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Beauty Fashion Party Doubles The FUN

Beauty Fashion party
Frederic Jacques, George Ledes, Elizabeth Musmanno and Pierre Wulff.

On the eve of the Fragrance Foundation Awards, Cosmetic World and Beauty Fashion invited friends and colleagues to celebrate the industry’s biggest night of the year.
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June 24, 2013


HBA to Ignite Product Development, Brand Engagement and Digital Success

HBA Expo
The HBA show floor.

From June 18 to 20, the annual HBA Global Expo & Conference will bring together the beauty and personal care worlds to conceive and activate new product—and brand—launches.
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June 12, 2013


Kate Moss Wears ‘The Ultimate Tan’

Leading global self-tan brand St. Tropez has announced the appointment of Kate Moss as its face—and body.
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June 12, 2013


Inter Parfums Reports Record Quarter

For the first quarter ended March 31, Inter Parfums reported a record net sales increase of 29.3% to $213.8 million—from $165.4 million the year prior.
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June 11, 2013


Allure Heralds Beauty Blogger of the Year

Cara Brook
Cara Brook

Las Vegas resident Cara Brook, creator of Maskcara, was named Beauty Blogger of the Year by Allure; the magazine’s second annual awards program was presented by Revlon.
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June 11, 2013


Caspar’s Vision At Verreries Brosse

Casper
Olivier Caspar

Glass industry veteran Olivier Caspar joined the Italian packaging group Gruppo Zignago last November as general manager of its French plant, Verreries Brosse.
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June 11, 2013


Jurlique Taps Connie Lim

Jurlique has appointed Connie Lim technical manager of global product development.
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June 11, 2013


Burberry Makeup debuts at Met Gala

Supermodel du jour Cara Delevingne and Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery wore Burberry makeup to the Metropolitan Museum of Art 2013 Costume Institute Gala.
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June 10, 2013


DuWop Co-Founder Joins NYX

NYX Cosmetics has named Cristina Bartolucci chief creative director; she will work alongside the brand’s founder and chief creative officer, Toni K., in product development and overall brand strategy.
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June 10, 2013


L’Oréal USA Hones Role Models

L’Oréal USA hosted 14 high school and 32 college students at its Fifth Avenue headquarters during spring break in support of the New York Coalition of One Hundred Black Women’s Role Model Program.
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May 21, 2013


La Roche-Posay Taps Angela Bennett

L’Oréal USA has named Angela Bennett vice president of La Roche-Posay, the worldwide leader in sun protection research, exclusive skin care formulas and dermatological expertise.
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May 13, 2013


Bumble And Bumble— and Shuffle

bumble
A game still

On April 17, Bumble and bumble introduced its first-ever gaming app for iOS devices dubbed “Bumble and shuffle.” The puzzle features hand-drawn graphics and invites fans to interact with the brand outside of their daily beauty routines.
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May 10, 2013


Aveda Taps Tippi Shorter

Botanically-based beauty line Aveda has added Tippi Shorter to its global artistic team.
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May 9, 2013


Tapper Joins Mail Online

Blair Tapper has joined Mail Online as director of sales for the beauty category.
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May 9, 2013


Inglot Launches Makeover App

Inglot
The Inglot “Virtual Makeover” App.

Inglot Cosmetics has launched a “Virtual Makeover” app for the iPad and iPhone, allowing users to experiment with the brand’s vibrant color palette for eyes, lips and cheeks as well as to virtually color-match their foundations.
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May 9, 2013


Loftus Joins Parlux, Perfumania

Donald Loftus
Donald Loftus

Donald Loftus has been named president of Parlux and executive vice president of Perfumania, effective immediately. He most recently served as the North American president and CEO of P&G Prestige.
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April 12, 2013


CEW, QVC Team For Charitable Initiative

Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) and QVC have joined forces for a new charitable initiative entitled “Beauty with Benefits.”
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April 12, 2013


Total Beauty, Revlon Forge Sampling Program Partnership

Total Beauty Media Group has announced an exclusive collaboration with Revlon to create the first-ever single-brand beauty box.
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April 12, 2013


BPI Signs Distributorship of Burberry Beauty

As of April 1, Burberry will directly operate its fragrance and beauty business as a fifth product division that has been dubbed Burberry Beauty.
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April 12, 2013


Biggest-Ever Luxe Pack New York

Luxe Pack New York will host its biggest show to date on May 15 and 16 at The Altman Building and Metropolitan Pavilion.
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April 12, 2013


Lauder Lauds Volunteerism

The Estée Lauder Companies has announced the winners of the third annual Leonard A. Lauder Volunteer of the Year Awards, which recognized 14 of the company’s employees in seven countries and six regions for their commitments to volunteerism.
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April 1, 2013


Fragrance Foundation Swings The Vote

For the first time ever in The Fragrance Foundation’s history, the organization is opening up voting for Fragrance of the Year to all attendees at its Finalists Breakfast on April 19 at 8:30 AM.
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March 25, 2013


Mark Murphy Joins Drom

Mark Murphy
Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy has joined drom fragrances USA as senior account manager. Based out of the company’s Towaco, NJ offices, Murphy will be tasked with strengthening drom’s expanding personal, hair and home care segments. He has previously held positions at IFF, Givaudan and Symrise.
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March 25, 2013


Glamour Targets Latina Beauty Lover

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Glam Belleza Latina

Glamour magazine announced the launch of a new quarterly title, Glam Belleza Latina, which celebrates Latina culture and its passion for beauty with text that interweaves English (90%) and Spanish (10%). Its digest-sized debut issue will feature cover star Jennifer Lopez, as well as editorial contributions from Natalie Morales and Narciso Rodriguez.
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March 25, 2013


