November 30, 2010 |
North Hollywood nail polish maker OPI Products Inc., best known for its nail lacquers inspired by celebrities including Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Jennifer Lopez, has been purchased by cosmetics giant Coty Inc., the companies announced Monday. This latest acquisition by privately held Coty, which last year sold $4 billion worth of fragrances and other beauty products, comes amid a flurry of growth by the brand. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed. "It's time for a new era at OPI," said George Schaeffer, the company's co-founder and chief executive.
March 11, 2013 |
Cosmetics made with ingredients tested on animals is no longer allowed in the European Union, under a ban that took effect Monday. The European Commission, the governing body for the 27-country EU, said in a statement that the new rule “is in line with what many European citizens believe firmly: that the development of cosmetics does not warrant animal testing.” Officials said they plan to support development of alternative testing methods...
September 24, 1996 |
Susan Yee is at home in a store. She's spent her whole career in retailing, and she loves to just be a consumer. But Yee also finds that shopping as an Asian woman can be frustrating, especially at cosmetics counters. Even with the wide palette of foundations and eye shadows offered by the big manufacturers, she can't find the shades that would highlight the yellow undertones of her complexion. Her five sisters and their friends have the same problem.
February 14, 1985 |
The better your appearance, the better people remember what you say, studies by a Scripps College professor indicate. Lynn Carol Miller says that studying hundreds of students over a five-year period has led her to conclude that communication between people can be enhanced by such things as the right hairdo and proper application of cosmetics on the speaker and by information-evoking cues from the listener.
November 13, 1992 |
The cosmetic industry expects to get a big lift from incoming First Lady Hillary Clinton. Noting that Clinton had a complete make-over during the presidential campaign (from Cristophe in Beverly Hills), cosmetic company executives are predicting a surge in hair lighteners, eye makeup, anti-wrinkle creams and facial scrubs. One firm, Cosmair Inc., is already boasting that Clinton uses its L'Oreal hair tint.
May 11, 1990 |
During a 1920s press conference with Max Factor, a reporter approached the legendary Hollywood makeup man and remarked, "How wonderful for you to be involved in makeup--it's an art." "It isn't art," replied the man who had no such illusions about cosmetics. "It's a business." Time proved Max Factor right. Worldwide cosmetics sales are expected to top $18 billion in 1990. "He knew back then," says Robert Salvatore, beauty director and curator of the Max Factor Museum of Beauty in Hollywood.