Beauty Round Up – In the News

The cosmetic and skin care market is still showing signs of improvement, with drug stores and mass merchandisers proving to be the most popular channels for cosmetic purchasing. According to a Mintel survey 27% of shoppers said they have made replacement purchases in color cosmetics but avoided splurge products in 2010, down from 33% in 2009. 39% said they actively looked for sales and tried only to buy products on sale during 2010, versus 45% in 2009. Women 35-44 years were the most frequent purchasers (37%) of color cosmetics. The study also showed that mass merchandisers (57%) and drug stores (45%) were the most popular channels for cosmetic purchasing among women of all ages.

Permanent makeup is a growing trend. Similar to a tattoo, an artist inserts the pigment in your skin with a needle, and it never washes off. To perfect the makeup, it can take three to four sessions.

Dolce & Gabbana has launched their makeup line at Saks with famed makeup artist Pat McGrath. The two newest additions to the line are the Summertime collection and the Animalier collection which features a bronzer pressed into a compact with a leopard-print design.

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