50 Cent, Randy Jackson, Usher head Fifi lineup; Irish Beauty Invasion; Kate Spade Twirls With A New Scent

April 9, 2010


Ireland has produced noteable beauty lines including Voya, Seavite and fragrance house Cloon Keen Atelier. [WWD]


This year's Fifi Awards has a growing celebrity lineup with several surprises including Usher and 50 Cent. [COSMETICWORLD]


Designer Kate Spade will unveil  her newest perfume Twirl in September [WWD]


Despite challenges from L'Oreal and LVMH, Ebay is proving to be a successful outlet for one skincare company. [COSMETICSDESIGN]



Nail Polish Trumps Lipstick; Jessica's No Makeup Marie Claire Look

April 7, 2010

According to research firm Kline and Company, nail polish posted double digit growth in 2009 making it the new recession-proof darling of the beauty industry. [COSMETICSDESIGN]


Singer Jessica Simpson's no makeup photo shoot debuts in Marie Claire. The "Price of Beauty " star who also began the Beautiful Me initiative to encourage women to be comfortable in their own skin, features air-dryed hair, sheer lips and clean skin. [PEOPLE]


Liz Earle to Avon; Making Over a Man Idol

March 25, 2010

Miles Siggins is the makeover artist for the men on American Idol. He claims that "it's all about the fit" when it comes to transforming an average Joe into a Joe Idol. [PEOPLE]

UK-based Liz Earle Beauty Co. Ltd. was acquired by Avon Products Inc. for an undisclosed cash amount. The deal gives the direct sell giant a new reach into anti-aging skincare as well as products that are based on natural actives.[REUTERS]


Kate Spade and Arden;Tanning Bed No-No

March 24, 2010

Elizabeth Arden and Kate Spade will join forces to introduce a new scent this fall. The Liz Claiborne-owned company recently signed a global licensing agreement with Arden for what will be the brand's second fragrance.[WWD]

The FDA will decide whether to place a warning on  Ultraviolet tanning beds later this week. The decision is based on increasing evidence that the machines have little or no health benefits and may cause cancer.[BUSINESSWEEK]


Clarins and Mugler Launch Womanity.com

March 18th

Clarins and Thierry Mugler have launched Womanity.com a site that aims to build brand awareness through user-generated content. The site’s tagline is “the invisible bond between women” and encourages an international dialogue about a myriad of issues and topics on women, femininity, motherhood, etc.. [COSMETICSDESIGN]

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