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Alexandra Shulman: ‘I value contentment rather than focusing on being happy’

By Ruth Huntman

The Vogue supremo on being a hairdresser, growing up on the King’s Road and why fear is her default mode

‘Interesting’ is how I’d describe my childhood. My parents were journalists [art critic Milton Shulman and author and broadcaster Drusilla Beyfus], so the house was always filled with books, talk, TV and newspapers. I realised early on that everything was a story.

I’m proof that parents can criticise a lot and not really harm you. Dad once told me I wouldn’t get a husband if I carried on arguing the way I did. But I knew I was loved and that makes the difference.

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Alexandra Shulman: ‘I value contentment rather than focusing on being happy’

By Ruth Huntman

The Vogue supremo on being a hairdresser, growing up on the King’s Road and why fear is her default mode

‘Interesting’ is how I’d describe my childhood. My parents were journalists [art critic Milton Shulman and author and broadcaster Drusilla Beyfus], so the house was always filled with books, talk, TV and newspapers. I realised early on that everything was a story.

I’m proof that parents can criticise a lot and not really harm you. Dad once told me I wouldn’t get a husband if I carried on arguing the way I did. But I knew I was loved and that makes the difference.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/nov/09/alexandra-shulman-value-contentment-rather-than-being-happy

      

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The perfect nude lipstick | Sali Hughes

By Sali Hughes

The shade has been given an overdue update

For decades, the marketing definition of “nude” was, like most things from American tan tights to Sloaney patent heels, based on some mythical caucasian ideal – an evenly dipped honeyed blonde. A nude lipstick, for example, was invariably a brown-based pale pink that looked far from natural on most women on either side of the archetype (much as it still may look fabulous, of course). In reality, a nude in a beauty context is any shade that naturally appears in skin, from palest cream to deepest espresso, and the industry has been forced to rethink. Essentially, what we’re looking for in a basic, always flattering, wear-anywhere-and-with-anything nude lipstick is something the same, but one or two shades darker, than our real lip tone.

For me, that’s Mac Lustre Lipstick in Hug Me (£17.50), a neutral inner-flesh tone with a sheer finish that can be worn alone, or slicked over a bolder shade to bring it down to earth. Your mileage will obviously vary, so it’s worth whiling away a few minutes on one of the clever nude lip finders available on-counter and online.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2019/nov/09/the-perfect-nude-lipsticks

      

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The perfect nude lipstick | Sali Hughes

By Sali Hughes

The shade has been given an overdue update

For decades, the marketing definition of “nude” was, like most things from American tan tights to Sloaney patent heels, based on some mythical caucasian ideal – an evenly dipped honeyed blonde. A nude lipstick, for example, was invariably a brown-based pale pink that looked far from natural on most women on either side of the archetype (much as it still may look fabulous, of course). In reality, a nude in a beauty context is any shade that naturally appears in skin, from palest cream to deepest espresso, and the industry has been forced to rethink. Essentially, what we’re looking for in a basic, always flattering, wear-anywhere-and-with-anything nude lipstick is something the same, but one or two shades darker, than our real lip tone.

For me, that’s Mac Lustre Lipstick in Hug Me (£17.50), a neutral inner-flesh tone with a sheer finish that can be worn alone, or slicked over a bolder shade to bring it down to earth. Your mileage will obviously vary, so it’s worth whiling away a few minutes on one of the clever nude lip finders available on-counter and online.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2019/nov/09/the-perfect-nude-lipsticks

      

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Sales Dip and Maturities Loom, as Revlon Mulls Sale Options

By the numbers, Revlon Inc. is showing signs of a struggle.
The beauty company posted continued declines in sales and a widened loss for its most recent quarter. The numbers come at an important time for the business — the company is said to have tapped Goldman Sachs to explore potential sale options, either for the whole company or parts of the company.
Net sales for the quarter ended Sept. 30 were down 8.9 percent to $596.8 million, from $655.4 million in the prior-year period. Dips came from the Revlon brand and the Portfolio segment, which includes brands like Almay and Mitchum. At Revlon, part of the dip was due to retailers reducing inventory, and overall declines in mass makeup, the company said. Revlon also recorded a significantly higher net loss of $44.7 million, versus $11.1 million in the prior-year period.
“While we were disappointed with the negative results in the North America business, we remain pleased with the momentum and strong growth we are achieving in Elizabeth Arden and the expansion of our businesses in China, travel retail and e-commerce,” said Debbie Perelman, Revlon president and chief executive officer. “Despite top-line softness, we saw growth in profitability across three of our four segments,

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Sales Dip and Maturities Loom, as Revlon Mulls Sale Options

