November / December 2002



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Coming Out of the Cabinet...and Onto the Vanity


Attention-getting packaging is now more important for hair and skin care
By Ellen Wuagneux

Directory of Designers 2002


Welcome to the seventh annual directory of fragrance, cosmetic and personal care package designers. The information found here was supplied directly by the design firms.

Repackaging Retail


Is it all gloom and doom in department stores? Is anything going well? How will the sector find the ‘way forward?’
By Stephan P. Kanlian

Dual Dispensing Packages


By Victor Suben, P. E.

HBA Global Expo



Luxe Pack 2002 Review



The Not-So-Simple Tube


Tube manufacturers develop enhancements—decorating to dispensing
By Janet Herlihy

Outsourcing in the Beauty Business


Contract manufacturing and contract packaging exert growing influence
By Janet Herlihy

New Packaging


Sephora Chooses Bottles Molded of Eastar Copolyester

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September / October 2002



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Luxe Looks Build Brands


Today’s prestige packaging is clean, often clear and simply elegant
By Carol Schuler Derrico

A ‘Lip-Glossy’ Recovery In the Forecast for 2002



Attaining Zero Defects In Component Quality


Cooperation and communication between customer and supplier can result in a win-win situation for both of them.
By Victor Suben, P. E.

Francesca Guerrera Makeup Debuts


New cosmetics line combines Italian design heritage and American know-how for a highly styled, highly functional collection.
By Janet Herlihy, Editor

Aura Science Has Halo of Success


This specialty store concept—a jv from Shiseido and Limited Brands— has it all.
By Janet Herlihy, Editor

HBA Global Expo 2002


The 10th annual showing promises to fascinate and inform with more exhibitors, awards events and seminars.

New Material Offers Diverse Rewards



Boxes and Bows and Cartons, Oh My!


In the beauty business, secondary packaging has primary importance
By Janet Herlihy

Color Cosmetic Packaging Does It All


Aesthetics, function and enhanced engineering are essentials in packaging for cosmetics for lips,
By Janet Herlihy

New Packaging


Techpack Team Creates Enhance for Marks & Spencer

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July / August 2002



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HBA Global Expo 2002: Bigger and Better


This year’s edition offers more exhibitors, more seminars, more awards
By Veronica MacDonald

Tony&Tina - Good Vibrations


Can a New Age/holistic cosmetics line find happiness as part of an international corporation?
By Janet Herlihy, Editor

Lift Off for Rocket City Cosmetics


Compact sizes and fun styling combine in packaging that fuels ‘less is more’ line.
By Janet Herlihy, Editor

Top Ten Tips for Thrifty Package Design


Get Great Results on Budgets Gone Bust
By Nancy Slaymaker

Curtis Packaging Shares its Secret


Specialty packaging manufacturer offers custom luxe looks and uncommon services.
By Janet Herlihy, Editor

Luxe Pack 2002: Larger Space, More Exhibitors



Scent-sational Home Fragrance


Marketers expand offerings for smell-good homes
By Carol Schuler Derrico

Shopping Made Simple?


Mass marketers of color cosmetics seek ways to make their products easier to buy and sell for consumers and retailers
By Ellen Wuagneux

New Packaging


Truth Calvin Klein Men Chooses Risdon-AMS for Cap

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May / June 2002



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Innovative Sampling Strategies


Good things come in small packages
By Janet Herlihy

Discover Bora Bora Products/Packaging


Liz Claiborne Cosmetics launches a romantic getaway in a bottle.

Packaging Is Serious Business



Do It Right the First Time


Airtight cosmetic packaging poses unique challenges.
By Victor Suben, P. E.

Sister Companies Get the Packaging Job Done Right


By Janet Herlihy, Editor

Cameo Metal: Ready, Set, Grow



SUPPLIER REVIEW OF COLOR COSMETICS COMPONENTS


Cosmetic component suppliers are busy developing new products: near right, a duo-pack from Arrowpack; far right, compacts chosen by Avon from Toly.

The 30th Annual FiFi Awards



Eastman Chemical Goes for the Plastic


By Veronica MacDonald

Classy Mass Fragrances


Products, packaging and presentation step up in mass venues
By Carol Schuler Derrico

The Merits of Metal


Aluminum and tinplate bring fashion and function to packaging
By Janet Herlihy

New Packaging


Glenroe Makes Waves With Clariant’s Splash

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April 2002



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Injection Molding 101


Manufacturing caps and components can be complicated
By Janet Herlihy

New Look For BabySpa


Redesign enhances the best of original packaging.

Do It Right the First Time


Finding the cause of failing hinges and cracked makeup jars.
By Victor Suben, P. E.

Becca: The New Brand in Town


An upscale designer line puts the accent on a sensual, natural look.

EastPack Opens in New York


Broad-based packaging exhibit to stage first event at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Mass Market Magic


Marketers launch products that offer color in soft, shimmery shades.
By Ellen Wuagneux Contributing Editor

Cosmoprof 2002: The World’s Beauty Market



Prestige Fragrance Fights Flat Sales


Packaging design can make all the difference
By Janet Herlihy

Clear As Day


Transparent looks increase in color cosmetic packaging
By Ellen Wuagneux

New Packaging


Airspray’s Symbio Dispenser Keeping Good Company

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February 2002



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Packaging for Kids, Tweens & Teens


The youth markets are categories rich with potential for cosmetic and personal care marketers
By Janet Herlihy

Form Follows Function


Packaging for Alticor brands tell the story.
By Janet Herlihy Editor

What’s Next?


Starting from a base as a designer and manufacturer, this entrepreneur is continuing to reach for new goals.
By Janet Herlihy Editor

Mary Kay Launches MK Signature



Classy Glass


Advanced decorative techniques make high-end looks more affordable.

Avon’s beComing: A Development Odyssey


By Janet Herlihy Editor

Do It Right the First Time


Penny-wise and pound-foolish has special meaning when choosing appropriate packaging for cosmetic and personal care products.
By Victor Suben, P. E.

Get Ready for Cosmoprof


If it’s in the beauty or personal care business, it will be in Bologna, March 8-11.

What’s a Label to Do?


With today’s advances, everything from simple communication to decoration to compliance and security–that’s what
By Janet Herlihy

Estée Lauder


The Estée Lauder Companies have found the secret to longevity
By Janet Herlihy

New Packaging


SeaquistPerfect Dispensing For Simply Organic Hair Care

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January 2002



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Bath and Body Products


soothing category offers comfort to frazzled consumers
By Janet Herlihy

Risdon’s Designing Dreams


The design competition for employees’ kids brings families and talents together.
By Janet Herlihy Editor

W.S. Badger: Good Stuff


The old-fashioned approach still works for this all-natural line of skin care balms.
By Janet Herlihy, Editor

ICMAD Honors Students



Luxe Pack 2001: All Roads Meet in Monaco


Everything a marketer could need, and more, to package an upscale product was at the Grimaldi Forum. Despite some decline in attendance, overall mood was optimistic.
By Janet Herlihy, Editor

Now You See It, Now You Don’t



Decadence Dares To be Different


By Veronica MacDonald

Tubes Go High Tech


innovative tubes match sophisticated contents
By Janet Herlihy

Mass Fragrance Struggles


packaging seeks to mimic prestige looks
By Janet Herlihy

New Packaging


Estée Lauder's Bejeweled Artichoke for the Holidays

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