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November 30, 2009
The pundits and observers had it wrong again. While analysts were wringing their hands over the economy, retailers were ringing up sales on Black Friday, the traditional start of the all-important holiday selling season. According to the National Re…  Read More »
November 25, 2009
Budgets have been slashed and head counts have fallen, but the demand for innovation is only increasing. That's why finding an expert in the field is more important than ever. We've assembled a roster of industry experts who will provide gui…  Read More »
November 3, 2009
It’s clear everyone at CND—from the R&D team to formulators to marketing squad—have been busy. It’s new Colour & Effects nail polish collection touts “endless possibilities,” according to the company, with…  Read More »
September 17, 2009
Had to laugh when news reports circulated yesterday about falling prices for titanium dioxide. Seems more than a few economic  “experts” suggested that declining TiO2 prices foretell a weak economy. They argue that since TiO2 is a ke…  Read More »
September 17, 2009
Everyone wanted to get inked—according to Urban Decay. For Fall, the brand is bulking up its color cosmetics collection with a new range of liquid eyeliner, Ink for Eyes ($22). Touted as “having more precision than a pencil and [being]…  Read More »
August 27, 2009
School is either in session or just around the corner in the U.S.,  and concerns over H1NI—more commonly known as swine flu—are heating up again. Parents, caregivers and education officials are stocking up on hand sanitizer and disin…  Read More »
Beauty Buzz: Benefit Coralista
July 29, 2009
The days of summer may be winding down on the calendar…but it doesn’t mean you have to lose that golden glow anytime soon. For those who spend time under fluorescent lights or in air-conditioned abodes more than they’d like to, B…  Read More »
July 22, 2009
The economy has stabilized, pockets of growth are evident—hell, even Ben Bernanke seemed upbeat in his testimony to Congress. But some naysayers insist the worst is yet to come. Luckily, those nattering nabobs of negativism are merely shortsigh…  Read More »
Beauty Buzz: Smashbox Photo Finish Lipstick
June 26, 2009
Combination products—like tinted face moisturizers that act as foundation or eyeshadow hues that work wet or dry—give consumers a bang for their buck. So when Smashbox came out with a lipstick that is said to work as a gloss as well as…  Read More »
June 9, 2009
The internet is limitless. Now, I don't know if this is a good or bad characteristic, especially given all the misinformation floating around in cyberspace. But the fact is, unlike magazines, website content isn't limited by print orders, pos…  Read More »
June 1, 2009
Some anniversarys are more important than others. And while the 35th anniversary of the Universal Product Code (UPC) bar code may not rank up there with your silver wedding anniversary, it's worth taking note. On June 26, 1974, when a cashier at…  Read More »
May 29, 2009
Color cosmetics are supposed to be feminine and fun, as a swipe of lipstick or a dash of blush can add wonders to both your appearance and self-esteem. Enter Too Faced, the California-based makeup collection that targets the snazzy gal-on-the-go with…  Read More »
May 27, 2009
After nearly 18 months of bad news, recent articles suggest that the U.S. economy is finally on the mend. Consumer confidence surged in May, hitting its highest level since September. During the past few weeks, suppliers have told Happi that busines…  Read More »
April 30, 2009
Urban Decay debuted in the Nineties as an edgy makeup brand with hues such as “Gash” and “Smut.” Now, over 10 years later, the line has become a staple at Sephora and has grown to feature a wide range of glamorous cosmetic p…  Read More »
April 30, 2009
Back in 1976, when the U.S. was celebrating its bicentennial, my family vacation took us to Philadelphia, just about the time that Legionnaires' Disease was making news. You might remember that health scare: in July of that year, an outbreak of p…  Read More »