Maybelline DEBUTs Monthly Blog

Maybelline New York has unveiled CITY, its first monthly fashion and makeup blog, featuring contributions from a trio of experts, including: designer Erin Wasson, makeup artist Gabriel Almodovar and fashion icon Louise Roe.
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March 25, 2013


Owen-Jones Resigns From L’Oréal Board

L’Oréal’s honorary chairman, Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones, has written a letter to the company’s chairman and CEO, Jean-Paul Agon, announcing his resignation from its board of directors.
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March 25, 2013


Grossman to Emcee Mother Awards

The National Mother’s Day Committee will honor four women who balance thriving careers with the ongoing demands of motherhood at the 35th Annual Outstanding Mother Awards, to be held at noon on May 9 at New York’s Pierre Hotel.
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March 25, 2013


Symrise Acquires Belmay

Germany-based fragrance and flavor supplier Symrise has acquired the American fragrance manufacturer Belmay in order to expand its fine fragrance, personal care and air care businesses—and to increase its market penetration in North America,
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March 4, 2013


Dir Joins Gurwitch Products

Melanie Dir has joined Gurwitch Products as director of global product innovation for Laura Mercier.
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March 1, 2013


 

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FIT Alumni Panel Chats “Brands As Media Companies”

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The Estée Lauder Companies’ Frank Fronzo, Carly Guerra (2nd r.) and Alex Fritsch Gil (r.) with Teril Turner of Bergdorf Goodman and L2's Scott Galloway and Maureen Mullen.

On February 12, over 90 current students and alumni of FIT’s Cosmetics & Fragrance Marketing & Management program gathered at the House of Bumble in New York for a presentation on how brands can generate meaningful digital content.
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February 28, 2013


Fragrance Foundation Honors By Kilian

Kilan Hennessy
Kilian Hennessy

Fragrance Foundation president Elizabeth Musmanno named by Kilian’s Amber Oud as the winner of the organization’s 2013 Indie Award. The honor was aptly announced at last month’s niche-centric Elements Showcase.
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February 21, 2013


Tweezerman Taps First-Ever Brand Ambassador

Lindsey Vonn
Lindsey Vonn

Alpine skier and Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn has been tapped as Tweezerman’s first-ever brand ambassador for North America. Her duties will include a television commercial (marking yet another first for the brand) as well as a comprehensive digital campaign.
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February 21, 2013


Maxim to Launch Fragrance with Omni Scents

Maxim cover
Maxim’s January/February issue.

Maxim magazine is adding a new dimension to its lifestyle brand, which celebrates beautiful women, cool gadgets, and the latest in sports and entertainment. Alpha Media Group, Maxim’s publisher, has reached an agreement with Omni Scents to debut a worldwide fragrance collection this fall in department stores and fine fragrance retailers.
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February 15, 2013


Science is Cool, Says L’Oréal USA

L’Oréal USA has launched forgirlsinscience.org—a new website designed to inspire and empower young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M.)
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February 15, 2013


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HBA Expo to Debut Juried Fragrance Pavilion

To spotlight innovation, HBA Global is launching the Spash! On Fragrance Pavilion at its annual, industry-leading event, which will place from June 18 to 20 at New York City’s Javits Center.
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February 14, 2013


Art of Packaging 2013 to Honor Gabai-Pinsky, Aramis

Gabai Pinsky
Veronique Gabai-Pinsky

Veronique Gabai-Pinsky and her charge, the Aramis & Designer Fragrances division of The Estée Lauder Companies—of which she is global president—will be honored at this year’s Pratt Institute Art of Packaging Award Gala. The event, which benefits the Marc Rosen Scholarship and Education Fund for Packaging Design at Pratt Institute, will be held at New York’s University Club on April 30.
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January 28, 2013


Fragrance Foundation Names Indie Finalists

The Fragrance Foundation announced the top five finalists for the 2013 Indie Award—the winner of which will be announced on January 28 at Elements Showcase by Elizabeth Musmanno, the organization’s president.
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January 28, 2013


Perdis to Enter Neiman’s

Napoleon Perdis
Napoleon Perdis

Australian makeup dynamo Napoleon Perdis is bringing his 18-year-old, omni-channel, boutique makeup brand to Neiman Marcus on January 28. “I’ve long admired Neiman Marcus not only as one of the most luxurious retailers in the world, but as a curator that strives to gather the most distinctive merchandise from around the globe,” said Perdis, his company’s founder and CEO.
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January 14, 2013


Beyond Beauty 2013

Beyond Beauty
Nicolas Mirzayantz   George Calvert

The annual Beyond Beauty Dinner 2013 will be held on February 12 at The Union League Club from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
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January 14, 2013


One Direction to Helm
Fan-Centric Fragrance

U.K. boy band One Direction is hoping to enthrall the noses—as well as the ears—of its hoards of female fans worldwide with a signature fragrance slated to arrive this year.
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January 14, 2013


Youth-Dew Turns 60

Youth Dew
The limited edition re-release

Estée Lauder is fête-ing the 60th anniversary of its voluptuously provocative Youth-Dew fragrance, which the company says forever altered how women have come to perceive and purchase scent.
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January 14, 2013


BPI Signs Ferragamo U.S. Distribution

Beauté Prestige International USA has entered an exclusive, multi-year agreement for the sales, marketing and distribution of Ferragamo Parfums S.p.A within the United States.
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January 14, 2013


Geller Announces Investment

Laura Geller Beauty has partnered with Tengram Capital Partners (TCP)—a Connecticut-based private equity firm that focuses on middle-market consumer and retail companies—to expand its growth prospects.
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January 14, 2013


