Civil Service: Shopping Within Range

A few years ago, attorney Kimberly Smith left a beauty retailer, frustrated by the lack of options for Black women. “I remember thinking it would be really cool if there was a store where we could freely talk about our makeup concerns and needs, and not just be relegated to particular parts of the store,” she said. In 2018, she […]

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Jason Wu to Debut Beauty Line at Target

Jason Wu is set to launch a namesake beauty brand at Target.  The fashion designer teamed with NYX Cosmetics founder Toni Ko and her new incubator Bespoke Brand Brands on Jason Wu Beauty, described as a collection of everyday makeup essentials. The line will bow on Jan. 17 at 400 Target doors, target.com and jasonwubeauty.com.  Jason Wu Beauty consists of […]

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Master Class: Tracee Ellis Ross’ CEO Lessons From Pattern Beauty’s First Year

Tracee Ellis Ross prepared for the worst when COVID-19 hit. “We thought it could knock out the majority of our business,” said the actress, activist, founder and chief executive officer of Pattern, her hair-care line for the curly, coily and tight-textured masses. Still in its first year, the brand had an exclusive distribution deal at Ulta stores representing 75 percent […]

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33 Holiday Beauty Gifts to Buy on Amazon

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. Not long ago, holiday shopping involved overcrowded stores, schlepping bags in and out Ubers and jammed subway cars, and — depending on how late in the game you made your way through your list […]

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