Content about Cosmetics

November 8, 2013

It’s as simple as B-C-D. Multifunctional makeup continues to — and will continue to — drive significant growth in facial cosmetics.

It’s as simple as B-C-D. Multifunctional makeup continues to — and will continue to — drive significant growth in facial cosmetics.

(For the full category review, including sales data, click here.)

November 8, 2013

Earlier this year, Revlon extended its ColorStay franchise with the launch of Ultimate Suede Lipstick.

NEW YORK — Earlier this year, Revlon extended its ColorStay franchise with the launch of Ultimate Suede Lipstick, which, according to Revlon, “continues to be exceptionally well-received in the marketplace and is capitalizing on the growing lip trend.”

The velvety soft formula is infused with shea butter and aloe and promises to provide all-day color. It is available in 20 shades.

November 8, 2013

Even as CC creams increasingly hit the market, the BB cream craze continues.

LONDON — Even as CC creams increasingly hit the market, the BB cream craze continues.

Among the newest entrants is Rimmel London’s new BB Cream Matte for spring 2014. The beauty brand has revamped its 9-in-1 BB Cream to now come in a super-mattifying formula for all-day shine control. Available in two shades, the SPF 15 formula is priced at $6.99 each.

November 7, 2013

Coty posted a decline in net revenues during the first quarter, driven by a slowdown in the mass nail and fragrance markets, and consequently reduced low orders and trade destocking particularly in the U.S. mass channel.

NEW YORK — Coty posted a decline in net revenues during the first quarter, driven by a slowdown in the mass nail and fragrance markets, and consequently reduced low orders and trade destocking particularly in the U.S. mass channel.

November 5, 2013

Japonesque, a maker of makeup brushes and accessories, has announced its foray into the world of color. The new Japonesque color collection debuted in 220 Ulta Beauty stores on Oct. 27.

NEW YORK — Japonesque, a maker of makeup brushes and accessories, has announced its foray into the world of color. The new Japonesque color collection debuted in 220 Ulta Beauty stores on Oct. 27.

An additional 150 Ulta Beauty stores are expected to carry the collection throughout 2013 and 2014 as the retailer continues to expand and open new stores.

November 1, 2013

Nikki’s Magic Wand, which enables consumers to access that remaining 20% of concealer, lip gloss or mascara that otherwise remains unused at the bottom of the tube, has announced that it is launching its first mass market campaign in time for the holiday season.

PITTSBURGH — Nikki’s Magic Wand, which enables consumers to access that remaining 20% of concealer, lip gloss or mascara that otherwise remains unused at the bottom of the tube, has announced that it is launching its first mass market campaign in time for the holiday season.

October 24, 2013

OPI has teamed up with celebrity partner Gwen Stefani in announcing seven new limited-edition nail lacquers for 2014, featuring color in breakthrough finishes.

NEW YORK — OPI has teamed up with celebrity partner Gwen Stefani in announcing seven new limited-edition nail lacquers for 2014, featuring color in breakthrough finishes.

Highlights from the collection include a bold red lacquer that pays homage to Stefani’s signature lipstick, a new semi-matte satin finish in shades of gold and black, and a mirrored chrome paired with a special base coat.

October 24, 2013

Beauty company Revlon posted a decrease in third-quarter net sales in the United States partially due to lower sales of Revlon and Almay color cosmetics. However, executives remain optimistic as the recent acquisition of the Colomer Group represents a “significant, strategic step forward for the company.”

NEW YORK — Beauty company Revlon posted a decrease in third-quarter net sales in the United States partially due to lower sales of Revlon and Almay color cosmetics. However, executives remain optimistic as the recent acquisition of the Colomer Group represents a “significant, strategic step forward for the company.”

October 23, 2013

Coty’s Rimmel London beauty brand, which is celebrating its 180th anniversary, unveiled during a press event on Tuesday its spring 2014 collection, featuring products for eyes, face, lips and nails.

NEW YORK — Coty’s Rimmel London beauty brand, which is celebrating its 180th anniversary, unveiled during a press event on Tuesday its spring 2014 collection, featuring products for eyes, face, lips and nails.

The event, held at Manhattan hotspot The Lion, featured Rimmel London’s global makeup artist Kirstin Piggott and beauty icon and Rimmel partner Georgia May Jagger.

October 16, 2013

Target is creating a new ranking system that evaluates personal care and cleaning products based on ingredient safety and disclosure of environmental effects, as well as asking the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics to collaborate with it in developing a standard for cosmetic safety next year.

SAN FRANCISCO — Target is creating a new ranking system that evaluates personal care and cleaning products based on ingredient safety and disclosure of environmental effects, as well as asking the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics to collaborate with it in developing a standard for cosmetic safety next year.

October 15, 2013

Beauty company Jafra Cosmetics International, which has 550,000 worldwide independent consultants, has named seasoned Brazilian global executive Mauro Schnaidman as president and CEO.

LOS ANGELES — Beauty company Jafra Cosmetics International, which has 550,000 worldwide independent consultants, has named seasoned Brazilian global executive Mauro Schnaidman as president and CEO.

October 14, 2013

The Internet and mobile have transformed consumer shopping behaviors, but in-store shopping still remains important to many consumers, especially when buying cosmetics, apparel, grocery and office supplies, according to a new study from global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney. It is important, however, that retailers strategically assess and recast the role of stores.

CHICAGO — The Internet and mobile have transformed consumer shopping behaviors, but in-store shopping still remains important to many consumers, especially when buying cosmetics, apparel, grocery and office supplies, according to a new study from global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney. It is important, however, that retailers strategically assess and recast the role of stores.

