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Dec 22, 2014 | 01:50 PM CST

Different Shades: The Technology to Try Makeup Virtually

By: Victor Shaburov

Technology is coming to the rescue with a number of apps designed to show the user how they appear in certain makeup, without the work of applying any. Many of these apps are primitive, and simply involve taking a selfie and letting the user play with a few color filters. But more advanced 3D face tracking apps will soon let users genuinely see themselves in makeup with a few easy selections, trying out new looks within seconds (and without the bother of makeup remover). Future makeup apps, offering a real time “like looking into a mirror” experience of actually seeing your live face in motion and accentuated by virtual makeup effects, could help users quickly settle on new looks, and even help to guide users in applying real makeup.

Dec 01, 2014 | 04:10 PM CST

Confidence of Affluent Consumers Dips

The LCI, Unity Marketing's measure of affluent consumer confidence, dropped to 46.4 points in October 2014; firm predicts "a bleak Christmas shopping seasoning season."

Nov 14, 2014 | 02:43 PM CST

NPD Highlights U.S. Prestige Beauty in Q3 2014

Sales of U.S. prestige beauty products were $2.4 billion in Q3 201, a 6% increase from Q3 2013; fragrance "having a great run" heading into the holiday season.

Oct 16, 2014 | 05:00 PM CDT

Digital Shopping Moves to Epicenter Brand Distribution Strategies

Kline reports that alternate shopping channels and sub-channels have emerged as essential for the growth of brands; digital shopping has moved from the peripheral to the epicenter of a brand’s distribution strategy.

Sep 11, 2014 | 04:43 PM CDT

Murad Begins International Expansion With Acquisition of UK Partner

Acquisition provides Murad with an opportunity to directly manage its growing business in prestige and professional channels in the U.K. and marks a strategic foothold for its planned expansion of existing operations in Europe.

Aug 21, 2014 | 10:29 AM CDT

Prestige Beauty Brings In $2.5 Billion for Q2 2014

According to The NPD Group, the growth of the U.S. prestige beauty market grew 5% in the second quarter of 2014 when compared to the second quarter of 2013 due to strong makeup growth.

Aug 19, 2014 | 10:23 AM CDT

Rhône Capital Makes Investment in Elizabeth Arden

Rhône Capital also has advised Elizabeth Arden that, subject to market conditions and applicable legal or regulatory approvals, it intends to increase its ownership of the company’s common stock over time.

Aug 19, 2014 | 09:29 AM CDT

Financial Briefs from Global Beauty Companies

See the Q4 and fiscal year end results for both The Estée Lauder Companies and Elizabeth Arden Inc., as well as results for Oriflame.

Aug 13, 2014 | 10:59 AM CDT

Fighting Against Green Beauty Roadblocks in Asia

At the upcoming Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Asia-Pacific, beauty brands, suppliers and industry stakeholders will discuss the difficulties in going green with a beauty brand and the innovative ways they’ve come up with to solve these problems.

Aug 13, 2014 | 10:52 AM CDT

Popular Birchbox-CEW Collaboration Returns for Second Year

Limited edition Birchboxes featuring winners from the CEW’s 2014 Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards will be available in August 2014.