• Shadow Shields Foil Fallout

    August 3, 2012
    Glitter fallout – it’s a "no-no" term when it comes to color cosmetics. While women love the look of shimmery eyeshadows, the tiny particules of glitter that fall underneath the eyes is less than pretty. You can tap the brush…

  • Glow and Go: Sun Care Classics

    Glow and Go: Sun Care Classics

    July 20, 2012
    Even though there’s a variety of new contenders in the sun care marketplace, some products become classics that you can rely on each summer to deliver a natural bronze as well as sufficient sun protection. Kao’s Jergens Glow and Energizer…

  • Avene Hits It Big With Tinted Compact SPF 50

    Avene Hits It Big With Tinted Compact SPF 50

    July 9, 2012
    Sensitive skin care brand Avene combined mineral makeup with a broad-spectrum sun protection in its new High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50 ($29). This water resistant, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic facial foundation is formulated with 100%…

  • A Century in Red

    A Century in Red

    June 19, 2012
    Like red lipstick? Then Three Custom Color’s A Century in Red Lip Palette ($45) is for you! This palette features a collection of “the most stunning reds of our time, celebrating the beautiful women of the 20th century, the trends we co…

  • The Whole Kit and Caboodle

    The Whole Kit and Caboodle

    June 7, 2012
    The 90s are back in style, so why not round out your retro-infused collection of artsy nail lacquers and deep burgundy lipsticks with a classic Caboodles travelling case? Sold at major retailers, this handy plastic cosmetic organizer called “…

  • LA Fresh Nail Wipes Make The Grade

    LA Fresh Nail Wipes Make The Grade

    May 24, 2012
    I’m a little skeptical about nail polish remover wipes. I think of those sponge dip products from the 1980s where if you’re wearing a fuchsia or red polish the sponge turns that color and stains your fingers. However, modern times call…

  • Putty Soap Isn

    Putty Soap Isn't So Silly

    May 8, 2012
    A solid liquid soap is the closest way to describe Lush’s latest innovation, Putty for Hands…but it’s not even soap. This solid hand cleanser is a little bit crumbly at times but a unique formulation, nonetheless. Just place it i…

  • A Highbrow Glow

    April 30, 2012
    Get “wow” brows with High Brow Glow ($20), a soft but strong highlighting pencil from Benefit. The original incarnation was a matte ballet pink; its sister SKU is bolder and brighter in a glowing champagne-pink shade. A single stroke un…

  • Superstar SKUs

    Superstar SKUs

    April 16, 2012
    Here at Happi we see a lot of innovation on a daily basis through our reporting. The following personal care products really stepped up to the plate by way of efficacy:   Naturally Fresh Deodorant Roll On in Lavender ($3.99) This elegant deodor…

  • Yes To Carrots Color Balms Are a Subtle Hit

    March 30, 2012
    Tinted lip balms are a tricky formulation—some products don’t have enough pigment to give that pop of color; others feel too chalky or worse, have a strange aftertaste. Naturals marketer Yes To Carrots created a winning blend in its new…

  • My Own OTC Experience

    March 9, 2012
    There’s Method acting, but recently I engaged in some Method reporting. While working on our annual article on the OTC/medicated skin care market, I sampled a new personal care product (not related to the story) and woke up a few days later to…

  • China Glaze for

    China Glaze for 'The Hunger Games'

    February 24, 2012
    American International Industries' China Glaze officially confirmed a collection of nail polish to debut in conjunction with the March 23, 2012 release of "The Hunger Games," after a few buzzworthy weeks in the beauty blogs where the pr…

  • Fly With OPI

    Fly With OPI

    February 10, 2012
    One of OPI’s latest celebrity collaborations is with hip hop songstress Nicki Minaj (who also recently performed with Madonna at The Superbowl). The collection of six limited edition shades includes a purple Shatter texture coat, amongst others…

  • Ode To the Classics: 90s Nail Polish

    Ode To the Classics: 90s Nail Polish

    February 3, 2012
    As we know, nail polish is a cosmetic category rife with innovation right now—as seen in mass, where nail lacquer sales climbed 20% to $363.4 million for the year ended May 15, 2011 in supermarkets, drugstores and mass-market retailers excludin…

  • Vintage Vera Next Up at MAC Cosmetics

    Vintage Vera Next Up at MAC Cosmetics

    January 16, 2012
    Vera Neumann was an American artist and entrepreneur best known for her boldly colored linen patterns and scarves signed "Vera" with a little ladybug. Vintage styles from the 1960s and 1970s were often topped with a Vera scarf in breezy pas…