Lira: the first African muse for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

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Singer and model Lira Brings has been named as the first African influencer for Bobbi Brown Make-Up, with campaigns due to roll out in South Africa.

The 37-year-old is a multi-platinum award-winning singer who produces R&B, jazz and African-inspired music. She was recently a coach on the South African version of The Voice.

As part of her partnership with the Estée Lauder brand, Lira will star in print and online campaigns as well as on Bobbi Brown Cosmetics South Africa and her own social media platforms. The campaign will be shot in Johannesburg featuring locally sourced talent and designs from womenswear brand Loin Cloth & Ashes by Anisa Mpungwe.

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Lira said: “I’m thrilled to be the first African to formally collaborate with this global brand. I love Bobbi’s makeup and I admire how her products bring out the individual beauty in every woman and how easy she makes it for all women to look and feel their best.”

Meanwhile, Loren Dreyer, GM Estée Lauder Companies, added: “Partnering a fellow South African icon with an incredible global brand is an exciting moment. This collaboration will continue to amplify the brand’s original mission of delivering a range of make-up colours that work for all women. We look forward to this partnership and the continued success of the Bobbi Brown brand in the South African market.”

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Estée Lauder targets Rwanda with MAC Cosmetics

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With more than 20 stores across Sub Saharan Africa, US cosmetic conglomerate Estée Lauder is now eyeing the Rwandese market.

According to Euromonitor International, the combined Kenyan, Ugandan and Tanzanian cosmetic market is worth $152m and is projected to grow to $231m by 2018. With its eye on this prize, Estée Lauder is slated to target the landlocked country of Rwanda early next year. The company will target high-end malls to set up shops, such as the Kigali city tower and Rujugiro building among others.


Source: Cosmetics Business