CHARM GETS A MAKEOVER
•This month, get ready
for a brand new look
from Wella Color Charm,
as the permanent gel and
gets revamped to match
its modernized liquid
color collection. With
a spectrum of shades
available in liquid, gel,
or crème, Wella Color
Charm unleashes artistic creativity, according
to the company. The
Wella Color Charm Permanent Gel line includes 47 intermixable
shades featuring Gelfuse technology. To ensure the entire collection matches the liquid palette, 21 shades were reformulated. The
formula’s thicker texture compared to liquid is ideal for bowl and
brush application for more precise placement, said the company.
Meanwhile, Wella Color Charm’s Demi-Permanent crème formula with Cremefuse technology is the ideal product to glaze,
tone, enrich, blend, or pre-pigment. It is mixed with the Wella
Color Charm Activating Lotion, now also in upgraded packaging.
Prices start at $3.49.
More info: www.colorcharm.com
Wella recently expanded its
hair color offerings.
Molton Brown Celebrates 40th Anniversary
With Patchouli & Saffron Collection
•In celebration of Molton Brown’s big milestone, this Spring
the brand will introduce the 40th Anniversary Patchouli & Saffron
Collection. The commemorative collection pays homage to the decade the brand was first introduced and features exotic ingredients.
The 40th Anniversary Patchouli & Saffron Collection is
comprised of a Patchouli & Saffron body wash ($30), body lotion ($42), candle ($49) and gift bag ($86) and is available this
month at Neiman Marcus and Molton Brown stores and on
Commemorative range of body care and home fragrance.
Amika and Dashing Diva Partner on Spring Kits
•Known for using cutting-
edge technology infused
with a fashion-forward edge,
Amika has partnered with
Dashing Diva Professional
to produce two salon-exclu-sive sets—the Amika Beauty
Junkie Kit and Golden Disc-o-pade Styler + Nail Appliqué
Set. Inspired by the striking mod prints sauntering
down the runways, the glamorous Golden Disc-o-pade Styler + Nail
Appliqué Set ($140) includes Amika’s Digital Titanium Styler and a set
of the Dashing Diva Professional DesignFX nail appliqués.
This collaboration has also spawned the Amika Beauty Junkie
Kit ($39.95). Packaged in a chic, travel-ready nylon cosmetic bag are
five key products from Amika’s line of Obliphica hair care—the 3.4oz
Color pHerfection Shampoo, 1oz Perk Up Dry Shampoo, 2oz Blow Up
Volumizing Spray, 2oz Nourishing Hair Mask, .34oz Oil Treatment—
and a set of the Dashing Diva Professional DesignFX nail appliqués.
The Golden Disc-o-pade print, along with Amika’s signature
Obliphica print, will be offered as part of the DesignFX Spring/
Summer 2013 collection.
More info: www.loveamika.com, www.dashingdivapro.com
Punchy packaging and a variety of personal care products complete this set.
Dr. Le Winn by Kinerase Creates BB Cream
•One of the newest BB creams to hit the shelves at Walmart
and Walgreens is Instant Perfecting SPF 15 ($15-$19) from Dr.
Le Winn by Kinerase. According to the company, this all-in-one
balm instantly creates a luminous glow upon contact while providing a light tint with a sheer but flawless finish.
Key ingredients include the natural active hordeum vulgare
seed extract; 3D Hydra APS, which are natural phospholipids;
Lumisphere for skin brightening; and maracuja oil.
More info: http://drlewinnbykinerase.com/
New Candles from Bath
& Body Works
•Bath & Body Works has
bumped up its home fragrance inventory with a variety of new candles for the season. Recent rollouts
include strawberry, melon, pear,
lemon mint leaf and peach.
Pear is just one of many new
candles from B&BW.