In her apartment in a tough Rio de Janeiro suburb, Geni Monteiro Coimbra pauses as she ponders a teasing dilemma -- the tutti-frutti or the strawberry lipstick? After a quick consultation with her local Avon lady, strawberry wins the day.
Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc posted better-than-expected quarterly results, boosted by higher traffic, and forecast third-quarter results in line with market estimates, sending shares up 4 percent in trading after the bell.
L'Oreal shares jumped after the world's biggest beauty products group posted forecast-beating first-half profits and said it believed the worst of retailers' order trimming of luxury products was over.
The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA), the supervisory authority for advertising and marketing in the UK, has deemed a magazine advert for Nivea anti-ageing cream to be misleading and has banned its diffusion in its current format.