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


Corporate Milestones

Just Out


Fast Track

Center Stage

Beauty Buzz


Cosmoprof NA Highlights the Beauty of Discovery


Pratt-LuxePack Gala Honors Shiseido

Design Center

June 2012