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15 Jan

Armani Taps Hiromi Ueda as Global Makeup Artist: EXCLUSIVE

PARIS — Hiromi Ueda has been named Armani’s latest global makeup artist. Within the role, she succeeds Linda Cantello, who began on the brand in 2009. “What fascinates me about Hiromi Ueda, the brand new Armani global makeup artist, is her measure, her innate sense of balance and her grace, which all translate into powerful expression,” said Giorgio Armani. “I find inner strength in her subtle use of color and her ability to make a face glow with just a few skillful touches. My special thanks go to Linda Cantello for thus a few years of close collaboration, in addition to her constant dedication and vision, which I actually have at all times admired.” Ueda is not any stranger to Armani. She has worked with...
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15 Jan

Beauty Inc’s 20 Most Iconic Moisturizers – WWD

Call them the creams of the crop. Moisturizers are the constructing blocks of skincare, a hero product for brands and consumers alike. To find the true medicine cabinet mainstays, Beauty Inc asked nearly 400 executives, founders, editors, financiers, retailers, chemists and influencers to share their top products. Promised confidentiality, among the industry’s most influential voices forged their votes. (The complete list of those willing to be identified as electors appears on this story, though the content of their ballots stays confidential.) The outcomes span price points and channels, and run the gamut from an almost 60-year-old cream to at least one launched just last yr. On the ingredient front, several boast proprietary components; others include among the category’s hottest humectants and occlusives. One...
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15 Jan

Christine Dagousset Exits Chanel – WWD

Christine Dagousset, the worldwide open innovation officer of Chanel, has left the corporate, WWD has learned. Dagousset, who couldn't be reached for comment, is a beauty industry veteran who joined the corporate in 1998 as senior vice chairman of world skincare, and quickly rose through the ranks. In 2014, she was named global president of the fragrances and sweetness division, a position she held for 4 years before being named global long-term development officer.  In that role, she developed and implemented long-term business initiatives and built innovation capabilities for Chanel, including minority investments. She sits on the boards of Olaplex and Evolved by Nature. Neither Chanel nor Dagousset could possibly be reached for comment. Chanel landed at No. 8 on Beauty Inc’s most...
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12 Jan

Indie Brand Abstraction Takes a Vintner’s Approach to Fragrance

PARIS — Just steps away from Paris’ last working vineyard, there may be a recent liquid being vinted under the hill of Montmartre. Perfumer Sebastien Plan recently opened Abstraction Paris, an atelier for an exclusive series of scents by that name, that are matured in a cellar, inspired by winemaking traditions. Plan trained at natural fragrance and flavors supplier Robertet, and held positions at Cosmo Fragrances International and L’Oréal, where he frolicked sourcing ingredients equivalent to jasmine. There, Plan noted the harvest varied depending on 12 months, producer and terrain — essential points for wine. Nonetheless the massive fragrance firms generally select the plants making essentially the most uniform blends that remain consistent over time. “I believed to myself, ‘What a pity,’ because...
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