Qosmedix Adds New Palettes and Sponges

Qosmedix has expanded its product offering of professional tools and disposable applicators for applying cosmetics in a hygienic manner. Create the perfect blend of colors during makeovers using the new artist mixing palettes, available in white (Part No. 503297) or black (Part No. 503298). The durable polystyrene surface offers a sanitary working area for mixing liquid or cream foundations, lipsticks and eye shadows, while the convenient thumbhole provides a comfortable grip. The palettes can be used in conjunction with Qosmedix exclusive black latex-free polyurethane foam sponges. Choose from Loose Triangular Wedges (Part No. 20146) sold in bags of 100 pieces or an individually wrapped Wedge Block (Part No. 20145) with 24 detachable pieces. These makeup sponges are ideal for personal makeup artist kits, but can also be used for testing purposes at beauty counters or sold in a retail setting.

More info: www.qosmedix.com

Rexam Provides XD-11 Pump, Insert and Mini for Nuxe

Rexam’s XD11 fine mist pump with Maximist insert was chosen to power Prodigieux, the first fragrance from Nuxe. The product launched along with Rexam’s Sofistic’s 1.5ml mini sampler program. Thus, Nuxe selected Rexam to execute the strategy of pairing a retail fragrance launch with a supporting mini-product. The Sofistic’s sampler allows brand owners to simultaneously excite product loyalists and attract new customers, according to Samira Chmiti, product manager-fragrance, Rexam Personal Care. She added: “This is the type of complex international launch that requires one-stop sourcing, manufacturing expertise and comprehensive field support. Seamless worldwide integration of marketing, production and technical support is critical.”

Distribution of Nuxe’s inaugural retail fragrance (50ml) and sampler just began in Europe, and the international rollout is underway.
More info: www.rexam.com

Alba Creates Compact with New Opening System

In the mass market, allowing consumers to choose their blush shade is essential. However, the need for a clear cover means that there is not enough space for including a mirror and an applicator in the compact. Thus, Albéa has created Reveal, which the company says is the first all-in-one compact that allows consumers to pick out the shade of their choice thanks to a wide clear cover through which the formula can be seen; use a sizable brush with natural or synthetic bristles that fits perfectly beside the portion cup; and use a large mirror in a size adapted for optimal blush application. The secret is a patented concept that makes opening the compact fluid and natural for consumers. It is also easy and convenient to grip with its wide opening angle. Albéa offers many options for decorating and customizing this compact, and is able to adapt the concept for use with eye and complexion makeup to create a complementary range. The concept may be of special interest to luxury brands.

More info: www.albea-group.com

HCT and Sephora Bring Tokidoki to London

Celebrate the city of London with the tokidoki Love from London Palette. Created exclusively for Sephora, the playful kit features the lovable tokidoki characters competing in various sporting activities throughout the British capital.

Sephora partnered with HCT CA to create a unique card palette presented in the shape of London’s iconic public telephone kiosk. Pop open the magnetic door to reveal eight versatile eye shadows and a blush. With shades named after famous London streets such as the King’s Road, this palette celebrates London in colorful style.

Nick Gardner, executive VP HCT CA comments: “The tokidoki Love from London Palette is a fantastic celebration of all things British. Featuring the colorful illustrations of Simone Legno in many of the city’s famous landmarks, the kit also comes complete with a tokidoki Queen’s Guard charm, making this London palette highly collectable.”

More info: www.hctpackaging.com

SeaCliff Beauty Produces Luxe Lipgloss Package for Naked Princess

SeaCliff Beauty Packaging & Laboratories has produced a beautiful lipgloss component for Naked Princess, the new Beverly Hills-based lifestyle brand. The simple design for the brand’s Naked Shine lipgloss is clasped in a clear component to showcase the eight shades of nude colors. Naked Princess wanted a lipgloss component that would capture a world of luxury, enchantment and romance. Instead of embellishing the component with elaborate decoration, SeaCliff Beauty provided a component with intrinsic details that would capture the luxury feel Naked Princess requested. The cap was sprayed with a custom pearl white color to keep consistency with other Naked Princess products while the body of the component, made of PMMA material, was silk-screened in white with the company’s name. For a smooth and precise product application, a doe foot was chosen for the lipgloss applicator. SeaCliff Beauty can customize this 5ml component in a custom color and it can be silk screened on the bottle or cap. The applicator can also be switched out to a lip or mascara brush to provide other product options for this component.

More info: www.seacliffbeauty.com

Glenroy, Inc. Introduces Technology for Foil-Based Flexible Packaging

Glenroy, Inc., a custom converter and printer of flexible packaging, has introduced HPC, a high-performance tie layer technology for foil-based flexible packaging. Developed using customer feedback, HPC (High Performance Component) is engineered to meet cost objectives without sacrificing performance.  HPC flexible packaging structures feature impressive chemical resistance; high-performance oxygen and moisture barrier properties; superior machinability and roll conformity; and economical pricing. According to Glenroy, test results have shown HPC flexible packaging structures frequently outperform other foil-based flexible packaging structures. Manufactured with state-of-the-art extrusion lamination equipment, HPC is available as a component within Glenroy’s line of foil-based flexible packaging laminations. HPC flexible packaging laminations are also available within Glenroy’s line of ExpressWeb surface printable packaging films, which are stocked and ready to ship within two to three business days.
 More info: www.glenroy.com

Easy-to-Use Nail Polish Pens

Create perfect French manicure nail tips or fabulous customized nail art design with Topline’s innovative, easy-to-use nail polish pen collection. Topline makes applying French manicures or custom nail art easier, quicker and more precise than ever before with exclusively designed, ultrafine applicators. The French Manicure Pens come with an “express” manicure tip applicator, or doubled-ended with a base/topcoat brush, for guaranteed, streak-free color and perfect results. The Nail Art Pen creates flawless designs with amazing flexibility.

 More info: www.topline-usa.com