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Innisfree to close North America retail stores

Innisfree to close North America retail stores

K-beauty brand Innisfree said on Friday that it will exit the North American market with the closing of its own retail stores beginning Saturday. 
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Blue hair hues signal bold make-up revival, says new L'Oreal boss

Blue hair hues signal bold make-up revival, says new L'Oreal boss

L'Oreal's make-up sales are set to bounce back to pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels, the French group's new chief executive said on Friday, with women opting for brighter colours in their post-crisis makeovers.
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Oslo's Steen & Strøm opens new luxury beauty hall

Oslo's Steen & Strøm opens new luxury beauty hall

​Norwegian department store Steen & Strøm has opened a 900 sq m luxury Beauty Hall as part of its NOK300 million (£25.7 million) wider store upgrade.
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Body Shop owner Natura is latest to link financing to ethics

Body Shop owner Natura is latest to link financing to ethics

Brazil’s Natura, the owner of The Body Shop, Aesop, and Avon brands, has become the latest company to raise funds that are conditional on the business reaching certain ethical/eco goals.
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Retailer says UK lipstick sales boom as lockdown is eased

Retailer says UK lipstick sales boom as lockdown is eased

​It’s been a tough year for make-up sales, and lipstick in particular, as lockdowns and mask-wearing have pushed this former must-have item much lower on consumers’ priority lists. But times are changing.
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Sally Beauty posts 6% sales rise in Q2

Sally Beauty posts 6% sales rise in Q2

The professional beauty supplies seller announced second-quarter sales of $926.3 million on Thursday, an increase of 6.3% from $871.0 million in the prior-year period, despite ongoing disruptions related to Covid-19.
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Adwoa Aboah becomes 'global brand activist' for Rimmel London

Adwoa Aboah becomes 'global brand activist' for Rimmel London

​Make-up brand Rimmel London has named not a new brand ambassador but a “global activist” with model and mental health advocate Adwoa Aboah stepping up to the role.
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Last Debenhams stores to shut on May 15

Last Debenhams stores to shut on May 15

​Debenhams will exit the UK high street for good on May 15 as the administrators close its remaining stores. The closures will end more than 200 years in which the company has been a major name in UK retail.
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Shiseido, Dolce & Gabbana put partial end to their licence agreement

Shiseido, Dolce & Gabbana put partial end to their licence agreement

The Japanese cosmetics group has put a partial end to its beauty licence agreement with Dolce & Gabbana, a decision taken as Shiseido, struggling as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, intends to focus on skincare. 
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E.L.F. teams up with TikTok for gaming live series

E.L.F. teams up with TikTok for gaming live series

The cosmetics brand is partnering with the video sharing app and gaming media platform Enthusiast Gaming for the launch of TikTok Gamers Got Talent, a live series showcasing the TikTok gaming community’s skills.
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Inditex launches Zara Beauty cosmetics line

Inditex launches Zara Beauty cosmetics line

Zara is diving headfirst into beauty with the launch of a complete cosmetics line conceived by British makeup artist Diane Kendal. The retailer's debut beauty offering will be available in store and online from 12 May. 
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Estee Lauder sales miss estimates as makeup demand slumps

Estee Lauder sales miss estimates as makeup demand slumps

Estee Lauder Cos Inc missed analysts' estimates for quarterly sales on Monday, as weak demand for its makeup products offset growth at the cosmetics maker's skincare brands, with people continuing to work from home.
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Valentino's first makeup collection will be for one and all

Valentino's first makeup collection will be for one and all

Inclusivity is at the heart of this debut Valentino Beauty makeup collection, designed for all skin tones thanks to its wide range of shades.
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Harrods opens second H Beauty store with super-sized Milton Keynes debut

Harrods opens second H Beauty store with super-sized Milton Keynes debut

Harrods has unveiled the 29,000 sq ft store at Centre:mk with a massive mix of premium and luxury brands and experiences that it says "bring the magic of Harrods Beauty to Milton Keynes".
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Prestige beauty strong for Unilever in Q1, new Elida unit performing well

Prestige beauty strong for Unilever in Q1, new Elida unit performing well

Global home products giant Unilever said Thursday it delivered "strong growth” in its Prestige Beauty segment as all its divisions produced positive revenue gains in the first quarter.
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Nivea maker Beiersdorf CEO to resign

Nivea maker Beiersdorf CEO to resign

Nivea maker Beiersdorf on Tuesday said Chief Executive Stefan de Loecker will step down and be replaced by board member Vincent Warnery from May 1.
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