August 20, 2015

A combination of high-end and middle-market lipstick brands took the top five places in the Clavis Insight Index, CI2, Lipstick ranking. More affordable brands available at Target, Walmart and Amazon, such as IMAN, Revlon and Maybelline, earned Top 5 rankings, as did more upmarket brands, NARS and Bite Beauty, available at higher-end retailers like Sephora.

July 24, 2015

Color cosmetics trends, particularly eye makeup, are driving U.S. consumers’ beauty spending, according to Mintel’s Color Cosmetics U.S. 2015 report.

April 22, 2015

For the past 52 weeks, cosmetics were a $7.1 billion industry, and the eye, facial and lip subcategories accounted for $4.7 billion of those sales. Within the drug store channel alone, cosmetics experienced $2.7 billion in sales, and the eye, face and lip subcategories saw $1.8 billion. DSN has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report (CPR) and IRI to create a series of exclusive reports, and this article examines the market performance of top brands within those subcategories for the past 27 months.

March 11, 2015

Sonia Kashuk’s new spring 2015 limited edition collection features sophisticated new shades of her award-winning formulas and an array of luxe new brushes and beauty tools. The new collection hits Target in March.

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.

October 31, 2014

ZAO Organic Makeup is announcing its North American launch.


August 20, 2014

With beauty mavens still embracing the bold lip trend, the lip gloss segment has lost some of its shine, as sales experienced a double-digit decline.

May 6, 2014

Multicultural color cosmetics brand Milani Cosmetics has unveiled its first ever nationwide contest, which is aimed at empowering women to express themselves through the art of cosmetics.

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.

January 17, 2014

Multicultural beauty brand IMAN Cosmetics is the official cosmetics partner for “About Last Night” and will launch a new custom-created collection inspired by the film’s theme and characters.

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.

January 7, 2014

ModiFace, a facial visualization and imaging technology company, has unveiled its new 3D Augmented Reality Makeup and Anti-Aging Mirror for beauty brands and retailers.

November 8, 2013

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

November 8, 2013

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

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.

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.

August 29, 2013

Slated to be sold exclusively at Ulta Beauty locations beginning in September is a new limited-edition beauty collection by Stila Cosmetics inspired by the makeup used behind the scene on the television show, “Dancing with the Stars.”

August 29, 2013

Beauty brand NYX Cosmetics has expanded its retail distribution through a partnership with Target.

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.

May 28, 2013

Following the launch of Values Inside Out, Sephora's charitable platform has presented the first limited-edition cosmetic collection to benefit its nonprofit partners.

May 9, 2013

Powerocks, creators of a colorful line of portable power banks, announced today the new Super Magicstick line of light, easy-to-carry lipstick or cigar-shaped power banks to charge smartphones on the go.

May 2, 2013

A recently released reported that analyzed and measured the level of metals in 32 lip products does not provide any “new meaningful information” and the traces of metals found were not “unexpected given their natural presence in air, soil and water,” according to a statement issued Thursday by the Personal Care Products Council.

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.