June 2014



Features:



Online Exclusive: Christian Louboutin's Nail Polish Has Striking Sky High Stiletto Caps


The shoe guru has finally crossed over into beauty with this luxe nail polish collection, in innovative packaging - and it includes 'Louboutin Red' to match the famous soles.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: Looking for the Beauty Within


Industry wide, a new paradigm has been created wherein primary packaging has assumed a more important role.
By Robin Coe-Hutshing, founder/creative director, Gold Grenade

Online Exclusive: FIT's Capstone Graduates Issue Wake Up Call for Focusing on Tomorrow's Beauty Consumer


Beauty companies need to adapt now to changing norms - or be left behind when savvy consumers make their well thought-out purchases.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Online Exclusive: ICMAD's 2014 CITY Awards Finalists


Update: The winners were announced on June 11th.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: Opportunity Knocks for Marketers of At-Home Beauty Devices


Consumers like them - once they try them.
By Karen Doskow, director of consumer products, Kline & Company

Online Exclusive: Creating Brand Equity with Color


Using distinct colors on the pack can help visually accentuate specific design elements.
By Viktorija Gnatoka, global packaging analyst, Mintel

Online Exclusive: A Sudden Wash of Watercolor


Brands around the globe are applying brushes to a wide range of communication including print, packaging, and digital design.
By Aileen Kendle, design director, Anthem

Online Exclusive: Lime Crime's Look Inspires Play & Attracts Celebs


The Los Angeles based Indie brand is steadily gaining a following - and attracting much attention with its Day-Glo image.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: CEW's 2014 Insider's Choice Beauty Award Winners


Cosmetic Executive Women celebrated these beauty winners - see who was named a Best-Seller, Most Iconic, and Most 'Buzzed' About.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Cosmoprof Las Vegas Deals New Features and Finesses Favorites


An increased focus on packaging suppliers and an added emphasis on Discover Beauty brands ups the ante for beauty excitement at Cosmoprof North America in July.
By Daniela Ciocan, Sogecos Americas

Color Cosmetics Packaging: It's All in the Mix


Consumers are having lots of fun with color, and suppliers are developing new packaging to keep formulations fresh and long-lasting, as well as attractive and desirable.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Tubes in Demand


Portable and efficient, tubes have become a package of choice for a range of beauty formulations, and new technology has made them more attractive than ever.
By Joanna Cosgrove, Contributing Editor

Applicators Take Center Stage


Consumers are realizing the importance of using the right applicators and tools, while brands, as well as suppliers, are delivering more innovative options than ever before.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Cosmopack/Cosmoprof Bologna: Bright Colors, Cheery Outlook


Now in its 47th year, the world's largest beauty event continues to provide a vast showcase of packaging and cosmetic trends and attendance has soared.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

International Package Design Awards: IPDA Finalists Announced


Winners will be revealed at HBA Global on June 11 in New York.

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Welcome


More Specialized Than Ever
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Design Center



Just Out



Fast Track



Beauty Buzz



L'Oréal Packaging Americas Reveals a New Model


L'Oréal recently revamped its packaging organization for the Americas Zone. Here, in an exclusive report for Beauty Packaging, Ludovic LeCaro, Lâ��Oréalâ��s packaging head of cosmetics, describes the changes and the opportunities that came along with that transition.
By Ludovic LeCaro, L'Oréal



April/May 2014



Features:



Environmentally Responsible Packaging: A Behind the Scenes Shift in the Beauty World


While some brands and suppliers focus on components made of eco-friendly materials, there is also a growing emphasis on clean production methods and efficient manufacturing processes.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Online Exclusive: Before & After: Belli Trades Apothecary Elements for a Bolder Deco


Belli Skincare has been redesigned to reflect its goal to meet the needs of consumers that are searching for products for pregnancy, motherhood, and beyond.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: CEW's 2014 Insider's Choice Beauty Award Winners


Cosmetic Executive Women celebrated these beauty winners - see who was named a Best-Seller, Most Iconic, and Most 'Buzzed' About.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: Coty Helps Raise Millions to Delete Blood Cancer


