Features:



Starting the Color Cosmetics Conversation


With billions of color cosmetics packages sold annually, suppliers are helping brands capture market share with innovative packaging that gets customers talking—and sales registers ringing.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor


HBA 2012 IPDA Finalists Announced


Winners will be revealed at HBA Global on June 19.


HBA Global’s 20th Anniversary Highlights


An at-a-glance look at this year’s special features


Tubes Tide


Despite its longevity as a packaging solution, tube technology continues to flow.
By Leah Genuario, Contributing Editor


Cosmetic Applicators Add Flair, Function and Value


The synergistic coupling of formulation, applicator and delivery system is crucial for product success.
By Lisa Samalonis, Associate Editor


Online Exclusives



Boutique Beauty


As more boutique retreats appear and competition increases, the beauty offer may well be one of the deciding factors for the consumer
By Sophie Maxwell, Insight Director, Pearlfisher


Versatility Favors Plastic Tubes in European Beauty & Personal Care


By Karine Dussimon, Senior Analyst – Packaging at Euromonitor International


Casa Rex: Putting the Designs on Russian Personal Care


Unilever appeals to Russia’s consumers with upgraded ingredients and packaging.
By Gustavo Piqueira, Casa Rex


New Trends in Personal Care Boost Market Growth


Here’s what categories led in 2011 and what we can expect in the years ahead.
By Nancy Mills, consumer practice industry manager, Kline & Co.


What’s Next in Japan’s Beauty Market


Spotlight on Japan reveals emerging trends in beauty and personal care
By Katie Kuhn, Anthem Worldwide


Organic Body Care That Meets Packaging and Pricing Criteria


The certified organic personal care line employs an artistic package design, sustainable componentry, and an affordable price point.
By Lisa Samalonis, Associate Editor


FiFi Award Winners Are...


Twenty-seven crystal FiFiawards were awarded to outstanding fragrances.


Premium Nail Care Brand Differentiation


The product package redesign helped Cutex nails elevate its style and stand apart in a sea of lookalikes.
By Lisa Samalonis, Associate Editor


Fragrance in Motion


A new personal and laundry care fragrance product line allows consumers to customize their scents.
By Lisa Samalonis, Associate Editor


Departments:



Corporate Milestones



Just Out



Exposure



Fast Track



Center Stage



Beauty Buzz



Editorial



Cosmoprof NA Highlights the Beauty of Discovery



EuroStyle



Pratt-LuxePack Gala Honors Shiseido



Design Center




June 2012