Will Kylie Cosmetics Be A Savior Or Sinker For Coty Inc.?

Queried by Beauty Independent, beauty industry experts give Coty Inc.’s $600 million purchase of a 51% stake in Kylie Cosmetics a mixed grade. The deal values Kylie Cosmetics, which will be renamed Kylie Beauty to accommodate category expansion,...

Made.com Co-Founder Ning Li Takes On The Ordinary With Affordable And Potent Beauty Brand Typology

The explosive rise of The Ordinary and The Inkey List demonstrates the appeal of ingredient-driven, affordable products to a surging number of skincare obsessives interested in no-fluff formulas that perform. Now, there’s another contender for the wallets of...

Like Or Dislike? Beauty Brand Founders And Influencers Weigh In On Instagram Removing Likes

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions relevant to indie beauty, we ask 14 brand founders and influencers: What do you think of Instagram removing likes from posts?  

Celebrity Brand Incubator Beach House Group’s Goal Is To Reach $1B In Sales

Beach House Group co-founder Shaun Neff plans to build a $1 billion company by assembling brands with celebrities to fill gaps in the consumer packaged goods market—and he’s off to an auspicious start. Under the watch of...

“Beautycounter Meets Ellevest”: Troupe Aims To Modernize The Direct-Sales Model By Using It To Encourage Retirement Savings

Troupe Beauty wants to breathe new life into classic products and the direct-sales business model. Launching next month, the company is beginning with face, body and hair multitasker Utility Balm and building a network of sellers it...