Bobbi Brown Is Launching a Makeup Line of Her Own

Bobbi Brown is ready for round two.

Four years after departing Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, the makeup artist-turned entrepreneur’s self-named brand — which under ownership by the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. grew to more than $1 billion in retail sales –— Brown is ready to launch another one.

Jones Road, a tightly edited line of makeup staples made with clean ingredients and designed for all ages, skin types and tones, makes its debut today on jonesroadbeauty.com.

The collection is reflective of a new non-corporate era in Brown’s professional life and the fundamental changes she’s noticed in the way women now want to wear makeup.

While the timing of the collection is certainly serendipitous — sources say her non-compete clause with Lauder ends today — the road back to makeup was meandering, according to Brown. The line comes after a busy four years, during which she got her nutritionist certification

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Community: Montgomery Museum explores “The Changing Faces of Beauty” | Arts & Theatre

What makes a woman beautiful? Society’s answer changed significantly between 1870 and 1970. For better or worse, our appearance communicates something to the people around us. As cultural attitudes and codes of morality changed, so did the standards of beauty. The tools, products and techniques that were utilized to create the ideal look tell the stories of women’s daily lives, cultural attitudes about gender and race, and the empowerment of women.

“Beautiful: The Changing Faces of Beauty and Cosmetics, 1870-1970,” the new exhibit now installed at the Montgomery Museum of Art & History, explores these concepts through an array of historic cosmetics and beauty aids.

One issue the exhibit explores is the economic importance of the beauty industry for women. A display of rarely seen artifacts on loan from Christiansburg Institute Inc. tells the story of the young women at the institute who took cosmetology as part of their

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This New Online Retailer Pairs Shoppers With Beauty Brands That Align With Their Values

“Today, more than ever, shoppers understand that how and where they spend their dollars can drive real economic impact,” says Geenie founder Chana Ginelle Ewing.

Geenie founder Chana Ginelle Ewing.
Geenie founder Chana Ginelle Ewing.

We’re living in a time when major corporations are being put on blast — for problematic labor practices, problematic leadershipproblematic political affiliations, problematic sustainability practices, you name it. And consumers are increasingly questioning where and how they spend their dollars. 

Fortunately for beauty shoppers, it also happens to be a boom time for indie beauty brands, many of which are BIPOC-owned and driven by principles of inclusion, philanthropy and lifting up marginalized people. But parsing through the many (many) emerging labels on the market — and determining what their values are — can be complicated and time-consuming. Enter Geenie, a new e-commerce marketplace founded by author and marketing veteran Chana Ginelle Ewing, that seeks to 

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Lush donated thousands to an anti-trans pressure group

  • Cosmetics retailer Lush has come under fire after it donated £3,000 ($4,000) to an anti-trans group.
  • The recipient, A Woman’s Place UK, has been accused of anti-trans behavior.
  • Four of the group’s five core demands focus on the idea that trans rights could infringe women’s rights, activists say. 
  • Activists have called for shoppers to boycott Lush, and its North American arm quickly distanced itself from the decision.
  • “We do not believe that trans rights are a threat to women’s rights,” Lush said, and maintained that it remains a loyal advocate of LGBTQ+ rights.
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Activists are calling for shoppers to boycott Lush after the cosmetics retailer donated £3,000 ($4,000) to A Woman’s Place UK, which has been accused of anti-transgender behaviour. 

In a statement published Saturday, the group said it had received the grant from Lush’s Charity Pot towards “events organization.” The company

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50+ Black-Owned Beauty Brands To Support Year-Round

Black women don’t need a statistic to tell you that they outspend the rest of the market on bath and body products. (But in case you do: It’s a whopping 19%, according to Nielsen). From conditioners for our curls and kinks to lipsticks that enhance our melanin, beauty runs deep through Black culture, and we have the numbers to back it up.

But despite our tremendous spending power, Black women are still overlooked and undervalued in the beauty industry — with fewer than 1% of Black female founders receiving funding. It’s a reality that directly affects their communities, but it’s something consumers can change right now. “By supporting businesses owned by Black people, you empower our success,” explains Nyakio Grieco, founder of Nyakio Beauty. “By investing in Black and brown people with your dollars, you are helping to eliminate generational poverty.”

So, as the world comes together

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Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty Is Launching Next Month: Get All the Details

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Selena Gomez’s makeup brand, Rare Beauty, is almost here!

After surprising fans by announcing that her debut cosmetics company was in the works in early February, Gomez, 28, just revealed the official launch date of the line — and it’s only a few weeks away.

“I’m SO excited to finally share that @RareBeauty will be launching September 3rd only at @Sephora@SephoraCanada@SephoraMx and RareBeauty.com,” the star wrote on Instagram. “I’ve had so much fun creating everything and can’t wait for y’all to try it all! I hope you love it as much as I do!”

In a video shared on Rare Beauty’s Instagram feed, Gomez opened up by explaining the empowering mission behind her brand. “I live in a time where it’s all about face. It’s all about makeup. It’s all about how you look in a lot of ways and that can

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