A merger between cosmetics company Colorescience and skincare
company SkinMedica, Inc. may lead to new make-up products in the future,
both parties say.
On Jan. 9, SkinMedica—which specializes
in skincare products sold primarily to dermatologists and plastic
surgeons—announced that it had acquired mineral make-up company
Colorescience, which is branded for use in color correction, sun
protection and post-cosmetic-procedure coverage. Colorescience was
founded by Diane Ranger, who also founded Bare Escentuals.
been looking at mineral make-up to add to our line for some time now,"
explained Mary Fisher (left), CEO of SkinMedica. "Physicians offer
mineral make-up for post-procedure, but also as camouflage for
hyperpigmentation and inflammation."
Josie Juncal (bottom
right), who has been involved in product development at SkinMedica, will
lead the new Colorescience subsidiary as vice president of new
commercial operations. She sees the merger as a growth opportunity for
the cosmetics brand.
"There are definitely many
opportunities I've seen to add safe colors and concealers; it's
opportunity to expand the line," she said.
And she values the input from working professionals as part of that.
artists are key drivers to the Colorscience business," she said. "We do
a lot of gifting to make-up artists, which is how many get the product.
We know if they're using it and loving it, that's a great way to get
the word out.
The new company, based in Southern California,
will be known as Colorscience, a division of SkinMedica. Financial
terms of the transaction were not disclosed. For details, go to www.colorescience.com or www.skinmedica.com.
London-based make-up artist Angela Holthuis and photographer Izabela Habur set a challenge for themselves: Habur
asked Holthuis, a fashion pro, to create “a small story with bold looks
within a small time frame, to test out how far we [could] push
ourselves creatively,” Holthuis said.
Make-Up Artist magazine is now accepting student competition
applications for the 2009 Los Angeles International Make-Up Artist
Trade Show. The themes for this year are Gothic and X-Men Mutants. The competition is open to students of a recognized make-up school and
to those who graduated 12 months prior to the competition. Make-Up Artist will only accept competition entries postmarked by May 22, 2009.
If you like Prescriptives products, you’d better stock up while you
can: On Sept. 17, Estée Lauder Companies announced it will stop
production and global wholesale distribution of the brand by Jan. 31,
2010. The brand will still be sold online at www.prescriptives.com
while inventory lasts.