Celebrity endorsements are a confusing, grey area a lot of people don’t understand. Especially with social media nowadays, almost anyone with a big following can make money from posting about brands and products. News came out on Friday that a 2016 deal singer and actress, Selena Gomez made with a struggling brand earned her several millions of dollars, while at the same time helped the brand survive.
Coach, once known as a luxurious and popular handbag brand was struggling to reinvent themselves over recent years. About four years ago, Gomez made a $10 million deal with Coach, according to Newsbreak.
When Gomez partnered with Coach, it was during the same time that the company was in the midst of a three-year rebranding effort which included updating their look to better align with younger consumers, according to The Washington Post. At the time, Coach also acquired Kate Spade as another way to reach out to a younger audience, according to the newspaper.
Gomez posting about her working with Coach and helping to promote their products at the time to her hundreds of millions of followers seemed to have resurrected the brand as Coach had a marked increase in sales at the time, according to Cheat Sheet. Fast forward a few years and Coach now has celebs such as Jennifer Lopez and Michael B. Jordan joining forces with the brand.
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We’re following #JenniferLopez's lead (AKA closing this #CoachxJLo Hutton series with a 💥). Shop our limited-edition bag via the link in bio. #CoachNY Photographed by: @haozeng_com Styled by: @robzangardi & @marielhaenn Hair by: @chrisappleton1 Makeup by: @scottbarnescosmetics
Putting celebrity deals aside, nowadays, Gomez is the latest celebrity to join the beauty world and have her own brand. The 28-year-old has been busy focusing on her newly launched beauty line, Rare Beauty, which came out this past August. It’s also the same name of her newly released album, “Rare.”
In a promo video for her line, Gomez said, “Being rare is about being comfortable with yourself,” she says. ”I think Rare Beauty can be more than a beauty brand. I want us all to stop comparing ourselves and to start embracing our own uniqueness.” So far, the line is made up of lipsticks, eye products, blushes, and highlighters.
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NEW holiday launching tomorrow! ’Tis the season to be bold and reflect our true selves. 🤩 ✨Confident Energy Eyeshadow Palette ✨Magnetic Spirit Eyeshadow Palette ✨Best of Rare Beauty Lip & Cheek 4 Piece Mini Set ✨Best of Rare Beauty Lip & Cheek 2 Piece Mini Duo ✨Best of Rare Beauty Mini Lip Soufflé Matte Lip Cream Duo Available tomorrow only at Sephora.com and RareBeauty.com. Launching in-stores on October 16th!
It’s not a surprise that Gomez loves beauty and makeup so much. Back in 2011, the “Lose You to Love Me,” singer launched her own perfume, Selena Gomez Eau de Parfum. I want something that‘s very romantic. I want something that is very sweet but at the same time very mature,“ she said in an interview with Racked in 2011.