Color Cosmetics

The Cosmetics Design beauty and personal care industry trends for 2019

The Cosmetics Design 2019 Trends Video

The Cosmetics Design beauty and personal care industry trends for 2019

By Simon Pitman

During 2018 the Cosmetics Design team has had its eye on the big trends in an effort to determine what is going to be driving the industry in 2019. In this video we have combined our know-how to bring you a total of 20 trends to look out for in the Americas,...

Are beauty consumers growing tired of social media?

From The Editor's Desk

Are beauty consumers tiring of social media?

By Simon Pitman

If a new report from TABS is anything to go by beauty consumers are losing interest in social media as a go-to for purchasing decisions. Here we take a closer at the data and try to find out what is next.

TABS color cosmetics report points to rise in e-commerce

TABS color cosmetics report points to rise in e-commerce

By Simon Pitman

Although the annual TABS color cosmetics report indicated that consumers had less intention to buy, it appears that e-commerce and some drug stores are carving out a greater share of the retail market.

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Editor’s Spotlight

What is indie beauty anyway?

By Deanna Utroske

Recently, brands featured on the Indie Beauty Profile column have been asked to define or explain their thinking on what makes a cosmetics, personal care, or fragrance brand independent. Here, Cosmetics Design has complied a selection of the replies in...

Top Ingredient and Product Launch Predictions: 2019

Top Ingredient and Product Launch Predictions: 2019

By Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science

Looking to the year ahead, we ask industry expert Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science, what her predictions are for the top launches and trends tipped to define the beauty industry in 2019.

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Editor’s Spotlight

AR and AI technology is changing beauty consumer behavior worldwide

By Deanna Utroske

Color cosmetics brands of every size are leveraging app or site-based augmented reality and artificial intelligence to create consumer touch points where product discovery, data collection, marketing, and retail transactions exist simultaneously. Here...

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Cover Girl’s newest makeup line designed for women of color

By Deanna Utroske

This month the Coty brand launched a new line of color cosmetics on Ulta.com. The Full Spectrum Collection of complexion and color products are “specifically designed to address the skin and color needs of WOC,” according to Cover Girl.

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Editor’s Spotlight

2018 cosmetics and personal care ingredient launches

By Deanna Utroske

Certainly no year passes in the beauty industry without a significant number of new ingredient technologies coming to market. Here, we look at selection of standout ingredients that made headlines on Cosmetics Design over the last 12 months.

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Univar adds Sino Lion ingredients in US

By Deanna Utroske

The personal care and cosmetics ingredient distributor announced a new partnership this month, one that not only expands Univar’s sustainable ingredients portfolio but that will also generate new so-called green prototype product formulations for beauty...

CEW president Carlotta Jacobson, Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette, and Jill Scalamandre, CEW chairwoman (photo courtesy of CEW)

CEW event highlights beauty retail’s shift to psychographics

By Deanna Utroske

At a CEW Speakers Series event this week in New York City, Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette spoke one-on-one with Jill Scalamandre, chairwoman of Cosmetic Executive Women, about how the company is updating its approach to beauty, what the acquisitions of Blue...