San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 15, 2012
Beautylish today announced that it is launching e-commerce with Boutiques on Beautylish, a social commerce site that brings together a thriving beauty community, editorial content and e-commerce in one place. Boutiques will allow registered members on Beautylish to purchase products and limited exclusives from some of the most popular brands in the community such as Sugarpill Cosmetics and hard to find or unique items like brush collections from celebrity makeup artist Billy B.
“Over the past two years, Beautylish has been successful at generating significant purchasing intent from our community of more than 1M unique monthly U.S. visitors in the 18-34 year-old demographic in addition to a large social following of 500,000 Twitter followers and 300,000 Facebook fans” said Nils Johnson, CEO and co-founder of Beautylish. “We’re launching e-commerce as a way to satisfy that purchasing demand and provide our community with a great end-to-end user experience.”
Every few weeks Beautylish will be introducing a new brand Boutique on the site featuring some of the most popular brands in the community. The inaugural Boutique launching today is Sugarpill Cosmetics which is one of the top ten most popular brands on the site and will offer eyelashes, makeup palettes and a limited edition eyeshadow. Each boutique will include a limited exclusive item that will be available while supplies last in addition to an assortment of products that will be stocked on a regular basis. Over time, Beautylish will help members to recreate their favorite looks by enabling purchase when products are used in photos, videos and editorial content.
Additionally, the e-commerce offering gives brands the ability to directly reach a large and untapped community of beauty enthusiasts. Through Beautylish’s wide reach and high user engagement focused on all aspects of beauty products and application, the Company has built a huge demand for purchasing a variety of beauty products. For brands, both national and indie, the e-commerce model enables them to satisfy that demand while reaching new buyers. Through Beautylish, brands now gain visibility and can sell products in a place where influential customers are spending significant time and making purchasing decisions.
Beautylish is a social commerce site that brings together a thriving beauty community, editorial content and e-commerce in one place. The startup has raised funding from Silicon Valley’s premier angel investors including SV Angel, Naval Ravikant, the Co-founder of Epinions.com, Innovation Endeavors, Max Levchin, the Co-founder of PayPal, Steve Chen, the Co-founder of YouTube, Jeremy Stoppelman the CEO of Yelp, James Hong, the Co-founder of HOT or NOT and Mariam Naficy, the founder and CEO of Minted. To find out more about Beautylish, visit http://www.beautylish.com