Sara Spruch-Feiner is a lifelong New Yorker and writer. She is a Senior Reporter at Glossy, where she spearheads Glossy Pop, a vertical about the intersection of beauty, fashion, and culture. She also writes the Glossy Pop Newsletter, which goes out on Fridays. She has contributed to publications including New York Magazine, The Zoe Report, Byrdie, Women’s Health, Coveteur, Shape—and many more. She is a graduate of Kenyon College where she earned her B.A. in English Literature (with a double minor in Women’s Studies and Art History) and a 2009 recipient of the New York Women in Communications, Inc. scholarship. She is equally passionate about women’s rights, really great serums, television, and the power of writing about them all.
In September, WLDKAT, an affordable skin-care brand, reintroduced itself to its audience. It first launched at the start of the pandemic with CBD as its hero ingredient. In its second iteration, the ingredient is gone altogether, and product price points are down about $4-$6 each.
Jonathan Van Ness released his brand, JVN Hair, in partnership with Amyris back in August. On December 14, it will release its first new launch since then. Amyris is also behind Biossance, Rose Inc and a number of other beauty brands.
As TikTok hacks and trends become more commonplace, traditionally trained professionals have watched, sometimes in horror. So we thought it would be fun to take a look back at 2021’s viral makeup hacks — with none other than Violette Serrat, Guerlain’s creative director of makeup and famous French cool girl.
Over the last week, Advent calendars have been a topic of heated discussion. But even before #chaneladventcalendar accumulated 55.4 million views on TikTok and coverage everywhere from Diet Prada to The New York Times, Advent calendars were creating buzz. Exclusively for Glossy, Launchmetrics ranked the top-five most buzzed-about Advent calendars...
October saw not one but two luxury skin-care brands expand into the hair category: Dr. Barbara Sturm launched a full collection, expanding upon an existing scalp serum, and Augustinus Bader entered the category for the first time.
In mid-November, the celebrity gossip account @deuxmoi (1.3 million Instagram followers) posted an email it had received. The pseudonym used by the sender: “primar color” Subject line: “beauty industry” The message: “This A+ musician soon to join the beauty industry with a lipstick brand. Keep up with updates cause there’ll be...
In 2021, Walmart added 69 new beauty brands to its assortment -- a range spanning “indie brands, multicultural brands and brands [like Nou] that we built together with P&G,” said Musab Balbale, who’s leading the department’s evolution.
Tinx never set out to be a beauty influencer, yet the products she loves frequently become cult favorites. So it’s no surprise that many brands inked partnerships with her this year. For example, in August, Kiehl’s introduced “The Tinx Edit.”