Hearst Names Khemlani Chief Creative Officer

Hearst Corporation has named Neeraj Khemlani its chief creative officer, announced the company’s CEO, Frank A. Bennack Jr., and president and COO, Steven R. Swartz.
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January 14, 2013




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Givenchy
Teint Couture

GivenchyCategory: Color
Launch: September 2013
Claims: A new collection of long-wearing and comfortable foundations for an even and luminous complexion. Available in fluid (eight shades) and compact (six shades) iterations.
Features: Liquid foundation features SPF 20, yields a satiny finish and is suited for all skin types. Compact foundation features SPF 10, yields a matte finish, includes a pink illuminator and is suited for normal to combination skin.
Stats: Liquid Foundation, $49.00; Compact Foundation, $55.00

June 10, 2013


Tommy Bahama
Tommy Bahama For Her

Tommy BahamaCategory: Fragrance
Launch: May 2013
Claims: Sexy and exotic scent that embodies the brand’s mantra of making life one long weekend, available exclusively at Tommy Bahama stores.
Ingredients: Mandarin, juicy apple, honeysuckle, gardenia, hedione Hi-Cis, heliotrope flower, vanilla, patchouli, musk and praline.
Packaging: Curvaceous pink bottle evokes the never-ending motion of ocean waves, with a tiny pearl accent in its crest.
Collection: 1.7 oz. Eau de Parfum, $58.00; 6.7 oz. Luminous Body Lotion, $30.00; and 6.7 oz. Luminous Shower Gel, $26.00

June 10, 2013


bareMinerals
Lash Domination 10-in-1 Volumizing Mascara

BareMineralsCategory: Color
Launch: July 2013
Claims: Volumizes, lengthens, thickens, separates, lifts, all-day wear, mineral fortified, smudge-free, clump-free and flake-free. Features a patented, spiraled wand that is angled to define inner corners as well as lower lashes.
Ingredients: Nourishing mineral and vitamin blend, quinoa protein complex and conditioning ingredients.
Stats: 0.37 oz., $18.00

May 28, 2013


Perricone MD
Photo Plasma

PerriconeCategory: Skin care
Launch: May 2013
Claims: The brand’s first non-chemical SPF that tackles environmental stress, natural aggressors and sun damage. Lightweight, pink sorbet-hued formula leaves skin with a velvety finish.
Ingredients: Astaxanthin—the superfood found in red algae.
Stats: 2.0 oz., $69.00

May 28, 2013


Buxom
Hold The Line Waterproof Eyeliner

BuxomCategory: Color
Launch: June 2013
Claims: Fourteen-hour longwear eyeliner with highly pigmented color that glides on like a gel. Available in eight shades and includes a sharpener.
Stats: 0.04 oz., $17.00

May 28, 2013

 


Estée Lauder
Mad Men Collection

Mad MenCategory: Color
Launch: March 2013
Claims: The second limited edition makeup collection created in exclusive partnership with the sexy, stylized and award-winning AMC drama. Features one shade each of blush, lipstick and nail lacquer inspired by makeup looks of the late 1960s that will be worn by the show’s leading ladies in its sixth season.
Packaging: An original Estée Lauder paisley design features vibrant turquoise and retro yellow with classic gold, navy blue and white.
Stats: See-Thru Blush—0.26 oz., $50.00; Rich, Rich Lipstick—0.13 oz., $30.00; Nail Lacquer—0.44 oz., $24.00

May 21, 2013


Sephora
Tatoo Me!

SephoraCategory: Color
Launch: May 2013
Claims: Trendy and easy-to-use applicator pen that features a pre-saturated, built-in stamp to create authentic-looking temporary tattoos. Available in star, skull and anchor designs that feature a long-wearing formula and can be applied instantly.
Stats: 0.085 oz., $8.00

May 17, 2013


Aerin
Beach Cream

AerinCategory: Skin and hair care
Launch: May 2013
Claims: Multi-purpose, richly conditioning, shimmering formula that treats dried skin and hair from the sun, wind and surf.
Collection: From Aerin’s latest Shell Color summer collection, inspired by the sea and shells along the shore touting natural colors and ease of use.
Stats: 4.2 oz., $45.00

May 17, 2013


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Benefit
Fakeup

Category: Color
Launch: March 2013
Claims: New hydrating, crease-control concealer that instantly hides dark circles and diffuses fine lines with silky-smooth coverage. Available in three total shades and contains separately-housed hydrating and concealing components.
Ingredients: Vitamin E and apple seed extract.
Stats: 0.12 oz., $24.00

May 9, 2013


Buxom
Hot Escapes Bronzer

BuxomCategory: Color
Launch: April 2013
Claims: Creamy-smooth bronzer touting buildable coverage that infuses skin with a natural-looking, sun-kissed glow and light island scent.
Ingredients: Rice lipids and coconut oil.
Stats: $28.00

May 9, 2013


Blend Collective
Unwinding Bath Oil

Blend CollectiveCategory: Body care
Launch: February 2013
Claims: Relaxing bath oil from the Sussex-founded, natural bath and body care range that’s currently debuting at Barneys New York locations stateside to coincide with the first anniversary of its founding.
Ingredients: Sandalwood, frankincense, cedarwood and neroli essential oils with soothing sea kelp, passion fruit and corn silk.
Stats: 3.34 oz., $40.00

April 12, 2013


Goody
TangleFix

GoodyCategory: Hair care
Launch: March 2013
Claims: A handheld brush with easy grip sides that gently untangles all hair textures easily and painlessly—wet or dry. Soft, super-flexible bristles feature three different lengths that work with hair to eliminate knots. Available in two sizes and various colors and patterns.
Stats: $7.99

