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Topic: Cosmetics

How Kiehl's No-Frills Creme de Corps Became the Go-to Lotion for Stars Like Oprah

1.5 bottles sold every minute

Every brand hopes for a free plug on TV—"earned media," as the trade calls it—but endorsements don't get much better than they did on Oct. 25, 2012. On a Good…

Ad of the Day: L'Oréal Explains the Science of Creating Makeup Shades for All Skin Tones

How diversity is changing the world of cosmetics

We've come a long way from "Maybe she's born with it. Maybe it's Maybelline." The spunky, fancy-free spots featuring naturally gorgeous women punting "flawless skin" and "poreless perfection" have been standard…

Ad of the Day: This Woman's Heartbreaking Makeup Tutorials Double as Powerful PSAs

Reshma's beauty tips

This isn't the kind of makeup tutorial you see every day. In this compelling video by Ogilvy & Mather, a young vlogger named Reshma neatly walks viewers through the process of…

This French Beauty Brand Wants Women to Be Comfortable With Their Flaws

While still using Vichy's products, of course

For cosmetics brands, touting a particular product's capabilities—that it gets rid of redness, say, or makes your face radiate—is standard. But that method of advertising can often impose a certain…

Why L'Oréal Made 100 Women Cry in a Movie Theater, and What Brought Them to Tears

Fun stunt from McCann Mexico

Here's a fun and inventive before-and-after test from L'Oréal and McCann Mexico. The cosmetics company invited 100 women to a movie. Before the screening, they had their makeup done by L'Oréal…

Benjamin Karsch Leads Revlon's New Mission 'to Inspire Love'

But how is he going to sell lipstick?

Benjamin Karsch is no stranger to larger-than-life CMO jobs. Procter & Gamble, Kraft, Johnson & Johnson, Cigna—Karsch has run the marketing for all of them. But Karsch (whom everyone calls…

Ad of the Day: OPI Brilliantly Creates a Whole Alphabet From Drops of Nail Polish

Color becomes language

Color can communicate a lot of information, but not as clearly as if it were an actual language. So OPI made it into one. A sassy, gorgeous new campaign from the…

As Makeup-Savvy Amateurs Become Breakout Stars, L'Oréal Looks for the Next Big Name

Contest will award a 1-year contract

As Michelle Phan and others have proved, beauty vloggers are a lucrative resource for brands looking to find talent. Today, L'Oréal Paris is launching "The Brush," its first global contest to…

Beauty Video Marketers Are Finding a Second Home on Instagram

It's not just about YouTube anymore

How-to beauty videos, which have been wildly popular on YouTube for years thanks to the likes of Michelle Phan, are increasingly finding a home on Instagram. The platform's 15-second limitation…

Michelle Phan: Getting Turned Down for a Job at Department Store Beauty Counter Launched My Career

5 facts you may not know about the beauty tutorial maven

Adweek spoke to YouTube sensation Michelle Phan about her rise to fame from starting out as a beauty tutorial vlogger to becoming an international businesswoman, working with brands like Dr…

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