Welcome to the first Lippe Taylor Beauty Beat! Each Friday, we’ll be sharing the week’s top articles on the beauty industry’s latest news, trends, products and events.
As the influx of products tied to Breast Cancer Awareness month hit shelves and the press, this week’s must-read is the New York Times’ in-depth article on the business aspect of the Susan G. Komen foundation and a critique of its messaging on the disease. On the note of marketing to women, the WWD Digital Forum also speaks to the ever-increasing purchasing power of women. And for kicks, get familiar with marketing efforts for The Muppets movie in the fashion and beauty worlds: from Miss Piggy’s editorials in InStyle and Allure to her very own line with MAC Cosmetics.
Welcome, Fans, to the Pinking of America
A close look into the business side of the Susan G. Komen foundation, and reactions from advocacy groups in regards to the breast cancer dialogue that the foundation promotes. Read more here.
Shopping for a Cause
NY Times highlights the latest BCA-edition products. Read more here.
Jennifer Pasiakos: Women Key in Digital Realm
Pasiakos substantiated this with several statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau and World Bank. Among them: 91 percent of home purchases, 65 percent of new cars, 66 percent of computers, 80 percent of health care, 60 percent of men’s wear, 80 percent of U.S. spending and 65 percent of global spending are all the result of women.” Read more here.
What’s a Typical Household Look Like? Just as Likely to Be Headed by a Woman
The 2010 Census found a record low 48% of U.S. households were married couples and that iconic American family, married with children, had slipped to a new low of 20% of all households. Read more here.
Miss Piggy Lands Editorial Spread in November’s InStyle Wearing Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, and More
Piggy-backing” off of Smurfette’s spread in Harper’s Bazaar earlier this year. Read more here.
Muppet-Inspired Makeup—We Like It!
As if Miss Piggy’s InStyle spread wasn’t enough: With the release of Disney’s The Muppets movie about a month away (it hits theaters November 23), the Muppets craze is spilling over into the beauty world, with the launch of several makeup lines based on its characters. (Check out Allure’s December issue for an interview with Miss Piggy on her makeup line for M.A.C.!) The Balm Cosmetics created a limited edition makeup palette—Cast Your Shadow Face Palette—inspired by The Muppets. Read more here.