Lake & Skye Rides The Fragrance Sales Wave Into Bluemercury

Lake & Skye, maker of cult favorite scent 11 11, enters Bluemercury this month as the specialty retailer beefs up its fragrance offering. The brand debuted online last week with four scents—11...

Forvr Mogul: Jackie Aina Is Building A Beauty Empire Her Way

We had a very different introduction written for this interview with Jackie Aina, her Forvr Mood cofounder and fiancé Denis Asamoah, and Forvr Mood president Asha Talwar Coco as we prepared to...

Fair Trade Beauty Destination Beautyologie Partners With Boutique On First Brick-And-Mortar Concept

A year from its launch, Beautyologie, the online beauty marketplace for fair trade and ethically formulated products, has expanded into its first permanent brick-and-mortar location. 

Gender-Neutral Natural Skincare Brand Taylor Of Brooklyn Celebrates Queer People And People Of Color

Chris Hemingway acknowledges he’s jumping into a skincare category that’s quite crowded. Hesitant about the move, he compares it to starting a hit television show long after it dominated the pop culture zeitgeist. “It’s basically like, ah, I’m...

Beacon Awards 2022: Nominee Testimonials Now Open

Through the Beacon Awards program, Beauty Independent aims to amplify voices in the independent beauty community. That’s why it’s crucial that members of our community get involved in the selection of winners and why we’re asking our community...