April 12, 2013


Dr. Hauschka Skin Care
Body Wash

DR HauschkaCategory: Body care
Launch: May 2013
Claims: Four new body washes for refreshing summer showers in soap-free formulations and signature, aromatherapeutic scents: almond, lemon lemongrass, lavender sandalwood and rose.
Ingredients: Almond, avocado, sunflower seed, sandalwood, lavender and rose flower oils, quince seed extract, plant-derived glycerin.
Stats: 6.7 oz., $22.95 (each)

April 1, 2013


Nivea
Lip Butter

NiveaCategory: Skin care
Launch: February 2013
Claims: Treatment that pampers lips with a rich, buttery formula packaged in a tin that pays homage to the brand’s iconic packaging and is available in four flavors.
Ingredients: Shea butter, almond oil and vitamin E.
Stats: 0.59 oz., $3.99

March 5, 2013


Carita
Bi-Phase Eye Make-Up Remover

CaritaCategory: Skin care
Launch: February 2013
Claims: Instantly removes all types of makeup and treats the delicate eye area, leaving lashes strengthened and dark circles reduced.
Ingredients: Non-oily, multi-action formula includes hydrolyzed keratin, eye contour peptide and floral water of mallow.
Stats: 4.18 oz., $45.00

February 28, 2013


Shiseido
Shiseido Perfect Hydrating BB Cream SPF35

ShiseidoCategory: Color
Launch: February 2013
Claims: New to the U.S. market after years of research, the multi-tasking formula moisturizes, protects against UV and antioxidant damage and delivers even coverage and a healthy glow.
Ingredients: Rose apple leaf extract, thiotaurine, amino acids, xylitol and titanium dioxide for broad spectrum UV protection.
Stats: 1.1 oz., $33.00

February 28, 2013


Estée Lauder
Pure Color Nail Lacquer French Nudes Collection

Estee lauderCategory: Nails
Launch: March 2013
Claims: Elegant, neutral shades for spring—following the rich and saturated hues of fall—that enhance nails rather than make a big statement with color, said Tom Pecheux, the brand’s creative makeup director.
Shades: Ranging from fair to dark and warm to cool: chocolate-y brown, creamy cocoa, milky beige and soft pink.
Stats: 0.3 oz., $20.00 (each)

February 22, 2013


Christian Dior
Dior Vernis Sparkling Shine

DiorCategory: Nails
Launch: March 2013
Claims: Collection of four new nail polishes that feature a sparkling formula—each corresponding with a new shade of Addict Gloss for a coordinated lip and nail look. Dior Vernis Gel Coat, a new topcoat, creates the long-lasting effect of a gel manicure.
Shades: Spring Ball, Délice, Princess and Diablotine.
Stats: 0.33 oz., $24.00 (each)

February 22, 2013


Agent Provocateur
Pétale Noir

Agent ProvocateurCategory: Fragrance
Launch: February 2013
Claims: A new EDP (and accompanying body elixir, with aphrodisiac properties) from the lingerie-maker that captures passion’s dark side, dangerous overtones and hidden messages.
Notes: Mandarin, water lily, bergamot, violet leaves, hyacinth, flower stem accord, magnolia, rose otto, rose absolute, ylang ylang, muguet, neroli, heliotrope, orris, osmanthus, cassis blossom, ginger, cedarwood, sandalwood, cistus-labdanum, musks, vetiver, leather, oak moss, tobacco leaf, benzoin, patchouli and amber.
Stats: EDP—1.7 oz., $87.00; 3.4 oz., $118.00
Body Elixir—7.6 oz., $53.00

February 20, 2013


Dolce & Gabbana
Desire

DesireCategory: Fragrance
Launch: March 2013
Claims: Latest olfactive statement by Dolce & Gabbana, an oriental floral packaged in matte gold and black that speaks of femininity, seduction and strength. Completes the brand’s über-successful The One collection and touts a Scarlett Johansson-starring print campaign shot by Terry Richardson.
Notes: Mandarin, lychee, bergamot, lily of the valley, Madonna lily, Indian tuberose, jasmine, plum nectar, vanilla-infused caramel, sandalwood, musk and cistus labdanum.
Stats: 1.0 oz., $79.00; 1.7 oz., $93.00; 2.5 oz., $112.00

February 20, 2013


Coty Prestige
SeeByChloe

ChloeCategory: Fragrance
Launch: February 2013
Claims: An addictive floral scent created by Robertet’s Michel Almairac and housed in a multi-faceted, pleated glass bottle. Print campaign stars Bette Franke in a shot by Fabien Baron.
Notes: Bergamot, tangy essences, apple blossom accord, jasmine, sandalwood and vanilla.
Stats: 1.7 oz., $78.00; 2.5 oz., $98.00

February 11, 2013


Robertet


Beaute Prestige International
The Annick Goutal Les Colognes Collection

Annick GoutalCategory: Fragrance
Launch: April 2013
Claims: A trio of scents for spring inspired by the brightness of traditional eaux de cologne.  Each is an ode to travel and reflects diverse landscapes including Italy, Greece and the Ile de Ré.
Packaging: The first project introduced under the brand’s new design scheme, featuring green-grey boxing, an embossed monogram and the house seal portrayed in white and gold.  
Stats: 6.8 oz., $175.00 (each)

February 11, 2013


Sephora


Estée Lauder
Pure Color Stay-On Shadow Paints

Estee LauderCategory: Color
Launch: January 2013
Claims: Drenches eyes in a silky, smooth, buildable mousse crème, with 12-hour wear and a non-creasing and non-fading hybrid texture.
Ingredients: Infused with Lauder’s True Vision Technology, in which concentrated pigments are wrapped into a crystalline laminate to create a multidimensional look.
Stats: 0.17 oz., $24.00
January 14, 2013