Gala evening puts spotlight on fundraising and donor registration.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Online Exclusive: Fashion Group International Explores Beauty Brand Strategies


Authenticity, problem-solving, originality and storytelling emerged as keys to a successful brand.
By Nancy Jeffries

Online Exclusive: What Makes MAC Tick


Karen Buglisi Weiler, global brand president of MAC Cosmetics, treats CEW members to an inside look at the brand's strategies and struggles.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Online Exclusive: Beauty-Conscious Brazil to Fuel Growth in the Plastic Packaging Industry


Brazilians favor plastic over any other material for their health and beauty product packaging.
By Catherine O’Connor, senior analyst, Canadean

Online Exclusive: The Unique Challenges and Opportunities of Online Beauty Retailers


Here's how successful merchants are satisfying consumers' desires for speed, shipping, security and more.
By Melissa O’Keefe, Innotrac

Online Exclusive: Forty-Somethings Drive the Brazilian Anti-aging Market


Prices are high, but market penetration is still low, especially with one group.
By Iris Ramirez, beauty and personal care analyst at Mintel.

Metal's Lustrous Look


Metal components-and metallic effects–are being used by all types of brands, from hair care to fragrance, on packaging that is bound to attract attention.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Packaging That's All in the Family


A carefully coordinated packaging theme creates a stronger, more memorable brand presence for product collections at retail.
By Joanna Cosgrove, Contributing Editor

Coty's Leadership Team Shares Its Strategies with CEW Members


An entrepreneurial spirit's and great package design make the difference at Coty.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Online Exclusive: More than Just Skin Deep


How consumer packaging affects the beauty & personal care categories
By Hung Le, vice president, innovation engagement, MWV

Success in Seoul


The first-ever MakeUp In Seoul was an exciting success. It attracted more visitors than other editions of the show in other locations and organizers say they're not surprised.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

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Welcome


Environmentally Responsible Packaging: A Tale of Two Trends
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

MakeUp in Paris Celebrates 5th Edition


More than 110 exhibitors are on board, and nearly 3,000 industry professionals are expected to attend.

HBA Global Kicks Off 21st Edition in June


More than 100 exhibitors, an extensive conference program and the renowned IPDA awards lend excitement to this year�s Manhattan expo for the Health and Beauty industry.

Get Set for Luxe Pack New York


In a new, exciting venue, the 12th edition of Luxe Pack New York�May 14-15�promises to be better than ever with nearly 200 exhibitors, an extensive seminar schedule and a promotional show-within-a-show.

An Integrated Approach to 'Intelligent' Anti-Aging Skincare


Whether used individually or combined, a 3-pronged program offers treatment beyond the bottle and jar.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Behind the Design of Rise Beyoncé


Beauty Packaging's editor Jamie Matusow asks designer Ken Hirst about the dramatic package he created for the sensational performer�s latest fragrance.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor



March 2014



Features:



Elevating Airless


Brands are requesting more functional airless packages, and suppliers are offering formulation-preserving solutions in new shapes and colors.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: Creating Packaging That Lives On


It's Earth Day 2014 - see what these brands, and TerraCycle - have been up to.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: Fragrance Foundation Cuts to Top 5 and Announces First Winners for 2014


The top 5 finalists in each category were announced at the Fragrance Foundation's 2014 Awards Breakfast and, a few of the first winners were announced.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: Coty's Leadership Team Shares Its Strategies with CEW Members


An entrepreneurial spirit--and great package design--make the difference at Coty.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Online Exclusive: Prelude to Interpack 2014


Packaging for cosmetics: beautiful and efficient. See how these brands are balancing luxury with sustainability, and the processes and machinery that are helping with these efforts.

