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Beauty accessories line gets a makeover for 2016

BY Gina Acosta

EcoTools continues to grow its collection with new makeup tools, bath accessories, hair brushes and a first-ever line of brush cleansing products to help women enhance their natural beauty. 

"Beauty is about staying authentic to who you are," said Stacey Ramstedt, senior director of marketing, at Paris Presents Inc. "Our 2016 collection features sophisticated beauty tools meant to help our customers' makeup, skincare and hair care products work harder to enhance her features, and make it easy for her to look and feel her best every day."

The new EcoTools feature soft, cruelty-free bristles and are made with responsible materials including bamboo handles and recycled aluminum ferrules. Several new products join the line in 2016:

  • Blending & Bronzing Brush : The duo-fiber brush combines a mix of ultra-soft short and long bristles to pick up just the right amount of makeup, allowing for a buildable application. Ideal for flawless full coverage or a sheer wash of color to perfect an all-over even finish. ($9.99)
  • Brow Shaping Set : Groom, fill, sculpt and define natural brows. The Brow Shaping Set features a doubled-ended Brow Sculpting Brush, a Brush/Comb Duo and three unique brow stencils to make it easier than ever to achieve natural, beautiful brows at home. ($6.99)
  • Precision Blush Brush : Features a unique square cut bristle head for precise pickup and application of color. The multi-functional brush works with your blush of choice, including creams, mousses, liquids and powders for an effortless glow. ($7.99)
  • The Glamorous Glow Set : EcoTools is releasing a limited edition version of its popular Lovely Looks collection featuring five brushes that offer beauty lovers every tool they need to create a radiant look of their own including a Foundation Brush, Powder/Blush Brush, Shadow Brush, Flat Eyeliner Brush and Lip Brush. Each features a beautiful eye-catching ferrule design, and the smaller brush handles make the brush set perfect for travel or touch-ups on-the-go. ($14.99)
  • Makeup Brush Shampoo : A hypoallergenic formula designed for a weekly deep clean. ($7.99).
  • Makeup Brush Cleansing Cloths : Provide an innovative and easy solution to daily brush cleansing. Designed to be used immediately following makeup brush use as part of a daily cleaning routine, these cleansing cloths are the first of their kind. ($6.99).
  • Expert Thermal Stylers: Available in both a large and small barrel size, these unique brushes are made to deliver a perfect blowout. Each features synthetic boar's hair bristles that evenly distribute hairs' natural moisturizers for a lustrous shine, buffered aluminum ribs to help reduce pulling and breakage when styling hair and aluminum barrels that harness the heat of your hair dryer to deliver salon-style results at home. These hair brushes will replace the current round brushes in the line. ($13.99 – Large; $12.99 – Small)
  • Purifying Back Brush System : Gentle bristles cleanse the skin to lift away oil and impurities. The long handle makes cleaning hard-to-reach areas on your back quick and easy and a replaceable brush head allows for the handle to be reused. ($6.99 – Back Brush; $3.99 – Replaceable Head)
  • Exfoliating Buffer : Features a unique honeycomb design to renew dull skin for an all-over healthy glow. The extra-long design and easy-to-use handles allow you to not miss a spot. ($5.99)
  • Luxurious Spa Cloth : Made with ultra-soft organic cotton, the Luxurious Spa Cloth provides a gentle and smooth clean that leaves skin feeling refreshed. ($5.99) 

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Kroger wishes retiring Fred Meyer president well, names successor

BY Michael Johnsen

CINCINNATI – Kroger announced Tuesday the retirement of Fred Meyer president Lynn Gust effective Jan. 31, and the promotion of Jeff Burt to succeed him. Burt currently serves as president of Kroger's Central division.
 
Fred Meyer Stores, based in Portland, Ore., offers one-stop shopping at 132 multi-department stores in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
 
"Throughout his distinguished career, Lynn as always led by empowering, encouraging and supporting others," stated Rodney McMullen, Kroger chairman and CEO. "Lynn is widely respected throughout our company and industry for his passion for people, the food business and the communities we serve. The entire Kroger family wishes Lynn and his family all the best in retirement."
 
Gust started his career with Kroger in 1970 as a parcel clerk at Fred Meyer's Fourth Plain store in Vancouver, Wash. In 1972, he entered Fred Meyer's food management program and advanced to serve in a variety of leadership roles in the division, including food department manager, training coordinator, grocery buyer and director of grocery sales and merchandising. He also attended the Cornell Food Executive Program in 1994. After serving as group VP for the food group, he was named SVP of the store operations group in 2003. Gust was named EVP of corporate merchandising and advertising in 2006, followed by VP operations in 2011. He was promoted to president of Fred Meyer in 2012.
 
Under his leadership, Fred Meyer reached $10 billion in annual sales for the first time. Also under his leadership, Fred Meyer was recognized twice as one of Oregon's "Best Places to Work" by the Portland Business Journal, and twice as one of Oregon's "Healthiest Places to Work" by The Oregonian.
 
Following his retirement, Gust and his wife, Julie, will continue to be active in many community organizations in Portland and beyond, including serving on the board of trustees for Randall Children's Hospital.
 
Burt, who will succeed Gust, is currently president of Kroger's Central Division, which operates food stores primarily in Indiana and Illinois. His successor will be named at a later date.
 
"Jeff is a strong, dynamic leader who brings out the best in our associates," McMullen said. "His enthusiasm for serving our customers combined with both broad and deep experience in our business – including in the Pacific Northwest – will serve our Fred Meyer team well. We are grateful he agreed to take on this important role."
 
Burt began his career with Kroger in 1986 as a management trainee. He has held a variety of leadership positions with the company in Cincinnati, Florida, Indianapolis and Seattle, including store manager, produce merchandiser and VP merchandising and operations. In 2004, he was named corporate VP of deli/bakery merchandising and procurement, before being promoted to group VP of perishables merchandising and procurement in 2010. He has served as president of Kroger's Central division since 2013.
 
 
 

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Coty launches new Sally Hansen, Rimmel collections

BY Gina Acosta

Sally Hansen and Rimmel London are starting off the New Year with nail and lip launches that aim to amp up the beauty aisles.

Sally Hansen has released two new shade collections of its popular Miracle Gel Nail Color and Rimmel London has released a new, all-in-one lip color with various shades. 

The new Sally Hansen Miracle Gel colors are part of two new collections: Digital Overload (Pink-terest, World Wide Red,, Gigabryte, Digi-Teal, Byte Blue, Electric Pop, Let’s Get Digital) and Glam Rock (V-Amplified, Scarlet Starlet, Head Bang, Stilettos & Studs, Motley Hue, Rock On Silver, Punkish Purple). 

Rimmel London's new lipstick  is called The Only 1. The new lip color has a new hybrid formula that marries the best of moisturizing and long-lasting lipsticks, the company says. 

The Only 1 Lipstick comes in 12 shades: pinks, like You’re All Mine #120; reds with Best Of The Best #510; corals, like Call Me Crazy #620; browns, including Naughty Nude #700; and deep plum hues, One-Of-A-Kind #810. They have a suggested retail price of $7.25 each. The Only 1 will also launch lip liners in the same various hues. Suggest retail price for the lip liners are $5.70 each.

 

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