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April 21, 2014

Women’s love affair with lip color is still going strong as the segment continues to enjoy an upswing in sales and an onslaught of new products.

Women’s love affair with lip color is still going strong as the segment continues to enjoy an upswing in sales and an onslaught of new products.

Taking its cue from fashion runways and keeping in line with the nail color trend, lip color remains on the upswing. And those lipsticks that tout moisturizing benefits and long wear are proving to be especially popular.

April 21, 2014

Premium positioning and design are a pair of driving factors contributing to the success of lip care, which generated $650.4 million in overall sales, up 15.8%, for the 52 weeks ended Jan. 26 across U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.

Premium positioning and design are a pair of driving factors contributing to the success of lip care, which generated $650.4 million in overall sales, up 15.8%, for the 52 weeks ended Jan. 26 across U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI. Case in point is EOS, which revolutionized the lip balm category with new delivery formats. EOS’ overall brand family of products generated $85.5 million in sales, up 125.2%, and commanded a 13.1% dollar share of the category.

February 12, 2014

Carma Laboratories on Wednesday announced its partnership with singer and actress Zendaya, whose self-titled album launched last fall featuring the hit single "Replay."

MILWAUKEE — Carma Laboratories on Wednesday announced its partnership with singer and actress Zendaya, whose self-titled album launched last fall featuring the hit single "Replay." Zendaya will serve as a spokesmodel for Carmex brand's recently re-launched Carmex Moisture Plus line of fashionable lip balm. 

January 9, 2014

Seductive red. Shiny. Matte. Regardless of what lip color you fancy, the bottom line is that lip color is hot — red hot.

Bright orange. Seductive red. Shiny. Matte. Regardless of what lip color you fancy, the bottom line is that lip color is hot — red hot.

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

November 8, 2013

The lip segment is on the upswing with the shining star proving, once again, to be lip color.

The lip segment is on the upswing with the shining star proving, once again, to be lip color. Lipstick continues to be the darling of the segment much to the detriment of lip gloss and lip treatments.

(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.

October 28, 2013

Blistex expanded its product portfolio in October with the launch of two new lip balms — Nurture and Nourish and Lip Vibrance.

OAK BROOK, Ill. — Blistex expanded its product portfolio in October with the launch of two new lip balms — Nurture and Nourish and Lip Vibrance.

September 13, 2013

ChapStick, part of the Pfizer portfolio of consumer brands, on Friday announced a new lip balm with advanced moisturizing and anti-aging ingredients.

Madison, N.J. — ChapStick, part of the Pfizer portfolio of consumer brands, on Friday announced a new lip balm with advanced moisturizing and anti-aging ingredients.

September 5, 2013

Carma Labs, the maker of Carmex lip balms and skin care products, has announced the introduction of a fragrance-free healing cream, an alternative to the company’s fragranced Everyday Healing Cream product.

MILWAUKEE — Carma Labs, the maker of Carmex lip balms and skin care products, has announced the introduction of a fragrance-free healing cream, an alternative to the company’s fragranced Everyday Healing Cream product.

The new fragrance-free cream employs the same moisturzing formulation as the existing product to relieve dry skin using such ingredients as lanolin and petrolatum. 



August 8, 2013

Lips are still getting a lot of attention as the bold lip continues to a make a big statement and beauty mavens indulge in the small luxury of lipstick.

Lips are still getting a lot of attention as the bold lip continues to a make a big statement and beauty mavens indulge in the small luxury of lipstick. IRI reported that within U.S. multi-outlet locations, sales of lipstick rose nearly 12% for the 12 weeks ended June 16. During that same period, sales of lip gloss slipped 3.8%, and sales of lip treatments dropped 27%.

Beauty manufacturers are responding by developing lip color that promises to deliver not only intense color, but also more moisture and longer wear.

August 5, 2013

Softlips lip balm announced the company will offer an innovative twist on lip hydration with the brand's latest portfolio addition.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Softlips lip balm announced today the company will offer an innovative twist on lip hydration with the brand's latest portfolio addition. New Softlips Intense Moisture, a cutting-edge lip balm that saturates lips with moisture while breath freshening technology adds a minty flavor.

The Intense Moisture lip balm line will debut in cough and cold aisles in major retailer locations nationwide September 2013.

July 30, 2013

Carma Laboratories on Tuesday launched Carmex Moisture Plus limited-edition designs, a slim-stick lip balm line that presents a fashion-forward exterior.

