covered with glass. Guillaume Motte, Sephora’s CEO and President, told WWD that the retailer is “going through a very inspiring momentum, with vibrant innovations in terms of brands, categories and products, new customer behaviors and expectations”. And in a different kind of big reveal, Amazon’s beauty bestsellers in Q3 have been reported by Beauty Matter and broken down by category.
Read more on these, and other beauty news stories, below.
The top 14 LatinX beauty influencers brands should know about, right now. ‘Relatable, entertaining, and ever ready to dispense tips, tricks, and beauty hacks targeted at this highly sought after consumer, these content creators offer a great way to bridge the gap between almost beauty brands and the LatinX consumer,’ writes Belisa Silva. (CEW)
Candace Bushnell joins beauty and wellbeing insiders to discuss perimenopause and menopause at an event co-hosted by No7 and HELLO! The panel also included Donna Klassen, Co-Founder of national non-profit Let’s Talk Menopause, Dr. Judith Joseph, Certified Psychiatrist and Medical Board member for Let’s Talk Menopause, and Dr. Tess Mauricio, Board-Certified Dermatologist & TV medical expert. (HELLO!)
C’est magnifique!: Sephora reveals a new look for its Paris flagship store makeover. It will open to the public this Friday. (WWD)
Why are the largest beauty conglomerates choosing to sell off their brands? Business of Fashion investigates the reasons behind the trend for a tighter and more focused curation of beauty brands among companies such as L’Oréal and Unilever. (Business of Fashion)
New skincare company Sepia co-founded by and proved effective for people of color, after a 12 week clinical study. “It’s really important that, when you’re looking at a beauty product and you’re saying that we ran clinical studies, who was in that clinical study because do you look like them? Do you feel like you were included in this?” says co-founder, Anna Bueno. “When you’re reading claims, are you considered in that? We want to make sure that, when we say everyone, we mean it.” (Beauty Independent)