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Empowering Women in Beauty: CEW's Carlotta Jacobson

Carlotta Jacobson, president of Cosmetic Executive Women, reflects on her career accomplishments and a lifetime of contributions to the beauty industry.

As a veritable force of nature continuously forging ahead throughout her decades in the beauty industry, Carlotta Jacobson isn’t usually one for looking back. She’s always onto the next, biggest, brightest thing—whether growing Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) to record membership numbers in her role as president since 1996, her continuing education both
inside and outside the industry, or giving back in a big way.

Riot of Color

After finding success with the Butterfly Loft Salon and Butterfly Circus, David and Alexis Thurston started a new business venture. Take a look at Pulp Riot.

Having grown up in what he calls the “left-brain world” and earning a B.A. in economics from UCLA, serial entrepreneur and Butterfly Loft Salon co-owner, David Thurston, says his career today is a huge departure from where he started. While he once believed he’d spend his entire life practicing law or accounting, Thurston says, “I didn’t realize that there was a world out there where you could actually make a good living not doing those things.”

Jewelry That Make Scents

Lisa Hoffman’s unique fragrance jewelry collection pairs elegant aromas with distinctive, eco-friendly designs.

Certain accessories aid a woman in embodying personal style and presence. Two of those accessories are a unique piece of jewelry and a fragrance that reflects her essence. Both happen to be part of the very elements that make up the Lisa Hoffman brand. Hoffman has taken the centuries-old artistry of fragrance jewelry and reinvigorated its functionality with intricately crafted filigree charms in earring, necklace and bracelet arrangements. The charms house proprietary fragrance beads that disperse aromas, embodying some of owner Lisa Hoffman’s favorite destinations around the world.

The Morphe X Jaclyn Hill Palette Launches Tomorrow

The highly anticipated palette debuts on Wednesday, June 21 at 8 a.m. PST

The Morphe X Jaclyn Hill Palette that's been two years in the making has fans of the cult-favorite brand and the Insta-famous YouTuber elated. Hill has collaborated with Morphe in the past, with her Jaclyn Hill Favorites palette and her Jaclyn Hill's Favorite Brushes collection; however, the new Jaclyn Hill Palette features 35 brand-new eyeshadow shades in a range of mattes, shimmers, satins, foils and glitters—using all-new formulations.

The Spirit of Giving: BSG's Mark Spinks

Beauty Systems Group president Mark Spinks talks charitable causes, the industry and being this year’s Spirit of Life Award recipient.

Surprisingly, Mark Spinks didn’t always imagine himself in the beauty business. After growing up in Columbus, Indiana, he attended college at Indiana University as a double major in economics and criminal justice (and remains a rabid Hoosiers fan). But his journey toward the beauty industry would begin with his very first assignment out of college, working within the department store industry, handling retail and operations for locations that boasted a solid dose of salon space.

Beauty and the Blender

Learn how Beautyblender founder Rea Ann Silva created a knockout product that stands out among the competition by blending in.

Working as a professional makeup artist to the stars, Rea Ann Silva learned all the tricks of the trade. She mastered cutting up and wetting sponges to seamlessly apply creams and powders. Applying artist secrets and conceptualizing them into product with mass appeal in 2002 led to the creation of the original Beautyblender—and later the establishment of a whole new beauty category.