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Coty buys 20% of Kim Kardashian West’s beauty line

Cosmetics maker Coty is buying a $200m 20% stake in Kim Kardashian West’s beauty line.

Cosmetics maker Coty is buying a $200m 20% stake in Kim Kardashian West’s beauty line. Leila Abboud of the Financial Times tells us about the deal. So what makes influencers like Kim Kardashian West’s make-up brands different from those that have gone before? We hear from Millie Kendall, who used to run her own make-up label, and is now chief executive of the British Beauty Council. And we talk to influencer Vanessa Davis, who is known as the Skull-tress. She records tutorials on elaborate face make-up and is planning to launch her own product range. Also in the programme, as Boeing prepares to restart test flights of its 737 Max planes which were grounded by regulators after two fatal crashes, the BBC’s Theo Leggett reflects on the significance of the moment for the firm. Plus, now that summer’s here in the northern hemisphere, many of us will be looking forward to a holiday. But due to coronavirus, complications abound, as our regular workplace commentator Stephanie Hare explores.

(Picture: Kim Kardashian West in front of a KKW Beauty sign. Picture credit: Getty Images.)

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