Snapchat teams up with OPI to launch nail art filter
Snapchat has partnered with OPI to usher in a new AR filter that allows users to try out nail colors or designs on the social media platform, according to a report published by The Verge.
Urban Decay hosts virtual launch on Roblox
Urban Decay is releasing 18 virtual make-up looks in Roblox. A first for the brand, it has developed 3D avatar wearables, using products that can be purchased in real life.
Oddity acquires Revela for US$76 million
Oddity has announced the acquisition of Revela for US$76 million. Following the deal, the company will invest a further US$25 million to set up Oddity Labs to boost the development and expansion of a science-backed beauty brand.
Coty teams up with Spatial to create metaverse for employees
Coty has teamed up with Spatial to create an internal metaverse for its global employees, due to launch this fall. The virtual campus is designed to upskill Coty’s 11,000-strong workforce, empowering innovation for Coty’s brand portfolio.
The Estee Lauder Companies cuts ribbon on Romanian tech center
The Estee Lauder Companies has announced the grand opening of a new Technology Center in Bucharest, Romania. Located in the city’s old town, the new office boasts state-of-the-art technology and will serve as a collaborative space to facilitate strategic thinking.
Snap Inc acquires 3D scanning studio Th3rd
Snap Inc has acquired 3D-scanning studio Th3rd in the second quarter of 2022, according to a report by Tech Crunch.
P&G confirms data breach
Procter & Gamble has confirmed that it is one of the companies affected by a data breach of the GoAnywhere MFT file-sharing platform. As part of this incident, an unauthorized third party obtained some information about P&G employees.
Living Proof partners with ByondXR on first foray into Metaverse
Haircare company Living Proof has entered the Metaverse via a partnership with experiential e-commerce creator ByondXR, launching its first virtual reality storefront.
Sephora, Digitas and TikTok partner on incubator program
Sephora and TikTok as well as partner agency Digitas have announced the launch of a partnership to help beauty start-ups navigate the world of creator content. The Sephora x TikTok Incubator Program will connect influencers to beauty brands from the LVMH retailer’s Accelerate program.
L’Oréal USA announces grant to advance dermatology research for skin of color
L’Oréal USA has announced a US$100,000 research grant to the Skin of Color Society (SOCS). The grant is intended to assist five early-career dermatologists and scientists in furthering their academic careers and promoting the development of innovative ideas in clinical and translational research.