beauty products

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?

Generic Beauty Buys

Everyone knows that generic products are cheaper than brand-name items, but does the same rule apply when it comes to beauty products? Find out here.

Why Avon Will Never Be Great Again

Investors are starting to realize that when it's Avon calling, they probably shouldn't answer. The cosmetics company is unlikely to escape its steady decline, despite the unblushing optimism of Wall Street analysts.

Frugal Americans to Take a DIY Approach in 2012

Americans plan to apply a new DIY-attitude across the board this year -- to their vacations, staying in shape and even beauty maintenance. It's all part of the trend of trying to scale back and save more money.

Savings Experiment: Making Your Makeup Multitask

If you feel like your daily makeup routine costs too much, you're not the only one. The average American woman spends about $100 a month on cosmetics and beauty products. So how do you maintain your daily look without dipping into your retirement fund? Consider finding products that can do double duty.

Estee Lauder Raises Price of Beauty in China

As commodity prices continue to rise, Estee Lauder is hiking prices for its cosmetics in China. The move comes after competitor L'Oreal already raised its prices. But the increases are unlikely to make much difference to Chinese consumers or to Estee Lauder's cash flow.

Bills Before Beauty: Revlon Gets a Debt Makeover

Revlon's stock has been choppy lately, swinging 10% to 20% in either direction on small news items. But the cosmetics and beauty care products company has gotten its feet back under itself financially, and in Trefis' view, it's undervalued by the market. Here's why:

Coty in Talks to Purchase OPI for $1 Billion

Fragrance company Coty Inc. is in talks to buy nail-polish maker OPI Products for about $1 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported. A deal could be announced as soon as today, The Wall Street Journal reported without naming its sources.

Coty to Purchase Philosophy for $1 Billion

Perfume maker Coty Inc agreed to buy Philosophy Inc., a maker of personal care products, for about $1 billion. Philosophy is currently owned by private equity company Carlyle Group, Reuters said.

Avon Rises in German Trading on Reports of L'Oreal Bid

Avon Products Inc. (AVP) gained in trading on the Germany stock market after British newspaper The Daily Mail said L%u2019Oreal SA (LRLCY) may bid for the company. Avon%u2019s German-traded shares advanced 6.2% from the Oct. 11 closing price in New York to $35.22 at 12:59pm in Frankfurt, Bloomberg News said.

Greenhouse Spa Up for Sale as Women Shun Luxury Pampering

The Greenhouse Spa in the Dallas area is up for sale, a sign that luxury spas are struggling with a weak economy and competition from day spas. The spa, which counts Cindy Crawford and Grace Kelly among its former clients, charges $4,500 to $5,000 for a weeklong stay, The Wall Street Journal said.

Unilever to Buy Alberto Culver for $3.7 Billion

Unilever (UL) agreed to buy beauty care company Alberto Culver Company for $3.7 billion in cash. The deal will make Unilever the world%u2019s leading company in hair conditioning, the second largest in shampoo and the third largest in hair styling, Unilever said in a statement. Alberto Culver had sales of about $1.6 billion for the 12 months ending June 30.

Best drugstore beauty products

Make-up from the drugstore sure does save you a bundle -- but are the products any good? I got the inside scoop from professional makeup artists...

Target Stores to Undergo Major Facelift

Your local Target store could look pretty different by April, when the first stores get their makeovers in a $1 billion remodeling program. Expect changes in the beauty, home, electronics and shoe departments. Fashion from Jean Paul Gaultier and cookware from Giada de Laurentiis are on tap.