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Jennifer Lopez
Forever Glowing

Jennifer LopezCategory: Color
Launch: February 2013
Claims: A sensual floral chypre that captures the soft, warm glow of feminine skin inspired by Jennifer Lopez’s inner beauty and vibrant confidence. The cylindrical, frosted glass bottle features innovative light technology and illuminates when the atomizer is pressed.
Ingredients: Saffron, white pepper, white honey, neroli, jasmine, suede, toffee, vanilla and patchouli.
Stats: 1 oz., $39.00; 1.7 oz., $49.00
January 14, 2013


Laura Mercier
Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura MercierCategory: Color
Launch: May 2013
Claims: Wakes up skin with a beautiful, natural glow. Available in four bronze shades that yield a soft, matte finish and one highlight shade that gives a subtle sheen.
Ingredients: Ultra lightweight formula includes vitamin E, jojoba oil and spherical powders for increased comfort and blendability.
Stats: $36.00
January 11, 2013


 


Features


A New Era at the Fragrance Foundation Awards 2013

FF Awards

Elizabeth Musmanno with Dana Carvey

A sharp-witted host who could celebrate and decimate the industry in equal measure: check. Appearances by a cross-section of international superstars (Taylor Swift) and emerging figures in the worlds of design, art, fashion and literature: check. A landmark venue further enhanced by stunning visuals—of flowers being snipped and spun in glorious slow motion: check.
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June 25, 2013


New Lauder Scent Explores Duality

Modern Muse

Modern Muse

In a bustling fragrance market, Estée Lauder’s eponymous brand is seeking to inspire.

Modern Muse, Lauder’s first flagship fragrance launch in roughly a decade, aims to capture the duality of a woman who is at once strong and soft—and features a wholly innovative construction befitting its dynamic premise.

“Our founder, Estée Lauder, was an amazing muse,” said Karyn Khoury, senior vice president of corporate fragrance development worldwide for The Estée Lauder Companies. “A heritage of inspiring and being inspired by women; of artistic creativity; of dynamic confidence; and of balancing strength and softness is part of Estée Lauder’s DNA.”
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June 12, 2013


Record Crowds at 11th Luxe Pack New York

Luxe Pack sign

The red-carpeted entrance.

Luxe Pack New York attracted a record-breaking crowd of 2,894 unique visitors to its 11th show—held May 15 and 16 at The Altman Building and Metropolitan Pavilion—representing an 11% increase in visitors over last year.

Additionally, a record number 165 exhibitors showcased, while 11 top-level seminars were held and myriad special exhibits were featured.

While the show grows each year, it continues to seek exhibitors touting high quality innovations as opposed to sheer numbers, said Luxe Pack’s executive director, Nathalie Grosdidier.
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June 11, 2013


CEW Celebrates Innovative Beauty at Annual Awards

CEW Beauty Awards

CEW’s Jill Scalamandre and Carlotta Jacobson (r.) with Nancy Schmidt of Macy’s.

Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) hosted its 2013 Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards on May 17 at the Waldorf Astoria. Voted on by CEW members—which comprises over 5,500 beauty industry professionals—the ceremony recognizes the year’s most cutting-edge beauty products.

“The impact of today goes beyond the luncheon,” said CEW’s Jill Scalamandre.
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June 10, 2013


Marc Jacobs, Coty Beedazzle with Launch of Honey

Honey

Honey

The quirky—and seemingly unstoppable—Marc Jacobs fragrance brand is pollinating a new launch, Honey. The sunny, floral juice is as vibrant as its packaging would suggest—outfitted in Jacobs’ signature whimsy.

This time around, black-and-yellow-striped butterfly wings flutter around a polka-dotted glass bubble bottle. The juice’s golden hue nods to its name, while a yellow-and-white-polka-dotted cap and shimmering pearls “add polished radiance,” said Coty Prestige, which has held the Marc Jacobs fragrance license for over a decade.
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June 10, 2013


Victorinox Debuts Victoria, Swiss Unlimited Energy

Victoria

Victoria

Swiss-based Victorinox—the one-hundred-and-thirty-year-old producer and worldwide distributor of knives, watches, travel gear and fashion—is amping up its fragrance arsenal with new men’s and women’s launches, both on counter now.

Its latest women’s scent, Victoria, takes its title from the brand’s familial roots: the company name Victorinox was coined in 1921 by combining ‘Victoria,’ the name of the mother of the company’s founder, with the word ‘inoxidable,’ meaning stainless.

The Victoria fragrance targets an independent and self-reliant woman—in the same way that the Victorinox brand is renowned for its multi-functional and innovative tools.
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June 10, 2013


Estée Lauder Dream Team Talks Innovation

CEW Lauder

The Estée Lauder Companies’ Karyn Khoury, Jennifer Balbier, Thia Breen and Anne Carullo.

Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) hosted a Women and Men in Beauty Series event entitled “The Estée Lauder Companies’ Dream Team: Beauty Product Innovators,” on April 18 at the Harmonie Club.

The evening’s Dream Team comprised Karyn Khoury, senior vice president, corporate fragrance development worldwide, The Estée Lauder Companies; Anne Carullo, senior vice president, global product development, Estée Lauder and Tom Ford Beauty; and Jennifer Balbier, senior vice president, global product development, artistry brands, The Estée Lauder Companies.
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May 24, 2013


Carol’s Daughter: New salon,
Hair Care and Mobile App!

