July 6, 2011

Celebrity makeup artist and critically acclaimed "brow king" Ramy Gafni has rolled out his Fall in Love makeup collection for fall 2011 — a re-release of his classic fall favorites.

July 5, 2011


Total U.S. beauty sales may be trending similar in the mass and prestige channels but with different drivers, according to market research provider the NPD Group.


June 29, 2011

Canus Fresh Goat's Milk Skin Care has announced the expansion of its new Nature by Canus facial wellness line with the development of a hydrating cleanser and a night renewal facial cream.

June 29, 2011

Bainbridge and Knight has entered the organic hair and beauty cosmetics realm.

June 29, 2011

Legislation has been introduced that would require stricter labeling requirements of cosmetics and personal care products and give the Food and Drug Administration recall authority for products that are misbranded, adulterated or otherwise fail to meet safety standards.

June 26, 2011

Love & Toast by Margot Elena puts a fresh face on natural with its colorful, fashion-forward packaging. The collection includes fragrance, body care, lip care and hair care. All of the brand’s body care products are more than 97% natural.

June 22, 2011

The Soho brand, which is known for its soft-sided cosmetic bags and beauty cases, now is expanding into makeup brushes with a collection of ergonomically designed brushes for the mass market.

June 20, 2011

Judging by many makeup looks on the runways of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2011 in New York, it was evident that lipstick was going to be in the shopping basket of many beauty mavens. That has proven to be the case.


June 20, 2011

Nail color continues to be a rock star in the beauty aisle, as many women have forgone the pricey salon and embraced the do-it-yourself trend, and as manufacturers increasingly launch innovative nail products.


June 20, 2011

Retailers and small- to mid-sized brand marketers shouldn’t be quick to dismiss social media as an effective avenue to communicate with consumers versus traditional media outreach like TV and radio. That was a key takeaway of a recent survey conducted on behalf of marketing/public relations firm Robin Leedy & Associates.


June 10, 2011

Total U.S. beauty sales in both the food/drug/mass and prestige channels experienced similar trends in first quarter 2011, according to market research providers NPD and SymphonyIRI, although makeup sales fared slightly better within the food/drug/mass channel.

June 7, 2011

The total prestige lip segment rose 7% to $185.2 million in U.S. department stores, with the shining star being lip color, according to beauty market research conducted by NPD.

June 1, 2011

Fusion Brands, the parent company of beauty brands FusionBeauty and Clean, has partnered with Sony Pictures and CBS Consumer Products to launch Jabot Cosmetics, a fictional beauty brand that will become available for purchase to consumers.

May 23, 2011

Pop star Justin Bieber has dabbled in nail polish and a unisex fragrance. Now, the singing sensation is launching a women's fragrance called "Someday."

May 18, 2011

Black Opal, a maker of African-American skin care and color cosmetics, has announced the donation of $25,000 to the Georges Malaika Foundation, which will aid in the building of a new school for young girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

May 13, 2011

In the wake of the turbulent economy, the cosmetic and skin care market, while not yet thriving, is showing signs of improvement. And drug stores and mass merchandisers prove to be the most popular channels for cosmetic purchasing, according to a recent Mintel survey.

May 10, 2011

Cosmetic brand Bonne Bell has announced that it is entering 2011 with a fresh new look and on-trend products, as well as a new national advertising campaign and website.

May 4, 2011

Sales of cosmetics and toiletries in the United States increased 2.4% to $36.5 billion in 2010 — which is above pre-recession levels — thanks to technological advances, promotional activity and rising consumer confidence, according to worldwide consulting and research firm Kline.

April 25, 2011

Beauty360 has been described as “a natural evolution” of CVS/pharmacy’s commitment to beauty, and there’s no denying that it is much different than any beauty department you’ll find in a traditional CVS/pharmacy store. As of press time, there were 25 Beauty360 stores in operation, located primarily in California. The first location was unveiled November 2008 at a Capitol district CVS store in the center of Dupont Circle.


April 25, 2011


Shoppers of Bed Bath & Beyond’s Upper East Side location in New York can experience the ultimate beauty destination thanks to the recent opening there of L’Oréal Paris’ first-ever “boutique.”


April 25, 2011

Beauty junkies in Canada have a new option when shopping for products. A new format recently unveiled by Katz Group Canada’s flagship Rexall drug store chain is aimed at making its stores “an innovative health destination.”


The Rexall Healthy Living Pharmacy format features a combined skin care and beauty care department. The goal: to focus on derm versus just cosmetics.


April 25, 2011

Sears is banking on beauty and is hoping that its recent expansion into beauty not only encourages more women to see the softer side of Sears, but also will bolster cross-category shopping.


April 25, 2011

Walgreens dove into the digital beauty space earlier this year with a new and interactive website aimed at providing beauty mavens with real solutions to real makeup, hair and fashion dilemmas.


Walgreens.com/BeautyWithin offers step-by-step advice from beauty pros on how to achieve skin, hair and makeup looks, as well as video episodes highlighting everyday women and their personal beauty challenges.


April 18, 2011

The majority of lipstick-wearing beauty mavens believe that lipstick improves their confidence, and many men associate women in red lipstick with such positive sentiments as being sexy and confident, according to the findings of a recent survey commissioned by L'Oréal Paris.