By the numbers, Revlon Inc. is showing signs of a struggle.
The beauty company posted continued declines in sales and a widened loss for its most recent quarter. The numbers come at an important time for the business — the company is said to have tapped Goldman Sachs to explore potential sale options, either for the whole company or parts of the company.
Net sales for the quarter ended Sept. 30 were down 8.9 percent to $596.8 million, from $655.4 million in the prior-year period. Dips came from the Revlon brand and the Portfolio segment, which includes brands like Almay and Mitchum. At Revlon, part of the dip was due to retailers reducing inventory, and overall declines in mass makeup, the company said. Revlon also recorded a significantly higher net loss of $44.7 million, versus $11.1 million in the prior-year period.
“While we were disappointed with the negative results in the North America business, we remain pleased with the momentum and strong growth we are achieving in Elizabeth Arden and the expansion of our businesses in China, travel retail and e-commerce,” said Debbie Perelman, Revlon president and chief executive officer. “Despite top-line softness, we saw growth in profitability across three of our four segments,

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Lizzo: lack of body positivity in media took toll on mental health

By Priya Elan

Truth Hurts singer says negative and stereotypical images affected her as a child

The singer and rapper Lizzo has spoken of how she was affected by seeing negative and stereotypical images of plus-size bodies as a child.

“I would watch things on television and look at magazines and I would not see myself,” she said. “When you don’t see yourself, you think something is wrong with you.”

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2019/nov/08/lizzo-lack-positive-body-images-took-toll-mental-health

      

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Lizzo: lack of body positivity in media took toll on mental health

By Priya Elan

Truth Hurts singer says negative and stereotypical images affected her as a child

The singer and rapper Lizzo has spoken of how she was affected by seeing negative and stereotypical images of plus-size bodies as a child.

“I would watch things on television and look at magazines and I would not see myself,” she said. “When you don’t see yourself, you think something is wrong with you.”

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2019/nov/08/lizzo-lack-positive-body-images-took-toll-mental-health

      

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How to wear the dress that can take you anywhere | Jess Cartner-Morley

By Jess Cartner-Morley

If there is a fashion item that is catnip to women of all ages, it’s a one-stop dress

People say that modern femininity is really complex and I mean, yes, in some ways it is – but in others it is actually really simple. For instance, there is one fashion item that is catnip to women of all ages: a one-stop, go-anywhere dress. We straight up love that dress. We go crazy for it, almost all of us. We don’t even care if everyone else is wearing the same one. Remember that Zara dress, the viral hit of the summer? Explainer theories ranged from the #MeToo-friendly hemline to the Julia-Roberts-in-Pretty-Woman polka dots, but the secret of its success was pretty basic. That dress made life easy. You could wear it day or night, with trainers or strappy sandals. It had elbow-length sleeves and a calf-length hem and mid-weight fabric which, in the mid-table calibrations of a British summer, meant you were rarely too hot or too cold.

Like white trainers or tuxedos or gold hoop earrings, a dress that you can wear all day is a style classic. The one I am wearing here is a winter version of summer’s spotty dress. It is a bit cosier, without being knitted: the alpine vibe, so appealing in theory, makes for a hot commute and gets itchy in the office. The one-stop dress is bright and upbeat, but sturdy enough to look at home with a winter coat and tights. It can be layered should you wish to, but works perfectly well without. It can take the addition of gold jewellery or a velvet headband if the mood takes you, but it has enough detail not to demand accessorising when you don’t feel like it.

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How to wear the dress that can take you anywhere | Jess Cartner-Morley

By Jess Cartner-Morley

If there is a fashion item that is catnip to women of all ages, it’s a one-stop dress

People say that modern femininity is really complex and I mean, yes, in some ways it is – but in others it is actually really simple. For instance, there is one fashion item that is catnip to women of all ages: a one-stop, go-anywhere dress. We straight up love that dress. We go crazy for it, almost all of us. We don’t even care if everyone else is wearing the same one. Remember that Zara dress, the viral hit of the summer? Explainer theories ranged from the #MeToo-friendly hemline to the Julia-Roberts-in-Pretty-Woman polka dots, but the secret of its success was pretty basic. That dress made life easy. You could wear it day or night, with trainers or strappy sandals. It had elbow-length sleeves and a calf-length hem and mid-weight fabric which, in the mid-table calibrations of a British summer, meant you were rarely too hot or too cold.