MILWAUKEE — Carma Laboratories on Tuesday launched Carmex Moisture Plus limited-edition designs, a slim-stick lip balm line that presents a fashion-forward exterior. The line features limited-edition designs and named personalities to match, including Chic in houndstooth, Fab in a groovy retro look, Adventurous in a leopard print and Whimsical in an art deco design. 

The brand is asking consumers, “Which personality are you?”

May 17, 2013

Eco Lips launched Mongo Kiss, a lip balm made with mongongo nut oil and formulated with nutrients like vitamin E and essential fatty acids.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Eco Lips on Wednesday launched Mongo Kiss, a lip balm made with mongongo nut oil and formulated with nutrients like vitamin E and essential fatty acids. NMongo Kiss is certified organic, fair trade certified, non-GMO, gluten-free and made with 100% renewable energy offsets, the company stated. 

March 4, 2013

Beiersdorf has introduced its new Nivea Lip Butter line, which includes shea butter and almond oil, the beauty product company said.

WILTON, Conn. — Beiersdorf has introduced its new Nivea Lip Butter line, which includes shea butter and almond oil, the beauty product company said.

Nivea Lip Butter, which retails for $3.99, is available in four flavors: Raspberry Rose Kiss, Caramel Cream Kiss, Vanilla and Macadamia Kiss and Smooth Kiss. Beiersdorf said the shea butter was designed to increase the skin's suppleness and elasticity, while the almond oil was to help soften and smooth the skin.

February 20, 2013

Carma Laboratories announced fresh packaging across its Carmex lip balm line designed to attract attention with a vibrant yellow and red label.

MILWAUKEE — Carma Laboratories on Tuesday announced fresh packaging across its Carmex lip balm line designed to attract attention with a vibrant yellow and red label. 

“Extensive research went into this new look," stated Paul Woelbing, Carma Labs president. "With the expansion of our product line over the years, the new packaging helps customers easily identify our products and the specific skin care solution that they are seeking."

January 28, 2013

In a shot that made the rounds Friday on ESPN and other sports shows, Miami Heat fan Michael Drysch drained a half-court shot in the Carmex Half-Court Hero contest, netting $75,000 and getting tackled by Miami Heat superstar LeBron James.

MIAMI — In a shot that made the rounds Friday on ESPN and other sports shows, Miami Heat fan Michael Drysch drained a half-court shot in the Carmex Half-Court Hero contest, netting $75,000 and getting tackled by Miami Heat superstar LeBron James. 

In addition to winning $75,000 for himself, Drysch also scored a $75,000 donation for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Lebron James Family Foundation.

November 15, 2012

Blistex on Thursday announced the launch of Moisture Melt and Simple and Sensitive lip balms.

OAK BROOK, Ill. — Blistex on Thursday announced the launch of Moisture Melt and Simple and Sensitive lip balms. Moisture Melt features suspended soft beads of aloe and shea butter, while Blistex Simple and Sensitive contains six essential ingredients to provide moisturization without irritation from added dyes or fragrances. 

November 5, 2012

Fall 2012 makeup was confident and sultry as lipstick made a comeback, at the expense of lip gloss, and eyes shouted sex appeal with dramatic eyeliner and bold brows. That’s the look that graced fashion runways, and judging by the numbers, consumers followed suit in the mass market.


Fall 2012 makeup was confident and sultry as lipstick made a comeback, at the expense of lip gloss, and eyes shouted sex appeal with dramatic eyeliner and bold brows. That’s the look that graced fashion runways, and judging by the numbers, consumers followed suit in the mass market.


October 9, 2012

Mentholatum on Tuesday launched its new Softlips Jack Frosting lip balm, Softlips peppermint stick lip balm and Softlips holiday gift tag packs that will be available in November in time for the holiday shopping season.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Mentholatum on Tuesday launched its new Softlips Jack Frosting lip balm, Softlips peppermint stick lip balm and Softlips holiday gift tag packs that will be available in November in time for the holiday shopping season.

September 12, 2012

The Mentholatum Co.’s Softlips brand has announced the launch of a new Halloween-themed lip balm that is hitting retail stores in early September.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Mentholatum Co.’s Softlips brand has announced the launch of a new Halloween-themed lip balm that is hitting retail stores in early September.

The new Softlips Marshmallow Ghost will be featured as part of a Halloween-themed two-pack that includes the Softlips Vanilla lip balm.