Glamnetic founder creates multimillion-dollar lash company for ‘more Asian female representation, empowerment’
The founder behind Glamnetic has opened up about how being bullied, changing her birth name to fit in, and dealing with the lack of Asian representation in the beauty industry led her to create a multimillion-dollar lash company.
Ann McFerran, 28, told Forbes that she “always felt self-conscious about her thin lashes” and often wondered why her eyes didn’t look like the “big blue eyes” of her Barbie dolls.
Korean beauty YouTuber Dawn Lee passed away at the age of 30 on May 30 after empowering many through her personal journey with cancer.
What happened: Lee passed away after two years of fighting lymphoma, according to a statement shared on Instagram from her agency, Ice Creative.
The chief executive of a popular cosmetics brand in Japan is under fire for using a term deemed a racial slur for Korean people.
Growing global support to the Black Lives Matter movement and continued discussions on race and skin color have prompted South Asia’s most popular skin-whitening cream by Unilever to change its name.
We’re committed to a skin care portfolio that’s inclusive of all skin tones, celebrating the diversity of beauty. That’s why we’re removing the words ‘fairness’, ‘whitening’ & ‘lightening’ from products, and changing the Fair & Lovely brand name.https://t.co/W3tHn6dHqE
A beauty entrepreneur has sparked outrage after referring to Vietnamese salons as the “biggest enemy” in the nail business, claiming that their practices do nothing but “destroy” the industry.
A 20-year-old candidate in the upcoming Miss Universe Philippines pageant has become an early favorite among social media users.
This week on The May Lee Show, May talks to maverick entrepreneur Toni Ko, founder of NYX Cosmetics. Toni’s story of success truly represents the American Dream. Her family immigrated to the U.S. from Korea with only $2,000 and opened a budget beauty store. Toni struck out on her own at age 25 when she started NYX Cosmetics. In 2014, cosmetics giant L’Oreal bought NYX for a reported $500 million. In 2019, Toni was on the Forbes list of America’s top self-made women. But selling her company wasn’t what it was all cracked up to be and Toni knew what she had to do.
Beauty vlogger Michelle Phan is finally back on YouTube after a two-year hiatus and many of her fans on Twitter could not contain their excitement.
On Sunday, the 32-year-old YouTube star surprised all of her fans when she posted a three-minute video titled “Hello” with a smiley face accompanied by a caption “I missed you” on her YouTube channel.
A new beauty company, Orcé Cosmetics has embarked on a mission to develop products that specifically cater to the unique pigmentation of Asian American skin.
Based in Los Angelesand manufactured in San Francisco, Orcé Cosmetics believes that both Western and Eastern makeup brands currently do not accommodate for Asian American skin needs.
Vogue magazine has been accused of “uglifying” Chinese people after posting an Instagram photo of a model who challenges conventional beauty standards with her unique facial features.
The controversy comes less than a month after Zara was accused of the same, having used another Chinese model with freckles on her face.
When someone goes into a salon to get their makeup, hair, eyelashes, or other services done, it’s only right they’re expecting to come out feeling pampered and glamorous. Unfortunately in a society where western beauty is idolized and considered the norm, Asian clients sometimes encounter stylists who aren’t as well-versed in our features, or even worse, are just downright ignorant.
Here are some cringe-worthy experiences:
South Korean cosmetics firm 5149 sparked controversy after launching beauty masks packaged with Kim Jong-un’s face and propaganda-style slogans.
According to the company, it has sold more than 25,000 “Unification Moisture Nuclear Masks” since June, with each priced 4,000 won (about $4).