Clinique

Beauty Is in the Eye of the Shareholder

Revlon, Estee Lauder and Ulta all have their good sides -- and each sports a flaw or two. But which beauty company is the prettiest of all for investors?

Mass Retailers Take a Shine to the Makeup Biz

The beauty business is undergoing a makeover at some of the nation's biggest retailers, as pharmacies and department stores go after shoppers in new and unconventional ways. Sears, CVS, Duane Reade and their cohorts are courting a business that has rebounded well from the recession despite the country's economic malaise.