How To Handle Retail Returns And Establish Online Return Policies

We’re sorry to report that no brands are perfect. Even those closest to perfection are likely to encounter occasional returns. Preparation for those returns is crucial for beauty companies to protect their bottom lines and reputations with retailers...

Goodbye Matte and Hello Shine: Lip Glosses And The Makeup Minimalism Movement

Kylie Jenner is learning a cardinal beauty business lesson: customers quickly move on from a trendy cosmetics product. After building a brand on track to generate nearly $400 million in sales this year based on...

Shilpi Jain Explores The World Of Ayurvedic Skincare

In beauty, what’s ancient is new again. Ayurveda, the Indian healing system dating back more than 5,000 years that connects the mind and body, is coming to skincare aisles as women incorporate time-tested solutions into their beauty routines....

Sophia Thao Rocks Regular Girl Glamour On Social Media

Sophia Thao makes glamour relatable to regular women because she’s a regular woman. A mom who totes her kid to karate four days a week, Thao shows that stunning makeup is compatible with everyday life....

Beauty Entrepreneurs Share The Best Business Advice They’ve Received

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we asked 11 founders and executives: What’s the best advice you received on starting a brand?

Makeup Brands Scare Up Halloween Beauty Sales

Makeup brands and retailers are expecting treats for their balance sheets this Halloween. With the National Retail Federation forecasting that U.S. spending for the spooky day will climb 8.3% to a record $9.1 billion, beauty companies morphing customers...