Beauty News

Latest developments in Olaplex lawsuit against L’Oréal USA

The legal battle has been going on since early 2017 between the two companies.

Amy Schumer advocates for clean beauty

The star has partnered with Cleanbeauty, a marketing skincare and cosmetics brand that creates safer and effective products for women and families.

Glossier product launch inspired by a makeup artist hack

The cult beauty brand’s latest launch was also its most requested by fans.

How one influencer faked a weekend in Coachella

With the aim of proving that you can't believe everything you see on social media, Gabbie Hanna pulled off a very clever prank.

ghd talks festival hair trends

ghd creative artists reveal what's hot in the world of hair, as seen on influencers and celebrities at Coachella.

April 29, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

South Korea's LG buys Avon North America for US$125 million; Unilever Ventures invests in Australian skincare brand Dr Roebuck's; Aussie link to Kendall Jenner's first beauty venture; and growth in beauty sales fuels P&G's Q3 results.

This emerging organic brand is one to watch this year

Its unique oil cleanser is already a firm favourite among beauty editors, with a nomination in this year's Best in Beauty Awards.

Instagram could be getting rid of like counts

A design prototype has been leaked that shows hidden like counts.

April 22, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

The Hut Group buys Christophe Robin; Daigou-focused AuMake acquires rival for $14.2 million; beauty giants rank high on Deloitte's largest luxury goods companies list; and Unilever scoops up supplement startup Olly and posts solid Q1 growth.

Bieber Beauty incoming?

Rumour has it, the new Mrs Bieber has filed for a trademark under her married name.

Study finds influencer marketing no longer resonates

Paid content could now be at the detriment of your brand

April 15, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Foreo rumoured for sale with US$1 billion price tag; biggest monthly slump on record for Australian online sales; Fenty and icon brands drive double-digit growth for LVMH in Q1; and French private equity firm buys Scandi beauty favourite.

BD's Mother's Day Gift Guide

Every mum deserves to be spoiled with these gorgeous beauty gifts.

The cold-pressed skincare range conscious consumers will love

With ingredients extracted in the purest form and impressive green initiatives, this brand should be on your radar.

Pedestrian founders exit business

The pair are leaving to "explore new ventures".

10 long weekend travel essentials

With a long weekend escape comes the need for multi-tasking, portable products that get the job done fast.

LUSH to farewell social media?

The brand has decided to open up the conversation with its consumers elsewhere.

Hollywood actress launches fragrance line, Henry Rose

The range of 'clean' perfumes has been developed in partnership with the Environmental Working Group.

March's most mentioned products

The products making the most noise in New Zealand's print and online publications last month.

What to do if you're bad with names

Refinery29 has some tips.

April 8, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Colgate enters race for multi-billion dollar Nestle Skin Health business; Nutrafol attracts US$35 million from LVMH's investor arm; Lululemon to launch personal care range; and L'Oréal gears up to become world number one in prestige fragrance.

D&G launch most luxurious fragrance collection yet

Dolce & Gabbana's new range of opulent scents include rare and precious ingredients inspired by Sicily.

Kourtney Kardashian launches Poosh

Kourtney Kardashian has unveiled Poosh, a beauty and wellness site.

New to BD April

From scented makeup to luscious lipsticks, illuminating body care and dry skin saviours.

Biologi influencer campaign raises over $10K for breast cancer

The campaign was fronted by breast cancer survivor Sofi Leota.

Combatting the declining sale of makeup brushes

Brush brands have started getting creative with new strategies, such as capitalising on the popularity of skincare.

Sephora tipped to open first New Zealand store

It looks like the long-awaited physical site could finally be happening.

Fenty Beauty recalls product following backlash

Known for having cheeky and fun shade names, Fenty is no stranger to creativity. This time however, did not end well for the brand.

Latest updates for IGTV

The app is trying to making the longer-form content more appealing for users.

YSL announces its first Coachella pop-up store

The Instagram-friendly popup is designed to look like an American petrol (or gas) station – but with cosmetic refills only.