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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 May 1, 2012
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 »
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 'The Hunger Games'
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 »