October 10, 2013

Anti-aging products, once the darling of the facial skin care category, have experienced a slowdown in growth since the recession — due, in part, to an influx of new products and likely some cannibalization from such multitasking products as BB creams. Meanwhile, skin care staples like facial moisturizers and cleansers have moved into the lead. And while the overall facial skin care category is projected to see little growth in 2013, industry sources suggest that a turnaround is on the horizon.

Anti-aging products, once the darling of the facial skin care category, have experienced a slowdown in growth since the recession — due, in part, to an influx of new products and likely some cannibalization from such multitasking products as BB creams. Meanwhile, skin care staples like facial moisturizers and cleansers have moved into the lead.

October 10, 2013

Category saturation and competition from private label may be inhibiting sales growth within the sun care segment, but infusing additional skin care benefits, like antioxidants, and targeting such demographic groups as men and multicultural consumers could help brighten sales.

Category saturation and competition from private label may be inhibiting sales growth within the sun care segment, but infusing additional skin care benefits, like antioxidants, and targeting such demographic groups as men and multicultural consumers could help brighten sales.

(For the full category review, including sales data, click here.)

October 1, 2013

Nest Fragrances has announced the launch of the Nest Fine Fragrances Collection at Sephora. The collection of five fragrances will be available for purchase starting this week in 160 Sephora stores across the United States and on Sephora.com.

NEW YORK — Nest Fragrances has announced the launch of the Nest Fine Fragrances Collection at Sephora.

October 1, 2013

Beauty mavens can be wickedly beautiful this Halloween with the new Disney Villains collection now available at Walgreens stores nationwide.

GLENDALE, Calif. — Beauty mavens can be wickedly beautiful this Halloween with the new Disney Villains collection now available at Walgreens stores nationwide.

September 27, 2013

Nail products are the most popular cosmetic item among teen girls, according to recent Mintel research, with 92% of girls between the ages of 9 years and 17 years using some sort of nail product.

CHICAGO — Nail products are the most popular cosmetic item among teen girls, according to recent Mintel research, with 92% of girls between the ages of 9 years and 17 years using some sort of nail product.

September 25, 2013

OPI is launching 18 new limited-edition holiday nail lacquers inspired by recording artist Mariah Carey.

NEW YORK — OPI is launching 18 new limited-edition holiday nail lacquers inspired by recording artist Mariah Carey.

This seasonal promotion includes an assortment of red, burgundy, maroon and chocolate brown hues, along with glitter-packed gold, bronze and pearl shades. Mariah Carey Holiday also features six new Liquid Sand lacquers, ranging from icy blue to frosted pink to sparkling graphite. Each of the Liquid Sand shades showcases OPI’s technology for a textured, matte finish infused with reflective sparkle.

September 24, 2013

Competition within the beauty space continues to heat up as Kohl's Department Stores announced the expansion of its beauty offerings in cosmetics, skin care, bath and body, hair care, men’s skin care and fragrance.

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Competition within the beauty space continues to heat up as Kohl's Department Stores announced the expansion of its beauty offerings in cosmetics, skin care, bath and body, hair care, men’s skin care and fragrance.

September 23, 2013

The Shopper Marketing Expo, scheduled for Oct. 8-10, here, at the Navy Pier, will once again host the Path to Purchase Institute’s annual Design of the Times merchandising display competition.

CHICAGO — Call it the Academy Awards of the shopper marketing business.

The Shopper Marketing Expo, scheduled for Oct. 8-10, here, at the Navy Pier, will once again host the Path to Purchase Institute’s annual Design of the Times merchandising display competition.

September 18, 2013

U.S. dollar sales of prestige department store beauty products grew 6% in the 12 months ending August 2013 compared with the year-ago period, driven by strong growth in makeup and skin care, according to the NPD Group.

NEW YORK — U.S. dollar sales of prestige department store beauty products grew 6% in the 12 months ending August 2013 compared with the year-ago period, driven by strong growth in makeup and skin care, according to the NPD Group.

September 17, 2013

Coty Inc. reported on Tuesday a boost in fiscal 2013 new revenues, thanks in part to growth in its fragrance and color cosmetics segments.

NEW YORK — Coty Inc. reported on Tuesday a boost in fiscal 2013 new revenues, thanks in part to growth in its fragrance and color cosmetics segments.

Net revenues for fiscal 2013 totaled $4.6 billion, up 2% like-for-like and 1% as reported from the prior-year period. The like-for-like growth was driven, in part, by strong performances of its Rimmel, Marc Jacobs, Chloe and Playboy brands.

September 13, 2013

Walmart announced on Thursday that 10 chemicals found in various supplier products — including some personal care items, cosmetics and cleaning products — will be phased out of stores, according to published reports.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced on Thursday that 10 chemicals found in various supplier products — including some personal care items, cosmetics and cleaning products — will be phased out of stores, according to published reports.

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September 10, 2013

Equity investor TSG Consumer Partners has made a minority equity investment in IT Cosmetics, a beauty line that is primarily distributed on QVC and the Shopping Channel, and is now expanding to Ulta Beauty stores.

SAN FRANCISCO — Equity investor TSG Consumer Partners LLC has made a minority equity investment in IT Cosmetics, a beauty line that is primarily distributed on QVC and the Shopping Channel, and is now expanding to Ulta Beauty stores.

September 3, 2013

ZoomSystems, a provider of automated retail, has teamed up with Benefit Cosmetics to deliver an interactive, branded retail kiosk for travelers to access in major airports.

SAN FRANCISCO — ZoomSystems, a provider of automated retail, has teamed up with Benefit Cosmetics to deliver an interactive, branded retail kiosk for travelers to access in major airports.