Like white trainers or tuxedos or gold hoop earrings, a dress that you can wear all day is a style classic. The one I am wearing here is a winter version of summer’s spotty dress. It is a bit cosier, without being knitted: the alpine vibe, so appealing in theory, makes for a hot commute and gets itchy in the office. The one-stop dress is bright and upbeat, but sturdy enough to look at home with a winter coat and tights. It can be layered should you wish to, but works perfectly well without. It can take the addition of gold jewellery or a velvet headband if the mood takes you, but it has enough detail not to demand accessorising when you don’t feel like it.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2019/nov/08/fashion-how-to-wear-dress-that-can-take-you-anywhere-jess-cartner-morley

      

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Digital Download: Estée Lauder Brings AI Shade-Matching Tool to Stores

Estée Lauder is ramping up shade-matching technology in stores.
The brand has launched a new in-store app, called iMatch Virtual Shade Expert, that uses Perfect Corp.’s YouCam Makeup virtual try-on artificial intelligence technology to help shoppers match their Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation. Previously, counters offered shade matching via technology that needed workers to scan customer skin in three areas. With the new technology, customers can shade match themselves.
Stéphane de La Faverie, global brand president for Estée Lauder, said iMatch is a first-to-market app for precision foundation shade detection.
“It’s not about just technology for the sake of technology. What we are developing for the Estée Lauder brand is technology to enhance the consumer experience,” de La Faverie said. “Today, we are leveraging tools to really make sure we can engage with the consumer in an even more meaningful way around the world.”
The iMatch technology is rolling out in the U.S., the U.K. and Japan now, and is expected to be in more than 30 countries in the next six months, according to de La Faverie.
The iMatch rollout follows Estée Lauder and YouCam’s development of a virtual try-on tool for lipstick, where customers can try on 30 shades in 30 seconds.
De La Faverie

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Digital Download: Estée Lauder Brings AI Shade-Matching Tool to Stores

Estée Lauder is ramping up shade-matching technology in stores.
The brand has launched a new in-store app, called iMatch Virtual Shade Expert, that uses Perfect Corp.’s YouCam Makeup virtual try-on artificial intelligence technology to help shoppers match their Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation. Previously, counters offered shade matching via technology that needed workers to scan customer skin in three areas. With the new technology, customers can shade match themselves.
Stéphane de La Faverie, global brand president for Estée Lauder, said iMatch is a first-to-market app for precision foundation shade detection.
“It’s not about just technology for the sake of technology. What we are developing for the Estée Lauder brand is technology to enhance the consumer experience,” de La Faverie said. “Today, we are leveraging tools to really make sure we can engage with the consumer in an even more meaningful way around the world.”
The iMatch technology is rolling out in the U.S., the U.K. and Japan now, and is expected to be in more than 30 countries in the next six months, according to de La Faverie.
The iMatch rollout follows Estée Lauder and YouCam’s development of a virtual try-on tool for lipstick, where customers can try on 30 shades in 30 seconds.
De La Faverie

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New NJ Beauty Lab Centers Around Innovation and Influencers

Serial beauty entrepreneur David Chung — the man behind Farmacy, 3Lab and Englewood Lab — is starting yet another business.

The iLabs building in Mahwah, N.J.

Called iLabs, Chung’s new venture is meant to bring innovative beauty products to a broad group of companies, including indie brands looking for small manufacturing runs. The 19-acre, 146,000 square-foot campus in Mahwah, N.J. is slated to officially open in January 2020.
The business operates in two different divisions. Chung calls them “disruption one” and “disruption two.”
The first is centered around innovation. Chung plans to harness innovation coming from chemists based all over the world, and bring those products to market. In exchange, those chemists will be paid for their contributions.
Chung likens the concept to Airbnb. “This is more business to business, where I’m creating more entrepreneurs of chemists. They have great ideas, amazing thinking-outside-the-box chemists in Korea, Japan, France, Italy, but they don’t have the platform to become an entrepreneur and make big money out of that,” Chung said.
The innovation will be offered up to beauty brands, Chung said. iLabs will also have an in-house chemist team of between 20 and 30 people, as well as a co-working-type space called “WeLabs” where chemists can come, rent

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New NJ Beauty Lab Centers Around Innovation and Influencers

Serial beauty entrepreneur David Chung — the man behind Farmacy, 3Lab and Englewood Lab — is starting yet another business.

The iLabs building in Mahwah, N.J.