Carol's Daughter 1

Lisa Price

Celebrated beauty brand Carol’s Daughter has opened its first salon, Mirror, within the company’s Harlem-located flagship store. Founder Lisa Price enlisted Robin D. Groover—a noted healthy hair expert based out of Atlanta—to bring the concept to life. Mirror emphasizes a key pillar of the Carol’s Daughter brand message: to nourish hair from root to tips for optimal health.
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May 22, 2013


Fragrance Foundation Announces Finalists,
Carvey as Awards Host

Finalists photo

The Fragrance Foundation’s Elizabeth Musmanno, Elizabeth Arden’s Ron Rolleston and Jill Belasco of CoScentrix.

Actress Christine Baranski hosted The Fragrance Foundation Awards 2013 Finalists Breakfast amidst stunning panoramic views atop New York’s Mandarin Oriental hotel on April 19.

At the event, Foundation president Elizabeth Musmanno announced that Emmy Award-winning actor and comedian Dana Carvey would emcee The Fragrance Foundation Awards on June 12.
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See the Fragrance Foundation Awards Finalists
May 15, 2013


Linda Wells Chats Fragrance

Linda Wells

Linda Wells

In anticipation of being the first-ever editor in chief inductee into the The Fragrance Foundation’s Hall of Fame at the organization’s Awards on June 12, Allure’s Linda Wells spoke with Cosmetic World to share some of her fondest fragrance memories, proudest editorial achievements and predictions for the industry in years to come.

Cosmetic World: What is your earliest fragrance memory? 
Linda Wells: From an early age, I was always super attuned to fragrance.
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May 13, 2013


Aramis Honored at 24th Annual Packaging Gala

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The Estée Lauder Companies’ Veronique Gabai-Pinsky with Marc Rosen of Marc Rosen Associates.

The 24th annual Pratt Institute Art of Packaging Award Gala was attended by more than 300 guests and raised roughly $350,000 for the Marc Rosen Scholarship and Education Fund for Packaging Design.

Held at The University Club on April 30, the black tie event has raised over $3.5 million since its inception and is the only scholarship in the world available to college students looking to pursue a career in cosmetics and package design. (Rosen’s course on cosmetic and fragrance package design at Pratt is the only one of its kind in the world.)
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May 10, 2013


Chanel’s Butterfly Effect

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Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Pygmalion

L’Été Papillon De Chanel is an enchanting summer collection that captures the colors of butterfly wings to inspire a joyful look for summer.

Created by Peter Phillips, L’Été Papillon De Chanel features electric shades of gold, pink and platinum to set eyelids aglow. Crisp peach and bright raspberry grace the lips, while nails finish the mood in glimmering shades of intense coral, deep aqua and heavenly blue.

Stylo Fresh Effect Eyeshadow is packaged in a smooth-gliding pen applicator and delivers lightweight, long-wear pigment to highlight eyes with gleaming color. A cooling, water-infused formula creates a shimmering veil on lids or precisely lines eyes in playful shades—from light and soft to dark and metallic.
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May 9, 2013


Dior Updates: Snow and Show

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Diorsnow Anti-Spot Serum

Skin care is very much front and center within Dior’s portfolio of new products.

The brand has channeled its innovative research into the Diorsnow skin care collection, featuring exclusive Icelandic Glacial Water technology. This rare and precious active water is protected from the very heart of Iceland’s thousand-year-old immaculate glaciers and gifted with unique brightening powers.

The new technology behind the Diorsnow collection combines over a decade of research with the powers of Icelandic Glacial Water and TEC—Dior’s exclusive brightening complex—for a more even, luminous complexion.
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May 8, 2013


Fragrance Foundation 3.0

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The organization’s new logo.

A new day has dawned at The Fragrance Foundation.

The industry’s seminal non-profit organization has found itself transformed at the hands of recently-minted president, Elizabeth Musmanno. Re-imagined visual language, an updated event roster and a holistic identity that more comprehensively benefits its members are all key components of the Foundation’s new vision, Musmanno said.
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April 25, 2013


Givaudan Leads Lavender Journey

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Givaudan’s Marypierre Julien and Olivier Fallet.

Givaudan is taking bold steps to support the production of a formative—and beloved—ingredient in the world of contemporary fragrance.

Grown on every continent across the globe and utilized for its therapeutic properties since ancient times, lavender is used in a wide variety of formulations today—from fine fragrance to personal care to home and fabric care products.
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April 25, 2013


Firmenich Affirms Commitment to Haiti

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Patrick Firmenich

Patrick Firmenich, CEO of the leading fragrance and flavor supplier Firmenich, visited the Les Cayes region of South Haiti last month in support of an initiative launched three years ago benefitting local farming communities there.

Haitian vetiver—of which Firmenich is a most significant purchaser—is a crucial resource for the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, which has been plagued over the years by political turmoil and natural disaster.
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April 12, 2013


Ferragamo Parfums’ Fresh Start

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Acqua Essenziale

Ferragamo Parfums S.p.A. is starting fresh—literally.

Following the announcement that the Italian luxury house’s fragrances will now be marketed and distributed stateside by Beauté Prestige International USA (BPI) as of April 1, Ferragamo unveiled a brand new men’s scent on the very day that the agreement went into effect.
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April 12, 2013


Laundry by Shelli Segal Makes First Fragrance Foray

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Laundry by Shelli Segal, the brand’s debut scent.

Launched in 1988 as the sunny and flirt- atious fashion line of choice for the L.A. style set, Laundry by Shelli Segal is now foraying into the world of fragrance.

