March 4, 2011

EcoTools, an earth-friendly bath and beauty products brand, has made its way to Walmart.

March 2, 2011

Apna International has launched at Target a new fragrance collection called Tattooed By Inky, which features fragrances for both men and women.

March 1, 2011

After years of declines, U.S. prestige beauty experienced a boost in 2010, with skin care proving yet again to be the strongest performer, according to beauty market research conducted by the NPD Group.

February 18, 2011



Following a dismal year 
in 2009, U.S. prestige beauty categories experienced an upswing in 2010 and, judging by the numbers, 2011 looks to be a positive year for prestige beauty.

February 16, 2011

New swashbuckling colors are on the horizon as OPI gears up to launch a new, limited-edition nail lacquer collection based on the "Pirates of the Caribbean" film franchise.

February 14, 2011

Shoppers Drug Mart has partnered with FaceCake Marketing Technologies to create a new lip makeover mobile app that enables beauty mavens to use their iPhones to view a lipstick shade on their own image.

February 8, 2011

Coty has announced the launch of the new fragrance Reveal by Halle Berry.

February 1, 2011

Thanks to technological innovations within mascara, the category has driven sales of eye makeup, and looking forward, mascara formulas that are infused with eyelash-enhancing treatments and packaging that offers greater customization not only will volumize lashes but also sales at retail.


February 1, 2011

SUPPLIER NEWS — JocottBrands, a developer and marketer of branded consumer products, has introduced its new Argan Magic hair care line exclusively at CVS/pharmacy. The products are made with Argan Oil, a natural oil that is native to Morocco and derived from the crushed fruit and nuts of the Argan tree. The trio of Argan Magic products includes Intensive hair oil, Nourishing hair cream and Restorative hair mask. Prices are $7.99 to $9.99.



January 27, 2011

Private equity firms Berkshire Partners and Rhone have made minority equity investments in Coty, with each of the investors being represented on the company's board of directors.

January 26, 2011

At a press event in New York on Wednesday, Pacific World and Walmart officially took the wraps off a new eco-friendly beauty line for tweens, aptly named GeoGirl.

January 19, 2011

Jason Products, a Hain Celestial brand, is launching in March its new C-Effects pure natural anti-wrinkle day lotion SPF 30 sunscreen, which is positioned as the first in the natural channel to feature SPF 30 for daily use.

January 14, 2011

Walmart is looking to target little beauty mavens in their tweens with the launch of a new beauty brand dubbed GeoGirl, according to published reports.

January 12, 2011

Classified Cosmetics, a developer of aerosol airbrush makeup, is looking to bring the technology to the mass market with the introduction of Aero Minerale mineral makeup mist at select Walmart stores.

January 6, 2011

Beauty companies will be looking to get "down to Earth" in 2011, according to Mintel, an independent provider of market intelligence.

January 5, 2011

NEW YORK — Coty’s Sally Hansen brand is looking to take the nail category to a new level with its Salon Effects real nail polish strips.


The strips offer DBP, toluene and formaldehyde-free nail looks that have no dry time and promise to last up to 10 days. Users simply peel, apply, file and go. The strips can be removed with nail polish remover. Each kit, priced at $9.99, includes 16 nail polish strips, a cuticle stick, mini file/buffer and instructions.


The collection includes Simply neons, High-Shine metallics and High-Fashion patterns.

January 5, 2011

Supplier News — EcoTools once again is joining forces with actress Alicia Silverstone to introduce for the spring the revamped eco-conscious cosmetic bag and brush collection set dubbed EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone. The collection, which will launch April 2011, will feature three additions and three revised sets, and will be available at Walmart, Target and Walgreens.


January 5, 2011

Coty's Sally Hansen brand is looking to perfect pouts this year with several new lip products.

December 22, 2010

Ethnic hair care brand SoftSheen-Carson donated computers, printers, hair products and educational tools to the Women's Academy for Excellence.

December 15, 2010

Coty's Sally Hansen brand is gearing up for 2011 with an assortment of new nail products, including new, innovative nail polish strips for no-dry nail styles that last up to 10 days.

December 14, 2010

L'Oréal USA is extending its coverage of American hair salons by acquiring the professional distribution business of Peel's Salon Services, a Nebraska-based company.

December 7, 2010

Black Opal, a line of ethnic skin care and color cosmetics, is launching in early 2011 its new total coverage spot and scar eraser.

December 7, 2010

NEW YORK — Upscale beauty brand Shiseido celebrated its fall and holiday makeup and skin care collections with its first-ever Pop-Up Beauty Boutique in New York. The Shiseido Pop-Up Beauty Boutique, located across the street from Bloomingdale’s at Third Avenue and 59th Street, was open Nov. 12 to 19. 


Beauty mavens who stopped by the two-story boutique could learn about the brand’s newest collections, including the fall 2010 Shiseido Makeup and Limited Edition Holiday Palette created by Dick Page, the brand’s makeup artistic director.


December 6, 2010

ModiFace, a provider of virtual makeover technologies, has announced the launch of its new iPhone application, dubbed "MakeUp Live," which is a virtual makeover tool.