In an effort to enter new markets, Japanese cosmetics giant Shiseido will purchase Bare Escentuals for $1.7 billion.
The deal is mutually beneficial to both parties. Shiseido gets to revamp its image in North America and BE gets to enter the Japan market with the backing of a company with much greater resources.
According to the parties involved, BE will continue to operate as a separate division of Shiseido under the continued guidance of popular CEO Leslie Blodgett.
Read the details at Reuters
Looking for inexpensive yet funky gifts for the holidays?
Check out elf, also known as eyes lips face.
Elf has several cosmetic lines including mineral makeup, a studio line, and its regular inexpensive collection.
Many of its products are only $1.00. You can build kits by selecting a cosmetic bag and filling it with your favorite colors, or choose from brushes, bags, and a bath & body line. I like the nail kits.
You can’t afford to not try it.
For a subtle eye look with a little extra pretty mixed in, try:
Bobbi Brown Shimmering Nudes Limited Edition Palette – $50.00
This season’s makeup must have, featured in Bobbi’s new Shimmering Nudes Look. The Shimmering Nudes Palette offers nude shadows that flatter all complexions – a combination of high-shimmer Metallic and soft, pearlized Shimmer Wash Eye Shadows – and Espresso Eye Shadow to line eyes and add drama. Includes a dual-ended Eye Shadow/ Eye Liner Brush for professional application.
Available at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Cargo has a simple kit with everything you need to create the smoky eye look.
The set includes:
- SmokyEye™ Eye Liner Duo in Budapest (steel grey)
- SmokyEye™ Brush
- SupersEyes™ Mascara in Black
- step-by step instruction booklet
- all packaged in a reusable tin
It’s a limited edition, so get it while you can.
Available at sephora for $39.