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This story first appeared in the March 8, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
PINK IS THE NEW PINK:
From Tom Ford to Givenchy, pink is being embraced by a bevy of brands. And no wonder: Of the top 125 best-selling new lip-color shades in 2012, 24 percent were pink, according to The NPD Group, while in the nail category, 18 percent of the best-selling colors were a rosy hue.
C IS THE NEW B:
Standing for Color Correct, CC Creams are the latest Asian phenomena to hit beauty shelves. From Korean skin-care leader Amore Pacific comes a cushion compact, while Nip + Fab has fashioned a CC cream for eyes and Smashbox is targeting dark spots. Look for Clinique’s blockbuster version in April.
AVON ANEW CLINICAL ABSOLUTE EVEN MULTI-TONE SKIN CORRECTOR
Infused with two complementary forms of vitamin C, this targets spots, brown patches, uneven skin tone, freckles and sallow skin. $39.99
GUERLAIN SUPER AQUA-SERUM LIGHT INTENSE HYDRATION WRINKLE PLUMPER
Riding the trend for lighter textures, Guerlain updates its star moisturizer with a serum-based formula. $165
MAC MINERALIZE RICH LIPSTICK
This 12-shade emollient- packed lipstick contains mineral-rich yeast extract, cholesterol, murumuru seed butter and squalane to nourish and prevent water loss in lips. $22
DIOR TWIN SET EYESHADOW
With a creamy stick on one end and an iridescent shadow on the other, these eye shadow duos blend and highlight for a variety of looks. Available in three shades. $30
SONIA KASHUK ULTRA LUXE LIP GLOSS
A blend of glycerin, fatty acids and papaya fruit extract increases elasticity while leaving lips with a glossy finish. Available in eight shades. $8.99
SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE COLOR GRID SHADOW BLOCK, COLOR SCULPTING KABUKI BRUSH
Sephora and Pantone’s newest collaboration celebrates all things emerald. $26, $22
JOUER CRÈME EYESHADOW CRAYON
With moisturizing vitamin E and alaria esculenta extract to fill in fine lines, these eye shadows are a makeup–skin care hybrid. Available in five shades. $20
NARS SATIN LIP PENCIL
Leaving a satin finish, this richly pigmented, 13-shade lip crayon combines the application of a lipstick with the convenience of a pencil. $25
KÉRASTASE INITIALISTE ADVANCED SCALP AND HAIR CONCENTRATE
This features SP94, a molecule that contains elements of natural hair fiber, to maximize the length and strengthen hair as it grows. $60
KLORANE LEAVE-IN SPRAY WITH CITRUS PULP DETANGLING AND LIGHTNESS
Amino acids, vitamins and citron fruit extract help hair fight oxidative stress and neutralize the dulling effect of calcium. $14
OJON RARE BLEND DEEP CONDITIONER INTENSIVE RESTORATIVE TREATMENT
Blended with three naturally derived butters and seven oils, this dual- phase deep conditioner repairs and fortifies hair and leaves it feeling soft and hydrated. $29
BUMBLE AND BUMBLE BB THICKENING CREME CONTOUR
This lightweight, pliable cream contains sweet almond seedcake extract to create structure and definition in the hair. $27