As we head towards le fin of Paris Fashion Week today, the fashion and beauty pack are still buzzing from Zendaya’s glowing arrival at Louis Vuitton yesterday in a dress British Vogue likened to Elizabeth Hurley’s 90s zippered LBD moment.
On Sunday, Christian Louboutin Beauty unveiled the launch of its first lipstick in eight years, Rouge Stiletto, which comes with the less vertiginous price tag of its predecessor, whilst hinting at a wider distribution for the new make-up franchise in 2024. Off the runway, The World Economic Forum released its 2023 Jobs Report. The good news? Between now and 2027 more than 69 million jobs will be created. The not so good news? More than 89 million jobs will be lost. But there’s hope, especially for the next workforce wave with their eye on AI, cloud computing, and big data.
Find out the top 10 jobs of the future and catch up on the rest of today’s beauty headlines here, over your morning café au lait.
Christian Louboutin Beauty steps into the budget-friendly beauty market with the launch of Rouge Stiletto. The stylishly packaged lip colour will be available in a choice of two finishes (matte or glossy) and a range of shades and will cost $60 a sleek tube, as opposed to the $100 price tag of the 2015 lipstick. (Glossy)
No 7 announces Elizabeth Banks as its first US celebrity face and ambassador. The iconic British beauty brand has cast the actress (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect, Charlie’s Angels) and filmmaker in the new role of increasing awareness of the No 7 skin care, which includes the bestselling super-peptide-rich Future Renew collection (represented by fellow actress Keeley Hawes). (The Industry Beauty)
Peach & Lily has two reasons to celebrate, with its fifth birthday and a milestone moment in sales. Five years since launching, insiders report that the brand, most renowned for its Glass Skin Refining Serum, is approaching $100 million in net sales, in combination with Peach Slices, its sister company. The brand’s founder Alicia Yoon says it’s just the beginning. (WWD)
Two new executive positions announced at NEST New York. The popular lifestyle brand founded by home fragrance pioneer Laura Slatkin has named Rhona Jacquand as Chief Financial and Operating Officer, and Ali Wenté, as General Manager, North America. (PR Newswire)
Will Your Job Be Around in Five years? The report, which has been produced annually since 2016, traditionally identified roles in the labor market, jobs that are in decline, and those that are emerging. Overall, the previous three years during which jobs were impacted by the COVID pandemic and other factors, should have equipped “workers, businesses, governments, educators and civil society for the disruptions and opportunities to come, and empowered them to navigate these social, environmental and technological transitions.” (CEW)
Indu, the new teenage beauty brand created by the founders of Feelunique, introduces the Colourless Collection of skincare-meets-make-up today. Indu beauty, the UK-based brainchild of Aaron Chatterly and Richard Schiessel, founders of Europe’s largest online beauty retailer, along with with Urban Retreat’s Reena Hammer (formerly Urban Retreat and Soho House), are introducing a hybrid skincare-cosmetic range today. After the launch of the Colourless Collection, Indu will host a four day pop-up in Covent Garden, London, on October 25. According to the Beauty Independent report, things are moving fast for the brand, which should be available in a UK retailer within the next six months. (Beauty Independent)
Taylor Lorenz’s New Book Extremely Online Explores How Women Shaped the Modern Internet Taylor Lorenz’s new book, Extremely Online: The Untold Story of Fame, Influence, and Power on the Internet, releases today. Journalist and Washington Post technology columnist Lorenz offers an industry insider’s deep dive into the history of blogging, social media, platform, influencer culture and more. As Amy Synnott writes at CEW today, “How you feel about Taylor Lorenz and, by extension, her new book, seems to have a lot to do with how you feel about the internet itself and the evolution of print to digital media.” (CEW)
Maesa reveals the finalists and winners of the Maesa Magic Incubator competition to win a 12 week mentorship program and $35, 000 each. It’s the first time the leading mass market brand incubator has offered such a program, in response to its findings that women, Black and Latino beauty and wellness founders gain fewer than 3% of venture capital funding, with 80% of BIPOC ventures failing within the initial 18 months as a result. (CEW)