February 5, 2015

This year’s hot beauty look is all about balance, with beauty mavens selecting a natural, no-makeup look on the skin, paired with a bold eye — especially a bold brow.

February 4, 2015

There’s a new kid on the virtual beauty block. Welcome Credo, a modern, digital beauty apothecary start-up based in San Francisco.

February 4, 2015

The U.S. prestige beauty industry reached $11.2 billion and grew 3% in dollar sales in 2014, compared with 2013, according to global information company the NPD Group, with makeup experiencing the healthiest gain, 6%, while fragrance dollars grew 2% and skincare increased by 1%.

January 29, 2015

Markwins has entered into an agreement to acquire from Aspire Brands the Bonne Bell and Lip Smacker assets.

January 16, 2015

EcoTools has introduced several new products for 2015, ranging from makeup brushes that maximize natural beauty to patent-pending hair brushes that save time, to bath accessories.

January 12, 2015

Estée Lauder has completed its acquisition of Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, the fragrance brand established by perfumer Frédéric Malle. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

January 7, 2015

CVS/pharmacy has revealed the spring 2015 collection of its exclusive Nuance Salma Hayek line, featuring new products for hair and skin.

January 6, 2015

Debuting at the upcoming European trade shows, including Cosmoprof Bologna in March, is the new skin care line SimySkin made with age-specific and formulations to correct, repair and reverse signs of aging.

January 5, 2015

DSN senior editor Antoinette Alexander examines in-depth sales activity in the bath and skin care categories, including the latest trends, in this multi-page report.

December 22, 2014

Maesa — which designs, develops and manufactures private label and exclusive brands for retailers, as well as packaging and turnkey products for beauty brands — has appointed industry vet Shawn Haynes to the newly created position of SVP of sales, mass and drugstore retailers.

December 22, 2014

Prestige lip color sales in the United States experienced a 24% increase in dollar sales during the month of November as the bold lip trend shows little signs of fading, according to global information company, The NPD Group.

December 19, 2014

While more and more beauty shoppers are buying products online, big box retailers, pharmacies and grocery stores are still the top sources for many cosmetics and grooming products, according to the findings of a recent survey by The Harris Poll.

December 17, 2014

E-commerce is now an integral part of the beauty business as nearly half of consumers buy more beauty and personal care items online this year compared with last year, according to A.T. Kearney’s new Beauty and the E-Commerce Beast: 2014 Edition study.

December 5, 2014

DSN senior editor Antoinette Alexander examines in-depth sales activity in the hair care, lasers and brows categories, including the latest trends, in this multi-page report.

December 1, 2014

IT Cosmetics has announced that it has designed a new signature set of makeup brushes, as part of its partnership with Ulta Beauty, for the Live Beauty Fully giveback initiative.

November 17, 2014

It may account for the smallest percentage of total color cosmetics, but don’t let that fool you. Lip color is currently the darling of the cosmetics category.

November 17, 2014

Taking its cue from the runway looks during Spring 2014 Fashion Week, Maybelline New York launched in October its new Creamy Mattes Color Sensational collection.

November 13, 2014

DSN senior editor Antoinette Alexander examines in-depth sales activity in the lip color cosmetics category, including the latest trends, in this report.

November 11, 2014

Safe 'N' Beautiful, the Greek cosmetics brand behind Snails nail polish for children and S'N'B Wash Off polishes for women, has experienced rapid growth with a 496% increase in global sales and is set to further expand the Snails and S'N'B brands to additional countries, the company announced.

October 15, 2014

The Estée Lauder Cos. looks to acquire Le Labo, a fragrance and sensory lifestyle brand with a French heritage.

October 15, 2014

The multicultural beauty market continues to outpace growth of the overall market for cosmetics and toiletries, posting a 3.7% increase in 2014, as many ethnic brands broaden their reach to target a wider audience, regardless of ethnicity, according to a report by global consulting and research firm Kline & Co.

October 8, 2014

The creators of tube-forming mascara blinc have now launched a lash primer to provide jet black volume and length.

October 8, 2014

As the exclusive nail sponsor of Stella McCartney Collections in 2014, Sally Hansen hit the runway at Stella McCartney’s Summer 2015 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week.

October 2, 2014

IT Cosmetics and Ulta Beauty have inked an exclusive partnership and launched a first-of-its-kind makeup brush co-brand, IT Brushes for Ulta.