Beauty & Fashion

‘The Beauty of Blackness’ Documentary Chronicles the Colorful History of Fashion Fair Cosmetics

The Beauty of Blackness, a documentary currently streaming exclusively on HBO Max, chronicles the rise — and revival — of one of the American beauty industry’s most historic brands: Fashion Fair Cosmetics.

First launched in 1973 by Eunice Johnson, publishing executive and wife of Johnson Publishing Company CEO John H. Johnson, Fashion Fair Cosmetics was the first national makeup line formulated and designed specifically for Black women, an inclusive mission that is more recognizable in today’s market, but whose broad and rich shade range was impossible to find at the time.

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Cheryl Mayberry McKissack and Desiree Rogers, both former executives at the Chicago-based Johnson Publishing (which owned Ebony and Jet magazines, along with Fashion Fair), bought the company out of bankruptcy in November 2019 for $1.85 million, and now, as co-owners (and president and CEO, respectively) have ushered it into its next chapter.

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China’s Prestige Beauty E-commerce Sales Surge 11 Percent in Q1 2022

Prestige beauty sales soared in China in the first quarter of 2022. 

According to data from The NPD Group, prestige beauty e-commerce sales in China reached $2.7 billion, up 11 percent from the same period last year.  

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Driven by strong Chinese New Year Sales, the hair, fragrance, makeup and skin care categories increased by 43 percent, 18 percent, 11 percent and 9 percent, respectively, while in March alone, hair category sales jumped by 33 percent

March also saw growth within sun care in particular, but with restrictions heightening in China, declines are already underway. 

While the makeup and fragrance categories did see overall increases during the first quarter, they still experienced respective declines of 6 and 4 percent in March, versus March 2021. Prestige beauty sales at large decreased by 1 percent for the month. 

“China could continue to see prestige makeup sales decline in April

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Combining High-Quality Shirts, Fashion, Beauty, and Fitness in One Brand

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / May 16, 2022 / The fashion scene is highly dynamic and ever-evolving; what may be considered stylish today may no longer be fashionable within a few weeks or months. The same can be said for the beauty and fitness industries, where new trends pop up every day. Given this, it can be pretty confusing and overwhelming trying to keep up with these changes. Cognizant of this, one intuitive venture brings together fashion, beauty and fitness under one enterprise: Elizabeth Rovens.

Elizabeth Rovens, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, Press release picture

The brand’s flagship product is its high-quality t-shirts made with the highest quality Supima Cotton. In addition, it showcases exquisite designs created by a gifted European artist, and its themes feature popular yoga symbols representing peace, harmony, and spirituality. All of these things combined have allowed it to capture the attention of a broad

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New deals from Madewell, JCPenney and more

It’s hard to believe that we’re approaching the summer of 2022 — but we’re here for it.

To kick off the summer, many brands are offering major deals and discounts on everything from fashion and beauty products, to home and outdoor garden necessities.

But you don’t have to wait until Memorial Day weekend to shop — there are plenty of sales happening now so that you can prepare for any weekend festivities. Gap, for example, is now offering 50% off sale styles on their site with the code MORE. Express has up to 70% off clearance, and Madewell has 25% off everything through May 26.

We’ll be updating below as new sales start, so be sure to check back for more! Plus, shop some of our favorite sale picks.

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