While many brands still position themselves to dictate of-the-moment make-up looks, Depixym’s Cosmetic Emulsions are championing individuality and self-expression by rethinking the multi-use product, encouraging beauty junkies to think outside the box and paint their faces however they wish.
How is a lack of time impacting make-up routines? Will progressive masculinity rewrite the industry? And how is clean beauty getting a colorful makeover? In this part of the 2020 Expert Outlook, we speak to three experts about how people are rejecting old rules and forging new beauty narratives.
Beauty guru Julie Schott’s Starface pimple patches are leading the charge in the skin acceptance movement. Designed to cover up and heal spots, yet remain visible, these cute yellow stars are lighting up social media and tapping Gen Z’s desire to resist ‘perfect’ skin ideals.
The beauty standards of decades past are slowly crumbling as cosmetics brands strive to be more inclusive in their product ranges and marketing materials. While some are shattering ideals related to skin tone and age, Gucci has sought to spotlight dental diversity in an ad campaign for lipsticks.
Beauty is in the throes of revolution. As people move away from the idealised to a celebration of real people, brands have an exciting opportunity to tap into the new beauty wave. With its #SephoraSquad, Sephora is going further, inviting everyday people to become influencers for the brand.