British Beauty Week wrapped up in London yesterday, with Bobbi Brown sharing stories from her career in a webinar hosted by the British Beauty Council, for whom she was appointed its first US Ambassador earlier this year (fellow Ambassadors include Marcia Kilgore and Sam McKnight). Brown covered topics ranging from the early days of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, through to her Jones Road journey, in conversation with Millie Kendall OBE, the CEO of the Council whose pioneering work in beauty, like Brown’s, spans three decades. At a reception last Thursday, Kate Moss was announced as the Council’s new Global Ambassador (coinciding with the first anniversary of her own beauty and wellbeing brand, COSMOSS). “Moss joins a host of existing Ambassadors who work closely with the organization to develop its global reach,” said Kendall. “What’s more, her appointment comes as the Council introduces a new roster of Advisory Board appointments, spanning sustainable entrepreneurs, renowned aesthetics experts, and leading makeup artists.”
Here at CEW today, we’re excited to reveal our Best Of Fall 2023 Beauty Products. “When it comes to products, the most beautifully packaged aren’t always the most effective,” writes Amber Katz. “But this month’s Product Watch highlights those that occupy that rarified space of the Venn diagram, namely gorgeous items that are also multi-use, energizing for fall, and enhanced by technology.” Among the products to make CEW’s hot list are Lauren Perez’s new luxury hair care range (spotlighted at Cheat Sheet earlier this month), Charlotte Tilbury’s Elton John-inspired lipstick and a U Beauty hydrating base that, as Katz reports, is so much more than that. Also hot off the press, the hosts of the CEW Beauty Awards Luncheon on November 7 have been revealed: Jessel Tank, of Real Housewives of New York City, will host and award presentations made by Hena Doba, of Cheddar News, and Dr Dhaval G. Bhanusali, MD FAAD, renowned dermatologist.
Catch up on these and more of today’s beauty news headlines here.
Chanel appoints Nadège Winter as its director of ideation and creative influence strategies. WWD reports, quoting Blandine Velin, Chanel’s international head of influence and brand engagement, in a statement: “Nadège has been appointed to infuse a fresh perspective into this newly created role … Her responsibilities will include impulsing, ideating and crafting strategic concepts for major upcoming influence programs. These programs will be aimed at enriching our brand’s resonance with the culture and world today.”” (WWD)
A busy British Beauty Week 2023 has come to a close. This year’s events included a webinar with Bobbi Brown, The British Beauty Council’s first US Ambassador, and the appointment of Kate Moss as Global Ambassador. (BRITISH BEAUTY COUNCIL)
What has the impact of Threads been on social media beauty marketing, so far? “The vibe of Threads is starkly different from Instagram,” according to Beauty Independent. “And the quick-fire, text-based format of Threads can be an adjustment for Threads users not previously active on Twitter, though many initial posts laud Threads for its refreshing lack of “toxicity.” The piece includes insights from Elizabeth Udell, San Diego State University’s digital marketing instructor, and director of Friends Of Friends, a social media marketing consultancy. (BEAUTY INDEPENDENT)
In October, two friends and beauty editors organised and held charity beauty sales raising $80,000 and an estimated $35,000 to support humanitarian organizations and “unite the beauty industry to stand against antisemitism,” writes Andrea Nagel at CEW of the Beauty For Israel events. “They weren’t prepared for the response they received, which they said was nothing short of overwhelming: In just days Shacknai and Weiner received more than 15,000 units of beauty products from more than 250 brands, editors, publicists, and influencers representing over 1,000 brands.” (CEW)
What makes Canada’s Shoppers Drug Mart so enduringly popular? “With many significant retailers retreating from Canada, the beauty pie is divided up by Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart with sprinkles of regional players,” writes Faye Brookman at Beauty Matter. Renowned for mixing mass and prestige beauty brands, there are currently more than 1,300 stores in the country. (BEAUTY MATTER)
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