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Nov 10, 2015 | 02:08 PM CST

InnoCos Digital NY 2015 Part 2: Smart Packaging & Optimizing Retail

By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor in Chief

Embedded sensors offer an opportunity for brands to interact with consumers in-store and post-purchase. Meanwhile, retail experts say the consumer experience needs to "tone down" for a stress-free experience.

Oct 07, 2015 | 10:48 AM CDT

John Barrett Partners with Saks Fifth Avenue

John Barrett and Saks Fifth Avenue announced an agreement to become spa partners in the United States and Canada.

Sep 29, 2015 | 10:38 AM CDT

Mariah Carey Teams Up With MAC

Mariah Carey is releasing a new nude lipstick in collaboration with MAC Beauty.

Jul 17, 2015 | 02:50 PM CDT

Avon Divests Liz Earle

Avon announced that it has divested its Liz Earle natural skin care line.

Jun 26, 2015 | 08:02 AM CDT

Trends Impacting Packaging for Niche & Exclusive Retailer Beauty Brands

By: Laureen Schroeder, Global Director of Health, …

There are many beauty consumers that want the latest innovation at an affordable price; this is the white space that niche and exclusive beauty brands can fulfill.

Mar 20, 2015 | 02:49 PM CDT

3D Mirror: ModiFace Launches New Technology

iOS user and retail versions available.

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.