Author: Georgina Caldwell

LVMH sees revenue soar 16 percent over Q1 2019

LVMH has reported revenue of €12.5 billion for the first quarter of the current financial year, an increase of 16 percent on the same period a year ago (11 percent in organic growth terms). The luxury goods behemoth revealed that all geographic regions are experiencing good growth, with selective retailing (which includes perfumery chain Sephora) growing 13 percent and the perfumes and cosmetics business unit swelling 12 percent. Parfums Christian Dior in particular has a ‘very good’ quarter, LVMH said, thanks to recent launch Joy and Fenty Beauty continued its rapid growth while Sephora gained market share and recorded...


Is Fenty Beauty poised to launch a skin care line?

Rihanna’s LVMH-backed Fenty Beauty line is said to be gearing up to launch a skin care line, according to a report published by Allure. Several media outlets have reported that ‘Fenty Skin’ appeared on the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s online list of approved trademarks back at the end of March. The trademark covers ‘medicated and non-medicated skin care, soap, body care and personal care products’ as well as ‘related accessories such as kits, tools and applicators’. Allure revealed that it contacted Fenty Beauty for comment, and was told the brand did not have an update at this...


Tom Ford to launch Tmall flagship for popular Soleil range

Tom Ford is set to launch a flagship store on Alibaba’s Tmall for his ever-popular Soleil range. The Estee Lauder Companies-owned brand will make its debut on the Alibaba Group e-commerce platform next week, according to a report published by WWD. “Soleil is important globally, but also specifically to the Asian Pacific region,” Ford told WWD. “I created Soleil originally because when you are in a warmer climate you might want less make-up… body becomes important.” The brand is also set to release a series of products exclusive to the Chinese market and, indeed the platform, with new fragrance...


Canada’s House of Commons poised to pass animal testing ban?

Canada’s House of Commons is widely expected to pass a bill that purports to end the practice of testing cosmetics on animals, according to a report published by iPolitics. The Cruelty-free Cosmetic Act would ban both cosmetics testing on animals and the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals.   “Protecting animals has always been a cause that I care deeply about and I am pleased to sponsor this bill so MPs can debate this important issue,” said MP Marilyn Gladu, the bill’s sponsor in a statement. If passed, Canada would become the 40th country to usher...


Revlon’s Ashley Graham collab sells out in four hours

Ashley Graham’s latest Revlon launch has sold out in a matter of hours after the model gave it a plug on her Instagram account, according to a report published by The Daily Mail. The Never Enough Unapologetic lip kit is the second product to emerge from Graham and Revlon’s collab. “I am so happy that you guys loved my last lip kit,” said Graham on a video tutorial shared on her social media account, per The Daily Mail. “I can’t believe that it sold out, so I wanted to bring you another one.” Following the sell-out status, Revlon ordered...