Online Exclusive: Jane's Instagram-Inspired Look To Attract Millennials


The iconic brand from the 90s, Jane Cosmetics, has new formulations, a new look, and a mission to help empower women to be confident, courageous and socially conscious.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: Fragrance Foundation Announces 2014 Finalists


The Finalist list is out - plus, see who is this yea's Hall of Fame Honoree and Perfumer of the Year.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: What's Hot in Beauty in The Americas


Preferences vary from country to country, but consumers everywhere continue to indulge in small luxuries.
By Kay Tamillow

Online Exclusive: Designing for Kids, and Their Moms


When tailoring a design concept to a specific age group, understanding mom's influence is key.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: Macro to Micro


Kelly Kovack presents a few not-to-be-missed packaging trends and opportunities.
By Kelly Kovack

Online Exclusive: CEW's Product Demo Marks 20th Anniversary


Affectionately called 'the world's largest beauty counter,' this year's event showcased more than 650 new products vying for the select CEW seal of approval.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Corporate Profiles


Take a close look at top suppliers in the industry.

Online Exclusive: Fit to be Tied


Bows - the ultra-feminine fashion touch - aim to wrap up beauty sales.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Online Exclusive: Pin-Up Girl Perfume in Scented Packaging


Bitty Bettys is a collectible fragrance collection with
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: Using Social Media To Reach Customers, Part 2


Platform-specific best practices are outlined for the three most popular social networking platforms.
By Abigail Rubinstein

Online Exclusive: Heating Up Global Sun Care Sales


Why dispensing innovation will be essential in the global sun care market.
By Karine Dussimon, senior packaging analyst, Euromonitor International

Online Exclusive: Before & After: Hada Labo Tokyo's Redesign for the North American Market


The brand hired Group 4 to redesign its packaging for the American market.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: Purple Hues for Fragrances, Inspired by the Color of the Year


These recent fragrance launches are in all shades of ‘Radiant Orchid’ – including purple, lilac, and hot pink.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Personal Care Packaging Thrives on New Regulations, Growing Markets


Categories including sun care, men's and travel are driving an increase in packaging innovations and re-designs. And thanks to industry suppliers, bright colors, sharp graphics, a range of shapes and sizes, and smart dispensing systems stand out visibly on shelves.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Unlocking the Advantages of Turnkey Packaging


Getting a new product to market doesn't have to be difficult, especially when great packaging and formulations are at the ready.
By Joanna Cosgrove, Contributing Editor

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Welcome


Beyond Expectations
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Facilities for Cosmetics Production: Packaging Beauty Efficiently


Energy and raw materials are becoming increasingly expensive. At the same time, customers� environmental awareness is growing. Under these conditions, how is it possible to continue to create stylish packaging designs for creams, lipsticks and makeup? New production technologies offer a solution.
By Sascha Rentzing, Contributor

A New Look for Redken


Robert Bergman, founder of Bergman Associates Mpakt, created an innovative packaging solution for Redken�s hair styling products. Here, Beauty Packaging�s editor, Jamie Matusow, asks the designer about his inspiration and how he arrived at the category-breaking custom jars included in the launch.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Top Packaging Picks


Karen Young tells us which beauty packages have recently caught her professional eye.
By Karen Young, The Young Group

Pratt's Packaging Scholarship Celebrates 25 Years


May 6 marks the silver anniversary of the Art of Packaging Awards Gala, which benefits the �Marc Rosen Scholarship for Graduate Package Design� at Pratt Institute. Here, Marc Rosen reminisces about the years since 1989, and the glamour that once surrounded the industry.
By Marc Rosen

Luxe Pack NY 2014: New Venue, New Features


A new pavilion and an award for environmentally friendly packaging are two new highlights as Luxe Pack NY opens its doors on Pier 92.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor



January/February 2014



Features:



Estée Lauder Companies Beauty Company of the Year: Excellence in Packaging


Launched in 1946 with just four products, The Estée Lauder Companies now encompasses more than 25 prestige brands marketed throughout the world, and generates more than $10 billion in annual sales. From skin care to hair care, color cosmetics to fragrance, packaging plays as critical a role in presenting today's formulations as it did 67 years ago-with the additional challenge of now maintaining the iconic DNA of each of the company's multiple brands. Read on for details on some of 2013's notable launches to discover why Beauty Packaging's readers voted The Estée Lauder Companies 2013 Beauty Company of the Year: Excellence in Packaging.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Online Exclusive: Bill Clinton Headlines Fragrance Foundation Event


