How The Beauty Spy Turned Co-Founder Ryan Sullivan’s Pores Into A Viral Sensation On TikTok

In April, a TikTok video showing Ryan Sullivan, a product scout for and co-founder of K-Beauty e-tailer The Beauty Spy, using Neogen’s Pore Tight Peeling Mousse to remove gunk from his pores went viral, generating over...

Marcia Kilgore And Bobbi Brown Spill The Secrets To Their Success

If a beauty concept can’t be easily yakked about at a dinner party, Beauty Pie founder Marcia Kilgore suggests it probably doesn’t have legs. “What would you say about your brand or your offer that’s unique that...

Very Good Light’s David Yi On Normalizing Men’s Makeup, Cancel Culture And TikTok

Very Good Light founder David Yi is undoubtedly the most slaysian editor-in-chief in the beauty journalism business. In fact, his penchant for slaying got him into the business. While editorial assistant at the New York Daily News in...

Kate Somerville And Dana Jackson Reveal How Much Money They Think Is Really Needed To Properly Launch A Beauty Brand

Last year, Julie Fredrickson, former CEO and co-founder of Stowaway Cosmetics, told Vogue Business that it takes at least $1.5 million to launch a beauty brand. During the Beauty Independent In Conversation skincare and body care...

“Diversity Is A Two-Way Street”: Brand Founders On Changes That Need To Be Made To Support Black Beauty Entrepreneurs

Last week, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow, a former Wall Street-er and television talking head, denied there’s systemic racism embedded in the fabric of the United States. But its effects are felt throughout the economy, and...

Violet Grey’s Maureen Choi On The 15% Pledge, Evaluating Indie Beauty Brands And Guiding Content During The Pandemic

For many years, Maureen Choi’s stage wasn’t the page. The former senior beauty editor at Glamour and current executive director of content and curation at Violet Grey danced for the San Francisco Ballet from 1999 to 2007. To...

Investors And Public Relations Firms Offer Resources For Black Entrepreneurs

Since protests began demanding justice for George Floyd and an end to police brutality, beauty brands have announced donations to organizations furthering political, legal, educational, social and economic equality. Many are also participating in the