Owned by Perry Ellis International and with its fragrances licensed by Hollywood, Florida-based Falic Fashion Group (FFG), the Laundry by Shelli Segal fragrance debuted this month at Lord & Taylor, Boscov’s and over 50 duty free boutiques across the country.
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April 12, 2013


PCPC 2013: Beauty Industry Flies South

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Lezlee Westine

Five hundred of the beauty industry’s cardinal decision-makers fled a winter chill to sunny Palm Beach for the Personal Care Products Council’s (PCPC) 119th annual meeting.

Covering R&D, scientific innovation, global collaboration and the importance of working alongside policymakers, this year’s conference took place at legendary oceanfront resort, The Breakers.
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March 26, 2013


Takasago Talks Fine Fragrance Restructuring

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Luc Malfait

If the fine fragrance industry were a circus, the newly-assembled team at 93-year-old supplier Takasago—the Japanese-headquartered flavor and fragrance dynasty—is aiming to be its acrobats.

Risky, highly sophisticated and necessitating significant investment is how Takasago’s just-recruited vice president of fine fragrance, Frederic Jacques, describes the category. And the company has renewed its commitment to perfumery globally via a restructuring at its highest corporate echelons.
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March 26, 2013


DJ Cassidy Rocks 38th Annual Beauty Ball

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BPI’s Patrice Béliard with Shiseido’s Heidi Manheimer and Carsten Fischer.

This year’s 38th annual Beauty Ball, held on March 12 at Cipriani 42nd Street, presented a new format to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes—culminating with a dance party headlined by world-famous DJ Cassidy.

Rather than a single “Beautiful Apple Award” winner, several past partners, including Coty, Givaudan, Avon, Shiseido, L’Oréal USA, Condé Nast and IFF, were recognized. At press time, the event had raised approximately $700,000.
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March 25, 2013


Product Demo Kicks Off 19th CEW Beauty Awards

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CEW’s Carlotta Jacobson with Nancy Schmidt of Macy’s.

More than 625 products helmed by 300 companies in the running for the 19th annual Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Beauty Awards were on display at the organization’s Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards Product Demo earlier this month. Roughly 2,100 industry insiders attended the event.
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March 22, 2013


Breakers-Bound Beauty Editors Spill Tea

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The sun rises over Palm Beach.

In anticipation of this year’s Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) meeting—held at Palm Beach’s lush Breakers resort—Cosmetic World asked some of the industry’s most influential voices to dish on their favorite beauty discoveries of the past year.
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March 7, 2013


Redbook’s Revamp

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The all-new Redbook’s April cover.

Redbook magazine has undergone both an external revamp and internal repurposing—and the lucrative beauty category is a huge part of what the 100-year-old women’s title is calling its “radical rethink.”
Fashion and beauty coverage will now comprise 50% of Redbook’s content, said its publisher Mary Morgan, beginning with the April issue on newsstands March 12. Also, 40% of the magazine’s advertisers are now beauty brands, including L’Oréal, P&G Beauty, KAO, The Estée Lauder Companies and Aveda.
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March 5, 2013


Glamour Targets Latina Beauty Lovers

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Glam Belleza Latina

Glamour magazine announced the launch of a new quarterly title, Glam Belleza Latina, which celebrates Latina culture and its passion for beauty with text that interweaves English (90%) and Spanish (10%). Its digest-sized debut issue will feature cover girl Jennifer Lopez as well as editorial contributions from Natalie Morales and Narciso Rodriguez.
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March 4, 2013


Lauder Lauds Volunteerism

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Award winners with The Estée Lauder Companies’ Leonard Lauder, William Lauder and Fabrizio Freda.

The Estée Lauder Companies has announced the winners of the third annual Leonard A. Lauder Volunteer of the Year Awards, which recognized 14 of the company’s employees in seven countries and six regions for their commitments to volunteerism. The primary non-profit partner of each winner will receive a $2,500 donation in recognition of the honor.
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March 1, 2013


UK’s Mail Online: A Digital Juggernaut Stateside, Too

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Mail Online’s publisher, Martin Clarke.

One Direction—and The New York Times, for that matter—take heed. The latest British phenom has arrived from across the pond and is enthralling American audiences by the millions. Mail Online, the online sister of UK newspaper the Daily Mail, has rapidly evolved into an all-out digital juggernaut.
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February 25, 2013


Martha Stewart Flagship Titles Make Beauty Push

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Martha Stewart: business magnate, author, magazine publisher, television star—and beauty junkie? These days, the domestic goddess is cooking up a trove of beauty coverage for her company’s two flagship titles, Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings, with her signature refinement and meticulous flair.

“Martha herself is a true lover of and extremely knowledgeable about cosmetic products,” said Melissa Milrad Goldstein, a 15-year industry veteran and the beauty director of Living. “That really raises the bar for our rigorously-tested and carefully-curated coverage.”
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February 22, 2013


Tommy Bahama Helms Fragrant Escape

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Tommy Bahama For Him

This April, Parlux Fragrances is taking an extended vacation care of its loose-spirited and island-loving licensee, Tommy Bahama.

The upscale American lifestyle brand, whose mission is to “make life one long weekend,” will introduce within approximately 700 doors a new men’s fragrance entitled Tommy Bahama For Him.
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February 22, 2013


Cosmopolitan Aims Skyward

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Hearst hallmark Cosmopolitan has weathered a stormy publishing climate to become the biggest provider of beauty content in the world, said the senior vice president, publishing director and chief revenue officer of The Cosmopolitan Group, Donna Kalajian Lagani.

