Beauty sales set to glow this Xmas

Australians are expected to spend $50 billion in the lead up to this Christmas – and beauty products are certain to be at the top of many shopping lists.

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Patrick ‘starrrs’ in MAC collaboration

YouTube sensation Patrick Starrr will be launching a makeup range in collaboration with MAC Cosmetics next month.

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Shiseido buys into tech

Shiseido’s American subsidiary has acquired Giaran Inc, an award-winning tech company specialising in artificial intelligence (AI) platforms “to transform the consumer experience and take personalised beauty to the next level”.

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Lucky 13 for Sephora

Global beauty giant Sephora is increasing its footprint across Australia this week with the opening of its 13th store.

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Unlocking the secrets behind the looks

Rae Morris, four-time Australian makeup artist of the year, and Sarah Laidlaw, four-time Australian Session Stylist of the Year, set to share their secrets of success.

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A new way to sell cosmetics?

Redefining Beauty will launch Australia’s first digital vending machine dispensing beauty products next month.

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Covergirl undergoes major makeover

Sixty years after its launch, Covergirl is redefining the brand and what it means to be beautiful.

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IT girl calls for beauty rethink

IT Cosmetics co-founder and CEO Jamie Kern Lima has called on beauty industry leaders to rethink the images of beauty they use to sell their products.

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Lipstick economy booms in China

Lipstick sales are the driving force behind the growth in China’s coloured cosmetics sales, according to the latest research by Mintel.

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Claudia Schiffer launches ArtDeco make-up

Thirty years after beginning her career as one of the world’s most famous models, Claudia Schiffer has launched her first makeup range.

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GlamaCo expands into beauty market

Ten years after opening its first hair and beauty trade superstore in Queensland, glamaCo has opened its sixth store – and is also increasing its beauty product range.

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Napoleon celebrates 25 years of ‘primer time’

Napoleon Perdis has celebrated the 25th birthday of his eponymously-named brand with a cake in the shape of his iconic Primer at the opening of his latest store.

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And the Top 5 makeup artists in Australia are….

Five of Australia’s best makeup artists were rewarded for their outstanding talent at this year’s Face2Face Makeup Awards.

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TBN takes bite of superfood market

Total Beauty Network, the owners of Inika Organic and Designer Brands Cosmetics, has launched the ‘world’s first Australian-made superfood cosmetics and skincare range’.

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MAC shows off new season looks

The clothes weren’t the only viewing pleasure for fashionistas at the David Jones Spring Summer show last week – MAC’s latest makeup looks were also a big hit.

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Despite the hype, women don’t prefer the ‘natural’ look

New research shows that the majority of women don’t really care if their foundation is ‘natural’ or organic.

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Amazon takes bigger share of beauty market

Amazon’s beauty sales in the US, its biggest market, reached US$340 million in the second quarter of this year – 40 percent more than in the second quarter last year.

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Colour cosmetic market starts to fade

Consumer desire for more simplified makeup routines has resulted in stalled growth in the US colour cosmetics market, according to Mintel.

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