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Sam McKnight’s Natural Touch

LONDON, United Kingdom — “Yesterday, on a shoot for a client, more emphasis was put on the video shoot, the social media content, than the actual campaign. It’s going to tip soon, into it all being the same thing,” says Sam McKnight, his easy conversational patter becoming reflective for a moment. The shift in tone is more perceptible in McKnight because he is typically upbeat and …

BoF Exclusive | Estée Lauder Buys Becca Cosmetics

NEW YORK, United States – The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., the American beauty conglomerate that owns brands like Clinique, Bobbi Brown and MAC, has signed an agreement to acquire Becca Cosmetics from beauty incubator Luxury Brand Partners. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, although industry sources suggest the conglomerate paid around $200 million for the business, which was founded in 2001 and is set …

I Let a Fear of Being Unattractive Keep Me From Cutting My Hair for Almost a Decade

Ever since I was in elementary school, I’ve been aware of how much society placed importance on a girl’s hair was, that many women are defined by it. Media imagery, in everything from TV to movies to pop music, influenced me to believe that the prettiest girls had long, voluminous … Continue reading Source link

Who's a pretty boy: what real men use in the bathroom

‘A spot of dry skin convinced me of the need to moisturise’ Any man who tells you they don’t have a beauty routine is, frankly, lying through the prongs of their Kent pocket comb. When I was a child, I remember my father ascending from the first-floor bathroom looking like a shiny balloon, the contours of his face glistening like a sweet wrapper. Something was …

GHD Acquired for $511 Million by Coty

NEW YORK, United States — Coty Inc. agreed to buy the London-based hairstyling-appliances company GHD for £420 million ($511 million) in cash, expanding its offerings in the professional hair category. The British company, whose name is short for “Good Hair Day,” will be acquired from investment firm Lion Capital LLP. The business has increased global sales 30 percent over the past three years, bringing in …

In search of the perfect quiff

The starting point for Pieter’s AW16 menswear collection was a photograph from 1979 of Brian Ridley and Lyle Heeter by Robert Mapplethorpe. It’s a double portrait in a homely living room, of two men side by side, in leather and chains. One wears a cap, the other… well, his hair is fabulous. Pieter’s models were each styled in variations on the ultimate quiff, soft and …

My life in makeup: the beauty products I'll never, ever throw away

In my loft there is a red plastic B&Q toolbox filled with makeup no longer fit for purpose, but that I’ll never, ever throw away. There’s a dried-out Body Shop eyeliner pen that my mother put in my Christmas stocking circa 1989, which I wore with cut-off Levi’s and a lycra bodysuit to Cardiff’s Square club. There’s a pot of Clinique face powder in an …

Katie Melua: ‘I’ve started making my wardrobe a uniform’

My routine takes about an hour and a half. I like to play a classic Brazilian album called Elis and Tom by Regina Elis and Tom Jobim. It makes you think you are driving through Italy in a convertible in summer; it’s an instant mood-changer. When I do my own makeup, I limit my options: I have one Mac eye colour, a neutral shade with a bit …

The new scent of a woman

This season’s new scents include the latest addition to Chanel’s No 5 collection (lightness, citrus and rose), Tom Ford’s Ombré Leather 16, Jonathan Anderson’s first fragrances for Loewe (inspired by “the morning after”), Prada’s beautiful Olfactories range and Les Parfums Louis Vuitton, based on a series of seven journeys – super-fans can buy a monogrammed trunk containing three bottles, and return to Louis Vuitton stores …

Beauty: the best of the high street’s new autumn makeup

Autumn invariably puts me in a good mood, not least because it’s typically when the best beauty products launch. Now is when we see hi-tech foundations, new perfumes (proper ones, not watery limited editions for the sunshine holiday market), the widest eye and lip colour spectra and exciting new skincare. What is remarkable in the case of autumn 2016 is that, when it comes to …