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Light  Bright
By Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor
Published May 3, 2012
The makeup that makes the runways finds its way to Main Street. Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Conventional vs. Natural Preservatives
By Beth Ann Browne u2013 Dow Microbial Control,Phil Geis u2013 AdvancedTesting Laboratories, Tony Rook u2013 The Sherwin-Williams Company
Published April 30, 2012
Green aspirations must be tempered with practical realities—an environmentally preferable product is not a success if the formulation falls apart or is overrun with potentially pathogenic microorganisms due to the lack of an effective preservative. Read More »
Get On Point Education At HBA Global in June
By Jill Birkett , HBA Global
Published April 30, 2012
The largest beauty industry conference and tradeshow in the US will be held June 19-21 in New York. HBA Global will include more than 60 educational sessions. Read More »
Superstar SKUs
Published 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… Read More »
Diversity Is the Direction
By Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor
Published April 9, 2012
New developments in the ever-evolving ethnic hair and skin care marketplace. Read More »
Go Ahead and Get Emotional...Your Beauty Customer Will Thank You!
By Alisa Marie Beyer, The Beauty Company
Published April 2, 2012
If you want to truly understand what motivates and inspires loyalty in your consumer (and what doesn’t), it pays to listen to what she’s saying about not only your brand, but herself. Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Hitting the Nail on the Head
By Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor
Published March 30, 2012
Mother and son duo carve niche in illustrious nail lacquer sector. Read More »
Fall for Fashion II
By Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor
Published March 16, 2012
Illustrious nail color and innovative hairstyles seen at Fall 2012 Fashion Week. Read More »
Published March 12, 2012
Escape to Paradise includes eight multi-purpose shades. Read More »
Published March 9, 2012
With the latest introduction the collection's complete. Read More »
Fall for Fashion
By Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor
Published March 6, 2012
Check out what's next in beauty trends. Read More »
By Tom Branna, VP/Editorial Director
Published March 2, 2012
The email subject line read, “Exclusive Invitation.” But after 23 years in this industry, I’ve been to enough “exclusive” events to know that these invites usually mean getting jammed into some cramped New York City loft… Read More »
China Glaze for
Published 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… Read More »
Fly With OPI
Published 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… Read More »
Cutex Nails It
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published February 8, 2012
Best known for its nail polish remover, the brand is growing again thanks to investments from its owner, Arch Equity Partners. Read More »
Ode To the Classics: 90s Nail Polish
Published 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… Read More »
Moisturizing Blemish Balm, SPF 15
Published February 1, 2012
BB Creams Are A-OK
By Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor
Published January 27, 2012
Are multi-tasking beauty balms the bomb? Read More »
Vintage Vera Next Up at MAC Cosmetics
Published 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… Read More »
Signs Of The Times... The New Lipstick Index
By Cheryl Swanson, Toniq LLC
Published January 11, 2012
Toniq's Cheryl Swanson looks at some other beauty industry indicators. Read More »
The Latest Word On Cosmetic Science
By Tom Branna and Navin Geria, Editorial Director and Contributing Editor
Published January 10, 2012
The Society of Cosmetic Chemists' annual meeting in New York attracted more than 1000 industry executives from around the world. Read More »
Orange You Glad...
By Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor
Published January 9, 2012
Pantone picks Tangerine Tango as top hue for Spring 2012. Read More »
Brow Wow
By Natalie Gee, Gee Beauty
Published January 6, 2012
Eyebrow expert Natalie Gee weighs in on this key facial attribute. Read More »
Essie Says Bling It On!
Published January 6, 2012
Like any great accessory, jewelry makes a statement. And according to Essie Weingarten, founder of Essie Cosmetics, the bolder the better. So what better way to offset that sparkling cocktail ring or chandelier earrings than a set of sophisticated la… Read More »
Orange You Glad...
By Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor
Published January 5, 2012
Pantone picks Tangerine Tango as top hue for Spring 2012. Read More »
SPF 25 Lipstick
Published January 1, 2012
What
By Nancy Jeffries, Contributing Editor
Published December 22, 2011
The company unveils new foundations as well as eye and lipcolors. Read More »
By Melanie Shreffer, YPulse
Published December 16, 2011
The editor of YPulse explains why nail art is more than a fad. Read More »
The Beauty of Giving
Published December 15, 2011
CEW empowers women and helps those with cancer to thrive in the workplace. Read More »
The Buzz and the Budget of the Holiday Season
By Janet Hoffman, Accenture
Published December 8, 2011
Accenture's Janet Hoffman on the challenges facing retailers. Read More »
Lessons from L
By Nancy Jeffries, Contributing Editor
Published December 1, 2011
CEW panel shares brand-building insights. Read More »
Jelly Lip Gloss
Published December 1, 2011
The Body Shop Sparkles...
By Nancy Jeffries, Contributing Editor
Published November 30, 2011
with lots of new ideas. Get set for launches from now until Valentine's Day! Read More »
Laura Mercier Kit Has It All
Published November 28, 2011
Cosmetic palettes are one of the best ways for shoppers to get a bang for their buck; these kits usually combine different SKUs for the eyes, lips and face. But one common omission is the brushes to actually apply the product. The colors can be lovel… Read More »
The New Frontier for Drug Stores...from Brow Bars to Beer on Tap!
By Karen Doskow, Kline Consumer Products
Published November 14, 2011
Kline's Karen Doskow on the evolution of this important channel. Read More »
By Imogen Matthews, In-Cosmetics
Published November 10, 2011
Two hot topics, anti-aging and naturals, combine to create a dynamic growth sector in the global personal care market. Read More »
Cargo EyeLighter Whitens and Brightens
Published November 10, 2011
Cargo’s EyeLighter ($20) simplifies the age-old makeup artist trick of widening and brightening eyes through white shadow application along the corners and rims of eyes. Besides a pop of lipstick and a swipe of mascara, a highlighted eye is key… Read More »
Trends & Innovations
By Cheryl Swanson, Toniq
Published November 4, 2011
Do innovations drive beauty trends? Or vice versa? asks Cheryl Swanson of Toniq. Read More »
A Polished Look
By Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor
Published November 4, 2011
Seasonal nail colors run the gamut from reserved to rock star. Read More »
A Lasting Impression
By Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor
Published November 4, 2011
Orly debuts gel manicure system. Read More »
600 Beauty Solutions and Counting
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published November 4, 2011
The DermStore.com now offers 600 beauty brands for consumers who care about their skin. Read More »
Is This a Recovery?
By Nancy Jeffries, Online Editor
Published October 31, 2011
Fashion Group International looks at the tepid economic expansion Read More »
Bare Minerals Gets Ready To Wear
Published October 28, 2011
Bare Minerals is seeing opportunity in duos and even quads with its new Ready to Wear 2.0 and 4.0 solid eyeshadows, out in stores now. Tied in to a trendy advertising campaign, Be a Force of Beauty, the company is looking to capture the attention of… Read More »
2011 Marketing Sales Salary Survey
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published October 10, 2011
You are juggling multiple projects these days, but here's the good news: there were fewer layoffs reported than last year, according to Happi.com's 2011 Marketing & Sales Salary Survey. Read More »