Kosas' Big Clean Mascara Has a New Long-Wear Formula, and Here Are My Thoughts

All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. If we claimed there was a shortage of mascaras in the world, we'd obviously be lying. There are over 200 lash-lengthening options in Sephora alone, with each one promising to make those teensy hairs […]

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Master Class: Christian Brickman, CEO of Sally Beauty

If Christian Brickman wasn’t overseeing one of beauty’s biggest retail businesses, he’d probably be running a microbrewery. “I’ve always been into beer and love the craft nature of the business,” said Brickman, the chief executive officer of Sally Beauty whose favorite is Revolver Blood and Honey from a local Texas brewery. But lucky for Sally, Brickman’s path brought him to […]

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Function of Beauty Makes First Acquisition

Function of Beauty has acquired Atolla, a customized skin care and technology business, in its very first acquisition. According to cofounder and chief executive officer Zahir Dossa, the deal should allow Function to further expand its personalized skin care offerings. Atolla, which launched in mid-2019, created a patented technology to analyze people’s skin and create customized serums that change over […]

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How Siia Cosmetics Is Rethinking Prestige Beauty Distribution

A new cosmetics brand has its sights set on untapped markets — and untapped channels. Siia Cosmetics, which launched direct-to-consumer earlier this summer, has ambitions to bring prestige color cosmetics into independent beauty supply stores, a channel often overlooked by prestige beauty. The brand’s initial offerings range from a lipstick, a mascara, eyebrow pencils, eyeliners, concealers, contour sticks, lip glosses, […]

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Kate Somerville, Foster Nation Team Up for Scholarship Fund

Skin care brand Kate Somerville has entered a long-term partnership with Foster Nation, a nonprofit organization that provides career mentorship to foster youth. Kate Somerville has pledged $100,000 annually to Foster Nation, which will go toward a scholarship fund, which is being arranged by Beauty Changes Lives. Each year, five recipients will be awarded the scholarships to be used for […]

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Beauty Booking Appointment Company Planity Raising 30 Million Euros

PARIS – Planity, France’s leading beauty appointment booking company, is raising 30 million euros in funding. The financing round is being carried out with Gaia Capital Partners and Planity’s historical investors: Crédit Mutuel Innovation, BPI Digital Venture, Alven Capital and the Eiffel Investment Group. Planity today has 75 percent market share in France and wants to bolster its growth by […]

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