With an agenda designed to spur industry creativity, The Fragrance Foundation brought together a group of some of today's most inspiring speakers, from a rousing politician to a free-thinking designer.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Online Exclusive: FIT Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Its Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing Program


Beauty industry executives gathered to pay tribute to the program, its founders - and this year's talented honorees.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Online Exclusive: The Global Technology Based Beauty Market


The skin care device is to beauty like the smartphone is to communications.
By Jacqueline Clarke

Online Exclusive: Why Online Counterfeiting Can Leave Ugly Scars for Beauty Brands


Disturbing examples of the numerous threats on popular e-commerce sites.
By Alina Halloran

Online Exclusive: Brand Storytelling Is Key for Asia's Online Consumers


Beauty Packaging's editor Jamie Matusow talks to research analyst Stephen Tracy, of Waggener Edstrom Communications, about the link between consumers' engagement with brand content and how it influences their spending habits.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Online Exclusive: The Shift from Rigid to Flexible Packaging in the Personal Care Industry


Smithers Pira looks at four possible advantages of flexible packaging.

Online Exclusive: Cosmetics 'Radiate' in Orchid


Pantone's 2014 Color of the Year is already being used for eye, lip, and nail products.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: Pads Get Popular for Anti-Aging Products


The user-friendly solution for skin care products is being used by a number of brands in different ways.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: Nails Inc 'Packages' Fashion


Inspired by runway looks each season, the team at Nails Inc is continually coming up with new colors and special-effect nail art kits - with packaging designed to attract attention.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: Luring Nail Consumers with Jewels


These nail brands are making the over-the-top trend for nail polish made with real diamonds and gemstones accessible to the masses.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: An Austrian Crystal Bottle for a 24k Polish


A fancy bottle for a lacquer pigmented by precious minerals.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: Facilities for Cosmetics Production: Packaging Beauty Efficiently


Energy and raw materials are becoming increasingly expensive. At the same time, customers' environmental awareness is growing. Under these conditions, how is it possible to continue to create stylish packaging designs for creams, lipsticks and makeup? New production technologies offer a solution.
By Sascha Rentzing

Online Exclusive: 'Made in the USA' Matters to Shoppers - Including Millennials


Personal care items and cosmetics at the top of the list.
By Jonathan Asher

Lively Labels


A vibrant label commands attention and can look chic whether it's adorning a mass-market lip balm package or a prestige fragrance bottle.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

The Blurred Lines of Beauty and Spirits Packaging


Packaging synergies abound in the cosmetics, fragrance and liquor packaging industries.
By Joanna Cosgrove, Contributing Editor

Nail Consumers Demand Newness


The fickle customer is inspiring fast-paced innovation, and suppliers are busy working with brands to create a slew of different types of polish, bottles, brushes, applicators, kits and nail accessories to keep up with every trend.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

NJPEC Honors the Best in Packaging


The organization's 35th Annual Package of the Year awards gala reveals winners to a sold-out crowd.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Online Exclusive: Using Social Media To Reach Customers, Part 1


Best practices for small/midsize business use of social media.
By Abigail Rubinstein

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Aveda Takes Responsibility for Its U.S. Packaging


Full Circle recycling program offers consumers the opportunity to return used beauty containers.
By Dave Rapaport, Aveda

CEW's Product Demo Celebrates 20th Year


Larger than ever, this year�s Beauty Awards event includes lots of new features and opportunities.
By Andrea Nagel, Executive Editor, CEW Beauty Insider

Look Forward with Anticipation


Shifting trends in the year ahead
By Karen Grant, Vice President, and Global Beauty Industry Analyst, The NPD Group, Inc.

Adapting to Chinese Consumer Preferences


Global and local brands are configuring their products to appeal to Chinese consumers.
By Renee Hartman, China Luxury Advisors

Welcome


The Best in Packaging
By Jamie Matusow, Editor