And the uniquely global brand, which touts 64 editions published in 35 languages and is distributed in 100 countries worldwide, is furthering its multi-cultural push.
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February 22, 2013


Clé de Peau’s Mediterranean Voyage

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Essential Correcting Refiner

Clé de Peau Beauté, the 30-year-old beauty brand that fuses cutting-edge Japanese science with modern French elegance, has a lot to celebrate this Oscar season. The face of the brand, Amanda Seyfriend, who stars in the much-decorated Les Misérables, hosted a screening of the film for top beauty editors, while introducing the ultraluxe line’s latest skin care and color launches.

Clé de Peau, which means “the key to skin” in French, will introduce this month what it’s billing as two groundbreaking skin care launches. The brand is sold at Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, as well as select Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue locations nationwide.
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February 21, 2013


Beauty and Beyond

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Nicolas Mirzayantz, Dionne Warwick, Linda Marshall and George Calvert.

$250,000 was raised for The James E. Marshall OCD Foundation at the ninth annual Beyond Beauty Dinner on February 12—an event that contributes to genetic research, education and grant funding for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder-related illnesses.

The event was given its name by Cosmetic World’s own publisher and editor emeritus, John Ledes, revealed the foundation’s founder from the podium, Linda Marshall, who is also president of Elysée Scientific Cosmetics.
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February 21, 2013


CEW, NPD Team to Glean Industry Trends

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The NPD Group’s Marshal Cohen and Karen Grant with The Estée Lauder Companies’ Thia Breen and Mane’s Michel Mane.

Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) hosted its first-ever Trendspotting event on February 5 in partnership with market research firm The NPD Group to present cross-category sales results for 2012, global beauty industry trends, consumer research findings and more.

The event was sponsored by Mane. “We live in a ‘today’ world,” said Mane’s senior vice president of fine fragrance, Westly Morris, “and it’s a great opportunity to support an event dealing with hot-off-the-press information being shared with our clients and the industry at the first major gathering of the new year.”
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February 20, 2013


Maybelline’s Bountiful 2013

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Color Tattoo 24HR Metal Cream-Gel Shadow

Maybelline New York is kicking off the New Year with a slew of launches set to bolster its top-selling color offer.

The mascara authority will launch this month The Rocket by Volum’Express, priced at $7.77 for 0.3 oz., and available in three washable and two waterproof shades. It boasts a “supersonic” brush with a rigid core and micro-bristles, as well as a fast-glide gellant formula that contains micronized pigments and thickening agents.
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February 5, 2013


Shiseido’s Spring Awakening

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MoMA’s Doryun Chong (2nd l.) with Shiseido’s Heidi Manheimer, Jadzia Tirsch and Tomoko Yamagishi-Dressler.

Shiseido Cosmetics America unveiled its latest launches for spring—as well as introduced editors to the new face of its color creations, Sui He—during a breakfast at The Modern restaurant in New York City. The brand is currently sponsoring an exhibition at MoMA entitled Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde, chronicling the transformation of the war-torn capital city into a center for art, culture and commerce.
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February 5, 2013


La Prairie Hones Diamond Exfoliants

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Cellular Mineral Face Exfoliator

La Prairie is incorporating its gem proficiency and taste for luxury into what dermatologists say is one of the most essential steps in any skin care regimen: exfoliation.

The brand hosted an editors’ event in which its New York City headquarters had been transformed into a spa-like space to unveil Cellular Mineral Face Exfoliator and Cellular Mineral Body Exfoliator—both launching in February.
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February 5, 2013


Just-Formed Omni Scents To Launch Miss Universe Fragrance Trio!

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Miss Universe (formerly Miss USA), Olivia Culpo.

The Miss Universe Organization is adding another jewel to its crown with the announcement of three branded fragrances inspired by Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA. The deal was inked with the newly-founded, Florida-based Omni Scents, helmed by industry veterans Neil Katz and Lucien Lallouz.

The license was unveiled just as Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, was crowned Miss Universe on December 19 in Las Vegas—the first American to do so since 1997.
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January 14, 2013


Ivanka Trump Breaks Olfactive Ground

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Ivanka Trump’s debut fragrance

Ivanka Trump is adding another lucrative category to her growing empire. The businesswoman, Apprentice star, mother and creator of jewelry, shoes, handbags, fashion and accessories will introduce next month her debut fragrance, an eponymous floral oriental.

Creating a scent that would “stand the test of time” and that was “transitional in the sense that it could take consumers from day to evening, from the boardroom to black tie,” was essential in the conception of the perfume, Trump said at an exclusive breakfast launch event last month at Jean-Georges.
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January 14, 2013


Monteil Paris' Brightening Mission

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Items from the Perlance Blanc Pur collection.

Founded in 1936 by Germaine Monteil, acquired by the German Wilde Group 70 years later and merged with leading European biotech company Brain AG in 2011, the prestige cosmetics brand Monteil Paris is harnessing its storied past and tech-focused present for a brand new brightening skin care collection entitled Perlance Blanc Pur.

Launching next month, the products reportedly target dark spots, age spots and irregular pigmentation via active ingredients that disturb the melanogenesis process—or the darkening effect that’s produced as a protective reaction against UV light. Active key ingredients include Illumiscin, SulforaWhite and SphingosomeMoist.
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January 11, 2013


EC Scott Group
Fall And Holiday Training Conference

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Mark Scott

EC Scott Group’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Scott, recently held a National Sales and Training Conference in Manchester, Vermont, at the Equinox resort bringing together all 60 employees with the goal of sharing ideas and preparing for the Fall and Holiday season. EC Scott Group specializes in bringing prestige brands to independent retailers. “We are first and foremost a sales, service and training company,” Mr. Scott explained. “EC Scott Group delivers comprehensive product training, customer service, and merchandising excellence to the independent retailer, as well as opportunities to all channels of the Military.”
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January 4, 2013


 


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