Called iLabs, Chung’s new venture is meant to bring innovative beauty products to a broad group of companies, including indie brands looking for small manufacturing runs. The 19-acre, 146,000 square-foot campus in Mahwah, N.J. is slated to officially open in January 2020.
The business operates in two different divisions. Chung calls them “disruption one” and “disruption two.”
The first is centered around innovation. Chung plans to harness innovation coming from chemists based all over the world, and bring those products to market. In exchange, those chemists will be paid for their contributions.
Chung likens the concept to Airbnb. “This is more business to business, where I’m creating more entrepreneurs of chemists. They have great ideas, amazing thinking-outside-the-box chemists in Korea, Japan, France, Italy, but they don’t have the platform to become an entrepreneur and make big money out of that,” Chung said.
The innovation will be offered up to beauty brands, Chung said. iLabs will also have an in-house chemist team of between 20 and 30 people, as well as a co-working-type space called “WeLabs” where chemists can come, rent

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With Focus on Hair, Sally Beauty Sales Dip, But Earnings Jump

Sally Beauty sales dipped slightly in the fiscal year and fourth quarter, but earnings were up.
For the full fiscal year, net sales were down 0.1 percent, to $3.9 billion, and net earnings were up 20 percent, to $258 million.
The company posted a 0.8 percent dip in net sales in the quarter, to $966 million, from $974.2 million in the prior-year period. Net earnings increased 54.5 percent year-over-year to $55.2 million, from $35.7 million.
Sally continues to hone its focus on the hair category in both its Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group segments. Sally Beauty launched box color in the U.S., and Beauty Systems Group signed distribution agreements with new hair color and care brands. Chris Brickman, Sally’s chief executive officer, said the moves are meant to “enhance our differentiated categories of hair color and care.”
“We are playing to win by refocusing our business around our differentiated core of hair color and care, improving our execution of basic retail fundamentals and advancing our digital commerce capabilities,” Brickman said. “We are continuing to drive costs out of the business, which is enabling investment in our transformation.”
At Sally Beauty, in addition to box color, the business rolled out private-label brand Ion —

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With Focus on Hair, Sally Beauty Sales Dip, But Earnings Jump

Sally Beauty sales dipped slightly in the fiscal year and fourth quarter, but earnings were up.
For the full fiscal year, net sales were down 0.1 percent, to $3.9 billion, and net earnings were up 20 percent, to $258 million.
The company posted a 0.8 percent dip in net sales in the quarter, to $966 million, from $974.2 million in the prior-year period. Net earnings increased 54.5 percent year-over-year to $55.2 million, from $35.7 million.
Sally continues to hone its focus on the hair category in both its Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group segments. Sally Beauty launched box color in the U.S., and Beauty Systems Group signed distribution agreements with new hair color and care brands. Chris Brickman, Sally’s chief executive officer, said the moves are meant to “enhance our differentiated categories of hair color and care.”
“We are playing to win by refocusing our business around our differentiated core of hair color and care, improving our execution of basic retail fundamentals and advancing our digital commerce capabilities,” Brickman said. “We are continuing to drive costs out of the business, which is enabling investment in our transformation.”
At Sally Beauty, in addition to box color, the business rolled out private-label brand Ion —

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Saks Agrees, Happy Doesn’t Mean Perfect

“It became so apparent from my own mental health journey that stress and anxiety was becoming so unbearable for myself, and I realized I wasn’t alone,” said Poppy Jamie, creator of Happy Not Perfect, an app dedicated to mental health.
The English TV presenter, who cofounded handbag brand Pop & Suki, is coming to the end of a national U.S. tour that’s been showcasing an “IRL” experience of the app in a retail environment at Saks Fifth Avenue. It was first available in October on World Mental Health Day in New York City, then in Boston and Washington, D.C. Starting today, the installation is found at the luxury department store’s Beverly Hills location until Nov. 10.
“When consumers come in to learn about their moisturizer, they’re now able to learn about mental health,” said Jamie, who began developing the concept for Happy Not Perfect four years ago. “We often only associate self-care with our beauty routine, but now, it’s mental health, too…The beauty industry is finally really understanding that looking good starts with nurturing the inside, as well as the outside. That messaging is really being supported by Saks, because these installations are right next to these beauty counters. They’re able to

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Saks Agrees, Happy Doesn’t Mean Perfect

“It became so apparent from my own mental health journey that stress and anxiety was becoming so unbearable for myself, and I realized I wasn’t alone,” said Poppy Jamie, creator of Happy Not Perfect, an app dedicated to mental health.
The English TV presenter, who cofounded handbag brand Pop & Suki, is coming to the end of a national U.S. tour that’s been showcasing an “IRL” experience of the app in a retail environment at Saks Fifth Avenue. It was first available in October on World Mental Health Day in New York City, then in Boston and Washington, D.C. Starting today, the installation is found at the luxury department store’s Beverly Hills location until Nov. 10.
“When consumers come in to learn about their moisturizer, they’re now able to learn about mental health,” said Jamie, who began developing the concept for Happy Not Perfect four years ago. “We often only associate self-care with our beauty routine, but now, it’s mental health, too…The beauty industry is finally really understanding that looking good starts with nurturing the inside, as well as the outside. That messaging is really being supported by Saks, because these installations are right next to these beauty counters. They’re able to

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