Beauty News

Justin Bieber, W Mag and cotton buds: The beauty news you might have missed last week

From celebrity collaborations to fighting polluted waterways, here’s everything you might have missed last week.

Fenty Beauty offers shade matching beyond foundation

The innovative online quiz is designed to take the guesswork out of online makeup shopping.

May 27, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Natura acquires Avon products in US$2 billion deal; Field Agent confirms pharmacies as Australia's number one channel for beauty; fragrances and cosmetics account for 50 per cent of Asia/Pacific travel retail purchases; and Oriflame founders to buy back private ownership for AUD$1.34 billion.

Natural anti-ageing skincare hits supermarkets

The first natural, anti-ageing offering for women aged 35+ arrives in supermarkets.

Lauren Curtis launches major new venture

The beauty influencer and entrepreneur chatted to BD about the ins and outs of her most recent project.

Cannabis firm acquires popular beauty brand

British beauty brand, This Works, has struck a deal that will see a range of its products formulated with the cannabis ingredient, CBD.

Margot Robbie's new partnership

The 28-year-old has joined the likes of previous ambassadors, such as Keira Knightley, Nicole Kidman, Lily Rose-Depp and Kristen Stewart.

COVERGIRL launches active beauty line

COVERGIRL's latest drop shows athleisure isn't going anywhere anytime soon

Cher's new beauty venture revealed

The new fragrance will be the pop icon's first scent since her fragrance, Uninhibited, was discontinued in 1987.

May 20, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Beiersdorf acquires Coppertone for US$550 million; beauty a major magnet as 12 million Australians shop at pharmacies; Nestle in exclusive talks to sell skin health business for US$10.1 billion; and the 10 most valuable beauty brands of 2019.

Doctors call for better regulation around dermal fillers

Appearance medicine doctors in New Zealand are calling for better regulation around dermal fillers to prevent further botched cosmetic procedures.

Natural hair texture is in – and here’s proof

The off-duty look isn't achieved by simply rolling out of bed – a little styling is needed to bring texture to life.

Controversy over Kylie Jenner's skincare line

One particular product in the range has come under fire.

The new wave of wellness products

The benefits of a daily skincare routine go beyond appearances.

MAF's Sarah Roza on her makeup line with DB Cosmetics

We caught up with the brazen strawberry blonde to get the scoop on the collection.

May 13, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Schick owner buys hipster men's shaving brand Harry's Inc for US$1.37 billion; more than 5 million Australians suffer from skin, hair and nail issues; luxury and professional beauty stronger for Coty in Q3; and Puig committed to sales target of AUD$4.18 billion by 2025.

Beauty editors open up about PR pitches and more

Tip: pretend telephones don't exist.

Hollywood actress files lawsuit against Charlotte Tilbury

The actress spotted the product while out shopping earlier this year and was "shocked" to discover her name on the packaging.

Beauty breakdown: Met Gala 2019

Straight from the pink carpet, here is a breakdown of just some of the stand-out beauty looks from the night.

Is Kylie Cosmetics about to be sold?

Kylie Jenner’s makeup line is said to be in talks with potential buyers.

April's most mentioned products in print & online

The beauty products making noise in New Zealand’s print and online publications last month.

Dr Catherine Stone pens new book

The award-winning cosmetic doctor is releasing a new book on healthy ageing from the inside out.

Moisture Mist withdraws from NZ market

Shiseido NZ Ltd has announced the end of Moisture Mist in NZ after more than 40 years.

May 6, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Chinese private equity firm buys majority stake in Jason Wu; Luxury skincare boom: Estée Lauder raises full year guidance for the second time; sales up 90 per cent for daigou-focused AuMake; and 8.3 million Australians buy vitamins and supplements.

The beautyheaven Best in Beauty Awards 2019 go live

New Zealand's largest beauty awards are back...bigger and better than ever before.

7 prestige fragrance brands you can now find on BD

BEAUTYDIRECTORY is excited to welcome seven new prestige fragrance brands to the site this May

Gucci relaunches its makeup collection

The Italian fashion house will be returning with a relaunched line of cosmetics – starting with a brand new range of lipsticks.

Net-a-Porter reveals key beauty sales data

Here's what's driving consumers to buy beauty from the luxury online retailer.

Shoppable influencer posts are coming to Instagram

Purchasing products on Instagram is about to get a whole lot easier.

New to BD May

BD has collated all the new launches in one place across skin, makeup, body and hair for easy reference.