An Inside Look At The Making Of Ipsy’s Glam Bags

Four years after its founding in 2011, a Women’s Wear Daily article described Ipsy as “low on the beauty-box radar screen.” Today, Ipsy certainly isn’t low on any radar screen in the beauty industry. While Birchbox...

Rob Robillard On QVC’s And HSN’s Search For The Next Big Indie Beauty Brand

Rob Robillard, VP of integrated beauty at Qurate Retail Group, parent company of television shopping channels QVC and HSN, is looking for another beauty superstar like Jamie Kern Lima of IT Cosmetics. He says, “We always believed that...

Beauty Pie Gets A Taste Of The Brick-And-Mortar Experience With Harvey Nichols Pop-Up

Beauty Pie’s no-markup business model was born purposely without retail middlemen. Marcia Kilgore, who founded and subsequently sold Bliss and Soap & Glory to LVMH Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy and Alliance Boots, respectively, came up with the...

Sephora Partners With Prima On Product Launch And New CBD Standard

When Sephora chief merchandising officer Artemis Patrick spoke at BeautyX Retail Summit last May, she was positive about CBD’s outlook and its place in beauty. Sharing CBD was performing well at...

Lifehood, A New Spa Concept From The Now’s Co-Founder, Has A Bigger Mission Than Personal Pampering

Amy Krofchick, who democratized massages in an affordable and hip format as co-founder of The Now, is putting a broader mission than personal pampering at the center of her new spa concept Lifehood. Similar to how...

Makeup Artist Brit Cochran Uses Her Discerning Eye To Cultivate New E-Tailer Launch Party’s Prestige Indie Beauty Selection

Brit Cochran isn’t a fan of beauty retail chains. “I find the big stores to be dirty, and I think they’re overwhelming. They don’t have a strong aesthetic vision,” says the makeup artist. “I wanted a place that...