Beauty buzz: L’Oreal acquires Aesop for US$2.5bn, Vanessa Kirby is the new face of Cartier and more beauty news from April



By Redzhanna Jazmin

Beauty buzz: L’Oreal acquires Aesop for US$2.5bn, Vanessa Kirby is the new face of Cartier and more beauty news from April

It’s time to get caught up on the biggest beauty headlines from April—and to help you out, we’ve put them all in one convenient little newsletter. You’re welcome!

This April, BURO’s Beauty Buzz is chock-full of hot headlines. Check out what’s new in the beauty biz ahead, from the biggest acquisitions by L’Oreal to date to the new pimple patch vending machine in Sunway Pyramid (yes, you heard that right) and the planet-saving collaboration you’ll want to add to your cart.


Dododots launches a pimple patch vending machine

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If you’ve been looking for a more interactive way to shop for your blemish-busting essentials, Dododots has you covered. The Malaysian-owned pimple patch brand has launched its very first pimple patch vending machine at Sunway Pyramid in collaboration with Artbysong to spread self-love and appreciation through a limited-edition paper flower bouquet. The bouquet is available to the first 1000 customers to purchase the Dododots Flower Power Pimple Patch set, so don’t sleep on it!


L’Oreal acquires Aesop for USD2.52bn


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In some of the biggest beauty news in the business, Aesop has ended their tenure under Natura and Co and has been acquired by L’Oreal, with the final sale predicted to go through by Q3 of this year. The acquisition began in December 2022 when Natura and Co considered selling a minority stake in the company, before opting for an ownership sale instead. The acquisition is the largest ever for the French conglomerate—and surely its most impressive. We’re excited to see how this impacts the brand moving forward.


The Crown‘s Vanessa Kirby is the face of Cartier’s La Panthère


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For those who loved her portrayal of Princess Margaret in The Crown, you’ll love Vanessa Kirby’s latest gig as a Cartier girl.  The actress is the ambassador of the luxury house’s new perfume, watch and jewellery campaigns, and has made her debut with a stunning campaign for the brand’s La Panthère fragrance family. The campaign film sees a free-spirited Kirby clad in a striking red gown as she traverses a lush landscape of greenery before transforming into Cartier’s iconic animal, the panther.

Watch the film here:


LYLA Beauty Lounge opens its renovated storefront for business

If you’re looking for somewhere to get a good top-to-toe pampering before Raya, we’ve got a suggestion. LYLA Beauty Lounge is back with a brand-new look, and it’s offering services like lash extensions and lifts, eyebrow embroidery and lamination, nail services, waxing and laser hair removal services, and even permanent makeup for your consideration.

Price list and bookings here.


Nudestix supports The Canopy Project with their latest Nude Earth Eye Palette

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Nudestix’s latest curated eyeshadow collection features six limited-edition, earth-inspired eye pencils that are sure to get you in the mood for this Earth Month. Better yet, every purchase of the palette will go towards The Canopy Project, which is a conservation and reforestation project created by the EarthDay organisation. Each palette sold equates to one tree planted, and the brand has committed to planting 10,000 trees. In addition to reforestation efforts, The Canopy Project also works to educate local communities, provide water resource rehabilitation and protect endangered species—is there any better way to celebrate this month?

Shop the palette here from April 20 2023.


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