Black Opal launches new concealer
NEW YORK — Black Opal, a line of ethnic skin care and color cosmetics, is launching in early 2011 its new total coverage spot and scar eraser.
The formula is an ultra-pigmented concealer that promises to camouflage blemishes, scars and imperfections to create perfect-looking skin.
The transfer-resistant concealer is available in several shades, including Kalahari Sand, Heavenly Honey, Truly Tropez and nutmeg. The suggested retail price is $8.95 each.
Simply Vera Vera Wang extends into cosmetics
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Kohl’s has announced plans to expand its Simply Vera Vera Wang collection into cosmetics in spring 2012 in Kohl’s stores nationwide and online at Kohls.com.
First licensed by a subsidiary of Vera Wang Group to Kohl’s in 2006, the Simply Vera Vera Wang lifestyle collection also includes apparel, intimates and sleepwear, handbags, leather accessories, jewelry, footwear, bedding and bath.
For Kohl’s, the expansion of Simply Vera Vera Wang into cosmetics demonstrates the strength of the exclusive and private-brand strategy, which accounted for 48% of sales in third quarter 2010, up significantly from 2009, according to Kohl’s.
At launch, the branded line of cosmetics will include makeup, skin care, bath and body products and beauty accessories.
Plackers gets musical for kids
SAN DIEGO — Plackers, a maker of disposable dental flossers, has expanded its line of oral care products with Brush and Learn by Plackers Kids, a series of musical toothbrushes for children.
Utilizing original melodies and upbeat, catchy lyrics, each toothbrush plays an entertaining, educational song that is designed to encourage healthy dental care habits by making brushing fun. Parents can choose from four Brush and Learn toothbrushes with songs that help teach children their ABCs, 123s, farm animal sounds and proper teeth-brushing techniques.
The toothbrushes have a large on/off button and ergonomic handle to make it easy for little hands to use, and the bristles are gentle on gums. They also have a pedestal base that stands upright for easy storage.
Brush and Learn toothbrushes currently are available at Walmart stores nationwide and soon will be available in the oral care aisle at other major retailers. The suggested retail price is $4.99 each.