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Peter Philips, creative and image director for Christian Dior makeup, took a cue from artist Niki de Saint Phalle and Sixties style in creating the beauty look of the show. The focus here was on eyes with “big, fat lashes,” thanks to the built up layers of mascara. No fake lashes were used, “so it doesn’t look too retro,” explained Philips, adding that models’ skin was kept natural for a contemporary take, as well. He applied Lips Sugar Scrub and then Dior Addict Lip Glow on mouths. Other key products used included Diorshow Maximizer 3D, Diorshow Pump ‘N’ Volume and Dior Forever Undercover Foundation. 
— Jennifer Weil

Beauty Features

Naturals Are Up — and Don’t Say ‘Antiaging,’ According to NPD

Natural products now make up the biggest category in skin care.

clock May 8, 2018Allison Collins

Millennials are still spending on apparel, but growth has slowed to just 4 percent last year.

Financial

NPD Study: Growth Slowing in Lead Category Drivers

Millennials, ath-leisure and e-commerce continue to drive apparel sales, but growth has slowed.

clock February 21, 2018Vicki M. Young

Models once walked the runway in uniform beauty looks,
but in recent seasons, backstage makeup artists and hairstylists have stepped away from the tools, products and highfalutin creative inspiration — letting each individual stay true to her own features and style.

Beauty Features

Skin Care Outshines Makeup for 2017, According to NPD

Skin care grew 9 percent for 2017, while makeup grew 6 percent.

clock January 31, 2018Allison Collins

Target's newest exclusive is Good Chemistry.

Fragrance

In the Bull’s Eye: Target Plans to Make More Dollars With Scents

Mass-market fragrance sales haven’t enjoyed the uptick registered in specialty doors. Target hopes it has the right recipe to turn the spigot back on.

clock January 18, 2018Faye Brookman

Moonlit Skincare

Beauty Features

The Night Shift: Nighttime Skin Care Expands Beyond Antiaging

As consumers embrace a multifaceted approach to wellness and beauty, sales of sleep-oriented products are soaring.

clock January 9, 2018Faye Brookman

Marshal Cohen, NPD

Accessory Trends

NPD’s Marshal Cohen Urges Accessories Firms to Break From Tradition

The industry expert advocates products that are multifunctional.

clock November 15, 2017David Moin

CVS beauty products

Skin Care

Complexion Category — Skin Care and Makeup Included — Posts Sales Gains

Skin care and foundations are growing in prestige beauty, while concealers are posting gains in the mass market.

clock November 9, 2017Allison Collins

Bonobos manager Stephen Lusardi arranges clothing at the brand's Guideshop, in New York's Financial District. More shoppers are looking to social media or curated selections for fashion inspiration. That adds to the woes of mall-based stores, as people are already buying fewer clothes, spending online or at discounters when they do, and demanding more personal and convenient ways to buyShopping for Clothes, New York, USA - 20 Mar 2017

Retail

Enjoying the Store: Retailers Have to Reinvent at Home

Half of consumers enjoy shopping for fashion in stores “always” or “most of the time,” but that doesn’t mean retailers can stand still.

clock September 18, 2017Evan Clark

Moon Juice Full Moon box

Beauty Features

What to Watch in Beauty: Wellness Gets Better and Better

The desire for better-for-you products continues to gain momentum.

clock August 25, 2017Ellen Thomas

Beauty Features

Prestige Skin Care Outpaces Growth in Makeup for Q2

Driven by upticks in facial moisturizer, cleanser and mask sales, prestige skin care was up 6 percent in the second quarter, according to NPD.

clock July 25, 2017Allison Collins

Sephora's full Hello FAB assortment.

Skin Care

Sephora Adds to Hello FAB Collection

Hello FAB is hitting the mark with women who like product blurring the lines between skin care and cosmetics.

clock July 18, 2017Faye Brookman

Coach Eau de Parfum

Beauty Features

Beauty Gains Another Billion

Makeup continues to lead prestige beauty sales, according to NPD’s Karen Grant.

clock January 31, 2017Allison Collins

Tom Ford Private Blend fragrance

Fragrance

Fragrance Wardrobing Seen as Opportunity to Connect With Millennials

Presenting fragrances to match moods may tap into a consumer that values experiences over products, said NPD analyst Kissura Craft.

clock January 18, 2017Allison Collins

This season's best bets: Chanel No. 5 L’Eau.

Beauty Features

Makeup Sales Expected to Rise Again in 2017

The category may have outpaced fragrance during the holiday period, according to NPD.

clock January 3, 2017Allison Collins

Retail

Holiday Shopping Pause Deepens in 2016

In-store and online sales shortfall increased in the home stretch of the shopping season.

clock December 21, 2016Sharon Edelson

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