Our Digital IQ Index®: Beauty | China found China’s Beauty market ripe for digital expansion. Chinese consumers are more receptive to buying Beauty products online. 20.1% of Color Cosmetics sales were online in 2012, compared to 5.1% in the U.S. The fraction of brands that offer e-commerce is on par with the U.S., 68% vs. 65%. Only 31% of brands offer e-commerce on their site, leaving the rest to Tmall, Amazon.cn, and other B to C Platforms such as Jingdong and Yihaodian. 48% of Beauty brands in China sell through Tmall, and 31% sell through Tmall and their brand site.
We are sad to report that Karyn Washington, founder of “For Brown Girls” (FBG) and the #DarkSkinRedLip Project has passed away from an apparent suicide. Washington, from the Baltimore area, received kudos from so many black women after launching the #darkskinredlip project after rapper, A$AP Rocky, said red lips on dark girls don’t mix.
Thousands of women posted photos of themselves proudly…
It is with a really, really heavy heart that we reblog this for our followers who have also been so inspired by Karyn’s contributions to the world. #DarkSkinRedLip Project was one of the spaces on the internet I personally have been so inspired by and tried to have my own work informed by. We miss you so much Karyn.