It Wasn't Just 2020 — Celebrities Have Been Launching Beauty Brands For the Past 30 Years
There once was a time when it felt like every celebrity had a fragrance, from Britney Spears to Jennifer Lopez to Paris Hilton. Now, it feels like every celebrity has their own beauty brand, and it doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon — in fact, celebrity-owned beauty companies only seem to be picking up speed.
Rihanna (owner of Fenty Beauty and now Fenty Skin) and Kylie Jenner (of Kylie Cosmetics) were once the picture of success when it came to side hustles by way of beauty brands, but that's now become the norm. In 2020 alone, we saw more than 10 new celebrity-owned companies hit the market, and that doesn't even cover those announced in 2020 but have still yet to launch. Having actresses, singers, models, and athletes double as beauty brand ambassadors is nothing new, but in recent years, we've seen more celebrities break off on their own and create namesake companies, so we rounded them up in a comprehensive list ahead.
It all began decades ago. Starting with the 1990s and working up to 2021, these are all of the celebrity-owned beauty brands that have come to fruition over the last 30 years — including the ones that are no more.