Fortnite-Branded Cosmetics Roll Out As Gaming And Beauty Merge
Revolution Beauty x Fortnite is the first Fortnite-branded cosmetics and skin-care line, developed through a deal between Epic Games, Inc. and UK-based Revolution Beauty Group Limited. Separately, The Procter & Gamble Co.’s Gillette brand kicks off its second annual Gillette Cup featuring Fortnite.
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The House of NYX Professional Makeup, opening on iHeartMedia’s music and entertainment corner of the Roblox gaming platform, gives gamers a place to sample digital beauty products. Meanwhile, Maybelline New York and L’Oréal Professionnel have created makeup looks and hair styles for use on avatars across more than 4,000 platforms and apps worldwide.
The Children’s Advertising Review Unit of the BBB National Programs Inc. tells marketers its guidelines apply to ads in the metaverse, and the watchdog will ‘strictly enforce’ in the space.