CARULLO’S FOCUS: Anne Carullo has been named senior vice president of global innovation for the Estée Lauder brand. <br><br>In her new role, Carullo will be responsible for all global product development, and will provide leadership and...

CARULLO’S FOCUS: Anne Carullo has been named senior vice president of global innovation for the Estée Lauder brand.

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In her new role, Carullo will be responsible for all global product development, and will provide leadership and guidance to Estée Lauder’s global product council team, a think tank of ideas and concepts from around the world. Carullo will report to Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, group president, The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. “As part of my senior team, Anne is a key partner to our marketing, creative and communication teams as we continue to craft a fully integrated, compelling message for the brand,” said Bousquet-Chavanne.

Carullo joined the company in 1992 and has held senior positions in both corporate and brand-specific product development areas. From 1997 to 2001, Carullo led Prescriptives marketing and global product development efforts. Most recently, she worked with The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.’s Corporate Innovation group.

MATRIX PROMOTION: Francesca Raminella has been named vice president and general manager for Matrix USA. Beginning Oct.1, Raminella will assume domestic responsibility for the brand and will report directly to David Craggs, president of L’Oréal USA’s Professional Products division. Raminella was formerly a vice president for Revlon’s global marketing division and in the past has also worked for Procter & Gamble and Sara Lee.

SAFFERT TO CVS: Sherry Saffert, formerly merchandise manager of cosmetics, fragrance and bath at Kmart, has joined CVS as category manager, cosmetics.

ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP: Organizers of the World Summit On Sustainable Development (WSSD), which runs through next week, are urging politicians and industry to adapt and enforce a sustainable development model to reduce global poverty while protecting the environment. Aveda is aiming to do its part by educating consumers: the brand is broadcasting the summit proceedings from Johannesburg, South Africa, via its Web site, aveda.com, and Aveda herbalist and environmental watchdog David Hircock will spend three days distilling the core issues to help Aveda’s Web consumers better understand how their contributions can help make a difference. He will also offer tips to encourage individual activism and change.

“By doing simple, everyday things like purchasing organic food products, using one less gallon of gasoline per week, replacing existing lightbulbs with energy efficient compact fluorescents and recycling, people can reduce their individual carbon dioxide emissions, which contribute to global warming, the leading threat to biodiversity,” says Hircock. “It’s a lot easier than people think to take responsible action in preserving the health of the planet and its people.”

DREAM BALL SOUL: Ashanti, the young singer recently named Aretha Franklin Entertainer of the Year at the Soul Train Lady Soul Awards, will perform at the 18th Annual Cosmetic Industry’s Dream Ball. The annual fund-raiser,which benefits the American Cancer Society, will be held Sept. 17 at the Waldorf Astoria. Ashanti will appear through a special arrangement with YM magazine. YM’s publisher, Laura McEwen is event chairperson. Joseph M. Horowitz, president and chief executive of Groupe Clarins USA and Carlotta Jacobson, president of Cosmetic Executive Women, will be honored for their contributions to the beauty industry.

MIX IT UP: Giella Custom Blend, a line of cosmetics mixed right at counter, made its exclusive debut at Henri Bendel on Aug. 25. The line has been featured in the windows for the week and Giella herself has been on hand to demonstrate her expertise. Executives are looking to beat the initial plan for the line by double digits. Giella uses the Color Perfect Analysis System to determine the depth, cast and intensity of color appropriate for each client based on their hair, skin and eyes. Then the makeup is mixed right on the spot. Prices range from $12 for a stackable eye shadow to $50 for tinted moisturizers. Products in the collection include cake liner, bronzing powder and lip gloss—which sold out this week.

STAR POWER: Stila’s launch party at Sephora’s Hollywood and Highland store this month drew more than just stargazers — it also drew spenders. Co-sponsored by Vogue, the party drew more than 800 people in less than two hours — who helped rocket the brand’s new fragrance duo, Bouquet du Jour, to the top of Sephora’s sales charts. Creme Bouquet captured the number one slot, while Jade Blossom was number two.

HIT PARADE: Call it Linda Cantello’s version of chart-toppers. Cantello has just released two “best-of” lip palettes, Singles on Lip Hits Neutral and Singles on Lip Hits Deep. Each features four of Cantello’s sheer Slick shades, four creamy-textured Suede shades and a nude gloss with a mini-brush. Each retails for $18. They are available at Bergdorf Goodman, select Neiman Marcus stores, neimanmarcus.com and selected specialty stores.